Safe Hiking

Before you go hiking, make sure you are prepared – pack the right equipment, check your map carefully and adapt your route to suit your ability.

Safe Hiking

Safe Hiking

Before you go hiking, make sure you are prepared – pack the right equipment, check your map carefully and adapt your route to suit your ability.

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Prepare for a safe hiking experience

There are countless hiking trails in the High Coast region – ranging from well-known hikes to forgotten tracks through the wilderness. Before setting off on your hike, make sure you are well prepared – pack the right equipment, check your map carefully before departure and adapt your route to suit your experience levels. Conditions can change abruptly when you are out in nature – here are some tips and advice on how to get the most out of your hike.

Plan
Plan your hike carefully and tell someone where you are going and when you are due back. Ask for help with your planning, contact the High Coast Tourism Service via email: infohogakusten.com, phone: 0771-26 50 00, or visit our personal holiday planner for more tips and advice!
Adapt
Adapt your plans to suit your ability and the local conditions.
Weather
Keep a keen eye on the weather. You can find up-to-date weather forecasts on smhi.se, for example.
Timing
Start your hike on time. In the summer it is light all night but in the autumn, winter and spring you will need to make sure you have time to get to where you are going before it gets dark.
Equipment
Take all the necessary equipment with you so you have everything you need and can help others if necessary.
Clothing
Take appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Apply the layering principle and bear in mind that the weather can change quickly.
Map & compass
Use a map and compass so you always know where you are. You can find maps of the hiking trails in the region on our website or in our app.
Cancel plans if necessary
If in doubt, cancel your plans and return back to the start before it’s too late.
Save energy
Conserve energy and seek shelter when you need to.
GUIDED HIKES

If it is your first hiking experience, you might want to take a hiking guide with you.

Dare to hike without trails and maps with Höga Kusten Walkabout. You will get to see places you would otherwise never find. High Coast Walkabout is all about adventure experiences and being immersed in the wilderness of trailless terrain.

Kustvandrarna can tailor-make hiking trips for you. They can organize hikes of varying levels of difficulty throughout the High Coast region.

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