If I had a car and a lot of money (it costs around $60 to get over the Øresund bridge; each way!) I’d be hiking in Sweden as often as I was hiking in Seattle.
Denmark is mostly very flat, but Sweden, sharing the same peninsula as Norway, has a lot more variation in its topography. It also has 30 National Parks.
I may have already mentioned this, but I love my Swedish family! I’m not Swedish, but some of my grandfather’s family moved to Sweden over the years and they established families of their own there. So now I have lots of cousins all over Sweden and I take every chance I can to get reconnected with them. So far I’m convinced that Swedes are the nicest people in the world. Really. I love living in Denmark, but every time I visit Sweden I fall in love with it more and more.
Another thing about Sweden – besides my wonderful extended family – is that yes, it has hiking! If I had a car I could even drive over to many of the parks in the area.
A few weeks ago, my cousin Anna and I went to Söderåsen National Parks. Less than one hour’s drive from Malmö, this is a pleasant park with well-marked and well-maintained trails.
The weather that day – in the middle of September – was absolutely perfect! Crispy and cool, but also sunny.
The park has lots of trails, but we chose to customize our route by combining a few so that we could circle around the beautiful Skäralid valley.
No huge climbs here, but at least one decent ascent of around 200 steps.
We had a lovely day here and I would go back often if only I had a car and maybe a bridge pass…
8 km (5 miles); 226 m of elevation (741 ft)
YTD Hiking Km: 64.45