Höga KustenCopyright: Marcus Sjöberg, Friluftsbyn, Höga Kusten
Höga KustenFar up in northern Europe is a place where nature's forces, during 20.000 years, have shaped a dramatic landscape with the world's highest coastline. Mountains plunging straight into the depths of the sea in a way that leaves you breathless. Here, you will get to experience the real, unexploited, and genuine Sweden. Bold visitors can try fermented herring and climbing, but the High Coast of Sweden is more about harmony than adrenaline. Through endless opportunities to be active in nature with your loved ones, you will regain the strength to return to your urban, pacy everyday life.
The regionThe High Coast of Sweden is a unique coastal area and a UNESCO World Heritage. The only World Heritage in Sweden as a result of its scenic postglacial land uplift.
Day hikeGet together with your friends or family to spend the day hiking and experience the contrasts between the ocean, deep forest, and mountains. A day hike suits those who come here seeking adventure, as well as those searching for a great view to either admire and photograph it--nature on the High Coast of Sweden offers a broad and wide scale of shades. Below, we have listed some of the best day hikes for you to try out:
The High Coast TrailWalk the High Coast trail and you will get the opportunity to experience some of the world heritages absolute treats. It will take you through beautiful woodlands, mountains with stunning views, rocky coasts, bays, and protected nature areas. There are several activities, detours and experiences to discover and try along the trail. The High Coast Trail extends between Hornöberget at the end of Ångermanälven and central Örnsköldsvik. The trail is well marked with orange paint on trees and poles. In addition, there is a signpost with distances statements or directional arrows with the High Coast Trail symbol at crossroads and trail branches. The shelters and unlocked cabins that are available along the trail is at the wanderer's availability and can not be pre-booked. You can also not exclude other visitors. Most of the accommodations, such as hotels, hostels, and guest houses are bookable online at www.hogakusten.com. In Örnsköldsvik, Kramfors, and Härnösand you will find tourist offices that are open all year round. During the summer, the tourist offices at Hornöberget and Nordingrå are open. Sections: The High Coast Trail is 128.6 km long and is divided into 13 sections. The different sections have been made so that, in principle, within each stage, there is at least one overnight accommodation, from open and public cabins to hostels and hotels. Every end of the sections is also accessible by car. The possibility of permanent parking can, however, be limited. The different sections can help your plan and organise yourself for the trek. However, it is not something you are bound to follow. As mentioned earlier, there are a number of interesting side trips and activities to take part in on or near the High Coast Trail which can make some sections take longer times than others. If you want to make some comments about the trail and its condition, maybe even urgent action needs, please contact us on +46 (0)613-700 200.
Top 5 hiking routesHere are some of the best hiking routes for a 1-day hike.
Top 5 MuseumsJust like nature, there is a breadth and depth of different exhibitions on the High Coast. From south to north, you can visit everything from Sweden's largest car museum to exhibitions with works by Picasso to a museum that tells the dark tales about the age of witches.
Top 5 outdoor bathsNo summer is complete without going for a swim, and on the High Coast, there are opportunities to cool in any form--from its lovely lakes to its endless blue ocean. Below is a list of the best outdoor baths for you to pick and dive right in!
Top 5 for kidsHere are our top 5 activities for kids. For more activities, visit www.hogakusten.com
ArtThe High Coast, in general, and Nordingrå, in particular, are widely known for being rich in active artists. There are both art galleries and many talented artists who would like to invite you for a visit. Below, we have listed the 5 places every art fan should visit:
Rainy day-activitiesEven a rainy day can be a fun day! On the High Coast, there is plenty of stuff to do no matter the weather. Everything from having a relaxing day at the spa to activities at the kids' playland. From shopping to a science centre for the whole family to discover! We have picked the top six activities for you to select when the sun is away.
Top 5 restaurants
TastesThe food on the High Coast of Sweden has strong traditions. The fermented herring is considered the local national dish. For those who choose not to eat fermented herring, there are plenty of good options. In the cities, there is a wide selection of restaurants to choose from and outside the urban centres, you can enjoy the culinary delights of rural and cultural environments.
EventsDuring the summer Höga Kusten offers a large range of events. Here you can pick and choose among city festivals, music festivals, markets, theaters and sporting events. The event calendar on www.hogakusten.com, keeps you updated on what’s happening in Höga Kusten, and when!
AccommodationsAt the High Coast, you can find affordable, comfortable, luxurious, central, exclusive, seaside accommodation, always with personal service. Choose from hotels, guest houses, Bed & Breakfasts and hostels or why not spend the night on reindeer skins in a Lapp cot, or stay in a cabin with your own private beach. There are plenty of campsites, from Mosjön in the north to Häggdånger in the south, Norrfällsviken in the east and Risön the west. Here you will find a wide range of marinas and harbors and you can cruise between picturesque fishing villages and undisturbed natural harbors with sand beaches. On www.hogakusten.com you will find the full range of accommodation.
Do & See
Höga Kusten, the High Coast, offers activities and attractions for all tastes, both on land and on water. Here, you can go canoeing along the trails, boating along the river, go hiking in the National Park, Skuleskogen, or in one of the many nature reserves in the area. If you are interested in arts and culture, this destination will also please you, as many talented artists and craftspeople live and work here, and will happily invite you for a visit. For the children, there is also plenty to do. How about a visit to the ostrich farm where you can be involved in feeding the ostriches, or a day at Junsele zoo where you can watch the bear Loke and the white tigers? For those who like being challenged with some ingenious devices, we highly recommend going to Technichus. For more attractions and activities, visit: www.hogakusten.com