Norway Norway
Sweden Sweden

Worth knowing

The Finnskogleden runs for a length of 216 kilometers through Norway and Sweden.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as hard and it usually takes 11 days to walk the Finnskogleden.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

You can stay overnight in unmanaged huts and in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Finnskogleden

216 km
Elevation gain
4.850 m
Elevation loss
4.550 m
Highest Point
700 m
Lowest Point
132 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
216 km
4.850 m
4.550 m
700 m
132 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Finnskogleden
  • in unmanaged huts
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Finnskogleden
Wilderness / Virtually no people and no settlements

The best time to hike the Finnskogleden is:


Arrival to the Finnskogleden

You will arrive via Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Departure from the Finnskogleden

Departure is via Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 9 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Finnskogleden

What else you should know about the Finnskogleden

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