Sweden Sweden

Worth knowing

The Ostkustleden runs for a length of 159 kilometers through Sweden.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 8 days to walk the Ostkustleden.
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 completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

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

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 Ostkustleden

159 km
Elevation gain
2.600 m
Elevation loss
2.600 m
Highest Point
122 m
Lowest Point
0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
159 km
2.600 m
2.600 m
122 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Ostkustleden
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in unmanaged huts
Solitude on the Ostkustleden
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Ostkustleden is:


Arrival to the Ostkustleden

You will arrive via Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 6 hours.

Departure from the Ostkustleden

Departure is via Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 6 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Ostkustleden

What else you should know about the Ostkustleden

Here we have summarized some important information for you

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