Hike in Idre Fjäll

The tranquility and presence found on the hiking trail is difficult to find anywhere else. The silence coincides with the rippling of the river rapids and the song of the birds in the trees. Every step you take brings you a little closer to those mysterious mountains far away.

Our guided hikes

In the area around Idre, Särna and Grövelsjön there are many good hiking trails and running track. Get around on your own or discover the nature together with us and get to know likeminded people.

Gathering place guided hikes

We meet at the Square and from there the participants will take their own car to the hiking trail. The beginners workout in trailrunning is at Idre Fjäll and requires no car. 

Our guided tours

Family hike at Nipfjället – 95 kr/person (free with the resident wristlet)

A cozy and slightly lighter tour from the summer parking on Nipfjället. Among other things we will walk up on Lillnipen and will walk in total 2-3 kilometers. Perfect for families with kids or for those who does not want to walk far but still want to experience beautiful scenery. Level: easy hike

Hike to the top of Städjan NEW! – 295 kr/person

A bit more challenging hike on a total of 6 kilometers. We drive to Gränjesåsvallen and park, from there we will walk a beautiful trail through the forest that leads us up to the bare mountain. The last bit is a steeper and more challenging before we reach the most famous mountain top in Dalarna. Level: moderate

A full day of hiking NEW! – 295 kr/person

A new hike for the summer 2020! We go out and hike the entire day. Together we decide what trail we want to walk, also depending on the wind and the weather, but we stay within 1 hour drive from Idre Fjäll. We can take a hike with history, over the bare mountain with fantastic views or up to a mountain top. Level: moderate

Hiking

Mountain hiking for everyone

Idre Fjäll is located in northwestern Dalarna, in the beginning of the wild and from here it’s close to fantastic hiking. No matter if you are a beginner or an expert, if you want to wander light or heavy or go on a cozy walk with the children, there is something here in our mountains.

Hike and live in a cabin

It’s close to the hiking trail from our cabins!

Book your mountain cabin

“Hiking has an incredible depth. There are everything from those who do trail running and run on shorter day runs to those who go on a short hike to sit on a tree trunk and watch the scenery while drinking a cup of coffee from their backpack. The beautiful thing is that they all have equal joy to gain from nature, they just have different hobbies and prerequisites.” – Anders Ejdervik, author of many hiking books, among them Grövelsjöfjällen – gränslösa fjäll.

Hiking knowledge

Things to consider before going on a hike

Hiking boots and company

Before going on a hike it’s important to make sure to have good shoes. Sore feet and blisters can ruin an entire hike and therefore it’s important to properly walk in the shoes before going on a hike. Start with walking in your hiking boots at home, then successively extend your walks until you have walked the same distance in them as your planned hike.

 

Preferably don’t go on hikes on your own, and always tell someone who is still at home where you are planning on hiking and for how long you plan to be gone.

What kind of map should I use when I hike?

We recommend the map “Fjällkartan” in scale 1:50 000 for mountain hiking. It gives a good overview of creeks, height differences and trails but makes it easy to navigate as you get a good perspective over the terrain as a whole. You can buy “Fjällkartan” at Ica among other places.

The map “fjällkartan” is now also available as an app – perfect to plan your hike and to get a good overview. But remember that there is not always phone reception in the mountains and that your phone battery might discharge. Always bring a paper map with you.

How far can I expect to hike during a day?

3 kilometers/hour is considered normal hiking speed in terrain with a packed backpack. In that pace you will have enough time to enjoy the scenery and to take the occasional picture. You can, of course, hike both faster and slower. If you walk a lot uphill you have to calculate with more time, especially if you have a heavy backpack.

A full day’s hike is typically between 10 and 15 kilometers in one day, depending on experience, terrain and the amount of packing.

What shall I bring with me?

Here is a list of things that are good to bring during a days hike in the mountains:

  • A warm jacket
  • Water-resistant clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Some extra food
  • A map (and the knowledge to use it)
  • Compass
  • Blister tape

I’m a beginner and have never hiked before, what should I keep in mind?

Idre Fjäll recommends hiring a guide to get a nice experience on the mountain without having to worry about the map or getting lost. If you don’t want to hire a guide, there are plenty of hikes that are suitable for beginners, many of them are marked and some even starts at the square. Ask the front desk staff to show you some trails.

More summer at Idre Fjäll

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