Hiking in Sunne
We have hiked in all eras. By hiking, we can listen to and smell the forest, hear birds and maybe see other wild animals. What a good trail is of course depends on your taste and preferences. But hiking trails where you don’t have to worry about not finding your way is certainly the best. Several of the certified hiking trails, known as “Värmland trails”, are located in Sunne. These trails are certified in part because they guarantee clear trail markings.
20 trails to discover
There are about 20 trails in our area. We have trails that vary in length from 2 to 17 km. But if you combine our longest trail with connecting trails, you’ll suddenly find yourself in a trail system of hiking trails totalling 50 miles. Most of the trails are in the area west of Sunne in Gräsmark. This area also has an exciting history to learn about. How about the story of the big Peckeregutten who first put a large rock in the brook and then carried his cow over. Hiking with a guideDuring Sunne Hiking Week, we offer hiking with a guide. Hiking with a guide gives you a different experience than hiking on your own. Our guides can tell stories about Peckeregutten and Lomjansguten. Lomjansguten lived long before Peckeregutten and was a Swedish Finn. Västanå Teater has dramatised the story of Lomjansguten in a performance in Berättarladan. Life in the Finnish forest was not easy and far from how we live today. Perhaps you are interested in early industrial history and mining. You can also hear about this during the guided hiking tours.
Sunne Hiking Week
During Sunne Hiking Week, we offer hiking with a guide. Hiking with a guide gives you a different experience than hiking on your own. Our guides can tell stories about Peckeregutten and Lomjansguten. Lomjansguten lived long before Peckeregutten and was a Swedish Finn. Västanå Teater has dramatised the story of Lomjansguten in a performance in Berättarladan. Life in the Finnish forest was not easy and far from how we live today. Perhaps you are interested in early industrial history and mining. You can also hear about this during the guided hiking tours.
Hiking with Children in Sunne
We have several hiking trails in the area that are suitable for families with children.
Hiking folder with maps
It’s good to know your position along the trail, so that you can estimate your hiking time and plan pauses. We all want to enjoy our packed lunch and coffee at the perfect lakeside spot! We have created a folder with maps of most of the trails in Sunne. You browse through the folder online, or pick up a paper copy for free at the tourist information in Sunne.
There are clear signs that pilgrims walked along Fryksdalsleden (Fryksdal Trail). But this trail is also known as an archeological trail and trade trail. People have been walking here since time immemorial. Pilgrims walked here in the 1100s to get to sacred places like Nidaros, but also Skara. The word pilgrim means “in a foreign land” and that was exactly what the pilgrimage was. It was about breaking away from everyday life and going on a journey to learn about yourself and gain new perspectives on life. Fryksdalsleden runs between Kil and Torsby and measures 110 km.
Sundberg’s recreational area
By Sundsberg’s recreational area is the first hiking trail to be certified as a “Värmland trail”. Sundsbergsleden (Sundsberg Trail) is located just behind Selma Spa and it passes several places where hikers will want to stop for a break. From the lookout area, you can look down over Sunne’s urban area and Lake Fryken. By the bird pond and by Vintertorpet there are picnic areas with grilling spots. The area also has jogging trails and bike trails for mountain biking.
Stay in Sunne but Hike in Värmland
Sunne is located in the very heart of Värmland county. The town is perfectly situated if you want to stay in one place but hike in different locations.
Hiking boots and backpack
Equipment is important when hiking. Having the right shoes or boots can actually be absolutely crucial to how you experience hiking in Sunne. Buy yourself a pair of shoes that fit nicely and keep in mind that they should preferably be 1 cm longer than regular shoes. Your feet swell a little when you hike. A backpack to fill with the goodies you want to take with you during the hike is good. It’s no fun when your energy runs out.
Hiking with dogs
Of course, it’s a pleasure to be able to take your best friend, your dog, out on a hike. What to keep in mind is that dogs should be tethered most parts of the year. A dog harness can be better than a leash, so you don’t have to hold the leash during the hike. This is partly because there are other wild animals in the forest and partly to show consideration for other hikers. Choose a trail your dog can handle. Of course, it depends on your dog’s condition, breed and health. Also keep in mind that your dog will want to replenish its energy, so you should have food for both you and your dog in your backpack.