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Torsby in Sweden serves as a nice gateway to Finnskogleden and is the starting point for this 4-day, 61 kilometer hike. Torsby is easily accessible by train from both Oslo in Norway and Stockholm in Sweden. The trail itself starts in Øyermoen, continues on to Askosberget, Røgden and Løvhaugen before finishing in Röjden. It is also possible to do this as a two-day hike and take the bus back to Torsby from Røgden.
Getting thereTake a train to Torsby from Oslo, or from Stockholm through Karlstad. Book tickets at sj.se. From Torsby, take bus 205 which travels via Lekvattnet and up to Vittjärn every weekday, all year round.
The host at the Nedre Øieren farm meets hikers at the bus stop at Vittjärn and drives the 9 kilometers up to the farm for a small fee. Nedre Øieren is a 17th-century Finnish farm offering accommodation and a museum, with information about Finnish culture.
From the end of the hike at Röjden, take the 207 bus back to Torsby in the early morning or in the afternoon. The bus runs every weekday. Note that this bus leaves from Bjurberget which is 6.5 km further east along the road from Röjden.
For hikers stopping at Røgden, take the bus to Torsby from Röjdåfors. Bus 206 passes every weekday in the morning and in the afternoon.
See varmlandstrafik.se for times and tickets.