Finnskogleden is a 214 kilometer hiking trail through unspoilt woodlands. The trail winds across an area known as Finnskogen which straddles the border between Norway and Sweden. Finnskogen is rich in cultural history, wildlife, and natural beauty.
The Finnskogleden trail is split into 13 stages and hiking the entire length typically requires two weeks. The well-marked route weaves between Norway and Sweden, from Morokulien on the border in the south, to the Norwegian village of Søre Osen in the north. Shorter hikes, from two to four days, are a popular way to sample the trail. Wild camping along the route allows you to hike at your own pace, but there are many accommodation options along the route as well.
Located just 100 kilometres northeast of Oslo, Finnskogen is a large, mythical region on the border of Norway and Sweden. Once a center of Finnish immigration, the area holds a rich history with many remnants of the past still visible. Dotted with small farms, wooded hills, and serene ponds and lakes, Finnskogen offers the opportunity to discover the peace of the wilderness. Finnskogen is also home to wild animals such as deer, forest birds, hare, and especially moose.
With beautiful nature, abundant wildlife, and easy terrain, hiking the Finnskogleden trail is an experience for explorers of all ages. Located just hours away from some of Scandinavia’s largest cities, and with amenities along the route, it is an easily accessible and fascinating adventure.