An unforgettable adventure with High Coast Hike

High Coast Hike has without a doubt been the most challenging adventure on our The Nordic Journey '15! Michelle and I didn't grow up in a home with scout blood running through our vains and we have never really been hiking nor camping. We are both somewhat of hygiene freaks and we need our daily showers and clean clothes every morning. So life as outdoor people were something of a challenge - but the best kind!

The 3-days and 40km long hiking event took place in the World Heritage site High Coast in Sweden with the trail leading us over majestic coastal mountains, into the deep forests and along the shimmering coastline. Each day approximately 13km had to be traversed before reaching the next campsite. At the beginning of the hike at Friluftsbyn, the organisers provided all the hikers with food (7 meals), cooking fuel and a map of the area. All other equipments were brought by oneself and therefore it is entirely up to you how much you want to carry around. We managed to squeeze the weight down to 12-13kg which suited us fine. However, we learned from this trip that it is possible to shed a few grams here and there. We will try that next time!

Jerry Engström is the founder of High Coast Hike. The event saw the day of light back in 2013 and has since then conquered a special place in many of the participants hearts. People happily return and we understand why! Jerry and co. know how to create a safe and warm atmosphere where you quickly feel like a part of the entire community. You are met with smiles, high-fives and hugs and the High Coast Hike-family is genuinely interested in you and your experience. The four days we spent on this folk festival has been incredible enriching for us on so many levels. We can safely say that this is not the last time we will be participating. We met so many nice and passionated outdoor people whos path we hope to cross one day again in the future - perhaps at High Coast Hike 2016? ;)

Info:
HighCoastHike.com | Friluftsbyn.se | Sverigesnationalparker.se (Skuleskogens Nationalpark)

10 comments:

  1. Det lyder til at I har haft en fed oplevelse! Glæder mig til at læse om jeres vandredage. Er I begge så blevet bidt af vandrelysten nu? :-)

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    1. Ja Tine, totalt bidt! Dét at vi mødte så mange vidunderlige mennesker har helt sikkert sat ekstra plus på kontoen og har bestemt været med til at bidrage til den gode vandreoplevelse. Det må vi simpelthen gøre noget mere af. Det er jo helt fantastisk sjovt, spændende, flot og ikke mindst udfordrende! :D

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    2. Sådan! Det er godt at høre :-) ja, det lyder som om at I har haft en fed tur

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  2. Det lyder til at have været en rigtig fed oplevelse! Glæder mig til at se flere billeder derfra. Da jeg var yngre var jeg selv spejder, og selvom jeg er den største germofob, så var mine bedste minder fra de år uden tvivl de 3 uger hver sommer, der blev brugt på kano og vandringer i Norge, Sverige eller Finland (:
    http://cammi.dk

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    1. Det udendørsliv skubber virkelig til éns grænser! Det er alligevel heldigt at hjernen er skruet sådan sammen, at vi lidt glemme de små momenter, hvor man rammes af hysteri over hvor ulækkert alting er ;-) Det værste er altså bare når det regner. Det er ligesom om at alting bare bliver en million gange mere ulækkert. Kender du det?

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  3. Det lyder som en kanon tur i har været på. Vi glæder os til at læse jeres næste indlæg :-)

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    1. Og så kom første indlæg; kan se at I allerede har været forbi - dejligt! :D

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  4. Looks amazing! Looking forward to reading your hiking stories in beautiful Sweden. :)

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    1. Hi Jenni! Hope you will be inspired by our story about the High Coast Hike. Maybe we will meet next year? ;-)

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  5. Dette høres fantastisk ut! Gleder meg til å lese nærmere om opplevelsene deres fra dag til dag!

    Er forresten også helt enig i det å prøve å pakke minst mulig når man skal gå i mange dager. Selv om sekken føles grei de første kilometerne, blir den plutselig svært tung der den henger på slutten av dagen. :p Må bli flinkere til å pakke komprimert jeg også!

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