Hiking

Tiveden is widely known for its beautiful hiking.

Here, in one of southern Sweden’s wildest forests, you can hike in chaotic expanses strewn with boulders up to 10 metres high that were carried here by the inland ice sheet. There are also many exciting caves here as well as several beautiful wilderness lakes.

Within the over 2000 hectares of National Park there are 340 kilometers of marked hiking trail. The trails are between 1-10 km. In addition there are 400 km of marked riding trails, Bergslagsleden and cycling trails.

Most of our visitors come again, again and again. There is much to explore here for those who enjoy nature. If you come for the first time, keep in mind that many underestimate the terrain and wish that they had started with a shorter/simpler trail.

Read more about Tiveden National park here.

Accommodation at Ösjönäs

You live as close to the entrances of the park as you can get – Ösjönäs entrance is just around the corner, the main entrance is 3 km from here and Vitsand entrance you can easily reach by paddling across the lake but it is also possible to ride, cycle or hike there.

Hiking package

Tiveden is widely known for its beautiful hiking. In addition to just staying at Ösjönäs we also offer a hiking package with one night at Tivedstorp and one at Ösjönäs with food included.

Price: 2 190 sek per person

Hiking trails in the national park

1. Trollkyrkorundan 4,6 km

(about 3,5 hours)

The trail Trollkyrkerundan (“Troll’s Church loop”) begins and ends at the Main entrance. Part of the trail goes through difficult terrain. With the help of steps and railings, you hike through Tiveden’s dramatic rift valley terrain to Stora and Lilla Trollkyrka.

Fact sheet Trollkyrkorundan (pdf)

2. Stenkällerundan 2,2 km

(about 2 hours)

The trail is short, but part of it goes through difficult terrain. The trail Stenkällerundan begins and ends at the Main entrance and is the national park’s most popular trail. It leads to the large boulders around Stenkälla, and with the help of steps, you will ascend hills that provide views all the way to Lake Vättern.

Fact sheet Stenkällerundan (pdf)

3. Tärnekullerundan 1,3 km

(about 1 hour)

The trail is short, but part of it goes through difficult terrain. The Tärnekulle loop begins and ends at Vitsand and takes you through dark and damp spruce forest to large boulders and caves. You also will come to Tärnekulle’s dry and warm rocky ground, where pines and lichen predominate.

Fact sheet Tärnekullerundan (pdf)

4. Trehörningsrundan 9,5 km

(about 6 hours)

The longest trail in the National Park. It is nearly ten kilometers long and takes you all the way around Lake Stora Trehörningen, passing all the National Park entrances. Long stretches lead along the lake shore with spectacular views of the lake.

Fact sheet Trehörningsrundan (pdf)

5. Oxögabergsrundan 6,7 km

(about 4,5 hours)

A fairy long and partly demanding trail and takes you on a slightly longer trek through the Tiveden old-growth forests. From mossy, wet spruce forests and marshy valleys to typical capercaillie forests and barren rocks.

Fact sheet Oxögabergsrundan (pdf)

6. Mellannäsrundan 1,9 km

(about 0,5 hours)

The easiest trail that takes you out on the Mellannäs headland, a rolling esker with clearly visible remains of charcoal and tar production. Following this trail you will walk between the Stora Trehörningen and Lilla Trehörningen lakes.

Fact sheet Mellannäsrundan (pdf)

7. Junker Jägarerundan 2,8 km

(about 1,5 hours)

A fairly short but partly demanding trail. Vitsand is a great place for swimming but why not visit the Tiveden National Park and its boulder-strewn old-growth forests. The trail up to Junker Jägare’s Boulder is easy and the boulder is well worth a visit.

Fact sheet Junkerjägarerundan (pdf)

8. Vitsandsrundan 0,9 km

(about 0,5 hours)

The trail is not yet marked but follows parts of existing paths as follows: hike the eastern trail on Tärnekullerundan (orange) until the Vitsands caves, the you walk eastwards on unmarked path. On the other side of the road you will find the Junkerjägarerundan (white), which you follow south to Entré Vitsand.

9. Stigmansrundan 4,2 km

(about 3 hours)

Stigman’s loop begins and ends at the Main entrance. The trail takes you to dramatic Stigman’s Pass, where the route through the national park leads through a narrow rift valley with steep precipices on both sides.

Fact sheet Stigmansrundan (pdf)

Bergslagsleden

Part of the Bergslag trail passes through the eastern part of the national park. There are connecting paths between the Bergslag trail and the Trollkyrka loop.