Tiveden is widely known for its beautiful hiking. There is a sense of fairytale magic in the wild forests here. Come and enjoy the quiet dark lakes spotted by water lilies, bow before the majesty of the old trees and let your feet find their way on the soft trails dressed by the coniferous forests around.
Here, in one of southern Sweden’s wildest forests, you can hike in dramatic scenery shaped by the inland ice sheet with boulders and rift valleys. Explore the caves, rest on the beaches of one of many lakes and enjoy the stillness of nature.
Within the over 2000 hectares of National Park there are 34 kilometers of marked hiking trails. The looped trails are between 1-10 km. In addition to this there are more hiking trails just outside the park, 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.
When you book “Walk in the woods” we will help you plan your walks and a lot is already taken care of. Bring your own backpack, water bottle and thermos (0,5 liter hot water or coffee is included with every lunchpack). If you want to help us cut the use of disposable products bring your own lunchbox, don’t forget to mark it with your name and hand it over when you check in.
Hiking trails in the national park
(about 3 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.
(about 1,5 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.
(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.
(about 4-5 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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.