Day hikes

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DAY HIKES AND ROUNDTRIPS

Day hikes


View of Sörvången, Lofoten, Norway

There are so many beautiful places to go hiking! No matter if you go far away or just nearby you find the most beautiful places to visit. A day hike can be a lot of different things. It can be hiking by foot, going by bike, running, swimming and so on.


Norway has become our favourite country, not only because we can reach many places in southern Norway within one day´s drive but also because the nature is absolutely stunning! So, most of the hikes are in Norway but you will find a lot of other places to go to on this website as well like Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, the US, South Africa.


View from Tindstinden of Å-i-Lofoten, Norway

What is a day hike?


We think of day hikes like "luxuary hiking". Besides being able to "cherry pick" hikes of your own liking each day they give you a lot of flexibility from how streneous the hike is to how you choose to sleep and eat. They are also the perfect way to start hiking or simply something to add to your trip if you want a nice mix of different acitivities and places to visit.


"Day hikes are the perfect

way to start hiking..."


We started hiking with our kids in our own neighbourhood, in Sweden, Switzerland and Italy where spectacular views are within easy reach using gondolas or ski lifts. Later on we shifted to hikes that were more streneous and without using any transportation like gondolas. Besides that it got more exciting and streneous it also saved us a lot of money. Going with a Gondola (oneway) in Switzerland easily costs you about 50 Euros per person...


We have also done some multi-day hikes freecamping along the way in Sweden and multi-day hikes staying overnight in mountain huts (refugios) in Spain. You will also find these below.

It does not look like it, but in fact

an easy part of  Romsdalseggen, Norway

How difficult is the hike?


In the beginning we found it difficult to find hikes at the right "level". With small kids and if you are not used to it, the hike can´t be too long or too many metres of heights. Also, some people like myself are really afraid of heights and it is not always an option to turn around.


"In the beginning we found

it  difficult to find hikes

at the right "level".


For some a streneous hike is repellent while for others too much "air" around your feet is deterrent. So, we elaborated our own (subjective) colour system with inspiration from skiing to define the difficulty of the hike - green, blue, red and black with an asterix (*) as a sign for those afraid of heights. This is of course a very subjective ranking of hikes from our point of view.


You find the more exact definitions of the colours below.

What´s Your Next Adventure?

EUROPE

USA

AFRICA

How difficult is the hike?

Very limited ascent/descent, mostly flat.
No tricky or nerve thrilling paths.
Low effort.

Moderate ascent/descent up to 500 metres of height.
No tricky or nerve thrilling paths.
Moderate effort.

Ascent/Descent up to 1,500 metres of height.
A few tricky and/or nerve thrilling paths.
Streneuous.

Ascent/Descent more than 1,000 metres of height.
Several tricky and nerve thrilling paths.
Very streneous.

* Some part(s) involve steep

    climbing or cliff hangers that

    might be scary if you are

    afraid of heights. 


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During spring 2020 we will add round trips and day hikes in Sweden (randonée in Sylarna and Jämtlandstriangeln), Spain (Andalucia and Tenerife) and Asia (Bali/Singapore and China).

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