I (m,23) want to travel to sweden with a group of boyscouts. ages will be like 14-whatever. I once have been to tiveden for 2 weeks and enjoyed the countryside very much. As we are going to hike, I'd like to ask you some questions:
what are desireble places to visit? we start in germany, will travel then to sweden either by train or train+ferry. we are looking for beautiful landscapes, loads of forest and some civilisation to buy food ;)
is camping in regular forests legal / will it get us into problems? we most likely will have campfires and tents.
anything we MUST do + things we should definitly avoid?
how much have you spent for a living?
how much is an average roll of 35mm film in sweden? :D
we are experienced in traveling, hiking.
in exchange, feel free to ask me anything
pic related, i took it in tiveden.
for camping/fire google allemansrätten (doesnt apply to national parks though).
campfires are not generally forbidden, it depends on the forest-fire-danger.
camping for groups on private land requires permition of the owner, if you are alone you can camp everywhere as long as its not in sight of a house.
As for destinations there are just so many to choose from, depends on whether you want to hike completely through the wilderness or on an established trail http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Things-to-do/Adventure--Sports/Hiking/
I can only recommend doing a canoe-tour, there are organizations that offer guided tours or just give you the equipment for a couple of days. I once did it and they actually picked us up in Germany so that would be an easy option for you.
Otherwise Ive only been to the Fulufjället National Park right at the border to Norway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B12R8NSC1lU .
I had a great time and really enjoyed it there but cant really compare to other locations.
You can stay in the forest pretty freely without getting into trouble. Stay out of sight from people's houses, and you're technically not allowed to stay more than 1 night in each place without permission from the land owner.
Pick an area you like, then contact a local Swedish scout group there. They'll be happy to give you tips on more detailed places to go
Thank you so far! I guess we will do some days of cannoing. If there is any update, I will let you know.
Films are like 2€-6€ in germany, so they are somewhat more expensive in sweden. Guess I'll bring my own then ;)
If you are on a budget and still want to canoe but without a guide you can rent canoes from 'frilufsfrämjandet' for 24 hours for something like 100kr. You might want to get in touch beforehand though since they might not always be staffed.