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What to pack during your hike in Sweden

Hiking in the mountains is all about realxing and to take in the nature. To get as much enjoyment as possible it is important to think about what you pack in your backpack and what clothes you should wear.

How much you want to wear, eat, what you have for equipment, the weather of the day and the length of the trip affect what you're bringing with you. In the backpack you should always have extra clothes to be prepared since the weather can be changing rapidly. Here are our tips on packing list for day trips and longer mountain hikes.

What to wear

Boots are recommended all year round. With a pair of good boots you get both good support and protection against moisture and bumps from the ground. If you do not have any of your own, rent your boots at Karin Sportbod.

Use double socks to reduce the risk of damage. The sock closest to the foot should preferably be a thin wool sock and the other sock's thickness will be chosen depending on the temperature.

On your legs, a pair of hardwearing and comfortable pants is the best. If you choose to wear shorts, you should bring a pair of long pants in your backpack. In spring and fall, a pair of underwear pants are also recommended.

On the upper body we recommended a thin base of wool or functional material closest to the body. Hot days hikers often wear t-shirts or linen, but keep in mind that the sun is strong in the mountains. If you do not have a fleece or thicker woolen sweater on you, it's good to bring  one in your backpack.

Shell garment is your best friend in the mountains. Jacket and pants that are resistant to rain and wind are a must. 

The down jacket is not just a winter garment. Here in the mountains it can be useful all year long. There are both thick and thin down jackets that are easy to pack.

Gloves, hat and scarf is a must all year round. The wind can make you cold even on sunny days. If you do not have them on you, they should be included in your backpack.


Map and compass and a whistle are still the safest way to navigate the mountains. And best of all - they do not run on battery so you can always count on them!

A first aid kit with wrist straps, compresses, elastic binders, for example, is good to carry. 

Seat or sleeping surfaces make your breaks even more beautiful.

Snacks and a good lunch. Adjust the food after the length of the trip, but always take a little extra. Nature often raises the appetite and sometimes it takes longer than you expected. Should you be out  for the night, an open air cooker, matches and fuel are recommended, so you can cook hot food.

A knife is useful when cooking, baking or if something breaks.

A swedish kåsa (a cup) can be your best friend. Drink cold and fresh mountain water directly from the pelvis in the kåsan and fill the water bottle. Should you eat hot food on the mountain, a food box, spork or other cutlery is recommended.

A headlight for when the darkness drops.

Mosquito repellent is good to have, especially in June-July.