Rucksacks travel guide

Hiking

Hike Äspet around Skåneleden SL6 – Åhus – Skåne

One of Skåneleden's newest hiking trails SL6 starts in Åhus and goes through the Äspet nature reserve. A stretch that offers both rugged sand dunes and enticing sea bathing.

Stenshuvud National Park – Where the waves meet Österlen - Skåne

Stenshuvud National Park is best known for its white sandy beach, but the national park has more to offer. Hike to viewpoints or stroll barefoot in the soft sand. Or just enjoy the sea and the light.

Söderåsen National Park – Hiking in a golden ravine – Skåne

During autumn, Söderåsen National Park shows its most beautiful side. Our visit was a truly memorable walk through golden book halls and a moss-covered fire-colored ravine.

Sights in Madeira - My 10 Favorites - Portugal

Madeira has a lot to offer for an active holiday. Here are my top ten sights and experiences - everything from hiking trails to lava caves and fishing villages.

Linnérundan - Family-friendly hiking in the Water Kingdom in Kristianstad - Skåne

In the middle of Kristianstad, you can go hiking Linnérundan in the Kingdom of Water - a protected biosphere area that not only has a very varied nature, but is also home to almost a fifth of all of Sweden's threatened species.

Haväng – Among sheep and Stone Age rocks on Österlen - Skåne

Can you get to know a place just by a song's lyrics? After walking across the windswept meadows at Haväng, I'm prepared to believe so.

Family walks around Stockholm - My 5 favourites

There are many hiking trails around Stockholm that are suitable for families. Here are my five favorites!

Brösarp's slopes - Hiking where Skåne's hills meet Österlen

Brösarp's slopes are for many the very image of Österlen. We have hiked the blue trail over the northern slopes and encountered not only undulating landscapes but also a slightly too close reptile.

Sights on the High Coast - My 7 favorites around Örnsköldsvik - Ångermanland

Around Örnsköldsvik you will find some of the High Coast's most unique sights and experiences. Tune in to my 7 favorites!

Björnö nature reserve - Hiking among the rocks at Ingarö - Stockholm

One summer day in June, we visited the nature reserve Björnö on Ingarö and walked among beautiful archipelago views, cliffs and red small crofts.

Hike Slåttdalsskrevan – Skuleskogen's most dramatic side – Ångermanland

In the middle of the Skuleskogen National Park lies one of Sweden's coolest nature experiences - Slåttdalsskrevan. 200 meters long, 30 meters deep and 7 meters wide. Today a mountain, in the past part of the sea. The High Coast is the result of thousands of years of unique land elevation, weather and wilderness.

Petrified Forest - The petrified forest in the striped desert - Arizona

Petrified forest is a desert landscape in the United States that is unlike any other. 200 million years ago, tropical forests in Arizona were covered by volcanic lava. The trees eventually became a petrified forest surrounded by a striped desert.

Balestjärnen - Hike the Höga kusten trail to Balesudden - Ångermanland

Along the Höga Kusten trail, the strange Balestjärnen is located high up on the Balesudden cliff. A unique place with crystal clear water and well-preserved tree skeletons.

Mount Aspiring National Park - Among the waterfalls of the misty mountains - New Zealand

A place often seen in the Tolkien films is Mount Aspiring in New Zealand - a national park with fairy-tale scenery among foggy and rainy mountains.

Kullaberg Nature Reserve – Scania's wildest side

In northwestern Scania are the wild and beautiful Kullaberg. Here in the nature reserve, you will not only find rocks that look like they are on the High Coast, but also the occasional porpoise.

The fairytale landscape at Šunik – Among moss and waterfalls in Slovenia

The ravine at Šunik was undoubtedly the most delicious hike of the year. Among moss, waterfalls and autumn leaves, Slovenia showed itself from its very best side.

The emerald green waters of the Soča Valley – Slovenia

The Soča Valley in Slovenia is not only a valley for those who like kayaking, fishing or hiking - but also an endless source of beautiful views and turquoise rivers.

Kalbarri National Park - Red River Gorges and Flies of Western Australia - Part 1 - Australia

Kalbarri National Park offers a dramatic river canyon in red sandstone - one of Western Australia's most delicious natural experiences.

Lake Bled – A fabulous day in Bled, Slovenia

The jewel-colored lake with the small church in the Slovenian Alps. Lake Bled is photographed, written about and well visited - and at least as beautiful as a fairy tale.

Lake Bohinj – Slovenia's turquoise pearl

When Lake Bohinj met me with its mirror-like surface and rust-red mountains, then I understood. There are places where reality surpasses all images.

Vintgar Gorge - Hike in the gorge with the great views - Slovenia

Outside Bled in Slovenia, the Radovna River has burrowed into the mountain and created the Vintgar Gorge. An easily accessible and simple hiking trail is offered here in a gorge with views that sometimes feel like a James Bond movie.

Hiking in Madeira - Levada das Rabacas - Portugal

At the Boca da Encumeada mountain pass, Levada das Rabacas runs through a lush green jungle. We hiked here and marveled at the views - and the steeps.

Mossman gorge - In the world's oldest rainforest - Australia

We are in Mossman Gorge in the land of the Kuku Yalanji people. For more than 50.000 years they have lived here in northern Queensland, in the world's oldest rainforest.

Hiking in Madeira - Ponta de Sao Lourenco - Portugal

One of the most popular hikes in Madeira goes to the treeless and barren peninsula of Ponta de Sao Lourenco. A really lovely hike for the whole family!

Hike to Pico Ruivo - Madeira's highest peak - Portugal

The hike to Madeira's highest peak, Pico Ruivo, offers breathtakingly beautiful views of the entire island and dramatic weather. We trudged to the top in glorious sunshine, but the weather gods must have wanted something else on the way back.

Grand Canyon - National park in my heart - Arizona - USA

There is a risk that this post might get a little buttery. This post is not only a travel story about the Grand Canyon, but also a small life story about how a national park in Arizona was able to have such a big place in my life.

Levada hike in Madeira – Waterfalls at Rabaçal – Portugal

The first levada hike we did in Madeira was the hike to the waterfalls at Rabacal. A really magical hike, which in parts could almost feel a little scary!

Plan a hiking trip

Going on a hiking trip requires a little planning! Here are my best tips in a practical little list, focusing on what you need to do day hikes.

Hiking in the Dolomites - Seiser Alm - Italy

Sunshine, Italy and hiking. The Seiser Alm in the Dolomites is a smorgasbord of all this - and some more. Here you will find magnificent views and nice hiking trails for the whole family.

Merano 2000 - Hiking in the Dolomites - Italy

Not all hiking in the Dolomites is surrounded by steep cliffs and peaks. On the lush hills of Merano 2000 you will find easy hiking trails, surrounded by cows and kaiserschmarrn.

White dreamscapes in White Sands - New Mexico - USA

A chalky white natural plaster desert. If I had to choose, White Sands National Monument in New Mexico would be one of the wonders of the world.

Volcanic lake in Crater Lakes National Park - Queensland - Australia

A giant volcanic explosion created what are today the lakes of Crater Lakes National Park in Queensland. We went here to hike and (hopefully) see the occasional Australian bush hen.

Adventure around the North Cascades and Mount Baker - Washington - USA

An alpine landscape with deep forests hides just a few hours from Seattle. We visited Mount Baker and North Cascades National Park and found glaciers, waterfalls and lots of snow…

Around Berchtesgaden National Park - Bavaria - Germany

In Germany's most south-eastern corner lies a unique national park that offers both fjord landscapes and mountains. Berchtesgaden is a real beauty!

Spring hiking trip booked! We are going to…

The spring ski trip turned into something else. It was a hiking trip instead, to an island that I have long wanted to go to!

Val di Funes – Hiking in the Dolomites - Italy

In the beautiful Val di Funes (Villnöss) in the shadow of the sprawling Odle/Geisler mountains lies the hiking trail Adolf Munkel - one of the absolute most beautiful hikes in the Dolomites.

Some new hiking inspiration and a visit to Tyresta

Today's book tip for everyone who loves day hikes around Stockholm and a little report from shrimp salad and tordyvlar in Tyresta National Park.

Cabo da Roca - a walk at the end of the world - Portugal

I stand at the end of the world - Cabo da Roca. Portugal's westernmost place. Here we put on our backpacks and hiked along the coast, among steep cliffs, sea air and turquoise water.

Utö - walk around the northern island - Stockholm

Last Sunday we were on Utö and hiked in the summer heat among the blue sea of ​​Greece and a huge amount of blueberry rice.

Sandhamn - day trip to beaches and cliffs - Stockholm

Today we went m/s Tärnan out to Sandhamn for a fantastic day among Sandön's cliffs and sandy beaches. Summer heat, sun and almost no tourists - the archipelago at its very best, quite simply!

Hiking in the trail of the eruption on Mount St Helens - Washington - USA

Still, almost 40 years after the eruption, you see traces of the disaster. America's deadliest volcanic eruption affected not only the United States, but the entire world. We have walked in the footsteps of the volcanic eruption on Mount St Helens.

Sunrise on Haleakalā Volcano - Maui - Hawaii - USA

The sunrise from the top of the Haleakalā volcano is one of Maui's highlights.

Yosemite National Park - Among waterfalls and granite - California - USA

Yosemite National Park should be a mandatory stop for anyone going to the West Coast of the United States. Steep granite cliffs, wild waterfalls and giant sequoias - this is where you will find the real California.

Mount Rainier National Park - Glaciers and summer snow - Washington - USA

Mount Rainier offers beautiful snow-covered summer hikes - on one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes.

British Columbia Road Trip Part 3: Banff to Vancouver

Here comes the last part of our road trip through British Columbia's national parks. Join us from Banff to Vancouver.

British Columbia Road Trip Part 2: Banff & Jasper National Park

Now we continue our road trip in British Columbia - here comes part 2! It's time to face Banff and Jasper glaciers, high mountains and turquoise lakes.

British Columbia Road Trip Part 1: Vancouver to Jasper National Park – Canada

Join us on our 3-week road trip in British Columbia, Canada. A true wilderness journey through national parks, steep mountains, wild waterfalls, vineyards and curious bears. Here comes Stage 1 - Vancouver to Valemount.

Abel Tasman National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 8

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 8

7 US National Parks for Family Adventures

Become a Junior Ranger, go sledding on sand dunes or go down into one of the world's coolest caves. Here are 7 tips on national parks in the United States that even children appreciate.

Travel diary New Zealand day 5 – Fox Glacier and glow worms

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 5

Mount Aspiring National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 4

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 4