Follow the old pilgrimage trails

Address: Nydala, 570 03 Vrigstad Show map

Address: Nydala, 570 03 Vrigstad

From Santiago de Compostela in Spain to Trondheim in Norway, there is an extensive network of pilgrimage trails. Believers, nature lovers and keen walkers meet here and at a leisurely pace enjoy the stillness, the landscape and nature.

At Nydala Abbey, founded in 1143, three popular trails converge. All the trails are signposted. The tourist office offers information and tips on accommodation along the way. You are welcome to experience the trails Munkaleden, Västra Sigfridsleden and Nydalaleden.

1. Walking trail Munkaleden:
Munkaleden is 40 km long and crosses historic ground between Nydala, where the monks lived, and Byarum, where the nuns lived. There is also an alternitave 20 km trail between Tallnäs and Byarum. Along the trail are information signs about the nature in the area and the historic places, as well as the places for meditation. Open for walking: 1/4-30/9.

2. Västra Sigfridsleden:
Västa Sigfridsleden offers a wide assortment of grand outdoor experiences. Small villages with red houses are followed by deep forests and glittering lakes. You will mostly travel along gravel roads, but there are also parts with tougher terrain. Do not miss Svensbygd - with its 279 meters above the sea level you will get an amazing view of the surrounding area, including the lake Rusken.

3. Nydalaleden:
Nydalaleden follows the trails of the first humans that inhabited Sweden - a track that is continuously updated and has connections to both Riksettan and the E4. The track, that just like many other tracks parallel to the river Lagan, passes many interesting ancient remains and lets you discover both small, charming villages as well as beautiful forests and meadows.

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Store Mosse Nationalpark, STF Hostel

Distance: 24.3 km
Store Mosse is a national park that comprises the largest untouched marshland south of Lappland. The park is 15 x 12 km in extent, and the vegetation here is similar to that of the wilderness of Norrland. The park offers more than 40 km of trails and boardwalks.
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