Transfer from Kil’s train station or from Karlstad Airport
One night in a hostel at Fryksta, Kil
Hike along a part of a pilgrim trail in beautiful, open woodland, on nice forest and gravel roads. On the heights, before you reach Nilsby, Nilsby Bridge appears with its red arches on the left side. The bridge was built in 1997 and received the “Beautiful roads’ award” that same year. Spend one night in a cottage in Nilsby.
After a good night’s sleep, the hike continues to beautiful Hagudden, where you have the opportunity to go for a nice swim. Today, walking is easy, and the route stretches along forest and gravel roads. At Humletorp, beautifully located on Lake Visten, you can take a wooden fired heated sauna on the shore (this is optional). Spend one night here in a cottage.
The route to Smedsby stretches along paths and forest roads, passing two lakes and a moor. On the shore of Lake Skacksjön, is a nice spot for you to have your lunch. After about three hours, the landscape widens, and the hike continues on a gravel road to Smedsby. On the shore of Lake Fryken, there are eleven barrows from the later Bronze Age, well worth visiting at dusk. Spend one night in a cottage. Option to book a sauna or a massage.
From the cottage, there is merely a short walk to Alma Löv Museum. Here, you will have plenty of time to visit the pavilions and the exhibitions in the main building. Then, the hike continues north to Prästbol. Here you can visit Östra Ämtervik’s church and Selma Lagerlöf’s family grave. Proceed along Selma Lagerlöf church road until you reach Södra Ås, where you spend one night in a cottage.
The last day’s hike takes you up to Åsberget, which has a beautiful view over Lake Fryken and Lake Gårdsjön. To reach Mårbacka, you will walk along the trail of Back-Kajsa. Back-Kajsa was Selma Lagerlöf’s nanny and here you will pass what is left of her cottage. At Mårbacka a guided tour of the memorial estate is waiting. Finish this day with a lovely cycling tour to Sunne and Selma Spa Hotel. Enjoy a well-deserved spa experience with access to sauna, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and workout classes, as well as dinner and breakfast buffet.
Check-out from the hotel at 12 pm. Transfer to Kil’s train station or to Karlstad Airport.