Tickle your senses with fast-paced sports and wonderful nature experiences. Suggestion: climb, paddle, cycle, hike and surf and make the High Coast summer your most adventurous to date.
GREAT WAVES OR STILL WATER
When it blows over the sea, the waves are built up to heights that attract surfers from near and far to the shores of the High Coast. One of the best places is Smitingen in Härnösand. Seems wave surfing for spectacular, test SUP, stand up paddle board, a surfboard where you stand up and paddle ahead. Suitable for all ages! Go for a course or rent! www.hogakustensurf.se
PACK FOR TWO WHEELS FREEDOM
With the bike packed you will arrive on the high coast’s winding roads, on asphalt and gravel, on small roads closed for general car traffic, along the sea and up among the mountains. Find out the maps and find out where few others find.
CLOSE TO SEA AND MOUNTAIN
Few vehicles fit better in the High Coast than a kayak. You slide forward quietly, come close to nature and wildlife and the kayak is well suited to cope with even the waves out on the sea. Paddle between the islands in our archipelago and camp on lonely beaches and cliffs. Sitting in the kayak under steep cliffs is a powerful experience. Several kayak rentals are available, for example lappudden.se and hemsokajak.se
The combination of high mountains, deep valleys, seas and small islands makes the High Coast unique and one of Sweden’s best areas for hiking. You can make day trips with light packing or pack the backpack full and take you through the entire thirteen mile long high coast trail, from Örnsköldsvik in the north to the High Coast bridge in the south. Neither do you need to be a van hiker. The forest provides protection and it is always close to civilization, even if it does not feel so when you are alone on top to some of the highest mountains or sitting by the fire on a beach and looking out over the sea. Organizers of hikes include hogakustenhike.se and lappudden.se
CLIMB SKULEBERGET'S WALL
Airy and loud, but safe and secure. At Skuleberget, in the heart of the High Coast, everyone is able to experience real rock climbing, but with maximum safety. No prerequisites are required, you just need to have normal physics and not be particularly height-borne. You follow a steel wire up along Skuleberget’s 250 meters. You have four difficulty levels to choose from. The equipment is rented on site and consists of helmet, harness and a Y loop with two approved carabiner hooks. The trails are not built for children and a minimum weight of 40 kilos applies. Web: viaferrata.se
Canoeing can best suit most, including families with children. In Timrå there are many nice canoe waters. Ljustorpsån is a family-friendly paddling trail that winds its way through forest and agricultural landscapes with steep sandpipes. Check