After a short hike up Skuleberget, Ben and I headed across E4 to Skuleskogen National Park. We were advised by the Naturum visiter centre and other tourists to try the southern entrance to the park as it most likely had the least snow. Though quite cold, we were unable to find said snow on our first day in the park, and thus were really glad we decided to go ahead and explore the park despite warnings that some trails might be unpassable.
Our first day we spend hiking the blue marked path along the coast on the map below, from Éntre Syd to Tärnättholmarna. The trail is flat and quite easy with nice beaches and campsites along the way. In typical Swedish style – making the outdoors so effortlessly accessible, one of my favorite characteristics about the country – there are a fair number of great new cabins within the park, free on a first come basis, with 4 to 8 beds, a nice sitting area, stove, cooking equipment, and ample firewood. Since we brought our tents we opted to camp but the cabins were very tempting and I’m kicking myself for not taking any pictures.
On our second day in Skuleskogen, we left Tärnättholmarna and headed north to Éntre Nord where we would later join with the Höga Kustenleden (High Coast Trail) for the majority of second day, back to Éntre Syd (see orange trail on earlier map above).
After an interesting lunch at Éntre Nord, we turned back south onto the High Coast Trail.