If you want to hike more than a day at Hovdala Hiking Centre, we have suggestions and tips on suitable routes with overnight stays. In the forests around Hovdala you can get nature and cultural experiences for several days.
Think about the environment, take the train with your hiking boots on and start your hike directly at the train station in central Hässleholm. From here you find orange trail signs for Skåneleden/ Hovdalaleden. You can of course use our suggestions as inspiration for shorter hiking experiences along our other local trails in the area.
Start/finish for all our suggestions is the train station area in central Hässleholm. The location of the accommodations are indicated by a blue star in the maps below. To illustrate the direction of the trails more properly there are blue and/or orange arrows.
Take breaks for rest and picnics, and experience the sights during your day out in nature. We can recommend a stop along Alslingan trail, bring you binoculars to the bird tower Slingra Dig, meditate at the yoga platform at "Mossen", enjoy the beautiful sight at Trädhuset (Tree house café in Summer) or participate in a guided tour at Hovdala castle or any of the exhibitions. Take a walk in the park and gardens which are open all year round. Have something to eat in the restaurant/café.
Check the opening hours for accommodation facilities, cafes and restaurants in advance!
You must pre-book your accommodation in Birk, Birka and Ronja at campsite Between dusk and dawn at Hovdala Hiking Centre. The shelters at Göingeåsen and Hässleholmsgården are subjects for availability and these cannot be pre-booked.
You are allowed to camp in a tent for a night or two in the countryside according to the Right of Public Access. But do not destroy and do not disturb!
Day 1: From Hlm C over the Göingeåsen ridge to Brönnestad, 18 kilometres. Accommodation in Brönnestad at Bysmedjans B & B or Byskolans vandrarhem (hostel).
Day 2: From Brönnestad to campsite Between dusk and dawn, which is next to Trädhuset (Tree house), approximately 8,5 kilometres. Accommodation in a shelter - Birk, Birka or Ronja.
(Follow Hovdalaleden trail to Äspehöjden and to the castle, keep going along the trail to the west, direction Trädhuset/the wind shelters.
Alternative route - from campsite Between Dusk and dawn you go further 5 kilometres to Lilla Oberöd, staying the night in a small cottage at Knutstorp Ranch.
Day 3: From the shelters to Skyrup, approximately 16 kilometres. Accommodation at Skyrup Golf & Hotel.
(Follow Hovdalaleden trail westwards to Glada Geten dairy farm and after that towards the castle and then to the north/the lake, direction Guldkusten. Keep going along the lake to Skyrup.
Day 4: From Skyrup to Hässleholmsgården 13 kilometres, or further to central Hässleholm 14,5 kilometres. Accommodation at Hässleholmsgårdens youth hostel or at a hotel in the central parts of town. Hiking package with dinner etcetera can be booked at Hotel Statt.
Follow blue arrows from Hässleholm C to Hovdala castle. From the castle back to town - follow orange arrows.
Day 1: From Hässleholm C to the campsite Göingeåsen, 12 kilometres. Accommodation in the wind shelter. (Follow Hovdalaleden trail with orange trail signs).
Day 2: From campsite Göingeåsen to the campsite Between dusk and dawn next to the Tree house, approximately 14,5 kilometres.
(Follow Hovdalaleden trail all the way south to Brönnestad and then to the northeastern part of the area to Äspehöjden. Go forther down to the castle and then up the hills towards the Tree house along Hovdalaleden trail/Gullspira-trail - orange/white trail signs.)
Day 3: From the campsite Between dusk and dawn to Hässleholmsgården along the eastern part of the Finjasjö lake, approximately 9 km. Stay the night in the shelter or at the hostel. Easy hiking, flat terrain, close to city.
(Follow I Posta-Nillas spår-trail western part, red trail signs, via Björkviken and Sjörröd and further to town.)
Alternative route - follow Hovdalaleden trail all the way along the western side of the Finjasjö lake, orange trail signs, via Skyrup to Hässleholmsgården, approximately 16 kilometres.
Day 4: From Hässleholmsgården to Hässleholm C it is only 1,5 kilometres.
Map of this suggestion - Wilderness tour with three nights in nature
Follow the blue arrows. The orange arrows show the alternative route along the western side of the lake.
Day 1: From Hässleholm C to campsite Between dusk and dawn next to the Tree house, approximately 15,5 kilometres. Accommodation in a wind shelter - Birk, Birka or Ronja.
(Follow Hovdalaleden trail/I Posta-Nillas spår eastern part to the castle along orange/red trail signs. From the castle go on westwards along Hovdalaleden trail-/jakten på Gullspira-trail, orange/white trail signs up towards the Tree House and the wind shelters.
Day 2: From the campsite Between dusk and dawn to Hässleholm C along Hovdalaleden trail, on the western sida of the Finjasjö lake, via Skyrup approximately 18 kilometres.
(Walk from the shelters, pass the Tree house, and further down to the lakeside trail. Then follow orange trail signs all the way to the centre of Hässleholm.)
Follow blue arrows.
Experience Hovdala in a short time but still full of experiences. In the evening, enjoy with a cosy stay in a B & B/hostel with the possibility of a sauna and outdoor spa pool.
Day 1: From Hässleholm C to Brönnestad 18 kilometres (follow Hovdalaleden trail with orange trail signs). Accommodation at Bysmedjan B & B or Byskolans youth hostel in Brönnestad.
Day 2: From Brönnestad to Hässleholm C 16 kilometres.
(Follow Höjdarleden trail direction north to the castle, blue trail signs, and then go further on I Posta-Nillas spår west, along the eastern side of Finjajö lake, red trail signs.
Alternative route - shorten the distance to 13 kilometres. Follow Höjarleden trail to the north, direction the castle, and go further all the way to the lake, blue trail signs. Go ahead on I Posta-Nillas spår west from here, red trail signs.
Follow blue arrows. The orange arrows show the shorter alternative day 2.
If you want to hike for several days but prefer to sleep comfortably at night with breakfast served, this is something for you.
Day 1: From Hässleholm C to Brönnestad 18 kilometres (follow Hovdalaleden trail orange trail signs). Accommodation at Bysmedjan B & B or Byskolans youth hostel in Brönnestad.
Day 2: From Brönnestad to Skyrup approximately 10 kilometres. Accommodation at Skyrup Golf & Hotel.
(Follow the Höjdarleden trail direction north towards the castle, blue trail signs, and then along Hovdalaleden trail/Gullspira-trail to the west towards the Tree house, orange/white trail signs. Go ahead along Hovdalaleden trail/Finjasjöleden trail, orange/pink trail signs.
Day 3: From Skyrup to Hässleholm C approximaltely 14,5 kilometres, orange trail signs. Stay the night in Hässleholm central parts at any of the hotels. Hotel Statt has got hiking packages with dinner etcetera included.
Follow the blue arrows.
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