E6 in Sweden

Route

The route is presented on https://www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/guider-tips/leder/europaled-6/ “E6 in Sweden”. There you can also learn about how it is to walk on in Sweden https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/hiking/ The route E6 is described from south to north.

Starting Point

Malmö – city

End Point

Grisslehamn – village

Which cities and towns does the E-path pass through

Passes close to a number of small towns and municipalities: Gislaved, Eksjö, Vaggeryd, Nässjö, Kisa, Rimforsa, Åtvidaberg, Söderköping, Norrköping, Nyköping, Trosa, Stockholm, Norrtälje

Length

About 1.400 km

Foto by Annette Andersson

Ground paths of the E-path

Malmö – Koarp, Skåneleden, 250 km, www.skaneleden.se

Koarp – Kinnared, Hallandsleden, 110 km, www.hallandsleden.se

Kinnared – Hestra,, Gislavedsleden, 85km, www.gislaved.se/ www.smalandsleden.se

Hestra – Eksjö, Höglandsleden, 250 km, www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/guider-tips/leder/hoglandsleden/

Eksjö- Söderköping, 210 km,  www.visitostergotland.se/en/start/

Söderköping – Björkhagen (south Stockholm), 300 km, www.sormlandsleden.se

Danderyd (north Stockholm) – Grisslehamn, 190 km, www.roslagsleden.se

Responsible organisations

Regional and local organizations and municipalities. Information about who are the responsible organisations  you find in the respective links to the footpaths.

Publications

There is no publication for E6 in Sweden as a whole. See the respective links where information in terms of  descriptions and maps and  reference to leaflets and maps can be found. Note that some of the routes only have information in Swedish.

Maps

See the respective links for information about maps. For some of the more local  footpaths maps can be found on www.naturkartan.se/en.

Marking system

Marking systems differ even if most of them have orange bands around trees and poles. In addition some of footpaths, but not all, have the E6-mark (blue with 15 yellow stars) in addition. Where E6 switches between two regional footpaths there can be stretches with no marked trail. 

Crossing other E-paths

E1 and E6 use a short part of Hallandsleden together.

Practical

Accommodation

STF youth hostels are available for some  parts of the E-path. Several  links also have information about other kinds of accommodation like bed-and-breakfast, hotels. There are also shelters on some of the foot-paths. You are allowed to use you own tent in many places.  

Food

Food can be bought in stores in villages, municipalities and towns close to the footpaths. For some parts of E6 you will have to carry food with you for a couple of days.  Water can have to be carried with you for a day.

Travel

There is an extensive network of buses and trains close to the footpaths.

Gear

No special equipment is needed. Good shoes that can stand also wet ground and rain-gear is recommended.

Ingemund  8 juli 2020