Start the hike directly from the train station in Härnösand or step out through the hotel and jump on the hiking trail.
The Härnöleden trail stretches about two miles around the whole of Härnön. You will walk in urban environments, through forests, over mountains and along the coast.
It’s relatively easy and suitable for most people, but there are more challenging detours for those who want them. Along the trail there are several viewpoints, shelters and barbecue areas. Don’t miss the various detours, that’s where you get the really nice views and experiences!
Härnöleden starts at Härnösand Central so you can just jump on directly from the train or bus. If you want to walk part of the trail, you can take bus 501 to Vangsta and during the summer all the way to Smitingen, bus 502 to Stenhammar (near Vårdkasen) or bus 503 to Högslätten. The Härnöleden is signposted with blue signs and white dots on trees.
Stage 1 Härnösand Central – Sälsten:
Length: 3.6 km along footpath and gravel road (easy)
Detour: Lövhällan 700 m
Stage 2 Sälsten – Smitingen:
Length: 7.8 km along forest path, country road and gravel road (easy, normal)
Detour: Smitingen 500 m
Stage 3 Smitingen – Vårdkasen:
Length: 6.3 km along forest path (normal)
Detours: Speckstaberget 1.5 km (demanding), Norra utsikten 1.6 km (demanding)
Stage 4 Vårdkasen – Härnösand Central:
Length: 5.4 km along forest path and footpath
Detours: southern view 300 m, Nattviksrundan 1,5 km