Hike with a Local

Do you like to get close to nature? Let a Local show you their favourite places!

Hiking and ghost stories

If you are you looking for a little mystery that surrounds an unbelievably beautiful lake then let Elisabeth take you for a walk around Svartesjön (The Black Lake). She will share an astonishing ghost story with you that has followed her since she was a child.

See a film about Svartesjön and contact Elisabeth click here: meet Elisabeth

Find out more about Floby and its surrounding here

A red and black rucksack is resting against a picnic table in a bright green Swedish forest. Meet the Locals goes you the chance to go hiking with someone who knows the area well.

Hiking around beautiful Sjötorp on the Göta Canal

Seize the opportunity to discover the Göta Canal in a different way by going by bike or on foot with Alf, who grew up in Sjötorp. You’ll get to see everything from boats going through the locks to Blomstervägen (The Flower Road) which winds through lush forests.

Read more about Alf and see the film here: meet Alf

Discover more about Sjötorp and Göta Canal here: Göta Canal

The historic pleasure boat, Diana, travels along the Göta Canal in the sunshine. This is one of the places you can go walking with a host from Meet the Locals and Alf can tell you all about the area.

Walk the Gotaleden with company

Gotaleden is a picturesque hiking trail running from Gothenburg to Alingsås. A particularly beautiful part is between Norsesund and Västrabodarna. This section follows the lake shore, past some beautiful houses to a beach. If you’d like some good company for this part of the trail and get some coffee and home baked buns then contact our Local, Anna.

If you’d like to hike part of the Gotaleden and meet Anna, click here: contact Anna

Read more about Alingsås and Gotaleden

A stainless steel thermos flask stands on a picnic table beside a handmade mug and a cinnamon bun. There is also a brown vase from the 1970s with some bright white and yellow daisies. It must be time for a fika while hiking with a host from Meet the Locals

Hiking, just outside Gothenburg

Just 30 minutes by train from the city you can be in the forest beside Lake Mjörn, West Sweden’s largest lake. Mikael lives here in Norsesund with his family. He is happy to take you out and show you his favourite spots and if the weather allows, your walk ends with cooking sausages and bread over an open fire.

If you want to go walking just outside Gothenburg and meet Mikael click here: contact Mikael

Read more about Alingsås

Some burning logs have been placed leaning together in a conical shape and are burning a deep red glow with a small wisp of smoke rising up and a lake in the background. If you have a burning question here are the contact details for Meet the Locals

Discover a corner of Skaraborg’s landscape

Take a little walk and do some Geocaching with Ann and her dog. They will take you on a tour around Kinnekulle where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, listen to the birdsong and refresh your senses while you search for the treasure.

Read more about Ann and contact her here: meet Ann

Find more information about what to do in the area around Skaraborg here: Skaraborg

Some beautiful deep blue bell shaped flowers and pink clover are sparks of colour in a sunlit thicket of grass. Getting close to nature hiking with a host from Meet the Locals