Shelter

There is a lot of space in Sweden – and in that space, you can find all sorts of hiking trails criss-crossing the countryside.

These trails offer good walking, stunning scenery and resting places for the weary hiker.

Shelter

You can rest your tired head in the shelters, which are usually equipped with free firewood, tables and a fireplace around which you can roast your hot dogs and warm your hands.

And sometimes – these shelters provide a little more …

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… a private lake for a swimming dog (can you see him?), a serene view and an oasis for the thirsty soul.

You’ll find more spas for the soul at: That’s My World!

43 responses

  1. Looks like a great place to camp! What fun! Bet it will soon be too cold, but there’s always next year and something to look forward to! Neat shots!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    October 13, 2009 at 05:24

  2. It would be so nice to get out there and explore…Hoping the children’s little legs will be big enough soon! Your dog looks like he’s having fun!

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    October 13, 2009 at 05:39

  3. Bluefish

    This sounds the place I’d like to take a hike…nice trails and lake. What one can ask for more?

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    October 13, 2009 at 05:57

  4. Amy

    Neat, Norway only has benches (if you’re lucky) that is very cool, several times I could think to take a walk but I’m afraid I’ll get caught in bad weather too far from any decent shelter. And I love the swimming dog…what nuts they are, polar bear swimming like that in freezing water!!!

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    October 13, 2009 at 06:00

  5. A nordic oasis and it´s so refreshing even on a gray day. You made me want to go hiking.

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    October 13, 2009 at 07:07

  6. Wow, that’s pretty considerate. I can’t imagine, say, New Yorkers leaving anything in pristine condition with supplies for the next people. I just picked them at random, you can actually insert just about any city name in the world instead.

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    October 13, 2009 at 07:30

  7. Oh it looks so peaceful!! I’m off to the big smoke again today….*sigh*

    C x

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    October 13, 2009 at 08:32

  8. yeah for Oscar!! Looks great!

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    October 13, 2009 at 08:50

  9. In America the homeless would’ve already moved in… and quite rightly so.
    Your dog Oscar is always smiling for the camera.

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    October 13, 2009 at 08:58

  10. Irene

    A neat rest stop.

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    October 13, 2009 at 10:24

  11. how cute! a swimming dog! 😀 Is he that comfortable with water if you need to wash him as well?

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    October 13, 2009 at 10:28

  12. I was going to say what Wolynski said. I’m surprised someone hasn’t moved in already. (Great minds and all that…) I love that these places are just there ready to be used if needed.

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    October 13, 2009 at 10:40

  13. Jo

    Looks wonderful. Enjoy the autumn glory xx

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    October 13, 2009 at 11:54

  14. A wonderful idea for others to adopt. I would enjoy using some of them.

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    October 13, 2009 at 13:21

  15. Jen

    What a great concept, we have some huts like that, but they are mostly in parks. Who brings in the firewood? Are they on private land? Or public?

    Jen

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    October 13, 2009 at 14:48

    • It’s amazing. The huts are on public land and it is the county/state that makes sure everything is clean and that there is always enough firewood for people to use.

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      October 13, 2009 at 14:53

  16. would love to go on a trail there with my bozo!

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    October 13, 2009 at 14:52

  17. I would love to visit Sweden some day. Looks very much like Canada. I can tell Oscar is having fun!

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    October 13, 2009 at 15:15

  18. I think we have some of your Swedish cooler air today. I even put the boiler on for the first time since summer.

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    October 13, 2009 at 15:27

  19. Those shelters remind me of when I used to take my then little boy canoeing in Dalsland/Värmland. We usually “went wild” for a week but preferred to use our tent. The water in the lakes were clean enough to drink! Mind you, this was around 1980, and I would not recommend drinking it now.

    BTW Pianotrappan was fantastic!

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    October 13, 2009 at 16:06

  20. He must be having the time of his life!

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    October 13, 2009 at 16:34

  21. You have to KNOW this is my kind of place! I hope to visit someday and go to the places only the locals go. I’m glad you pointed out the Land Lord swimming in his private pool!

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    October 13, 2009 at 16:38

  22. J

    This makes me want to visit Sweden, it’s such a great idea. (In the summer though!)

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    October 13, 2009 at 19:05

  23. How very interesting! That’s pretty cool that there is always enough wood to start a fire. That would motivate me to hike knowing that at the end we could rest and warm ourselves up with a camp fire.

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    October 13, 2009 at 19:25

  24. i like the concept of having cabins/resting places along the trails…this one, complete with the swimming dog would be a nice stop.
    enjoyed your post.

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    October 13, 2009 at 20:49

  25. I’ve heard about those free hiking shelters and admire the idea. That’s typical only for Scandinavia.

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    October 13, 2009 at 21:35

  26. They are nice shelters and tight by the lake. What a pretty scene for camping out. Thanks for sharing.

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    October 13, 2009 at 22:39

  27. It looks like a lovely spot to stop for a rest! No, I did not see Oscar..but I bet he had a great time! Firewood is provided too..those Swedes think of everything! 🙂

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    October 13, 2009 at 22:55

  28. That would be what our dog would do!
    And then the kids would join…Freezing cold or hot weather…

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    October 13, 2009 at 23:39

  29. A private roof spot, too? Or are those not ladders running up to the roof?

    Lovely spot.

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    October 14, 2009 at 00:28

  30. Seriously, I am thinking of moving to Sweden because of your blog. And I was thinking of you this weekend when we were in Ikea.

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    October 14, 2009 at 02:53

  31. I like camping and hiking. It’s good to know that there’re shelters like these along the way. I was trying to see the dog on the lake but i can’t 🙂

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    October 14, 2009 at 04:45

  32. I like to hide in that small house waiting for bird at the lake.
    That for sharing your world.

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    October 14, 2009 at 06:13

  33. Imagine – if these huts were in the UK they’d either get people living in them all year round or the wood would be nicked straight away.

    I realised that my comment didn’t really mention your interesting post so I returned to do just that – see, I do read them but sometimes I just have to get out what is in my head 🙂

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    October 14, 2009 at 09:17

    • No problem! – and how kind of you to get back to me. It snowed today so am hoping that doesn’t come to you next!

      I just can’t imagine getting free firewood in hundreds of shelters on hiking trails in the UK… can you?

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      October 14, 2009 at 09:19

  34. baileymouse

    Looks great, and is something I’d love to see – when it’s warmer, of course. 😉

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    October 14, 2009 at 15:51

  35. That looks like it could be near my home! Yet, I am across the ocean.

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    October 14, 2009 at 18:38

  36. I would love to be hiking and run across one of those shelters, thanks for posting this, so interesting.

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    October 14, 2009 at 19:21

  37. Magical!

    Oscar looked like he was giving so much fun!

    Only in Sweden though, don’t think wonderful shelters like that would work here!

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    October 14, 2009 at 23:35

  38. I would have commented sooner, but I had to spend some time looking for the dog. The shelters are a great idea, and it’s great that they seemed to be kept up so well.

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    October 15, 2009 at 01:03

  39. it reminds me of California. I love the hiking here.

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    October 15, 2009 at 06:21

  40. Looks so lovely!!!

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    October 18, 2009 at 00:14

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