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The Pilgrim Path in Dalsland, West Sweden
Hiking in the forests and past the lakes along the Pilgrim Path in West Sweden.
Photo credit: Henrik Trygg/

The Pilgrim Path

Have you ever dreamt of hiking in tranquil wilderness, deep forests, past calm lakes and medieval churches? Hike the Pilgrim Path (Pilgrimsleden) to experience it all.

The Pilgrim Path in Dalsland winds through over 100 kilometres of stunning nature. It starts in Vänersborg in the south and ends in Edsleskog in Åmål municipality in the north. The southern part comprises country roads that are easy to walk, whereas the section north of Mellerud can be more challenging with smaller paths and hilly countryside. 

If you like being active and comfortable at the same time, book a room at Upperud 9:9 – a modern hotel in a former granary located by the Dalsland canal. You’ll stay in the one-hundred-year-old silos which are elegantly designed, with French balconies overlooking the water. The restaurant serves green, locally sourced food that is sure to satisfy your hunger after a day’s hike. The hotel is an excellent base for exploring the area by foot - heading south will lead you past several medieval churches and the area surrounding Upperud is pure wilderness with breath-taking views of the Dalsland forests and lakes.   

The Pilgrim Path, Upperud 9, 464 40 Åsensbruk

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Upperud 9:9 in West Sweden

Upperud 9:9 is located in an old silo from the 1920's by lake Nären and the popular Pilgrim path.

Photo: Anna Hållams

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Upperud 9:9 in West Sweden

Photo: Anna Hållams

Déjeuner à la base de produits locaux à Upperud 9:9

Photo: Anna Hållams