Järnleden Hytte – Bergsjötorpet

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5 km


1.5 h



GPS coordinates starting point:

N 59° 25.895', E 14° 13.557'


Hytte, North of Kristinehamn

Route description:

From Kristinehamn, take route 26, north towards Filipstad. It is about 20 km from the E18. Turn left when you see the signpost: Järnleden with the trail symbol. Parking is available by route 26.

Public transport:

Take the Värmlandstrafiken bus 400 from Kristinehamn travel centre to Södra Nässundet bus stop. Cross route 26. The starting point at Hytte is about a 5 min walk south.

To return, go to the Sjöändan bus stop on route 26. From the Bergsjötorpet starting point and rest point, follow the gravel path to route 26. Värmlandstrafik bus 400 to Kristinehamn.


The trail is open from 15 May.


Kristinehamns turistbyrå, turist@kristinehamn.se +46 (0)550 881 87

Trail manager:

Kristinehamns kommun

Map to download (pdf)

Read more (external link)

Description of Walk

Tread historic ground where Duke Karl created a transport route for iron. Värmlands Bergslag and the iron industry have played an important role in the development of Sweden. The iron was shipped to Lake Vänern and from there to the rest of the world. The trail takes you along the old shipping route, the Norsbäcken Canal, that was opened in the 1630s. The canal runs into Lake Bergsjön. In the farming landscape just before Bergsjötorpet look out for numerous magnificent oak trees. This is an easy trail with gravel and forest paths. The hill at Varrvikshöjden is a challenge, that calls for a bit more energy. At the starting point at Bergsjötorpet you can leave the Järnleden trail and follow the gravel path to the bus stop along the Rv26. The entire Hytte-Bergsjötorp walk, there and back is 10 km.

  • Järnleden, vitsippsbacke
    Bergsjö Foto Björn Andersson
  • Järnleden, rastplatsen vid Bergsjötorp
    Bergsjötorp Foto Martin Andersson
  • Järnleden, vandring mot Bergsjön
  • Järnleden, skylt berättar om järnets historia