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30 km


10.5 h



GPS coordinates starting point:

N 59º 25.903, E 14º 13.569


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.


Niklasdam Garden has a pelargonium museum and café that is open in summer, Read more.
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

Järnleden (The Iron trail) includes stretches that have been used since the 17th Century. It was the route taken by the first iron shipments from Bergslagen to Lake Vänern, with pack animals or sledges. Kristinehamn was the iron exporting centre of Bergslagen. Look out for the information signs along the route that describe life in the age of iron. Järnleden passes through a varied landscape, past meres, bogs, through woods, grazing land and along the old national highway. During the walk, you will pass two former iron works, a manor house, an ancient fort from the iron age and a distinctive chapel at Östervik.

  • Järnleden, skylt om Järnets historia
    Foto Pernilla Andersson
  • Järnleden två damer på bänk vid vatten
    Foto Christina Skan
  • Järnleden, springande barn
    Foto Pernilla Andersson
  • Järnleden, rastplatsen vid Bergsjötorp
    Bergsjötorp Foto Martin Andersson