Upplandsleden, Section 1, 8.5 km
Section 1 starts at the Sunnerstaåsen recreation area on the outskirts of Uppsala, passing through the deep forests of nature reserve Norra Lunsen. It ends at Nyby, on the other side of the forest. You’ll reach Sunnerstaåsen by bus from Uppsala central station.
After only a few hundred metres, you’ll enter the forest, and nature reserve Norra Lunsen. The hike is on paths with many rocks and roots, over flat rocks and foot bridges across little marshes and wetlands. The section is one of the most popular of all sections on the trail, so the path is well trodden. After 4.5 kilometres, you’ll reach Lunsentorpet, a cottage where you can rest and stay overnight, in the middle of the forest. The cottage is always open, but you can’t book it. After a further 3 kilometres, there is a smaller cottage, Fläktanstugan, where you can take a break, but not stay overnight.
At the end of the section at Nyby, there is a large parking area. If you carry on for a further 2.5 kilometres, you’ll reach a bus stop, Moralund.
Difficulty level: Medium, forest paths with a fair amount of rocks and roots.
Vandringen går nästan uteslutande längs stigar genom Lunsenskogen. Terrängen är småkuperad och stigen innehåller en hel del stenar och rötter.
Nearest bus stop: Sunnerstabacken.
For bus number and timetables, click on the link below.
Start at Sunnerstaåsen, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 270, Uppsala.