Stafsäter to Vårdnäs 10 km

Length: 10 km

Highlights on the route:

  • Enjoy ice cream at Stafsäter farm ice cream (when open)
  • Hiking in beautiful oak groves in Stafsäter's surroundings
  • Beautiful at Kvilla bridge

Map of the route

This hike consists of one route, wich means 1 routdescription/map.

Hiking map as pdf for the hike between Stafsäter to Vårdnäs 10 km.

How long does it take to hike the route?

As the route is approximately 10 km long, you should expect the hike to take at least 2.5 hours.

For who?

The hike is partly on dirt roads, paths and in some parts on paved roads. The stretch is relatively flat and easy to hike.

How do I do the hike?

It is not possible to take a bus to this hike, but only available to those who have their own car. Park at Stafsäter Gårdsglass or at the parking lot at the nature reserve/bathing area at Stafsäter.

Start with an ice cream at Stafsäter if it's open, or start hiking directly south through oak groves, forests and on forest and paved roads. Towards the end, the trail goes on a bridge over the Kinda channel. Finally you arrive at Vårdnäs Stiftsgård.

Water supply

There is limited opportunity to fill up with water along the stage, so make sure you have well-filled water bottles from the start.

How do I find my way on the hike?

The route between Stafsäter and Vårdnäs is part of the regional landscape trail Östgötaleden. The trail is marked with orange markings. In most places the trail is easy to follow. This part of the Östgötaleden is marked on a digital map, so the trail is easy to follow on your own smartphone with your own position visible.

Links to more information about the hike:

Digital map at

Get to the starting point:

Read more here how to get to the starting point by car and where to park.

This route cannot be reached by public transport/bus, only by own car.

Other things to consider:

Some parts of the trail go through pastures. During the period from April to September, there may be grazing cows or sheep in the pastures. Do not keep loose dogs in paddocks with grazing animals. Ideally, avoid taking the dog with you into a paddock with cows in it.