Nipleden hiking trail

Nipleden is a real gem when it comes to hiking in the High Coast.

It starts at Sollefteå Camping on Risön in central Sollefteå and leads upstream along the beautiful flow of the Ångermanälven River up to Edsbron, where you cross the river and follow it downstream back to the starting point.

It is the impressive "nipor" of the riverbanks that gave the trail its name, and these are both beautiful and very exciting to explore. 20,000 years ago the ice sheet began to melt and 10,000 years ago today's Ångermanland was ice-free. Back then, the area around Nipleden was a bay where the meltwater brought with it large amounts of sand and finer materials.

As the land uplift caused the bay to move further and further east, the river "ate" into the old sedimentary deposits, creating the fascinating 50-meter-high cliffs as they look like today. Large parts of the trail follow the "nipor" and sometimes it is steep and narrow. One of the nicer areas to explore along the trail is the Granvågsniporna at the mouth of the Faxälven River. Here are three fantastic nipor, Borgen, Svalnipan and Rödskäggsnipan.

Map and description can be found here.

Bike along Nipleden

Cycling along Nipleden can be a real challenge or a cozy excursion in wonderful nature, depending on which part you choose. Read the trail description and choose the route that suits you best Länk till annan webbplats..

Hike Nipleden

Experience the high coast's peculiar "nip" landscape along the Nipleden. Hike the entire 27 km distance or the parts that suit you best. Read the trail description and download the map here. Länk till annan webbplats.

Fishing along Nipleden

Along the Ångermanälven there are many wonderful environments for fishing.
Check the rules and contact the fisheries management area where you want to fish Länk till annan webbplats..

Paddle along the river

Paddling along the Ångermanälven River can be an experience. But think about safety.
Contact e.g. Friluftsfrämjandet for tips and advice about paddling in Sollefteå municipality. Link to other website Länk till annan webbplats.. Länk till annan webbplats.

Take part in Nipleden on Youtube - several different clips! Länk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster.

Bild på träd och älv vid kanten av ett solbelyst Nipleden - en led att njuta av från Risön i Sollefteå.