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See and try gear from some of the world’s premier UL vendors

Keynote Speakers

Lightweight & ultralight backpacking, thru-hiking on the most beautiful trails of the world, and more – come listen to inspiring personalities from the backpacking scene!

Cottage companies from around the world

Meet Locus Gear from Japan, Sierra Designs & Gossamer Gear from USA, Liteway Equipment from the Ukraine, and many more!


Linda Åkerberg

Linda Åkerberg

Wilderness stories

Jörgen Johanssen

Jörgen Johanssen


Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend Outdoors

Glen Van Peski

Glen Van Peski

Gossamer gear


EU Trail days 2020 Starts

EU trail days 2020 officially starts!




Keynote by Jörgen Johansson

Perhaps Swedens most known profile within lightweight backpacking. Jörgen will start his workshop on packing lighter


Main stage


EU trail days day 2 is open

Opening of the European Trail Days, Day 2. Short Introduction by the Organizers of the daily Schedule




Keynote by Linda Åkerberg


Exhibition closes for the day

Exhibition closes for the day




Keynote by Glen van Peski


Main stage


Campfire & Mys (cozy time)

Evening foodcourt is open for business or if you wish you can bring hotdogs to the campfire




Time for music!

Come down to the fire and listen to live music


Main stage


Opening of the European Trail Days, Day 3

Opening of the European Trail Days, Day 3. Short Introduction by the Organizers of the daily Schedule   Exhibition Fair opens




Keynote by Chris Townsend

Keynote/ Workshop TBA


Main stage


European Trail days 2020 is over – see you next year!

Hope you had a great time! Don't forget to clean up after yourself and leave your campsite as clean as when you came! Also, don't be afraid to stick around a few more days in the area and get some more fishing and hiking in!




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For more information regarding sponsorship please get in touch! We have some pretty awesome ideas for the event, and we are sure you will be a perfect match!


European Trail Days will be held at the beautiful Glassbonden in northern Sweden along the massive Vindel River. The River is well known for it’s fantastic fishing and White water rafting.

If you prefer to hike to EU Trail days you can easily do so via a 40km walk directly from Umeå central bus station. Tavelsjöleden is a well marked trail with plenty of water, cottages and windsheds along the way. For more information on Tavelsjöleden click here


Västra Selet 4, 91192 Vännäs
41km from Downtown Umeå via Tavelsjöleden



Not the type of person that prefers a sleeping mat to a bed?

Don’t worry, we won’t judge you.. too harshly. Within Vännäs there
are a few great little hotels, Bed and breakfasts and Hostel

Getting to Trail Days

European Trail Days 2020 Travel Advice

The European Trail Days 2020 takes place in the Vännäs community at the Glassbonden farm next to the Tavelsjöleden trail in Västerbotten and can easily be reached from Umeå, either by hiking or by public transportation. 

To find out more about the surrounding area of the event please visit Visit Vännäs, the Main Sponsor of the European Trail Days 2020.

In this document we describe the options to reach the event location, additionally we will update the information closer to the date of the event with infos on public transportation to the event location.


Getting to Sweden

Sweden is in Northern Europe and is part of the Scandiavian peninsula. The capital Stockholm is easy to reach from every major Airport and has many connecting flights to e.g. Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London if you fly in from North America or Asia. The IATA code for the Stockholm Arlanda Airport is “ARN”, and SAS, Lufthansa, Icelandair, Norwegian and many more fly to Arlanda. Airport Website:

If you decide to stay before or after your visit to the European Trail Days in Stockholm, we can recommend these options:

Downtown Camper Hotel:

Lilla Brunn Hostel:

Or find yourself an AirBnB:

Getting to Umeå

Umeå is the closest city to the European Trail Days and a bustling, youthful coastal town which has much to offer to visitors.

Taking the Train from Stockholm to Umeå is a wonderful experience and quite affordable. Resrobot is a useful website for planning a trip with public transportation: while you can book train tickets at

From Stockholm you also can take a connecting flight to Umeå (IATA Code is UME) with e.g. SAS. Airport website:

Visitors from Finland can take the ferry from Vaasa to Umeå, which takes them in four hours across the Baltic Sea. You can book your ferry tickets at – also make sure to book on the same website the bus tickets from the harbour to the city centre.

In Umeå you could stay for example at the U&Me Hotel next to the river and right in the centre: and also the STF Hostel Umeå is in the centre:

Getting to Vännäs / Glassbonden

The event is held in the Vännäs community at the Glassbonden Farm. Getting to Vännäs is very easy, there are regular buses and trains going from Umeå to Vännäs. You can book train tickets for the 20 minute trip at and You also can take the Bus, Länstrafiken gets you around Västerbotten and the surrounding areas.

The address of the event location is

Västra SELET 4
911 92 Vännäs

Their website address is

You can park your car along the road to the side, and we will inform later about parking spaces.

If you do not want to camp at the event location then there’s two B&Bs which are within walking distance of the event location, the Wallhalla Bed & Breakfast and the By The River B&B. For more accommodation options in Vännäs please check this website.

If you require more information about Vännäs and its surroundings, please visit the website of Visit Vännäs, our main Sponsors:


There is limited access to the event, so book your tickets today to make sure you can get in to the event! Tickets are sold through Eventbrite

Day pass only


Access to event
Overnight pass


Full day pass

Speakers and workshops

One night of camping

Full access


Full 3 day access

all speakers and workshops

Two nights camping

What to do in Umeå

Västerbotten is a well known destination for it’s incredible rivers and hiking trails. Why not come a week early and explore some of the trails that are within a short distance by bus from Umeå. Don’t forget to bring a fishing pole!

Infomation on nearby hiking trails:

Öreälvsleden – a 100 km trail that follows Öreälv (Öre River)
Lögdeälvs river wilderness trail – 80 Km trail that follows Lögdeälv
Isälvsleden – A unique 60 Km trail that crosses 5 nature reservations
Flottarstigen – A 30km trail that follows Rickleån to the Baltic ocean

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