To complete a hike like Fjällräven Classic Denmark, you must be well prepared. Your body is exposed to a physical stress that you rarely experience in daily life. Your leg muscles, your feet and your willpower will be tested on the hike and more well prepared you are, the more you can enjoy the stunning scenery.
The total trek is about 75 km and that requires preparation. Your legs should surely have walked many miles, maybe even with baggage. Learning the basics about your equipment and common "trip sense" is also important. On this page we have gathered information that is useful for both novices and the experienced arctic foxes.
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Start preparing in time
Your general fitness is important when you are going on a longer stroke, where you carry your home on your back. Heart and lungs have to work hard. So to be able to enjoy outdoor experience you should have a fairly good condition. If you are not physically active throughout the year, you should begin to work out before heading out on a long journey. Hiking, biking, running and swimming are all good activities to build up your stamina.
Hiking in terrain
Your leg muscles, knees, feet and joints are subjected to quite a load. In order to accustom the body to this load it is good to try to already imitate your next adventure during your training. Try walking in hilly terrain, up and down hills or in forests. Attempt to achieve a proper hike at least once a week.
Prepare your body for the backpack
Wearing a heavy backpack can initially feel uncomfortable. There’s pressure on your shoulders and hips, and steps become heavier. If you start with lighter loads and gradually increase your pack, your body will get used to the load. Work your way slowly towards the weight you think you are going to wear on the trip. Do not shock your body - it can wear your body down and lead to long-term injuries.
Wear in your hiking boots
Make sure that you have reviewed your hiking boots properly, before you set off. There is nothing worse than having to interrupt a walk because of blisters or bruises. To really make sure that the boots are properly worn in, we recommend you to walk far in them, 200 kilometers is a good rule of thumb
See how – you choose the right boots here!
Don’t overdo your training
Fjällräven Classic Denmark is a tough challenge, but it's not exactly like climbing Mount Everest, and therefore it is also important that you do not overdo your training. Before the hike, you should have eaten healthy, gotten enough sleep and not have trained so hard, that muscles and joints are sore right up to the walk. The aim should be to start your trek with a strong and well-rested body.
Pack sensibly for the trip
"What should I bring on the trip?" - Is one of the questions frequently heard. In June, the summer in Denmark has just begun, which means there can be both lots of sun, but also rain and wind. This means that you will have to pack equipment that can get you through several types of weather.
See ‘Packing List’ for examples of what you are going to need!