Record increase in foreign hikers visiting Sweden

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A record number of people are hiking in the Swedish mountains with a growing interest among foreign tourists and Swedes.

The Swedish Tourist Association says the mountainous regions in the north reported a record summer season with an international trend for more hikers from abroad.

Young people and small families are also a more common sight along hiking trails while Swedes are venturing out on weekend breaks closer to home.

Radio Sweden went along a hiking trail to find out more.