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A: Fjällräven is a Swedish term for arctic fox, besides that, an outdoor gear manufacturing company, our main sponsor.
More than 50 years serving nature
Ever since Fjällräven was founded just over 50 years ago, we have had one strong driving force: to develop products that make it easier for people to enjoy the countryside. As far back as 1950 Åke Nordin developed a backpack frame that sowed the seed which would go on to become the Fjällräven company. And ever since its Örnsköldsvik beginnings in 1960, Fjällräven has continued to produce innovative, functional products which are appreciated by generations of outdoor enthusiasts across the world – and which have also received a number of distinguished awards over the years. Fjällräven’s products are currently sold in around 20 countries. Over time, a few have become more or less classics – the Greenland Jacket, Vidda Trousers, Kånken Backpack and Expedition Down Jacket. We work continuously on developing materials, solutions and designs for new favourites – clothing, tents, sleeping bags and other outdoor equipment that can be used, loved and worn over many years of adventures out in the fresh air.
The story of this company begins in 1950 when the then 14-year-old Åke Nordin, the founder of Fjällräven, was going to a mountain tour from Örnsköldsvik (north Sweden) but was not satisfied with the backpacks that were then sold. He then decided to plan and develop equipment that is truly durable and user-friendly. In a couple of years, many innovations and improvements in the outdoor market have been developed thanks to him, such as. the idea of the first double-walled tent. Åke Nordin also considered it important that the Swedish population of the 1960s cope with the depression that caused serious social problems at that time. By organizing the first Fjällräven Classic, masses started out in nature from the four walls, offering a really simple solution to this serious social crisis. Nowadays, Fjällräven stands for environmentally-conscious trade, the production of durable hiking equipment, and the organization of hikes to help people to return to nature. Now, not only in Sweden but also in Hungary. We’ll see you out there!
A: No, much more! It is a trekking experience to revive the traditions of multiple day trekking in Hungary.
A: Every moment you can spend in nature and at the same time with yourself is a real gift. Entering into nature for several nights is such an elemental experience which not only gives you physical and spiritual, but mental rejuvenation. Not to mention that it is a huge party and a continuous sport in the best gym! You can see amazing places, scenic, protected landscapes of our country.
A: You, your old and new friends. We hope we can provide a memorable summer experience to adventurous people.
A: Yes, it is possible, recordings may be done during the event.
A: You can contact the organizers through the Vándortúra or Equinox Trekking Club Facebook pages.
A: Yes.The important thing is that the routes and the campsites are fixed for each day, but everyone can do the trek at their own pace.
A: It is not a competition. But we give all participants a little gift at completion.
A: No, we cannot provide installment payment.
A: Unfortunately, this is not possible.
A: It is usually quite warm this time of the year, but don't forget, weather is unpredictable, be prepared for rain, too.
A: There might be no electricity at the campsites. Don't leave your powerbank at home!
A: Average fitness should be enough. However, keep in mind that you will be on the trail for several days with your 10-20 kg gear on your back.
A: Wash your feet every day and change your socks. Take your shoes off and ventilate during breaks and cool your feet in cold water if you can. If your boots get wet or your feet are heavily sweating during the day, change your socks several times a day.
A: Disinfect and cover it with the right band aid. If the blister has been filled with liquid, wash your feet, pop the blister with a disinfected needle and drain the liquid. Try using special band aids for blisters. Once on the campsite, show it to the first aid staff.
A: If you don’t come by car, please check public transport information on menetrendek.hu. You can also arrange a carpool by posting on Vándortúra Facebook page, or Vándortúrák közössége Facebook page (community of VT participants)
A: If the trekk is not circular, we will ask you to leave your car at the finish and we will provide transport to the starting point on Day 0. If you use public transport, please check public transport from the finish point in menetrendek.hu. Or you can always ask your new friends to take you to Budapest and take public transport from there.
A: At checkpoints or at the given phone number.
You will never really be completely alone, as there will always be someone if you need company or help at checkpoints and campsites.
A: Keep calm, don't act aggressively. Don't disturb the animals, the forest is their home!
A: We provide 3 meals a day. Lyophilized food will be available for breakfast and lunch, and a warm dish for dinner. In addition, pack snacks and fruits that have a high energy and fiber content.
A: A minimum of 2-3 liters of liquid per day is recommended. On-the-go water supply sites will be marked on the GPX track provided.
A: The trail will pass through smaller villages where the shops will most likely be open.
A: Cold water facilities are available at all campsites, some campsites offer hot water as well, but due to the high number of participants, this is incidental. Please take this into account during preparation.
A: The start is at 9 am on the first day. You will receive your starter pack at registration, first day breakfast and lunch will be included.
A: You can start as early as you like, but please keep in mind that the checkpoints will have an opening time, so if you arrive too early, the checkpoint will not be there yet, you won’t get any refreshments and you have to collect your stamp in the evening. Please leave the campsite no later than 10 a.m. each morning to get to the next camp before dark, and to allow the organizers to leave and build the next campsite.
We recommend you to arrive till 7 p.m. so you won't miss dinner.
A: If you decide to quit, please make sure to notify the organizers at the nearest checkpoint or on the phone. We really hope you don’t have to quit, but if you do, please note that you have to arrange your own transport (unless it is a medical emergency of course).
Participants will get a map and a gpx track via email, which can be printed if required. But please keep in mind that Vándortúra aims to produce as little waste as possible, so please download the gpx track on your phone instead.
A: The route mostly leads on marked hiking trails, some sections may go on unmarked paths. We will help you find your way around with ribbons along the trail, but be sure to pay attention to the map as well.
A: You need to stamp your Trekking Pass. It is a good place to take a little break.
A: We relax and celebrate!
A: We provide a hot dinner, you will be free to chat, make friends or just relax. Occasionally we organize smaller demonstrations about hiking gear, tips, dos and don’ts. On the last night, there will be a farewell party.
It depends, but it is sure that there is no coverage everywhere on the entire route.
A: There will be no wifi.
A: At least one ID card (passport or equivalent) and your social security card. If regulations require we might be obliged to ask for your vaccination certificate.
A: From an organizational perspective it is not possible to finish sooner.
A: Starting a fire is not allowed on the route! Campsites will have designated fireplaces (if there is no fire ban). Using a gas cooker is allowed.
A: Under 18, only with parental supervision or written parental consent.
A: Only in designated campsites, which are set up at the end of each daily route. Everyone will share the same campsite.
A: Ask for help nearby, call us at the given phone number if needed.
A: No. According to Hungarian nature laws, you can only walk a dog on a leash in the woods. Due to the versatile field conditions the hike will not be enjoyable for you or your dog.
A: It depends on your departure time and pace on the last day.
A: The start pack contains a special, durable, well-sealed plastic bag to keep your waste in it. Where selective collection available, use them.
A: Try to do your job with the slightest environmental load! If it's bigger than a matchbox, then bury it! Wipes or tissues should also be buried or collected with the waste.