In the border country between Sweden and Norway there are many exciting hiking paths. Some were used as fugitive routes.
At the gas station Gulf in Töcksfors you can buy the map "Friluftskart i Grenseland".that gives you detailed tour descriptions.
The Fugitive Route
That this path is called the fugitive route originates in Rödenäs sports club taking the initiative to the first fugitive march along this path in 1982.
From the beginning this was a road between Klund krets and Römskogen.
The fugitive march follows mainly the way that the boundary pilots Arthur Gåseby and Iver Skogstad used during the war. The path was very visible the years after the war ended.
It was about to become grassed but is now visible again thanks to all the hundreds of people who have walked the fugitive route.
The route starts at the farm Skogstad in Norway.
The first habitation along the way is Sletta, once a farm under Söndre Gåseby, running only for a short time in the end of the 19th century. The last owners moved to America in the year 1880.
Up on the hill before Bergtjern there is a ledge which is nice for taking a break, the place is called Högsätet ("Seat of honour").
Right before you get to Svartvannet the route goes past the famous Bjönnesteinen, according to the Rödenäs farm journal this is where Per Slupstad shot a bear. Here by Bjönnesteinen the old way headed north towards Orderudsetra. The fugitive pilots took the route that is marked on the map and which probably was safer during the war.
From the crossing just before Svartvannet you can either take the Hansebakkeveien back to Skogstad or continue to the national cairn no 35.
At the swamp, on the way to the national cairn no 35, there is a sign which marks the way to Vittenbergtoppen and the Vittenberg cave, also called the schnapps cave. Up at Vittenbergstoppen you have a beautiful view over Sweden.
There is another road that goes north east, across the border into Sweden and enters at the top of the lake Övre Hurr and Långvassdalen.