As part of her 40th birthday focus, Crown Princess Victoria has pledged to spend her new year walking through the various parts of Sweden, giving particular attention to areas found in nature and off the beaten path.

Walking through Sweden’s landscapes doesn’t always come without a bit of weather, but for Victoria, who doesn’t mind the rain, said her first (rainy) hike in Västergötland on Sept. 9 was just another day and way to embrace nature.


"Det finns inte dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder" (There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad cloths - another excuse for spending time outside even if the weather is not ideal.)