Published: April 8th 2020
Dear Fjällräven Classic Community,
Trekking and walking in nature is arguably one of the most healthy activities you can undertake. Your stamina and physical health will improve with regular hikes. Also, your mental health will benefit from the fresh air, the sounds of the birds and all of nature’s colours. The risk for injuries is small, and even virus spread can be eliminated if you practice some distance to fellow trekkers.
Setting up trekking events like Fjällräven Classic is always complex yet dear challenge that we love to take on, but this year has proven to be a particularly complex year in many regards. We began 2020 with the great ambition of hosting no less than 8 Fjällräven Classic events. But it is with great sadness that we now have to inform you that the four Fjällräven Classics we have sold tickets to so far, will be cancelled for 2020.
The events in Sweden and Denmark cancelled until 2021.
Last week we cancelled the events in Germany and UK until 2021.
The US event in Colorado, is cancelled until 2021.
And as earlier communicated the Chinese event is cancelled until 2021.
The lights in the tunnel are the scheduled events in South Korea and Hong Kong. For those, we are still monitoring developments and evaluating the actions we could take in order to host safe and successful events. We have, however, postponed ticket sales for these events until August 2020, so that we can collect all the facts and make the right decisions.
For all participants that hold tickets to any of our events in 2020 (Sweden, Denmark, Germany and UK), the following applies:
-You can keep your ticket and use it in 2021, if you can’t make it yourself, forward it to someone who can.
-Or you can sell the ticket back to us and you will receive a full refund.
We will come back with further details to all ticketholders.
Even if this information is genuinely sad for us and all trekkers that were looking forward to the 2020 Fjällräven Classic, we want to emphasize the fact that we are not giving in. Our mission is to inspire people to walk with nature. Some areas in the world are slowly easing up on restrictions. And nature is becoming more accessible. Brighter days are ahead and we will be able to trek together again. In the meantime, stay safe, take care of those that are close to you and maybe prepare your pack, because, trails are waiting!
Published: April 3rd 2020
Dear Fjällräven Classic Community,
After careful monitoring of developments both globally and the specific areas where we host our Fjällräven Classic events, it is with great regret that we now need to postpone this year’s event in the UK. The health and safety of our trekkers, volunteers and staff is our main priority and we feel a strong responsibility to prevent and minimize further spread of COVID-19.
We are very grateful for all the engagement our trekking community shows us and we were really looking forward to meeting those of you taking part in Scotland this year, so this was a tough call to make for us.
Please note that we are not cancelling the event, merely postponing it to 2021. Because although we are committed to flattening the curve of the virus in any way we can, we aren’t going to stop working with our mission – to inspire people to walk with nature.
We sincerely hope that you will join us on Fjällräven Classic UK in 2021. Your tickets to this year’s event will be valid for the 2021 Classic instead and we will be in touch within the next four weeks with further information about the date and route of next year’s trek.
If for some reason you cannot to take part in the Classic UK next year, you have two options:
We will send out further information about your options, together with the update on next year’s event, in the next four weeks.
In the meantime, we hope you understand and support our decision, and the need to put safety first. For the remaining Fjällräven Classic events, we will keep you updated as things develop.
Fjällräven Classic team
Published: March 13th 2020
As per now (CW11, 2020) we’re not planning to cancel the Classic events that we have sold tickets to. If we have to take actions due to further spread of COVID-19 and/or regulations affecting the events on the scheduled dates, we will postpone the event to a later date, this year or next year. Your tickets will be valid for the new dates.
If you want to cancel your participation due to being worried we refer to our Fjällräven Classic group on Facebook where you can sell and buy tickets.
Tickets to the Fjällräven Classic events in USA, Hong Kong and South Korea will be launched for public sale during the first half of May. Further info and a more detailed schedule will be published during April.
Fjällräven is monitoring the development both globally and in the specific areas where we host events. We will under no condition proceed with our events if we see that they could jeopardize the health or safety of our trekkers, volunteers, or staff in any way. Needless to say, we will comply to any rules or regulations issued by authorities in the areas we operate.
Fjällräven International management in cooperation with our Chinese partner has decided not to proceed with preparations for Fjällräven Classic China 2020. Due to the actual situation and its effects the event is cancelled for 2020 and we will not sell any tickets for this year. The reason is the global uncertainty and the schedule we must follow in order to deliver an event that meets ours, and the participants justified expectations.