In 2016, Classic USA was the start of a whole new chapter in the Fjällräven Classic story. It was the first Classic to take place outside of Europe, and it also brings a new dimension to Classic trekking: altitude. In 2018, we’re back bigger and better than ever for 30+ miles of challenges in fun in the Colorado Rockies.
The Fjällräven Classic concept started in northern Sweden in 2005. Our goal was to help and inspire more people to get outdoors and reconnect with nature. After many successful years and a growing number of participants, in 2013 we decided to add a new classic in Denmark. This Classic was to show people that nature needn’t be far away. In fact, it can be found in your own backyard.
Although thousands of people travel to Classics in Sweden and Denmark we wanted to open up the Classic concept and introduce more people to the Fjällräven way of trekking: with all you need on your back, in good company and respecting nature.
In 2016, we took Classic across the pond. This first small-scale event was more of a trial run. To test the waters. But feedback was great; the Classic concept had won over US trekkers. 2017 grew bigger and 2018 will be our best year yet with 400 trekkers out on the Colorado Trail!