120 km lightweight backpacking in Swedish Lapland

New YouTube video Riksgränsen to Abisko via Vistas I started at Riksgränsen in the north on September 6th 2019 close to the Norwegian border. Then I hiked south until I crossed over to Vistas in the east. Back-tracking to Kungsleden, I then walked north to Abisko finishing on September 12th 2019. The trip took me …

Day 7 Camp Nissonjokk to Abisko 4.7 km (12.09.2019)

September 12, 2019 When I was up earlier to visit the little house the weather was still fine. However, it was raining when I woke the second time. I could hear voices coming from the other hikers who were already out of bed. They were talking amongst themselves whilst gathered around a fire place where …

Day 6 Camp at Lake Allesjokk to Camp Nissonjokk 20.1 km (11.09.2019)

September 11, 2019 At 5:09 am and from the warmth of my quilt, I gazed out from my Tarptent Notch across the lake to the east. There was no wind, no bugs and no rain. I was hoping to catch a nice sunrise when the sun came up but I nodded off to sleep again. …

Day 5 Vistas Mountain Hut to Camp at Lake Allesjokk 27 km (10.09.2019)

September 10, 2019 I was up very early today. There were only three guests down our end of the hut. I moved my gear out of the cubicle from where I was sleeping and into the kitchen area so as not to wake the others. Although I think Jon was awake; he was also up …

Riksgränsen to Abisko via Vistas 2019 – Packing List for 7 days

I'll be leaving this Thursday September 5 by train from Copenhagen and arrive at my destination on Friday 6 lunch time. My itinerary can be read here. After my final comments below you can see my packing list copied from my spreadsheet. The weights do not include water but they do include food and fuel. …

You want to walk the Kungsleden Trail but you don’t want to climb mountains

Previously I have ignorantly only written about the Kungsleden Trail presuming that people are fairly experienced to begin with. But anybody can walk the northern section of The King's Trail even with minimum hiking knowledge and experience. I often receive emails and quite a few of them are about negotiating the King's Trail. I decided …

Riksgränsen to Abisko via Mårma pass 2019 – Planning

This year I will be travelling north of the Arctic Circle once again. My plan is to start at Riksgränsen in the north, close to the Norwegian border, then hike south until I turn and climb the Mårma pass. I walk north and then east until I reach Abisko but first after I climb the …

The King’s Trail (Kungsleden) – Getting to and from the trail and some other practical info

I thought that I would, as the final article in my Kungsleden series, share my experience in getting to and from Abisko and Kiruna and some other practical info. This is for information purposes only. I'm not saying that you should do this. Maybe the info can help someone. Swedish Tourist Association Firstly, I joined …

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