Post Hike – Updated Route – Riksgränsen to Abisko via Vistas September 2019

I started at Riksgränsen in the north on September 6th, 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 12. The trip took me 7 days and 6 nights and total length was 118 …

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 …

Day 4: Sälka to Singi to Kebnekaise 25km – The King’s Trail (Kungsleden) – August 2018

It is winter cold today with strong winds. Temperatures are around 7℃ but with the windchill factor it feels a lot colder. I kept my wind jacket on the whole day and at lunch break I had to wear my puffy jacket. I was lucky that I had a cross tail wind so that I …

Day 3: Alesjaure to Tjäktja to Sälka 25km – The King’s Trail (Kungsleden) – August 2018

It’s light here about 02:30 am with only a few hours of darkness. It was a wild, windy and rainfall night once again. The winds were even stronger than last night although I was more exposed to the elements here. I was situated on a ridge just south of the Alesjaure huts so the winds really …

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