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 …

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 …

Day 2: Kårsavagge to Abiskojaure to Alesjaure 30 km – The King’s Trail Kungsleden – August 2018

I was up early around 05:00 am. The rain stopped in the early hours of the morning and with the wind blowing the way it was my shelter was basically dry and ready to pack. With breakfast and the packing done I managed to get away around 06:30 am. I had already talked to the …

The King’s Trail – Kungsleden – Arctic Sweden – Packing List

Base weight 5.9 kg - Pack weight 10 kg - Skin out weight 12.5 kg Pack weight includes food and fuel and consumables but no water. This weekend I finally finished my packing list for my upcoming Kungsleden hike which starts on Friday August 10th in Abisko. GEAR WORN (not part of base weight): Altra …

The King’s Trail – Kungsleden – Artic Sweden – Planning Update

Kungsleden August 2018 plans and thoughts Total = 130 km including summit of Kebnekaise This is my planned agenda. No train tickets are purchased yet. All plans are subject to change. I have to wait until the end of May before the train tickets are available which is roughly three months before the start of my …