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 …

Day 4 Camp at Alesjaure to Vistas Mountain Hut 17.7 km (09.09.2019)

September 9, 2019 I awoke early at 05:30 am. I would of stayed in bed a while longer but I needed to go to the loo ... my usual morning routine 😌 . It is only about 3℃ this morning with a very fresh breeze. I use one of the rocks around my camp as …

Day 2 Stuor-Kärpel to Camp 1.5 km before Unna Allagas 16.1 km (07.09.2019)

September 7, 2019 I woke around 06:30 AM. I would of stayed in bed a while longer but I needed to go out to the loo. Sitting on the throne you can look out, through the window, across the lake and view Norway on the other side. The border runs almost directly through the middle …

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. …

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