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Today we will know a little more about the highest mountain in Sweden. It is Mount Kebnekaise, a summit that is known by the Sami as Giebmegáisi or Giebnegáisi.

The Kebnekaise massif, which is part of the Scandinavian Alps, has two peaks, of which the southernmost reaches 2,103 meters above sea level and is permanently covered by ice, and the northernmost is 2,097 meters and is rocky.

One of the curiosities of the Kebnekaise is that it is located in Lapland, about 150 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and west of Kiruna, near the Kungsleden trail between Abisko and Nikkaluokta.

For lovers of the trivial, you will like to know that in Europe, there are no higher mountains further north. From the top, you can see Swedish and Norwegian territory. It is said that 9% of the total area of Sweden is visible from the summit of the Kebnekaise, that is, more than 40,000 km², approximately the size of the Netherlands.

In case you want to try the ascent or enjoy its magnificent surroundings, you should know that very close to the Kebnekaise there is a mountain station that bears the same name and is very well equipped for winter sports and hiking.

The Kebnekaise may not be very high, but it is of incredible beauty, and its location in the middle of the Arctic Circle makes it a magical place.


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