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Kungsleden :: Snowshoeing in Lapland

WINTER HIKE IN THE SWEDISH LAPLAND

Fancy snowshoeing in the Swedish Lapland? Come with us 200 kilometers inside the Arctic Circle, along the Kungsleden, "King’s trail". This is Lapland, the last remote wilderness in Western Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Our week-long hike takes us to the Kebnekaise range, which includes Sweden's highest peak, Mount Kebne (2,111 m). These mountains are part of the Caledonian folding system that forms the backbone of Scandinavia. Most of the trek is done along flat terrain.

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Meeting at Kiruna airport at 12h30. Gather and transfer by bus to Abisko Turiststation. Night in Abisko.

DAY 2

Snowshoeing through Abisko National Park to Lake Abiskojaure. The cabins are situated on the south side of the lake. Distance 15 km.

DAY 3

Up into the high mountains to the cabins at Lake Alesjaure. We start experiencing the vast open landscapes of Lapland, and the bare mountain regions. Sauna in the evening! Distance 22 km.

DAY 4

Today’s leg is shorter. Distance 13 km.

DAY 5

We cross over the Tjäktjapass at 1140 m. This is the highest point of the hike and from here the glacier-carved valley of Tjäktjavagge opens up. Some say Tjäktjavagge is Lapland's most majestic valley; others say that the views are prehistoric. Easy hiking all the way down to the cabin at Sälka. Sauna in the evening! Distance 12 km.

DAY 6

Easy hiking down the valley of Tjäktjavagge. Distance 13 km. Lodging in dorms with either gas or wooden fire heating.

DAY 7

To Kebnekaise Fjällstation. Mighty views all day. Distance 14 km. Sauna, showers and dinner at the restaurant in the evening!

DAY 8

The last leg of the week takes us down to Nikkaluokta. Along the way we admire the Kebnekaise range. Distance 19 km.

DAY 9

Transfer to Kiruna airport and fly back to your home residence. Nothing of goodbyes, this has only been the beginning.

Trips 2019

March 3 - 11

Sold out

Trips 2020

March 8 - 16

Available

Price includes

• Meeting/assistance at Kiruna airport;

• 5 nights in mountain cabins;

• 2 nights in hotel;

• Service of the YokmoK mountain guide for the entire trek;

• Transfer from Kiruna airport to Abisko;

• Transfer from Nikkaluokta to Kiruna airport


Not included

• Airline tickets;

• Meals and beverages not specified;

• Snowshoes (can be rented in Abisko for 120€);

HI membership card (can be purchased in Abisko or in your home country).

Consider as you sign up

Airline tickets - Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number of participants required to operate.

Travel insurance - To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Please contact us or see details.