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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking
Description: A 450-kilometer-long hiking trail through northern Sweden.
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London, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
111 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

From Abisko followed the impressive Abeskoetnu River and on to the Alesjaure Mountain Hut. Then through the valley via the Tatja Pass upto the Salka Mountain Hut. Then a descent to the valley until Kebnekaise Mountain Station. An attempt to climb Mt Kebnekaise although we only got to the first "summit" due to the foggy weather on the day. Finally... More

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great trail, nice people. Lots of intresting facts from the people how are working at the huts. At the huts you pay a fee, but thats not much. You can camp every where.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Walked from Abisko to Nikaluokta, an amazing place! Not too tough and not busy at all. Because you are so up north, the snow starts at 800 meter already giving you the feeling you are much higher. One tip: be prepared for mosquitos!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Kungsleden is a world class hike in North Sweden above the arctic circle. We hiked from Abisko to Nikkaluotka which totalled 120km and took 7 days with hikes between 14 and 24 km each day with full packs. We went in the last week of June/ first week of July which is early summer season... there were almost no... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This week I walked the kungsleden from Abisko to Vakkatovarre. I walked solo but met many great people along the way. I stayed in the huts which are simple but very well looked after and it means that you don't have to carry the weight of a tent and cooker. You can also buy all your food along the way... More

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Paris, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We did the part from Kvikkjokk until Nikkaluokta, and the landscapes were amazing. We've seen some people, which I find reassuring, but not too much, allowing us to enjoy the perfect silence of thoses places. Everyone in the chalets is very helpfull, and we meet some pretty nice guys. Slepping on tent is much more easier and cheaper, but in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I agree with the previous review about packing, if staying in the huts go light! Though I'll admit I was jealous of the beautiful places the tent campers had picked, outside of the park (near Abisko) you can set up your tent wherever you like. There were plenty of solo hikers (male and female) and the trail was busy enough... More

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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hiking in Lapland? Excellent! We flew to Narvik, then took the train to Abisko. Hiked with a 45L rucksack, you DON'T need to take cutlery or cooking equipment if staying in the STF huts (get a youth hostel card to get a discount!) but you do need a sheet sleeping bag. Packing minimal is crucial; pack, remove half your stuff... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

I hiked this trail recently and enjoyed it immensely. The scenery was beautiful, stark and dramatic. The hut system is well equipped with food and sleeping accommodations. The staff are generally friendly and the occasional saunas are a wonderful treat. Make sure to enjoy the gourmet food at Saltoluokta Tourist Station. And be sure to pack light but with all... More

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Boden, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

We took this trip in the first week of July. This is the start of the busy season, but the route is by no means overcrowded. Each day we met maybe 15 people in total over an 10 hour hiking period, and the huts were generally about half full. In terms of gear, go as light as possible. There are... More

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