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Kungsleden (The Royal Trail) is a 430 km long walk from Abisko to Hemavan in Sweden.

Stages

Stage Distance (km) Stage Goal Other
Abisko Everything
1 15 Abiskojaure Food, Bath
2 19 Alesjaure Food, Sauna, Bath
3 13 Tjäktja
4 12 Sälka Food, Sauna
5 12 Singi
6 13 Kaitumjaure Food
7 9 Teusa Sauna
8 14 Vakkotavare Food, Boat 60 kr (2011, member)
9 - Saltoluokta Food, Sauna, WiFi, Buss 47 km 55 kr (2011), Boat 2 km 100 kr (2011)
10 20 Sitojaure
11 9 Aktse Food, Boat 200 kr (2011)
12 20 Pårte Bath, Boat 200 kr (2011)
13 17 Kvikkjokk Food, Sauna, WiFi
14 12 Tsielekjåhkåstugan Boat 150 kr (2011)
15 20 Falesjavrre strömmar
16 17 Gasaklahko
17 13 Vuonatjviken
18 18 Jäkkvik Food, Sauna, Boat 300 kr (2011), Boat (only rowing)
19 21 Adolfström Food, Sauna
20 17 Barasjuhka
21 14 Laddiebakttie
22 19 Rävfallsstugan Sauna
23 24 Ammarnäs Food, Sauna, Bath, WiFi
24 8 Aigertstugorna Food, Sauna, Bath
25 20 Servestugorna Food
26 14 Tärnasjöstugan Food, Sauna, Bath
27 14 Syterstugorna Food, Bath
28 12 Viterskalsstugorna Food
29 11 Hemavan Everything
Kungsleden
Kungsleden

Abiskojaure - Alesjaure

Boat option to Alesjaure, 240 kr (2011)

Vakkotavare - Saltoluokta

Saltoluokta, kayaks for rent.

Sitojaure - Aktse

Near Aktse is Skierffeklippan. Skierffeklippan is popular to climb.

Pårte - Kvikkjokk

Don't miss the classic campingground Rosbacken in Kvikkjokk.

Gasaklahko - Vuonatjviken

On this stage the polar circle is passed.

Vuonatjviken - Jäkkvik

From Saudal Kungsleden has a rather new route. Be careful and follow the signs. In Jäkkvik it is possible to tent by Kyrkans Fjällgård.

Jäkkvik - Adolfström

Campsite Adofström, Adolfströms camping.

Adolfström - Barasjuhka

Boat option to Bäverholmen, 150 kr (2011). Restaurant in Bäverholmen, open 12:00-18:00.

Laddiebakttie - Rävfallsstugan

On this stage the border between Norrbotten and Västerbotten is passed.

Rävfallsstugan - Ammarnäs

Food Ammarnäs, Ammarnäs Livs.

Tärnasjöstugan - Syterstugorna

Boat option, 200kr (2011).

Get in / Get out

It is most common to start in Abisko (Abisko Turiststation). It is possible to reach Abisko with the night train from Stockholm. With airplane it is possible to reach Kiruna from Stockholm and continue with train or bus to Abisko.

Hemavan has an airport with connection to Stockholm. Reaching Stockholm with bus and train is also possible. Lapplandspilen is a direct route between Hemavan and Stockholm.

Helicopter

Helicopters are common in the Kungsleden area, some days it is possible to see more helicopters then people. Two operators are:


Fishing

Fjällfiske. Fjällfiske.

Maps

For free here OpenStreetMap and here OpenHikingMap.

Tent

It is possible to stay by the cottages with tent. The price is 80 kr (member) and 100 kr (non-member) or if the cottage has a sauna 110 kr (member).

STF-cottages

Price 260-290 kr (2011) depending on dates.

Food

STF huts

Water

Plenty of water is available along the trail. Most hikers drink it without treatment.

Well-known hikers of Swedish Lappland

Dag Hammarskjöld, Kjell-Olof Feldt, Carl von Linné, Harry Martinson, Åsa Larsson, Göran Kropp, Joshua Cowan, Oliver Cohen, Ben Geller.

Video

Books

  • Berggren, Annika, Vandringsturer på Kungsleden: Abisko - Kvikkjokk, Vildmarksbiblioteket, Växjö, 2008.
  • Berggren, Annika, Vandringsturer på Kungsleden: Kvikkjokk - Hemavan, Vildmarksbiblioteket, Växjö, 2009.
  • Feldt, Kjell-Olof. Vår bästa tid är i fjällen. Stockholm: Norstedt, 1993.
  • Grundsten, Claes. Kungsleden The Royal Trail Through Arctic Sweden. Herefordshire: Carreg Ltd, 2009.
  • Grundsten, Claes. Abisko, Kebnekaise : [leder, utflyktsmål, bestigningar, stugor]. Stockholm: Norstedt, 2010.
  • Hennemann, Michael. Schweden: Kungsleden. Welver: Stein, 2011.
  • Karlsson, Bo. Sareks fyra årstider. Stockholm: Norstedt, 1982.
  • Magnusson, Lars, Vandra i Sverige: en vägvisare till sevärdheterna längs Sveriges vandringsleder, Prisma i samarbete med Svenska turistföreningen, Stockholm, 2002.
  • Neregård, Fredrik, Fjällvandra längs Kungsleden: Abisko - Kebnekaise, Calazo Förlag, 2011.

eBooks

Fjallflora - ebook of some of the most common flowers along Kungsleden.

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