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

Stages[edit]

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 350 kr (2013), 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[edit]

Boat option to Alesjaure, 240 kr (2011)

Vakkotavare - Saltoluokta[edit]

Saltoluokta, kayaks for rent.

Sitojaure - Aktse[edit]

Near Aktse is Skierffeklippan. Skierffeklippan is popular to climb.

Pårte - Kvikkjokk[edit]

Don't miss the classic campingground Rosbacken in Kvikkjokk.

Gasaklahko - Vuonatjviken[edit]

On this stage the polar circle is passed.

Vuonatjviken - Jäkkvik[edit]

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[edit]

Campsite Adofström, Adolfströms camping.

Adolfström - Barasjuhka[edit]

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

Laddiebakttie - Rävfallsstugan[edit]

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

Rävfallsstugan - Ammarnäs[edit]

Food Ammarnäs, Ammarnäs Livs.

Tärnasjöstugan - Syterstugorna[edit]

Boat option, 200kr (2011).

Get in / Get out[edit]

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[edit]

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


Fishing[edit]

Fjällfiske. Fjällfiske.

Maps[edit]

For free here OpenStreetMap and here OpenHikingMap.

Tent[edit]

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[edit]

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

Food[edit]

STF huts

Water[edit]

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

Well-known hikers of Swedish Lappland[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Books[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

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