Inside the Arctic Circle - Skiing the Kings Trail
Sweden, Ski Touring, 9 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,815 (land only) - from $2,100 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the Abisko Mountain Station on Lake TorneTrask. A complimentary group transfer from the airport in Kiruna is provided. KE group package services start with the evening meal.
Day 2: Full day of tuition, where we will take a short ski tour and try out equipment, with our mountain guide. A visit to the sauna in the afternoon. We spend a second night at Abisko.
Day 3: A relatively easy start, fairly flat and through light forest, we ski to the STF hut just south of Lake Abiskojaure. Dormitory lodging with wood fires. (15km).
Day 4: Up into the high mountains, skiing west alongside a river, then across a low col, en route to the Alesjaure Mountain Hut. Use of a Sauna in evening to relax. (20km).
Day 5: We ski a shorter distance today, but always climbing gentle slopes that feel tougher than they look. Overnight at the Tatja Hut, the highest on the King's Trail. (13km).
Day 6: Start the day climbing across the Tatja Pass (1140m). Then an easy downhill experience to the Salka Mountain Hut. Use of a Sauna again in the evening. (12km)..
Day 7: Easy skiing through the Tjaktjavagge Valley to the huts at Singi. Lodging in dorms with either gas or wood fires. (13km).
Day 8: Our final day of skiing is down to the excellent facilities of the Kebnekaise Mountain Station. There are fantastic views all day of Sweden's highest peak. (14km).
Day 9: After breakfast at Kebnekaise, there is a 1-hour snowmobile transfer to the trailhead at Nikkaluokta and a slightly longer drive to Kiruna Airport where KE group package services end.
GPS Trip Data
Click on the link below to view the detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin etrex20 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude.