Kungsleden Trek - The Kings Trail of Sweden
Day 1: Rendezvous at the Abisko Mountain Station near Kiruna. A single Kiruna Airport transfer is provided. KE Land Only package services begin with dinner and overnight at the Abisko Mountain Station.
Day 2: From Abisko, we follow the impressive Abeskoeatnu River to a lake, Abiskojaure. An easy day on a flat trail with a good path throughout. We spend the night in a hut beside the lake.
Day 3: Heading west alongside a river, 15km walk across easy terrain with a 5km boat ride to the Alesjaure Mountain Hut, with a chance for a sauna.
Day 4: We follow a long valley which rises gradually for 13 kilometres (8 miles) to the high cabins at Tjaktja. Lodging here is in dormitories.
Day 5: A short steeper section to the Tatja Pass, then steeply down into the Tjaktjajakka Valley, reminiscent of Glencoe . Descend to the Salka Mountain Hut.
Day 6: A long descent, then we cross a shoulder to enter another valley and finally reach our overnight stop at the Kebnekaise Mountain Station.
Day 7: After an early start, we pick up our mountaineering gear and set off for the long ascent to the summit of Kebnekaise (2117m / 6945ft). We return to overnight at the Kebnekaise Mountain Station.
Day 8: We walk out to Ladtjojaure. From here, we take a boat ride down the river and across a lake to the trailhead at Nikkaluokta. We then drive to Kiruna and check in at our hotel. Final dinner in town.
Day 9: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at the hotel. A single group transfer to Kiruna Airport is provided after breakfast.