Kungsleden Trek - The Kings Trail of Sweden
Sweden, Trek & Walk, 9 days - from £1,145 (land only) - from €1,430 (land only) - from $2,005 (land only)
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 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 (2104m). 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.