The beautiful Tjäktjavagge valley

The Kungsleden

Trek the northernmost section of Sweden’s top distance trail, the 100-year old Kungsleden (King’s Trail). The vast Arctic Circle landscape in this part of Swedish Lapland is filled with contrasts. Birch forests filled with flowers, to dramatic mountain passes with lunar-like terrain, to lush grass meadows, the scenery will have you gasping at every turn!You will hike between simple and traditional mountain cabins in spectacular settings. You will carry your own pack and a small supply of provisions. The walking is fairly easy, and the path easy to follow, whilst still giving you that true mountain experience. Dependent on when you travel, you also may experience either the midnight sun (Jun-Jul) or the northern lights (late Aug-Sept). The Kungsleden has been listed as one of the "World's Best Hikes" by National Geographic so it is one that is an essential to tick off the list!

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Hiking trail · Lappland
Abisko to Abiskojaure
moderate
13.9 km
4:30 h
145 m
40 m
Start your journey along the Kungsleden as you leave Abisko behind and follow the trail through forest in a wide valley, keeping the river to your ...
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Lappland
Abiskojaure to Alesjaure
moderate
20.9 km
6:30 h
430 m
105 m
Discover the true remoteness of the Kungsleden as you ascend into the next valley where you will notice that the vegetation gradually becomes ...
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Lappland
Alesjaure to Tjäktja
moderate
13.6 km
4:30 h
375 m
160 m
Enjoy the mountain scenery as you follow the route to the highest mountain cabin on the Kungsleden trail.
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Lappland
Tjäktja to Sälka
moderate
12.9 km
4:30 h
155 m
345 m
Begin your walk with a stony ascent taking you to a different valley, enjoy the everchanging, dramatic mountain scenery until you reach the Sälka ...
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Lappland
Sälka to Singi
moderate
12.1 km
4:00 h
108 m
240 m
Continue in the same valley you entered the day before and admire the new mountain tops that come into view as you follow the trail towards the ...
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Lappland
Singi to Kebnekaise
moderate
14.8 km
4:30 h
210 m
250 m
It's time to say goodbye to the Kungsleden trail today as you leave the official route and ascend into a different valley and enjoy new scenery ...
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Lappland
Kebnekaise to Lake Ladtjojaure
moderate
11.1 km
2:00 h
50 m
210 m
Leave Kebnekaise Mountain Station behind as you descend down to the lake and walk through forest, hop on the boat where the trail meets the water ...
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Lappland
Lake Ladtjojaure to Nikkaluokta
moderate
5.4 km
1:00 h
40 m
85 m
Leave Kebnekaise Mountain Station behind as you descend down to the lake and walk through forest, hop on the boat where the trail meets the water ...
from Heleen Bosch,   Macs Adventure