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 towards Kebnekaise, look forward to your first real shower and phone signal in days!
Strecke 14,8 km
Höchster Punkt860 hm
Tiefster Punkt665 hm
Today’s stretch is surrounded by high peaks and glaciers from start to finish, and you can see why this majestic area has become known as Europe’s last wilderness. After arriving at Kebnekaise Mountain Station, enjoy dinner and a sauna. If you are up for a challenge, then it is possible to add on an extra day at Kebnekaise to summit Mt Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain at 2105m in the company of an experienced guide.
Take your time today as the walk is relatively short but quite rough underfoot and the terrain is undulating.
As there are very few trees here, the route is particularly exposed to the elements, particularly wet or windy weather can slow you down a bit.
Terrain The terrain consists of rocky trails, grassy paths and wooden foot boards across wet ground for most of the walk. These are in place to cover larger areas of bog. The boardwalks are generally well-maintained and in good condition, but some wood may be rotten or can become slippery in wet conditions. Although these boardwalks are easy to negotiate, make sure to take extra care when walking on them.
River crossings During the walk you will make a few river crossings, this could be stepping through (low) water or by walking over a bridge (this can be a higher bridge or low foot bridges). The bridges are generally in good condition although sometimes a little bouncy while walking on them. To be as careful as possible, stick to the following rule: There should never be more than 2 people on the bridge at the same time. This is not because the bridge is not strong enough to carry the weight, but it makes it easier to keep your balance while walking over them.
These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.
In the meantime, using these alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.