Begin your walk with a stony ascent taking you to a different valley, enjoy the everchanging, dramatic mountain scenery until you reach the Sälka huts.
Strecke 12,9 km
Höchster Punkt1.135 hm
Tiefster Punkt826 hm
Heading towards the highest point of the trail at Tjäktjapass (1150m), the terrain becomes almost lunar-like today. Reaching the high pass, the extraordinarily beautiful Tjäktjavagge valley opens up below you with incredible views stretching for over 40 kilometres! Once again, relax with a sauna in the evening when you reach Sälka before replenishing your food supplies in the shop for the next two days.
As you pass the meditation spot, pause to enjoy the sheer beauty of the Tjäktjavagge valley which has opened up in front of you. Fully take in the views while enjoying a picnic-style lunch... a personal highlight for me!
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.
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.
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.