Kungsleden

Description

  1. Name Kungsleden
  2. Length of trail 425 km, 264 miles
  3. Length in days 22 days
  4. Start of trail Abisko
  5. End of trail Hemavan
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Kungsleden

Through Lapland from Abisko to Hemavan, 425 km, 22 days 

Connects to Nordkalottleden and Padjelantaleden.

Abisko - Vakkotavare 110 km

Transport Vakkotavare - Saltoluokta 34 km (bus or boat)

Saltoluokta - Kvikkjokk 73 km

Kvikkjokk - Ammarnäs 165 km

Ammarnäs - Hemavan 78 km

It's a myth Sweden only has forests and lakes. Swedish Lapland is an immense region, counting some eleven peaks of over 2000 m, with barren plateau's, natural forests, deep gorges, glaciers, and a wealth of wildlife. Four predators roam free: lynx, wolf, wolverine and brown bear. Many other species and some very special birds can be spotted.

The first plans to create a tourist trail in this natural paradise date back to the 1890's. In 1926 the Royal Trail, Kungsleden, was born. 425 km of trail are at your disposal, and evenly spaced are some 16 mountain huts and 4 lodges. The huts are open from mid July to mid September, and also in March for skiing. Huts are self-catering, which means you have to prepare your own food. Most huts have shops where you can buy provisions.

Lapland is far away. You may be surprised to learn you can reach the starting point of the trail – Abisko - by train. The path leads southward. A short sidetrip can be made to Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnakaise, 2104 m high. To reach Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge you have to take a boat across Lake Langas. Further south you will reach Kvikkjokk. In the west you will spot the mountains of Sarek National Park. From Kvikkjokk a tough multi-day hike leads to Ammarnäs and the final six days go through Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve. Kungsleden ends in Hemavan.

Select some tracks
Södra Kungsleden, 349km
Kungsleden, 477km

Opinions

Rate 10.0 | 2 votes | No 1. in Sweden
  • patacon August 2014
  • Rate 10
  • Positive the landscape, the people
  • Negative the prices for normal food at the fjaellstation and the expansive boattransfers
  • Leo Moons July 2013
  • Rate 10
  • Positive Fantastic scenery, well equipped mountain huts, friendly hosts. Possibility for wild camping.
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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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Netherlands
2010
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Netherlands
2010
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Great Walks Of Europe
  • From the high-level route across the Pyrenees to the scenic Kerry Way in Ireland, from a descent through the Samaria Gorge in Crete to an ascent of Helvellyn in the Lake District, this book identifies the greatest walks in Europe: twelve of the best long-distance walks (taking from four to fifteen days to complete) and twelve extraordinary day... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Kungsleden - Trekking in Schweden | Reise Know-How Verlag
  • Goede wandelgids van het beroemde Kungsleden. Voorzien van veel praktische informatie en uitstekend kaartmateriaal. kortom: een zeer complete wandelgids. Vandra Kungsleden ist der Klassiker der Fjällwanderer; der hier in aktualisierter und mit neuen Bildern erweiterter Auflage vorliegt. Dieser Trekkingführer voller Reise Know-Howbeschreibt den... Read more
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Netherlands
2010
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Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Nordskandinavien wanderfuhrer - Noord Scandinavië | Edition Elch
  • Uitvoerige wandelgids - duitstalig - over een aantal lange afstands wandelpaden in het uiterste noorden van Zweden en Noorwegen. Goede beschrijvingen met veel praktische details als afstanden, route, dag tot dag, hutten etc. De wandelpaden zijn: Nordkalottleden, Kungsleden, Padjelanta Aktualisierte und erweiterte Neuauflage: Dieses Buch enthält... Read more
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Netherlands
eBooks.de
Germany
2014
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Lappland - Lapland met Lofoten | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Lappland ist die Heimat des Urvolkes der Samis, der Rentiere, der Fjälls; der Bären sowie eines unermesslichen Reichtums an Natur. Die Region,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Kungsleden - Zweden | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Handzaam boekje met de routebeschrijving inclusief een heleboel praktische informatie. De beschrijving is uitstekend, maar kaarten zijn beperkt en schetsmatig aanwezig. Duits. 160 Seiten, 13 Karten, 36 farbige Abbildungen, 8 farbige Höhenprofile Fast 1.000 km zieht sich der bekannte Wanderweg, der Kungsleden ("Königspfad"); durch Schweden... Read more
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Maps

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United Kingdom
  • Skackerfjallen Storlien Are
  • This map of Skackerfjallen Storlien Are in 1:75,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography, material... Read more
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  • Svinesund Stromstad Hamburgsund
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  • North Stockholm
  • This map of North Stockholm in 1:50,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography, material and printing... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Nikkaluokta Sarek Saltoluokta
  • This map of Nikkaluokta Sarek Saltoluokta in 1:75,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 2 Outdoorkartan Nikkaluokta - Sarek - Saltoluokta | Norstedts
  • Een nieuwe serie detailkaarten voor de outdoor-gebieden van Zweden, zowel de fjall en bergebieden als de interessante kano en hiking gebieden zuidelijker in Zweden. Gedrukt op scheur- en watervast papier. Deze kaarten zijn geheel gemaakt voor de wandelaar: alle routes zijn ingetekend, zo ook de hutten, campings, bruggen en meer. Best map for... Read more
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  • Jamtlandsfjallen
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United Kingdom
  • Munkedal Lysekil Tjorn
  • This map of Munkedal Lysekil Tjorn in 1:50,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography, material and... Read more
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United Kingdom
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  • This map of Stockholms Skargard in 1:50,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography, material and... Read more
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  • Saltoluokta Padjelanta Kvikkjokk
  • This map of Saltoluokta Padjelanta Kvikkjokk in 1:75,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography,... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 3 Outdoorkartan Saltoluokta - Padjelanta - Kvikkjokk | Norstedts
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  • Kvikkjokk Jakkvik
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  • Marstrand Goteborg Asa
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  • Orskar Grisslehamn Furusund
  • This map of Orskar Grisslehamn Furusund in 1:50,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography, material... Read more
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  • Jakkvik Ammarnas
  • This map of Jakkvik Ammarnas in 1:75,000 is part of a series of topographic maps from Norstedts Kartforlaget which includes 28 outdoor maps covering the mountain areas and popular recreation areas in southern Sweden. The maps in this series have a new look and are printed on a durable and water resistant paper. Cartography, material and... Read more
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  • Rogen Grovelsjon Idre
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