Kundsleden – The Kings Trail
After visiting Sweden a few years ago and seeing the Ice hotel and the beautiful area surrounding it, i swore i would return again in the summer season to see the other side of the coin. I spotted this trail while searching through the web…..Kungsleden – Walking The Kings Trail
It is found in many peoples top 10 hikes in the world and i can see why. The trail is 270 miles long but its the Northern most section i am interested in between Abisko and Kebnekaise. One travel company describes it as follows…
Sweden’s ‘King’s Trail’ or ‘Kungsleden’ is one of Europe’s wildest and most remote treks.It is situated 200 kilometres/ 130 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland. In summer, the approach to Kebnekaise (2117m / 6945ft) Sweden’s highest mountain, crosses an unspoiled land of flower-carpeted birch forest and spectacular glacial valleys where the indigenous Sami people tend their herds of reindeer. Starting out alongside the Abisko River, we trek to the wonderful viewpoint of the T’tja Pass (1100m /3608ft) and continue via the impressive waterfalls of the Tj’ktajakka Valley. Carrying light backpacks, we overnight at a series of comfortable mountain huts, some of which have saunas to help soothe the limbs after a day’s walking. Upon reaching the Kebnekaise Mountain Station, we have time for a glacier trek and for the ascent to the exposed and snowy summit of Sweden’s highest peak. Superb trekking and the unforgettable experience of daylight at midnight makes this a unique adventure holiday.
I dont know when i want to do this, but i have started the intial fact finding and pricing. More to come on this ongoing plan.