Hiking is multidimensional. It offers something for your mind, and your body. If you hike along the King’s Trail in northernmost Swedish Lapland, you’ll see some of the most beautiful things Sweden has to offer. But good people, remember to be safe. You are, after all, in the Arctic.
The Kiruna mountain area has tall mountains here with snow-encrusted peaks providing a constant reminder of just how far north you are. And we have deep valleys where reindeer graze while eagles circle freely high above.
Clear lakes where you can see deep, deep down, rivers and streams with water so clean that you can just fill up your cup and drink. Flora that caused Carl Linnaeus, no less, to rejoice during his Expedition to Lapland in 1732.
Kiruna offers have hiking for everyone; people who want to enjoy stretching their legs for a few hours along clearly marked routes, to advanced weekly hikes where you bring your own tent through trackless terrain. The backdrop to your adventure is powerful and varied – the fertile national park of Abisko and the Kebnekaise mountain range.
If you fancy a challenge, take the opportunity to climb the highest mountain in Sweden, with or without a guide. And all under the light of the neverending midnight sun, which you can experience in many ways – but the world-famous Aurora Sky Station, with views over both Lapporten and the 70-kilometre Torneträsk lake, is perhaps best of all.
Round off your experience with a local meal on Nuolja mountain. Head out on a hike which gets your legs working while your head takes a break and your soul floats freely. Maybe you could enjoy an overnight stay at one of the STF mountain huts, set out at convenient distances from one another along the hiking trails. At some of the huts, provisions are available and you can take a wonderful, invigorating sauna.
All of this Swedish Lapland mountains offer you, all we ask is that you respect our nature and pick up after yourself. And stay safe.