King’s Trail, or Kungsleden, is Sweden’s longest and most famous trail and mostly frequented during summer. But it’s an equally exciting adventure on skis during winter. Göran Wallin, a keen outdoor enthusiast, gives us the insides of this great trail through the mountains of Swedish Lapland.
Hiking or skiing King’s Trail between Abisko and Hemavan is a beautiful journey through the Scandinavian Mountain Range. The trail in its whole is just over 400 kilometres long. The name, King’s Trail, was first used in 1928 by STF, the Swedish Tourist Association.
Today King’s Trail’s fully equipped with huts and cabins between Abisko and Kvikkjokk, and between Ammarnäs and Hemavan. The most frequented part of the trail is Abisko-Singi and further on towards Nikkaluokta passing by Kebnekaise Mountain Station at the foot of Sweden’s highest peak, Giebmegáisi.