The train from Kiruna, via Abisko, Björkliden, Låktatjåkko, to Riksgränsen isn’t just a beautiful journey. If it’s done right it can also be a culinary hit.
Small portions are for armchair people. At least least that’s my point of view – you have to earn your portions. That’s why I’ve been up on the mountain tonight, on touring skis. Sure, I could go cross-country skiing along the tracks around Hotel Fjället in Björkliden as well. But sometimes, when the mood strikes, I think that cross-country skiing tracks are for people without imagination.
The view towards Lapporten – the Laponian Gate – is absolutely stunning. No matter how often I see this view, this valley among the mountains, I never get tired of it. It keeps changing, but it’s always as new, and as beautiful. I can’t imagine a more tempting breakfast view preparing for a day on skis than the panorama that greets you in the dining room at Hotel Fjället.
I carry on, higher up the mountain, aware that I’m getting more and more hungry.
Food experiences, be they small or large portions, might not have been the first thing on your mind as you set off north towards Riksgränsen. But times change and these days it’s a big part of the pleasure. To some, it’s even the entire pleasure.