Let's go hiking

To hike is to be on your way. Over a hill, a mountain, a glacier, quick steps over a creek. In Swedish Lapland, you can hike overlooking the sea or Sweden's highest mountaintops. It can be a hike to the cloudberry marshes or, why not, when the silence, the lack of cell phone coverage and the breathtaking views hit you – a hike within yourself.

The king of all mountain trails!

The King’s Trail, or Kungsleden, is Sweden’s longest and most famous trail and mostly frequented during summer. The distance between Abisko and Nikkaluokta is both the most alpine and the most hiked trail in Sweden. Read the full story.

Kärkevagge, the secret stone valley

In Sámi it’s called Geargevággi, which translates to Stone Valley in English. But in real life, it might as well be a fairytale. Read the full story.

  • Padjelanta, walking on higher ground

    Padjalanta/Badjelánnda means the higher land in Lulesámi. The Padjelanta National Park is a part of the World Heritage Site Laponia, together with Sarek, Muddus/Muttos and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke National Parks, as well as Sjaunja Nature Reserve. Padjelanta is Sweden’s largest national park, right next the Norwegian border. Göran took his friends there for hike this summer - and brought us along.

    Göran Wallin
  • An autumn hike in Abisko

    Autumn… It can be really boring… and dreary… and just… just wonderful! Autumn is so immediate; it makes its first appearance after a chilly night and then moves on at full speed. Its colours and clear air must be experienced in the same immediate way: right now!

    Maria Sirviö
  • The Solander trail – hiking along the coast

    Hike through dense forests, across vast fields, along old country roads and through the majestic river landscape. Experience local culture and take a break at one of the beautiful rest stops. The Solander trail allows you to experience the multifaceted natural and cultural landscape of the Swedish Lapland coast, up close.

    Britta Elfving-Persson
  • Time to go hiking

    Getting just the right amount of physical activity will do you good. This is common knowledge. It is also said that nature is a healer for both body and soul. Maybe more so than ever in late summer when the colours begin to change, from sharply green to fiery red and orange. The air becomes wonderfully crisp and fresh, filling your lungs and your mind with energy.

    Ted Logart

Heading for a hike in the mountains?

Hiking can be an amazing experience, but it can also turn into a real challenge. Spending time in the mountains means you have to be able to rely on yourself, your knowledge and your choices. We’ve put together some good advice below to make sure you have an amazing – and safe – mountain experience. Read the full story.

Stories told with names

Many towns, mountains, rivers in Swedish Lapland bear the names given to them by the Sámi people, usually describing their characteristics. When reading a map of Swedish Lapland, knowing the meaning of some Sámi words adds another, fascinating dimension to the landscape. Read the full story.

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