Hello, I'm in the UK and am thinking of hiking the Kungsleden late December. So far the websites I have come across don't say anything about December hiking. Are trails closed? Or is it too dangerous to do it then? If I'm not wrong the huts will be closed at this time of the year? Any advice is welcome! If the idea sounds foolish, please do let me know :)
I'm travelling with some friends to Abisko in november and we want to snowshoe and crosscountry ski there, but we were wondering how difficult it is, and if the kungsleden was still praticable. Also how does the lack of sunlight affect the visibility, and the "hiking" time.
Hello, my friends and I are planning a trip of a couple of days to the Abisko National Parc. We wondered if we can sleep in a tent wherever we want or are there areas in the parc where this is forbidden? (Maybe this is a rather silly question, but it's the first time we plan something "adventurous" like this).
Hello, after many changes of plan, I decided that I arrive in Kiruna mid-October and would like to take a rental car to go to Abisko, which is my goal, hoping to see the northern lights .. can anyone tell me that I find climate and what kind of roads are there? Thank you
Hi, first time posting, so hope someone can help...
We are getting a hire car from Stockholm airport and driving up to Nikkaluokta and trekking from there to Abisko along that stretch of the Kungsleden. As we are planning to leave the hire car in Nikkaluokta during our trek, we need a way of getting back to Nikkaluokta from Abisko after the trek.
So my question is this, does anyone know if there is a way of getting directly to Abisko from Nikkaluokta?
I've heard about a bus that runs once a day between the two, but haven't been able to find any info about it.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
I'm planning a trip to Kungsleden. My plan is to walk the whole trail during june. Normally when I hike, I bring a lightweight wood burning stove and collect fuel before I reach camp.
I've been reading about the area, and there is often mention of birch forrest and vegetation in the valleys. Now I'm wondering if it will be possible to use my wood burning stove on this trail, or I should rely solely on my backup gas stove? Will I get close to forrest or other kinds of fuel every day or every other day? I'm planning on averaging 20 km a day.
My wife and I are experienced backpacker. We are planning a week long backpacking trip to hike Kungsleden trail between the north section of Abisko and Nikkaluokta. The time should be around May 18, 2014 to May 24. We will carry all the camping gears.
I know the transportation could be a problem during that time. I would appreciate if anyone can help me with the following questions.
1. I heard there won’t be bus between Kiruna and Nikkaluokta at that time. If our hike finishes at Nikkaluokta, is there a way we can get back to Kiruna Airport?
2. Is there any bus between Kiruna and Abisko during that time? Schedule?
3. Is there any taxi between Kiruna and Nikkaluokta? How about the cost?
4. Do you think if it makes sense to ride a taxi from Kiruna to Nikkaluokta, then hike north to Abisko, then ride a bus (see question #2) to Kiruna airport?
5. If we want to hike Kebnekaise, what will be the condition during that time.
6. If we want to hike Kebnekaise, I assume I have to bring microspike as the hut will be closed at that time and I won't be able to rent crampon? Are snowshoes necessary?
Thank you very much and I appreciate your help.
I am going to Sweden in July this year and unfortunately don't have time to walk the whole Kungsleden walk. It sounds an amazing area though so would like to go there for at least 2 or 3 days. Are there any day walks in the park that give a good idea of the character/flora/fauna that make a long train trip from Stockholm worthwhile?
Hi I'm planning to visit Abisko on the 15th of February from Kattterjåkk. Is it possible to walk or should I take a taxi? How much would that be approximately? The train only goes once in the afternoon and I'd love the see the northern lights in abisko so that's not really an option.
How to go to Abisko National Park from Kirona by train?
Do you think travel by a lady alone safe or not in February?
Is there any tours run in the Abisko National
Hello i am in Berlin Germany.
and i already order the hotel in STF.Abisko Which from 22 Dec 2013 till 24 Dec.2013 Two persons,,,,But the problem is there is no any train from Stockholm to there durning 21th Dec...Whole of the ticket is sold out, also the airplane time is not suitable.....So what could i do? cancel the hotel booking?......That's too bad.
is there any share cars website in Sweden? or i could take the bus ??
Thanks very much
Do u think it worth visiting abisko np for the day in jan staying 6 nights in kiruna and is there public transport
I will be in the Swedish Lapland, in Abisko, in January and I will need ski and / or snowshoes.
Where could I rent that???
And are there price reductions for STF members???
thanks for the reply!
I will be visiting abisko from 3-6 oct'13. Thinking of staying in hostel through abisko.net instead of tourist lodge.
Is there equal chance of seeing northern light from village abisko and tourist station. Should we take a local guide ? And other suggestions , I really want to see northern lights :)!
Hi...Need a caring advice please. We're a group of 20 heads from India have planned to be in Kiruna in early nov'13 as we are told that the maximum possibility of viewing Northern Lights in 2013. We may stay for a couple of day in Kiruna and want badly to visit Abisko for a full day trip...particularly from afternoon and would come back to Kiruna late night. Need a help to design a trip with a Coach to Abisko to explore and come back. Need advice in all respective areas, please.
We would like to hike the kings trail. THe only problem is that we are short in time an we have only 5 or 6 days, wich will not allow us to go from abisko to nikkaluokta, then take bus from nikkaluokta to kiruna, and another bus back to abisko (where our car might be standing).
Has anyone an idea what the best possibility is to get back in Abisko in a 5 or 6 days time span?
Walking in a circle or taking a bus/taxi somewhere (and where?:))?
Thank you really much!
I can't find any information about the bus timetable in December from Kiruna to Abisko.
Is there any bus service for this route?
December 29, 2012: Kiruna to Abisko
I suddenly get some free time. I'm thinking to do hiking (Abisko-Kungsleden) during mid May. Please let me know the condition of the trail and weather condition: is it icy? do I need crampons? do I need ski? could i rent the ski at abisko and return it in kungsleden? how much? how cold at night? What kind of dangers during the trek? i have a tent for up to -8C. Are the mountain stations open? What are the prices at this time of year?
Could you advise any alternative hikes?
Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me.
I'm planning on visiting Abisko from Kiruna on the 1st of March 2012, and leaving on the 4th of March.
I'm flying in from London and arriving at 1pm. Will I be able to make it for the train from Kiruna C to Abisko Turiststation at 2pm? Are there alternatives for travelling from Kiruna to Abisko on the 1st of March? I would gladly appreciate some help!
I plan to visit Abisko national park on 29-31 October 2011. But unfortunately i heard that the Abisko Tourist Station closed on October month. Any recommended accomodation that i can stay for two days in Abisko?
I'm searching on the posibility to visit the Abisko (or Kiruna) area in February for viewing the northern lights, without spending a fortune!
(although I understand it mustn't be so easy).
The northern lights are basically my only reason to go there.
After initial searching, mostly luxurious suggestions come up, like based in ice hotel, or booking expensive tours, etc, which are very nice but unfortunately over my limits.
I was wondering for the practical side of D-I-Y, like arriving by train from Stockholm to Abisko, or by flight to Kiruna and then train/bus to Abisko, staying in a hostel kind of acommodation (perhaps in a station which is in the area) and walking between the spots (hostel - viewing points - restaurants etc).
If of course all these are really in easy access of each other and the train station, in winter.
If anybody has experiences - ideas- alternatives about how to make it, would be absolutely great!
I would like to watch birds in Abisko in June. I have heard of the mosquitos, is this a problem in early June (around the 5th)or rather later? What about early August?
Thank you for your answers.
My family of 5 is planning to visit Abisko - Kiruna ICE Hotel followed by Ivalo Kakslauttanen in December.
I wonder whether any one is familiar with those places and can recommend an agent that can provide us:
1. guided tour at Abisko and Kiruna,
2. Coach Transfer from Kiruna to Abisko then to ICE HOTEL and then to Ivalo Kakslautanen
We are considering our accommodations at Abisko Mountain Lodge, ICE Hotel and Kakslautanen. Any one has any adverse experiences? We were advised to book accommodations first since these are special accommodations which availability is running out fast for a big group of 5 like us.
We will arrive in Kiruna airport from London in December.
Love to hear from any one in the forum.
is there any left luggage room or lockers at the Abisko Turiststation or Abisko Östra railway station? I am going there this Sunday and need some place to left my luggage for couple of hours. Thank you!
I am planning to do the Kings Trail in Sweden in the last week of June with Nature Travels.
Its an ambitious venture as I go hiking about once a year and am stuck to a desk job otherwise.
How difficult will the trek be for a person of average fitness?
Any advice will be welcome
We are planning to hike the Kungsleden from Absiko to Kebnekaise this summer. I was there last year in the beginning of July and it was quite busy. Iw as told that the ned of July / beginning of August is MUCH more crowded. Does anyone know if this is in fact true? Is it probable that we will not get actual beds so late in the season?
we are 4 french people. We have to find a train from kiruna to abisko le 29 th of march in the morning ! Could you help me to find the hours when there is a train please ? I can't find this information anywhere.
thank you very much
I just went on a tour to the Abisko Aurora skystation, which I feel grossly overcharged us and everyone else on the trip. I would like to make a complaint about this tour operator. has anyone had any experience of dealing with tourism authorities in Sweden?
Hi, we were going to break our train journey from Narvik to Stockholm with a one day/overnight stay at Abisko. Is there sufficient short hisking trails and things to do in one day? It seems more geared to longer hikes? Would we be better to spend the time in Narvik instead? Any help appreciated.
I'm planning to walk from Abisko to Nikkaluokta during the first week of july 2008.
Do I need to carry sleeping bag and tent, and food for all the trip? Can I buy some food in the huts along the trail?
Usually I've been walking in several countries and I use to avoid heavy rucksacks, so I don't know if it's possible to stay by the end of each day in a Hut.
Could you tell me the best places to stay? (I'd like to rest every day in a hut. Idon't know either if kitchen is available every day)
Any information will be wellcome.
Jaume i Pura