Together with my girlfriend I am planning to walk the Kungsleden mid-to-late september. I am particularly worried about crossing the lakes at Sitojaure and Akste coming from the north.
If we arrive around the 20th of september at these places, how are our chances of even getting to the other side? Are there ways around?
We are going to Sarek in July and looking for a proper sleeping bag.
As we expect rainy weather, we would choose a synthetic bag (does anyone think differently?)
What comes to comfort temperature, we are not sure, but the warmer the bag, the better for us. Of course, it should be as light as possible.
Does anyone have an experience? Are there any recommendations?
Our options are:
- A marmot womens trestles 15 (-10/-18/-39, 2041 g, 168 cm), which is quite a heavy bag marmot.com/products/details/...
- A Fjällräven Abisko three season (-2/-8/-25, 1580 g, 175 cm), fjallraven.com/abisko-w-thre...
All recommendations are more than welcome.
I've read there is a grocery store near STF.... What groceries are available during late December ?
Are eggs and bread available ? What are the costs of various items ?
I'm looking to cook my own meals while at Abisko.
I will participate in this year's Fjällräven Classic and plan to travel to Kiruna by car. Please advise where in Kiruna I can safely park the car for 5 days with rather small budged? Best regards,
Hello there, my name is Richard from Cornwall in England......
Myself & three of my best friends will be travelling to Hemavan in the last week of July 2015.... We're trying to find a secure or sensible place to park & leave our car in or near to Hemavan for a few weeks?....... Also we're searching for information on bus? coach? Or train? Journeys from Hemavan up to Abisko for the four of us plus our backpacks?.....
Oh & I'm really having differculty finding any information about edible roots? Or plants? Along the Kungsleden trail in summer / autumn? Water & berries & mushrooms I do already know about though...... Oh & fishing :-)
Many thanks to anyone who can help us please.......
Hi, my 2 sons (11 and 9) and I are hiking from Abisko to Nikkaluotka in July. We've already booked the huts at Abiskojaure, Alesjaure and Vistas.
When we get to Nikkaluotka (after 34 km day of hiking from Vistas), what do you suggest regarding lodging or transportation to Kiruna?
Is there a hotel / guest house to stay in the park or ( in early may) nearby? Any local foods, dishes, ingredients, i should try? A sami place to dine would be awsome, Must activities u recommend? Is there a supermarket ? Are the roads easy to drive in early may, any precautions i need to take?
Or shall i skip Abisko national park n visit Karesuando instead? For local dinning ,sights, activities?
Is Abisko national park, still snowy in late march - early april?
When is the best date to leave on the trail given that you walk 28 days and you want to avoid moskitos and snow?
I would appreciate if you give me some information about the matters I should expect of moving to Lulea as a PhD student in Lulea University of Technology, from Iran. Actually I want to know more about this city.
Hi, I'm a student planning on visiting Sweden to see the Northern Lights on Jan 22, 2015. Does anybody have advice as to the cheapest way to plan this trip?
Should I do an aurora photo tour from any of the companies I found online (Lappland Media, Lights over Lapland) because they seem pricey but are they worth it?
Which hotels should I look into?
Are there towns/ lodging where I can see the Northern Lights without having to visit Abisko Skystation?
I am going to study in Lulea University of Technology. Actually I am afraid of the winters. I heard Lulea is a dead city in winters which lasts to eight months. Is that such terrifying as I imagine?
I'm thinking about briefly visiting Kiruna, only to see the Northern Lights. I will be in Sweden around 6/02/2015 and 9/02, would you recommend to stay longer than 1 day in Kiruna, or will it be enough and would I certainly see the lights during 1-2 days?
Thanks in advance for your help!
What is the best way to get to Bjorkliden from Kiruna on a Friday evening? Are there many taxi companies or is it just one that has a monopoly on the market?
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 :)
Hello. I am planning to travel to Pitea. As I understand there is an airport i Lulea. Is there any bus one can take from this airport directly to Pitea?
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.
We are planning a trip which requires to take a train from Abisko to Kiruna on the 24th Dec, Christmas Eve, and take a bus from Kiruna to Kaparanda to cross the border and finally reach Rovaniemi. Are the public transport open on 24th and 25th Dec? We have booked most of our hotels so the dates are pretty much fixed.
Thanks you very much in advance for your help.
Hi there! Planning travelling to Kiruna in January to see the NL, I will have 3 or 4 days at disposal, so there might be the chance to take the train to Abisko. I'm aware that NL are never guaranteed to be seen (I myself couldn't see them in Lulea 2013 and Tromso last January).
However, do you know if Abisko has the better chances compared to Kiruna? As far as I know the chances should be equal if weather conditions are there except of light polution in Kiruna maybe.. One explanation why we couldn't see it in Tromso was that it is too close to the sea and temperatures are not as low as inland areas. Nevertheless, that shouldn't be the case for Kiruna and Abisko... right?
Another question - should I avoid full moon periods (falls on 16 January)?
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
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.
when we arrive at Kiruna airport in the afternoon, the last bus and train will have left for Björkliden. Are there other possibilites for travel than the very expensive taxi (1995 SSK)?
Hi, I do not know where to look,
My friend and I would like to come to Kiruna 21 to 24 October 2014 landed at Kiruna airport and we should get to the city, or better still, the area of PUOLTSA.
we do not want to take a rental car, how can we get up to the and then go back?
is there any taxi that you can already book via the internet? thank you very much, Martina
Hi, I will be arriving in Lulea with my family for a couple of days this July. We will be coming straight from wild camping and I expect that we will have lots of very smokey clothes that need washing. Can you recommend a launderette where we can get a load of washing done, please? Preferably full service, but we can do our own if needed.
Can i rent a car at the lulea train station?
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?