Kungsleden: Trekking Winter (Travel Journal)

Day 12

Today we are going to Kebnekaise. After a short climb, it is mostly downhill. The weather is sunny again today, however, the path leads us through a narrow ravine.  Therefore we are in the shade all day. It is cold… and we have strong wind. After lunch, we had to get warm again so we decided to walk faster downhill. We have now descended into the valley. Here we the trees are starting to grow again.

Kungsleden trail
impressions of the track ©Jarno Hein

Kebnekaise is no small hut like the other huts we visit on the track, it’s more like a hotel with electricity, running water, WLAN and even a small in-house library… all this will cost you well! But anyway that’s the way it is. Everything is very chic and unfortunately quite touristy. We rent ourselves in the dormitory on the first floor of the historical building. The stairs to the top have only small steps… and they are also damn slippery.

The beds are unfortunately very short- they are not enough to stretch out the legs. But it doesn’t matter we sleep like babies…

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Vera says:

    Hey guys,
    some friends and I want to do a similar trip. We have a few questions as it is kind of hard to find information online. Did you bring avalanche safety equipment? How many kilometers did you walk a day? And are there huts between Abiskojaure & Alesjaure?
    Thanks for your help!!

    1. Christian says:

      Hey Vera, on this route you don’t need to take avalanche protection. But of course it depends on the tour you want to do.
      Between Abiskojaure & Alesjaure there is a basic hut (a hut with stove and toilet, nothing else). We have marked it on the map and also in the gpx data. If you have more questions or want to discuss your final route in detail, let me know. I’ll be happy to help. All the best Christian

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