Kungsleden: Trekking Winter (Travel Journal)

Day 3

We steeped like Babies! The sun is shining into our cabin. Outside there is plenty of snow.  About 11 am we arrived in Abisko Turiststaion. The start of the trail is not far from the Train station. We get our stuff hiking ready and the snowshoe under our feet. The journey begins!!!
We pass through the “Kungsleden gate” the trail goes into a snowy little forest. The landscape is magical! This part of the trail seems to be hiked a lot because the snow is packed and easy to walk. After about 4,5km we arrived our destination for today. It’s an empty campsite next to a river. But except two simple wooden toilet huts, there is nothing here. We are building the tent and get ready the have our noodles. And soon after it gets dark. The sky is so clear that we easily can see the milky way. But no northern lights.

first night and also the coldest
first night and also the coldest ©Jarno Hein

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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