Kungsleden: Trekking Winter (Travel Journal)

Day 4

It’s a challenge to get out of the warm sleeping bag in the next morning. I mean the sun is shining but it is f***king cold.

It takes longer than normal to get everything together to get back on track. Pack the tent pack the pulka and get breakfast. It is already 11 am when we got back on track. The track starts really challenging steep hills and tight corners. Which makes it hard with the extra length you get from the pulka. In the end, we find the official Winter track which is properly prepared for this season. SO we learned the summer track is a bit different to the winter track.

From time to time there passing snowmobiles our way.  The snow on the track is well packed and we gain speed. Now even its about -15 degree we are starting to sweet and we constantly making a break to find the best outfit to balance of not freezing and not sweating. It takes some time to get used to this extreme temperature.

us getting used to the conditions
us getting used to the conditions ©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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