Kungsleden: Trekking Winter (Travel Journal)

Day 6

Yesterday we haven’t made it to our planned destination. So we have to do 4km more today to stay in time. Today we want to reach Alesjaure. After we cleaned our little life-saving hut we are ready to start our hike for today. After the first km, we have another material fail. This time we lost something on Jarno’s ski. While he went back to look for it, Christian and I took cover under our windsack. This turns out to be a not so pretty but good idea because today it is really windy and cloudy. But at least it’s way warmer than yesterday. -4 degree
Luckily Jarno came back soon and we can continue. At about lunch, we arrived the basic hut. We make a long break and the wind is getting stronger.

Alesjaure sign
sign in Alesjaure ©Jarno Hein

The rest of the hike brings us straight over a long frozen lake. We already can see Alesjaure at the end of the lake! After a while, we get the feeling to walk on a spot… No reference to size or distance. Just before sunset, we got to the Hut. The host was already waiting for us. We are warmly welcomed. The hut is very big, more than 50 beds are available. But today we are the only people here. But this is ok we just fire up the oven and preparing our dinner…

But then… for the first time in our lives, we see the mystic Northern Lights!!!

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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