Abisko – Nikkaluokta
STF started the mountain station in Abisko already in 1906, while work began with a “King’s Trail” towards Kebnekaise. In other words, a 100-year old path awaits at the north end of Kungsleden (King's Trail). You step into a national park filled with mountain birches and preserved orchids. For many, this is the start of a weeklong hike that ends at the Sami camp in Nikkaluokta.
You reach the bare mountain region above the tree line near Abiskojaure Lake and the views open up. The mountain reaches into the sky and is your companion the whole way, sometimes as a beautiful background around the long mountain valleys, sometimes as an impressive precipice right next to you. The contrasts of the landscape are great. You will pass the highest mountain pass along Kungsleden, the Tjäktja pass, which is so barren that it resembles a moon landscape, and then reach the lush grass meadows on the way towards Singi.
Kungsleden between Abisko and Nikkaluokta – which can also be hiked in the opposite direction – offers not only nature experiences. STF has five pleasant mountain huts and Kebnekaise’s popular mountain station along the trail. The Sami culture lives, foremost in the form of the Sami camp and grazing reindeer.
At STF Singi, you can choose to continue south along Kungsleden or walk eastward towards the Kebnekaise Mountain Station and Nikkaluokta. High peaks such as Tuolpagorni, Kebnetjåkka and, of course, Kebnekaise are all around to entice you.
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