Kvikkjokk - Ammarnäs
The section between Kvikkjokk and Ammarnäs is the least hiked on Kungsleden (Royal Trail). Perhaps because a tent is needed and the nature is comprised more of mountain birch forests and river valleys than bare mountain region. But the views over the large forests are majestic, especially in Pieljekaises National Park. August and September are the best months, when the landscape is painted to a golden red and the mosquitoes disappear.
The hiking can be demanding due to the path going up and down. Between the river valleys and plateaux are several hundred of altitude change. Several smaller communities, huts and cottages give the area its own character, unlike everything else on Kungsleden. This section also means somewhat longer boat transports, which you can arrange on site.
There are few simpler huts, such as Tsielejåkk and Pieljakaise huts, where you can sleep if you can arrange a key. You can overnight in the village of Jäkkvik, halfway to Ammarnäs, but you will overnight most of the time in a lean-to or tent. If the weather is good, the mountain plateaux offer the best tent spots.
The Svaipa bird preservation area is worth an extra stop for ornithologists, and the hike over the prairie-like flat country of Björkfjäll expands the views. The final run to Ammarnäs takes places over a long ridge that gives a fantastic view of the river valley. After that, the hostel, inn and some rest await.