King's Trail (Kungsleden)
ElevationAscent: 29,095' 8,868 m
Descent: -28,761' -8,766 m
High: 3,685' 1,123 m
Low: 991' 302 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
“An epic journey through the wilderness of northern Sweden.”— Johan Ahlberg
If you inform the staff in the mountain huts of your plans for the day, they might keep an eye on you.
The season, when the huts are open usually runs between mid-June and the end of September, rowing boats are usually at place in the end of June or beginning of July, but the weather can be very treacherous, including late or early snow.
Read the Swedish law about Right of public access – a unique opportunity.
The trail is approximately 440 kilometers (270 miles) long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south and it passes through four national parks: Abisko, Stora Sjöfallet, Sarek and Pieljekaise.
Read more about King's Trail:
Swedish Tourism Association
A guide to the mountain flora of Swedish Lapland
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