Explore the most popular Dog Friendly trails in Sweden with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
18 days ago

Really nice, but wet when we went here. Could have something to do with the rain that poured down the entire night before.

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muddy
1 month ago

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rocky
6 months ago

My wife and I completed the 2019 classic this past week. Such an incredible experience the views are beautiful. Water is plentiful and although folks drink directly from the streams I still recommend filtering. We saw several dead mice along the trail and near water so just be safe!

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bugs
muddy
6 months ago

It was an amazing 6-day-trek ! Landscapes are very beautiful and you can enjoy lots of wildlife such as reindeers, lots of birds and of course mosquitoes!! We slept in a tent and it was really convenient if you’re not scared or the weight to carry! Water from rivers and lake is drinkable. Hikes are not that difficult but can be quite long. Just to it!! It’s incredible!!

Magnifique !! Tout est très bien indiqué. Nous l’avons effectué dans le sens Nikkaluokta- Abisko en 6 jours, en tente et en refuge une nuit. Attention, il peut faire froid la nuit.

hiking
6 months ago

Superbe randonnée à faire avec les enfants.

One of the best multi day hikes in my life. Especially after Singhi towards vakkatovare - most people go east to kebnekaise, making the first part quite busy and the second part wonderfully quiet.

We have started the route in Nyfors, it was wonderful, jumped into the lake twice having 30degrees outside. I would definitely do that again.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful and well marked trail. The only drawback was walking about 3 km along the big road, but this can probably be avoided if you don't mind walking off-path.

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rocky
6 months ago

DETAILS of our trek on the northern loop My sons (ages 22 and 19) and I hiked the trail July 2019. I am 51 years old. Day before the hike: Our airplane arrived in Kiruna at 11:00 am. We then took the bus to the central bus station, and walked to Stejk Street Food. We had the reindeer subs, which were wonderful. After eating, we went back to the bus station and got on the bus to Abisko (this bus is only available twice per day, so make sure that you know the schedule). We stayed at the Abisko Touristation, which is at the start of the Kungsleden. I highly recommend staying there. The cleanliness, accommodations, and convenience makes it the best place to stay before starting the trail. Day 1: We started from Abisko in the morning between 5:00 and 6:00 am, and we reached Abiskojaure around 10:30 am. The trail between Abisko and Abiskojaure (15 kilometers, 9.5 miles) is quite easy, so we felt very good. After a break, we decided to continue to Alesjaure (21 kilometers, 13 miles). We had done a lot of research, but we did not imagine the trail being covered with so many rocks. Our progress was slower because of the rocks and the times we had to remove our shoes to ford across shallow rivers. The first portion is easy, walking through birch-tree filled valleys. With various explorative detours, our distance on Day 1 was 40 kilometers, 25 miles). Day 2: We departed from Alesjaure near 7:30 am, and we witnessed one of our favorite portions of the trail from Alesjaure to Tjaktja (12 kilometers, 7.5 miles). We will never forget our mid-morning snack as we sat on boulders surrounded by mountains, valleys, rivers, etc. Beautiful! We had a late lunch at Tjakta, and then walked to Salka (12 kilometers, 7.5 miles). This part of the trail had the most rocks of any other portion. It was during this part of the trail that we often said, "How is this considered a trail?" But, like all the other parts of the trail, it was filled with breathtaking views. We actually hiked through snow for about 200 meters. Because of all the zig-zaging between rocks/boulders, my pedometer registered at 34 kilometers, 21 miles for the day. We pitched our tent next to a river and had a great night of sleep. Day 3: We departed from Salka early in the morning, arriving at Singi for a late lunch break (12 kilometers, 7.5 miles). The first part of that leg of the trail was easy and majestic. Then, rocks again :-). From Singi to Kebnakaise (14 kilometers, 9 miles) began with a lot of rocks and elevation. Then it involves a lot of up and down hills on the rock-covered trail. The end of that part of the trail includes a beautiful valley, more beautiful rapids, bridges, and trees (for the first time in days). Tenting is free near the Kebnakaise touristation, as long as you stay outside of the immediate location of the buildings. We found a beautiful campsite surounded by birch trees. Once again, due to all the zig-zagging through rocks and boulders, my pedometer registered more than the actual distance (36 kilometers, 22.5 miles). Day 4: After three grueling days, we were looking forward to our shortest walk. From Kebnekaise to Nikkaluokta is 19 kilometers, 12 miles, and it is a beautiful trek. We observed that a lot of people simply hike from Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise and back. Because Kebnekaise has a restaurant and other accommodations, this seems like a nice shorter hike (or one can take the helicopter between them for a high price). The walk was scenic and easy. We were amused that the two ends of the Abisko-Nikkaluokta are the easiest parts of the trail, giving some hikers a false sense of what is to come :-). When we arrived in Nikkaluokta, crossing the finish line was a wonderful experience. We ate, rested, and waited about 4 hours for the next bus to Kiruna. Having cell phone coverage was nice, because I was able to reserve a room in a hotel in Kiruna. By the way, the Scandic is a great hotel in Kiruna, and it has a wonderful breakfast buffet. OTHER PRACTICAL DETAILS The mosquitoes are overwhelming, so bring a lot of repellent. We used deet wipes, which worked well, but we had to wipe a number of times each day. We even had to wipe on our shirts and hats, because the mosquitoes would bite through them. The worst portion of the trail for mosquitoes was between Abiskojaure and Alesjaure. The huts can be expensive if you have multiple hikers, but they seem to be a popular option for many people. The best equipment I had with me was trekking poles. Between all the rocks, thin boards, etc. it was a miracle that I didn't fall at all. I'm not sure if I'd recommend hiking the trail in 3.5 days, but it is an experience that my sons and I will cherish for the rest or our lives.

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muddy
off trail
7 months ago

I participated in this race in 2019 and it was fun but hard.

What a fab hike to do! We were visiting Stockholm for 6 days and wanted to get out and experience its natural beauty and we were not disappointed. Very easy hike (mostly flat, very few hills but footing isn’t easy as lots of tree roots and rocks). We did this on a sunny and warm day end of May, so conditions were ideal. You get some lovely views of the different lakes, and rocky natural geography. Would definitely recommend! We were able to use our day travel pass from SL to and from centre of town. The whole trail was super easy to find and it was very well marked making this a stress free experience

just a short bit in Abisko.

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rocky
8 months ago

Definitely the most memorable trail I've ever hiked. I went in september 2017 with 3 friends. We had 2 tents and went from Abisko to Nikkaluokta. We were so lucky that we caught the magical northern lights not one, not two but three nights! I will never forget this. This is a must do if you're looking for an unforgettable adventure

8 months ago

hiked on 5/22 gorgeous clear dry day. from nyfors to tyresta by took 7.5 mi and 2h45m, not including a 10 minute stop by the lake to enjoy a snack. easy terrain and gentle changes in incline. would hike again! recommended doing it in this direction, bus drops you at nyfors, then if you have to kill time (or need WiFi) before the bus leaves from tyresta by (was running once an hour), tyresta by is much more populated.

we start in Abisko, we trek for a week about 100 km. Very nice few people, you can sleep in the huts or camp. Rich of water.

It’s a pretty trail of varied terrains with great scenic views of lake, woods, Hovdala fort. It’s relatively flat and I would rate it easy to moderate. The trail are well marked - we mostly followed the blue orange markers. There is only one bus (no 3) serving the Tormestorp area on hourly interval so check the departure timing at Hassleholm. When we finished the hike at 4pm, we found that there was no more bus service - maybe because it was a public holiday- Easter Monday. Thankfully, a kind soul gave us a ride to town.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice

The Kungsleden trail is the most beautiful and exciting hike I've ever done. The nature is very scandinavian and breathtaking. Wide horizons, turquoise lakes, a lot of reindeer, and cozy refuges with kind staff made this trip special. I did the part from Abisko to Nikkaluoakta in 2016. It was about 100km in 6 days. The weather was mild and beautiful. I recommend taking 7-8 days for relaxed hiking. Theres no need for heavy backpacks as food can be bought and prepared cheaply in the refuges, and water can be drunk from most lakes and streams.

I only did about ten miles. Very nice path. Many backpackers from all over Europe.

hiking
Tue Aug 28 2018

Hiked this trail in 2018 as organized by Fjallraven, but the whole trail is public so can be hiked outside of the organization as well. 2/3 of the trail (the north-south section) is part of the much larger 'Kingstrail' of Lapland Sweden (Kungsleden in Swedish and Alltrails has a separate trail for that one) and the whole are is supported by mountain cabins (called SFT stations) roughly every 15-20km or so. The event is walked every year in August and includes 2000 participants spread over 3 start days (8 start groups) and a lot of requests are made about distances, elevations etc so this trail really will help the community prepare for the event. The hike itself is absolutely stunning, nature is wild and free here and the hills and low mountains provide for beautiful scenery. It is rough terrain and the trail is well marked, but often has a lot of rocks jutting out of the dirt/mud, so walking sticks are highly recommended. Swampy areas are traversed on wooden walkways and larger streams and rivers are crossed on metal bridges. Although participants are not allowed to use the cabins, of course if you go by yourself and ditch the camping, you can hike from cabin to cabin and sleep in them. Best be sure to make reservations at the SFT in advance though. Camping itself is great though and apart from a small section at Abisko National Park, the entire area allows for setting up camp wherever you wish. Water is not a problem since the water streams are plentiful and clean. Many don't even use filter given how clean the water is, although we did always use a lifestraw bottle just to be sure.

Nice track with changing terrain making it continually interesting. If your taking public transport, make sure to research in advance.

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bugs
Sat Jun 30 2018

Hello. The kungsleden is a nice easy walk from Abisko to Hemavan. Most people walk only the first 100 km in the North. I have walked the trail from South to North in 17 days, including 1 rest day. About 450 kilometers, started on June 30, 2018. The great thing is the midnight sun, it is the end of June, 24 hour daylight. The route is well marked and there are many mountain huts so you can walk without a tent. I have slept most nights in my tent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sktqMYKM5G8&t=175s

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