Fjällräven Classic is a 69.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kiruna, Norrbotten, Sweden that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Fjällräven Classis is an annual trek in Sweden. The trail winds through 2 valleys of which the longest section is part of the famous Kingstrail / Kungsleden of northern Sweden. The event is walked every year in August and includes 2000 participants spread over 3 start days (8 start groups). The whole trail is public so can be hiked outside of the event 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 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.

No camping facilities (except from the Abisko National Park area, only free camping is applicable), but some mountain huts along the track (of which only few can be reserved -> check/reserve before hiking); During Fjällräven Classic, overnight stay in huts is not allowed. Navigation gear (compass/gps) is very advisable. No possibilities to leave any litter along the track, so one will need to carry all to the end point/village of Abisko. Signal for mobile phone is very poor in most parts of the track. Even GPS may take a while to connect properly. As the area is very remote, one has to bring/carry all foods the whole track. Drinks can be obtained from natural waters along the track (as there may be wander reindeer and other small animals in the area, it is advised to tap from current water streams, some - minor - distance from the trackpath)

Bring different kids of gear, knowing the possible occuring various weather circumstances. Especially recommended is some protection against musquitos (gel/spray available in Kiruna and from Fjällräven Calssic event), like a net-cover to wear over your (preferably edged -> spaces your face) hat. I.e.: rain and wind protection. No camping facilities (except from the Abisko National Park area, only free camping is applicable), but some mountain huts along the track (of which only few can be reserved -> check/reserve before hiking); During Fjällräven Classic, overnight stay in huts is not allowed. Navigation gear (compass/gps) is very advisable. No possibilities to leave any litter along the track, so one will need to carry all to the end point/village of Abisko. Depending time schedule and weather circumstances there are possibilities to divert from the main track and explore side areas (i.e. from the Kebnakaise Mountain Hut it would be possible to climb Swedish highest mountain Kebnakaise)

Plane, train or drive to Kiruna, Sweden which is the largest city close to the starting point (Nikkaluokta). From Kiruna there are buses to Nikkaluokta. If you participate in the Fjallraven classic itself, the organisation provides buses from airport to 'base station' Camp Ripan and buses from Camp Ripan to start point at Nikkaluokta. If you drive yourself, there is a parking lot at Nikkaluokta, but it does mean that at the end of the trail in Abisko, you need to find you way back to that parking lot through public transportation.

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József Fábián
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Jose Martinez
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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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Giorgio von Finkelstein
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Do Trinh
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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.

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Levi Mendes
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Did this magnificent trail in 2016 and will return in 2021 with my parents in order to offer them the same emotion as I had when walking it.

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Mike Sahlénius
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Justin Barauskas
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Dan Fortin
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