The Kungsleden between Abisko and Hemavan is one of the world's most famous and perhaps the best hiking trails. The trail, which is just over 400 kilometers long, was created by the Swedish Tourist Association at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then it has been visited by hikers from all over the world.
The Kungsleden stretches through a varied landscape in Lapland's mountain world. The trail changes dramatically along the way between alpine terrain and more low-lying mountain birch forest. A hike through the Kungsleden takes you through verdant mountain moors that are nicely bordered by lakes, high dramatic peaks and also passes several small mountain villages.
The trail starts in Hemavan in the south and stretches to Abisko in the north 45 miles. In between, there is an incredibly varied terrain that offers good hiking regardless of whether you are an experienced mountain hiker or a beginner.
Service and accommodation at five cabin sites.
On the Kungsleden stretch between Ammarnäs and Hemavan Tärnaby, the Swedish Tourist Association offers service and accommodation at five cabin sites. The distance between the cabins varies between 8-19 km, and the cabins are seasonally open for self-catering.
In some of the cabins they only take cash or swish.
In the area, there is only an ATM in Tärnaby. In Hemavan that possibility does not exist.
When hiking through the Syterskalet, you pass Västerbotten's highest mountain, Norra Sytertoppen, which is 1,768 m above sea level, and the seven wooden bridges that carry the hiker over the southern part of Lake Tärnasjön are another of the highlights along the trail.