About the Kungsleden Trail
The Kungsleden Trail (other called the King’s Trail) is Sweden’s most popular long-distance trail. It stretches 450 km across the Swedish Lapland from Abisko to Hemavan. Along the way, you’ll see spectacular views of the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve – vast, uninhabited grasslands and large rolling hills, discover plenty of wildlife, and walk along countless lakes and rivers. It’s considered a fairly difficult hike even though the trail itself is fairly easy because you have to be prepared for bad weather, there aren’t many re-supply options, and you have to deal with an unimaginable amount of mosquitoes. The trail is very well-waymarked, and it’s also very old – dating back to 1928.
Statistics About the King’s Trail Trail
- Start point: Abisko, North Sweden
- End point: Hemavan, Sweden
- Total distance: 450 km / 279 miles
- Total altitude gain/loss: 8973 m / 29 438 ft
- Highest point: 1150 m / 3772 ft (Tjäktja Pass)
- Countries crossed: Sweden
- National parks crossed: Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve
- Time to finish: Usually 3 to 4 weeks
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