On this 6-day long hiking tour you get to experience the true essence of hiking in the Swedish mountains. You will be hiking through deep valleys, over awe-inspiring plateaus, next to steep waterfalls and through lush Scandinavian mountain forests. You will be hiking from hut to hut and enjoy the connivence of not having to carry a tent or a sleeping bag. After a long day hike you will get to relax in a fire heated sauna and cool down in cold mountain lakes and rivers. Together with your experienced guide and our small group of maximum 10 you get to prepare delicious dinners over the gas stove in off-grid mountain huts. This is the perfect tour for hikers wishing to experience the true essence of the Swedish mountains while enjoying the convince of living indoors in traditional Swedish off-grid mountain huts.
The King´s Trail is one of Swedens most popular hiking trails and have been visited by hiker from all over the world since the early 1900s. We will hike along the trail´s most southern part from the small mountain village of Ammarnäs to the village of Hemavan. This part of the track is a hidden pearl that summarises the whole Scandinavian mountain range. The trail offers breath-taking scenery of steep U-shaped valleys, high snow-caped peaks, fresh mountain streams, endless plateaus of heathland and lush Scandinavian mountain forests. Wildlife benefit immensely from this wild and varied landscape.
You will hike with a professional Outdoor Vagabond guide that will share his or hers immense knowledge of the Scandinavian mountains. Your guide will not only keep you safe in rough weathers, but also teach you everything there is to know about the area´s unique nature, history and wildlife.
We believe in smaller groups for greater community. On this tour we have groups of minimum 5 and maximum 10 participants. We all share a common mission and we all help out and do our part in the daily shores at our off-grid mountain huts. Expect laughter, joy and a sense of comradeship to be a highlight of this great journey.
We stay in traditional Swedish off-grid mountain huts. These huts, which are managed by the Swedish Tourism Association, are primitive and cosy. Here we all take part in the duties of gathering water from the nearby mountain stream, chopping firewood and cooking our meals from our delicious menu on gas stoves. After a long day hike you get to sleep comfortably in a nice big bunkbed. In some of these mountain huts you even get enjoy relaxing in a hot fire heated sauna as well as swimming in cold refreshing mountain lakes. For many participants, experiencing life in these off-grid mountain huts is a highlight in itself.
Enjoy comfortable hotels and three-course dinners before and after the hiking. While staying in off-grid mountain huts surly can be an experience, we also do wish to spoil our guests by beginning and ending our tours with nice hotels and delicious hotel meals. All of this included of course.
This tour is suitable for both novice and more experience hikers. What you need is a fairly good physique and a pair of good hiking shoes. We will hike between 8 to 19 kilometres a day in hilly terrain. Depending on your own personal equipment you will have to carry a backpack weighing between 7-12 kg when we start (see our packing check-list below). At the same time, since you will be hiking with a professional guide you do not need any extensive outdoor knowledge. Our guide will keep you safe and sound even in rough weathers.
We want you to be prepared. Included in the tour is a one-on-one online meeting with one of our Outdoor Vagabond guides. Here you can ask anything you like to help you get prepared for this great journey. Also, read our packing-checklist below and contact our booking department for any further questions.
Hope to see you in the Scandinavian mountains!