Nissonjohka und Nissončorru

Day 13: Kårsavagge – Abisko

Snow, fog and perfect autumn colors

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Today is already our last stage, about 15km through the Kårsavagge, rather downhill. We get up at 8 o’clock, very tired and the snorer himself looks very tired too, at least! We have crispbread with salami for breakfast and are invited by the Swedes for fresh coffee, the first coffee since the Kebnekaise mountain station. […]

Rentiere

Day 12: Abiskokaure – Kårsavagge

Sliiiiiiiippery!

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After a quick breakfast with some porridge we leave at 9:30 am. I’m very tired today, not the best conditions for the 700-meter climb (from 488 m to 1120 m) on the first five kilometers. 😐 The path first leads us along the lake shore, then uphill through the forest. The path is characterized by […]

Fjällbjörken (Gámavuopmi)

Day 11: Unna Allakas – Abiskojaure

Lovely autumn colours in Gámavuopmi

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Today we hike through the Gámavuopmi from Unna Allakas to Abiskojaure. It is by far the most colourful stage on our tour. The autumn colours are the absolute highlight, the mountain birches shine in all colours from yellow to red, the Fjäll is also autumnally colourful. Once again we are very lucky with the weather, […]

Unna Allakas

Day 9 and 10: Unna Allakas

A great place to stay a bit longer

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Days at the hut are great, especially when everything fits together: A beautiful hut with a great sauna, a very nice and humorous Stugvärd, who tells us many stories about the country and its people, and a breathtaking view out of the window. We slept very well. Markus gets up early, while I sleep until […]

Steinmännchen hoch ober dem Abiskodalen

Day 8: Alesjaure – Unna Allakas

Starring: A pack of reindeer – sooo close!

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Our alarm clock goes at 7:15 again and today we don’t have much to pack. Elisabeth feels a little sick, so we skip breakfast and still it takes until 8:45 until we get away. Right from the hut we have a beautiful view of the Alesjaure – Tjäktja route. The Tjäktja pass, what a wonderful […]

Fjällbjörken/Visttasvággi

Day 7: Vistas – Alesjaure

Cold, rainy, windy – and nevertheless we wish we had our tent

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At 7:15 the alarm clock rings, today we continue our tour. After the lonely huts of the last days we hike to Alesjaure today and we are a little afraid of the crowds. After breakfast (porridge with cranberries) we pack our backpacks, clean the hut, say goodbye to Vintervik and at exactly 9:19 😉 we […]

Nállu (1595m)

Day 5 and 6: Nallo – Vistas & rest day

Light and shadow

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After the amazing Northern Lights we are already awake at 7:30 a.m., still excited and tell our Swedish hut colleague, who didn’t want to get up during the night, how intense the play of shapes and colours was. We have breakfast, chat with the warden and for the descent into the Visttavággi we get the […]

Aurea Borealis / Northern Lights / Nordlicht

Night 4: Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis

Ride of the Valkyries

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When you drink a lot of tea in the evening and then wake up in the middle of the night and know that you have to leave not only the warm sleeping bag but also the halfway warm hut, it is anything but pleasant. It gets better when you look out of the tiny window […]

Ein erster Blick auf die Nallo Fjällstuga vor dem mächtigen Nallo, im Hintergrund der Šielmmácohkka

Day 4: Sälka – Nallo

Stuor Reaiddávággi

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After the exhausting hike yesterday we slowly start into the day, whereas Heidi and Markus unfold clearly more activity. We wake up halfway as they heat up the Swedish stove. While we are still snuggling up in our sleeping bags, Heidi is already grabbing the yoga mat, Markus his Nikon and they are gone. We […]

Der Weg führt zwischen Liddubbákti und Sinničohkka durch, vorbei an den Seen

Day 3: Kebnekaise Fjällstation – Sälka

26 varied but long kilometres

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At 6:20 the alarm clock rings. Since we have a long hike ahead of us today, we need to start early. The breakfast buffet offers a lot of choice, but we are not allowed to eat too much, after all we have to move again right away. On the way back to the hut we […]