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Day 1: Gränsleden Ritsem – Sievgok

Finally back in the north!

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At 14 o’clock we finally start our tour! We take the road towards Sitasjaure and soon turn left to Gränsleden, which is hard to miss with a big sign. Today’s stage takes us to the Sievgok resting hut, where we will pitch our tent. According to our plan this is 8 kilometres, we expect to […]

The Journey – Lichtenwörth – Gällivare – Ritsem

Here we go again!

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At 4:15 Sissy & Karl, who our loyal readers know well by now, pick us up and take us to the airport. Our large and heavy backpacks (well, that can be cheerful!) have to take the big luggage counter again. The AUA plane to Stockholm starts on time at 6:45 and we arrive in Sweden […]

Norway 2018 – The route

Gränsleden – Nordkalottleden – Narvikfjell

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After two fantastic tours in the Swedish Fjäll, this autumn’s long distance hike takes us to the Norwegian-Swedish border area. Our tour starts in Ritsem and leads west on the Gränsleden until we reach the Nordkalottleden and follow it north. In this section our route runs alternately in Norway and Sweden. At Gautelisvatnet we leave […]

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 […]