Gränsleden – Nordkalottleden – Narvikfjäll

Hiking in the border area of Sweden and Norway, from Ritsem to Riksgränsen

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 the Nordkalottleden and walk through Caihnavagge and Narvikfjell to Riksgränsen. In total, our tour covers a distance of about 190 kilometres.
Norway 2018 – The route
Gränsleden – Nordkalottleden – Narvikfjell
by Markus
Day 1: Gränsleden Ritsem – Sievgok
Finally back in the north!
by Elisabeth
Day 2: Gränsleden Sievgok – Akkajaure Västenden
100 steps and clattering Reindeer
by Elisabeth
Day 3: Gränsleden Akkajaure Västenden – Sårgåjávrre
A tale of swamp crossings and rainbows
by Markus
Day 4: Gränsleden Sårgåjávrre – Røysvatnet
From the Gränsleden to the Nordkalottleden, without a sauna at all
by Elisabeth
Day 5: Røysvatn – Kåbtåjaure
Lakes, reindeer and great views
by Markus
Day 6: Kåbtåjaure – Pauro
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
by Markus
Day 7: Pauro – Baugevatnet
On this night of a thousand stars
by Elisabeth
Day 8: Baugevatnet – Sitas
Too few reindeer, too many electricity pylons and a cosy afternoon at the lake
by Elisabeth
Day 9: Sitas – Skoaddejávri
Breakfast in Sitas and then up the wall
by Markus
Day 10: Skoaddejávri – Čáihnavagge
The infamous block field of Čáihnavagge
by Markus
Day 11 – 13: Čáihnavagge – Čunojávri and two resting days
Cosy hike to the even more comfortable Čunojávri hut
by Elisabeth
Day 17 – 18: Hunddalen – Katterat – Riksgränsen – Abisko
On the gravel road to Katterat and on to Rallarvegen
by Elisabeth
Day 19 – 20: Abisko
Some tourist program at the end of our trip
by Elisabeth & Markus