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Collection by Lars



97:12 h

280 mi

30,025 ft

August 2022. Mein Abenteuer auf dem Kungsleden als Thruhike mit Zelt.
Der Kungsleden (Königsweg) ist ein ca. 450 km langer Fernwanderweg im Norden Schwedens von Abisko nördlich des Polarkreises bis Hemavan. Kein Strom, kein Netz aber wunderbare Natur.

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  • Kungsleden - Tag 01

    30.0 mi
    3.1 mph
    3,075 ft
    950 ft

    Day 01 - The adventure begins.

    Early in the morning around 4 I was already awake. After I had packed everything in my backpack we started. In my backpack, for which I had already had to wait 3 days, was everything I needed in the near future.

    First I had to walk about 3km from my hostel to the starting

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  • 10:46
    30.3 mi
    2.8 mph
    2,050 ft
    3,450 ft

    Day 02 - The last boat before the storm.

    I woke up early in the morning, around me there were about 5 other tents that also stayed there. The night was stormy and cold. I had a quick breakfast and coffee at the cabin before heading out again. We continued up the mountain on rough stones. At 1142m, the

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  • 03:06
    7.87 mi
    2.5 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,650 ft

    Day 03.1: Counterstorm and rain.

    The night was a challenge. The campsite was only okay as long as there was no storm. But the storm was different wild and I understood why the boat should not go today. In the middle of the night my tent half collapsed. After a few minutes I decided to go out again in

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  • 04:04
    12.7 mi
    3.1 mph
    1,600 ft
    775 ft

    Day 03.2 - Land in sight.

    After the bus and ferry ride I arrived in Saltoluokta. This is a large and well maintained STF facility. I shopped here for the first time. 2x ready meals, crispbread and cheese from the tube. I also treated myself to lunch. A soup, bread, butter, cheese, spreads, cold cuts etc

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  • 08:14
    23.9 mi
    2.9 mph
    2,825 ft
    3,175 ft

    Day 04: Better weather but lost herring ⛺

    At 8 in the morning the boat finally crossed. Together with about 12 others we sat in the rather small motorboat. The weather was much better, it hardly rained anymore. A steep climb awaited us on the other bank. It was important to fill up the water beforehand

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  • 06:43
    19.8 mi
    2.9 mph
    2,225 ft
    1,750 ft

    Day 05 - day of decisions.

    In the morning I packed my tent again. The attachment with the stones worked to some extent, but they are not to be found everywhere and they must be heavy enough. Also, my knees kicked in. The steep descent yesterday made itself felt.

    I left later than planned and made slower

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  • 11:01
    29.4 mi
    2.7 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,350 ft

    Day 06: a beautiful day in the wilderness

    I woke up early in the morning and was able to enjoy a great view. I realized that you would never have this experience without a tent.

    After my things were packed, we went up the mountain a bit. There another hiker met me. A Swede who has been on the road for

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  • 09:37
    30.6 mi
    3.2 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,475 ft

    Day 07: A companion and the last boats 🛥️🛶

    First thing in the morning I packed up the tent again. The fastening with the stones worked quite well again, but has one disadvantage: in contrast to the pegs, you don't get the tarpaulin close to the ground and that makes it susceptible to wind and cold

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  • 10:31
    31.5 mi
    3.0 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,650 ft

    Day 08 - The longest day and a thunderstorm is coming ⛈️

    I woke up again early in the morning. The night in a normal bed was very good and I was well rested again, everything was dry and my batteries were charged.

    I moved on alone again. Nikita soon had to go back to work and Ammarnäs should be his destination

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  • 06:43
    18.9 mi
    2.8 mph
    3,275 ft
    2,300 ft

    Day 09 - Supplies and Herring

    Today was a short day. I made the decision to hike 11 days instead of the originally planned 10 days.

    The last 3 days I've hiked about 50km and I should have hiked a good 50km each of the last two days. Also, I didn't get a hotel at the destination either, so I took it easy

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  • 09:52
    26.8 mi
    2.7 mph
    2,950 ft
    3,550 ft

    Day 10 - a perfect day

    The sun was shining early in the morning and there were no clouds. The promised nice day should come true. I packed up my tent and set off. At the next river I refilled with fresh water. It went up a bit and the landscape changed to rough rock with countless lakes and ponds, just

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  • 07:01
    18.6 mi
    2.7 mph
    1,925 ft
    2,325 ft

    Day 11 - the saga ends

    I woke up early again. The last day was coming up. It was supposed to be cloudy but dry today. But it started raining again. After I had packed my things, I had to cross a few bridges because the large lake was divided into many smaller lakes here. Then it went up a mountain. It

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    280 mi
  • Duration
    97:12 h
  • Elevation
    30,025 ft

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