The southern part of the Kungsleden winds its way through the Jämtlandsfjäll region in central Sweden, only a stone’s throw away from the Norwegian border. And while the northern part of the so-called King’s Trail is walked by thousands of hikers each year, the chances are good that you can enjoy the southern part as the road less traveled. What's interesting, however, is that despite the lesser-known reputation, this part of the trail is in no way inferior to its northern brother, with the first few sections from Storlien to Fjällnäs being especially stunning. On the five-to-six-day hike through the Sylarna and Helags mountain ranges, you can admire Sweden's southernmost glacier and enjoy spectacular views of mountain peaks.
For adventurers, there are great wild-camping opportunities with a view over the endless expanse of the Swedish mountains. For friends of a cozier atmosphere, the mountain huts of the Swedish Tourist Association STF offer all the comforts one could wish for - from fantastic food to the post-hike-sauna.
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Today's tour begins with a spectacular view of the Sylarna massif, in whose cauldron even a small glacier hides. Behind the Fjällstation you can choose between two options for the first few kilometers: steep, but shorter, the path leads up the left side of the hill. If you follow the course of the river Sylälven for about two kilometers, the path turns to the east and meets again the normal variant.
Today's hike to the small mountain hut Fältjägaren takes you over the literal climax of the entire tour. At the reindeer fence, about three kilometers behind the Helags Fjällstation, you reach the highest point of the entire southern Kungsleden! Enjoy the moment and the great view over the surrounding landscape. On the descent, the distinctive profile of the Predikstolen accompanies you as you wander across the high plateau to the mountain lodge.