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Frosty glaciers and endless nature — Kungsleden South

Frosty glaciers and endless nature — Kungsleden South

Hiking Collection by komoot

5-9

days

3-5 h

/ day

62.2 mi

7,600 ft

7,025 ft

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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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    05:17
    10.8 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,425 ft
    775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the Storlien station you start directly into the Swedish wilderness - the Storlienfjäll is waiting for you! First, the path passes between some holiday homes. Even the Swedish royal …

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  • Difficult
    05:09
    11.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On today's stage you will be accompanied by a view of the snow-powdered Sylarnamassiv - an Eldorado for ski tourers here in central Sweden. The path leads slightly downhill to …

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  • Difficult
    05:25
    12.2 mi
    2.3 mph
    875 ft
    1,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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.

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  • Intermediate
    03:35
    7.90 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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.

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  • Difficult
    09:13
    20.0 mi
    2.2 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you have to get up early and have a good breakfast, because who wants to make the rest of the route to Fjällnäs without a tent and overnight stay …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    62.2 mi
  • Duration
    28:38 h
  • Elevation
    7,600 ft7,025 ft

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Frosty glaciers and endless nature — Kungsleden South