Mountain hiking at its best

Try hiking. The most common is the route between Abisko – Nikkaluokta.

Discover northern Sweden with mountain hiking

At Hotel E10 you live close to some of Sweden’s most beautiful places and tourist attractions. In addition, it is easy to get here. The hotel is 10 minutes from Kiruna airport and along the road E10 you will also find these destinations we recommend and which we tell you more about below.

Most choose to hike between July and September. Most mountain stations are open from midsummer until a bit into September.

Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park is located about 100 km west of Kiruna and you can easily get here by car and bus along the E10 or by train to Abisko Tourist Station. The national park is open all year round and is said to be one of the world’s best places for the northern lights. If you visit the national park during the summer months of May, June, July or August, the midnight sun prevails, which means that the sun never sets and it is bright around the clock. An absolutely fantastic experience.

In Abisko (in northern Sámi Ábeskovvu) live about 100 inhabitants and here you will find some of the world’s longest marked hiking trails. Here is a grocery store and information about the hiking trails can be found at STF Abisko Mountain Station. Take the opportunity to hike or take the cable car up to Aurora Sky Station. Here you see the fantastic “Lapporten” best, which is one of Sweden’s most depicted mountain motifs that annually attracts tourists from all corners of the world.

Kungsleden Abisko – Nikkaluokta

Kungsleden is a hiking trail from the beginning of the 20th century whose basic purpose was to show the most beautiful places from the Swedish mountains. From Abisko you can hike the northern part of the Kungsleden, Abisko – Nikkaluokta. Sweden’s most popular hiking trail.

A real adventure of 108 km that is estimated to take about 7 days to go. Along the trail there are three mountain cabins with shops, Abiskojaure, Alesjaure and Sälka. The Swedish Tourist Association classifies the Abisko – Nikkaluokta trail as 1 of Sweden’s total of 12 signature trails. What characterizes a signature trail is its beautiful nature and the characteristics of its part of Sweden.

Kungsleden is a hiking trail from the beginning of the 20th century whose basic purpose was to show the most beautiful places from the Swedish mountains. From Abisko you can hike the northern part of the Kungsleden, Abisko – Nikkaluokta. Sweden’s most popular hiking trail.

A real adventure of 108 km that is estimated to take about 7 days to go. Along the trail there are three mountain cabins with shops, Abiskojaure, Alesjaure and Sälka. The Swedish Tourist Association classifies the Abisko – Nikkaluokta trail as 1 of Sweden’s total of 12 signature trails. What characterizes a signature trail is its beautiful nature and the characteristics of its part of Sweden.

Trollsjön

Trollsjön

If you are not really ready for a week’s hike but still have taken you to Abisko, we recommend you go a little further. About 28 km northwest of Abisko you will find Trollsjön, or Rissajaure as it is also called. In Sami, it means “the lake that glitters like fire”, which gives reason for the name. This is Sweden’s clearest lake with a visibility depth all the way to the bottom of 36 meters. The hike starts directly by the road and is about 10 km round trip.

Kebnekaise

Sweden’s highest mountain, 2106m.

The hike usually starts in Nikkaluokta, about 70 km from Kiruna and here we can arrange transfers. From Nikkaluokta to STF Kebnekaise Mountain Station it is about 19 km and along the hiking trail you have the opportunity to stop to eat brought food or eat at the restaurant Enoks which is after 5 km. It is also possible to take the boat over Láddjujávri if you do not want to go the remaining distance. The boat runs daily from mid-June to mid-September.

Kebnekaise (in Northern Sámi Giebmegáisi) is part of the Skanderna and consists of two peaks, the southern peak which is the highest peak and the northern peak which is the second highest. You get here via two trails, the eastern trail and the western trail. The eastern trail is the shorter route but it consists of easier rock climbing. Here you go in a group and are led by a guide. The trail is about 14 km with a climb of about 1400 meters. The western trail is about 20 km long with a climb of about 1800 meters. A much longer stage that also requires endurance. The weather can change quickly, so bring both food and good clothes.

The best time to climb the mountain is during the months of July and August.

Sweden’s highest mountain, 2106m.

The hike usually starts in Nikkaluokta, about 70 km from Kiruna and here we can arrange transfers. From Nikkaluokta to STF Kebnekaise Mountain Station it is about 19 km and along the hiking trail you have the opportunity to stop to eat brought food or eat at the restaurant Enoks which is after 5 km. It is also possible to take the boat over Láddjujávri if you do not want to go the remaining distance. The boat runs daily from mid-June to mid-September.

Kebnekaise (in Northern Sámi Giebmegáisi) is part of the Skanderna and consists of two peaks, the southern peak which is the highest peak and the northern peak which is the second highest. You get here via two trails, the eastern trail and the western trail. The eastern trail is the shorter route but it consists of easier rock climbing. Here you go in a group and are led by a guide. The trail is about 14 km with a climb of about 1400 meters. The western trail is about 20 km long with a climb of about 1800 meters. A much longer stage that also requires endurance. The weather can change quickly, so bring both food and good clothes.

The best time to climb the mountain is during the months of July and August.

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