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During the long winter months, the classic long-distance trail of the Kungsleden in Swedish Lapland is the perfect ski touring route. Trek from hut to hut with husky dog-sled support – a trek that's suitable for new and experienced ski tourers alike.

Type of Holiday: Ski Touring, Winter Holidays
Price:

From £1595 Land Only

Duration: 9 days
Departures: Friday departures in March
Start point: Abisko
End point: Kiruna
 

Greentraveller’s Travel Advice: Start your green holiday from the UK with a spectacular overland journey to Northern Sweden. From London, take the train to Harwick International Port, where the ferry for Esbjerg awaits. Upon arrival in Denmark, travel by train to Östersund via Copehnhagen and Stockholm.  Alternatively, skip the sea journey and travel by train to Östersund via Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen and Stockholm. 

>> For full details, see: Train and Ferry from London to Östersund and Train from London to Östersund

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Overview of King's Trail Skiing Holiday, Sweden

Sparsely populated and often regarded as one of the areas of wilderness this side of Siberia, Sweden is a fantastic winter walking destination.Visit in spring for a particularly impressive Arctic landscape, with long days filled with sunshine, crisp clean air and soaring snow-covered peaks and frozen lakes. Some 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, the Abisko National Park is located in the region known as Swedish Lapland, or 'Sapmi.'

This is also one of the best places to witness the stunning Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. You'll start this trip with two nights in Abisko. Following a day’s coaching on basic skiing techniques, we head off into the wilderness, crossing dramatic valleys with wonderful panoramic views as we follow the first part of the route of the Kungsleden or 'King's Trail.' This is a great trip for experienced back country skiers, but occasional downhill skiers with no ski touring experience will find it just as rewarding - all you need is a basic level of fitness. Local ski-guides will accompany us the entire route, with a daily distance of around about 15km, with only modest amounts of ascent. Nights are spent in remote mountains huts, some of which have saunas - soak those weary limbs!

Dog-sledges provide support, carrying the group’s equipment from one hut to the next so you'll just need to carry a light daypack with you. Our route takes us generally southwards from Abisko, following an interconnected series of valleys, before turning eastwards via Kebnekaise (2117m), Sweden’s highest peak. All ski touring equipment can be hired locally.

What price includes

 
  • Professional, English-speaking ski guide
  • 7 days ski touring
  • A full day of ski touring tuition at Abisko
  • All meals included
  • 8 nights accommodation in mountain huts
  • Snowmobile and bus transfer to Kiruna after the tour
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Abisko Mountain Station

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Abisko

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
It is a short walk from the station to the lodge

How to get there:
Train from London to Abisko (via Östersund)

 
Plan your journey by train to Östersund
 

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Kebnekaise Mountain Station

Nearest train station to finish point:
Kiruna

Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

How to get back:
Train from Kiruna to London (via Östersund)

 
Plan your return train journey from Östersund