Posted 30 Sep 2014. Tagged: hiking and travel

The southern Kungsleden runs from Storlien to Sälen, in close proximity to the Swedish-Norwegian border. It is far less traveled than its northern counterpart, but is said to offer equally stunning landscapes and vistas - and stunning they were.

Starting out A view of the Reva

We spent 12 days hiking from Storlien to Grövelsjön and another 4 days exploring the Norwegian Fjäll west of Grövelsjön. Overall, we hiked close to 300km. You can find some impressions on Flickr.

We were incredibly lucky with the weather. The worst we encountered was a short-lived drizzle; even the mosquitoes seemed to leave us alone most of the time!

It has only been one week since, but I could already return for another round of hiking. The Fjäll has been different from all my previous hiking experiences, with the Allemansrätten offering a hitherto unexperienced kind of freedom. Additionally, the Swedes were incredibly friendly and even in the remotest corners everyone spoke fluent English. Surprisingly, a number of Swedes we met also spoke German.

Most of the people we encountered were regulars and, after our experiences, it is easy to see why. Next time, and there will be a next time, I aim to head further north into even more remote areas.