My travels around the world

Northern Sweden

Abisko Hiking Tour 2005

I love the very north of Sweden. This is the mountain area called "Fjällen" and home to some of Swedens most amazing National Parks (Abisko, Padjelanta, Sarek and Stora Sjöfallet). Endless areas of wilderness, perfect for making multi-day hikes.

We love to go to this area and hike, all from a week up to two week-long hiking trips. On average you can find us in the very north of Sweden each other year putting on our hiking shoes and strapping on our backpacks ready to absorb the vast landscape. This is our first trip to the Fjällen and this time we are aiming for the very very north, close to the border with Norway, in Abisko National Park.

The 4 Chapters of the hike

click on the photo or titel to go to the pages

In this page I will give an overview of the total hike in and around Abisko National Park in Northern Sweden. This will be a bit more of a practical overview, like the route, camping spots, condition of the trail. I will be writing 4 chapters with my impressions and travel stories of each part of the trip on the following pages:

Part 1: Radunjarga

Part 1: Abiskojaure to Rádunjárga

Abiskojaure to Rádunjárga


Part 2: Rádunjárga to Alesjaure

Rádunjárga to Alesjaure....

Part 3: Alesjaure to Unna Allakas

Part 3: Alesjaure to Unna Allakas

Part 3: Alesjaure to Unna Allakas


Part 4: Abisko National Park

From Ubiskojaure to Abisko....

Abisko Hiking Tour 2005

Practical overview

The route

Our Hike

Our hike

Getting here

Katterjåkk train
Katterjåkk train

We often take the night train up north for our hiking vacations. It is a practical way of transport when having backpacks and hiking poles with us. And we even have a chance to get some sleep during the train journey. And a long journey it is, about 1400 km's, and by train 24 hours in total from our home to Abisko.

The conditions of the trail



Places to camp

View from the tent

The landscape

around Alesjaure

around Alesjaure


Reindeer close to Una Allakas

Reindeer close to Unna Alakas



Smörboll / Trollius europaeus / Globeflower

Simone & Åke, Abisko, Sweden, July 2005

List of Swedish National Parks

I do love visiting National Parks, and I've visited quite a few of them so far in Sweden. Hopefully some day I will have been to all of them! Below you can find an overview of all the Swedish National Parks:

Click on the names in the map below
to go to their destination pages.

Tresticklan PTresticklan NP Tyresta NP Ängsö NP Ängsö NP Abisko NP Abisko NP Sarek NP Tiveden NP Sarek NP Padjelanta NP Färnebofjärden National Park Färnebofjärden National Park Gotska Sandön National Park Skuleskogen NP Skuleskogen NP

Abisko, (2005, 2009, 2019)


Blå Jungfrun

Dalby Söderskog


Fulufjället, (2003)

Färnebofjärden, (2006)

Garphyttan, (2015)

Gotska Sandön, (2009)

Hamra, (2016)

Haparanda skärgård

Kosterhavet, (2021)


Norra Kvill

Padjelanta, (2006, 2017)


Sarek, (2008)

Skuleskogen, (2020)

Sonfjället, (2016)


Stora Sjöfallet, (2006, 2017)

Store Mosse


Tiveden, (2004, 2008 ,2018)

Tresticklan, (2021)

Tyresta, (2004, 2020)




Ängsö, (2006)



It would be great to hear from you!
So please leave a comment or a question.
:-) Simone


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