Most Swedes go south to the sun and warmth for vacation. We usually go the other direction – to the north, where it’s cool. This year I’m hiking from Nikkaluokta to the Kebnekaisa Mountain Lodge, then back again. The weather is warm and sunny this time, in fact, it’s hot and sweaty hiking. I brought too many clothes for winter. It was cold here until yesterday and there is fresh snow on the mountains. This morning I saw some mountain climbers with skis hooked to their packs.

Here at the lodge the wifi is very weak, but I’ll try to load a few pictures. NOT working. (I’ve returned and will now try to fix it again)

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Rocky trails.

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Arriving at the lodge

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This is probably the most popular hiking route in Sweden with thousands taking it every year. Many continue hiking to other destinations or climb to the top of Kebnekaisa. It’s considered an easy trek, but I wasn’t the only one hobbling in late to breakfast this morning.

The lodge in morning light.

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