Tjäktja to Sälka
The view from Tjäktja pass, looking down Tjäktjavaggi is one of the trail’s best. And once descended into the valley, the lush landscape with endless flowing rivers and surrounding high mountains provides a wonderful backdrop on the journey to Sälka. However, the trail here is often rocky, leaving the hiking itself not as enjoyable as other parts of the trail.
Singi to Kaitumjaure
With a majority of the crowds having headed east from Singi to Kebnekaise, the trail now takes on a much quieter mood. After walking across rolling hills, the trail eventually opens up into a fantastic river valley, with dozens of scenic places to pitch a tent. And for the first time in several days, you will re-enter the world of birch forests. Arrive here in autumn and you will be surrounded by endless color as you walk high above a raging river towards Kaitumjaure. At Kaitumjaure, ask the warden about the resident moose.
Teusajaure to Vakkotavare
The day begins with a scenic boat crossing of lake Teusajaure. Leaving the forests of the southern shore, it is a moderately long ascent until the high point of the day is reached. From here, however, the single track trail leads you across a grassy, high mountain plateau with views of the glacier filled mountains of Sarek national park off in the distance. I could spend a week camping on just this section.
Aktse to Pårte
After the scenic 4 km journey across lake Laitaure, the next hour is spent walking through dense forest. As you finally climb above the tree line, the views open up in every direction and you can look back towards Aktse and the expanse of forest you’ve traveled through. The trail now takes you through blueberry filled hillsides with views across lakes and rivers before returning into the forest for the remainder of the way to Pårte.
View from Skierfe over Rapadalen
A detour from Aktse, this is one of Sweden’s most iconic views. While I would like to say this shouldn’t be missed, it is only really relevant if you’re already on the route between Saltoluokta and Kvikkjokk, or combined with a tour of Sarek national park.
Aigert to Serve
Crossing the 2nd highest pass of the entire Kungsleden, this can be a long day. Yet the views along this section are spectacular as you first enter a wild and rugged mountain landscape before descending into the ancient birch forest of the Vindelfjällen nature reserve, with views of the Norra Storfjället mountains becoming visible in the distance.