Caves evoke feelings of mystery and excitement in exploring things that are secret and long forgotten. Down in the underworld you become overwhelmed by large caverns, narrow passageways and ancient formations created by the forces of nature.
One of Sweden's longest cave systems is “hidden” near Abisko. After packing our car with caving equipment and driving westwards for a few kilometers we hike up the mountainside to the entrance of a cave called “Kåppashåla”. Before our descent underground we put on overalls, helmets and headlamps and then the guide leads you down through a labyrinth of narrow passageways and fabulous formations created by water flowing for thousands of years.
Above ground again, we walk along Kåppasjåkka River where we can also pause to see waterfalls and giants’ kettles.
Cave guide, transport, caving equipment (helmet, overalls, lamp and boots)
Duration: 4,5 hours
Duration / height: 4km hiking, +/- 300m (underground)
Age: minimum 12 years
Other requirements: No special skills required
Bring with you: Waterproof clothing, warm sweater, lunch, backpack for equipment
Meet at: Reception at latest 09:30 (back around 14.00)
Other information: Max 8 persons. Temperature in cave: approx 4-6 degrees Celsius
Read more about how to get to Abisko under ”directions”, direct link: https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/facilities/stf-abisko-mountain-station/directions/