The page was last updated 8/6/2023. This information applies until further notice and may be updated at a later date.
Boats along Kungsleden
If you hike Kungsleden north of Kvikkjokk, you need a boat in four places – Aktse, Sitojaure, Saltoluokta and at Teusajaure. In Aktse and Teusajaure there are rowing boats available, but you can also join the scheduled boat trips. Between Saltoluokta and Kebnats there are no rowing boats available, you need to get on the passenger boat M / S Langas on schedule times. From the summer of 2021, there will no longer be any rowing boats in Sitojaure. See the Länsstyrelsens website for more information.
Kungsleden south of Kvikkjokk also has boat trails. The first transport starts in Kvikkjokk and is about 3 km. The strong currents means rowing boats are not available. The next boat trail is over Riebnes lake, and there is no rowing boat here either. Before Jäkkvik there is a short third boat train, with only rowing boats. Between Jäkkvik and Hemavan boat transport is available.
Please note that all boat traffic must be paid in cash.
If you use rowing boats, there should always be at least one rowing boat at each beach. If you get to a side with only one rowing boat, you must first row across and tug a boat back, and leave it where you came from Before continuing on the trail. For further information, call the County Administrative Board’s Mountain Administration on +46 10-225 50 00.
Some boat transport is run by STF, and some by private actors.
North Kungsleden (boat transport from north to south)
Private boat shuttle. If you want to make your hike about 6 kilometers shorter on the section between Abiskojaure and Alesjaure, a boat shuttle leaves a few times daily between the north and south ends of Alesjaure.
3/7 – 27/8
The boat departs from Alesjaure mountain cabin at 10.00, 15.00, 17.00 and 18.30.
The boat leaves from the pier at Alesjaure outlet at 10.30, 15.30, 17.30 and 19.00.
Adult SEK 500
Children up to 12 SEK 200
Dog for free
Extra backpacks subject to availability, SEK 200.
Only SEK, Euro or NOK and credit card are accepted.
Every day between 8.00-20.00 you can book extra trips (same route) outside the timetable.
NOTE! Minimum 6 people.
Roland Enoksson phone +46 70-634 34 39 or +46 72-753 67 98
STF Saltoluokta Mountain Station – Kebnats (M/S Langas)
MS Langas is run by STF. Saltoluokta – Kebnats and Stora Sjöfallet.
The boat is run on behalf of STF by cabin hosts on site.
Between Teusajaure and Vakkotavare you must take a boat for about 1 kilometer of the trail. The County Administrative Board’s rowing boats are available, but you can also find cross-lake transport from cottage owners in Teusajaure. If you want to cross the lake from the other direction, you must hoist the flag/can to let the cabin host know. The times below are then increased by 15 minutes.
Payment by card or cash is made on the boat. The trip is canceled in severe weather and very high/low tide.
22/6 – 7/7
7/7 – 3/9
4/9 – 17/9
Please note that our mountain lodges will close for the season and the mountain hosts will leave around lunchtime on September 17th . Therefore the only boat departing this day is the one in the morning, the ones in the afternoon are cancelled.
Prices Teusajaure, one way
Adult (26 or older) SEK 150 member (SEK 200 non-member)
Youth (16-25) SEK 150 member (SEK 200 non-member)
Child (6-15) SEK 0 member (SEK 50 non-member)
Child (0-5) SEK 0 member/non-member
The boat is operated on St F’s behalf by a private boatmaster (Ann Sofi Länta) on certain days.
Between Aktse and Laitaure, the County Administrative Board’s rowing boats can be used, but you can also get transport across the lake. The journey takes about 15 minutes by motorboat. If you want to cross the lake from the other direction, you must hoist the flag/can to let the boatmaster know.
The flag/can must be hoisted no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled boat trip.
Aktse – Laitaure 09.00 and 17.00
Laitaure – Aktse 09.15 and 17.15
Please note that our mountain lodges will close for the season and the mountain hosts will leave around lunchtime on September 17th . Therefore the only boat departing this day is the one in the morning, the one in the afternoon is cancelled.
Adult SEK 300
Child 6-15 SEK 150
Child 0-5 free
Payment in cash
The trip is canceled in severe weather.
Sitojaure and Svine
Lars Blind +46 73-079 96 03, +46 70-2776688
If hiking from the south, please call to book your boat shuttle when you depart from Aktse. There is no cellphone coverage at the Svine berth.
South Kungsleden (boat transport from north to south)
Private boat shuttle daily, but only with booking ahead.
Jan Johansson +46 730-35 86 73, Eva Johansson +46 706-96 80 45.
Private boat shuttle. Call Marianne Thorfve Adolfströms Handelsbod +46 961-23041.
Must be booked ahead.
Stora and Lilla Tjulträsk (Kungsleden)
Ammarnäs Båttaxi Tjulträsk, Ammarnäs towards Servestugan.
Boat master: Torbjörn Eriksson +46 70-682 09 71
Private boat shuttle. For times and fares see www.samiecolodge.com
Boat master: Mikael Vinka +46 70-213 85 85 or +46 70 602 90 88. Must be booked ahead.
Other boat traffic in the mountains (listed in alphabetical order)
Akkajaure: Ritsem – Akka – Vaisaluokta
STF no longer operates this shuttle, but M/S Storlule is operated privately by Jakob Nygård.
Here are the time table and fares for M/S Storlule.
Akkajaure – Ahkka boat taxi
Private boat shuttle. Only specially booked journeys. Must be pre-booked.
See ahkka.nu for departure times and fares.
Anna and Andreas Parfa: +46 76-843 81 37
Akkajaure: Ante Walkeapää
Private boat shuttle. Open boat. Must be pre-booked.
+46 70-60 44 079
Private boat shuttle. M/S Sylöra Mandatory booking.
Phone: +46 70 336 25 80
Private boat shuttle. Sjöstugan boat taxi.
Phone: +46 253 – 230 45
Kilpisjärvi-Treriksröset (Nordkalottleden) M/S Malla 2021
Private boat shuttle. + 358-400-669 392 www.mallalaiva.com/treriksroset/
Private boat shuttle over Kutjaure.
Available from midsummer to September, call in advance to book a boat journey as there is no cellphone coverage around Kutjaure.
Lars Anders Utsi +46 73-80 85 4 85
Private boat shuttle to Padjelantaleden and Nordkalottleden. Both regular and pre-booked tours. See www.battrafikikvikkjokk.se for times and fares.
Björn Sarstad +46 70-205 31 93 or Helena Adolfsson +46 73-800 62 32
Enoks in Láddjujávri (Sarriland AB). Private boat shuttle. Take this boat if you want to shorten your hike between Kebnekaise and Nikkaluokta by around 6 kilometers. The trip takes 20-30 minutes.
See www.enoks.se for departure times and fares.
+46 73-031 70 27
Sarek (Nammatj) and eastern end (bike trail)
Private boat shuttle, STF does not operate these services. Pre-book a boat shuttle or contact Ann-Sophie Länta by phone or by walkie-talkie on site.
More info: www.aktsebo.se.
AnnSophie Länta: +46 70-222 82 50 or +46 70-962 99 65.
Sarek (Rinim – Ribbaluokta)
Private boat shuttle. Must be pre-booked.
Mikael Kuhmunen +46 70-691 66 29
Sarek (Rinim) sightseeing tours Sitojaure
Private boat shuttle. Pre-booked.
See www.sitojaure.com for departure times and fares.
Lars Blind +46 73-079 96 03, +46 70-2776688