The area around the Kebnekaise massif invites you to many exciting experiences and challenges. We who work at the mountains station believe that there is an activity for everyone. Whether you’re looking for the challenge of climbing Kebnekaise or any of the nearby peaks, hiking in the beautiful valley Ladjovagge, a visit to Tarfala with its majestic peaks and magical glaciers or why not a dip in the river. The area invites you to incredible experiences that you won’t soon forget.
If you need help finding a suitable tour, what type of equipment you need to bring on a tour or decipher the weather forecast, we are here to help.
Below is a section of activities that you can do in the Kebnekaise area.
Hiking, climbing and exploring
During the summer and autumn there is much do discover in the Kebnekaise area. Everything from ascending peaks, climbing, and hiking.
Are you the adventurous kind, there are some of Sweden’s most iconic climbs, which are done with ropes and belays. If you want to climb at lower heights but still tickles in your stomach, there is nice Bouldering spots down in the valley. If, you prefer a quieter stay, the area offers nice hikes, where you can explore giant kettles, rivers, and waterfalls.
Visit the southern peak of Kebnekaise
Many people are of course attracted to ascending the southern peak of Kebnekaise, the highest point in Sweden. But there are also a great many other exciting peaks to ascend such as Tuolpagorni, the mountain with the crater, Kebnetjåkka and Skarta.
Hike to the giant’s kettles
The giant’s kettles have been formed over thousands of year by water erosion. The hike here is easy and offers a lovely view out over Ladjovagge and the peaks of Kebnekaise. This route takes you to some geologically interesting places. At the giant’s kettles, you can clearly see how the water has polished and shaped the stone slabs around Laddjujohkka into a natural work of art. On your way to the giant’s kettles, you also pass Unna vare (the little mountain), where the continental ice sheet advanced and polished the stone slabs.
Distance: approximately six kilometres there and back.
Embedded deep between Tuolpagorni and Singicohkka is the beautiful waterfall Silverfallet. The water has formed a deep canyon in the narrow valley that leads into Singivagge. Surrounded by steep cliff walls and with the mountain stream rushing down far below, it is difficult not to be entranced.
Distance: eleven kilometres there and back.
One the other side of the valley, south from the montain station, you can find Skartaklacken. A mountain despite its smaller height, gives you a fantastic view of the Kebnekaise massif. If you wish, you can continue the hike up to Skartoaivi, 1744 meters above sea level. From here you get perhaps the most beautiful view of the mountain peaks to the south and north.
Distance: ten kilometres there and back (Skartaklacken).
Skiing, ice climbing and glacier hiking
The Kebnekaise massif is perhaps Sweden’s foremost high alpine area. An area that has everything from steep couloirs to flatter runs. If you like adventure, wonderful ski tours, ice climbing or snowshoeing mite suit you. Join our knowledgeable guides on a sparkling winter adventure. Maybe join them on a tour to attempt to climb the southern peak of Kebnekaise, a exciting and demanding full-day tour, which offers views of some of Sweden’s highest peaks. Or climb a wall of ice with ice axes and crampons.
Of course, there are also opportunities for quieter activities. How about snowshoeing over pristine white expanses or a relaxing tour on a pair of back country skis in the beautiful Laddjuvagge?