Kvikkjokk – Ammarnäs

The stretch between Kvikkjokk and Ammarnäs is the least walked part of the Kungsleden walking trail. It requires several nights’ camping. But the views along the way are magnificent – especially in the Pieljekaise National Park. August and September are the best times of the year to walk here, when the landscape is painted a glorious orange and the mosquitoes have gone.

The walk is challenging as the trail goes up and down. There are several hundred metres’ climb between the hollows and the plateaus. The area has a character all of its own, featuring a lot of smaller villages, cabins and crofts, unlike other parts of the Kungsleden trail. There are some more extensive boat trips available on this stretch, and you can book on the spot.

The Svaipa bird conservation area is particularly interesting to ornithologists, and walking over the Björkfjällets prairie-like plains does nothing if not expand your horizons. The final straight towards Ammarnäs is over a long ridge with a fantastic view over the river valley.

Directions

Take the bus from Murjek/Jokkmokk to Kvikkjokk. Take the bus from Vännäs to Ammarnäs.