Kungsleden is about 440 kilometres long (270 mi) between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south.
The trail is well marked and many sections are well maintained by the Countyboard of Norrbotten.
Other sections however, further from the trailheads, will be eroded and rocky, increasing the difficulty of hiking.
However, other sections, further from the trailheads, are eroded and rocky, increasing the difficulty of hiking. There are bridges across non-fordable streams and during the summer season lakes and rivers could be crossed either with rowing boats provided by Countyboard of Norrbotten or STF or by taking a local charter boat.
The trail is separated in four portions—each representing approximately one week of hiking. The most popular part is by far the northernmost—between Abisko and Kebnekaise. The season, when the huts are open, usually runs between mid-June and the end of September, rowing boats are usually in place at the end of June or beginning of July, but the weather can be very treacherous, including late or early snow.
If you have any questions about the Kungsleden (King’s Way) feel free to contact me and I will try to help to the best of my abilities 🙂