The Fjällräven Classic Sweden trail starts in Nikkaluokta, but unless you have a car, you’ll find it difficult to get there. But that’s where we come in. We take care of most of the logistics on the ground once you arrive in Kiruna, the main transport hub for the region. And we make sure you get to the start in Nikkaluokta. But getting to Kiruna is up to you.
Take the train to Fjällräven Classic!
A big part of Fjällräven Classic Sweden is to experience the fantastic nature! And what better way to do so by taking the train to Fjällräven Classic? During your train ride you’ll experience how the landscape slowly changes outside your window. From the city of Stockholm, through greens forests to vast landscapes in the north. And if you’re really lucky, you can meet likeminded people and maybe find a new friend. SJ offers different alternatives but make sure to you book early to ensure your place. Also be sure to arrive in Kiruna in good time (preferable a day in advance or at least a couple of hours before, since you need to register and sort out food, equipment etc. before you leave for Nikkaluokta).
Transfer in Kiruna
We provide transfers from Kiruna train station an Kiruna Airport to our basecamp at Högalidsskolan and on to the start area in Nikkaluokta. Let us know before 10 August when and how you’re arriving into Kiruna. This helps us ensure we have enough buses at the right places and times to get you all to the basecamp in Kiruna. We have an online form for you to fill in. In this form you also inform us about which bus you will take from Kiruna to the start in Nikkaluokta.
If you travel by car and want to park it in Kiruna during Fjällräven Classic Sweden there are a limited amount of parking lots at the base camp at Högalidsskolan. In addition, there are parking lots at Matojärvi ice hall, about 500 m from the base camp.
Transfer from Abisko
We arrange transfers from Abisko to Kiruna Airport for all flight departures from Monday to Saturday morning. On request the buses will also stop in Kiruna city on the way to the airport. This transfer isn’t included in the ticket price. The bus ticket Abisko-Kiruna costs 200SEK and can be purchased in Kiruna at the basecamp or in Abisko at the finish. Please note that you must buy a ticket at least 12 hours before departure. You can find the time table here.
In addition to these buses, there are public trains and buses. You can check public bus timetables here: www.ltnbd.se and trains here: www.sj.se Trains from Abisko go to Kiruna and all the way to Stockholm and even Gothenburg as well as Narvik in Norway.
Along the trek you’ll be sleeping in a tent wherever you want of course, but before and after the hike you have a few options, some with more creature comforts than others.
Camp Ripan next to Högalidsskolan. Hotel rooms, cabins and camping. Phone +46 (0)980 630 00.
Scandic Hotell Ferrum – Hotel rooms. Phone +46 (0)980 39 86 00.
For more accommodation alternatives in Kiruna visit: www.kirunalapland.se/en/accommodation/.
Nikkaluokta Sarri AB. Cabins and camping. Phone +46 (0)980 550 15.
Abisko Tourist Station . Hotel rooms, cabins, overnight beds and camping. Phone +46 (0)980 40200.
Abisko Mountain Lodge. Hotel rooms and cabins. Phone +46 (0)980 401 00.
Björkliden Fjällby. Hotel rooms, cabins, hostel and camping. Phone +46 (0)980 64100.
The famous Ice Hotel is situated in Jukkasjärvi, just 20 km outside of Kiruna. During Fjällräven Classic it has a special offer for all participants, which even includes transfers to the registration area at Högalidsskolan. You can read more and book here.