There are six checkpoints along the Fjällräven Classic Sweden route, staffed 24-hours a day from start until Sunday evening 12 pm. From Monday morning all checkpoints are open 6 am – 12 pm until closing of the checkpoint. You need to get your Trekking Pass stamped at each one and fill in the guest book with your checkpoint arrival time. In case of emergency and the officials have to leave the tent, the stamp will be placed outside the tent for you to stamp your Trekking Pass yourself.
Closing times are:
Kebnekaise Monday 12 am
Singi Tuesday 12 am
Sälka Wednesday 12 am
Tjäktja Thursday 12 am
Alesajure Thursday 18 pm
Kieron Friday 10 am
The sauna Alesjaure is included in the start fee, if you intend to use it, please help us with filling up with water and wood and keep the saunas clean and fresh.
Att Ladjújávri (after 5 km) you reach a sami settlement and ”Lap Dånalds” that serve reinderburgers, that many trekkers have enjoyed thru the years.
Andreas Sarri that runs the establishment also offers a boat ride over the lake. You are allowed to rest for a while and enjoy the unique view over the Kebnekaise from the lake. The boat ride saves you 5-6 km. Please note that the fare for the boat is not included in the Fjällräven Classic ticket. You purchase it from the restaurant Enoks.
At Alesjaure there is as small boat possible to use for hikers, it is run by Roland Enoksson and the boat ride saves you 4 km.
If you aim to hike up to Kebnekaise (Sweden’s highest mountain) during your participation in Fjällräven Classic, make sure you have one long day to spend on the tour to be able to make it. Our recommendations is that you start on the Friday or early on the Saturday to have enough time.
We recommend you to camp between in a good distance to the huts, wherever you like along the trail, during Fjällräven Classic Sweden. With one big exception: within Abisko National Park where camping is prohibited. The last 15km of the trail passes through the park so please plan your camping sites beforehand. You have to respect the camping restrictions in Abisko National Park. Within the national park you’re only allowed to camp, or light a fire, at a special tent location near Nissanjåkk, 5km from Abisko Tourist Station.
You can also camp at Abiskojaure Cabin, but the space is very limited so you must pick up a camping ticket at cp Kieron and when it is full you must camp at cp Kieron or in Nissanjåkk. It is free of charge to camp by checkpoint Singi, Sälka, Alesjaure, Kieron and Abiskojaure.
We provide you with a trash bag to collect your non-human waste during the trek. And it’s vital that you use it. You’re not allowed, under any circumstances, to drop litter along the route, at checkpoints, mountain cabins or wind shelters. If you are caught doing so, you will be disqualified. We want to keep the area pristine and free from rubbish. You carry the trash bag all the way to the finish in Abisko. Weigh your Trash Bag at the finish in Abisko and you can participate in our “waste lottery”.
You can abandon Fjällräven Classic Sweden at any time, but due to lack of roads, you’ll still have to walk back to Nikkaluokta or on towards Abisko. Please contact a checkpoint official or – if you have mobile phone reception – call +46 (0)73 832 41 20.
Human waste is another matter. This should not go into the trash bag. There are several no-water toilets along the routes at the checkpoints and mountain cabins. At several checkpoints you will find urine diverting toilets. For diversion to work well, you have to sit down, quite far back on the ring. Of course, even at cabins and wind shelters, you should sit down when using the toilets. If nature calls when you’re far from a toilet: Dig a small hole. Relieve yourself. Cover the hole with earth. Bring the toilet paper with you in a trash bag. NB! In Abisko National Park you’re not allowed to dig, there you have to cover feces with stones and bring the toilet paper with you. Important: Do never relieve yourself in or close to a water course.