A 110km trail, wild landscapes, free camping and you. This is Classic Sweden. It’s an epic journey in a vast, rugged wilderness way above the Arctic Circle. With everything you need packed into your backpack, this is the landscape you’ll call home while you trek from Nikkaluokta to Abisko, partly following Kungsleden (The King’s Trail).
This is a journey like no other. Even though you go at your own pace, you’ll met other trekkers who, despite different levels of experience, all share the same love for nature; the same willingness to spend time in the outdoors.
The journey isn’t easy. And to fully enjoy it you need to come prepared in mind, body and spirit. But the result is worth it: to live simply; to move at your own pace and to reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and nature. Maybe even make some new friends along the way. And, of course, have a whole lot of fun along the way.
The path takes in truly spectacular scenery that just seems to roll and roll into the horizon. There appears to be no end of rounded mountains, grassy knolls, winding rivers and shy little waterfalls. Of course you pass some pretty major natural landmarks too, including Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain. The pass also travels through boreal forests of Abisko National Park and the barren Tjäktja Pass. We take care of the logistics – food, transfers, checkpoints, support and even a few little treats along the way – so you can focus on the task of walking, with a fully loaded pack and making the journey of a lifetime. Enjoy a landscape that is uniquely Swedish. We’re on Fjällräven home territory. And this is where the Classic journey began.
A big part of Swedish culture is having access to nature. In fact, it’s built into law as a public right. Known in Swedish as “allemansrätten” it basically gives people, including visitors to Sweden, the right to spend time in the great Swedish outdoors. Yes, you may say this exists to some extent where you’re from too. But in Sweden the right goes even further. You can cross and even stay, for a short period of time, on private property without prior permission.
But with this right comes responsibility. A responsibility to nature, to preserve and protect it. To leave the area as you found it – or as we at Fjällräven like to do, to leave it in even better condition. This responsibility to nature includes all flora and fauna as well as water, stones and anything else not man made. This right, part of the Swedish Environmental Code, has shaped Swedish society and it’s what makes Fjällräven Classic Sweden so special. So please observe it and respect the outdoors as a playground that can be enjoyed by all for years to come. You’ll receive more information about the right of common access when you check in for Fjällräven Classic Sweden.