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, our best advice is to travel with our event train Trekkers Train!
Enjoy our event train to Fjällräven Classic, Trekkers Train!
Trekkers Train is our event train where you can travel together with other Fjällräven Classic participants from Stockholm up to Kiruna. Departures late afternoon Wednesday Aug 7 and Thursday Aug 8. After the finish you travel smoothly with the train back to Stockholm, departing directly from Abisko tourist station. Departures at approximately late afternoon on Wednesday Aug 14 and Thursday Aug. 15.
Onboard Trekkers Train, you’ll prepare for your hiking adventure alongside other participants. Fjällräven Classic’s hosts will guide you on the train and specially invited guests will offer workshops, tips and tricks before your hike. A detailed program for the train trips will be published during the coming months.
To travel by night train is a smooth and sustainable journey where you contribute to a reduced climate footprint. You choose between sleeping car compartment and couchette compartment. If you miss the chance to purchase early bird tickets to Trekkers train you can try to purchase straight from our partner Vy Tåg, it is the ordinary train that leave from Stockholm the 7 th and 8th of August and the 14 th and 15th of August from Abisko.
What better way to do so by taking the train to Fjällräven Classic? From the city of Stockholm, through greens forests to vast landscapes in the north. Here you can purchase ordinary train tickets, VY offers different alternatives. 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). There are night trains with VY from Stockholm every evening that arrive in Kiruna the morning after, perfect for a day in Kiruna, check in to Classic and arrange the last things for the hike. Trains and buses in the North of Sweden can also be reserved at SJ.
We provide transfers from Kiruna Airport and Kiruna train station to our check in at Högalidskolan. There will be shuttle buses leaving approximately every 50 minute from Kiruna Airport and every 30 minute from the train station to Högalidskolan upon each flight and train arrival Thursday 8th of August to Saturday 10th of August until 2 pm. If the bus is not there when you exit, just relax and wait, it will come. Our hosts will be there to help.
The bus transfer from Högalidskolan to the start in Nikkaluokta is included and provided by us, this bus departure is the one you purchase your start ticket for.
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.
We arrange transfers from Abisko to Kiruna city centre and Kiruna Airport for all flight departures from Monday 12th of August to Friday 16th of Augusti in the morning. This transfer is not included in the ticket price. The bus ticket Abisko-Kiruna costs 200SEK and can be purchased in Abisko at the finish. Please note that you must buy a ticket as soon as possible after finish. Normally the bus ride takes approximately 1 hour to Kiruna bus station and 1h 20 min to the airport. 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.vy.se . Trains from Abisko go to Kiruna and all the way to Stockholm and further south as well as to Narvik in Norway.
The time table for the Fjällräven Classic buses and public buses will be posted here as soon as it is ready. Probably in May or June.
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 comforts than others.
Kiruna 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 Nikkaluokta Sarri AB. Cabins and camping. Phone +46 (0)980 550 15.
Abisko Abisko Tourist Station . Hotel rooms, cabins, overnight beds and camping (situated just by the finish). Phone +46 (0)980 40200. Abisko Mountain Lodge. Hotel rooms and cabins (situated approx. 2 km from the finish). Phone +46 (0)980 401 00. Björkliden Fjällby Hotel rooms, cabins, hostel and camping (situated approx. 8 km from the finish). Phone +46 (0)980 64100.
Jukkasjärvi The famous Ice Hotel is situated in Jukkasjärvi, just 20 km outside of Kiruna and offer accommodation in huts.