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Feeling inspired yet? Read what the media and our customers say about this experience below.
You can also see customer photos from the King's Trail tour and optional Kebnekaise summit tour in the Nature Travels Facebook Gallery.
"A snowy playground in winter, Swedish Lapland is an oasis in summer – particularly for active visitors." The Independent features Hiking on the King's Trail in "5 Ways to Spend Summer in Sweden".
"To Swedes the King's Trail in the far north of the country is a classic hike and one of its best-loved. We suggest an eight-day group trip with Nature Travels from Abisko to Kebnekaise." The Daily Telegraph
"One of Europe's last swaths of genuinely pristine wilderness lies more than 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The eight-day trip led by Nature Travels is rife with extra-special experiences—sauna stops, a boat ride across Lake Ladtjojaure, and the option to add an excursion up 6,906-foot Mt. Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest peak." Fox News recommends Hiking on the King's Trail as one of the world's "most beautiful paths".
Recommended by The Guardian online as one of the world's "Ten Best Trips for Solo Travellers".
"The Kungsleden (or 'King's Trail') is Scandinavia's best-known trail - a sublime landscape of birch forests, mountain peaks, glaciers, deep valleys and turbulent rivers." Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die recommends our Hiking on the King's Trail tour.
"The air was lung-piercingly crisp. A gurgle of meltwater and a vague, whispering wind were the only sounds. The closest road was two days' walk away. I could not remember the last time I'd been so far away from civilisation. Yet the scenery was too uplifting for me to feel lonely." Rhiannon Batten in The Independent.
"Hiking in the Swedish countryside, sleeping in huts and experiencing Swedish culture was a wonderful experience." Laura, August 2019
"Thanks for organising my trip to Sweden, the logistics all ran very smoothly. Finally, got round to sorting out the photos, and attach a few, showing me climbing up and sliding down Kebnekaise. It's good to show that someone just past their sixtieth birthday can also make it to the top, as well as the bright young things illustrated on your website. Indeed, I was not the oldest in our group to make it to the top (honour goes to a 68 year old Swede), whilst two of the younger members of our King's Trail party in their twenties did not tackle the big one, proving you are never too old!" Godfrey, July 2019
"The group was fantastic and the guide was great. He told us a lot of interesting things about the mountains and told funny stories." Sarah, July 2019
"Wanted to do the King's Trail and Nature Travels was first site that looked good and I felt confident after speaking with the guys. The 26km hike on day 3 from Alesjaure to Sälka and going through the mountain snow pass was incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed the Mount Keb hike too. Vertical climbing was challenging but I made it! And loved it!" Kulveer, July 2019
"All good, questions answered, pre-trip information was good. Our guide was exceptional - she knew the country and added so much to the experience - food and accommodation were excellent, special meals and services appreciated. We had a great group." Caty, September 2018
"[The best parts were the] hike, scenery, guide, fantastic group with good camaraderie." Polly, September 2018
"We were very pleased with the pre-trip assistance. The experience was great with experienced and informative guides." Diane, 55+ tour September 2018
"The guide was amazing. Everything was well-arranged. [I really enjoyed] the landscape and the overall experience in general." Ankita, September 2018
"I loved all of it. Hiked with a great group. The guide was very knowledgeable. The cabins were a great place to stay after a day on the trail...and I got to meet people from all over. Got to walk around an abandoned Sami village and climb Kebnekaise. Fantastic trip!" Jonathan, August 2018
"Thank you so much for such a great experience. We had a lovely time and enjoyed pretty much every second of it." Cora, August 2018
"Our guide was really excellent - he did a great job and really helped our group come together as a team." Gemma, August 2018
"Just wanted to let you know that we just completed the Kungsleden hike last week and are back home now. We had a great time on the hike and would like to thank you guys for arranging this wonderful experience. The place was beautiful and the trip was well-organized down to the last detail. Special callout for our guide, who was superb." Siddharth, July 2018
"Travelled with you before and so knew it would be good." Laurie, July 2018
"Our guide was great, she was very knowledgeable, motivating, helpful and I felt safe the whole trip. The nature was amazing, extremely beautiful! The food we had on the trip was above my expectations. There was a great atmosphere in the group during the whole trip." Name not supplied, July 2018
"[The highlight was] hiking through the pass and dinner at Kebnekaise station afterwards." Dean, June 2018
"[The best parts were] the landscapes, the group atmosphere, the guide who was perfect." Baptiste, September 2017
"Our guide was really wonderful and made us feel very safe at all times. It was such an adventure through spectacular mountains. Walking was hard but never too hard so great feeling of achievement at the end of the day. The saunas were wonderful and the food remarkably good considering our remote location." Janie, August 2017
"I want to thank you for the great experience that you organized: it was an amazing holiday! The guide was very good, always kind and friendly, and a true expert of the Kungsleden. He managed to make easier and smooth even the most difficult part of the trail." Federico, August 2017
"What a fantastically organised trip." Jacqueline, August 2017
"The guide was fantastic. He made the group work very well together and we all got along. Scenery was excellent and I was surprised by the amazing quality of the food and service at Abisko and Kebnekaise. Thanks for a great and very memorable week." Richard, July 2017
"The best part of the trip would be the breathtaking scenery and the Kebnekaise climb." Josh, July 2017
"[The best part was] seeing reindeer being herded by Sami people and reindeer on the glacier at Kebnekaise. Thanks for your suppport during the booking process and the extra information on train/flight schedules." Elise, July 2017
"The frequency of communication and information given was fantastic, thanks. Best of anyone I've booked through! The people on the trip with me and the guides were fantastic." Name not supplied, September 2016
"The Kungsleden trip was amazing to spend time in the wilderness. The views and seeing reindeer was an experience. The guides were good and interesting and the trip provided some great memories. The kit list was bang on." Phil, September 2016
"It was all good. The option to climb Kebnekaise was well worth it. Our guide was excellent. We enjoyed the overnight train trip from Stockholm rather than flying to/from Kiruna. Overall an excellent trip, and very well organized by Nature Travels." Barrie and Mary, August 2016
"I am absolutely delighted with my Kungsleden experience. It is an unforgettable trekking. It is my first trip with Nature Travels and I am very pleased to choose you. Good job! I had a wonderful experience in Sweden. Kungsleden is an awesome trek besides we made a good team and everything was well-organized." Pedro, August 2016
"[I really enjoyed] the camaraderie amongst the group and the experience and knowledge of our guide. The absolutely stunning landscapes." Geoff, August 2016
"[The best part was] meeting the others in the group and sharing a multi-national experience." Meredithe, August 2016
"[The hightlight was] all of it! The scenery, the huts, the group interaction, the sauna, ......It was a wonderful experience. I am now encouraging both family and friends to consider the rather long journey to visit Sweden as it was well worth the effort." Dave (one of our many guests from New Zealand), July 2016
"Thanks very much. Really enjoyed it and would recommend you to others. You had the most interesting range of holidays in this part of Northern Europe. The dates and prices were right for me and I felt you were small and specialist. [The best part was] The beauty of the scenery and some memorable moments, e.g. having a naked cool-off after a sauna in the river at Sälka!" Stephen, June 2016
"Thanks! [I loved] the area of Lapland, the guiding, their giving information, their positive influence, the group. I am very enthusiastic!" Name not supplied, August 2015
"[The best part was] the unexpected challenge and sublime sceneries. The guides did a very good job." Timothy, June 2015
"Difficult to say which was the best in a trip with so many superlatives. But the view down the Tjäktja Valley was stunningly beautiful. And of course the climb to the 'Top of Sweden', the summit of Kebnekaise, was amazing." Mike, August 2014
"I was very happy with the guides and hiking team. They were really accommodative, friendly and fun group. [The best part was] the Glacier Hike on Mount Kebnekaise. It was one of best my outdoor experiences ever! I really enjoyed every bit of the tour. Everything was fantastic - the Guides, Hiking group, accommodation, food and the remote pristine landscapes." Hariprasad, July 2014
"[The best part was] the great landscapes and the climb of Kebnekaise." Stijn, July 2014
"Great weather, excellent standard of accommodation, great sauna experience, fantastic guide." Karen, August 2013
"[I really enjoyed] the stunning scenery of Lapland and the sense of achievement in climbing Mt Kebnekaise. I had a really nice time and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery along the trail. We were extremely lucky with the weather for the majority of the walk up until a big thunderstorm about 4 days in. The local guides were very helpful and knowledgeable and I appreciated that they spoke English for my benefit (and 3 other non-Swedish speakers in group)." Owain, July 2013
"First off, I cannot thank Nature Travels enough for their assistance and guidance through the process of booking and pre-departure. Truly brilliant service. The website has heaps of info, (great for Aussies booking from far away), so I didn’t actually speak to you guys that much, but the booking process was simple and easy to follow. Speedy responses to my email queries, and plenty of detailed information on the PDF sheets sent to me, and always happy to offer advice, even with stuff not directly relating to you (like why SJ refuses my credit cards). Would not hesitate to recommend you guys to others.
"Our guide, Mattias, was great. He was knowledgeable, friendly and always patient with my occasional questions. The food was great too (both made by the group, as well as dishes served up by the kitchens at the beginning and the end of the hike). I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodation – all the huts and the tourist station were clean, really well-maintained and beautiful. I found the physical level of hiking perfect for me – I could get through the days quite well, but did feel tired at the end of each day! There had been a LOT of rainfall over Kungsleden right before I was there, so a few of the river crossings over the trail were quite challenging for me, particularly as my hiking experience has been in the outback, or in temperate forests of Australia.
"The highlight of my trip was seeing reindeer around the Sälka hut – as well as the Tjäkta Pass. My crummy photos to not do the area justice – it was simply stunning. And I got to see snow! Actual real snow – not the man-made kind that is usually on the mountains here in Australia. Thanks again for your help. I might be in touch in 2014 for Northern Lights!" Emily, July 2012
"The hike itself was amazing - a little challenging for me but very good. The scenery was just outstanding." Elaine, August 2012
"I was able to easily clarify my vegetarian diet for the trip and was able to receive additional support while booking trains. Very pleased! The guide, Eva, was extraordinary! She really put her heart into the trip and made it so enjoyable. I was delighted by the accommodation and how well we were fed!!!" Jennifer, June 2012
"Landscape exceeded expectations, the guide was wonderfully knowledgeable. Standout feature of the trip was expertise of the guide, very impressive knowledge of the outdoors and the particular area. Thank you, we enjoyed ourselves very much, a quite spectacular country." Ciaran, August 2011
"[The highlight was] the summit of Kebnekaise in amazing weather." Anne, July 2011
"We have now returned and had a great time - just loved it. Thanks once again." Lesla and Bob, July 2011
"[The best part was] arriving at the mountain cabins in Sälka in the sunshine after 25km hiking." Sarah, July 2010
"The service was very good and you were always available to reply to any questions. The guide was really nice, the hike itself was great.The organization was good and I hadn't any problems at any time. I had the chance to meet lovely people in the group." Laurence, July 2010
"I really enjoyed the trip in Lapland. It was challenging concerning the pace of the group, a fact which I enjoyed. The guides were great." Günter, August 2009
"It was a pleasure travelling to Lapland with Nature Travels :) Although I have to admit that I need to get more fit for the next year. The trip was perfectly organized, including food and accommodation on the way." Joanna, August 2009
"I had a great trip.Many thanks for your help organizing this the past few months. I greatly appreciate your attention." Liz, June 2009
"Thank you so much for organising such a great trip. We had amazing weather, which really made it special and everything went really well.The guide, Olle, was completely lovely, very experienced and calm and reassuring.Everything was really well organised and made for an amazing experience. I have been raving about the trip to all my friends already." Rhiannon
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