I am planning to visit Sweden on 12th Sept this year for 10 days (possible extension of 2 days if required). The plan is to Climb Kebnekaise and also hike through Sarek National Park. This will be a solo expedition. Im a pretty competent hiker. Served five years in the army, done various climbing/hiking activities in various locations, hiked the main mountains in England (if you can call them that!), Mt Tongarairo and its NP in NZ and more recently Kilimanjaro. Fitness is not a problem and apart from brushing up on my nav skills i think i will be ok.
My question is more of a logistical/hiking route one and im hoping someone can help me that has done this before. My initial plan is to get a plane from Stockholm to Kiruna to save time and then head to Nikkaloukta to start the hike to Kebnekaise. After summiting, heading down and through Sarek NP. Im just not sure at what point to start from and which town to aim to end up in for the allotted time i have. Wish i had longer!
Do you think this is possible in the time i have? And if not, what about if i somehow got transport to the head of Sarek NP? Any tips or advice on a particular route and which town to head for? Ideally with a train station so i can head back to Stockholm.
I would happily settle for hiking through a portion of the park if you think my plan is a little ambitious. Sorry if theres too many quesions there!
I look forward to hearing from you!