|Jumping ahead a little.... conditions from our camp tonight were a little unsettled - but absolutely spectacular!|
|While relaxing at Saltoluokta I got to catch up on a bit of laundry....|
|Our short cruise across Langas Lake wasn't without it's scenic highlights.|
|We are about to head up to the open fells from Vakkotavare. Skye is chatting with a lovely French lady who's name I didn't get unfortunately....I actually bumped into this French lady and her partner many times on the journey north to Abisko.|
As is pretty normal on the Kungsleden once I was above the tree line the scenery ramped up and the climbing eased off a fair bit. Just after climbing out of the trees the Kunglseden passed between the towering rocky sentinels of Vákkudakvárátja and Garnnelababákta before striking out north, climbing fairly easily on the open fell. It was along here that we met a very large group of around 20 walkers heading south, so far on the Kungsleden I hadn’t really bumped into any huge groups however as I was now walking the more popular north sections so I was expecting some larger crowds. Thankfully this large group was going the opposite way so we didn’t have to camp with them tonight though.
|The weather was pretty changeable this afternoon....thankfully we pretty well made it to camp without getting too wet.|
|Tonights camp on the fells above Vakkotavare.|
I walked 3.3 kilometres (that’s not a typo) and climbed 310 metres on today's very easy walk on the Kungsleden. Now if anyone actually reads this waffle they may have noticed that I didn’t actually stop at Vakkotavare, it just happens that Vakkotavare is the nearest well known spot to where we did stop. Over the 15 days of my Kungsleden journey so far I’ve walked 345.6 kilometres and climbed around 8884 metres. There were a few options to camp just as the climb reached the open fells in a shallow valley off to the right of the track. If anyone needed a bed then the Vakkotavare Stuga is the only game in town. Once again I used Cicerone’s Trekking the Kungsleden book along with my GPS topo maps today.
Day 1 on the Kungsleden, 2019.
Previous Day on the Kungsleden, 2019.
|Skye....taking in the scenery.|
|It's tent o'clock I think.|