Hiking loop in the Vindelfjäll nature reserve


Longer day trip in the unique nature reserve Vindelfjällen, partly on the Kungsleden (Kings trail). Flowing rivers, subalpine birch forests and infinite expanse. A walk through reindeer country.

Tour description

The tour begins at the parking lot Höbäcken. First we pass the suspension bridge over the Vindelälven. Once on the other side of the river, according to some marshy terrain, ascending in a westerly direction. The path winds its way through some steep sections up into the highlands. Caution: In the birch forest on rocky passages it could be slippery, especially after rains.

Soon we leave the subalpine birch forest under us and reach the highlands. Here loses the track, so we have to orientate ourselves according to compass or GPS. We hold further to west and arrive later the Kungsleden,  coming from Ammarnäs. This we now follow on a ridge in a northwesterly direction. Soon we reach a sign to the rest cabin "Stabburet". If we want to visit this, we need to leave Kungsleden left. The cabin, which is equipped with a fireplace and simple bivouac is, however, not often visited, so no path exists and each walker must find it himself. However, as a resting place or shelter the cottage is ideally suited. After the break it goes back to the Kungsleden which leads a bit uphill to the highest point of the tour at about 930m. A stone pyramid marks this spot. From here you have a magnificent view of the Ammarfjäll in the northwest and the Björkfjäll with the mighty Riehkiere (4.500 ft) in the northeast. From now on the path keeps straight on the steep edge of the Stalluoålggie (3.800 ft) until shortly before turning east and descends into the valley of Vindelälven. The river we cross over an impressive suspension bridge just few meters away from the Rävfallstuga. This offers a further latching.

(For overnight guests a  oven-fired sauna on the riverbank is highly recommended. The firewood must prepare themselves. Saw and ax available).

After the break we go 5 miles downstream the river back to the parking lot.


The tour is very long, but not difficult. It must be mastered several ascents and descents. A good walking condition with a light pack is essential.


Solid hiking boots, wind and rain gear is essential. From September additionally hat and gloves. On the first part of the tour you'll find no water. Make sure that you have sufficient water with you.


900 SEK/pers. (from 2 participants)



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