Sitojaure-Aktse, The King's Trail

The stage begins with boat transport across the lakes Gasskájaure and Gåbddåjávrre. You can pre-book boat transport with Sitojaure båttransport, +46 (0)73-079 96 03, +46 (0)70-277 66 88. If hiking from the south, please call to book your boat shuttle when you depart from Aktse. There is no cellphone coverage at the Svijnne berth. From 2021 there are no rowing boats.

From the boat jetty and stopover cabin at Svijnne the hike is easy. The trail passes through mountain birch forest and on plankways across wetlands. Just before the steep climb up towards the bare mountain you pass a stream. Do fill up with water here – there is not much water along the coming stretch over the mountain. At the highest point of the hike you have a view of the Rapa Valley (Ráhpavuobme), the glacial lake Laitaure and the famous Skierffe Cliff. If you want to climb Skierffe there is a trail towards the cliff, marked with a wooden signpost. However, please remember that dogs cannot accompany you, since the trail goes partially through Sarek National Park. The descent towards Aktse is steep and passes through mountain birch forest which eventually has elements of spruce.

There are few tent pitches on the bare mountain, because the supply of water is limited. You can find tent pitches in the forest down closer to the Aktse Cabins and at the turn off towards Skierffe Cliff.

Duration: 4-5 hours

To do:
  • Hiking
Length: 11.5 km
Surface:

A fair number of plankways across wetlands in the first section of the trail from the jetty at Svijnne. Steep, tiring climb up to the bare mountain and also a steep slope down to the Aktse Cabins.

Transport:

Boat transport: Sitojaure båttransport, +46 (0)73-079 96 03, +46 (0)70-277 66 88