A celebration of hiking in the Swedish mountain world
The Fjällräven Classic is a 110 km long hike in one of the world’s most beautiful settings. The route takes you along the classic Kungsleden hiking trail in Swedish Lapland, from Nikkaluokta in the south to Abisko in the north. You will pass many well-known spots on your journey: the majestic Kebnekaise massif, the barren Tjäktja Pass, undulating mountain moors at Alesjaure and lush vegetation in Abisko National Park. There will be checkpoints staffed by officials at regular intervals; medical treatment will also be available if needed, as well as the chance to top up your energy reserves.
The hike may be long and tough in places, but as long as you prepare properly, absolutely anyone can complete it successfully. Just over 2,000 people from around 30 countries take their place at the start line every year. Some of them have never even been on a mountain hike before, while others are habitual hikers and trekkers. Whatever their background, after completing the 110 km they can usually testify to the magnificent mountain experiences, camaraderie and fantastic atmosphere. That’s why we sometimes describe the Fjällräven Classic as being a celebration of hiking.
Follow the adventure – live
Over the space of eight days (7–14 August), you can follow our video updates “live” from when the participants arrive in Kiruna for the start in Nikkaluokta, before sharing their experiences along the trail and naturally their celebrations at the finish line in Abisko. You can follow the Classic updates on Facebook.
There isn’t any mobile coverage along most of the 110 km long trail, so updates are uploaded using a satellite modem.