THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN SWEDEN IS KEBNEKAISE, STANDING AT 2111 METRES (6902 FT), AND PART OF THE SCANDINAVIAN MOUNTAINS AND IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 150 KM NORTH OF ARTICK CIRCLE.
Sweden is undoubtedly one of the great countries in Northern Europe for those looking to witness areas of outstanding natural beauty. Many a serious hiker has this country on his or her travel plans. The country has 12 peaks over 2000m (6561 ft) and Kebnekaise itself has has two. The one to the south, Sydtoppen, is the highest at 2104 metres (6902 ft). Sydtoppen is a small glacier so if you are planning to go for a hike needs to take crampons as this summit is under snow and ice all year around.
There are a few routes to get there.
- Kebnekaise Mountain Lodge can be a starting point for an ascent via the western route, from here it takes 5-7 hours to the summit.
- The Kungsleden, one of the great long-distance hikes in Europe passes close by, so Kebnekaise offers a nice little aside from this 450 km long thru-hike.
The summer season, from June to September is the best time for climbing Kebnekaise but, of course, climbers always need to aware of the weather conditions, especially this far north.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN SWEDEN:
- Kebnekaise - 2111 m (6902 ft), Sydtoppen, Scandinavian Mountains, Northernmost Sweden
- Kebnekaise – 2097 m 6879 ft, Nordtoppen, Scandinavian Mountains, Northernmost Sweden
- Sarektjakka, 2089 m (6854 ft), in Norrbotten, Northernmost Sweden
- Kaskasatjakka, 2076 m (6811 ft), located near Tarfala, Norrbotten, Northernmost Sweden
- Kaskasapakte, 2043 m (6703 ft), Norrbotten, Northernmost Sweden
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