This long, full day hike takes us up to Loktacohkka with its fantastic scenery.
We start at the Guesthouse and head westwards along the E10 in our own minibuses to a spot in Björkliden where we park. Then we set off on the 13km hike to Loktacohkka.
Loktacohkka is 1404 metres above sea level and its name means ‘high point’. It is an interesting place to find plant life that craves lime, such as the pretty yellow Arctic arnica, the wonderfully-named Wolly Pussytoes, a type of daisies and Lousewort, which has beautiful pink flowers from June onwards. Rare spruce grasses pop up, like the Two-colour Sedge which flowers in July.
The view is spectacular, especially towards Kuokkel’s small hills and mount Vadvetjåkka but also down over Lake Torenträsk too. Reindeer may appear, as well as birds and possibly a fox or two.
We stop for lunch at the Låktatjåkko mountain lodge - Sweden's highest mountain lodge, situated 1228 meters above sea level and around 9 km from Björkliden. We recommend you bring food for lunch with you though you can buy some in the café.
This hiking tour is available most days in the summer. Lunch is not included so bring food with you, though it is possible to buy some small snacks at the cafe. The hike takes a long full day, 9 hours and starts at 08:00. Clothing should be suitable for being out in the weather and 26km of walking.
Minimum 4 people
Find out more and book the Loktacohkka hike here.
Although Lapland has the most amazing hiking for serious hikers, it is also wonderful to just potter about in. There is no better way to start than by joining our easy walk around Abisko.
We set off from the Guesthouse at 10am in our own minibuses north west to Tornehamn, a small settlement 17km from Abisko towards the Norwegian border. It sits on the shore of Lake Torenträsk and is home to the Railway Navvy Graveyard, the final resting place of workers that built the Malmbana railway line in the late 1800s.
A small, well-kept and beautiful chapel is also here, though it is much more modern. It was built in 1987 by local craftsmen. The christenings and weddings record book and tin candlesticks were gifts from the railways company SJ. The key to the chapel hangs on the door, so you can look around inside.
We walk through the beautiful birch trees, scattered with Blue Sowthistle and Globeflower, which then open out into an area full of plant life. Here we’ll find the local variety of rhododendron, Lapland Rosebay, orchids and rock speedwell. There is plenty of time to stop, smell the flowers and take photographs, as well as appreciate the view.
This hiking tour is available most days in the summer. Lunch is not included so bring food with you. The hike takes 3-4 hours and starts at 10:00. Clothing should be suitable for being out in the weather and some walking. Total walking distance is around 4km so this is a very easy walk and suitable for everyone.
Minimum 4 people
Find out more and book the Flower walk along the historical trail in Tornehamn
Check out this film of some of our guides helping guests experience and adventure in and around Abisko including, of course, the night sky.
Did you know that you can hire snowshoes from us at the Guesthouse and go exploring through the park and mountains? Explore Abisko National Park and the mountains on foot, even in the snow, with our very modern snowshoes.
To hire them, get them directly from the Guesthouse reception or you can email us in advance.
Day hire 200 SEK/person
24-hour hire 350 SEK/person
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Day time hiking tour in Abisko and the surrounds, collecting wonderful memories of the area in picture form. This tour offers a full range of photo adventures.
We start the trip by going to our photo location. We will have short introduction about camera techniques and photography tips for aurora picture taking.
Do not worry if you have never used camera before, our professional photographers will quickly teach you the skills for taking picture and they will be there to take amazing photos with and of you! Those memories and photos will last a lifetime.
During the trip you are provided with a camera and tripods.
Starting time 10am-1pm. Duration about 4 hours. Bring your own packed lunch.
Please prepare SD memory card by yourself. If you don't have your own memory card and you can buy from us.
We will check availability and confirm your booking.
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