Nikkaluokta – Kebnekaise

Between Kiruna and Nikkaluokta it is 70 km. If you are not travelling by car, it is easiest to go there by bus. Nikkaluoktaexpressen departs every spring, summer and autumn from Kiruna bus station, Kiruna railway station, Kiruna Airport and Nikkaluokta. The bus journey takes about 1-1,5 hours. Once in Nikkaluokta, the bus stops in the parking lot outside Nikkaluokta Sarri AB. Stop by the nice reception building for a meal, get tips on the area and take part of the Sámi culture. Here you also have the opportunity to sleep for the night before starting your hike in the mountains.

Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise Mountain Station
When going from Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise mountain station, you have 19 km of beautiful hiking ahead of you. The first 5 km to Lake Láddjujávri consists of easy hiking through birch forest. Next to the lake you will find the restaurant Enoks, where you can stay for a meal or some easier snacks before continuing your hike. From this point you can choose to take a boat over Láddjujávri to save some time and make the hike a bit easier. Daily departures from mid June to mid September and the boat ride takes approximately 20-30 minutes. The boat trips are adapted to regular bus times Nikkaluokta – Kiruna. More information and timetables can be found at Enoks – Láddjujávri.

The trail then continues along the valley and Láddjujuvri before it eventually turns off and starts to wind up the mountain slope towards the mountain station. During the last kilometers to the station the landscape opens up and the terrain becomes somewhat steeper. The walk usually takes between 5-6 hours.

Don’t want to hike?
For those looking for an alternative to hiking, you can choose to take a helicopter from Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise mountain station. Kallax Flyg helicopters depart twice a day during the high season and once during the late summer. Buy your ticket on site at the helicopter base in Nikkaluokta 30 minutes before departure or evening before at the reception at Kebnekaise mountain station. No booking required.