Nikkaloukta to Abisko June 2019 Day 5.

Nikkaloukta to Abisko June 2019 Day 5.

Nikkaloukta to Abisko June 2019 Day 5.

So after polishing of the Rum and a couple a cans of 3.5% beer I slept really well.

I woke around 05:30 and opened the tent to the heavy sound of the river behind us and a very windy / grey day.

Today would be our final day hiking and would take us into Abisko to finish on Midsummer and the plan was to party hard that night!

Nikkaloukta to Abisko June 2019 Day 5.

We ate breakfast and as rain was forecast that day we quickly packed everything away. As this was our last day we weren’t that bothered how things where packed away.

We had 17km to walk back to Abisko tourist station. We had now crossed into Abisko national park. Where camping is only allowed in designated camp spots.

Nikkaloukta to Abisko
A change in the weather.

I had walked this route before so knew what the terrain was like and loved the way that we had walked down of the tundra and into boreal arctic Birch forest.

As we walked closer to Abiskojaure I could hear the sound of bells and as we came around a corner we where amazed to see thousands of reindeer.

There was thousands of them crossing the path towards Abiskojaure. The weather started to change and waterproofs came out.

With the lake on our left and the mountains on our right we where walking North through the forest.

The environment is all a bit the same coming through this section but with loads of sign of animals all over the place you can see why this is a National Park.

Crossing the bridge over the river it felt like this was never ending by this time we just wanted to finish and get to tourist station where we would celebrate midsummer.

After stopping for some lunch we came into the area where camping is allowed and could start to see more people that where out walking for Midsummer.

Finally we hit the road the first real sign of civilisation for 5 days and walked up to the Tourist station where celebrations where already taking part outside in the typical Swedish Midsummer weather (Rain).

We had already come to the conclusion en-route that there probably wouldn’t be any accommodation so as soon as we had signal, we got in contact with Bryony who would meet us at the end who arranged some accommodation.

We sat at the tourist station for a while and after buying some souvenirs we had arranged to meet Bryony at the train station which is a good 30 mins walk from the tourist office.

There are 2 train stations in Abisko: Abisko station and Abisko tourist station and most other accommodation is in Abisko.

The accommodation wasn’t the best and we had booked into the Abisko Guest House which I would recommend.

We then decided to head back to Kiruna the following day and go back to Spis Hostel which i’m so glad we did. The midsummer buffet was fantastic.

Staying in Kiruna

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Kiruna then I would really recommend Spis Hostel as they people are great, really welcoming, facilities are brilliant and the food is second to none. They have a great selection of world beers BUT PLEASE CHECK PRICES FIRST!!! as 1 bottle of Belgian Cherry beer cost us £27.00

If your looking to plan a hike along this router from Nikkaloukta to Abisko here is some helpful information for you in this post.

Nikkaloukta to Abisko June 2019 Day 5.

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