- Hiking / Trekking
- Off the beaten track
The Kebnekaise is a prestigious summit that many amateurs want to climb due to its far northern location. However, its reputation is marred by very unstable weather and also by its growing popularity. During the ascent, don't count on walking alone in the heart of the wilderness. You will be escorted by hordes of tourists who have come for the same reasons as you.
Depending on the years, you might have to cross névés, so crampons and ice axes are essential (this was not my case).
If the weather forces you to change your plans, you can still admire the mountains from the renowned but crowded STF Kebnekaise refuge. Although it is a nice challenge, I don't think that the ascension of the Kebnekaise is a must for any trip to Sweden.