- Kvikkjokk - Pårte Fjällstation
- Pårte Fjällstation - Jågge
- Jågge - Aktse Fjällstation
- Aktse Fjällstation - Ridok
- Ridok - Tjasskávárásj (via Nammásj)
- Tjasskávárásj - Svijnne
- Sitojaurestugan - Autsutjvagge
- Autsutjvagge - Saltoluokta
We took the night train and transfered to bus and arrived in Kvikkjokk around 12.
This year is (apparently) a bad mosquito year, so the parts in the forest (which was most of the trail) was quite horrible.
We could not find any good camp sites at the lake where Pårte is so we decided to pay the fee and camp at the Fjällstation.
We arrived at Pårte around 18:30, raised our tents, took a quick and cold bath and then relaxed next to the fireplace in the cabin.
The weather was awful today. Heavy rain and strong winds (when we went above the tree-limit). We aimed at walking from Pårte to Aktse, but we were too tired/cold to continue once we got to Jågge. We therefore spent the night at Jågge (in tents) and enjoyed the fireplace in the cabin.
The weather was much better today, and we had a really nice time above the tree line with nice views.
We arrived to Laitaure around 13, right in between the two daily boats. We decided to row over Lájtávrre instead of waiting for the boat for several hours. There was only one rowing boat on the Laitaure side though so we had to row back and forth to make sure to leave one boat on the Laitaure side.
I rowed the first round and stayed at the Aktse side to raise the tents while Johnny and Patrick went back to leave a boat.
The sauna in Aktse was unfortunately broken but we were at least able to take a hot shower (after heating water).
We left Aktse around 10 and headed for Rapadalen along the route to Skierffe.
We did not go up Skierffe but continued straight ahead into Rapadalen. Going uphill after Tjasskávárásj was quite exhausting and it was quite cold due to the wind.
We managed to find a nice site to camp close to Ridok.
We decided to not continue up Rapadalen because of the cold. We instead walked down to the lower Rapadalen and hiked up Nammásj and then up to the high path again.
There was a pretty okay path down in Rapadalen, along the river. The part after Nammásj was quite exhausting though as we had to walk off-path, cross a river, and then climb up the valley side again. We set camp quite late and decided to sleep extra long and take it easy the next day.
We went up Skierffe and then continued towards Svijnne. The view from Skierffe was amazing, we had a clear view of the inner parts of Rapadalen.
We decided to take a “shortcut” to the west of Doaresoajvve. It was relatively easy to hike there, I would recommend it for anyone going from Svijnne to Skierffe or vice-versa.
We set camp at Svijnne and aimed at taking the boat in the morning.
We did not have any phone connection and were hence unable to call for boat transport to Sitojaure. Anna Blind gave 4 people a ride in from Sitojaure to Svijnne though so we were abĺe to get a ride to Sitojaure in the morning.
The hike up the valley towards Saltoluokta was quite windy. We even had some problems getting the tents up at Autsutjvagge. Luckily, the winds died down later in the evening and we were able to get some sleep.
Last hiking day. It was a quite windy day, and (and night), we were afraid that the tents would blow away.
We only had 9 km to hike and started quite late.
We reached Saltoluokta around 13:30 but the dinner were unfortunately already fully booked. They had a folk-music festival going on in Saltoluokta so there were quite a lot of people and an extra bar outdoors. They served hamburgers so we decided to eat burgers instead of the soy-bit stew we had brought with us.