|Orange trail marker in a confusing boulder field|
|Two British paddlers in the Rogen lake area|
|My cold weather sleeping attire|
Unfortunately, from now on I could no longer rely on the huts and shelters along the trail. Hiking season had started by now and the Northern part of the Southern Kungsleden is far more popular than the Northern end. I met several hikers per day and when I arrived at a rest shelter in the evening on a really windy and rainy day it was already taken by a German couple.
|Blahammaren Fjell Station in the fog|
Along the Southern Kungsleden there are also several mountain stations. Although very comfortable they were way too expensive for me on the long run! Still I was very glad they existed because they are all equipped with a cell phone tower and free wifi ....
Despite the bad weather I enjoyed the Southern Kungsleden - are at least what I saw through the fog ... I can especially recommend it for novice hikers because the trail is well marked, there are plenty of shelters and huts along it and it is not as overrun as its more popular Northern counterpart. There are bridges over most rivers and board walks in the swamps so it is technically not too difficult - a very nice introduction to hiking in Scandinavia.
|Summer bridge on the Kungsleden|
|Nidaros cathedral in Trondheim|