Half-day and full-day tours
There are both full and half day trips in Abisko National Park, depending on how much time and energy you have.
About the activity
Follow the trail towards the Kårsavagge valley. After 600 m the path divides. Continue on parallel with the Abiskoeatnu river. The path here goes through a park-like birch forest and then on boardwalks across marshland. Eventually stately pine trees reveal themselves in the forest, and when you reach Kårsajåkken, there is a sparse primeval pine forest. You will find both capercaillies and squirrels here. From the bridge and upwards, there are many fine small waterfalls.
Ridonjira nature path
Follow the Kårsavagge trail to Ridonjira. Here the nature trail branches off and follows the brook up through a birch forest that is splendid in places. Higher up there is a series of waterfalls. Above the tree line, the trail crosses the course of the brook. You come out on flowering heaths and meadows. The abundance of flowers is due to lime in the soil as well as the good circulation of groundwater. The path goes under the cableway and then branches off on a steep upward slope to the top station. From the top station a trip down on the cableway is recommended. You can also choose to walk down on the slalom hill.
Nissonjåkka’s suspension bridge
Follow Kungsleden (the King’s Trail) 4 km to the suspension bridge. Kungsleden is very easy to walk and varied on this section. Almost 1 km after the marble quarry, the path goes down an edge and across a small bridge. From here traces of several of Nissonjåkka’s older courses are visible in the terrain. The ground is inundated here during years with strong spring floods. On the other side of the suspension bridge, there is a rest area with a windbreak and fireplace.
There are many excellent, longer tour destinations. Examples are the Kårsavagge valley, the Paddus sacrificial site, Nissunjåkka canyon and Abiskojaure lake.
You can get more information on these and other tour destinations inside the Naturum visitor centre and in the book Abisko Turtips, which is on sale.
The Abisko Turtips book
Abisko Turtips contains 21 tips on day excursions and longer trips in the national park. This book is available only in Swedish. You can buy it at the Abisko Naturum or order it from the Norbotten Museum. The book costs SEK 110.