Plan & Go | Kungsleden

All you need to know to complete Sweden’s Royal Trail
Plan & Go | Kungsleden

Authors: Danielle Fenton, Wayne Fenton
Publisher: Sandiburg Press
Series: Plan & Go Hiking

ISBN: 978-1-943126-07-1
Pages: 188
Retail price: $15.95

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Plan & Go | Kungsleden is the definitive guide to hiking Sweden’s famous King’s Trail between Abisko and Hemavan. In a clear and concise manner, the book illustrates the highlights and unique characteristics of the Kungsleden and provides details on all essential planning topics to save you time and effort with your own preparations. Supported by step-by-step instructions and first-hand recommendations, you will be well-equipped and feel more confident about venturing into the Arctic Circle as part of this phenomenal trek.

The book provides answers to the following questions (and more):

  • How do I prepare for the trail?
  • When is the best time to go?
  • How many days will it take me?
  • Where to resupply food & water?
  • What are my lodging options?
  • What kind of gear works best?
  • How do I get there and back?

In addition, Plan & Go | Kungsleden offers practical advice on athletic training, which food to pack and in what quantities, how to select appropriate gear, and various other essentials for the trail. The book further includes relevant overview maps of the trail and descriptions of popular multi-day section hikes to help you create an itinerary that best suits your personal preferences. The wealth of facts and figures is topped off with the entertaining and motivating account of the authors’ own 21-day journey amidst the vast and varied Swedish wilderness.

About the Authors

Danielle & Wayne Fenton, both born in England during the 1970s, have been a couple for 18 years. Their passion for the great outdoors was ignited during their first career break in 2010, where they bought a pair of walking boots for the first time and hiked in various parts of South East Asia, China, New Zealand, and the USA. Since then, they have completed several thru-hikes around the world, including the ’W’ trek in Torres del Paine, Chile, Colca Canyon in Peru, the John Muir Trail in the USA, and the West Highland Way in Scotland.

Table of Contents

1. Summary of the Challenge
___a. Requirements
___b. Time
___c. Budget
2. What to Expect
___a. Trails & Navigation
___b. Points of Interest
___c. Weather
___d. Camping
___e. Water
___f. Flora & Fauna
___g. Safety
___h. Other Conditions
3. Long Lead Items
___a. Permits & Regulations
___b. Hiking Buddy
___c. Travel Arrangements
___d. Trail Shelters
4. Planning & Preparation
___a. Itinerary
___b. Food
___c. Resupply
___d. Training
5. Gear
___a. Clothing
___b. Hiking
___c. Sleeping
___d. Food & Water
___e. Medical & Personal Care
___f. Other Essentials
6. Personal Experience
___a. Plan
___b. Go
___A. Elevation Profiles
___B. Trail Overview Map
___C. Sample Itineraries for Section Hiking
___D. Side Trips
___E. Checklists
___F. Food Suggestions
___G. Contact Information
___H. Links & References
___I. List of Abbreviations
___J. Helpful Phrases in Swedish
About the Authors
Special Thanks