Area: Norrbottens Län and Västerbottens Län
Coast of Norrland: The coast of the area of Norrland towards the Gulf of Bothnia is almost 400 km long. It is an outflow for many of the rivers - called 'älv' - that transport the big amount of water from the Fjällen and the big "slopes" to the coast.
The huge area for 3 big National Parks in the mountain area north in Sweden is an example of how the Swedes treat their precious heritage. This wild unbroken continuous area of National Parks and Nature reserves is as big as 9400 km2. That is a third of the size of Belgium! This is the last wilderness of Europe. Sarek National Park has not even hiking trails or huts.
Kungsleden (= Kings trail) is the most known and the longest of the many hiking trails in Sweden. It starts in Abisko and goes in a southerly direction. It is passing thru Abisko National Park, Stora Sjöfallet National Park and then lingers on the border to Sarek National Park, continues further south, and the trail ends 450 km later. There are self-serviced mountain huts every 15-25 km at the trail. Good starting points for hiking are: Abisko, Ritsem and Jokkmokk.