We arrive at Kvikkjokk around noon. Kikkjokk is a small village at
a system of lakes and rivers. There is a small shop, a church, and some
twenty permanent inhabitants. The mountains are seen in the distnace, close
but far away. The touring club has here a very nice mountain station. The
bus stop is close to the mountain station, which is located at the
The weather is pleasant today.
At the mountain station is a simple weighing machine for backpackings.
Thirtytwo kilograms. It is heavy,and it feels heavy. The main weight is
the food for more than two weeks. We do not stay but we follow Kungsleden
north towards Aktse. It is uphill, the backpacking feels even heavier.
This part of Kungsleden is through a forest, partly spruce. The track is
full of stones and roots. Many pair of feets have scupltured it. After
six kilometers do we abandon Kungsleden and follow a clearly visible track
This is one of the most used entry points to Sarek. First is a wet marsh,
then one enter a more dry track through the forest before reaching the
lake Unna-Tata. The track follow
the lake Unna-Tata. It is up and down, mostly up.
The trees become smaller and smaller.
At a small lake in the neighbourhood
of Vallasjauratjah is it enough for today. It is late afternoon and
the body protest against the weight. We have now reached the flat land
of Pårek. In front of us are the mountains of Pårte, closer
than three hours earlier but they still look as distant as before. The
mountains are mirrored in our lake. There is no wind, and the season for
mosquitous is over.