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Nordkalott Trail

The Nordkalott is one of most famous long hikes in Lapland. Its total distance is 800 km, but you can also break it down to sections. The northern terminus is in Kautokeino, Norway, the southern ones in Sulitjelma, Norway and Kvikkjokk, Sweden. The trail is also part of the European E1 trail that starts in Sicily.

About 70 km of the trail is in Finland, and it’s a common route to Halti.

In Enontekiö, the route goes through Malla Strict Nature Reserve and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area. Norway’s Reisa National Park and Abisko in Sweden are also along the way. Popular pitches include Kilpisjärvi to Kautokeino and Kilpisjärvi to Abisko.

You’ll get to admire diverse fell nature in three different countries. The route includes highlands, waterfalls and glaciers.

Walking the route requires experience with hiking and careful preparation for all kinds of conditions. The best time to take on the route is from early July till mid-August.
The route is part of a reindeer herding area.

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