Alesjaure Travel Guide

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Alesjaure Things to Do

  • The winds are picking up

    A last tip about Alesjaure and a forewarning of tomorrows day to come. Our day has come to an end at Alesjaure and tomorrow we are off to Unna Allakas. A trip I am looking forward to with anticipation, but also a bit nervously, as I also know this is going to be one of the hardest parts of our journey. Today the day ends with a beautiful blue sky,...

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  • Afternoon walk

    Alesjaure.... a place for me to remember and a place I long to visit again. For me this picture says it all, the beauty of the landscape, the tranquallity: a dreamspot. Seeing this picture I can feel the crisp cold of the mountains in the air, but at the same time the warmths of the sun on my face. The quietness, birds flying free in the sky, a...

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  • Sauna anyone?

    On the way back to the Mountain Hut we found a nice big stone to sit on and relax. From here we had some great views over the landscape and also towards the Mountain Hut and its sauna. Hahaha, we actually had 'front row seat' to see some fun sauna behavior, looool :-) In the picture you can see the sauna (bastu) of Alesjaure, we sat on the right...

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  • Looking in the other direction

    Okay, I think I've been lazy enough! Filled with new energy after a great lunch, a nice rest with amazing views, it is time to put on our hiking shoes again. The view you see is taken from the mountain hut. The direction the photo is taken towards, is the direction we are going to hike to! We first considered to go towards the glacier on the other...

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  • The view from the mountain hut

    Looking a bit more to the right (compared to the previous picture), you have this amazing view. It somehow reminded me of the photos I have seen about Rapadalen in Sarek National Park. A park that is said to be one of the most amazing of them all and one of the last true wilderness in Europe. I am sure that Rapadalen is much more grand than the...

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  • The little blue dot to the left

    The warmest welcome I had was here, at the Mountain Hut at Alesjaure. We arrived very early in the day (around 1:30 or 2 or something like that). Most hikers don't arrive before 4 o'clock in the afternoon, so it was rather quiet at the Mountain Hut. But the welcome of the staff was so nice and heart warming. I felt at home here right away!You can...

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  • Setting up the tent

    As we had the afternoon off in Alesjaure, we decided to take some time to explore the surrounding area. Close to Alesjaure is a little Sami village called Alisjávri, beautifully located on the lake with the same name."Alisjávri" means "Alesjaure", but spelled in Sami. And the word "jávri" or "jaure" means lake. So it is Alis or Ales Lake :-)...

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  • The longest travel is the one to get...

    Most people have asked me how much I have hiked during my trip. But to be honest: does it really matter? Does distance matter? Is it better to have hiked 200 kilometres instead of a 100?A strange question maybe, but it is something to think about. Moments, like the one I described in the previous tip, are the moments to remember. It is all about to...

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  • Lots of birds

    Another surprise and another good one. Not only is there a huge amount of flowers here, there are also many species of birds. Along this part of the Kungleden you can even see a few sort of birds you normally see close to the sea. The large lakes here attract lots of different types of birdlife. I heard fjällpipare and almost stumbled over a whole...

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  • A good morning

    We wake up with grey skies, but the rain of the previous evening has blown over and I sense that this might become a nice sunny day. For now there is still this chill in the air and the sky is grey, but I don't really care. We are on a dream spot and I just love it here so much. The Mountain Hut at Rádunjárga is located on such a wonderful place;...

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  • Crossing the river through icy water

    Oops obstacle.... another stream.... and a BIG one this time! And uuuuhhh..... where is the bridge???? Mmmmm, no bridge..... *Thinking*...... this must be what they call a "vad" in Swedish, hahaha, a river without a bridge! So take of your shoes, put on some shorts, sandals, and yep...... we are going to wade through ice-cold freezing water!!! I...

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  • A wonderful view from up there

    Look at that view! Isn't it stunning! The clear blue colour of the Lake Alisjávri and the sound of the roaring waterfall beside us, The little stream working its way down into the valley. The green fields and the blue sky.... yes, you see that right: a blue sky!The sun has come out by now. I can feel the warmth right away and everything seems to...

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  • Running up the mountain

    How moods can change so quickly. One moment I am in doubt and very nervous and the next: well; I just feel so happy, cheerful and relaxed. Only a few metres from the previous stream we cross another one. An easy crossing this time...phew :-) My eyes follow the stream and up there, on the mountain, I see this waterfall. I have to go there!! I...

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  • Crossing a stream

    Oops.... the easy hiking stops just here. In front of us is a little stream with just one plank over it. And I have this heavy backpack on my back which makes me not so sure about my balance. It shouldn't be so difficult to cross, if it wasn't for this %&#¤! backpack! The distance is too long to cross it in just one or two steps; I really need to...

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  • Fields of flowers

    The most surprising thing during this hike (and about the Fjällen in total) are the many wildflowers that bloom here! I had hoped for some flowers, but I never expected this type of landscape! Flowerfields as far as the eye can see! So beautiful! This is a mixture of "buttercups" and "smörboll" or "Globeflower" in English. This whole landscape has...

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  • A blue lake and easy hiking

    The hike towards Alesjaure follows the Lake Alisjávri all the way to the end. The trail is easy to do for the most part, a few bit of ups and down, but nothing serious. It is either a small but smooth pathway (as you can see in the picture) or the trail is made out of walking planks where the area is a bit swampier. The views over the sparkling...

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  • The tepee

    Only a short hike from our shelter we come across this strange looking tepee at the lakeside. This tepee is a shelter for the people that want to cross the lake by boat and shortcut the hike to Alesjaure by about 7 kilometres. The boat only goes a couple of times a day, and this tepee-shaped shelter makes the waiting more bearable on those rainy...

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  • The boat to Alesjaure

    Here you can see the boat to Alesjaure Mountain Hut whizz off in the distance. The boat crosses over to Alesjaure a couple of times a day:The boat departs from:Alesjaure at: 10:00, 15:00. 17:00 and 18:30Hiking trail at: 10:30, 15:30, 17:30 and 19:00Extra toursBetween 8 am and 8 pm you can order extra tours in addition to the regular tours. There is...

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Alesjaure Local Customs

  • Some Sami words

    I’ve added a little list with some terrain words. As you know there are a several dialects in Sami and I've added the two most usual ones here, the Lule Sámi and the North Sámi:Blue = Lule Sámi, Green = North Sámi Red is the translation to Englisháhpe áhpi = large marsh, marshlandsbáktte bákti = steep cliffbuollda buolda = mountain slopeduottar...

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  • A Sami village

    When hiking in this northern part of Sweden you might pass a Sami village, like this one in Alisjávri. Don't expect something special though, as it is like any other tiny village in the north of Sweden. The village mostly excist of some colourful houses (mostly in a rusty red colour) scattered around in the landscape. One thing you might notice is...

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  • More about the reindeer

    In Sweden there are around 50 native communities where the families earn most of the income from herding reindeers. But they mostly don't live on reindeers alone; they often combine this with fishing, hunting and crafts. But like I said in the previous tip, only a small percentage of the Sami population has reindeer herding as their occupation. One...

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