Very difficult to leave the mountain station at Kebnekasie. Fantastic place to stay in the cabins or camp in the birch forest nearby. But it was time to head on down the trail to Singi and the weather was incredible for our second day of hiking.
First, when you leave Kebnekaise you pass just below the mountain peak of Duolbagorni, the most photographed peak in all of Sweden. It's easy to see why, it looks a lot more like a volcano and it's at the Southern end of the Kebnekaise massif so it sees its share of visitors wanting to reach Sweden's tallest mountain. We had other plans though and that was a nice hike through the wide and scenic arctic valley leading West toward the mountain cabins at Singi. We would see a few hikers heading East but not too many headed our direction. And along the way we were treated to seeing several small groups of reindeer. Some actually came fairly close by.
It was a leisurely hike for most of the day as we stopped and took some photos and just enjoyed the scenery that surrounded us. We arrived at Singi around 7:15 in the last light of the day and we enjoyed nice fall colors surrounding the area. I camped just up the trail from the cabins and enjoyed clear skies at night but did not see any aurora. I only woke up a time or two because I was a bit tired from the 20K hike on day two which started for me in Tarfala. But, it was a crisp night and some good sleeping weather with not a lot of wind. It was also really bright as the full moon was on display. Woke up the next morning before sunrise with a bit of ice on the tent.
We hung out in the cabins a bit before leaving the next day and chatted with a few of the trekkers, most of them were headed South. Now, we would be on Kungsleden proper as the trail from Nikkaluokta to Singi is side trail but well worth the visit.
Distance Hiked (Tarfala to Singi): 20K
Start Time: 6:00am
Finish Time: 7:15 pm