Kebnekaise mountain lodge
Kebnekaise mountain lodge (Kebnekaise fjällstation), elevation 690 metres (2,260 ft), is situated at the base of Mount Kebnekaise, 19 kilometres (12 mi) west of Nikkaluokta, which in turn is situated 66 kilometres (41 mi) west of Kiruna in Lappland, Sweden. The lodge is owned and managed by the Swedish Tourist Association (STF).
A restaurant serves a set menu, there is a mountaineering shop, a sauna, showers, rooms and a kiosk. The lodge offers guided tours to the summit of Kebnekaise. The ascent takes roughly 4-6 hours. Several other guided tours are also arranged.
The road ends at Nikkaluokta and from there on one has to walk. The walk from Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise takes approximately 4 h. After 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) there is a restaurant called "Kaffekåtan" by the lake Ladtjojaure where one can get coffee/tea, hot waffles or a burger made of reindeer.
It is also possible to take a helicopter from Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise mountain lodge. The trip takes approximately 10 minutes and costs SEK 850 (ca. $90) one way. Another option to shorten the walk is to take the boat across the lake Ladtjojaure. This saves ca 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) of walking. In the winter (November to May) skiing is the preferred way of getting to the Lodge. Snow mobile rides are synchronized with the buses to Kiruna.
The Swedish Glacier Research body is based in the Tarfala Valley, close to Kebnekaise mountain lodge.
There are 220 beds at the lodge. Booking in advance is recommended during the summer season. There is plenty of space for tents, although camping is not allowed within 150 metres (490 ft) from the buildings. No booking needed.
Mountain map BD6, BD8, Högfjällskarta Kebnekaise.
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