Nikkaluokta Sarri AB

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Nikkaluokta 1104, Nikkaluokta, Sweden
nikkaluokta.com/en - +46-(0)980-55-015

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Great starting point to Kebnekaise Sydtoppen Jul 12, 2015
Nikkaluokta is a small village at one of the starting points of the famous long-distance hiking trail “Kungsleden” (the King’s trail). It is also one of the best starting points to Kebnekaise mountain station and a hiking trail to the highest Swedish mountain – Kebnekaise Sydtoppen. Located at the food of the mountains, it charms with the magnificent scenery and the wild vibe.

Nikkaluokta Sarri AB is established in the central point of Nikkaluokta and offers accommodation along with a restaurant.

There are various cabins (small, charming and mountain) and apartments which could be rented on self-catering basis or as a full package with breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant. Cabin and apartment rentals have access to a kitchen, saunas, showers and toilets located in a newly renovated service building.

Camping with a tent or a caravan is also an option here as the site has caravan places (with or without electricity) and a big tenting area. Payment of a camping fee grants you access to a service building with a kitchen, showers and toilets.

Additionally, one will find here a restaurant which is part of the complex, and which we have not even had a faintest idea about till well after our visit was over.

We have discussed hiking Kebnekaise Sydtoppen few times during our preparation for this trip. We have also decided over and over again that would eat up too much of our travel time. Seemed like this option was out of the question.

We never have done back to discussing it until we were on the road heading from our last Finnish location across the border into Sweden. Coming up on the junction leaving north towards the mountains, we second guessed ourselves and decided to visit the mountains.

At that point we didn’t have a clue what accommodation was available to us, or how long we would stay there. We knew as much as there was some type of a camping ground at the start of the trail which was perfect for a hiking basecamp.

After driving for roughly 4 hours through picturesque landscapes of northern Sweden, we have finally arrived at the campground.

At the very first glimpse, it looked more like a bus stop with parking rather than a campground. We drove in and stepped out of the car to assess the situation. Only then we noticed a few buildings and some tents put up on the grassy hill. It was a good sign. Walking around the place we found the main service building with the campsite desk. In just a few minutes we had all our fees for tent paid and were shown around.

The main service building looked really good as it was newly renovated. The service building which we had access to was not that awesome any more. It consisted of a small kitchen with dining area (one table seating maximum 8 people), changing room with showers (operated by paid meters) and toilets. Access to the facilities was granted only after payment of a camping fee. Basic facilities, enough though for someone staying only for a night - so we thought.

Tired and before a long day of hiking, we set up our tent and prepared for a good night rest. Next day we will be hiking the highest peak in Sweden – Kebnekaise Sydtoppen (2103m), and coming back in the evening.

Due to slight underestimation of the hiking trail distance, 19km to Kebnekaise Mountain station plus 9km to the peak one way instead of just 19km one way we knew about, we never got back to the campground the same day. After spending the night at the high altitude mountain shack, we descended the next day and stopped off at Kebnekaise Mountain station for a meal. From there we called ahead to the camping ground to ensure that we would have access to the service building once we arrive late this evening.

All seemed sorted with the key being left hidden for us for when we return. If only that has happened. When we got back to the site, everyone was gone and the supposed key nowhere to be found. Having looked for the key long enough, we were wondering around the main building trying to find someone who could help. Eventually, we have noticed a man sleeping in one of the rooms on the ground floor. We knocked at the window and asked for help. Though the guy was only a maintenance person, we did give us an entry door code which granted us access to the service building. Absolutely exhausted we washed off the 2-day hiking grime and settled for the night.

Even though our key arrangement fell through, we did like the site and would most definitely come back here for another hiking adventure. A point to remember for the future – make all arrangement in person not over the phone…

Cost of camping per night - €19.50
Main service building
Tent area
Tent area
Small service building
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vixen2306 says:
Simone,
It is worth staying here especially if you need access to more than just a stream water :)
Place feels peaceful dan safe.
Posted on: May 21, 2017
vixen2306 says:
Thank you Jeremy and Simone.
Posted on: May 21, 2017
sim1 says:
Thanks; I enjoyed reading your review! I've considered staying here a couple of times; but so far I've decided to hike during the afternoon and stay along the trail the first night. Will consider again to make a break here on a next hike in the area!
Posted on: May 21, 2017
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