The next hiking day begins as the last one ended: with forest. A look at the map reveals that it will not get any better today on the way to Bäverholmen. The route is monotonous and we see nothing but birch trees. There are stages that are only mandatory and today is exactly such a day. But if you want to hike the Kungsleden completely, then there are also short sections that are really neither worth seeing nor beautiful to walk.
The forest is mentally exhausting
We clench our teeth and continue walking step by step. In the evening, Manuel tells me that he had briefly thought about quitting in Adolfström. Eventually, after an eternally long time, the forest changes and becomes more lovely. Pines and a few spruces as well as ferns now grow between the birches.
We stop for a longer rest at the last bridge before Adolfström. While the sun is shining, we take off our shoes to cool down a bit in the stream. Lando uses the bag-free time to take a bath and then to roll around on the meadow. I take a quick look in the Kungsleden guidebook to see what information I can find about the next section, which starts in Adolfström. There are two things that catch my eye:
- After Adolfström you walk another eight kilometers in the forest along a lake.
- You can also cross the lake by motorboat.
Boat transfer Adolfström – Bäverholmen
The owner of the Wärdshus in Bäverholmen offers a boat transfer from Adolfström. We don’t remember the exact price, but it was staggered and became cheaper per person as the number of passengers increased. Since there were four of us, we found the trip comparatively affordable.
Accommodation at Wärdshus Bäverholmen
The guesthouse offers a total of 35 beds in 4 cabins with four beds each, 2 four-bed rooms and one eight-bed room. Around the guesthouse you can camp on the meadow and the price also includes the use of showers and toilets. Restaurant and sauna are an additional highlight.
If you want to spend the night in Rävfallshut, you can get the key here.
Tel: +46 70 6359 265 or +46 96 1230 18
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Without further hesitation we shortcut a bit by motorboat to Bäverholmen
I think it is clear what we have chosen. The owner of the Värdshus in Bäverholmen picks us up in Adolfström by boat and we decide to spend the night on his tent meadow. Unfortunately, the restaurant has closed because of renovation work. Normally, however, there is supposed to be very good food here. That is why we enjoy our self-cooked dinner in the best sunshine and afterwards take a hot shower. We are quickly at peace with our day and agree that it couldn’t have ended any better.
Campsite after the Pieljekaisestugan
Behind Pieljekaisestugan the terrain is steep and wooded. There are no good campsites. However, about 1.3 km after the hut and before the first bridge, there is a wonderful campsite with a bench and a fireplace.
Day 2: Campsite - Bäverholmen
We fight our way through forest and dense vegetation on our way to Adolfström. There we have to decide: continue along the lake through dense forest or take the motorboat. We don’t think long and cross over to Bäverholmen by boat.
The Wärdshus offers a total of 35 beds. Around the guesthouse you can camp on the meadow and the price also includes the use of showers and toilets. Restaurant and sauna are an additional highlight.