Last night’s storm has calmed down and when we take a look outside we see that snow is powdering the mountains around us. It almost reaches down to the Singi hut. Some clouds are still hanging low, but the weather seems to be getting better! What a positive sign for today’s section to Kaitumjaure after the last days.
Finally it begins to get lonelier on the Kungsleden
On the way between Sälka and Singi, numerous paths already branched off to the east, leading to the high mountains around the Kebnekaise massif. The junction with the trail leading towards Kebnekaise Fjällstation is however not until Singi. Many hikers leave the Kungsleden here and continue towards Nikkaluokta. On the way to Kaitumjaure we notice that there are fewer hikers on the Kungsleden.
The valley of Tjäktjajåkka has been with us for about two days now, but today we find it particularly beautiful. Its mountain sides are steep and the valley becomes narrower. The river meanders scenically through the landscape. And the best thing is: the sky is now blue! I think I speak for our whole group when I say that the atmosphere is good and we enjoy our hike to the fullest today.
The area around the suspension bridge over Tjäktjajåkka invites to take a break or set up a camp
The trail is very flat and easy to walk. After a little more than two-thirds of the distance, we cross Tjäktjajåkka at a suspension bridge and decide to take a rest right behind it. The view back into the valley is fantastic and if you wanted to, you could also stay overnight at this point. At least there are enough campgrounds.
From here it is not far to Kaitumjaure. Shortly behind our picnic area a light birch forest with numerous willow bushes begins. Flowers are blooming everywhere, so that the landscape looks completely different, much more lovely than an hour before.
On the way down to Kaitumjaure you can enjoy a great panorama
Shortly before Kaitumjaure we descend about 100 meters in altitude. The hut is beautifully situated between high and steep mountain slopes and has a fantastic view over the Kaitumjaure lake. However, we only take a short break and continue walking a few more meters to pitch our tent a little further away from the hut.
STF Cabin Kaitumjaure
From the hut in Kaitumjaure you can enjoy the wonderful view over the lake of the same name. This is a good place to watch moose!
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Kaitumjaure: Moose, sauna and a pool
Nevertheless, we don’t miss the sauna of the cabin in Kaitumjaure and after setting up the tent we head back up to the cabin. The STF allows hikers to use only the sauna for a small fee. Kaitumjaure has a very special way to cool down after the sauna: it is not far to a small creek in which a real pool was formed from stones. There you can dive into the water, but it costs us some effort to get into the icy cold stream!
Moose in Kaitumjaure
In the river delta at Kaitumjaure you can regularly observe moose. During our stay a cow moose grazed with her calf in the lush meadows. They were easy to watch from our campground as well as from the hut. At the cabin we even had some binoculars to see even more details!
STF Singi Fjällstuga
Day 6: Singi - Katiumjaure
As bad as the weather was during the last days, as nice it is today. The leg between Singi and Kaitumjaure is also easy to walk and leads moderately downhill. We follow the Tjäktjajåkkå downstream until it flows into the Kaitumjaure. After about three quarters of the way we cross the river on a suspension bridge.