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Kungsleden day 8 and Kiruna

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Our last morning we woke up and had a leisurely breakfast by the river and laid our things out on the rocks to dry. The air was so damp there was a ton of condensation on the tent and sleeping bags so we sat in the sun and let them dry before packing up. Our bus from Nikkaluokta didn't leave until noon so we had plenty of time. Even with lazing around all morning we still arrived way before our bus was due. I thought Nikkaluokta was like a small town, but it is really just some cabins and a restaurant/small store.






We came around a corner and there was a huge reindeer! We are totally bff






We finished our hike so we played some cards while waiting for the bus.


After a quick bus ride we arrived back in Kiruna. Our flight was out the next day so we went by our hotel, but we couldn't check in until 4pm so we headed out for some food. I had seen a thai restaurant when we drove through on the way to the train station when we arrived so we headed over there. We had an alright lun…

Kungsleden Day 7

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We awoke on day 7 to overcast skies, but it looked sunny where we were headed. We quickly hiked down below the tree line again and into the sun! You could see the clouds still up in the mountains, but down out of the mountains it was sunny and great. It was also kind of boring as we hiked along a lake but couldn't see it at all because of all of the trees, and the past few days were absolutely gorgeous. We didn't go that far and stopped about 2 miles from Nikkaluokta - where we catch our bus back to Kiruna. We found a great camp spot near a river so we sat down by the river for a bit putting our feet in once and a while (the water was freezing cold), and playing cards until it was time for bed. I woke in the middle of the night and you could see the moon and it was bright, but it was still light out like the sun had just gone down. It is still odd that it didn't really get dark dark. Here are the photos from this days hike:




Break time




The lamest meditation spot - the l…