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Södra Kungsleden is a hiking trail that runs through Sweden's southern mountain region, in Dalarna, Härjedalen and Jämtland, near the border to Norway. It officially extends for about 360 km between Sälen in the south and Storlien in the north, but the name is mainly used in Dalarna (180 km).

Lake Hävlingen.

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The trail is a southern extension to the older and more famous Kungsleden, and part of the E1 Long Distance Path. It was laid out in the 1990s.

Södra Kungsleden passes, among other things, Transtrandsfjällen, Fulufjället National Park with Sweden's highest waterfall Njupeskär and the oldest tree in the Word!, Drevfjällen, Grövelsjön and Långfjället. In Härjedalen, for example, the Rogen area is crossed and in Jämtland, among other areas, the high mountains of Sylarna.

For a mountain trail, Södra Kungsleden is relatively easy to walk. Wheeled motor vehicles are prohibited. Snowmobiles should follow designated tracks. Keep distance to reindeer.

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The trail leads between the ski resorts Sälen in the south and Storlien in the north.

Road 66 leads by the village and through the ski resort of Sälen. It comes in from Malung in the south, on E45, and continues to Norwegian road 25, in turn coming in from Elverum in the west. Scandinavian Mountains Airport (Sälen Trysil Airport SCR IATA), between Sälen and the border to Norway, 20 km from Högfjället, has domestic and international flights during winter and spring, and some domestic flights in summer. The nearest year-round international airport is in Oslo. Oslo is 220 km from Sälen, drive via Elverum.

Storlien has night trains from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. It is 73 km from Trondheim, which has an international airport.

The trail starts at Högfjällshotellet in Sälen, at the ski resort. The village Sälen is down in the valley.

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Map of Södra Kungsleden

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