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Kungsleden Maps

Postby bigkev » Mon 04 Jun, 2018 6:27 pm

Does anybody out there know which are the best maps for the Kungsleden Trail in Sweden and where I might be able to purchase them?

I'm thinking of walking the trail in late August early September next year, probably south 2 north.

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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby photohiker » Mon 04 Jun, 2018 6:58 pm

Not sure where to buy the maps out of Sweden, I think we bought them in Sweden just before the trip.

Bought the book "The Royal Trail through Arctic Sweden" online before the trip though, very interesting:

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The book goes north to south though :D
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby bigkev » Mon 04 Jun, 2018 7:06 pm

Cheers photohiker, I've got the book already but the maps in it are pretty ordinary. Which maps did you buy? I might be able to find them online somewhere.

BTW your bookcase looks a lot like mine :wink:
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby photohiker » Mon 04 Jun, 2018 7:08 pm

Will have a search and see what map I still have!
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby photohiker » Mon 04 Jun, 2018 7:34 pm

Ok, found two maps. One of them is only for roads, no offroad and no heights. The other one is the Fjallraven trek map:

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Only goes from Nikkaluokta to Abisko...
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby photohiker » Mon 04 Jun, 2018 7:42 pm

Also, when we started to get info, I downloaded info from streetmap and loaded it on my GPS.

Like this one: https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/ ... 120/16.933
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby keithy » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 2:35 am

I am planning to pickup Calazo maps when I get to Sweden when I do this. See here:
https://www.calazo.se/produkt-kategori/ ... r-150-000/

You'll need I reckon at least - Kebnekaise, Abisko och Riksgränsen then Nikkaluokta, Ritsem och Vakkotavare and Saltoluokta – Kvikkjokk

Or since their Lands site has put their maps up for free what I have also done is gone to Lantmateriet.se
https://kso.etjanster.lantmateriet.se/?lang=en

Here you can export your own map to PDF. In the Dropdown box on the top, select "Fjallkarten" and it will display the area for you, then you select your preference for portrait/landscape in the left hand side, select the area with the box, and click Create Printout. When it's done you download your PDF. You'll have to do this a number of times to print the whole route. Careful of your zoom range, 10km doesn't show up well, but 5km and lower looks better.

If you use iphone, this is free and you can download sections for offline use.
https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/swedish ... ?l=en&mt=8

I use android and Oruxmaps, and while it can download WMTS maps, I can't work out how to get the Lantmateriet source correctly yet. So I've got my maps from openandromaps. Haven't compared the contours (SRTM3 20m) against the Lantmateriet yet either.
https://www.openandromaps.org/en/downloads/europe.
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby bigkev » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 6:25 pm

Thanks guys, you've given me a few leads that I'll chase up. I'm thinking I'll try and buy the Calazo maps online as it would make it easier to have them while I'm planning the walk. :D

I'll put a post up when I get them, re the cost and delivery.
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby keithy » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 8:01 pm

bigkev - Also I should add, if you have a Garmin GPS, there is this Swedish guy Örnsätrarn who has already taken the Lantmäteriets open data and created offline maps for Garmin/Android in kmz format:

His blog is https://www.utsidan.se/blogs/ornsatrarn/index.htm (in swedish).
And his maps are here:
http://www.bengt.nolang.se/kartor/

I've only downloaded his Oruxmaps maps version so far. Being Lantmateriets sourced info, it is exactly as the printed maps.

The Garmin ones he has done are kmz tiled custom maps and depending on how old your Garmin GPS is, he has done some smaller tiled versions, or larger versions if you have a newer GPS that can handle more tiles. He has put an index up cleverly in an excel spreadsheet for the smaller tiled ones.
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby Lizzy » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 3:27 pm

Don’t know if this is useful but Suz posted this in another topic “no, stayed on the kungsleden from aktse down to kvikkjokk, decided not to brave sarek on my own. get the sark bd10 map off ebay delivered to you here in oz for about $25 and it will help you plan :) oh, and try to make time to walk from Aktse up Skierfe to look over the rapadalen valley - choose a day with good weather if you can.”
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=22565&p=300556&hilit=Kungsleden#p300556
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Re: Kungsleden Maps

Postby bigkev » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 8:22 pm

Thanks again guys. The lookout over the Rapadalen Valley looks amazing, I hope I get some good weather on that day :D
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