"How much hiking each day??" Abisko Nationalpark Favorite Tip by sim1

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  Table to calculate hiking times
by sim1

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So how much can you hike each day?
Distance is not the only thing to worry about when hiking in the Fjällen, also the type of trail you are following can influence a lot how much you can hike on a day. I rather plan my trip in hiking hours instead of in kilometres.

It all depends on the type of trail: up the mountain, down again, steep or graduate climbing, flat landscape, etc, etc. With use of a good detailed map and this table, it is rather good to predict how long a hike will take.

For example: 5 kilometres on a very easy trail (like a road) will take you an hour. The same distance, but climbing steep, will take 3 hours and 20 minutes. If you click on the picture you can read the table much better.

When calculating hiking times I also take into account breaks, like short breaks and a lunch break. An extra time is also calculated for passing difficult objects, like a ford (wading across a river).

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2007
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