Visit the Parks
The rapidly changing weather and the steep topography make visiting the mountain areas a challenge. The national parks are large wilderness areas as well, and haven't been adapted much for visitors.
People without much experience in the mountains can, nonetheless, visit parts of Abisko and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke. Throughout these national parks there are actually roads and even small tourist localities with mountain hotels inside the parks. These tourist facilities are good points of departure for day outings in the surrounding national park area. Marked hiking trails such as Kungsleden make hiking less difficult in Abisko and Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke.
Likewise Muddus/Muttos can be reached easily for day excursions from connecting roads at the border of the park. In Muttos, if one wants to cover all the things worth seeing, it would be good to plan a hike of several days duration along the trail that has cabins in four different locations where one can spend the night.
The smaller mountains parks of Vadvetjåkka and Pieljekaise are farther away from the nearest road, and it will take at least two days to visit them.
The national park complex of Padjelanta/Badjelánnda, Sarek and the western part of Stora Sjöfallet/Stuor Muorkke is more demanding for the visitors than the other mountain parks.
Sarek and the adjacent part of Stuor Muorkke is a difficult area. It lacks trails and presents an almost impassable terrain, being subject to frequent rains and snow. This national park area should only be visited by people who are well-experienced mountain hikers.
The terrain in Badjelánnda is not as extreme as in Sarek but it is rainy even there. A hiking trail with cabins to spend the night makes it a more appropriate area for less experienced mountain hikers.
The Haparanda Skärgård national park consists of one large and some smaller islands. It is accessible only by boat.
For more information, please contact the tourist information in each region.