There are six checkpoints along the Fjällräven Classic Sweden route, staffed 24-hours a day. You need to get your Trekking Pass stamped at each one and fill in the guest book with your checkpoint arrival time. In case of emergency and the officials have to leave the tent, the stamp will be placed outside the tent for you to stamp your Trekking Pass yourself.
You are free to camp wherever you like during Fjällräven Classic Sweden. With one big exception: within Abisko National Park. The last 15km of the trail passes through the park so please plan your camping sites beforehand. You have to respect the camping restrictions in Abisko National Park. Within the national park you’re only allowed to camp, or light a fire, at a special tent location near Nissanjåkk, 5km from Abisko Tourist Station. You can also camp at Abiskojaure Cabin, in the National Park, but an extra tent-fee is applied.
We provide you with a trash bag to collect your non-human waste during the trek. And it’s vital that you use it. You’re not allowed, under any circumstances, to drop litter along the route, at checkpoints, mountain cabins or wind shelters. If you are caught doing so, you will be disqualified. We want to keep the area pristine and free from rubbish. You carry the trash bag all the way to the finish in Abisko.
You can abandon Fjällräven Classic Sweden at any time, but due to lack of roads, you’ll still have to walk back to Nikkaluokta or on towards Abisko. Please contact a checkpoint official or – if you have mobile phone reception – call +46 (0)73 832 41 20.
Human waste is another matter. This should not go into the trash bag. There are several no-water toilets along the routes at the checkpoints and mountain cabins. At several checkpoints you will find urine diverting toilets. For diversion to work well, you have to sit down, quite far back on the ring. Of course, even at cabins and wind shelters, you should sit down when using the toilets. If nature calls when you’re far from a toilet: Dig a small hole. Relieve yourself. Cover the hole with earth. Please bury your toilet paper as well or take it with you. NB! In Abisko National Park you’re not allowed to dig, there you have to cover feces with stones and bring the toilet paper with you. Important: Do never relieve yourself in or close to a water course.