Kebnekaise Sydtoppen / Giebmegáisi, 2103m - Info
Kebnekaise, is derived from the Sami Giebmegáisi or Giebnegáisi meaning "Cauldron Crest" or kettle crest. The mountain has two peaks, of which the southern glaciated peak Kebnekaise Sydtoppen is the highest at 2103m. The north top Kebnekaise Nordtoppen is ice free at 2097m.
Older altitude measurements place Kebnekaise Sydtoppen at 2111m, but the glacier is steadily melting, so get there before it shrinks any further. Choose the right day, and it is said that you'll be able to see 9% of Sweden's surface area from the summit.
Maps and Books :
|OpenStreetMaps shows the ascent routes.|
Useful Links :
The Official website of the Swedish Tourist Board.
You can read the latest UK government travel advise to Sweden at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sweden.
For a weather forecast, check www.mountain-forecast.com.