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Record number of tourists climbing Kebnekaise

Make sure you bring the right equipment when hiking in the Swedish mountains. Photo: Fredrik Broman/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 09.Aug.2017 11:32 hrs

More and more tourists are visiting Sweden's mountains and particularly the highest peak, Kebnekaise, according to a Swedish tourist association.

"We're seeing that interest in hiking in the mountains has been on the increase for several years. More and more younger people and families with children are interested," Carina Hakenäs of the Swedish Tourist Association told the TT news agency.

In July the number of nights spent at the organization's mountain stations and huts increased by seven percent compared to the same month last year, with around 49,000 visitors. In June around 114,000 stayed at their 225 hostels across Sweden – an 11 percent increase on last year.

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