The fittest among us head off to climb Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest peak.

Even though it is not as high as the Glittertind (climbed on day 5), the ascent is longer, so Philippe and the Rally’s doctor make sure that everyone who wants to do the hike is fit enough and well-enough equipped before allowing them to set off.

Less strenuous but equally beautiful hikes are available for those who do not climb the Kebnekaise. We time our ascents so we reach our chosen summits at the end of the afternoon, when the endless views are bathed in the magnificent orange light of the never-setting sun. We all meet up again at our bivouac site, on the shores of an exquisite lake, tired but happy!