SKITOUR IN SWEDISH LAPLAND -
FACTS AND ITINERARY
The day trips on the route are about 20 km in length. The trail is not very difficult. It is easily possible to ski from the start to the finish with a good basic health and fitness condition. Weather conditions can change quickly in mountains from easy to demanding. Equipment list will be sent to all participants before the tour. Each participant have their own lunch package and snack foods and drinks in their backpacks or pulkas. Lunch packages will be delivered before the trip. Breakfast and dinner is served every day at the accommodation place.
Swedish Lapland skiing tour is a great way to meet other like-minded people and spend a holiday full of experiences in a beautiful landscape in massive mountain area in Lapland. Take your dog with you to this unforgettable ski tour!
Place: Kungsleden, Sweden
Guaranteed departure: 6.-13.4.2021
Duration: 7 nights, 5 skiing days
Number of participants: Min 4, max 8 persons
Price: 1670 €/person
Meals: Full board. Breakfast, lunch package and dinner are included in the price.
Accommodation: In tents or mountain lodges. Accommodation in lodges by additional cost. You can make your decision about accommodation also during the trip. Accommodation in hut costs 40 €/night.
Price includes: Guidance, transport from the center of Gällivare to Saltoluokta and back, the above-mentioned meals on the tour
Price doesn’t include flights.
Equipment: Participants have their own skiing wear, windproof winter clothing, warm underwear, socks and thermal layer according to cold weather. Winter clothes can be rented from Hikes'n Trails. Please ask the whole list of equipment after booking.
Equipment included in the price: Tent, mattress, winter sleeping bag
By an additional cost: Accommodation in huts, mountain skis, boots and bindings, 60 €/trip, backpack 10 €/trip, sled 30 €/trip, parka and pants 30 €/trip.
Supplements: Transport from Oulu Airport. Extra night in hotel in Oulu. Oulu is one of the biggest cities in Northern Europe and Oulu Airport have diverse connections to most European airports.
Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card
Tour level: Intermediate. Participants are required to have a good basic fitness. We carry about 15 kg backpack and/or drag about 15 kg sledge in partly steep hills approx. 5-10 hours a day. Previous cross-country skiing experience is obligatory
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish
Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for skiing and other outdoor activities in Finland and in arctic weather conditions.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
Swedish mountains are something special! They are made for a long ski-touring holidays. Long climbs and peaceful slides down to the lakes are unique experiences.
Sometimes you have to keep you focus on skiing. During this tour you can cocentrate on skiing and views around you and forget everything else.
COSY HUTS AND
Swedish huts are in fact more than cosy! Here you feel yourself very welcome and enjoy good food in warm and nice huts.
It is not simple sunshine every day on this tour. Sometimes you have to collect all your strengths to get on the top of the mountain. But every drop of your sweat is worth of pushing!
Meeting at 7 am at the Gällivare bus station in Northern Sweden. Transfer with a bus and arrival to Saltoluokta at about 2 pm. After about 3 km skiing from a bus stop to Saltoluokta mountain station we accommodate in tent or rooms in our own sleeping bags. Dinner is served in the restaurant. You can find a little grocery, outdoor store, shop, sauna, restaurant and a kitchen in the station. Dinner and sauna available. Welcome to your Arctic holiday!
Saltoluokta - Sitojaure
We wake up in the morning, pack up, enjoy a rich and varied breakfast and start the first day of skiing to Sitojaure hut. Hike begins with a quite steep hill and after three kilometers skiing we`ll reach the mountain top. The journey continues in a stunning Swedish mountain scenery. After few hours we arrive at the small Sitojaure fell hut. Camping and dinner. Equipment maintenance and accommodation in tents or bunk beds.
Distance 19 km in about 7 hours. The difference in altitude 390m - 630m.
Sitojaure - Aktse
After breakfast, we head over Kaskajaure and descend high up to the mountain. We'll enjoy the breathtaking scenery again during the skiing tour and continue to ancient forests and the varying terrain to Aktse mountain hut. Dinner, equipment maintenance and accommodation in tents or in the hut.
Distance 10 km in about 5 hours. The difference in altitude 630 - 500m
Aktse, landscape skiing day
After a good breakfast we make nice packed lunch and head to a calm trip to the picturesque landscape. We´ll get high on the mountain and to watch the stunning views of Sarek and Rapadalen. We eat lunch and enjoy a hot drink in the mountains, take pictures and descend to Aktse hut for a dinner. Accommodation in hut or in the tent.
Distance about 10 km in about 7 hours. The difference in altitude from 500 to 650m
Aktse - Pårte
After a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast in the morning we wear the ski boots on and start our longest day of the trip from the Lake Laitaure ice. After leaving the ice we start climbing few kilometers up to the fell. Landscapes pays the price of climbing! The last kilometers to Pårte hut will be easier to ski in the massive pine forest. Dinner, equipment maintenance and accommodation in a tent or hut.
Distance about 22 km in about 10 hours, the difference in altitude 500 - 500m
Pårte - Kvikkjokk
Our last but not the least skiing day begins again after a good breakfast and lead us to the old-growth forest across the mountains and towards the end position Kvikkjokk. After gently descend we arrive to the magnificent and historically valuable Kvikkjokk mountain station. After our long distance skiing trip it is wonderful to enjoy a rich selection of services, to wash up and have a tasty dinner in the restaurant and go over the highlights of our tour together around the dinner table.
Distance about of 17 km in about 8 hours in altitude 500 - 320m
Travel by bus to Gällivare begins very early after breakfast in the restaurant and we are driving safely to the center of Gällivare where we say goodbye and the group will continue to home. We hope to see you soon again!
We reserve all the rights to change the order of the activities or the content of the program if necessary due to the weather or other conditions!