Sarek in winter

Location: Lapland, Sweden

About

Sarek National Park is an area that has not been adapted for tourism. There are no overnight cabins or toilets and only a few bridges. Here we stay on the conditions of nature. This journey is at the beginning of March.

Sarek is a demanding and weather-exposed area that is not risk-free to ski in. Together with me as your guide, you get an opportunity to test yourself and develop your knowledge for 9 days while we travel through what is called Europe’s last wilderness.

Preparation and packing

This trip demands a lot of both you and your equipment. You will receive help and advice on what potentially needs to be bought, rented or borrowed through FaceTime, mail and cellphone – contact me with what you lack and we will take a look at it. Exercise with a 20-25 kg backpack at home well in advance for a good experience. Before departure, we ensure everything is controlled and optimised so that you get a good and safe experience. 

Food and accommodation

On a typical day, we eat breakfast together and prepare for the day to come before we hike further. If weather allow it we have a longer break in the middle of the day and enjoy our lunch outside. As it is not possible to stock up during the journey, we have everything with us from the beginning and carry it with us throughout the journey.

We prefer different kinds of snacks and need different amounts of it. Bring what you know works for you when you are outdoors and bring a little more than you think with you.

During our adventure in Sarek, we will sleep in good tents that can withstand strong winds. You need a good winter sleeping bag and a matching sleeping pad.

On the last day we arrive at Saltoluokta mountain station where you can choose to sleep indoors (pre-book) or enjoy one last night in a tent before departure. I will sleep indoors, use the sauna and enjoy a 3 course menu during the evening and I hope you would like to join!

Gear needed

A detailed equipment list for you to consider will be sent to you upon contact. This equipment list is meant to help you compile your personal gear. Most items are required. Please consider each item carefully and be sure you understand the function of each piece of equipment before you substitute or delete items. Don’t cut corners on the quality of your gear.

Adventure itinerary

Day 1 – Coming soon!

Important

Early March 2021
Days of skiing: 9
15 000 SEK/p.p
(a minimum of 2 people required)

Get there

Bus 93 from Gällivare to Ritsem and then Kebnats (Saltoluokta) to Gällivare on our way home.

Language

Primarily in Swedish but can also be held in English.

Allergies/Medical

Please let me know if you have any allergies or medical needs when booking.

Insurance

I recommend that you check your insurance so that it applies to this type of activity.

Includes

  • Experienced guide with local knowledge
  • Tips and tricks along the way
  • Educational lessons along the way
  • Three course menu and breakfast at delicious STF Saltoluokta restaurant
  • A deeper understanding about my “Art of Walking” mindset, which you can read about under the blog section
  • Satellite phone for weather and alarms (guide)
  • First aid kit (guide)
  • All images taken by me
  • I.O logo patch

Excludes

  • Travel to Ritsem & home from Saltoluokta
  • Accommodation at Saltoluokta
  • Personal travel & medical insurance
  • Food and snacks
  • Alcohol and other drinks
  • Personal spending – souvenirs etc

Reservations

We may need to adapt the route and program to current weather conditions and water levels.