About this tour
The "untouched" nature
Sarek and Padjelanta National Park, are the dreamed place for trekking lovers. The parks are worldwide renowned thanks to their impressive and unique mountain landscape, fauna and flora. As much as the Sami communities living there and gathering their reindeer herds that graze during summer. The winter leave the place isolated and mystical. This sharp seasonal change of this region offer the enthusiasts an unforgettable spectacle all year round.
The totally wild Unesco site is very protected and is one of the only area in Europe still entirely virgin now a days, covered by mountains, valleys and lakes. The mountain range is ideal for trekking flora observation and wild life spotting. If you are looking to hike for days and overcome yourself in a beautiful adventure then pick up the challenge and go for a complete autonomy trekking throughout the three national parks neighboring each other: Sarek, Padjelanta and Stora Sjöfallet. There you will see herds of reindeers belonging to the Sami people. If you are lucky, you might see an elk and why not a wolverine or even an eagle.
The best way to explore this region
You will be taken care of from Gällivare train/bus station situated above the polar circle, in the Swedish Lapland.
We will meet at the morning to get geared up before beginning to beat the track for the next seven days of trekking from Kvikkjokk to Ritsem.
After a bus ride from Gällivare to Kvikkjokk we enter the Sarek National Park. We'll take the helicopter from there, which will fly over Pärlälvens Fjällurskog valley, and drop us off at Tarraluopal, where we'll start to hike.
The next days, we will trek mostly off track (depending on the climate) and explore valleys, mountain tops or summer frozen lakes. We will sleep in tent in the wilderness with only wildlife as neighbours, cook quality lyophilised food and make fire, though only possible at the end of the trip, where there are forests.
The trek will finish at the bottom of Áhkká one the highest mountain top of the Sarek and one of the tens highest of Sweden. We will cross the stunning Akkajaure river by boat to reach Ritsem from where we'll take the bus back to Gallivare. Once back to civilisation, we'll unpack our backpacks and say goodbye to each other.
What do I need?
- Your travel insurance
- Your transport to and from Gällivare
- Airport transfer
- Alcoholic drinks
- Your extra night at Gällivare
Good to know
Activities on this tour:
- Self-sufficiency hiking
- Helicopter dropping
- Discovery of the mount Áhkká
- Compass orientation
- Observation of the local flora and fauna
What is included in the price?
- All transportations from Gallivare
- All meals
- Helicopter dropping
- All needed gears
- Your personal guide