Explore the largest and purest mountain wilderness in Europe, just above the polar circle. Enjoy the unspoiled winter wonderland of the extreme north, and the company of up to five enthousiastic travellers. You will learn how to be comfortable in what seems to be an extremely harsh environment.
We will move around by cross-country skis, using a pulka (sledge) for carrying the gear. In moderate wind we use a snowkite, of which the basics can be learned quickly. It’s a wilderness adventure, so we will camp in the wild. There are some huts available to be used for refuge if necessary. Temperatures vary from -5 to -25 Celsius. Occasionally there are strong winds and heavy snowfall with limited sight.
Shortly after our arrival in Suorva we will climb the Kebnekaise and go down on skis if conditions allow. We will get the pulka that was left beneath, and go southwest to Akkajaure. Broad valleys and silent lakes and rivers lead us into the Sareks Mountainrange. The finish of our trip is marked by the small town of Kvikkjokk. By then we have covered a distance of 200 kilometers.
Activities : cross – country skiing, snowkiting (no experience necessary)
Requirements : moderate outdoor experience, capable of walking six hours a day in rolling terrain
Degree of difficulty : 3 on a scale from 1 to 5
Time span : 10 days, of which 8 days in the outdoors
Dates : 1-10 April / 12-22 April / 24 April to 4 May
Size of the group : up to five participants, private guiding by request
Price : depending on the amount of participants. All-inclusive by standard
Visa and permits
Two-way tickets Stockholm – Suorva
Food and supplies
sleeping bag (-30), inner liner, bivouac-sac and matress
cross country – telemark skis, poles and boots
headlamp, GPS, compass
Personal extreme sports insurance
Non-outdoor food and drinks
Outdoor clothes and snow goggles