Hiking in Lapland
Hiking in Lapland
Hiking in Padjelanta, Sarek with guide
We fly by helicopter into a scenery mountain area. The trip’s route combines hiking with life in the wilderness, in untouched areas with detours to a mountain cabin where we can get food supplies needed for the rest of the trip. This way we only have to carry supplies for 3-4 days at a time. Time is spent with everything coming with the life in the wilderness, and the mutual experiences create strong friendships.
High-peak adventures are not only for experts, by using our expedition equipment and a experienced guide most people are able join us. The guide shows how to move in the wilderness, and along the way we gather and capture some of our own food, gaining insight to which plants that are edible. The weight in the backpack is reduced by using the fresh ingredients given to us by nature - creating delicious campfire meals and connecting us closer to nature.
The Arctic fauna and animal life includes lynx, eagle, Arctic fox, moose and reindeer. Especially the lynx is rare and very shy of humans, but do bring a good zoom for your camera. We aim to make our primitive days in the wild as comfortable as possible. We cook over an open fire and spend the nights in expedition tents.
Hiking in Lapland - price
Hiking on your own - helicopter transfer - 4.500 DKK.
Guided hiking trips - helicopter - food - overnights - expedition equipment - Price 9.950 DKK.
Guided hiking tour. 8. August – 15. August 2013.
Guided hiking tour. 17. August - 24. August 2013.
Assistance with flight plans and equipment.
No experience of the wilderness is needed but you do need to be in normal, good shape for the trip. Subject to changes in the programme – force majeure. The trip is made on the terms of the wilderness and as comfortable and flexible as possible. We are known for autentic wilderness trips and expeditions.
We aim to make our primitive days in the wild as comfortable as possible. We stay the night in expedition tents and the last night in a cabin with sauna.
The food in the wilderness is included. We cook together in the open using dried ingredients that we brought with us and which we supplement with gathered berries, herbs and mushrooms as well as fresh fish.
The weather in the areas Padjelanta - Sarek - Kebnekaise in Lapland can vary a lot. Although the weather is usually lovely in summer it is not unusual for it to change from heat wave to cold and wet weather in just a matter of hours. It is important to bring clothes for any occasion. You should also bring a pair of hiking boots and it is best that you break them in before the trip. Please do not bring too much, your personal equipment should fit into a 35-40 litre backpack. Instead bring some soap to wash socks and t-shirts from day to day. When signing up we send the information pack with advice for the wilderness and a list of equipment for the trip. We recommend that you read this material thoroughly.
Your other luggage can be stored while we are gone. If you wish, you can bring a smaller backpack/bag to keep it in. Note that we cannot take responsibility for your luggage.
Personal expenses, money and currency:
You must cover meals and other personal expenses on the return trip to Lapland. Do not expect to be able to use credit cards but instead bring cash in Swedish currency.
You must take out insurance that cover hiking in Lapland. Your insurance must include rescue by helicopter.
- 2 Helicopter transfers
- Experienced guide
- Expedition equipment
- 6 nights in the wilderness
- All meals in the wilderness
- 1 night in a cabin and sauna on the last day
- Information pack with advice for the wilderness and a list of equipment for the trip
- VAT, special scheme for travel agencies
- Product liability insurance
- Return trip to Lapland, we happily help with booking
- Travel insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- Catering in addition to the above
- Personal expenses
- All that was not described under “included”
Hiking in Lapland
Day 1. Travel to Lapland
We recommend going by train, through the Swedish wilderness all the way to Lapland. Flights are also avalible.
Day 2. By helicopter into the wilderness
The group gathers. We go through our personal equipment for the trip and then travel by helicopter into the mountain world. Together we set up camp and stay the night in expedition tents. We cook the ingredients over an open fire under the Arctic sky, and in rivers we have the finest drinking water.
Day 3. Trekking in the mountains, fishing, reindeer antlers
In the grand nature we stay around the campsite for the first part of the day and fish, go hiking or relax. After lunch we pack up camp together and hike approximately 7 km down the creek. The valley is green and rich in various vegetation and the creek makes several beautiful waterfalls.
Day 4. Hiking and plants we can eat
We continue approximately 7 km down the creek with breaks to enjoy the nature and the company. In the evening we fish for arctic char or go on photo-safari. Back at the campfire we enjoy a hot cup, and we will marinate the fish for next day’s lunch. Being in the Arctic part of the Samick wilderness is a huge experience. After a few days you forget the everyday life back home and a new day presents itself by being in the wilderness on its terms.
Day 5. Hiking, photosafari and picking berries
During the day’s approximately 7 km long hike down to the river we pass a mountain cabin where the helicopter has left supplies for us. Here in the country of the midnight sun, the moose and other animals are coming down to the river, where we go on photo-safari or fish.
Day 6-7. Hiking, fishing and campfire evenings
We enjoy the amazing view while we hike along the river. We have plenty of time for relaxing and late in the day we set up camp and cook campfire meals. When we have finished eating the wilderness calls again and it is one’s free choice to go on photo-safari or fishing. When we return to the campsite we enjoy ourselves by the campfire with something warm to drink.
Day 8. Back to civilization
We hike the last 6 km on a hiking trail to the lake where the helicopter brings us back. After a well-deserved bath with a hot sauna we finish the trip with a delicious meal and a good night’s sleep in a cabin.
Day 9-10-11. Travel back home on Laplandspilen
Next morning you bring home the wilderness experience and the reindeer antlers you may have found.