Explore the remarkable and ever-changing landscapes of Swedish Lapland on an incredible winter snowshoe expedition.
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Your journey will take you along the “Kings Trail,” as you experience the unique home of the Sami people and explore expansive landscapes of birch forests, stunning glaciers, mighty rivers and the highest mountains in Sweden.
Your adventure will begin in Abisko National Park, famous for being one of the best places on earth to view the incredible Northern Lights.
Take the opportunity to be an Arctic explorer, as you will be self-supported, carry all your kit, chop wood, light fires, cook food and fetch water from remote wells.
On arrival in Abisko, you'll meet your Swedish Mountain Guide who will provide you with a full briefing of your adventure that lies ahead. Time permitting, we may have the opportunity for an optional trip to the Abisko Sky station to view the Aurora.
Once issued with your snowshoes, we will head out to explore the Abisko National Park before enjoying an exciting 35km transfer by snowmobiles to the high mountains and your cabins at Lake Alesjaure. This evening, your lodging will be in mountain dorms with either gas or wood fire heating, and there’s the chance to enjoy a sauna as you relax in the Swedish highlands.
Get ready to start your King’s Trail challenge! You'll trek along the frozen Alesätno River with steep mountain walls rising more than 1000 meters. The valley will narrow as you start the climb up towards the Tjäktja mountain cabin through awe-inspiring landscapes.
Your climb continues as you cross over the Tjäktjapass at 1140 metres. The Tjäktjavagge valley opens up below with incredible views across the Arctic landscape. You'll then descend to the STF cabins at Sälka, with another chance to have a mountain sauna in the evening!
Today you will trek through arctic landscapes covering 13 kms of mountain valleys which lead up to incredible glaciers. This will be your final night of lodging in mountain dorms with either gas or wood fire heating.
Your final day in snowshoes will take you to Kebnekaise Mountain station, at the base of the highest mountain in Sweden. You'll experience astounding arctic views throughout your 14km trek - the perfect way to complete your arctic adventure. You'll be able to take a well-deserved sauna and shower before a celebration dinner at the restaurant!
You'll enjoy a snowmobile transfer through 19km of the frozen Valley of Ladtjovagge to the trailhead at Nikkaluokta before transferring to Kiruna Airport to catch your flight home.