Laponia trekking expedition
Season 25 June – 25 September 2015
Trekking tour in the 3 National parks Sarek, Padjelanta and Stora Sjöfallet
Laponia Area – 7 days wilderness tour
Most people think about the Laponia national park as total wilderness. Here are nearly no paths except tracks made of bear, elk and reindeer. Sami people’s presence for thousands of years, has left nearly no evident marks in the landscape. The loss of trails and paths, makes Sarek a real challenge even for the advanced hiker. As there are no cabins in the area our accommodation will be in tents. In this area weather sets the standard for what you can do. And we rely on our knowledgeable guides to decide what is possible. In that way every day will be a new experience. Rugged mountain peaks or birch forests, with vegetation as thick as a tropical rain forest, weather will decide. In the program there is one spare day to do something spectacular, if the weather allows us. Sarek national park is known for it’s dense population of big mammals such as elks, brown bear, wolverine and lynx. And the bird life is rich enough to ensure that you will spot some rare species. We will start walking with back-pack that will be around 50 lbs (25 kg) heavy, and we will walk in rugged terrain with a lot of up- and down hills. So this is an expedition for the advanced hiker. As this really is more like an expedition, guests shall be prepared to participate in setting up camps and cooking as well as helping the group in the way they are able to.
Day 1. Arrival to Luleå. Check in in middlecalss hotel. Afternoon free for own activities. Briefing with your guides from CreActive Adventure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 2. Breakfast at hotel and early departure for transfer in minbus to Ritsem (4h). Boattransfer over Akkajaure to Nationalpark. Start of hiking tour of 19 kilometres. Overnight and dinner in the Akkajaure cabins. Possibillites to short walkabouts in the surroundings in the midnight sun.
Day 3. We follow Voujatätno (river) to Kisuris, trekking of 14 km. On our right hand side we hav the mighty mountain Akka. (1880 metres above sea level). Beautiful views and scenarios surrounding us. Overnight in the kisuris cabin or in tent. Depending on weather situation. Wilderness dinner and overnight in sleepinbag.
Day 4. Wilderness breakfast. We keep on our trekking tour to cross the big and beautiful plateau in this national park . Tis is one of the best places to experience wildlife such as mountain fox and wolverine. On our way south we will se sulitelma in the west. The great glacier on the border to Norway.. 20 km in total before we reach the Kutjaure cabins where we make our overnight.
Day 5. Wilderness breakfast. On our last day on the mountain. We make about 25 kms to Vaisaluokta, lunch en route. Tour to the peaks in the area. Overnight in the cabins or tent.
Day 6. We reach our final destination In late afternoon. Lunch and snacks in route. At early evening we do a transfer to Jokkmokk. Overnight in hotel/ camping.
Day 7. Breakfast in hotel/ camping.and transfer back t Luleå
Price: 19 950 SEK / Person (4 – 8 guests)
Included: Guide, transfers, accommodation and meals from breakfast day 1 to lunch day 7.
Not included: Personal equipment such as sleeping bag and back-pack. Waterproof clothing etc. Alcoholic beverage
Group size: 6 -12 persons