Join us on a guided hiking tour in an area that many mountain hikers classify as one of Sweden’s most beautiful places. Hike to Aktse, an old mountain settlement and the gate to Sarek National Park and, trek up to the top of mount Skierfe with its steep cliff ledge and enjoy the epic view over Sweden’s most grand delta landscape.
Tourist brochures and equipment catalogs often show images of Skierfe and the majestic delta landscape, but also the so often photographed view of the mouth of the Rapadalen valley that leads right into the heart of Sarek National Park. Although these are well known areas, we probably won’t encounter many other hikers.
This is a hike for those who want to visit perhaps the most famous place in the Swedish mountains and it’s also suitable for those who have never done mountain hiking before. We hike in a small group and spend the nights in tents, which means that we do not have to share space with others in any crowded cabin and gives us more freedom to choose places for our night camps.
The aim of the hike is, of course, that we should get to the summit of Skierfe and to view the beautiful river delta but, also to live in nature and enjoy all that our Swedish mountains has to offer.
The tour starts and ends in Jokkmokk» How to get here
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Experienced nature guide (English and Swedish speaking)
2 nights at Åsgård Hostel, part in double room
3 nights in tents
All meals from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 6
Outdoor equipment: tent, cooking gear and camping stove
Safety equipment: satellite phone and first aid kit (the guide has a Wilderness First aid or First responder education)
Car transport with minibus to and from Jokkmokk and the starting point for the hike
(If you have your own car and don’t want to share minibus with others then you can of course drive yourself behind us.)
Travel to and from Jokkmokk
Travel and cancellation insurance
● Rental of sleeping bag and inflatable sleeping mat, 380 SEK/set
● Single room supplement at Åsgård Hostel the first and last night, 320 SEK/pers
Day 1 - Welcome to Jokkmokk!
We all meet up, guide and participants, at Åsgård Hostel at 4PM and go through the upcoming program, take a look at your backpacks and packing, and divides the common equipment such as tents and cooking gear. Afterwards we will be served dinner at the hostel and we get some time to get to know each other better.
Day 2 - Towards the mountains
* If you have your own car and don’t want to ride in the minibus with others, you can of course drive yourself to the starting place.
Day 3 - Aktse and up on the bare mountain
Depending on where we can find water and the current weather situation we decide where we will set our camp for the night. It may be that we stop right above the tree line, but it may also be that we hike on towards Skierfe before we camp.
Skierfe is one of the more spectacular mountains in the Swedish mountain range. If the weather forecast for the next day doesn’t look promising, we may trek up to the summit already in the evening on day 2 but, if it’s promised stable and good weather, we would rather save the summit for the next day. We travel in an area where the forces of nature can be strong, and instead of fighting against nature, we are part of it.
From Skierfe you can usually scout for grazing moose down in the delta of the Rapadalen valley. In the west you will see Sarek National Park’s snow-capped high mountains and deep green valleys and if the weather is good we take the opportunity to just sit for a while and enjoy the mountains and the panoramic view.
Day 4 - The summit of Skierfe
Day 5 - The last day of our hike
We hike down to our starting point, the bridge by the river Sitoälven. The last part is very easy to walk.
We load everything in the car and drive down to Jokkmokk and check in at Åsgård Hostel. After taking a needed shower and change to clean clothes, we meet again and enjoy a tasty dinner together.
Day 6 - Departure day
Recommended minimum is 15 years in company of an adult.
You should be able to walk in uneven terrain with a backpack without problems and be in general good physical shape. Walking level is medium but remember that you must be able to carry a backpack of 18-25 kg.
We meet at Åsgård Hostel (Jokkmokks Vandrarhem) at 4 PM on day 1, arrival day.
Adress: Åsgatan 20, 962 31 Jokkmokk, SWEDEN
30 June – 5 July 2020
17 – 22 August 2020
7 – 12 September 2020, Guaranteed to run. Book now!
Other dates on request
Group size: Minimum 2 max 8 participants
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