The more relaxed and comfortable ski adventure
Ski along the eastern border to Sarek National Park following the famous Kungsleden trail in winter. We travel with light daypacks through snow-covered virgin forest and across wide-open alpine landscape. Our luggage, food and equipment are transported between the huts by our support team. In the evening we cook tasty dinners and enjoy the luxury of wood heated saunas. In the mountains there are no light pollution and on a clear evening we have great chances to enjoy the northern light dancing across the sky.
The 425 km long King’s trail is the longest trail in Sweden and can be travelled both during winter and summer. Along most of the trail you’ll find self-serviced mountain huts and mountain lodges where you can enjoy the warmth after a chilly day in the mountains. We start our ski tour in Aktse and continue north finishing in Saltoluokta mountain lodge, well known for its three-course dinner in the restaurant.
Our idea with this tour is to experience the mountains in a more comfortable way. We ski with light day packs, eat tasty food and enjoy wood-heated sauna
This tour is for you
… who want to experience the arctic winter in the mountains without carrying a heavy backpack. For safety reason, you’ll have to carry about 5 kg including some safety gear. To ski Kungsleden in winter you’ll don’t need any earlier mountain experience but you should be comfortable with cross-country skiing. Recommended age from 16 years old. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability or experience level.
The plan is to:
- Ski from hut-hut with a light backpack
- Look for the northern light
- Get spectacular views of Sarek National Park
- Enjoy a mountain SPA with wood-heated saunas
- Eat well and enjoy local specialities
Book and pay your tour online
Book by filling in this booking form online. We will manually review your booking to make sure that the tour will suite you and that we still have availability. If everything looks okay we will send you a confirmation by email within shortest possible time. You will be charged a 20% deposit at time of booking and the rest 30 days before your tour starts. You can choose to pay with credit card or bank transfer.
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NOTE: SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY DURING THE CORONA PANDEMIC
The Corona pandemic has forced us all to rethink and adapt. At Laponia Adventures we want you to feel safe when booking and traveling with us. If any rules, laws or recommendations prevent you from traveling to our destination, you can cancel your tour or activity up to two weeks before it starts and receive a full refund. In order to follow the recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Authorities allowing only a maximum of 8 people at gatherings, the maximum number of participants on our tours has currently been set to 8 persons, including guides. This may change to our usual maximum number of 12 guests if the situation improves and the recommendations ease.
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Food and accommodations
The first night we stay in a guesthouse in the center of Jokkmokk where you’ll share a room with other participants from the team. The house, built almost 100 years ago, was owned by the state forestry company, being the home of the local forester. And still today it feels like coming home when entering the front door. Caisa, who runs the place will cook dinner for us in the evening and prepare the breakfast in the morning. On this tour you will get the chance to try local specialtiessuch as reindeer, moose and fish from the mountains. Please let us know when making your reservation if you prefer vegetarian or vegan food or if you have any allergies.
In the mountains
When we ski Kungsleden in winter we’ll stay three nights in cozy cabins surrounded by high peaks and great lakes. Our support team will make sure your luggage gets from one hut to another and that the hut is warm when you arrive. You’ll share a room, or cabin, with other participants from the group and access to electricity and cellphone coverage will be very limited. Outhouses will be found not far away from the huts and during the days nature offers cool toilet spots, often with scenic mountain views. There is no running water in the cabin but you will have access to both warm and cold water. In Aktse, where we stay for two night you will have access to a wood-heated sauna to enjoy your own mountain SPA.
Food is a large part of experiencing Kungsleden in winter and we want to eat good and feel well. As long as weather permits we will have a longer break during the day to enjoy lunch prepared by our support team. In the evening we’ll cook tasty dinners together using local specialities such as moose and reindeer. We finish the week at the restaurant in Saltoluokta mountain lodge, well-known for its generous three-course dinner. But before we have dinner, we take a well-needed shower and enjoy a hot sauna. This is also the place where we stay for the night in warm rooms with nice beds.
What is a supported ski tour?
On this tour we will be accompanied by a support team that transport the luggage, food and equipment from hut to hut. When skiing you will be carrying a daypack with some warm clothes and safety equipment.
Stay warm and happy
During this ski tour along Kungsleden in winter we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and -10 degrees during the day but also +5 degrees with wet snow and strong winds. Night temperatures often drop down to -30. Our packing list helps you to decide what to bring to stay warm and happy on the tour.
Small groups and authentic experience
We want you to have the best experience possible on this ski tour along Kungsleden in winter. Therefore, we travel in small groups of maximum 12 guests in total. All our guides live in the area and have good knowledge of the culture and history in Laponia. They are all certified guides trained in wilderness first aid or live up to the same standard or higher.
Many of our guests travel on their own and don’t know anyone else in the group when arriving Jokkmokk. It is a great opportunity to find new outdoor friends. Solo travelers are of course welcome to book the tour, but we will need a minimum of four guests in total to run the tour.
Travel here by night train leaving from Stockholm in the evening and arriving Jokkmokk the next morning. This is not only the best option for the planet, it is also a cool experience. Book your own private cabin or just a single bed in a cabin with 3 or 6-beds. In the morning you get off the train in Murjek where you board bus 43 for a last hour of traveling before arriving Jokkmokk. There is a bus stop (named Åsgatan) only a few hundred meters from the guesthouse where you will be staying.
You can purchase both the train and the bus ticket online at sj.se. Simply enter Stockholm Central to Jokkmokk busstation and it will give you the options. We will meet you at Jokkmokk Guesthouse at 12.00 on day 1. If you prefer you can fly from Stockholm to Luleå Airport from where we can organize a pick you up at 9.00 on day 1. The drive to Jokkmokk takes about 2,5 hours. We can also pick you up at any hotel in the center of Luleå if you prefer. See Add-ons for more info. We will be back in Jokkmokk around 11 on day 6. Book your ticket home from Jokkmokk bus station or add transfer to Luleå on your reservation. You can book flights from Luleå from 15.00 on day 6.
However you choose to travel here, flexible tickets are recommended. Even if we have planned with an extra day during our week in the mountains, conditions can delay our return to Jokkmokk. We also recommend you to have a valid travel insurance and check passport and VISA rules for traveling to Sweden.
Included meals marked each day with B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner
DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (D)
Arrive Jokkmokk during the morning and have a walk around town. We will meet you around 14.00 for an arctic taste show in Jokkmokk. Then you will get some time to relax and prepare your luggage. In the evening we have dinner together and you have a change to get to know your guide and the other participants in the group. We’ll also hand give you information about skiing Kungsleden in winter.
DAY 2 JOKKMOKK – AKTSE (B,L,D)
After breakfast we pack the minibus and head west to Seitevare from here we’ll continue in sledges behind snowmobiles. We will be dropped off up in the mountains and continue on skis with light backpacks. In the evening we will arrive to the hut and have dinner together hoping for a glimpse of the northern light.
Distance on skis: 16 km, elevation gain/loss: +50 m, estimated time out skiing: 5-6h
DAY 3 SAREK NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)
We discover Sarek National Park during the day and in the afternoon you will have time for a mountain SPA with wood-heated sauna.
DAY 4 AKTSE – SITOJAURE (B,L,D)
With skins under the skis we climb the steep hill behind the cabin and soon get rewarded by great views from the open tundra. The downhill on the other side gives us some easy kilometers before skiing the last stretch to the hut across lake Sitojaure.
Distance on skis: 13 km, elevation gain/loss: +400/-300, estimated time out skiing: 6h
DAY 5 SITOJAURE – SALTOLUOKTA (B,L,D)
On our last full day in the mountain we ski above the tree line across the mountain following the U-shaped valley Ávtsusjvágge. This is the border between the older bedrock grinded for over billions of years and the newer mountain range created only 400 million years ago. A last downhill takes us down to Saltoluokta mountain lodge where we enjoy a hot sauna and a three-course-dinner in the restaurant.
Distance on skis: 20 km, elevation gain/loss: +100/-400, estimated time out skiing: 7-8h
DAY 6 DEPARTURE SALTOLUOKTA (B)
After finishing the organic breakfast in the restaurant at Saltoluokta mountain lodge it is time to leave the mountains and head back to Jokkmokk. It is time to say good-bye and start your travel home.
The price includes:
- Local English and Swedish speaking guides
- Accommodation 5 nights
- All activities in the program
- Full board with all meals
- All safety and skiing equipment
- Round trip transportation from Jokkmokk
- Transportation of luggage between huts
- Pick-up in Luleå: SEK 1000/person
- Drop-off in Luleå: SEK 1000/person
- Single/double room supplement first and last night: SEK 950/person
- Beverage at restaurants
We may need to adjust the route and the itinerary according to the conditions for the local reindeer herders, as well as current weather and snow conditions.
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