What if trees could speak…
Hike in Muddus and enjoy the deep canyons and the spectacular waterfalls that cuts through an old pine forests. Muddus national park, part of the UNESCO world heritage site Laponia, is considered one of the most silent places in Sweden. Lichens hanging from the trees witness of pure and clean air but is also food for the reindeers that stays in the forest both winter and summer. Our weekend hike in Muddus takes us across great wetlands and along trails through the national park that is home to both bears, moose and great birds like ptarmigans and wood-grouse.
People have lived in the area for thousands of years. Still today, the great forests in Muddus is an important grazing area for the reindeers from several different Sami communities. Along the hike in Muddus we’ll look for traces of human activity such as hunting pit system and old overgrown hearths. We stay in huts or tents along the trail, cook food over open fire and eat berries directly from the bushes.
Our weekend hike in Muddus takes us across great wetlands and along trails through the national park that is home to both bears, moose and great birds like ptarmigans and wood-grouse.
This hike is for you who…
…wants to get out of town for the weekend and would like to experience the ancient forest in Muddus national park. To hike in Muddus you must be able to hike 7-15 kilometers per day and carry a backpack of around 10 kg. Recommended age 16-70 years old. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability or experience level.
Food and accommodations
Laponia Adventures put a lot of effort into preparing the menus for our tours. A typical day starts with a Swedish breakfast in the huts and in the evening we cook dinner together. Our dinners are inspired by local food from the Sami culture as well as more general Swedish food. As long as weather permits we will have a longer break during the day to eat a lighter lunch and re-energize. On this weekend hike you will get the chance to collect berries directly from the bushes and cook food over an open fire.
On our hike in Muddus national park we stay two night in forest huts without electricity or running water. In the huts we all help with the daily duties such as carrying water or cooking dinner. The third night will be staying in tents transported in by our support team. We will provide you with inflatable mats and sleeping bags that keep you warm all night. By the huts, and on some places along the trail, there are outhouses available.
Guides and support
We work with local guides who 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. In the beginning of the tour our support team will drive us out to Muddus national park and in the end they will pick us up.
Here you’ll find our Terms and conditions
Included meals marked each day with B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner
DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK – MUTTOSAGGAHTJALDAK (L,D)
We’ll meet you in Jokkmokk at 10.30 to brief you on the upcoming tour and have lunch together before we start our hike in Muddus national park. The hike today takes us through an old pine forest to Muttosaggahtjaldak and a forest hut not far away from a powerful waterfall that dives down into the canyon. We have dinner together by the hut and hopefully have berries directly from the forest as dessert.
Hiking distance: about 7 km, elevation gain/loss: +150/-50m, estimated time out hiking 3h
We can arrange transfer from the airports in Luleå. Pick-up at 8.00.
DAY 2 MUTTOSAGGAHTJALDAK – MUTTOSLUOPPAL (B,L,D)
We start the day with a Swedish breakfast. In the morning we explore the hunting pit system not far away from the hut before continuing to Muttosluoppal where we spend the second night in Muddus national park. The trail takes us through an open forest and across Luobbalaáhpe, a wetland with a rich birdlife during the summer. Close to Muttosluoppas there is a bird observation tower from where you can look out over the wetland and forest around us.
Hiking distance: 9km + optional day hike, elevation gain/loss: +50/-20 m, estimated time out hiking: 4h + day hike
DAY 3 MUTTOSLUOPPAL – NAMMAVÁRRE (B,L,D)
We wake up early in the morning and climb the bird watching tower to see how the forest and the mire slowly wake up around us. The trail takes us along to another small hut in the forest where we have lunch around the fire before continuing to Nammavárre, our home for the night. We will be staying in tents close to a small cabin by a small lake. We cook dinner over the fire and enjoy our last evening in Muddus National park.
Hiking distance 14 km, elevation gain/loss: +100/-75 m, estimated time out hiking: 6h
DAY 4 NAMMAVÁRRE – JOKKMOKK (B,L,D)
We have a relaxed morning exploring the area around Nammavárre. Depending on what the group wants we make a day hike in the area or just relax by the beautiful lake by the hut. After lunch we hike the last kilometer out to the road and head back to Jokkmokk. There will be time to take a shower and to visit Ajtée – the mountain and Sami museum in Jokkmokk before we have dinner together. For those who would like to take the train back already tonight we drive you to Murjek to catch the late night train. For those of you who would like to stay in Jokkmokk we recommend you to book a room at Jokkmokk vandrarhem.
Hiking distance 1 km + optional day hike, elevation gain/loss: about 0 m, estimated time out hiking: 30 min + optional day hike
We can arrange transfer to the airports in Luleå in the morning on day 5.
Price: SEK 8750
Date: Sep 17-20 2020
Start: Jokkmokk 10.30
End: Jokkmokk 19.00
Group size: 4-8
The price includes:
- Local English and Swedish speaking guides
- Accommodation 2 nights in huts, 1 night in tent
- Transfer to Murjek train station
- All meals and snacks including dinner at restaurant in Jokkmokk
- Transfer Jokkmokk-Muddus-Jokkmokk
- Transfer Jokkmokk-Murjek
- Safety equipment
- Camping equipment
- Storage of travel luggage
- Pick-up and drop-off at the airport in Luleå: SEK 1500 round trip
- Extra night in Jokkmokk from SEK 365
A normal day in september offers temperatures from 5-15 degrees Celsius. Night temperatures can drop below freezing and we can get lots of rainfall or potentially snow. Normally there are no mosquitos this time of the year.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Passport & Visa
Make sure you check the current regulations for passport and visa to travel to Sweden.
We recommend you to have valid travel insurance.
We may need to adjust the route and the itinerary according to the conditions for the local reindeer herders, as well as current weather.