A four-day long hike staying in huts and tent
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 idea is to take a break from our everyday life and go on an active but relaxing weekend in the old forest of Muddus National Park
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 from 16 years old. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability or experience level.
The plan is to:
- Walk in a forest with trees that are hundreds of years old
- Cook tasty meals over the open fire
- Pick blueberries and lingonberries
- Enjoy the silence and tranquility
- Log out and relax
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Food and accommodations
On our hike in Muddus National Park, we stay two nights in cozy forest cabins without electricity or running water. We all help to carry in water from the well or from the river and cook together in the light of the candles. Every day begins with a proper breakfast and our dinners are inspired by a combination of the Sami and the northern cuisine. We cook lunch by the fire and pick blueberries outside the cabins as dessert.
Last night we stay in tents by a small shelter by a small forest lake. Both the tents and camping equipment have been carried in beforehand. There will also be sleeping pads and sleeping bags that keep you warm all night. Not far away from the cabins and also at shelters along the trail there will be outhouses available.
Get on the night train leaving from Stockholm in the evening and arrive 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 bus station.
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. If you prefer you can fly from Stockholm to Luleå and book a pickup from the airport or any hotel in central Luleå. Book your ticket home from Jokkmokk bus station or add transfer to Luleå on your reservation. However you choose to travel here, flexible tickets are recommended. Even if we have planned with an extra day, 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.
When and where do we meet?
We will meet you at Jokkmokk Guesthouse at 10.30 on day 1 or at 8.00 in Luleå if you book a pickup. After the tour we will drive you to the train station in Murjek arriving 19.30 on day 4. If you choose to add a transfer to Luleå you can book your flight from 22.00 on day 4 or stay a night in Luleå and fly the next morning.
Stay warm and happy
During a hike in Muddus National Park we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and +15 degrees during the day but also +5 degrees with heavy rain. 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 your hike in Muddus National Park. Therefore, we travel in small groups of maximum 6 guests in total. All our guides live in the area and can tell you stories about 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 team 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 two guests in total to go.
Included meals marked each day with B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner
DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK – MUTTOSAGGAHTJALDAK (L,D)
We’ll pick you up at Jokkmokk bus station and head to our base to have lunch and brief you on the upcoming tour. We continue in minibuses to the entrance to the National Park where we start our hike in Muddus. The trail leads us through an old pine forest to Muttosaggahtjaldak and a forest hut not far away from an impressive waterfall that dives down into the canyon. We have dinner together by the hut and eat berries directly from the forest as dessert.
Hiking distance: about 7 km, elevation gain/loss: +150/-50m, estimated time out hiking 3h
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. After breakfast 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’ll drive you to Murjek to catch the late night train south.
Hiking distance 1 km + optional day hike, elevation gain/loss: about 0 m, estimated time out hiking: 30 min + optional day hike
The price includes:
- Local English and Swedish speaking guides
- Accommodation 3 nights
- Full board with all meals
- All camping and safety equipment
- Round trip transportation from Jokkmokk
- Pick-up in Luleå: SEK 1000/person
- Drop-off in Luleå: SEK 1000/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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