A midwinter ski experience

A midwinter ski experience

Photo: Mirja Andersson

Arctic King’s trail takes you through snow-covered virgin forest and across wide-open alpine landscape.

The only thing disturbing the surrounding silence is the creaking sound of your skis sliding across the snow. You travel light from hut to hut exploring the Gate to Sarek national park. February is a perfect month for catching a glimpse of the northern light or the great Sarek moose.

The 425 km long King’s Trail is the most famous trail in Sweden and can be travelled both during winter and summer. Along most of the trail, you’ll find self-service mountain huts and mountain lodges where you can enjoy the warmth after a chilly day in the mountains. This section from Kvikkjokk to Saltoluokta basically follows the eastern border to Sarek National Park and offers a great variety of several types of landscapes.

This tour is for you who…

…want to experience the arctic winter along the King’s Trail, ski with a light backpack and sleep in cosy mountain cabins. The group will be supported by a snowmobile that carries most of the food and equipment. For safety reason, you will still have to carry a backpack of about 5-7 kg including your lunch and some safety gear. The tour requires moderate skiing skills and the ability to ski daily distance of between 13-25 kilometres.

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