Hike Kungsleden and visit Sarek NP - Laponia Adventures

Kungsleden and Sarek National Park

Hut-to-hut along Kungsleden with a day tour into Sarek National Park

Join our hike along Kungsleden together with a guide and visit Skierffe in Sarek, a 700 meter cliff with a view over Rapa Valley and the Rapa River. Kungsleden and Sarek National Park is a hiking tour for those who would like to go to Sarek National Park and Rapa Valley, but stay in huts.

The idea is to offer the possibility to visit Sarek National Park but still sleep comfortably in mountain huts.

We start down in the forest by Sitoälvsbron. As we hike toward the top of Skierffe the surrounding nature changes to a sparse mountain birch forest and later open tundra. We continue north across the wide-open mountain landscape to Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge where we finish our hike with dinner in their cozy restaurant. 

Join us and experience:
  • To hike Kungsleden and visit Sarek National Park
  • A day hike to Skierffe with a view over Rapa Valley
  • Staying in cozy cabins
  • Dinners with fresh and locally caught fish from a mountain lake
  • Hot saunas and ice cold mountain lakes
Book your adventure online!

Booking our hike along Kungsleden is easy. Start by filling out the booking form below and we’ll send you a payment link for a 20% deposit to secure your reservation. The remaining balance is cleared 30 days prior to arrival by a new payment link.


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Requirement to join the group

We want you to:

  • have the ability to hike 20+ km along a trail with a backpack of around 8-12kg.
  • be in relatively good shape and able to be out in nature full days.

We also recommend you to:

  • like traveling in a group and work well in a team.
  • like going on active vacations with authentic nature experiences.
  • be 16 years old or older.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability or experience level.

What date is best to go?

June 28th-July 2nd – The land of the midnight sun!
We have daylight all day and all plants grow fast! It is still pre-high-season and not so many hikers out. A nice time of the year to hike along Kungsleden. This hike can also be combined with Yoga and hiking retreat in Saltoluokta.
– Book both tours together and get 10% discount.

September 2-6th – Autumn colors and dark evenings!
The mosquitoes are gone and the mountains are painted in yellow and red colors. A perfekt time to go hiking if you would like to experience autumn colors and maybe the Northern light. This hike can also be combined with Weekend hike in Muddus.
– Book both tours together and get 10% discount.

If this hike is booked out?

Or the available dates for Kungsleden and Sarek this year don’t match your schedule. Would you like to know when we open up for reservations for next year?

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Quick info:

Location: Kungsleden and Sarek National Park
Length: 5 days
Date 2024: Jun 28-Jul 2 & Sep 2-6
Price: SEK 16500/person
Group size: Maximum 8 guests
Level: Intermediate

The price includes:

  • Experienced and local English speaking guide
  • Accommodation 4 nights
  • Full board with all meals
  • All safety equipment
  • All transportations from Jokkmokk and back to Gällivare

Not included

  • Travel to Jokkmokk and from Gällivare
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage at restaurants

Add-ons:

  • Upgrading to single room last night in Saltoluokta: SEK 460/person

Itinerary

Included meals marked each day with B=breakfast, L=lunch and D=dinner

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK AND AKTSE (L,D)

We’ll pick you up at the bus station in Jokkmokk and drive to our place just outside town. You’ll get an introduction to Kungsleden and Sarek followed by a last check of the equipment. We have lunch before we load everything in the minivans and head west, to the parking spot by Sitoälvsbron. Today’s hike starts along a smaller gravel road and at the end of the day we follow a small path through the forest. We hike towards the west and often we get a glimpse of the well-known silhouette of Skierffe.

Hiking distance: about 16 km, elevation gain/loss: +100/-0m, estimated time out hiking: 5-6h

DAY 2 SKIERFFE AND SAREK NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)

We’ll start the day with a real mountain breakfast before getting ready for a peak ascent. The trail goes step uphill through the mountain birch forest. When reaching the open mountain landscape the terrain gets flatter for a few kilometers. We’ll pass the border into Sarek National Park before the last couple of uphills. If the weather is clear we are rewarded with a stunning view over the turquoise meandering Rapa River hundreds of meters below us. We hike back to Aktse cabin and enjoy a wood heated sauna and tasty dinner.

Hiking distance: about 16 km, elevation gain/loss: +650/-650m, estimated time out hiking: 8-10h

DAY 3 SITOJAURE CABINS (B,L,D)

We hike up the steep uphill behind the cabins once more and this time we continue along Kungsleden towards the next cabin by Sitojaure. Also today we’ll have good chances for great views over Sarek National Park. The last kilometers to the cabin we go by boat across the lake to the Sami settlement next to the cabin. We buy freshly caught fish from the lake and sleep well in the cabin.

Hiking distance: about 9 km+boatride, elevation gain/loss: +400/-300m, estimated time out hiking: 4-5h

DAY 4 SALTOLUOKTA (B,L,D)

Today’s hike takes us to Saltoluokta. The trail is relatively easy to hike with more gentle uphills. We follow Kungsleden through a U-shaped valley with steep mountains to the west and more round mountains in the east. In Saltoluokta we’ll take a well-deserved shower and sauna before we sit down around the table in the restaurant.

Hiking distance: 20 km, elevation gain/loss: +150/-400m, estimated time out hiking: 8h

DAY 5 DAY TOUR SALTOLUOKTA AND DEPARTURE GÄLLIVARE (B,L,D)

We have breakfast in the restaurant and head out on a shorter day tour in the area with lunch packages in our backpacks. In the afternoon m/s Langas takes us across the river to Kebnats from where the minivans will take us to Gällivare travel center. It is now time to say goodbye and with you safe travels home.

Hiking distance: 5-10 km, estimated time out hiking: 4h

Small groups and experienced guides

The team will be up to 8 guests with one guide. To be able to run the hike we’ll need a minimum of 3 guests in total. The guide has experience from leading several hikes along Kungsleden. In the team there will also sometimes be a second guide or trainee.

Accommodation and comfort

Three nights in mountain cabins along the Kungsleden trail. Cozy, basic cabins often with scenic surroundings. 2-5 persons in each room/cabin sleeping in bunk-beds. Mattresses, pillows and duvets available, outhouses outside the cabins. No showers, running water, electricity or WIFI. Very limited cell-phone coverage.

One night at Saltoluokta mountain lodge. Cozy and rustic mountain lodge away from roads. Twin- or multi-bed rooms or single rooms for an extra fee. Shared bathroom located in the corridor. Sauna and showers in another building. Free WIFI, limited cell-phone coverage.

The food

Let’s be honest! We are not a “go-light” company, and we like good food! And we want you to try the best that the north of Sweden has to offer. At least the best that you can have in a cabin far out in the mountains. Actually, good food is also important to stay warm and happy all day and night. We start the day with a hearty breakfast in the cabin in the morning followed by a simpler lunch somewhere along the trail during the day. In the evening is where the magic happens.

In Saltoluokta we enjoy a 2-course dinner in the evening and breakfast buffets the following morning.

Meeting point and how to get here

We will meet you at Jokkmokk bus station. If you choose to arrive one day earlier we recommend you to stay at Jokkmokk Guesthouse. Pickup can also be organized from there.

Meeting time: At 10.00 on day 1

We’ll finish the tour around 17.00 at the travel center in Gällivare on day 5. PLEASE NOTE that this tour starts and finishes in different locations.

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Solo travelers

Most of our guests travel on their own and some travel as couples, family or friends. Traveling solo is a great way to experience new areas and to find new outdoor friends.

What to bring

We bring cooking, eating and safety equipment for everyone. What you need to bring is your clothes and some small things.

>>Packing list Kungsleden and Sarek

We reserve the right to make changes

Nature is a dynamic place and we may need to adjust the route and the itinerary according to the current weather conditions. We are also in contact with representatives for the local reindeer herders’ communities and other local actors to collaborate in the best way possible.

Common asked questions and answers

How heavy will the backpack be?

As part of your hiking experience you’ll carry your own backpack with your private clothing and part of the common food and equipment. During the hike along Kungsleden we carry food for two days at the most and your backpack will then weigh around 8-12kg, depending on how much you choose to bring.

Do I have to be very fit?

To hike Kungsleden means daily distance between 9-20km as well as a longer day tour with a lot of elevation gain. The trail has a lot of elevation difference and part of the trail is rocky and requires big steps. Please read through our requirements to join the group and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

How cold will it be?

During a hike along Kungsleden we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and +35 C degrees during the day but also +5 C degrees with rain and strong winds. But don’t worry too much about the cold. Pack according to the packing list and listen to good advice from the guide team about how to stay warm.

Will there be a lot of mosquitoes?

There will be mosquitoes. How much depends on the temperature and how much rain we get during the weeks before our trek. But also how windy it is during the week that we are out on our hike along Kungsleden. We do our best to have breaks where there is a light breeze that keeps most of the mosquitoes away. If you are sensitive to insects we recommend that you bring a mosquito hat and repellent. If you are allergic, please discuss with your doctor if you should bring some antihistamin.

I have high blood pressure; can I still go?

We don’t automatically say no just because you have a medical condition but it should not be a high risk factor for you or the group. We recommend that you talk to your doctor and make sure you have medication that you know works well for you. AND please let us know when filling out the application form and we can discuss this with you before we head out.

I am a lactose intolerant; can I join the group?

We are used to handling most food preferences and allergies, just let us know when filling out the application form. BUT with limited cooking space we can’t handle too advanced requests or guarantee that it will be totally free from gluten or lactose etc. If you have a severe allergy please contact us to discuss this with us.

Do you have any questions?

Please send us an email to info@laponiaadventures.com
We are happy to help and will answer you as soon as we can.

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