Kungsleden in winter - Laponia Adventures

Kungsleden and the gate to Sarek

From hut-to-hut on skis along the Kungsleden trail and Sarek National Park 

Ski along the famous Kungsleden trail, stay in cozy mountain cabins and eat well in the light from the candles. Together with a guide from Laponia Adventures you’ll ski along the border to Sarek National Park and enjoy spectacular views of the mountain and valleys.

Our idea is to experience Kungsleden and Sarek in a more comfortable way; ski with lighter packs, eat tasty food and enjoy wood-heated sauna

The food is delivered to the cabins in advance so you’re only carrying your personal clothing, the lunch for the day and some safety equipment. In the mountains there is no artificial light and the very dark evenings and nights give you the best chances to see the northern light dance across the sky.

Join us and experience:
  • Skiing along Kungsleden and Sarek National Park
  • Taking a birch-wood heated saunas
  • Spectacular views of Sarek National Park
  • Good food and local specialties
  • Searching for the northern light just outside the door
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This tour is only available for private groups. Please contact us by email to agree on a date for the tour. The tour can be adjusted to the group.

Requirement to join the team

We want you to:

  • have the ability to ski along a snowmobile trail and sometimes off-trail for several hours with a backpack of about 10-12kg.
  • have experience from day tours on skis in the mountain or longer exercises in the ski tracks.
  • like traveling in a group and work well in a team.

We also recommend you to:

  • 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.

Quick facts:

Location: Kungsleden Aktse-Saltoluokta
Length: 6 days
Date 2025: Only private groups, please contact us for date options
Season: March-April
Price: from SEK 18500/person
Recomended group size: 4-8 persons
Level: Easy

The price includes:

  • Experienced and local English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation 5 nights
  • Full board with all meals
  • All safety and skiing equipment
  • Round trip from Jokkmokk

Not included:

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

Add-ons:

  • Single supplement first and last night: SEK 750/person

Itinerary

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

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (D)

We will meet you at Jokkmokk guesthouse and drive just outside Jokkmokk where we have our base. We give you an introduction to skiing Kungsleden in winter and check the equipment and pack our backpacks for the tour. You will also have to get to know the other people in the group. In the evening you’ll check into your rooms at the guest house before we enjoy dinner in the restaurant.

DAY 2 TOWARDS AKTSE (B,L,D)

After breakfast we pack the minivan and head west to Seitevare. We’ll continue in sledges behind snowmobiles for a while before we get dropped off and continue on skis. In front of us the views over Sarek National Park starts and, in the evening, we will arrive at the hut and have dinner together hoping for a glimpse of the northern light.

Distance on skis: 10 km, elevation gain/loss: +50 m, estimated time out skiing: 5h

DAY 3 SAREK NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)

We explore Sarek National Park during the day and in the afternoon, you will have time for a 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 panoramic 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. In the west we see the pointy peaks where Sarek National Park starts.

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 followed by 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 and say good-bye. You can also choose to stay in Saltoluokta and travel home from here. Maybe you would like to stay an extra night or two? If you have extra time in Jokkmokk we do recommend a visit to the Mountain and Sami museum Ájtte.

Small groups and experienced guides

We recommend a group size of 4-8 persons but everything from 2-10 can work. The guide has earlier experience from leading hut-to-hut tours on skis along Kungsleden trail. Sometimes there is also a second guide or a trainee in the team.

Accommodation and comfort

One night at Åsgård Guesthouse in Jokkmokk. Located close to town center near the closest bus stop. Charming building with a cozy atmosphere. Twin- or multi-bed rooms or single rooms for an extra fee. Shared bathroom and showers located in the corridor. Sauna in the basement. Free WIFI.

Three nights in mountain cabins. Cozy, basic cabins often with scenic surroundings. 2-6 persons in each room/cabin sleeping in bunk-beds. Mattresses, pillows and duvets available, outhouses outside the cabins. No showers, running water, electricity, cell-phone coverage or WIFI.

One night at Saltoluokta mountain lodge. Cozy and rustic mountain lodge 4 km from the closest road. 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

The food will be transported to the huts in advance so you’ll only be carrying the lunch for the day and 1-2 liters of water. We start the day with a hearty breakfast in the cabins in the morning followed by a simpler lunch somewhere in the mountains during the day. In the evening is where the magic happens. 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.

Meeting point and how to get here

We will meet you at Jokkmokk guest house. Check-in is from 15.00 but until then you can leave your luggage and use the common kitchen and the toilet.

Address: Åsgatan 20, Jokkmokk

Meeting time: At 13.00 on day 1

We’ll finish the tour after breakfast at Saltoluokta mountain lodge day 6. Travel home directly from here, stay an extra day or two or travel with us back to Jokkmokk. We plan to be back in Jokkmokk around 13.00 on day 6.

>> Information about how to travel here and home

What to bring

We supply you with all skiing and safety equipment. What you need to bring is your clothes and some small things.

>> See our packing list

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

Do I have to be super-fit?

You’ll need to be an active person to join Kungsleden and the gate to Sarek. We will be out all-day skiing in the mountains. One of the days we are planning to do day trips when you can choose to rest if you prefer. Please read through the requirement listed further up and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your experience level.

How heavy will my backpack be?

You’ll be carrying a backpack of around 10-12kg with your personal gear and some safety gear that you’ll get in Jokkmokk. The food will be transported to the cabins in advance but you will be carrying your lunch for the day and 1-2 liters of water.

How cold will it be?

During a week along Kungsleden we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and -10C degrees during the day but also +5C 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 about how to stay warm during the day.

I am not a good skier; can I still go?

The skiing is not very technical, it is more about endurance. BUT, we have to get from one cabin to another during the day. Clear speaking, you can’t be too slow or fall too often.

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 enter Padjelanta on skis.

I am a vegetarian; can I join the team?

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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