A supported ski tour along Kungsleden in winter - Laponia Adventures

Kungsleden and Sarek Deluxe

  • Kungsleden in winter
  • northern light in Sitojaure
  • lunch with Laponia Adventures
  • Kungsleden in winter
  • mountain hut along Kungsleden in winter
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  • Lunch on Kungsleden deluxe
The relaxed and comfortable ski adventure

Ski along the famous Kungsleden trail in winter and experience Sarek National Park on day tours. On Kungsleden and Sarek deluxe we enjoy that little extra luxury, with checkered tablecloths, mountain-SPA and a snowmobile that carry our bags and food. We stay in cozy mountain huts and eat well in the lights from the candles. The lunch is prepared and delivered by our support team that also clean the hut after our departure. All you have to do is check out, relax and ski through the mountains. Your guide will tell you about the area we travel through, show you the way and give you tips and tricks about skiing if needed. The ski tour ends at Saltoluokta mountain lodge with a sauna and dinner in the restaurant.

The 425 km long King’s trail is the longest trail in Sweden and can be travelled both during winter and summer. Along most of the trail you’ll find self-serviced mountain huts and mountain lodges where you can enjoy the warmth after a great day in the mountains. When traveling along Kungsleden in winter from Aktse to Saltoluokta we are traveling along the border to Sarek National Park. We start the tour surrounded by old pine trees, that change to birch trees and vast mountain landscape. You’ll find no artificial light along the trail and the dark evenings are perfect for aurora hunting.

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

This ski tour is for you

… who want to ski along Kungsleden in winter and discover the outskirt of Sarek without having to carry a heavy backpack. For safety reason, you’ll have to carry about 5 kg including extra layer and some safety gear. To ski Kungsleden in winter you’ll don’t need any earlier mountain experience but you should be comfortable with cross-country skiing. Recommended age from 16 years old. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability or experience level.

Join us and experience:
  • Skiing along Kungsleden with a light backpack
  • Relaxing mountain SPA with wood-heated saunas
  • Spectacular views of Sarek National Park
  • God food and local specialties
  • Northern light hunting
Experience Kungsleden in winter in small groups and with a local guide

We want you to have the best experience possible when traveling in the World Heritage Site Laponia on skis. Therefore, we travel in small groups of maximum 8 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.

Solo travelers

Many of our guests travel on their own and don’t know anyone else in the group when arriving the pickup location. It is a great way to experience new areas and to find new outdoor friends. Solo travelers are of course welcome to book the tour, but we will need a minimum of four guests in total to give it a go.

Quick facts:

Location: Kungsleden Aktse-Saltoluokta
Length: 6 days
Date: March 12-17 2023
Price: SEK 19980
Start location: Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland
End location: Jokkmokk, Swedish Lapland
Group size: Maximum 8 guests
Level: Easy

If the tour is booked out or the available dates for this winter doesn’t match your schedule. Please sign up on the interests list and we’ll then let you know when we open up the online booking for the winter season 2024.

Includes:

  • Local English speaking guides
  • Accommodation 2 nights in twin bedroom and 3 nights in mountain huts
  • Full board with all meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 6
  • All safety and skiing equipment
  • All transports in the program
  • Transportation of luggage between huts

Not included:

  • Travel to start location and from end location
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage at restaurants

Add-ons:

  • Single supplement first and last night: SEK 750/person
Book and pay your tour online

Before you book, please make sure that you read all information about the tour including info about accommodations and what we require of you as a participant. Book your adventure by clicking the booking button and fill out a booking form online. Please note that we will manually review your booking to make sure that the tour suites your experience level.

We will confirm availability within shortest possible time after receiving your order. You will then receive a payment link for a 20% deposit at time of booking and another payment link for the remaining total about 30 days before your tour starts. You can choose to pay with credit card or bank transfer. As soon as we reach the minimum number of participants to conduct the tour you’ll receive a confirmation letter from us. If we for some reason are not able to reach minimum number of participants, we will let you know latest one month ahead and pay you back your deposit.

Our cancellation policy

We will refund you according to the conditions below.

Cancellations:

  • from the time you receive your booking confirmation up to 31 days before arrival will be charged 20% of the total price for the tour.
  • from 30 days up to 15 days before arrival will be charged 50% of the total price for the tour.
  • within 14 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the total price for the tour.

Here you’ll find our complete Terms and conditions

Information

Accommodation and comfort

The first night we stay in at Åsgård guesthouse in the center of a small town named Jokkmokk located just north of the arctic circle. The house, built almost 100 years ago, was owned by the state forestry company, being the home of the local forester. And still today it feels like coming home when entering the front door. We’ll stay in twin bedroom with shared toilet and shower and sauna in the basement if you would like to finish the evening with a hot sauna. As far as possible we try to offer separate rooms for men and woman traveling on their own. And to let travel companions share a private room. You can also pay extra for a single room. At the guest house there is free wifi and this is also the last chance to charge phones and cameras before heading out. 

After one night in Jokkmokk it is time to head out along Kungsleden. The following three nights we’ll stay in cozy heated cabins without electricity or running water. Here we find everything that we’ll need, bunk beds with duvets and pillows and a well-equipped kitchen Blankets and towels are also brought in for you. We sleep in multi-bed rooms and in case there are other guests in the cabin, women and men may have to share a room. If you would like you are welcome to help carry water and to chop wood. There are outhouses not far away from each cabin and during the day nature offers cool toilet spots, often with a scenic mountain view.

Finishing at Saltoluokta Fjällstation

Our week together ends at the mountain lodge in Saltoluokta, a cozy and genuine accommodation, located right by the foot of the mountain and away from roads and civilizations. The oldest building is built already in 1912 and the main building is from 1918. We stay in twin bedrooms with a shared toilet in the same building. Single room supplement is possible. You’ll find both showers and sauna in a nearby building and the mountain view from the sauna is something special. And after a week in the mountains it is for sure time for a sauna! At Saltoluokta mountain lodge there is free wifi and electricity so that you can charge your phone etc. before starting you journey home.

The food

All food is included from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 6. In Jokkmokk, Caisa, who runs the guest house will cook for us and in Saltoluokta we eat in the restaurant. In the mountain huts we all eat together in the kitchen and this is also where we meet to chat about mountains, life and other adventures. Food is a large part of the experience and to have the energy to travel along Kungsleden in winter we want to eat good. We cook the food from scratch, using local ingredients such as moose and reindeer meet. If you want you are welcome to give us a hand in the kitchen. As long as the weather permits, we’ll have a longer break to have lunch and recover. Please let us know when making your reservation if you prefer vegetarian or vegan food or if you have any allergies.

Start and end location

We will meet you at Jokkmokk Guesthouse at 12.00 on day 1 and the ski tour ends Jokkmokk bus station around 12.00 on day 6.

Travel here…

Get on the night train in Stockholm in the evening and wake up in Jokkmokk the next morning. This is not only the best option for the planet, it is also a cool experience. Book your 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. There is a bus stop, named Åsgatan, only a few hundred meters from the guesthouse where you will be staying. Purchase both the train and the bus ticket online at www.sj.se. Enter Stockholm Central, Arlanda airport, or wherever you choose to travel from to Jokkmokk bus station and it will give you the options.

If you prefer you can also fly directly from Stockholm to Luleå Airport the day before the tour starts. From the airport there is a bus that takes you all the way to Jokkmokk, or you can also stay in Luleå and continue by bus and train early in the morning on day 1. The airport shuttle you’ll find at www.ltnbd.se and trains and buses at www.sj.se. Please note that the shuttle needs to be booked latest 17.00 the day before.

…and home

Catch the bus from Jokkmokk to Murjek or Boden and continue south with the train or go to Luleå by bus or train and fly home. Information about buses can be found at www.ltnbd.se and buses and trains at www.sj.se and remember that the airport shuttle need to be booked latest 17.00 the day before.

However you choose to travel here, flexible tickets are recommended. Even if we have planned with an extra day during our week in the mountains, conditions can delay our return to Jokkmokk.

How cold will it be?

During this ski tour along Kungsleden in winter we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and -15C degrees during the day but also +5C degrees with wet snow and strong winds. Night temperatures often drop down to -30C but often stay between -10C to -20C. Our packing list helps you to decide what to bring to stay warm and happy on the tour.

Packing list – Kungsleden Deluxe >>

Itinerary

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

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (L,D)

We will meet you at Jokkmokk guesthouse and have lunch together before we head out to try out the skiing equipment on a shorter day tour. We give you an introduction to skiing Kungsleden in winter and check the equipment and pack our day packs and bags for the tour. You will also have to get to know the other people in the group. In the evening you’ll have time to 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 from here we’ll continue in sledges behind snowmobiles. We will be dropped off up in the mountains and continue on skis with light backpacks. In front of us the views over Sarek National Park starts and, in the evening, we will arrive to 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 discover Sarek National Park during the day and in the afternoon, you will have time for a mountain SPA with 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. At the bus station it is time to say good-bye and start your travel home.

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.

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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