Midwinter ski tour in Muddus - Laponia Adventures

Midwinter ski tour in Muddus

A hut-to-hut ski tour in the forest of Muddus National Park

Join us on a ski tour in Muddus National Park and experience the old forest and the wide-open mires. Surrounded by snow-covered pine trees we travel on wooden skis and stay over night in simple but cozy forest cabins. In the light from the candles, we have dinner together as the fire heats up the room. If we are lucky we can also go out to see some northern light.

Our idea is to experience Muddus National Park on skis and enjoy the silence and stillness

Even if Muddus National Park is the smallest in Laponia World Heritage Site, it is more than enough for a midwinter tour on skis. The tracks in the snow let us know what animals lives in the forest and with a bit of luck we can see both capercaillie, moose and other wildlife.

Join us and experience:
  • Magical old forest and great mires
  • Beautiful midwinter light
  • Good fellowship
  • Silence and fluffy snow
  • Tasty food made from local ingredients
Book your adventure online!

Or actually, our longer tours are not suitable for spontaneous online bookings. It can rather be something that you dreamed about for a while or had to prepare for. Let’s instead call it an application form to join our team!

Please start by filling out the form below and we take it from there.


Requirement to join the team

We want you to:

  • have the ability to ski on and off-trail for several hours with a backpack of about 10-12kg. Some day you will instead pull a somewhat heavier pulka.
  • 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.

Booking with us should feel easy and safe!

When receiving your application, we will manually review it to make sure we think this is the right tour for you. After that we’ll send you a payment link where we ask you to pay 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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If the tour is booked out?

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

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Quick facts:

Location: Muddus National Park
Length: 7 days
Date 2025: Feb 23-Mar 1
Price: SEK 18500/person
EARLY BIRD 10% discount until end of August
Group size: Maximum 6 guests
Level: Intermediate

The price includes:

  • Experienced and local English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation 6 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 room supplement first and last night SEK 600/person

Itinerary

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

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (D)

We will meet you for dinner at Jokkmokk Guest house, where we’ll have dinner all together. You will also get an introduction to the ski tour in Muddus National Park and a chance to try on boots and familiarize yourself with the equipment for the trip. You’ll also have time to make some final adjustments to your pack before it’s time for a good night’s sleep.

DAY 2 MUDDUSAGAHTJALDAK (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we leave Jokkmokk in a minibus and make our way to the park border. We strap on our wooden skis and begin our journey towards Muddusagahtjaldak. We bring hot lunch in thermoses and stop somewhere along the way for lunch. Once at the cabin, we make a fire in the stove. While the heat spreads in the room, we cook dinner together and eat well before it’s time to crawl into the sleeping bags.

Distance on skis: about 10 km, elevation gain/loss: +100 m, estimated time out skiing: 5h

DAY 3 MUTTOSLUOPPAL (B,L,D)

We eat breakfast in the cabin and then get ready to ski deeper into Muddus National Park. The day begins among snowy pine trees. We continue north towards the large mires around Muttosluoppal. At Muttosluoppal there is a bird watching tower from where we can see the mires around us. Maybe we’ll also be lucky to see an aurora in the evening.

Distance on skis: about 12 km, elevation gain/loss: +100/-50 m, estimated time out skiing: 6h

DAY 4 DAGSTUR I MUDDUSLUOPPAL (B,L,D)

We wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and have breakfast together in the cabin. After breakfast we pack our backpacks with lunch and a warm jacket and head out to explore the area north of Muttosluoppal. For those who want, there is also the opportunity to relax in the cabin.

Distance on skis: about 0-12 km, elevation gain/loss: close to zero, estimated time out skiing: 6h

DAY 5 MUDDUSAGAHTJALDAK (B,L,D)

It is time to start turning home and today we ski back to Muddusagahtjaldak. Depending on the weather, we can also explore the area around the cabin when we arrive.

Distance on skis: about 12 km, elevation gain/loss: -100/+50, estimated time out skiing: 6h

DAY 6 BACK TO JOKKMOKK (B,L,D)

We make our way over the marshes and through the forest back to the parking and the Guest house in Jokkmokk. In the afternoon we enjoy a hot sauna and shower and finish up the ski tour in Muddus with a final dinner together.

Distance on skis: about 10 km, elevation gain/loss: -100/, estimated time out skiing: 4h

DAY 7 DEPARTURE DAY (B)

After breakfast at the Guest house, it’s time to say goodbye and wish you a pleasant journey home.

Small groups and experienced guides

The team will be up to 6 guests and one guide and we’ll need a minimum of 3 guests in total to give it a go. The guide has earlier experience from leading ski tours in Muddus National Park. Sometimes there is also a trainee in the team.

Accommodation and comfort

Two nights 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.

Four nights in cabins in Muddus National Park. Cozy, basic cabins in the forest. 2-8 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. 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 cook in a cabin far out in Muddus National Park. Actually, good food is also important to stay warm and happy all day. 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 Jokkmokk 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 Guesthouse. Check-in is from 15.00 but until then you can leave your luggage and use the common kitchen and the toilet.

Meeting time: At 18.00 on day 1

We’ll finish the tour after breakfast in Jokkmokk on day 7.

>> Information about how to travel here and home

Solo travelers

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

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

How heavy will the sled be?

As part of the team you’ll either carry a backpack of around 10-12kg or pull a sledge with your private gear and part of food and common equipment. You’ll take turns carrying a backpack or pulling a sledge. In the beginning the sled will weigh about 25-30kg but as we go it will weigh less and less. Remember the pulling 25-30kg is NOT the same as carrying a backpack of 25-30kg that’s why we use sledges!

Do I have to be super-fit?

Muddus midwinter ski tour is one of our easier tours with shorter daily distances but it can also be demanding if we get a lot of fresh snow. But you don’t have to be running marathons or be an expert in downhill skiing. 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 cold will it be?

During a week in Muddus National Park we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and -20C degrees during the day but also +5C degrees with rain and windy. The temperatures can some years drop down to -35. 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 and attitude. BUT, we have to be able to cover some distance each day and there are some downhills to ski down. 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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