Experience Sarek National Park on skis - Laponia Adventures

Sarek Ski Expedition

The ultimate challenge for the adventurous 

Be part of our small team exploring the dramatic valleys of Sarek National Park on skis. During one week, we travel through one of the wildest and perhaps most beautiful, but also most extreme mountain areas in Sweden.

Our idea is to gather a small team of enthusiastic outdoor people to experience the beauty and the challenge of Sarek National Park together

Together with an experienced guide from Laponia Adventures, you ski through an untouched landscape. In the evening you’ll help build the camp, enjoy tasty meals together with the team. And hope for Mother Nature to turn on the Northern light show.

Join us and experience:
  • Dramatic mountain views
  • Good fellowship and team spirit
  • Quietness and pure nature
  • Tasty food made from local ingredients
  • A good physical and mental challenge
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 be out in the mountains skiing with a sledge for up to 10 hours per day.
  • be a fairly strong skier to be able to handle both tough uphills and downhill without too many falls.
  • have earlier experience from at least one multi-day ski tour during the last 10 years.
  • have experience from backcountry camping, summer or winter.
  • have the ability to deal with cold and wet environments 24/7.
  • 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.
  • have earlier experience from at least one night in a tent in arctic winter conditions.
  • be 18 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 the Sarek ski expedition 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.

>> See our Terms and conditions

If the tour is booked out?

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

>> Please sign up on the interests list.

Quick facts:

Location: Sarek National Park
Length: 9 days
Date 2025: March 15-23
Price: SEK 32500/person
EARLY BIRD 10% discount until end of August
Group size: Maximum 8 guests
Level: Very demanding

The price includes:

  • Experienced and local English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation 8 nights
  • Full board with all meals and snacks
  • All camping, skiing and safety 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 750/person

Itinerary

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

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK (D)

We’ll pick you up at Jokkmokk guest house and drive you to our base just outside Jokkmokk where we’ll give you an introduction to the expedition. In the afternoon we all help to check and pack all equipment and food for a week in Sarek National Park. There will also be time to pack your private bag and to get to know the other expedition members. When everything is packed and ready we head back to Jokkmokk Guesthouse where you will have some time to check in to your rooms and have a shower and sauna before we enjoy dinner in the restaurant.

DAY 2 HEADING TO THE MOUNTAINS (B,L,D)

After breakfast we pack the mini-van and head west towards Sarek National Park and the World Heritage Site of Laponia. We follow a winding road for about three hours deep into the mountain area until it ends in a small village called Ritsem. From here we’ll continue by snowmobile for another hour or two before we get dropped off. We’ll ski four an hour or two to find a nice place to build our camp for the night, have dinner and sleep well after our first day in the mountains.

Distance on skis: about 4 km, elevation gain/loss: +50m, estimated time out skiing: 2h

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

We wake up to the sound of the mountain and have breakfast together in the restaurant tent. Leaving the sparse birch forest behind us we aim for the high peaks in the east entering Sarek through the northwestern entrance. After about 12 km of steady but gently uphill we find a nice spot to call home and set camp for the night. We’ll have lunch on the way brought in thermoses and then cook a hearty dinner at camp in the evening.

Distance on skis: about 12 km, elevation gain/loss: +200m/-50m, estimated time out skiing: 8h

DAY 4 SKIING THROUGH RUOHTESVÁGGE (B,L,D)

We’ll continue in Sarek on skis through the valley Ruohtesvágge passing the highest point of the expedition. The snow and weather conditions will decide our exact route and distance for the day. Before we enter the deep valleys of Sarek we discuss safety considerations for traveling in avalanche terrain and introduce you to your safety equipment.

Distance on skis: about 12 km, elevation gain/loss: +200m, estimated time out skiing: 8h

DAY 5 SKIING THROUGH RUOHTESVÁGGE (B,L,D)

We have now climbed most of the elevations of the tour and the sledges starts to feel a bit lighter. If we are lucky with the weather we can now see the Sarek peaks high up on the mountain side and the valley opening up in front of us.

Distance on skis: about 16 km, elevation gain/loss: -100m, estimated time out skiing: 8h

DAY 6 EXTRA DAY (B,L,D)

We wake up in the middle of Sarek National Park, surrounded by high peaks and miles away from civilization. We are now in Skarja, where the Rapa River is born and stop for a day tour in the area.

Distance on skis: about 0-15 km

DAY 7 HEART OF SAREK NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)

We’ll turn north skiing across a chain of small mountain lakes and into Stora Sjöfallet National Park. Around us we have high peaks in all directions, Ähpar to our right and the Sarek mountains west of us.

Distance on skis: about 16 km, elevation gain/loss: +50/-50, estimated time out skiing: 8h

DAY 8 SALTOLUOKTA MOUNTAIN LODGE (B,L,D)

We ski out of Stora Sjöfallet to a lake where we will be picked up by a snowmobile that will take us the last stretch to Saltoluokta mountain lodge. We’ll finish the expedition with a well-deserved sauna followed by dinner in the restaurant.

Distance on skis: about 12 km, elevation gain/loss: +100/-200 m, estimated time out skiing 4h

DAY 9 DEPARTURE DAY (B)

We have breakfast in the restaurant before it is time to say good-bye and get ready for your journey home. Saltoluokta mountain lodge organizes snow-mobile transfers to Kebnats bus stop on the other side of lake Langas. Travel home on your own or join us in the minibus back to Jokkmokk.

Small groups and experienced guides

The team will be up to 8 guests and one-two guides and we’ll need a minimum of 3 guests in total to give it a go. At least one of the guides will have experience from leading several expeditions in Sarek National Park on skis. In the team there will also be a second guide or trainee.

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.

Six nights winter camping in Sarek National Park. High-quality tents from Hillebergs. Two-three persons in each tent. No toilets, showers, running water, electricity, cell-phone coverage or wifi available. Just pure nature, snow and mountains!

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

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 tent far out in Sarek National Park. Actually, good food is also important to stay warm and happy all day and night. We start the day with a hearty breakfast in camp in the morning followed by a simpler lunch somewhere in the mountains during the day. In the evening is where the magic happens.

In Jokkmokk and Saltoluokta we enjoy 2-course dinners in the evening and breakfast buffets in the 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.

Address: Åsgatan 20, Jokkmokk

Meeting time: At 13.00 on day 1

We’ll finish the tour after breakfast around 10.00 at Saltoluokta mountain lodge on day 9. You can choose to travel home directly from there or join us back to Jokkmokk. We expect to be back in Jokkmokk around 13.00 on day 9.

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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 supply you with all skiing, camping, cooking 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 pull your own sledge through Sarek on skis with your private gear and part of food and common equipment. In the beginning the sled will weigh about 40kg but as we go it will weigh less and less. Remember the pulling 40kg is NOT the same as carrying a backpack of 40kg that’s why we use sledges!

Do I have to be super-fit?

The Sarek ski expedition is our toughest tour and it requires a lot from the members of the team. But you don’t have to be running marathons or be an expert in downhill skiing. Please read through the requirement listed further up to go to Sarek on skis 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 Sarek National Park we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and -15C degrees during the day but also +5C degrees with rain and strong winds. Night temperatures can drop down to -30C, but normally stays around -10C to -20C. 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.

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. 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 Sarek 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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