Hike in Muddus national park - Laponia Adventures

Weekend hike in Muddus NP

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A three-day long weekend hike sleeping in cozy forest cabins

Experience magical old forests, great wetlands and spectacular waterfalls. Even if Muddus National Park is located only an hour outside Jokkmokk, you can often hike for hours without hearing any other sounds than the rustling of the trees and the rippling streams. Here you’ll find some of the oldest pine trees in Sweden and they are full of hanging lichens that reindeer can eat if the winter becomes extra difficult.

Our idea is to take a break from our everyday life and go on an active but relaxing weekend hiking in the old forest of Muddus National Park

People have lived here for thousands of years side by side with the animals and nature. If we look carefully we can still see traces of old hearths, forest fires and old-fashioned forestry. During our hike in Muddus we spend the nights in forest cabins along the trail and cook together over the open fire.

Join us and experience:
  • Hiking among trees that are more than hundreds years old
  • Cooking tasty meals together over the open fire
  • Great wetlands
  • The silence and tranquility
  • To sign out and relax
Book your adventure online!

Booking our weekend hike 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 up to 15km along a trail with a backpack of around 10kg.
  • 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.

Combine with Kungsleden and Sarek

Right after our Weekend hike in Muddus we lead a hike along Kungsleden with a day tour to Sarek National Park. If you would like to combine hiking in old forest with fem days in the mountain you can join both tours. Book both and get 10% discount.

If this weekend hike is booked out?

Or the available dates for Weekend hike in Muddus this year doesn’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: Muddus National Park
Length: 4 days
Date 2024: Aug 29-Sep 1
Price: SEK 9500/person
Group size: Maximum 6 guests
Level: Intermediate

The price includes:

  • Experienced and local English speaking guide
  • Accommodation 3 nights
  • Full board with all meals
  • All safety equipment
  • Round trip from Jokkmokk

Not included

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

Add-ons:

  • Upgrading to single room last night in Jokkmokk: SEK 200

Itinerary

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

DAY 1 ARRIVAL JOKKMOKK – MUTTOSAGGAHTJALDAK (L,D)

We’ll pick you up at Jokkmokk bus station and go to our base just outside Jokkmokk. We’ll brief you on the upcoming tour and go through the equipment one last time before we pack the minibuss and head towards Muddus National Park. We have lunch around the fire before we hit the trail. The trail leads us through an old pine forest and passes several waterfalls before arriving at Muttosaggahtjaldak. We have dinner together and stay for the night.

Hiking distance: about 7 km, elevation gain/loss: +150/-50m, estimated time out hiking 2-3h

DAY2 MUTTOSAGGAHTJALDAK – MUTTOSLUOPPAL (B,L,D)

We start the day with a Swedish breakfast. In the morning we explore the hunting pit system not far away from the hut before continuing to Muttosluoppal where we spend the second night in Muddus National Park. The trail takes us through an open forest and across Luobbalaáhpe, a wetland with a rich birdlife during the summer. Close to Muttosluoppas there is a bird observation tower from where you can look out over the wetland and forest around us.

Hiking distance: 9km + optional day hike, elevation gain/loss: +50/-20 m, estimated time out hiking: 3-4h + day hike

DAY 3 MUTTOSLUOPPAL – JOKKMOKK (B,L,D)

For those who want to, we wake up early in the morning and climb the bird watching tower to see how the forest and the mire slowly wake up around us. The trail leads us along to another small hut in the forest where we have lunch around the fire before continuing to Nammavárre. We cook dinner over the fire and enjoy our last evening in Muddus National Park before hiking the last kilometer to the pickup. We drive back to Jokkmokk, have a shower and a sauna and sleep well in the guest house.

Hiking distance 15 km, elevation gain/loss: +100/-75 m, estimated time out hiking: 5-6h

DAY 4 DEPARTURE JOKKMOKK (B)

We finish the tour with breakfast at the guesthouse. Take your time to discover Jokkmokk before starting your journey home.

Small groups and experienced guides

The team will be up to 6 guests with one guide. To be able to run the weekend hike we’ll need a minimum of 3 guests in total. The guide has experience from leading several hikes in Laponia World Heritage site. In the team there will also sometimes be a second guide or trainee.

Accommodation and comfort

Two 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.

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.

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 over the fire or 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 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 after breakfast in Jokkmokk on day 4.

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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 Weekend hike in Muddus

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 in Muddus we carry food for two days at the most and your backpack will then weigh around 10kg, depending on how much you choose to bring.

Do I have to be very fit?

To hike in Muddus means daily distance between 7-14km. The path is relatively easy to hike but sometimes requires big steps over roots and rocks. 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 in Muddus we see all kinds of weather. We can experience sunshine and +15 C degrees during the day but also +5 C degrees with heavy rainfall. 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 probably still be some mosquitoes. How much depends on the temperature and how much rain we get during the weeks before the hike. We do our best to have breaks to rest where there is a light breeze that keeps most of the mosquitoes away. If you are sensitive to insects we recommend that you bring mosquito 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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