Sweden King’s Trail Trek
This epic 4-day trekking adventure takes you through a truly spectacular part of Sweden, hiking the Scandinavian mountain range, or the “Scandes.” We will stay in picturesque mountain huts, boat in and out of our destinations and summit the breath-taking Skierfe cliff, certainly this will be an endeavor of such magnitude that your memories will stay with you forever. Here the peaks are higher and the valleys steeper, with summits more than 6,500 feet and over one hundred glaciers.
- Stay in picturesque mountain huts in Europe's oldest national parks
- Boat in and out of our destinations and summit the breath-taking Skierfe cliffs
- Follow is part of the famous King's Trail, a 275 mile trail that stretches through the northern part of the Swedish mountain range
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Welcome to Stockholm- we'll use this picturesque Scandinavian city as our hub on our way to and from our adventure up north. Since this is just our staging grounds, no activities are scheduled.
This morning the group will take a 2-hr flight to a remote northern town where your Swedish guides will receive you and a private bus will take the group toward the mountains. On the bus, we will have a guide briefing about the adventure to come. We will then transfer to a small boat that will take us over a small lake to today's final destination - Saltoluokta Mountain Station. Here we will enjoy a meal and spend some time going over the preparations for tomorrow's hike.
Our first hiking day will be a full day along the famous King ́s Trail. Our destination is the mountain hut Sitojaure. We begin hiking down a valley filled with a beautiful birch mountain forest. Then we proceed on a gradual ascent to a plateau high above the treeline. Here the trail crosses a beautiful heathland landscape that offers views of the majestic peaks of Sarek to the west. After the plateau we will head down to the next valley where the beautiful river Sitojaure lays. Just next to the river rests our cabin with the same name. Dinner is cooked together at the mountain hut Sitojaure.
After breakfast at the hut, our hike continues another 6 miles along the King's Trail. We start in a valley down below the treeline and then ascend to a plateau, only to descend again to another valley. We will get to know a Sami family as they help us over the lake of Sitojaure in their motor boat. Our final destination is the mountain hut Aktse, where we will stay for two nights. From Aktse we will be able to view straight into the majestic Rapa Valley and into the gate of Sarek. We will also see the cliff of Skierfe, our summit the next day. Our cabin lies next to a small old Sami settlement (now summer houses for modern Sami-people).
Today we ascend the majestic cliff of Skierfe. The beauty of Skierfe is not its height but its shape and the view it offers. Skierfe is a cliff with an almost 2300 foot vertical wall to its southwest. The view from here (if weather permits) is spectacular. Below, we see the river delta of Laitaure created by the glacial rivers of Sarek. We can also see the small mountain Namatj, which resembles a heart and is often called "The Heart of Sarek". And of course, Skierfe offers the best view ever of the famous Rapa Valley. Today is a full day adventure taking time to enjoy the outstanding views along the way.
Today we take a boat ride along the beautiful Laitaure river delta and then start another 5 mile hike before we meet our private bus at Sitoälvsbron. It's a 1.5 drive to our hotel in Jokkmokk where we will enjoy a final group dinner.
After breakfast a bus will take us to the airport for our flight to Stockholm. Tonight is free to explore the city.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight home.
Dates & Pricing
Aug 5Aug 12$Contact Us USD
Above Costs Include:
- All international & domestic airport transfers as per the program by private vehicle
- Domestic flights within Sweden
- Private transportation via bus to and from your remote northern Sweden hub
- 2 nights Accomodation in Stockholm & break- fasts while at the hotel
- Any permits or national park fees
- All meals and accommodations while on the hike
Cost Does Not Include:
- Lunch & dinner in Stockholm prior and post-trek
- International airfare
- Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).