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Overview

Challenge yourself and make incredible memories in the remote Sarek National Park wilderness as you summit Sweden’s most beautiful mountain – Mount Skierfe. This 7-day hiking adventure will take you through the last untouched corners of Europe’s natural landscapes.

Highlights

  • Mount Skierfe
  • Incredible river delta views
  • Old mountain settlement Aktse
  • Sarek National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

On this 7-day hiking trip, you will first discover Lake Laidaure and proceed to Aktse, a tiny, old mountain settlementYou will then take on Mount Skierfe with its bare sides and steep ledge. From the top you will witness unmatched sights of the river delta landscape. After all, the area is unanimously considered to be one of the most beautiful in Sweden! 

Throughout your hike, you will stop to refill your water supply from streams and natural springsEach evening, fellow adventurers and your guide will share some fascinating stories by the fireYou'll return home with incredible stories and if you pack your camera you can share your amazing pictures too. 

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Availability June - Sept
Duration 7 day
Departs from Jokkmokk
Minimum age 16 years
Difficulty Moderate
Meet on Location Yes
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What's included

Included

  • Experienced and certified wilderness guide with Wilderness First Aid or First Responder Education
  • Room and board (2 nights in Jokkmokk guesthouse + 3 nights in mountain tents)
  • Outdoor equipment: lightweight tent, cooking equipment and utensils
  • Safety equipment: first aid kit, satellite phone
  • Transportation from Jokkmokk to the starting location of the hike and back

What to bring

  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat (rental option available, 500 SEK (47 EU) per set)
  • Personal hiking gear (hiking boots, clothing, etc.)
  • Personal necessities (prescription medication, etc.)

Not Included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transportation to and from Jokkmokk
  • Single room option at Asgard Hostel (upgrade available for 340 SEK (32 EU) per person for both nights)

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Jokkmokk!

town of jokkmokk street view in sweden

The cozy Åsgård Hostel is located in central Jokkmokk. Check-in no earlier than 3 PM. If you arrive earlier in the day, we highly recommend a visit to Ájtte, the Swedish Mountain, and the Sami Museum in Jokkmokk.

We all meet up, guide, and participants, at Åsgård Hostel at 5 PM and go through the upcoming program, take a look at your backpacks and packing, and divide the common equipment such as tents and cooking gear. Afterward, we will be served dinner at the hostel and we get some time to get to know each other better.

snowy mountain in sarek national park in sweden

After breakfast at the hostel, we head west in our minibus * and after a few hours' drive, we arrive at the bridge over the river Sitoälven. Here we divide the food for the coming days between each other before we start our hike, which today is an easy hike along a bike path, approx. 10 km. The goal for the day is the lake Laidaure’s eastern shore where we set up our tents, cook dinner, and make camp for the night.

* If you have your own car and don’t want to ride in the minibus with others, you can of course drive yourself to the starting place.

group resting on the top of mount skierfe in sweden

After breakfast, we pack up our tents and set off towards Aktse. The first part (about 6 km) of today's stage is easy to walk and we follow the marked hiking trail. The hike goes through a vast spruce forest with elements of wetlands and after a while we reach the beautifully situated mountain homestead Aktse and we are now at Kungsleden – the King’s Trail. Here we take a lunch break and enjoy the moment. It is good to replenish some energy before the substantial climb up to the bare mountain, which is a 300 meters ascent in just over 1 km.

Depending on where we can find water and the current weather situation we decide where we will set our camp for the night. It may be that we stop right above the tree line, but it may also be that we hike on towards Skierfe before we camp.

hikers walking near a mountain ridge in sweden

The plan for the day is to trek up to the summit of Skierfe if the weather forecast is good.

Skierfe is one of the more spectacular mountains in the Swedish mountain range. From Skierfe you can usually scout for grazing moose down in the delta of the Rapadalen valley. In the west, you will see Sarek National Park’s snow-capped high mountains and deep green valleys and if the weather is good we take the opportunity to just sit for a while and enjoy the mountains and the panoramic view.

happy hiker woman in sark national park in sweden

On this day we have different route options. Either we go down to Aktse the same route as we came or, we chose to hike down more towards the north side. Depending on the weather, wind, and availability of water, we decide which route we take. We strive to set our camp above the tree line, but it can also be that we move further down into the forest or that we set camp down by Lake Laidaures shore.

jokkmokk church in lapland sweden

It’s our last morning in our tents and now everyone knows the routines for taking down and packing everything. Most of the food is gone and our backpacks are considerably much lighter. Often you get the feeling that the days pass by so fast, and maybe they have, but we have nevertheless managed to collect many new impressions.

We hike down to our starting point, the bridge by the river Sitoälven which is very easy to walk.

We load everything in the car and drive down to Jokkmokk and check in at Åsgård Hostel. After taking a needed shower and changing to clean clothes, we meet again and enjoy a tasty dinner together.

Note: The itinerary for the hiking days may change depending on the weather. We will try to adapt so that we get as stable and good weather as possible when we go to the summit of Skierfe. We travel in an area where the forces of nature can be strong, and instead of fighting against nature, we are part of it.

Breakfast at the hostel before checking out. If you have more time to spend in Jokkmokk before your travel home, take the chance to visit the Museum if you didn’t get the chance on day 1. We also have some nice shops in Jokkmokk with handicrafts, art, jewelry, Sámi design, etc.

Meeting location: We meet at Jokkmokk guesthouse also known as Åsgård Hostel (Jokkmokks Vandrarhem) at 17:00 (p.m.) on the first day. 
AddressÅsgatan 20, 962 31 Jokkmokk, Sweden. 

Accommodation: You will spend the first and last night of this trip at the Jokkmokk guesthouse. A bed in a double room is included in the tour’s price. However, if you wish to upgrade to a single room, you can do so for an additional charge of 320 SEK (31 EU) per person. 

Group size: The group size may vary between 2 to 8 participants plus guides. 

No previous hiking or outdoor experience is required to join this tour. However, you should: 

  • Be in good enough shape to walk long distances on various terrain with a backpack that weighs 18-25 kg (39-55 lbs). 
  • Be at least 16 years of age (everyone 18 and under needs to join this tour with an adult family member).