Overview

Europe’s most remote corners invite you to discover spectacular wildlife! Join this 8-day expedition in Sarek National Park to see bears, moose, lynx and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Experienced guides will ensure high wildlife sighting chances while keeping you safe. They will also tell you some fascinating stories along the way! Expect real backcountry challenges, an unmatched sense of remoteness and lazy evenings by the campfire for eight straight days – that's a trip of a lifetime!

Highlights

  • Most remote nature in Europe
  • Helicopter drop-off and pick-up
  • Europe’s biggest moose and other wildlife
  • Sarek National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Sarek National Park is known as Europe’s last true wilderness area. Few places remain as untouched as this gem and on this expedition you get to explore itA helicopter will drop you off at the border of the park. From there, it’s just you, the remote wilderness, your fellow adventurers and your guide. 

As you traverse the dramatic landscapes of Sarek National Park, you will attempt to spot lynx, bears and Europe’s largest moose. Each day will bring new adventures and you’ll spend your evenings at cozy campsites. On day seven, a helicopter will pick you up and bring you back to civilization, where you’ll get to spend your last day looking at pictures and sharing memories. 

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  • Small group
Availability September
Duration 8 day
Departs from Jokkmokk
Minimum age 15 years
Difficulty Moderate
Accommodation Included
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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What's included

Included

  • Experienced and certified backcountry guides
  • Room and board (2 nights at a guesthouse + 5 nights in mountain tents)
  • Helicopter drop-off and pick-up at Sarek National Park
  • Transportation to and from Stora Sjöfallet (for the helicopter)
  • Outdoor equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, cooking and eating utensils

What to bring

  • Hiking gear (hiking boots, clothing, etc.)
  • Any personal necessities (medicine, etc.)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Binoculars

Not Included

  • Transfer Luleå Airport – Jokkmokk and back (available for an additional 1500 SEK (146 EU) fee)
  • Single room (available for an additional 400 SEK (39 EU) fee for both nights)
  • Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks

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Itinerary

Day 1:

jokkmokk town street view in swedish lapland

You have two options – meet your guide at Luleå Airport for pick-up (extra charge applies) or get to Jokkmokk via public transportation (for directions, see the “Practical Information” section below). 

The entire group meets in the late afternoon at Jokkmokk guesthouse (Åsgård hostel). This 100-year-old rustic guesthouse was first built as a home for a local forester and today serves as the base of our expedition. 

We will get to know each other over a delicious welcome dinner, spend a few hours checking our equipment, and get a good night’s sleep. 

a helicopter in a field in sweden

After a nutritious breakfast and a 90-minute minibus ride, we’re ready to board the helicopter! Our pilot will greet us with some coffee and in no time we’ll find ourselves admiring the national park from above.  

Following 20 minutes of jaw-dropping views, we will land in Sarek National Park. After putting in a few kilometers, we will pitch our tents by the river and have a relaxing evening surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains. 

happy hiker spreading arms in sweden

We begin our day with a breakfast, pack up and start hiking along Rapaätno River. Flat terrain and picturesque views of the mountains ensure that this hike is as enjoyable as they get!  

From there, we start tracking animal trails through a birch forest, which is home to moose and reindeer at this time of the year. We will try to move as quietly as possible and make lots of stops to increase our chances of a close-up encounter with a moose.  

As the evening approaches, we set up our camp in a spot with good viewing possibilities and cook up a nice dinner. Northern Lights are common at this time of the year. If the skies are clear, make sure you take a look outside once in a while during the night. 

people on the top of a mountain in sweden

These three days are all about hiking, tracking and taking amazing pictures. If everything goes as planned, we will leave our belongings at the campsite and go exploring without our backpacks.  

These are the days when fatigue may start to kick in because you’ve been sleeping in tents and hiking a lot. We won’t let that spoil our mood by taking regular coffee breaks and snapping pictures whenever we get a chance.  

Weather permitting, one of the highlights will be summitting Nammatj Mountain. From the top, you’ll glimpse incredible views of the riverIf we’re lucky, we might even spot moose grazing on the river’s banks. 

swedish reindeers on a mountain in autumn

After an unforgettable excursion, wreturn to civilization. But not before we eat our last campsite breakfast and enjoy some more hiking! 

Around midday, a helicopter will pick us up and fly us back to Jokkmokk guesthouse. After spending so many days in the wilderness, a shower, a home-cooked meal, and a comfy bed take on a whole new meaning – trust us! Enjoy these well-deserved pleasures on the final night of your expedition. 

We eat breakfast and say our goodbyes. The trip has come to an end, but the memories will last a lifetime! Chances are you’ll make some friends for life too. Nature has a way of bringing people together. 

Accommodation: 
You will spend the first and last night of this trip at Jokkmokk guesthouse. Room options include standard single/double/twin room with shared bathroom. Double rooms are the option that comes with the tour price, but if you’d like to upgrade to a single room, you can do that for 400 SEK (39 EU) per person.   

The other five nights will be spent in single or double tents. To reduce the weight of your backpack, you may choose to share tent with another person of your own genderThe following top-quality outdoor sleeping equipment will be providedlightweight tent, sleeping bag (3-season Nordic climate) and sleeping-mat. 

There are no specific prerequisites for this tour. However, we strongly suggest that you only join if you consider yourself to be in good physical condition. You will need to hike considerable distances on uneven terrain and carry your backpack, which can weigh anywhere from 18-25 kg (40-55 lbs) (if you wish to reduce your backpack’s weight to minimum, only pack essential items and purchase lightweight gear). 

While the minimum age for this tour is 15, anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. 

At Luleå Airport: 
Should you choose the pick-up option from Luleå Airport, your guide will meet you there at 14:30 (2:30 p.m.). The drive to Jokkmokk will take about two hours. You will return to Luleå Airport at around 11 a.m. on the day of your departure, so you should book your return flight for 13:00 (1 p.m.) or later. You can also choose to stay an extra night in Luleå town before you return home. In that case, we will take you to your hotel. 

 1500 SEK (146 EU) per person fee applies for the transfer from Luleå with return. 
 

At Jokkmokk:

If you prefer to commute by yourself, you should meet up with your group and guide at Jokkmokk guesthouse in Jokkmokk at around 17:00 (p.m.). 
Jokkmokk Guesthouse is also called Villa Åsgård on some maps and websites. 
Address: Åsgatan 20, 962 31 Jokkmokk, SWEDEN 

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