Join Outdoor Vagabond on an epic trekking expedition to Sarek National Park in northern Sweden. Sarek National Park is often described as Europe´s last wilderness. It is a mountainous area marked by deep valleys, wild rivers and massive glaciers. No other place in Sweden offer such awe-inspiring views as this wild and untouched land.
This is a tour for hikers looking for a challenge. The terrain is rough and the journey long. We hike for a total of nine days and spend 8 nights in tents. We cross rivers by foot and carry all of our equipment on our backs. The route we have planned takes you through the whole National Park and brings you to all the famous highlights, such as the breath-taking cliff of Skierffe, the jungle-like Rapa-valley, and the majestic glacier-covered Ákka summit. This is not the easiest Sarek expedition, but it´s definitely the most rewarding one!
Sarek National Park is part of the greater area of Laponia – an UNESCO World Heritage since 1996. The area holds a special importance for the world, due not only for its unspoilt natural beauty, but also for its cultural significance for the Sami-people. The Sami-people, an indigenous folk of northern Scandinavia, have had a presence in the area that dates back to prehistory. Sarek National Park has been grassing land for the Sami-reindeers for centuries, and it still is. The chances of seeing some of these spectacular creatures is basically guaranteed. The experience of meeting one of these massive hordes is truly a memory for life.
Wildlife in Sarek National Park is unique! Besides from the Sami-reindeers, Sarek is home to the famous Sarek moose, which grows massive in this protected environment. Close encounter with these magnificent creatures are very likely down in the jungle-like Rapa Valley. If you are lucky, you might even get a chance to spot one of Sarek´s fearsome predators, such as bear, lynx, wolverine, arctic fox or perhaps even wolf. And if you are a bird lover, Sarek won´t disappoint. The varied landscape of Sarek makes the area alive. In other words, don´t forget to bring your binoculars!
We trek in a small group for an exclusive experience. Our groups are of 6 to 12 participants led by two trained and certified Swedish mountain leaders. Expect to share laughter, joy and the sense of comradeship that always emerge within a group on an adventurous journey.
“Eat well hike well” is one of our mottos. On this journey you will enjoy delicious outdoor meals based on home-made and home-dried ingredients. We have a special menu prepared for you with a mix of vegetarian dishes and some dishes with fish and meet from the wild. Of course, we also try to cater for every special food request. We know that sharing a meal in camp with you fellow hikers can be the highlight of the day.
Safety is everything to us. Sarek offers many challenges that other wilderness areas do not. In Sarek there are no marked tracks, no cell phone coverage, no signs and most rivers don’t have bridges. To keep you safe you will be guided by two professional Swedish mountain leaders equipped with all the necessary safety-equipment. With the help of our guides, you won´t need much previous outdoor knowledge yourself. All you need is a pair of strong legs and an appreciation of the wild!
The adventure awaits!