Inside the Arctic Circle - Skiing the Kings Trail
Sweden, Ski Touring, 9 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,815 (land only) - from $2,100 (land only)
This classic ski tour offers great value for money; with all meals, timed airport transfers, and husky support all included in the price of the holiday.
- A classic Nordic ski tour inside the Arctic Circle
- The spectacular Northern Lights
- Husky support and cosy mountain huts of northern Sweden
- Fully guided and all meals included
- Ski touring equipment can be hired locally
This Arctic winter wonderland adventure holiday will see you ski touring Nordic style along the famous King's Trail/Kungsleden of Sweden. With the winter sun resting below the horizon, the Arctic landscapes of northern Sweden, featuring majestic peaks and frozen waterfalls, are bathed in an ethereal light. Our fabulous ski touring holiday through this winter wonderland along the King's Trail/Kungsleden of Sweden begins with 2 nights in Abisko - perhaps the best place in the world to experience the stunning Northern Lights. Then, after a day's instruction in the basic techniques of Nordic Skiing, we ski off into the wilderness, skiing across dramatic valleys and glorious viewpoint passes, as we follow the route of the King's Trail/Kungsleden. Dog-sledges carry the group's equipment and as the journey progresses we have the unique opportunity to become acquainted with the dogs and their individual personalities within the team. We overnight in remote mountain huts, some of which have saunas - the perfect place to relax after a full day cross country skiing in the cold, crisp air. Finally, from the Kebnekaise Mountain Station, beneath the highest peak in Sweden, we use snowmobiles to return to the roadhead. A memorable end to a fantastic ski touring holiday. Skiing the Kungsleden Trail demands a good level of fitness and, though cross country ski experience is not essential, you ought to have mastered the basics of down hill skiing.
Is this holiday for you?
Note that group members will be expected to take part in 'hut chores' including cooking, cleaning and fetching water. Please note: Because of the shortness of the day and cold temperatures during February, it is essential that all group members on early departures are competent cross country skiers only and not novices. On the later departures, the Northern Lights can still be seen, but to lesser effect as spring arrives. However the longer days, warmer temperatures and snow conditions allow this unique route to be enjoyed by most people with basic-intermediate skiing skills.
We have included a training day in the itinerary. For earlier departures, the focus of this day will be on the use of safety equipment and winter survival skills. For later departures the day can be used to give novices the chance to get an idea of what is involved in ski touring.