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Backcountry Skiing in Lapland: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Explore the snowy wonderland of the Swedish mountains

Pristine powder scattered across vast backcountry slopes. Arctic solitude sweeping across the Swedish mountainside. Lapland is the ideal place for some spectacular skiing adventures. And when the skies turn dark at night, the Northern Lights put on a magical dance that is truly unique. Visit between the months of March and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Lapland

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Lapland?

Located in the north of Sweden, on the border with Norway, Lapland, along with the Scandinavian Mountains, form a stunning range that boasts steep peaks with a span of average altitudes between 1,300 m and 2,000 m. an area of outstanding beauty, Lapland is home to notable national parks, nature reserves and UNESCO-listed world heritage sites.

Why should I choose Lapland for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Arctic wilderness

Spectacular scenery spreads out across the breathtaking arctic wilderness of Lapland. It consists of almost one-fourth of Sweden’s territory, and rests in the extreme north. Once known as a no-man’s land in the Dark Ages, yet the nomadic Sami people settled there. Through industrialisation, its timber and minerals were extracted, before tourism became an established part of the region.

Unique landscapes

The vast open wilderness of Lapland leads to some spectacular sights and a deep sense of solitude and solidarity with nature. Lapland is also right at the heart of the Aurora Borealis, the surreal dance of light that is both a mystical and magical experience. What better way to experience winter than backcountry skiing pristine slopes and witnessing the heavenly Northern Lights.

Wildlife in Lapland

The intense frosty environment is home to a rich number of cold-loving animals. Packs of Arctic fox, herds of emblematic reindeer, and the rare lynx all can be found in the snowy wilderness of Lapland. The arctic mountainside features various vegetation as you increase in altitude, from pine forest and birch forest to mountain tundra. While alpine gentian and avens color the lower area.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Lapland?

Temperatures in winter can range from 22°C to -3°C, while during the warmer months can range between 13°C and 17°C.

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What currency is accepted around Lapland?

Swedish krona.

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When is the best time to travel to Lapland for Backcountry Skiing?

Visit between the months of March and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | Lapland



Markus was brilliant, from helping me to develop the idea for the expedition, figuring out a good location, route planning etc, while trying to keep the costs down. Prior to the expedition Markus was really helpful in helping me figure out the right equipment - this differed from my previous expeditions due to both temperature being warmer than I was used to, and the terrain we'd be covering. During the expedition Markus was excellent in communicating what were doing, how we were going to do it, all the while teaching me about navigation, his own methods for winter camping etc etc. Throughout our route, Markus explained to me about Sami culture, why the landscape is as it is, and how it has developed throughout history, meaning I returned far richer for the cultural enlightenment. i couldn't recommend Markus to anyone wanting to head out ski touring or deep wild Nordic skiing. I felt safe and in the right hands the whole time, and thoroughly enjoyed his company. The Explore Share platform was very helping in matching us together - the expedition wouldn't have happened with out them, as so few guides are willing or able to take people out into the extreme wilderness in winter in this way. they matched me with the right guide, so that was perfect. What needs to improve is that they wanted cash paid before I spoke to Markus, which I would never do, because of the complexity of the proposed expedition. We both needed to know each others' abilities and make a sensible plan for the trip before we could commit to it. While I appreciate $Explore share is an introductory service, for which they need a fee, finding a better way for this would be helpful. I was always going to honour the payment once the introduction was made, but obviously some people would attempt to get around it. No matter, I remain satisfied with the explore Share service, and recommend anyone to use it.

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