Boasting modest but immaculate mountains, pristine lakes and rivers and plains as far as the eye can see, one of the main reasons to come cross-country skiing in Sweden is for the incredible scenery. Liberate your adventurous spirit as you cross glacially carved valleys and pass by stunning mountain features on a pair of skis.
Best time to visit:
March to April
Swedish krona (SEK)
How to get there:
Most cross-country skiing trips to Sweden will begin with a flight into Luleå Airport (LLA), in northern Sweden. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip
What’s the weather like?
During the spring average temperatures in Swedish Lapland hover around freezing. Spring is also the driest time of year, with an average of 30 millimeters (1.2 inches) of precipitation falling each month
Sandwiched in between Norway and Finland on the Scandinavian peninsula, Sweden is one of the top cross-country skiing destinations in all of Europe, if not the world. One of the reasons why this is the case is because running across northern Sweden is a region known as Lapland. Covering roughly one-quarter of the country, Lapland is home to the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, the Laponian area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Sarek National Park, which is widely considered to be among the most beautiful in Europe. Heading on a cross-country skiing expedition is among the best ways to see these incredible places during the springtime, when snow still blankets the landscape, but polar night has ended. Away from Lapland, Funäsfjällen, in the east of the country, is another excellent spot, Boasting a huge interconnected system of cross-country trails that run above the treeline in the Scandinavian Mountains, there are few better places to go in the country for incredible mountain views
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