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skiing in Abisko
Skiing in Abisko
skiing in Abisko
Skiing in Abisko
Skiing in Abisko

Pulka Skiing in Abisko, Sweden

Enjoy a unique adventure in gorgeous Abisko on this 5-day pulka skiing tour led by a local certified guide.


DURATION

5 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Feb - Apr

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Spend time in remote nature.
  • Pull a pulka and ski in the stunning Arctic circle.
  • Learn to deal and camp in remote wilderness environments.
  • Catch sight of reindeer, northern lights, and more!

Description

On this 5-day tour in the Swedish Lapland, you will enjoy a unique pulka skiing adventure in gorgeous Abisko.

Abisko National Park is one of the oldest National Parks in Europe, since 1909. The name Abisko comes from a similar Sami name Ábeskovvu which loosely translated means 'the forest by the large water'. This stunning area preserves a high nordic mountain nature and is a historical site that attracts a lot of researchers. For thousands of years, it has been home to the Sami people, who followed herds of wild reindeer between the forests and the mountains. Still today it is being used for herding reindeer. Abisko is also generally a good place to see the northern lights because of the lack of light pollution and the usually clear weather.

This trip will involve exploring remote and dreamy snowscapes where you will combine your strength and your sense of wonder. Along the way, you might encounter reindeer, stunning landscapes, and amazing star-filled skies. You will also have to pull a pulka, set up camp in the snow, and melt snow for cooking and hydration purposes. This will make the journey recreational, but also intense.

Perhaps you will have to help out with putting in the tracks in the front of the pulka, navigating a blizzard or digging a shelter. The weather and avalanche conditions in these areas are highly unpredictable so the team must be flexible to changes on a daily or hourly basis. It can also be provided as an intensive course or a 'learn as much as you wish' mix of guide/course for groups.

A video meeting will be held in advance of the trip as well as a quick video meeting just before departure. Then you will carry out an equipment check with your guide before setting off into the wild. After five days, you will return with a rounded experience of what pulka skiing and remote winter camping are all about.

If you're interested in joining this unique experience in the Swedish Lapland, then contact me today and we can start planning this experience!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Skis

- Ski boots

- Ski poles

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Equipment check

Try out equipment, have a coffe and chat before skiing off to a relatively close area towards the tree line within Abisko NP

Day 2: Ski day

Ski up through the forest and through U-valley called Gate of Lapland into the neighbouring valley

Day 3: Ski day

Slightly downhill, we follow a valley surrounded by steep mountains and glaciers

Day 4: Abisko National Park

We enter Abisko National Park again and make our way back towards Abisko

Day 5: Abisko Mountain Station

We return to Abisko Mountain Station where we started well in advance before the trains leave

Equipment you will need to bring

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping mat and clothes. A full equipment list will be provided well in advance.

About the guide: Markus

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Markus

4.80

(6)

Mountain Leader

Some say they started with their outdoor adventures at a certain stage in life - I simply never stopped. A childhood spent outdoors led me to the career of guiding. 3 years of education in Vadstena with the Leadership and Outdoor program and another 1½ years to become a Wilderness and Adventure guide at Campus Åre.

Since 2013 I have been self-employed and working as a freelance mountain leader all over Scandinavia and I am happy to call it my home. I have also made sure to invest in further education such as 80 hours first aid training - Wilderness First Responder (NOLS), avalanche course PRO 2 through SVELAV and I carry the National Award for Mountain Leaders to mention a few.

On top of this, I make sure to put my skills to good use as a Chairman of the Swedish Mountain Leader Organisation, a delegate to UIMLA, and as a board member of the Mountain Safety Council of Sweden. I am also helping the Industry Organisation of Sustainable Snowmobile Tourism as an expert member in their task of building a guide training. Previous work also includes training Mountain Leaders and setting up operation guidelines and safety plans for other guiding companies.

My biggest passion is helping others access wild places and showing them the best parts of outdoor adventure. I will be happy to share my knowledge and guide you especially in the Scandinavian Mountain Range which stretches 1700 kilometers on the border between Sweden and Norway.

Languages

Norwegian | Swedish | English

Certificates

UIMLA | SFLO

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What people are saying about Markus

Sigge

5.00

Amazing ski touring adventure in the Swedish mountains. Can recommend this trip to both beginners and advanced skiers.

Michael

5.00

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.

Nikolaus

5.00

Markus has been the perfect guide for our father-son trip. Thank you very much! The hole organization with explore-share has been easy, trustful and very transparent. Thank you!

Isabelle

5.00

It was an amazing trip, with very kind and professionnal guide Hanna, thank you soo much to help us to realize our dream, Isabelle

Sigge

5.00

Amazing ski touring adventure in the Swedish mountains. Can recommend this trip to both beginners and advanced skiers.

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