Pulka Skiing in Abisko, Sweden

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

5 Days

Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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!

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

 

Details

Accommodation

Tents

Meeting point

To get there: 1) Fly to Stockholm Arlanda Airport and continue with a sleepers train to Abisko Tourist station, or, 2) Fly to Narvik in Norway and go east from there.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: 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

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.


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Prices per person

Group of 2

SEK 27320 Each

Group of 3

SEK 21444 Each

Group of 4

SEK 18454 Each

Group of 5

SEK 15980 Each

Group of 6

SEK 14433 Each

Group of 7

SEK 13403 Each

Group of 8

SEK 12372 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Group equipment skis

- Group equipment ski boots

- Group equipment ski poles

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils




 

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