It can be difficult to know what to bring on a winter trip. Below is a list of some advice on things to bring and things to avoid. Any luggage you bring that won't be needed on the tour itself, we will safely store for you until the tour is over. Only the most essential items will be taken on the sledges to avoid as much unnecessary weight as possible.
Not at all, we are starting from scratch. If you are a group with previous experience in the field, we can of course start the course at a higher level.
Generally speaking, there really is no age limit, we welcome all ages.
No, an average physical condition is enough. At most we will walk a distance of a couple of hours, either with a small backpack or none at all.
In general, you can always expect mosquitoes in Norrland during the summer season, but it varies quite a lot from place to place. There may be a lot in one place and almost none at all in others. Moreover, we are experts in methods to keep them away and which will make your stay relatively untroubled.
Yes it is. In Kiruna, the midnight sun shines from late May to mid-July. And despite the sunset, the nights are very bright well into August.
There are a few things you need to have with you.
Not completely. We will enjoy "regular" meals and stay indoors at our wilderness camp for most of the course. It is only during the last two days that you will find your own food and stay in the woods.
The wilderness camp has a fully functioning kitchen. The main building is heated by a wood-burning stove. The camp has no electricity. We also have a sauna heated by a wood stove and an outdoor pool. Water is supplied from the pristine lake. The wilderness camp is located by Lake Väkkäräjärvi, about 30 km from Kiruna and about 15 km from Jukkasjärvi.
Our highly qualified authorized guides are experienced and trained for all possible situations for this type of environment. And of course, we have the ability to call for assistance and transportation if needed.