Sweden

Sweden

Vast landscapes that feature towering alpine peaks, 4,000-plus lakes, pine forests, meadows, and glaciers; national parks; a southeastern coastline peppered by islands; opportunities to experience the Saami culture; the northern lights and three months of midnight sun.

Wilderness tours, hiking, wildlife viewing, mountain climbing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and world-class white-water rafting; dog sleighing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, skating and more.

During winter and early spring, multi-day ski-tours provide also a unique opportunity for getting acquainted with the indigenous “people of the reindeer,” the Saami, who have called the Arctic their homeland for millennia. The trips include the chance to help herd reindeer, eat traditional food and sleep in Saami tepees, as well as explore the tundra.

Laponia

A conglomeration of four national parks in western Lapland, this region is designated an UNESCO World Heritage site for its superlative natural features and its historic importance to the Saami culture. The area encompasses close to 10,000 square kilometers of alpine massifs and valleys, glaciers, lakes, water courses, and wetlands. Three of Laponia’s parks—Stora Sjöfallet, Padjelanta, and Sarek—form together Europe’s largest national park. Sarek’s largely trackless wilderness is home to 100 glaciers and six of Sweden’s highest peaks. The challenging terrain is recommended only for experienced trekkers and climbers. Abisko National Park, overlooking the Lapp Gateway mountain formation, is a popular and accessible destination for hikers and skiers. The park is the starting/finishing point of the 440-kilometer King’s Trail, a marked route through some of Northern Europe’s most magnificent sceneries, with accommodation along the way.

National Parks

With a total area of 731,589 hectares across 29 national parks, Sweden is practically one big national park. The first national park, Sarek, was established in 1909 and was the first of its kind in Europe. There’s a lot of lush, rolling countryside, but mountain terrain rules and covers almost 90% of the parks’ combined area. Sarek (which shelters more than 100 glaciers) and Padjelanta (with a lake and vast tracts of open landscape) are two of the biggest national parks. Muddus is known for its deep ravines and Stora Sjöfallet for its forest and alpine peaks.

Wildlife

There are not many places in Europe with such a full complement of special mammals as Sweden. Wolves, brown bears, wolverines, European lynxes, elks, beavers, wild boars, reindeers and snowy owls live all in one country.

Join us on one of our ski, multi-adventure , trekking, wildlife or northern lights tours.

 

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