Backcountry and Kites in Swedish Lapland

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Sweden, Sapmi

Härjedalen in south Sapmi/Lapland is one of the places in Scandinavia where snow falls earlier. It is Sweden’s southernmost alpine region, with the highest Swedish peaks south of the Arctic Circle. There are many first-class snowkiting areas in the vicinity of Funäsdalen, the largest of which are Flatruet, Ramundberget and Tänndalen which we will access to practice the skikite traverse.

travel code

SAPM001

fixed departures:

06/02 – 13/02, 2016

groups:

4/8 MIN/MAX

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Places – 8

destination:

Sweden

type:

Arctic

duration:

8 days

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Sweden, Sapmi

The Sami/Laplander communities Mittådalen and Ruvhten, and several old mountain pastures still in operation, mix with other examples of culture to form a unique character. It is Sweden's southern-most alpine region, with the highest Swedish peaks south of the Arctic Circle. There are many first-class snowkiting areas in the vicinity of Funäsdalen, the largest of which are Flatruet, Ramundberget and Tänndalen which we will access to practice the skikite traverse. The Funäsdalen mountains constitute the southernmost bare mountain area in Sweden, with numerous peaks rising higher than 1,000 metres. Helags, at 1,798 metres, has the southernmost Swedish glacier. The Sami/Laplander communities Mittådalen and Ruvhten, and several old mountain pastures still in operation, mix with other examples of culture to form a unique character. Here the Sami reindeer roam free together with the animals of the arctic fauna, like wild herds of musk ox, bear, wolf, wolverine, arctic fox, eagle and lynx.

The course

This course emphasizes the use of power kites and skis for daytrips and multiday trip of tourkiting.

The focus during the first 4 days is on ski and kite technique development, equipment, cold weather management, backcountry safety, navigation, camping and communications. The last 2 days you will put it all together on two full days of tourkiting.

For whom

- Beginners

- Ski/snowkiters that want to complement and improve their skills and techniques applicable for ski traversing.

- Backcountry skiers

Ratio

There will be a maximum 1:6 instructor-participants ratio on this course.

Participants will be divided in two groups depending on skills and techniques.

On the final days two guides will supervise the groups travelling.

Goal

After the course the participants have the skills and knowledge to make day and multiday tourkiting traverses on their own in a subarctic environment.

Difficulty

This is a beginner’s course but some experience in snowkite, cross-country or downhill ski techniques experiences are recommendable. Good physical condition without back or knee problems is a must. The intensity of the course is high, long days and you will be skikiting/skiing and pulling a pulk for 6 hours per day at the end of the course.

Accommodation

Cabin

Food

All included during program

Guide

X-plore guide.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Funasdalen

Day 2 - Workshops and skikiting

Day 3 - Workshops and skikiting

Day 4 - Workshops and skikiting

Day 5 - Workshops and skikiting

Day 6 - Full day skikiting

Day 7 - Full day skikiting

Day 8 - Departure

MAPS & AREA

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Included

  • Lodgement in wooden cabin; twin bedroom
  • Breakfast and lunch of the first day
  • Instructor
  • Kites, pulks, harnesses
  • Group equipment
  • Safety equipment and communications
  • Transports from Roros
  • Workshops

Excluded

  • Personal equipment
  • Any personal expenses; drinks, telephone calls or other
  • Flight tickets
  • Transport to Roros/Funasdalen
  • Travel & activity insurance
  • Any other service not indicated in Includings
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