Snowshoeing Holidays in Europe | The Kings Trail Arctic Circle

Ever fancied yourself as a snowshoer? What about an Arctic Explorer? Adventurous ewe have a wide range of unforgettable experiences, making it possible for you to discover new exciting cultures, reach new heights and challenge yourself more than ever before. A particular adventure to note is the Kings Trail Arctic Circle which is a must if you are looking for Snowshoeing Holidays in Europe.

Snowshoeing is a style of hiking which has been around for centuries, from casual snowshoers to professional competitors. The expedition will explore Sweden’s Kings Trail, renowned for its breathtaking, unspoilt landscape and ideal viewing spot for the Aurora (Northern lights).

The trip offers a chance to tick a number of must-see destinations off your wishlist, including, Lake Alesjaure, the Tjäktjavagge valley, the Kebnekaise Mountain and the frozen Valley of Ladtjovagge. During your expedition you will stay in a number of remote Arctic Mountain huts, featuring saunas to wooden fires.

The trip is 7 days long, each day consisting of 3 – 6 hours of trekking. Please see below for a breakdown of the itinerary:

Travel: U.K. to Kiruna – Abisko National Park
Trekking: 0
Activities: Adventure briefing, 3-course dinner, Possible viewing of the Aurora
Accommodation: Renovated 4-bedded hostel rooms with shared bathroom.

Travel: Abisko – Lake Alesjaure
Trekking: 3hrs (6km)
Activities: Abisko National Park, 35km transfer by snowmobiles to the high mountains & cabins
Accommodation: Mountain Dorms with a chance to relax in the Sauna!

Travel: Lake Alesjaure – Tjakja Mountain Hut
Trekking: 6hrs (14km)
Activities:  Frozen Alesätno River, trek up towards the Tjäktja mountain-cabin
Accommodation: Mountain Dorms with gas/wood-fired heating

Travel: Tjakja Mountain Hut – Salka Hut
Trekking: 5hrs (14km)
Activities:  Cross over the Tjäktjapass, The Tjäktjavagge valley, Descend to the STF cabins
Accommodation: Mountain Dorms with a chance to relax in the Sauna!

Travel: Salka Hut – Singi Hut
Trekking: 5hrs (13km)
Activities:  trek through the ore of the arctic landscapes, experience incredible glaciers
Accommodation: Mountain Dorms with gas/wood-fired heating

Travel: Singi Hut – Kebnekaise
Trekking: 6hrs (15km)
Activities:  Kebnekaise Mountain station, Celebration dinner
Accommodation: 4-10 bedded room lodge

Travel: Kebnekaise – Kiruna Airport
Trekking: 0
Activities:  Breakfast at Kebnekaise, 1-hour snowmobile transfer through the frozen Valley of Ladtjovagge, transfers to airport.

The Kings Trail Arctic Circle is a trip of a lifetime, allowing you to really indulge yourself in the landscape and beautiful unspoilt scenery. Included in the price are all transfers, accommodation and meals, as well as mountain leaders, snowshoe hire and safety equipment. For anything else you would like to bring, you can also take advantage of a 15% discount voucher for Cotswold Outdoor which has a range of relevant accessories and clothing.

To find out more, why not read the full itinerary here, with additional resources including a vlog of the adventure, kit list and detailed Q&A’s.