The Arctic Explorer Trek was such a success last year were doing it again in march and April 2018. The trek is a unique opportunity to trek in winter along the famous Kungsleden Trail, also known as the Kings Trail in Swedish Lapland.
This is a totally new trek which to our knowledge no one else is doing, for at least the time being, the trail is limited to the number of trekkers at this time of year and we have block booked the cabins which means there will be no other groups on the trail other than intrepid Scandinavians.
We snowshoe the trail covering an average of 14km a day, which is good weather takes us about 5-6hrs trekking per day. This trip is not all about the walking, there’s so much more as the team will be expected to help prepare the meals, collect and chop wood for the fire and collect water from the nearest well, which is an adventure in it self.
During our treks on the trail each night we were rewarding with breath taking lights shows with the Northern Lights due to the remoteness of the trail there in no light pollution, the only difficulty is with standing the nights freezing temperatures dropping down to -20, so good warm kit is a must.
I can’t even begin to tell you how it feels and see the Northern Lights in full swing, all I can say is we were jumping for joy, like a child on bonfire night, nothing can prepare you for this spectacular phenomenon, make sure you bring a good camera.
The Abisko National Park were we begin our trek has been awarded one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights.
All our groups are limited to 10 lucky trekkers and we only have two dates available for 2018. If not already on your long bucket list of things to do, then I’d highly recommend you add the Northern Lights to ever increasing list.