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Kings Trail Arctic Snowshoe Expedition

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Highlights

  • Experience true Arctic wilderness as you snowshoe the scenic King’s Trail (Kungsleden)
  • Explore Abisko National Park as it stretches from the frozen shores of Lake Torneträsk
  • Capture the striking profile of Lapporten, the legendary gateway to Lapland
  • Experience back to basics living with chopping wood and fetching water in this pristine and remote Arctic wilderness
  • Leave only snowshoe prints as you travel gently through untouched snow, past Kebnekaise (Sweden’s highest mountain) and track some of the park’s amazing wildlife
  • Learn about the Sámi culture, reindeer herding and walk amongst a Sámi village
  • Overnight in Swedish mountain huts and reward yourself with a traditional Swedish sauna
  • Give yourself the best chance of witnessing the majestic dancing skies of the Northern Lights
  • Receive a free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle on departure to eliminate our plastic footprint in Sweden.

Overview

In the extreme north of Sweden, 180kms inside the Arctic Circle, hides the last remote wilderness of Lapland. Arriving here you will experience the unique home of the Sámi people and the Kings Trail. An expansive landscape of incredible glaciers, birchforests, powerful rivers and the highest mountains in Sweden. Your winter snowshoe expedition starts in Abisko, home to one of Sweden’s oldest National Parks, and is one of the best places on earth to view the Aurora (Northern Lights).

You will average 14kms per day trekking through the spectacular and everchanging landscapes. Spending Each night in remote Arctic mountain huts where you can enjoy a sauna to cap off a perfect day of snowshoeing.

This is an amazing opportunity to feel like an Arctic explorer with carrying your own kit of around 12 – 14kgs, chopping wood, lighting fire stoves for warmth in the mountain huts, cooking food and fetching water from remote ice wells. It’s an incredible week in such pristine frozen wilderness. No previous snowshoeing experience is required as training and practice sessions are all provided. Join us for this unique expedition which has been designed by Chief Ewe Jim and our local crew and is exclusive to Adventurous Ewe.

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Day 1

Flight from UK to Kiruna and transfer to Abisko National Park
UK to Stockhilm-Arlanda (ARN) and Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) to Kiruna (KRN)
1.5 hour transfer to Abisko

Meet the team and trek briefing

On your arrival into Kiruna on the recommended Adventurous Ewe flight time, you will be met with a transfer to take you from Kiruna Airport to Abisko, taking approximately 1.5 hours. Arriving at Abisko Mountain Station, almost Sweden’s most northern point, it’s a great starting place for the northern section of the King’s Trail expedition. The scenery is spectacular with views of the impressive u-shaped mountain formation ‘Lapporten’ and the grand lakes Torneträsk and Sjumilasjön. Here you will meet your Swedish Arctic Guide who will provide you with a full briefing of your adventure that lies ahead. Later in the evening dinner will be served in the restaurant with your chance to sample some Swedish cuisine. Your lodging for this evening is in freshly renovated 4-bedded hostel rooms with shared bathroom. Time permitting, you may have the opportunity for an optional trip to the Abisko Sky station to view the Aurora.

Included
Transfer: For those members of the team who are on Adventurous Ewe’s recommended flight from the UK to Kiruna, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hostel in Abisko. For those of you who are not on or near this flight, you will need to catch a taxi to the hostel.
Accommodation: Mountain station (4-bed dorm basis)
Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Abisko Snowshoe (6km trek / 3 hours)
Snowshoe fitting, training and warm up trek

After breakfast you will be issued with your snowshoes and the team will head out to explore Abisko National Park directly from the Mountain Station. This is a perfect time to try out your equipment and learn the technique of snowshoeing. Plus you will have the chance to see the striking profile of Lapporten, a ‘gate’ formed by neighbouring hills that serves as the legendary gate to Lapland. Your snowshoeing trek will also take you through a reconstructed Sámi village where you will learn about the Sámi culture. Sweden’s indigenous people, the Sámis, have a deep-rooted tradition of reindeer herding as their way of life and the way they have adapted to living in such extreme conditions is remarkable.

After 2 – 3 hours of snowshoeing you will return to the Mountain Station for lunch before your exciting 35km transfer by snowmobiles to the high mountains and your cabins at Lake Alesjaure. This will take approximately 2 hours. That evening, your lodging will be in mountain huts with either gas or wooden fire heating and there’s the welcomed opportunity to enjoy a sauna in the Swedish highlands. Any kit not needed for the snowshoe hike can be sent to the finish at the trailhead in Nikkaluokta.

Included:
Transfer: Snowmobile transfer from Abisko to Lake Alesjaure
Accommodation: Mountain hut (dorm rooms)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3

Lake Alesjaure to Tjakja Mountain Hut (14kms / 6 hours)

This is the start of your King’s Trail adventure! The first part of today’s leg takes you along the frozen Alesätno River with steep mountain walls rising more than 1000 meters. The valley will narrow as you start the climb up towards the Tjäktja mountain-cabin. You will cover approximately 13km in distance through the awe-inspiring landscape gaining 200 metres in ascent. Lodging will be in mountain huts with either gas or wooden fire heating. On reaching the mountain huts each evening, in small teams you will adopt the expedition style roles of wood chopping for the fire stoves, fetching water from remote ice wells and cooking dinner. Your crew will assist you together with the amazing Swedish folks who volunteer at the mountain huts. This gives you a real sense of remote living and community spirit.

Included
Accommodation: Mountain hut (dorm rooms)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

Day 4

Tjakja Mountain Hut to Sälka Hut (14kms / 5 hours)

Following breakfast, you will set out on your second day of snowshoeing through this everchanging frozen landscape. This morning your track continues upwards to the awe-inspiring Tjäktjapass at 1140 metres. On reaching this high point the remarkable Tjäktjavagge Valley opens up below you with incredible panoramic views stretching over 40 kilometres across the Arctic terrain below. This is one of the greatest views on the Kings Trail. You will then slowly descend winding your way to your mountain cabins at Sälka. Waiting for you here is another chance to have a sauna in this pristine frozen environment!

Included
Accommodation: Mountain hut (dorm rooms)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5

Sälka Hut to Singi Hut (13kms / 5 hours)

The hike between the cabins at Sälka and Singi is among the most beautiful and magnificent that the Swedish mountain realm can offer. Imposing summits, steep slopes and huge glaciers surround you as you walk across the vast frozen landscape. The route takes you through the vast valley of Tjäktjavagge. The magnificent surroundings will keep you mesmerised as you leave snowshoe tracks in the fresh snow. You will be graced with incredible views across the powerful Drakryggen and the northern summit of Kebnekaise, and the peaks just keep on appearing one after the other. This will be your final night of lodging in mountain huts and undertaking the rewarding jobs of wood chopping and fetching water.

Included
Accommodation: Mountain hut (dorm rooms)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6

Singi Hut to Kebnekaise (15kms / 6 hours)

Your final day in snowshoes will see you leave the Kungsleden long-distance trail. The hike between the Singi cabins and the STF Kebnekaise mountain station passes through the narrow part of Laddjuvagge with truly spectacular scenery. The route continues eastwards towards the imposing passage between the steep rugged slopes of Singitjåkka and Skárttoaivi. After passing the narrow part of the Laddjuvagge valley, you arrive where the landscape opens. The final few kilometres to the will see you wind your way to the finish at Kebnekaise Mountain station, which is at the base of the highest mountain in Sweden and the heart of Swedish alpinism. It’s the perfect way to complete your arctic adventure. A final chance for another well-deserved sauna and shower before a celebration dinner at the restaurant that evening!

Included
Accommodation: Mountain station
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 7

Kebnekaise to Kiruna Airport

Following a delicious Swedish breakfast in Kebnekaise you will have a snowmobile transfer through the frozen Valley of Ladtjovagge to Nikkaluokta. (19kms / 1 hour). This will be followed by a vehicle transfer to Kiruna Airport (1 hour 15 minutes). Full of an immense sense of pride, new skills, new friends and endless stories of a week spent in the pristine frozen wilderness of the Arctic, it’s time to return home.

Included
Transfers: Snowmobile transfer and vehicle transfer
Meals: Breakfast

Why go

Supporting local tourism, communities and understanding of the Sámi culture

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods across the planet, we’re keen to promote adventures in countries that are actively working towards sustainable tourism and conservation projects. Given the numerous environmental, cultural and conservation projects in place in Sweden, we’re  particularly keen and passionate to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore the pristine Arctic landscapes of this country in a safe and fun manner.

This exclusive adventure has been designed by Adventurous Ewe to deliver an amazing experience and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes across the Arctic Circle. Whilst also giving you the chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a greater understanding of the Arctic, the environment, the wildlife, the Sámi culture and enjoy back to basics living.

 

Book and travel with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Booking security
Adventurous Ewe Financial Guarantee

Any monies paid to Adventurous Ewe for a trip are immediately placed into a Trust account and not used for the day-to-day operations of the company. So, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, money paid in respect of future travel will be refunded, in full. This pledge has been honoured since the foundation of Adventurous Ewe in 2007. No client has suffered financial loss outside our T&C’s whilst travelling with us.

Financial security

Rest assured, your money is safe in any and all circumstances. There has been and always will be full financial protection on your booking. If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through our insurance with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.

Future of Travel

We’ve joined the movement to reshape the Future of Tourism!

We are excited to announce that Adventurous Ewe has signed the new set of Guiding Principles launched by the Future of Tourism Coalition. As a signatory, we commit to place destination needs at the centre of our recovery strategies and do our part to build a better tomorrow for travel and tourism.

These transformative principles outline a bold vision for the future of tourism – one that retains the integrity of destinations, promotes inclusivity and equality, maximizes positive impacts for communities and environments, and fosters collaborative change.

As a collective, we can build a better future for all and we’re super excited to do our part.

Learn more at www.futureoftourism.org

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Pre-trip info

On booking your King’s Trail Arctic Snowshoe Expedition, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our mobile travel app.

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service for your Arctic adventure. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this expedition and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the snowshoe trek and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the destinations that we visit in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure. Jim and Sue have both completed this expedition numerous times, so are well equipped to answer any of your queries no matter how big or small.

Flights

On signing up for the trip, we will provide you with the recommended flights to book to Kiruna Sweden or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL & ABTA protected Flight Agent at an additional cost. The recommended flights will include airport transfers in Sweden.

Flights are not included in your to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use any frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Sweden if you wish.

There are direct flights from London Heathrow or London Gatwick and non-direct flights for all major airports across the UK. Flights are operated by SAS and Norwegian Air and cost upwards of £350pp economy return, depending on which flights and when you book.

Passport

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay in Sweden. Airlines may not carry passengers holding passports with less than 6 months validity.

Visa

Currently UK passport holders do not need a visa to enter Sweden.

For further Brexit travel advice please visit ABTA’s further Brexit advice for travellers here.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, activities undertaken, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects and COVID-19 travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

You must send your Travel Insurance Policy to Adventurous Ewe no less than one month prior to departure.

Vaccinations and allergies

For the latest info on entry requirements for Sweden, please visit here.

Vaccinations
There are currently no mandatory vaccination requirements for Sweden however we would recommend that your tetanus jabs are up to date.

For the most up to date details on vaccinations, please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 6 – 8 weeks in advance of travel. For up to date vaccination information please check the NHS government website ‘Fit for Travel’.

Apart from the recent COVID-19 pandemic there are no other health risks in Sweden. We are monitoring and activating the guidelines and recommendations put in place by the respective governments and World Health Organisation as a result of COVID-19. You will receive our operational guidelines for this expedition when you join the trip and hand sanitiser and face masks will be provided for travel. Rest assured your safety and wellbeing is our top priority at all times.

Severe allergies
If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not carried as standard by AE leaders and crew. Whilst your leader is aware of our trekkers medical history, please also inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Safety and Well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and wellbeing of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and wellbeing is our top priority. The Kings Trail Arctic Snowshoe Expedition is intentionally challenging and requires individual preparation as the trip is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something incredible. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place.

You will be accompanied by your Adventurous Ewe Leader and Local Arctic Guide. Our Leaders are First Aid trained and have extensive experience in leading groups in this region. They will be ultimately responsible for your safety on this trip.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew

All our Adventurous Ewe Guides are experienced Leaders and have been carefully selected to ensure you have the best and safest experience with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. They’re a fun bunch with plenty of Winter trekking experience. All Guides are first aid trained.

Your Local Arctic Guide is a key part to this trip. They are all expertly trained and experienced in every field of this Arctic expedition, bilingual and qualified in first aid and/or Wilderness First responder. They also have a huge passion for what they do and have plenty of knowledge ready to share with you. They are responsible for ensuring the complete safety, wellbeing and enjoyment of the team whilst also retaining a flexible and fun attitude.

The Leaders have radio and satellite phone contact with base, the local office and Adventurous Ewe’s HQ.

Group size
We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and wellbeing and to make your experience more authentic.
 
The minimum group size to run this Arctic Adventure is 6 people and the maximum group size is 12 people.
 
You’re most welcome to join this Snowshoe Expedition as a group of family, friends or colleagues, a private bubble group or as a solo traveller. You’re also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.
 
If you have a group of over 6 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your team, your charity or your company.
 
For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke trip, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.
Level of difficulty

The King’s Trail Arctic Snowshoe Expedition is graded as ‘Tough’ namely due to the climate, remoteness and need to carry your own kit and equipment.

An appropriate level of fitness and overall endurance will go a long way to helping you enjoy this incredible expedition. A training programme will be provided when you have joined the team for this adventure. This trip attracts people of all levels of experience, fitness and ability as well as ages and backgrounds. This trek is designed to be a unique adventure and complete as a team, it is not a race. If you have concerns about your fitness or if you have reduced mobility please contact us for a confidential chat about whether this expedition is appropriate for you.

To complete the Kings Trail Snowshoe Expedition comfortably, it is preferable that you have previous experience of long treks in varied and irregular terrain carrying a 45 litre day-pack. You do not need previous snowshoe trekking experience as training will be provided, however it is beneficial that you are a confident walker with a good level of fitness to manage the sections of ascent and long duration of the trek, combined with carrying your day-pack every day. During the expedition you will be required to carry all your own kit together with food, emergency shelter and snow shovel (the latter two items will be divided across two people).

Training

A bespoke training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations together with some top tips.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Training weekends

We have a variety of tailored training weekends available to ensure you’re fully prepared for your snowshoe adventure. These training weekends are the perfect way to help you gauge your fitness and training progress under the careful guidance of our experienced leaders. Plus the leaders will chat through your specific trip and also provide guidance and tips relating to clothing and equipment, health and wellbeing, packing, trekking skills (walking on different terrain/using snowshoes/using trekking poles), teamwork and much more to ensure you are fully prepared and ready for your adventure ahead.

We predominantly host our training weekends in Snowdonia given the wide variety of terrain available to practice and where Chief Ewe’s, Jim or Sue, can meet you too. It’s a great way for you to meet fellow members of the flock and ask any questions, no matter how big or small. We’re here to make sure you’re ready. For further info, please email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you register for this Arctic Adventure. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic expedition and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in insulated, waterproof winter boots with higher ankle support, thick soles and rubber or leather uppers are ideal. Examples are Salomon Toundra Pro boots or The North Face Chillkat snow boots.

An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for the independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown, The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel on registering for this expedition.

As part of your expedition, you will be supplied with snowshoes and trekking poles based on your size. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice using these items the day prior to setting out on your expedition. No previous snowshoeing experience is required. You will also be provided with a group shelter and snow shovel which will be carried between two people.

Adventurous Ewe Exclusive kit discount codes

To help you get the very best from your Arctic Expedition we will provide you with exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount codes to use in Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and your Arctic adventure.

Weather

The weather in Lapland from March to April is generally stable. Because of its continental, dry climate, the Lappish cold is more bearable than in Western Europe. You can expect temperatures from -5°C to -15°C during the evening and from -3°C to -10°C during the days with clear skies.

Late March to early April is a time of change and renewal in Lapland. You get the greatest snow coverage as by then the snow has been falling for anything up to 6 months. The unspoiled snow provides the perfect canvas for warmer temperatures and stunning ice-blue skies that stretch endlessly away over the forests and frozen lakes to a far horizon. The air is crisp and pure and the days start becoming visibly longer. Though there’s great anticipation for darkness to fall as the great thing about March and April is the improving weather very often means less cloud cover making it perfect for viewing the Aurora. During periods of high solar activity (not forecastable) the Northern Lights can often be seen every night, but the sky has to be clear of cloud cover, and you need to be away from other light sources which is why this expedition gives you the best opportunity to witness such an incredible display. These displays can vary in intensity – from a greenish-yellow glow moving gently around the sky, to a spectacular multi-coloured show dancing across the sky. Sightings not only vary in intensity but in duration too, from just minutes to sometimes hours. Add in the theory that the sun is more active around the spring equinox, you have a great reason to head to the Kings Trail for the ultimate Arctic adventure at this time of year.

Please note, the Expedition Leader reserves the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

Accommodation

During your Arctic Snowshoe expedition you will be spending 2 nights in mountain stations which are well equipped and both of which have great restaurants serving delicious Swedish meals. The rooms in which you stay are dorm rooms of typically 4 beds with shared bathrooms. A mountain station is a fantastic cross between mountain hotel, hostel and bed-and-breakfast. Typically they occupy unique sites in the stunning mountain ranges with vast views of the impressive frozen landscape.

The other 4 nights you will be staying in mountain huts. These mountain cabins are located 10 to 20 kilometres apart, along the King’s Trail. When you arrive, you are welcomed by the cabin host who is a volunteer. They will explain how the cabin stay works – for example how everybody lends a hand with household tasks. These tasks include chopping wood, fetching water from ice wells, cooking and cleaning up after yourself. Quite often this is a highlight of the trip with such back to basic forms of living. There is a wood-fired sauna in two of the mountain huts we overnight in and most cabins have shops that stock a range of staple products including snacks, drinks and alcohol. Please bring cash if you wish to make any purchases.

There is no electricity or running water in the cabins, and the toilet is a dry toilet. The rooms are different sizes, there are bunk beds and usually heated by wood or gas stoves. There are blankets and pillows available, but you need to bring your own sleeping bag. Your stay will be simple, but always personal and memorable.

Food & drinks

All meals are included during your expedition. Typical meals include:

Breakfast: Porridge or cereal with dried fruit, tea & coffee
Lunch: You will pre-make your own packed lunch prior to setting off each day. Items for lunch include hot soup with bread and cheese, sandwiches, snacks, etc.
Dinner: A hot meal is cooked every night by the dinner crew for that day. Meal examples include meatballs and rice with fruit salad for dessert.

You will also have the opportunity to eat traditional Sámi cuisine, reindeer meat with lots of butter. Plus you can sample other Swedish meals at the mountain stations.

A celebratory dinner is included on your final night.

Water will be supplied from the ice wells; you will need to bring your own wide-mouthed water bottle for this and also a flask to take hot drinks.

Water-To-Go Bottles

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in the Arctic Expedition. As part of our commitment to helping the planet, members of the flock you join us for this Arctic Adventure, you will receive a free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle. This is our way of saying thank-ewe and also making a difference to the consumption of single use plastics in developing countries. For more info please click here or email us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk for more info.

Payment info
Deposit: £245 per person is required on booking.
Remaining balance: £1405 per person is due for payment no later than 6 weeks prior to the trip start date.
 

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email
info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Book & Travel with Confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. 

For the latest info regarding booking and travelling with Adventurous Ewe, please visit our website.

Fundraising
You’re welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Extensions

You are most welcome to extend your stay in Sweden following the Arctic Snowshoe Expedition. A popular option is to stay at the Ice Hotel or to travel by overnight train in Sweden.

For any further info, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through a mobile travel app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app. For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

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You’re most welcome to use the hashtags
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Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a satellite phone, mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required.

Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +44(0)7747 346 588.

Supporting our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth
Cool Earth

We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

Thank-ewe

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What's Included?

Pre-trip:

  • Personalised trip support from your Adventurous Ewe team
  • All trip info supplied via our mobile travel app, so you have access to live updates 24/7
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Travel protection for your booking
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go Bottle

On your trip:

  • Qualified UK Mountain Leader with groups of 7+
  • Qualified Swedish Arctic Mountain Guide
  • Satellite telephone and VHF radio
  • 2 night’s high mountain station accommodation
  • 4 night’s mountain hut accommodation
  • All meals as outlined in your itinerary
  • Snowshoe, trekking pole, group shelter and snow shovel hire
  • Snowmobile transfers
  • Sauna in Alesjaure and Sälka
  • Safety equipment and first aid provisions
  • Helicopter transfer from Kebnekaise to Nikkaluokta if there is not sufficient snow for a snowmobile transfer
  • All vehicle transfers in country
  • Expedition management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post trek.

What's Not Included?

Currently not included but can be organised at an additional cost:

  • Return flights from the UK (LHR or LGW) to Kiruna Sweden. Flights operated by SAS or Norwegian Air and cost upwards of £350pp return
  • Any overnight accommodation required during flight times / stopovers / extensions
  • Luggage transfer between Abisko to Nikkaluokta, cost £15 per bag, which can shared between two people
  • Option to extend your trip and stay in the Ice Hotel in in Jukkasjärvi. Please get in touch with us for more info

 Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Clothing and equipment as detailed on the Kit List
  • Any personal snacks, electrolytes and medication
  • Single room supplement (please note, this is not available in the mountain huts)
  • Personal spending money, cash is needed for purchases in the mountain huts for snacks & drinks
  • Tips for local crew
  • Other items not listed on your itinerary
  • Any expenses incurred with leaving the trip early ie. hotel accommodation or change of flight costs.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our trips in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the responsible travel features embedded in our Kings Trail Arctic Snowshoe Adventure are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Guides, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Staying in local mountain huts run by volunteers
  • Promote internal train travel as opposed to internal flights in Sweden between Stockholm and Abisko
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible with providing a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle on departure
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding with a visit to a Sámi Village
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

 

Location
Europe
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£1850.00