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Reach Remote locations by Helicopter and Hike through Swedish Lapland

Helicopter in to one of Europe’s last wilderness areas for a true hiking adventure. 3 days.

Experience one of Europe’s last true wilderness areas in unique style. Helicopter into the wilderness and spend two days hiking and camping in stunning valleys and mountains of Swedish Lapland. 3 days.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • Helicopter ride
  • 2 days wilderness hiking
  • 2 nights wild camping
  • Experienced guide
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers

Perfect for

Wilderness lovers looking for a helicopter adventure in Swedish Lapland. You need a reasonable level of fitness – capable of carrying a heavy backpack for 5-6 hours hiking over rough terrain.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights
  • Lunch on first and last days
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 6. The guest to guide ratio will be maximum 3:1. Please note, if there are not 2 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Your local host will send a more detailed packing list once you have booked. Here is a general list of items your local host recommends packing:

  • Hiking clothes
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Headtorch
  • Toiletries
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone
  • Warm hat

Your local host recommends the trip for over 18’s but is willing to discuss individual cases.

You are free to book any flights that fit with the start and end points of the trip.

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Breakfast consists of energy-rich granola and milk or porridge. A choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate is also served.

Lunch typically consists of hot soup/sauce with some kind of carbs (pasta, rice or mashed potatoes).

A typical dinner might consist of cheese, crackers or cold cuts (e.g. dried elk or reindeer meat) for starters. Pasta bolognese, chilli con carne with rice, Thai style chicken curry or similar as a main course. Chocolate pudding or pancakes for dessert.

Yes absolutely. Just let your hosts know of any requirements once you have booked.

The weather in the Swedish mountains changes quickly. As Abisko and Nikkaloukta are situated north of the polar circle the evenings and nights are often quite cool (sometimes below freezing). Rough weather with hard winds and heavy rains can happen.

A good summer day in Lapland the temperature can get up to 20°C. Lapland is one of the driest regions of Sweden and often offers excellent hiking conditions.

Location

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This wilderness adventure takes place in a remote mountain range in Swedish Lapland, above the polar circle. This is one of the last true wilderness areas of Europe - which makes it a pretty special place. Lapland is the traditional home of the indigenous Saami people. For centuries, they have lived in harmony with nature practising only traditional and sustainable hunting, fishing and reindeer herding practices.

Besides the semi-nomadic Saami people, Lapland is very sparsely populated. In the areas this adventure covers there are no paths, let alone roads. The only way in is by helicopter or on foot. The terrain covers a range of habitats including birch forests, arctic tundra, alpine peaks and green valleys. The area supports a wide range of wildlife, along the way you are likely to see soaring eagles and wild reindeer. Many of the areas more secretive inhabitants are harder to spot but you may just get lucky.

Start point

Your adventure begins at Kiruna Airport. Please arrive before 14:00

Finish point

Your adventure finishes at Kiruna Airport on day 3.

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive and Helicopter Ride

After arriving at Kiruna airport by 14:00, you’ll meet your local guide and transfer over to the remote Sápmi village of Abisko. There will be a short safety briefing before you depart.

You’ll be hopping aboard a small helicopter for a 15-minute ride into one of the last true wilderness areas of Europe.

Touching down at the end of Siellavaggi valley, you’ll make camp by a small lake. The evening is a great opportunity to relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings ready for the days ahead.

Day 2: Hiking Siellavaggi

After rising early for breakfast, it’s time to begin trekking. Today, you will be hiking through the remote Siellavaggi valley and into the Ballinvaggi valley.

This vast uninhabited tract of Swedish Lapland sits above the polar circle. It is one of the last true wilderness areas of Europe and has changed little for hundreds of years. Wild reindeer, eagles and moose will accompany you on your journey.

The day ends at an idyllic camping spot, surrounded by mountains next to a river in the Ballinvaggi valley. This is true wild camping at its finest.

Day 3: Hike to Torneträsk Lake and Departure

After enjoying your last camp breakfast, it’s time to get hiking again. Today’s hiking is almost all downhill allowing you to enjoy the rare experience of such a remote location. The first half of the day traverses pathless terrain before joining a trail.

During the hike, there are spectacular views out over the impressive 330-kilometre-square Torneträsk lake and the Abisko region. The last few kilometres of your journey take in one of the most popular parts of the stunning Kungsleden trail.

Your hike ends back in the village of Abisko. From here, your local guides will transfer you back to Kiruna airport for your flight home.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

During this adventure, you will be camping in a remote area of Lapland. This is true wild camping at its finest. Your first campsite will be by a small lake in the upper Siellavaggi valley. Your second night will be spent next to a river surrounded by mountains in the Ballinvaggi valley.

All your camping equipment is included in the cost of your trip including a tent, sleeping back, sleeping mat, a group shelter, cooking and eating equipment.

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Accommodation · Airport Transfers · Equipment · Guide · Local Transport · Meals As Described · Happiness Guaranteed · 100% Financial Protection · No Single Supplements

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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