Top of Sweden – Trekking tour to the roof of Sweden !
Our destination lies beyond 67 degrees of latitude: 150 km north of the Arctic Circle, the glaciated summit pyramid of Kebnekaise rises into the Arctic sky. North of the latitude on which Kebnekaise lies, there are no higher mountains in all of Eurasia. Due to its special location, on a clear day you can see about 10% of the entire Swedish territory from the summit, which is more than the entire area of Switzerland.
Arrival at the Husky camp.
We check our equipment and distribute the necessary things for the tour to the individual backpacks. For the “warming” we visit our local mountain and are rewarded with beautiful views of the lake-rich landscape of Arjeplog.
A moose pan on the Murrikka concludes the day and provides a few calories for the upcoming tour.
The first destination of the day after a long drive is Nikkaluokta, about 70 km west of Kiruna.
We fly by helicopter to our base camp near the Kebnekaise mountain station and spend the evening setting up a tent, cooking food and preparing for the tour.
In good weather conditions we start the summit tour. We can look forward to over 2000 strenuous vertical metres over the Västra leden, which, however, are rewarded with breathtaking views. Along Kittelbäcken we reach the pre-summit Vierranvarri (1704m) and back down to Kaffedalen. To take a breath for the summit attack. The steep climb requires some stamina and ends in a snow field below the new Toppstugan. The snow-covered summit pyramid is in sight.
The way back demands our attention again before we reach the base camp again after about 14 hours.
If desired, we can also climb Kebnekaise with a midnight tour and admire the sunrise from the summit.
Our reserve day for bad weather conditions.
If we have already successfully climbed the summit, we will recover from the long tour, maybe hike a bit on the Kungsleden towards Singihütte and look at “our” mountain from the other side.
We turn our backs on Kebnekaise and head home.
The helicopter takes us back to Nikkaluokta, where our car is waiting for us.
This day is at your free disposal in the camp. Canoe, fish, play with the huskies, use the sauna, just sit in the sun and enjoy the past tour in the evening by the campfire.
day of departure
You should have a certain degree of fitness, be sure-footed in alpine terrain and want to be on the move in all weather conditions. The tour to the summit takes about 14 hours.
Teamwork is necessary for the success of our tour.
– weatherproof trekking clothing
– Backpack with a volume of approx. 75 litres
– solid mountain / trekking shoes
– Sleeping bag/ispad
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– Transfer to Arvidsjaur airport (other airports/train stations on request for an extra charge)
– 7 nights (4 nights in a hut in the camp, 3 nights in a tent on the mountain)
– Transfer from Husky camp to Nikkaluokta and back
– Helicopter flights to/from base camp
– Meals (first meal: dinner 1st day; last meal: breakfast last day; in the base camp mainly outdoor food)
– guided mountain tour
– free use of all possible activities in the husky camp (canoe, sauna, fishing)
Participants: 1-4 persons
Price: for 1 person – 1590,00 Euro / 2-4 persons 1290,00 Euro/per person
Dates: 07-14 July 2018 | 21-28 July 2018 | individual dates on request
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The Kebnekaise was first climbed in 1883 by the Frenchman Charles Rabot. In 1889 the Swede Johan Björling stood on the Sydtoppen and thought he was the first climber. It was not until years later that the error was cleared up. The adjacent glaciers were named after both mountaineers in honour of them: The Rabot Glacier in the north and the Björlings Glacier south of the summit.