Padjelanta National Park is part of Laponia, the largest protected wilderness area in Europe, where nature has remained almost untouched. Laponia was taken on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996. Padjelanta is famous for its beautiful and varied scenery. Padjelanta is also home to mountain fox, mountain owl, eagles and a large number of beautiful mountain plants.
With kayaks we can easily reach the westernmost parts of the park near the Norwegian border. We do dayhikes to surrounding mountain peaks from our camps. The company Fiskeflyg maintains a regular helicopter route during the summer to Staloluokta's Same village. We fly to Staloluokta, from where we start our trip on Lake Virihávree.
Day 1. Meeting in Oulu, we travel by minibus to STF's mountainlodge Ritsem. We have dinner and overnight at the mountainlodge.
Day 2. Helicopter to Same village at Staloluokta. We paddle to the first camp. About 10 km.
Day 3. Hiking to Gásaktjåhkkå (1345m) and back to camp. Approx.18 km.
Day 4. Paddling to our new camp. Approx.15 km.
Day 5 Hike to Ráhkotjåhkkå (1312m) at the Norwegian border. Ca.20 km.
Day 6. We paddle to the third camp. Ca. 16 km.
Day 7. Hike to the top of Allak (1348). Ca. 16 km.
Day 8. We paddle to Staloluokta. Helicopter back to Ritsem. We stay overnight at STF's mountainlodge.
Day 9. We travel by minibus back to Oulu.
Place. Padjelanta National Park. Northern Sweden.
Date. 19. -28.8.2019
Duration. 9 days. 7 days of kayaking and hiking.
Participants. Min 4 - Max 8.
Accomodation. Two nights at Ritsem mountainlodge. Twin or single room. 6 nights in tents.
Transportation. The participants will make their own way to Oslo in Finland or Kiruna in Northern Sweden which has good flight connections to Stockholm. We will meet the participants at Kiruna or Oulu airport .
Guide. Roope Roine.
Price. 2100 €
Insurance. The participants are responsible for their own insurance. Travel insurance is recommended.
Included in the price. Guide services. Food. Helicopter transfers during the week. Accomondation in twin rooms. Two nights at Ritsem Lodge. Transport from Oulu or Kiruna.
Not included in the price: The travel to and from Oulu or Kiruna. Insurance.