Sarek is impressive with its deep cut valleys between high, jagged peaks. There are hundreds of mountains over 1,800 metres. The contrast between rocky mountain sides, fractured glaciers and lush valleys makes for adventurous hiking. You should find out where you can wade over streams and set up a tent – Sarek is not risk-free.
At the same time, Sarek is often met with a little too much respect. Sarek is indeed wild and without open mountain huts and marked trails. But if you have experience from tent tours with a map and compass, you are probably ready for Sarek. Create your own hiking trail by putting together the valleys you think seem to be the most attractive. Certain sections are rather well-visited, especially the valleys that form the entrance to the national park.
Saltoluokta is an exceptional starting point. The beautiful mountain station can act as a base camp where you get ready – with first-class meals as a bonus. From here and with several days hiking, you can reach valleys such as Pastavagge and Pielaslätten, often called the heart of Sarek.
Many also start in Kvikkjokk and hike Kungsleden (Royal Trail) north to, via STF Aktse, enter the Rapadalen valley and onward into Routesvagge valley. From the north, you can reach Sarek by boat transport from Ritsem over Lake Áhkkájaure. An impressive entrance at the foot of Lappland’s queen – Áhkká.
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