Hiking in the Swedish mountains
Private or Open tour
Eight days in the wild
But for sure we will do a summit hike to Helags. Number three among the World's best summit hikes according to National Geographic, "Sweden's highest peak south of the Arctic Circle, Helagsfjället, also simply called Helags, stands out above the surrounding peaks of the Scandinavian Mountains right on the Norway border." On Helags there is also a glacier that we will visit and maybe we will visit the mountain Sylarna as well
Another highlight is the arctic fox in the area. They are very rare, but with hard work from some enthusiasts that have brought out food to them for many years, they are now starting to come back to the area. Read more about the arctic fox project in the region
While hiking in the Swedish mountains we stay above tree level, the area where no trees can grow. It is still green with grass and flowers. We are exposed to the force of nature with only tents for shelter during the nights that never get dark. We wash ourselves outdoors in the cold and crystal clear water of the rivers. We prepare lunch close to a small river. Probably not meeting any other people, only the reindeer and lemmings.
The tour starts in Ljungdalen, the south port to the Jämtland mountains.
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You need to bring a sleeping bag and camping mattress, or rent them for 30 EUR.
We start with preparing breakfast on the camping stove. Water we get from the crystal clear creek nearby. Then we put down our tents and start our journey. When we walk over a creek we take a short stop to drink. Now and then we take a short break. Around lunch time we take a longer break close to a river or creek, preparing lunch on our camping stove.
In the evening we find a nice place for our tents. Making diner over open fire or on the camping stove and wash ourself in the river or in a lake (yes, it is probably very cold). We will probably meet reindeer and lemmings, a lot of different birds, and we will try to g spot the arctic fox in the area.
Some of the days we stay two nights at the same place and from there start a summit hike to some of the peaks, e.g. Helags. We will also try to catch fish in the small lakes and fry them over open fire.
Last day: We find the most convenient way for you to go back.
You will sleep in a tent close to the creek or the lake. Normally two persons in each tent.
You need to bring a sleeping bag and camping mattress. Or rent them for 30 EUR.
We prepare the meals together over open fire or on a camping stove. All food is provided and included in the price.
Hiking boots, water resistant and suitable clothes, backpack for hiking, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, cap and gloves, sandals to wear when crossing rivers.
Good to have but not necessary: Hat for the sun, rain or mosquitos, swimwear, dry bag for your mobile/camera, sun glasses.
Aside from your own equipment, you also need to carry your share of food and tent or camping stove.
Dinner, accommodation in Ljungdalen
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, guide, rent of equipment
Breakfast, lunch, guide,rent of equipment, accommodation in Ljungdalen
Not included: alcoholic drinks.
Day ITravel to Ljungdalen.
Accommodation in Ljungdalen. Dinner and briefing about the tour. Then time for all preparation and sharing food and other equipment among us.
Clothes and other belongings not needed on the hike can be left here until you get back.
Day IIBreakfast in the morning and then we head off. First through the village and then up into the forest. We follow the old pilgrim path toward Trondheim in Norway. After 4 km we get up above the tree level, here you get the first sight of Helags.
A little further and then it's time for our first lunch break. With a great view over the lake below and the sound from the creek we start cooking.
Later in the afternoon we have passed our first mountains and now we have Helags in front of us. We find a nice spot close to some water where we put up our tents. Time for cooking the dinner and plans for tomorrow.
Day III - VIIThe high peaks of Sylarna and Helags are in front of us but how should we climb them? What is the weather forecast? How far should we walk today? Is there any reindeer down in the valley to see? We continue taking one day at a time, stop and drink the crystal clear water from a stream, stretch out in the sun during lunch and take a bath in cold water in the river in the evening. Maybe we decide to walk the whole night, in July it never gets dark.
These are magnificent but hard days. High mountains to climb, fantastic views to enjoy and natural peacefulness without any other people.
Day VIIIThe last stage is walking down towards Ljungdalen– an easy path where long parts are downhill. The hiking starts right after breakfast and after lunchtime we reach Ljungdalen. Now it is time to get a real shower at the hostel, or maybe a sauna. In the evening we get dinner at the local restaurant.
Day IXLast day, time to relax and to see more of Ljungdalen. Visit the old "Gammelgården" were you can get waffle with cloudberry jam. Or "Hemslöjden" where you can see or buy handicraft made by people in the village.
The bus will bring you back towards Östersund/Stockholm around 15:00
Looking forward to hear from you!