Day by Day Program
Day 1 :
Arrival in Nikkaluokta. We meet in Nikkaluokta that you can reach easily with public buses from Kiruna train station or airport.
From there a snowmobile is taking us to the hut of Nallo. During the rest of the day we will practice some safety drills, do our assessment of the snow conditions and plan together for the next day. Chopping wood, fetching water and cooking are of course part of a classic day in a swedish mountain hut!
Day 2 :
Ski touring around Nallo.
Welcome to one of the best ski mountaineering area in Sweden! Surrounded by big mountains offering both gentle sides and steeper couloirs, Nallo is a true paradise. From the hut we can ski Sielmatjåkka, one of the twelve 2000 tops of the country, and many other smaller but not less interesting mountains.
Night in Nallo.
Day 3 :
Nallo / Tarfala
We'll be following the long and classic route called "Jojoleden", and just like the toy the route is named after we'll be going up and down not less than 3 passes before going down to Tarfala Mountain Hut. The landscape is typical of the arctic mountains, with wide open valleys, long flats and massive peaks around us.
Day 4 :
Ski Touring around Tarfala.
Tarfala is a famous name in Sweden. This valley at the foot of Kebnekaise's east face is hosting the major swedish glaciers, a research station and a very alpine environnement.
From there, the choice is big: easy cruising on the left side of the valley (Tarfalatjäkka), famous couloirs (liljetoppsrännan, drakryggen), galcier skiing (storglaciären, isfallsglaciären and so on), or even Kebnekaise via Östra Leden or Halspasset. The conditions may vary, but there will always be something to do.
Day 5 :
Tarfala / Kebnekaise Fjällstation
By the valley of Tarfala this is only about 8km going slighly down, so this is a way we will use only in case of very bad weather. Otherwise there are plenty of skitouring options to have a long day out before reaching the comfort of the mountain station with its nice rooms, great restaurant...showers and sauna.
Day 6 :
Ski Touring from Kebnekaise Fjällstation.
For our last day on skis we will have the choice between skiing Kebnekaise via Östra Leden (if not done already) or skiing a legendary run like Tuolpagorni and it's impressive crater shaped slope only accessible by rappeling. The choice is yours!
Day 7 :
Early snowmobile back to Nikkaluokta and road back to Kiruna.