Guided backpacking trek on Fulufjället

Join us on a three day backpacking trek and explore the vast mountain plateau of Fulufjället. This national park cross the Swedish/Norwegian border and has lots of unique geological and botanical features. On our guided hikes we always adapt the pace to suit all members of the group and focus on having a great time. We move together with like-minded people and carry our own home on our backs, and the experienced guide share his or her knowledge along the way. Our aim is to inspire and educate to the point where our guests feel confident enough to go on their own backpacking adventure in the Swedish wilderness.

The hike starts through an old forrest, we see ancient remains from the last ice age and  later evidence of man and climate variations. In the evening we set up camp by a stream and cook together over open fire or the gas stoves and rest our tired feet after a day full of impressions. If the weather is fair we sit around and chat about life, some might call an early night and crawl into the sleeping bag and fall asleep to the sound of almost nothing.

The morning after we pack down camp and continues the hike, enjoying the view and the clear clean air. We leave the trail to continue by navigating with the map and compass towards the next lunch break, a spot we choose together on the map. During the day we discover the unique treasures of this old mountain plateau and in the evening we set camp near Rösjöstugorna where we can enjoy a sauna and a refreshing dip in the mountain lake.

In the morning of the third day we pack our camp for the last time and hike to Old Tjikko, its a small and seemingly inconspicuous fir with a root system dated back over 9000 years making the little stick one of the oldest trees in the world. The hike ends with passing Njupeskär, Sweden’s highest waterfall, before returning to the parking lot and the first glimpse of civilization since we left.

The backpacking trek suits adults and youngsters from about 12 years of age. No previous experience is required, but you need a  basic physique and to be free-moving and free from ailments as the terrain is characterized by blocks of stone and some difficult passageways.

It is advisable to bring a pair of comfortable hiking boots or durable, weather-resistant shoes. There will be many kilometers of walking every day and your feet are important to care for. You will get a detailed packing list well in advance of the trip and we offer good prices on buying and renting the things you don’t own. The price includes part in tents and kitchens, sleeping bags and sleeping mats and food throughout the trip. The idea of the weekend’s activity is that you should get to know and feel comfortable using modern mountain equipment, so that the next trip may be on your own or with the family.

This hike is also great to do without a guide for anyone with a bit of experience. You can get maps, packing list and information when you rent the equipment at Fjälläventyr!

 

Program

Day 1

We meet in the parking lot at Naturum Fulufjället at 10.00 and go through the pack lists. Everyone gets a backpack for their personal gear and the shared stuff like tents, stoves and food is divided between participants. Next step is navigation, we check the map and makes a route plan for the coming days. When everyone is ready we start the hike through Fulufjället’s characteristic old forest and further across the steep rock fields up to the mountain plateau. We enjoy lunch with a view along the way and get a chance to rest the legs for a while, before continuing the walk on the barren mountain towards our night camp. During the hike we discuss navigation and safety in the mountain environment, what is important to think about and what needs to be included in the trip. And suddenly we have found a nice place to set camp, we pitch the tents and prepare dinner together. If the weather is fair we sit around and chat until the short night is upon us, if not we cozy down inside the tent and fall asleep by the rain’s smattering against the canvas.

Day 2

We  wake up in our sleeping bags, perhaps by the sun blazing on the canvas roof or from the wind tearing in it. Regardless, we eventually get up to make breakfast.  We pack down the tents and in case it rains, we discuss useful tips on how the tent is best carried to avoid soaking the rest of the gear. We wander over across the almost moon-like mountain plateau and see plants that hardly can be found on any other mountain. Fulufjället is one of Sweden’s few pristine mountains, there has never been any reindeer herding there. In the late afternoon, after some nice breaks to rest your feet and enjoy lunch, we arrive at Rösjöstugarna where we camp. Here you will find sauna and swimming facilities, a chance to regain some energy and indulge in rest and perhaps a moment of fishing or a boat trip on the lake before dinner and bedtime.

Day 3

We wake yo a new day not unlike the day before. Breakfast and coffee makes us full and warm and once again we pack down our camp. This time we hike to Old Tjikko, the old and seemingly inconspicuous little fir on Fulufjället. The roots of this little fir has been dated more than 9000 years old making it one of the worlds oldest. If the weater is clear we can enjoy the panorama of Northern Dalarna with he mountains of Idre, Fjätervålen and Grövelsjön. From Old Tjikko we hike down past the highest waterfall in Sweden, Njupeskär, and we start seeing people again for the first time since we left. The tree and the waterfall are both popular sights to see while the parts of the mountain you left behind are experienced by a select few. Before you know it we’re back at the parking lot, just in time for lunch. We unpack our gear say our goodbyes and perhaps exchange numbers with new friends. Then we head back home to civilization again with loads of new experiences and a longing to head into the mountains once again.

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Our guides

Björn Olsson

Mountain guide/ Bike Coach, Certified Wilderness First Responder

Passionate musher and adventurer in winter turns avid mountain biker in summer, Björn has been on bikes since he could walk. Loves the big climbs because they lead to epic descents, and to get new people hooked on riding bikes in the outback.

+46 768 81 33 30
+46 280 210 11
bjorn@fjallaventyr.com

Ludwig Lind

Owner and CEO since 2002. Musher, Photographer, Guide, certified Wilderness First Responder

Born and raised in Sälen, from three generations of entrepreneurs in tourism and guiding. Started dogsledding at the age of eight and has been doing it ever since. "What I love about Fjälläventyr is how it connects nature, animals and likeminded adventurers. Trying something new keeps us young... and bold!"

+46 702 64 09 21
+46 280 210 11
ludwig@fjallaventyr.com

Don Mcgillicuddy

Mountain guide

The Globetrotter of the bunch is originally from Canada and has managed an off-the-grid fishing lodge on Fulufjället for 15 years. "During low season I grab a pack and my passport and head out into the world. I love to pack light and experience new cultures on my time off."

+46 280 210 11
don@fjallaventyr.com

Emma Vallin

Mountain Guide

A musher since childhood, Emma's confidence gives a calm peacefulness to the dogs and guests on the mountain. As a bonus, she's a pro at operating heavy machinery.

+46 280 210 11
info@fjallaventyr.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Why go with Fjälläventyr?

We have experienced guides and instructors that will help you get the most out of your stay. We take care of  logistics surrounding your stay and make sure time is not spent on the wrong things.

How do I dress?

The mountain weather is really unreliable so make sure to always bring a water resistent shell. Multiple layers and always avoid cotton closest to your skin. A wind jacket is a lighter jacket that helps keep in warmth when windy. Bring hiking boots or walking boots. An extra sweater in a back pack and don’t forget swimming suits. Shorts when it’s hot and hat and finger gloves when it’s not. Eyewear, sunscreen and repellent and you are good to go! Check out our store Nordic Adventure if you need to gear up.

VAD SKA JAG HA MED MIG?

You will get a detailed pack list when you book, but in short:

  • Extra underwear and socks
  • Eye protection for sun
  • Sunblock
  • Water bottle
  • Repellent
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Cutlery/deep plate(bowl)/cup
  • Knife
  • Swimwear
  • indoor shoes
  • Hygiene products and medicine

For more equipment or clothing please go to nordicadventure.com

What if the weather is bad?

We adjust the tour so even in bad weather you will get a good experience. We do not cancel our trip but may do some minor alterations.

FÅR BARN FÖLJA MED?

We welcome kids from age 12

Reseförsäkringar?

Well, to tell you the truth, you travel at own risk. That means that you might have to check your own accidental insurances and if you are traveling with a corporate group, check with your boss how you are covered.

We have travel warranty insurance with the colleagues of chambers