Guided ski expedition across Fulufjället

Experience calmness and storm, sunshine and blizzards on a three day “mini expedition” through Fulufjället National Park. Make your way across the vast high mountain plateau on skis and sled, in the company of likeminded and under the supervision of an experienced guide.

This tour is for you who wish to spend quality time in the mountains, but prefer the safety of a skilled guide to show you the highlights of the area and offer important tips and tricks on how to best ski and bivouac in a mountain environment. We stay in modern tents, sleep in warm winter sleeping bags on comfortable mats. But we are still in an outdoor environment that requires that we can cope with the stress, both physically and mentally. The tour runs through a national park – there are no roads or snowmobile trails there and the group needs to be self sufficient from start to finish, even when it’s cold, wet and and dark.

Bring your own skis or rent from us. We will supply you with sled, tent, stove and all necessary equipment you need in order to get across the mountain and sleep well during the tour. However you still need to go through your equipment, study our packing list thoroughly before arrival.

Program

Day 1

We meet at a parking lot at the south part of Fulufjället at 8.00 AM and go through the gear over coffee. Everyone gets a sled 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 descent through Fulufjället’s characteristic old forest and over snowy 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 on skis through 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, melting snow is a time consuming task and we take turns to make sure everyone is hydrated. If the weather is fair we sit around and chat, perhaps the northern lights pay us a visit. If not we cozy down inside the tent and fall asleep by the sound of wind shaking 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 the wind is fierce, we discuss useful tips on how the tent is best packed to avoid it being blown across the mountain. We ski across the almost moon-like mountain plateau, if skies are clear we see the neighbouring mountain ranges – Grövelsjön and Städjan to the North and Rendalssølen to the west. In the late afternoon, after some nice breaks to rest your feet and enjoy lunch, we arrive at the next overnight camp site. We repeat the steps from the evening before and set up a comfortable camp. We melt snow, eat, brag about the days events, and fall asleep to the sounds of the mountain.

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 head back towards civilization again, going mostly downhill and off the mountain plateau. Before we 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 again with loads of new experiences and a longing to head into the mountains soon 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!"

+46 280 210 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?

You will recieve a packing list well before departure., but here’s an exerpt: The mountain weather is really unreliable so make sure to always bring the proper clothing. Multiple layers and always avoid cotton closest to your skin. A puffy jacket is a life saver on breaks and during the evenings. Bring extra camp boots, extra base layer, dry gloves and Golden Socks for sleeping. Ski mask, sunglasses and sunscreen to keep you protected. Check out our store Nordic Adventure if you need to gear up.

What to bring?

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

  • Extra underwear, hat, gloves and socks
  • Sunglasses and ski mask
  • Camp shoes
  • Down or puffy jacket
  • Clothes according to layering principle
  • plastic and insulated steel water bottles
  • Headlamp, tent lamp, matches
  • Cutlery/deep plate(bowl)/cup
  • Knife, shovel, multitool
  • first aid and repair kit
  • Hygiene products, sunblock 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.

Can kids come along?

We welcome youngsters from age 15

Travel insurances?

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