Off to Arctic Sarek

by backpackingbongos

On Saturday afternoon a bus will deposit Chrissie and myself at the end of the road at Kvikkjokk, above the Arctic Circle. From there we will head into the wilds of Sarek for a week, exploring some of its hidden valleys and exposed plateaus. I went to Sarek last year on a longer trek, visiting some of the more popular through routes. This trip is shorter but potentially more committing, a bit more off the beaten track and climbing to 1200 metres. The planned route is 94 kilometres. There is no plan B.

I have spent the last couple of weeks tracing our route on Google Earth, from which you can pull photographs that have been submitted. The photos below are bang on our route, in chronological order. Just looking at them is giving me butterflies, both of nerves and excitement.

Please note that these photos are not mine but taken from Google Earth, clicking them links through to the original page.

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20 Comments to “Off to Arctic Sarek”

  1. Looks superb James, have a great time and play safe

  2. Awesome, pitch by the looks amazing. Enjoy! 🙂

  3. I can’t even start packing properly until Geoff comes back from playing with the new tent!

  4. Reblogged this on Wanderings up North and commented:
    Sounds a like a great trip…

  5. Will you rescue that poor blonde woman from the deadly dwarf willow !?!

    • If she is still there she may have gone past her sell by date. I’m not looking forward to the dwarf willow……..

  6. Awesome! Looks a lot like Canada’s Yukon,

  7. Have a great time both of you and please bring her back safe James. There’ll be a massive pile of washing up here 😉

    • Well I’m not doing the washing up when I get back. I will look after Chrissie and make sure we don’t do anything silly.

  8. Thats what its all about. Wonderful.

  9. Looks fantastic James. Looking forward to your and Chrissie’s trip reports and more awesome photos.

  10. Very interesting blog, I’m planning a trip to the same area for this time next year. What way are you travelling out?

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