Gáisi

Mountain hike in Sápmi

the final view from mountain Nagirvárri is worth the effort!
Nils Torbjön Nutti, Owner, 2022

The mountains are calling. A crooked mountain birch that stands all kinds of weather, a breath of air that plays with buzzing mosquitoes among dwarf shrub heaths. Views for miles across lake Torneträsk with impressive mountain peaks, valleys, and waterfalls as a backdrop. Join us on a wonderful hiking trip during the bright seasons in the Kiruna-Abisko mountain range where the reindeer still roam freely, and the varied landscape shows itself in all its glory.

The guide will pick you up by minibus at Reindeer Lodge or any  hotel in Jukkasjärvi/Kiruna and take you northwestward, up to the mountains, all in less than an hour's drive. We park the bus at Torneträsk station, check our equipment and start our hike with a light incline through low mountain birch forest and up above the tree line. The hike is approx. 5 to 8 km kilometres where the final view from mountain Nagirvárri is worth the effort. Food is part of the experience, and we prepare lunch from nature’s pantry in Sápmi. While the coffee is brewing, our guide talks more about nature, wildlife and reindeer husbandry that is conducted in this territory and shares exciting experiences. When we come down from the mountain again, we head back to Kiruna/Jukkasjärvi where we arrive in the late afternoon.

leaf of birchtree
lingonberries
hikers in the mountains
a purple flower
family on vactaion in the mountains
lingonberries in Jukkasjarvi

Highlights

  • Get out in beautiful nature by hiking
  • Great views and possibilities to see a reindeer
  • To learn about Sámi culture and its connection to land and landscapes
  • Knowledgable guide
  • Cook food over the fire

Good to know

  • Lunch included, Food allergies/intolerances/vegetarianism to be advised at booking.
  • Wind and water-resistant clothing and boots, as well as an extra sweater and extra socks are brought by each guest.
  • Mosquito repellent and sunscreen are recommended to bring.
  • Min 2 people per group, max 8
  • The guests must decide for themselves whether they can handle the various steps and are obliged to follow the safety instructions from the guide. The tour will be adapted to the prevailing weather conditions.
  • General good level of health and fitness required. Hiking, appr 10-15 km, through both pathless and trailed mountainous terrain.

Facts

  • Duration 6-7 hours
  • Including backpack to borrow, lunch, transfer and guide
  • Monday, Wednesday and Saturday every week, 6 June - 30 September 2022
  • Minimum age for the tour is 8 years