Unique Crossing in the Heart of Lapland - Stockholm - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Push your limits and reconnect with nature during a 150 kilometre crossing in the heart of Lapland.
  • Enjoy an exceptional adventure and the supervision of an experienced guide-explorer.
  • Discover fascinating, snow-covered and unspoiled landscapes with the assurance of unique moments.
  • Take part in an expedition committed to a responsible and environmentally conscious tourism approach.

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I have always admired what "our elders" did, who did not have the facilities we have today (equipment, information, transport, etc.). Setting myself challenges is my way of life! My operation is simple: dream as soon as I can, think a lot, set a goal and give myself the means to achieve it. And without a doubt the road ahead will inspire me for the future!

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A Truly Unique Experience Awaits

Have you always dreamed of pushing your limits? Well then we have what you need! Head for Sweden and set off on a truly breathtaking adventure, the time of a crossing with polar accents in the heart of Lapland! This trip is reserved for regular athletes in good physical condition and practicing a sporting activity at least once a week, having the desire to surpass themselves on sometimes long efforts but sometimes needing rest between activities. A good skier, comfortable on red or black slopes, you must know how to ski with a backpack of about 6 kg and be able to ski for 4 to 5 hours a day. It is important to have already practiced kite skiing several times, knowing how to immobilize your kite at noon in all wind conditions and knowing how to untangle lines with help.

Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will have the pleasure of spending 2 nights in the train (bunk bed), 8 nights in tents and 2 nights in a lodge (dormitories), the assurance of a unique stay. Stop dreaming and fall for surpassing oneself!

Meeting with your tour guide

During your adventure, you will be accompanied by Julien, 36, guide-guide, alpine hunter, technical advisor and survival expert. 

An 18-year career in the Army, in the Mountain Troops and then in the Special Forces led this outstanding adventurer to the four corners of the world, forcing him to adapt to all environments, difficult or hostile. Today he devotes his “second life” to what has always animated him: adventure, travel, sport and discovery.
Placing human adventure above all else, Julien cultivates and claims versatility by being passionate about everything that is out of the ordinary: from a ski raid to a paragliding flight, from an icefall to a session kitesurfing, from climbing a summit to scuba diving, setting yourself challenges is her way of life!

His perfect knowledge of the mountains and of survival will be a major asset in enabling you to uncover all the secrets of this exceptional place. A unique adventure awaits you!

Your Adventure

Do you feel ready to push your limits and embark on a 150 km crossing in the heart of Lapland, in ski touring, pulka & kite sailing? Go for 13 days / 12 nights in the company of Julien, for a breathtaking, demanding and intense experience, reserved for those who are not afraid to tolerate polar cold for a long time. Your guide will offer you a carefully selected route, combining ski touring and Kite skiing, on which you will cover 15 kilometers per day, on a vertical drop of about 200 meters. 

If you are not comfortable kiting, it is possible to do this expedition by being towed behind someone during the distances covered with the sail.

Explora Project will provide you with a selection of equipment including bivouac equipment and travel equipment (pulka, kite sail). Let yourself be charmed by exceptional landscapes and set off to conquer the snow-covered lands of Sweden!

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Stochkolm at the end of the afternoon. Everyone will meet at the central station to board the night train that will take us to the heart of Lapland, in a polar expedition atmosphere. Moment of exchanges with other people also going on ski and pulka in Lapland. Night in a bunk bed in private cabins. 

Day 2: 12 kilometres - altitude difference 100m +/- 50m
Transfer from Gällivare to Ristem by bus (3h30 transfer). Beginning of the expedition around noon. Crossing the frozen lake Akkajaure to reach the entrance to Sarek Park. Installation of the first camp with dinner on a stove.

Day 3 to 10: Exploration of Sarek Park
Between summits and valleys, between frozen lake and ice desert, between wild queens and northern lights. We will cover an average of 15 to 20 km per day with the possibility of taking out the kite sails if the wind conditions allow it and thus increase the mileage and the possibilities of exploration. All nights take place independently in an expedition tent
Day 10: 12 kilometres - Elevation  100m + / 300m
Arrival in Saltaluokta on Monday afternoon. Warm night at the lodge by the lake. Moment of relaxation around a warm meal, a bastu (sauna) and wild landscapes before returning quietly to civilization. 

Day 11
Day of relaxation and rest at the lodge, then transfer to Gällivare in the middle of the afternoon and night train to Stockholm. Night in a bunk bed in a private car. 

Day 12
Arrival of the night train early in the morning. Everyone is then free to move around for this day in Stockholm. Last night in a hostel. NB: The day in Stockholm is optional and you can choose to go straight home if you wish.

Day 13
Wake up early and transfer to the airport. Return flight in the morning (or according to your chosen schedule).

Your accommodation during the crossing

During your journey, you will spend 2 nights in the train (bunk bed), then 8 nights in a tent in the countryside then 2 nights in a lodge (dormitories). Live your adventure to the fullest in perfect harmony with nature.

Sleeps up to

Adults
1 Adult

Your meals

During your adventure, you will be offered food until the return to Stockholm, dinner and breakfast at the lodge in Saltaluokta, to fully experience your expedition. Bags allowing a "zero waste" adventure will also be provided.

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Our little tips for an ideal stay

For your safety...
On site, you will benefit from some of the equipment provided such as stoves and expedition tents. An equipment rental solution is available for essential parts such as: winter boots, waterproof and windproof pants, waterproof windproof jackets, insulated self-inflating sleeping pad, foam floor mat, 50-60 L backpack, -30 °C comfort sleeping bag. A rental solution for most of these parts is possible, however do not hesitate to ask your friends!

To fully enjoy the bivouac...
This experience is accessible to anyone in good physical shape, with no health problems limiting on a daily basis, capable of skiing 4 to 5 hours a day and liking to surpass themselves on sometimes long efforts.

For unforgettable memories...
Your guide will be happy to give you tips on preparing cameras and video cameras.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process. This flight may include one or more stopovers.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: The journey to the meeting point is not included in our offersMeeting with your tour guide at 5:00 p.m. at Stockholm Airport. The night train, transfers and logistics are included in our offers. Return scheduled for the last day at 08:00 am at Stockholm airport.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Weather

Jan
min : -3°C max : 0°C
Feb
min : -3°C max : 1°C
Mar
min : -3°C max : 4°C
Apr
min : 1°C max : 10°C
May
min : 5°C max : 15°C
Jun
min : 10°C max : 19°C
Jul
min : 14°C max : 22°C
Aug
min : 12°C max : 21°C
Sep
min : 9°C max : 17°C
Oct
min : 5°C max : 10°C
Nov
min : 1°C max : 5°C
Dec
min : -1°C max : 1°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Sweden. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Swedish Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Brexit 

If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK Government is currently requesting that all travellers returning to the UK, (with exceptions), must provide their journey and contact details up to 48 hours before arrival, and self-isolate at home for 14 days. These restrictions will be reviewed every three weeks. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel, and this advice is also being kept under constant review.

Location Information

Meet at Stockholm Airport at 5:00 p.m.

In More Detail

Please find all the practical information on the bivoauc/trip:
The expedition is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Pets are not allowed.
Minimum age of participants: 18 years old
Cancellation condition: Voyage Privé has the possibility of canceling a reservation free of charge in the following context: It is understood that any cancellation by the customer or the supplier, justified by exceptional and inevitable circumstances at destination or by containment measure affecting the place of departure of the customer in connection with the Covid-19 health crisis and making it impossible to execution of the trip will be canceled free of charge.

The experience includes:
- Bivouac equipment (tents, stoves)
- Travel equipment (pulka, kite sail)
- Dinner and breakfast at the lodge in Saltaluokta
- Food until return to Stockholm- Night train, transfers and logistics
- Accommodation: 2 nights by train (bunk bed), 8 nights in tents, 2 nights in lodge (dormitories)
- Avalanche safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, snow shovels, probe), Nordic ski equipment and hiking boots

The experience does not include:
- International flights
- Drinks at restaurants
- Meals on the last day in Stockholm
- Your personal equipment
- Assistance Insurance - Repatriation
- Anything not in the price includes
- Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
- Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals
- Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time
- Insurance, gratuities and personal expense
- Surcharge for public holidays

The Explora Project team reserves the right to cancel the departure if and only if the safety of the participants cannot be ensured, due to exceptional and unavoidable circumstances. Such a decision can only be made closer to the stay, less than a week before departure. The team will do everything possible to offer, in this case, to postpone the participation free of charge to a new start, or to reimburse the sums already paid.

Explora Project offers stays in natural environments, with the objective of reconnecting with nature and surpassing oneself. Consequently, departures will be maintained whatever the weather conditions (rain, snow, wind, storm). Changes to the itinerary, activities or accommodation may be made depending on the circumstances.Until the stay is confirmed, the Explora Project team strongly recommends that participants not book their transport, or book in a cancellable / refundable fare class.

The main supervisor of each shipment is indicated for guidance on each shipment page. Explora Project reserves the right to change the guide / supervisor without notice for each departure.Participants are strongly recommended to take out assistance and repatriation insurance, consistent with their stay and destination (check the exclusion clauses and the reimbursable amount for medical and surgical procedures).

The essentials of the to-go list

Clothes:

  • Winter boots (rental possible)
  • Waterproof and windproof pants (rental possible)
  • Windproof waterproof jacket (rental possible)
  • Warm feather down jacket (rental possible)
  • Self-inflating insulated sleeping pad (rental possible)
  • Foam floor mats
  • Backpack 50-60L (rental possible)
  • Comfortable T ° C sleeping bag -30 ° C (rental possible)
  • Ski touring kit: pair of touring skis + skins + boots + poles (rental possible)
  • Safety pack (DVA + shovel + probe) (rental possible)
  • Ski helmet (rental possible)

Recommendation: protect your camera or video, for example in a plastic bag with zip closure + 1 sachet of Silicagel (silica gel). Provide spare batteries and additional memory cards.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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