next departure:

12/03/2023 - 23/03/2023
what's included

Included in price

  • SAS flights Brussels - Bodo and Lulea Brussels (ask us for a quote without flights if you don't wish to travel from Brussels)
  • all local transfers (2x long taxi transport + 2x snowmobile transport)
  • all overnights and meals throughout the trip (except dinner on day 1 at the airport).
  • pulks, expedition gear, satellite phone, emergency beacon, use of ski equipment (ski boots, skis with skins, ski poles)
  • airport tax, VAT, administrative fee
  • guiding by an Into the Arctic guide
  • pre-trip meeting in the Into the Arctic Base Camp

Not included

  • travel insurance
next trip in 2024


  • – extraordinary expedition in a desolate region bordering Sarek National Park.
  • – remote ski touring through Sweden's extraordinary Arctic landscapes
  • – intense adventure in a small group of like-minded people
  • – guiding by an Into the Arctic guide and winter specialist
  • – high probability of aurora displays

We present this expedition during our info sessions. Expeditions for winter 2024 will appear online on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Alternatively, contact us as soon as possible if you want to organise your own private group.


Located between the rugged mountains of the Norwegian coastline to the west and the monumental peaks of the Sarek National Park to the east, the highlands of Padjelanta are some of the wildest, least visited areas of Scandinavia. In the winter, the rolling terrain, blanketed by snow, makes this region a perfect playground for our intense 9-day ski pulka tour.

Both at the beginning and the end of the trip, we use snowmobile transfer to skip the slow approach and instead, maximise our time in the most beautiful parts of the region. We start our journey on the Norwegian side, where we are dropped off at the foothills of the jagged mountains of the Sulitjelma range. Weather permitting, we ski to an impressive glacial ice front dozens of meters high.

From here, we cross the border into Sweden, arriving at the very heart of Padjelanta National Park via an amazing 27km stage along the Sulitjelma mountain foothills. This is the epicenter of reindeer-based Sami activity in Lapland; abandoned villages with old mud huts - now World Heritage Sites - remind us of a history that goes back centuries.

The final three days of skiing are a worthy climax to the trip. We approach a mighty phalanx of staggering, 2000m-high peaks, marking the western boundary of Sarek National Park. If conditions are good, we conclude the expedition with a daring, panoramic stage high above the valleys.

Equipped with skis and pulks, we will be in fully autonomy for 9 days, making our own tracks "Into the White". Some of the routes we travel during this expedition are overwhelmingly isolated, and are likely unvisited all winter. In favorable conditions, there is the possibility of climbing high into the mountains on a rest day halfway through the expedition.

In the evening, we recover around the warm woodfire of our beautifully located mountain cabins. We take fresh ingredients with us to cook hearty, wholesome meals. We spend the night alternately in huts of the Norwegian Mountain Federation DNT, the Swedish Mountain Sports Association STF, and huts of a local Sami association. The latter huts are quite small and primitive (although mattresses, heating, and a cooking stove are always provided).

The terrain on this expedition is rolling, with some steeper climbs and descents made challenging with the weight of the pulks. Prior skiing experience is recommended. Physically, this expedition is not to be underestimated because of one particularly long stage of 27km, and some shorter stages with considerable elevation differences.

your expedition guides

Brent D'hooghe

Brent D'Hooge Departure 1

E-factor 5

Excellent physical condition required. Snow conditions, the cold winter climate and the absence of (marked) tracks can make this trip physically and mentally demanding. Wind is often a major factor on this expedition. Daily tasks like chopping wood, fetching water, preparing meals, packing and unpacking etc. are shared by the group. As a rule of thumb, you should easily be able to handle 1 hour of intense endurance sports (e.g. running). We will use 3 pulks per 4 participants, but each participant should be able to haul a pulk of +-30kg for several days. One very long stage of almost 30km (9h day hut-to-hut).

Comfort level

We stay in mountain huts of the Norwegian DNT, Swedish STF (wood stove, cooking fire, separate bedrooms) and local Sami association (more primitive). One hut has a sauna. Before and after the trip we stay in a comfortable hotel/chalet with a sauna.


We cook fresh 3-course dinners every night, with food we take in our pulks (frozen). Extensive breakfasts (e.g. pancakes, french toast, bacon & eggs, ...). Varied snacks during the day. During our hotel stays on the first and last night we enjoy a gourmet restaurant dinner with attention to local Lappish cuisine (reindeer, arctic char, gravad lax etc.)


In mid-March temperatures range between 0°C and -25°C. In the mountains wind chill is an important factor. Daylight between 6am and 7pm.

Number of participants

Max. 7 participants.

Prior to the trip (November - December) we will organize a pre-trip meeting with the guide in our Into the Arctic base camp in Ghent, Belgium.


Travel insurance with sufficient cover for Search and Rescue is obligatory - a cancellation insurance is optional. For people with residence in Belgium we can offer insurance through our Partner Allianz. You can check all information on this page.

Required personal equipment

Sleeping bag (-5° comfort), down mittens, thermal underwear, full ski apparel. A down jacket gives extra comfort. We will provide a full gear list after you sign up.

Into the Arctic Rental

  • Down jacket RAB Neutrino Pro Jacket (-20°C): 60€/week
  • Down mittens RAB Expedition Mitts (-30°C): 40€/week
  • Down sleeping bag RAB Ascent 900 (-5°C comfort): 70€/week
  • Combination all three items: 145€/week

travel log

Day 1 (12/03/2023): Evening flight SAS Brussels - Oslo Gardermoen. Overnight stay at an airport hotel in Oslo Gardermoen.

Day 2 (13/03/2023): Morning flight Oslo - Bodo. Logistic preparation and transport to Sulitjelma. We stay the night in a hotel in Sulitjelma, including a gourmet restaurant dinner.

Day 3-11 (14/03 - 22/03/2023): Snowmobile drop on Day 3 and beginning of 9-day expedition along the Sulitjelma range and through Padjelanta National Park. On Day 11 we are picked up by snowmobile in the afternoon and transported to Kvikkjokk to enjoy another gourmet dinner and overnight stay in a charming mountain hotel.

Day 12 (23/03/2023): Transport to Lulea, SAS flight to Brussels.