Begin in Kiruna and take two weeks via rail on this scenic train route, crossing to Norway above the Circle and going back south through the fjordland. When the first star begins to shine in the night sky, summer is over. Needs Summary Near Hatteng, Norway. In the south it ends in Sulidälbmá in Norway and Huhttán/Kvikkjokk in Sweden. Arctic Race of Norway : rendez-vous du 5 au 8 août 2021. The Arctic Trail (Nordkalottleden) is the name of the marked hiking trail crossing the borders between the northern parts of Norway, Sweden Finland. It is the longest rail line in Norway, with 44 stations, 293 bridges and 154 tunnels. Arctic Race of Norway 2021: see you from August 5 to 8 In 2021, the Arctic Race of Norway will take place from the 5th to the 8th of August. Save . Because of its length, the trail passes through steep and densely vegetated river valleys, open arctic tundra and mountainous terrain. The migratory birds use it to find their way south. Streams and river are brimming over with meltwater. You actually cross a border boundary 15 times and it always remains north of the Arctic Circle, hence its English name of Arctic Trail. OR. Information about what is offered can be found on the STF and BLT websites. - The dates we have received from the International Cycling Union, UCI, are close to the Tour de France and the Olympics. Late in the evening, three stars climb over the horizon. Gallery. If you want to stock up on provisions, you need to get from Saraelv to Storslett (approx. It starts in the far north of Norway, in a town called Kautokeino, and heads south. that stretches through the northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden. From here, you can turn around and retrace your steps to Kilpisjavri. Northern Scandinavia and the Arctic Circle. 1.5 km from the trail. The entire journey takes approx. Please update your favorite link to the new site: https://arcticcircletrail.dk The final stretch from here to Kautokeino in Finnmark County is roughly 40 km if you follow the gravel road from Bidjovagge. It begins at Kautokeino (located in Finnmark, Northern Norway) and of the 800 km, 380 km of the trail lies in Norway, 350 km in Sweden and 70 km in Finland. Lofoten Ultra-Trail will take place in week 22 every year. When the first star lights up late one evening, we reluctantly accept that summer is over. Citybreak™ Information & Reservation System. Brosmetinden is one of my favorite walks. The Arctic Coast, from Tromsø to Svolvær in Northern Norway, is a paradise for those who want a real bicycle adventure. Norway's supreme court approved the government's plans for Arctic oil exploration on Tuesday, dismissing a lawsuit by campaigners who claimed the scheme violated people's right to a healthy environment. The Arctic Trail is 800 km long and stretches from Kautokeino in Finnmark County to Sulitjelma in Nordland County. You can stay in the following cabins on the trail northwards to Kautokeino: If you choose to hike the Arctic Trail from Kilpisjavri to Sulitjelma, you can stay in the following cabins: Hiking the Arctic Trail is a demanding experience, which we only recommend for experienced hikers/skiers. Those who travel in the mountains and forests have just a few hours. This trek, also known as the Arctic Trail, spans a total length of 800km. En 2021, l’Arctic Race of Norway aura lieu du 5 au 8 août. Year after year, all creatures return to the same spot. As in the past, angelica is picked among the delicate greenery in the mountain birch forest, and common sorrel on the meadows. A harvest time of sorts begins. If you are extremely lucky, you will also see brown bears, wolverines and the rare polar fox! As the distance between the huts may be too long for a day’s hike, we recommend packing a tent. The view from the top the view is breathtaking!You can see the top of Borsmetinden mountain from the parking place. Autumn storms and night frosts make the ground cold. We recommend buying the hiking maps Kåfjord og Reisa nasjonalpark and Nordreisa sør. The Arctic Trail is 800 km long and passes through Finland, Sweden and Norway. It starts and finishes in Norway, but takes you through parts of Sweden and Finland too, zigzagging across the borders a total of 15 times. Depending on fitness levels and the specific route chosen, it can take anywhere between 7-12 days to complete. The big glacier Sállajiegŋa is at some distance from the trail. In the north it starts at Guovdageaidnu in Northern Norway. Experience wild and beautiful Arctic nature, including high alpine mountains, glaciers, deep valleys and mountain plateaus, on this multi-country trail. Katiffik Cabin – Amitsorsuaq Canoe Center 20KM (12.5miles) 6hours. A winter’s night is never completely dark. In the forest the snow is still deep and heavy. It is an unpredictable time in the mountains. In a few intensive months the animals and plants grow strong. In the cabins run by STF, the Swedish Tourist Association and BLT, Badjelánnda Laponia Tourism, you can buy certain provisions in every camp area. After crossing the river, you continue along the eastern side of the river up to the picturesque Imofossen waterfall, where the trail climbs up to the mountain plateau and on to lake Reisavannet. Forest and mountain creatures prepare for the approaching winter. The Arctic Trail (Nordkalottleden) is the name of the marked hiking trail crossing the borders between the northern parts of Norway, Sweden Finland. The spring flood makes many of them impossible to wade across, so it is best to settle for staying near the mountains and the low fells. Now at last the sun is starting to spread warmth. Where is it: Brosmetinden is on the “backside” of Kvaløya island, next to Rekvik and Tro… The first thin snow covering comes. There may be a blazing sun or a stiff wind and snowfall. Each day is one ptarmigan step brighter than the one before. It is the only rail line to cross the Arctic Circle. There is something secretive and slightly melancholy about this time. You should be aware of the following: Read more about the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT), Read more about the Halti National Park Centre, Read about the cabins in Reisa national park, Read more about Nordreisa municipality and Reisa National Park, Read more about the Halti Kven Culture Centre, The Arctic Trail - a cross-border hike in Arctic areas, Adventurous hikes in the Lyngenfjord region, Read more about wilderness experiences at, Read more about the hike up Halti on our website, Nordkalottstua(Halti National Park Centre), Read more about the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). The Arctic Circle Trail is a long-distance footpath in Greenland. The migratory birds gradually form large flocks that confer on when to begin the journey to warmer climates. Here, the pristine Arctic landscape is known for its snow-capped conifers, crystal clear skies, and outdoor activities — including snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, dog sledding, reindeer-pulled sled … Connect with Facebook. Cellular phone coverage along the Arctic Trail is limited and varies enormoulsly. After 10 km, you will reach the border of the national park in Sieimma, where it’s also possible to stay. The Arctic Trail opened in 1993 through cooperation between the trekking associations in the three countries and the linking together of several existing shorter routes. There are overnight cabins at about 40 places. Another option is to hike from Kilpisjavri to the summit of Finland’s highest mountain, Halti (1328 m above sea level). The animals leave tracks in the snow, revealing themselves. Hikers fly up to Abisko – 250km inside the Arctic Circle – and head south. Share on Hiking Project. In the autumn darkness, the lynx stalks closer to the resting reindeer. From here, you can follow the road down to the Kåfjord Valley and on to Skibotn and then Kilpisjavri by bus during the summer months. The fascinating and long Arctic Trail has not always received love and affection. Some of the cabins are unlocked and others are kept locked. The bird chorus dies down by midsummer. Mail: info@laponia.nu, Tel. Arctic Norway and Midnight Sun on The Lofoten Isles. I will be following the Nordkalottleden Trail, or Arctic Trail as it’s often called. Nordkalottleden (Swedish), Nordkalottruta (Norwegian), Kalottireitti (Finnish), Kalohtamáđii (Sámi) or the Arctic trail is a long-distance hiking trail in Finnish Lapland (70 km), Northern Norway (380 km) and Swedish Norrland (350 km), crossing borders many times. Sign Up. The trail may be poorly marked in some places so it’s important to have a map and compass and be able to use this. Greenland is larger than Mexico and is … From Pihtsusjärvi, you continue just over 10 km eastwards to Somas, where there is also a cabin. Hike the King’s Trail (Kungsleden) through the wilds of Sweden. Stocking up on provisions on the section between Kilpisjärvi and Kautokeino may be extremely challenging so we recommend packing all the food you need! Knut-Eirik Dybdal, CEO of the race, is satisfied with the placement in the calendar. Most of the cabins along the Arctic Trail in Norway are owned by DNT, The Norwegian Trekking Association. Moose hunting is a time we long for. It has a total length of 800 km and lies along the border of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The year begins. Those who travel in the mountains and forests have just a few hours. Be aware that there is no coverage in many places. This spectacular route enables you to hike through several countries and experience the beautiful Arctic nature. 46 km), where there are several shops.There is a well-marked trail on the western side of the Reisa River from Ovi Raishiin to Nedrefoss. Connects to Kungsleden and Padjelantaleden. Waders and whooper swans give concerts in the light nights of spring. The entire Arctic Trail is 800 km long, a very long walk that will take all nordic summer. Log In. The cabin Haltihytta is situated on the northern side of Haltijärvi approx. This spectacular route enables you to hike through several countries and experience the beautiful Arctic nature. Virtual Tour of Kalottireitti (Arctic Trail): Halti Section. You'll discover dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches, and traditional fishing villages. Almost overnight the days begin to dazzle and the nights grow short. Here you can buy bread and fish from the locals. An expedition here will take you deep into the Arctic Circle where you will discover some of the most impressive glaciated landscapes our planet has to offer, along with a hugely diverse offering of land and marine wildlife including caribou, arctic fox and polar bears. At the end of June, the reindeer herders begin work to round up the reindeer for calf-marking. Norway's supreme court upheld government plans for Arctic oil exploration on Tuesday, dismissing a lawsuit by campaigners who said they violated people's right to a healthy environment. It winds through Norway, Sweden, and Finland, encompassing total … The lake is right on the border of the World Heritage Site and is one of the most idyllic summer places in Laponia, overlooked by the Áhkká massif on the horizon. The Nordkalottleden Trail is an 800km backpacking trail (no – we did not hike the entire trail!) The Arctic Trail is 800 km long and passes through Finland, Sweden and Norway. Arctic Norway (Norwegian: Det arktiske Norge) comprises the northernmost parts of Norway that lie above the Arctic circle.Norway, being one of the most stretched-out countries in the world, reaches from approximately 58°N to 81°N, so large parts lie north of the Arctic circle at 66°33′.. Geography. You can find other maps in local shops on online at. From here, it’s only a short stroll to the three-country cairn (Treriksrøysa). If you wish to do this, follow the Arctic Trail to the cabin at Pihtsusjärvi then turn off towards Halti. In mid-May, the cows give birth to their calves. Northwards on the Arctic Trail OR. The reindeer are moved to the winter foraging land and reindeer are slaughtered for winter food. When the sun returns it brings little warmth, but it cheers up frozen souls. In the forest land and on the south slopes of the mountains, patches of bare ground spread and grow. Bear that in mind when hiking and do not expect the same trail standard as for example on the Badjelánnda Trail. +46 (0)971-555 00 Now we live as though the long, harsh winter with his icy winds and bitter cold did not exist. Skiers come to Laponia, but we must always be prepared for weather that can brutally change all plans. On clear nights the moon casts sharp shadows on the snow. Mail: naturum@laponia.nu, Stora Sjöfallet/ Stuor Muorkke National Park, Deltaland, glaciers and old-growth forest, Laponia Visitor Centre Jiellevárre/Gällivare, Laponia Visitor Centre Jåhkåmåhkke/Jokkmokk. Reinebringen. Become enchanted by the Northern Lights in Finland. Tour du Mont Blanc … The trail stretches up to 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the edge of the ice cap to the fishing town of Sisimiut on the West coast. In the mountains, it is easiest to travel at night on the snow crust. Everything comes back to life. The geese and other migratory birds collect and set off southwards. Every spring, a wealth of crustaceans, frog spawn and worms attracts waders from far away to nest here. 10 km from Goldahytta. There is a standard key that fits all the DNT cabins. The necks of the bull reindeers grow thick and they rub away the velvet from their antlers. The Milky Way is called Lodderáidaras, “birds’ ladder”. Knut-Eirik Dybdal, directeur de la course, se dit très satisfait du placement dans le calendrier : “les dates que nous avons reçues de l’UCI sont proches du Tour de France et des Jeux Olympiques. This stretch is roughly 42 km. The northernmost leg of the Arctic Trail is approx. Summer is without doubt the high season for this trail, with only the most experienced skiers contemplating this route in the winter. One leg of the Arctic Trail stretches from Kilpisjävri in Finland southwards to Abisko in Sweden. 10 hours. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites . The forest has turned black. You can stay overnight at the Reisavannhytta cabin beside the lake. It runs from the inland settlement of Kangerlussuaq to the town of Sisimiut on the west coast. It then turns westwards heading for Stáddájåhkkå and Sulidälbmá. Arctic Norway consists of four geographically separated parts: This is a transitional time between travel on snow and travel across dry ground. If you would prefer a different route from here, you can hike northwards to Guolasjärvi. You require equipment and clothing suitable for varying conditions in the high mountains. 190 km and stretches from Kilpisjävri in Finland to Kautokeino in Norway. Plants, berries and herbs are to be gathered and buckets of fish for winter need to be caught. In the winter it is an essential site for the reindeer roundups of Sirges Sámi community. ... As you get closer to the Arctic circle, the daylight in the winter is … The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Ultra-Trail® is the race that truly takes a grab on the entire group of islands from Moskenesøy to Austvågøy. In the interests of safety, you can write a message in the cabin book with details of when you visited and where you are heading next. North of Keb, Abisko National Park is only 30 square miles but serves as a vital hub for Scandinavian trekking. From Kilpisjävri, you hike through Storfjord municipality in Norway to the Goldahytta cabin. Another option is staying in the hut at Kopmajoki. In the south it ends in Sulidälbmá in Norway and Huhttán/Kvikkjokk in Sweden. On the open wetlands in the forests, forest reindeer gather to keep cool, and then the calves can be marked. The Arctic Circle Trail is one of the most remote treks in the world, passing from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut and from near the Greenland ice cap to the sea – or the reverse, depending on where you choose to start. It’s possible to lengthen the trip to 124 miles by starting from … The crust disappears before lunch and no longer carries a weight. At the beginning of September the reindeer herds are rounded up and everyone helps with the slaughter, before the bull reindeer are on heat. The mating calls of the owls can be heard in the old-growth forest and the woodpeckers are hard at work. The trail crosses international borders no less than 10 times! For a few hours in the middle of the day, the landscape is coloured orange by the weak sun. There is a well-marked pathway all the way up to the top, so it`s easy to find the way. While most of Norway's oil output flows from south of the Arctic, the government believes the greatest untapped potential lies in the Barents Sea off Europe's northernmost coast. Nordkalottruta or Arctic Trail (Finnish: Kalottireitti, Swedish: Nordkalottleden) is a marked hiking trail in the Arctic region of the Nordic countries. 1. Always not far from the Norwegian/Swedish border it even manages to pass into Finland at one point. From there, it’s about 30 km in gentle terrain above the tree line to Saraelv. Explore the misty fjords of Norway. Travel to the top of the World, Kirkenes, Norway, for an unforgettable adventure in the Arctic.This trip is packed with winter activities such as a dog sledding and snow mobile safari, ice fishing for some of the World’s largest King Crabs, admiring the Northern Lights and spending a night at the Snow Hotel. The brown bear has left its winter lair, and a new-born calf is an easy prey. On a cold night, stars grow in the sky. Much of the trail follows other trails, which now have been linked together with new stretches. About the tour. This is a large crevasse glacier that is shrinking year by year, but is still the very biggest. It is an easy hike where you have a fantastic view of the ocean and neighboring islands the whole hike. This can be challenging when the river levels are high due to intense snow melting, and may mean you must make detours off the actual route in some places. In the forests, on the marshes and on the moors, the berries are ready for picking. Much of the trail follows other trails, which now have been linked together with new stretches. The trail crosses international borders no less than 10 times! The largest amount (380 km) is in Norway, while 350 km is in Sweden and 70 km in Finland. Even though only a small part of Sállajiegŋa lies in Sweden, it is still reckoned as Sweden’s third largest glacier. Password help. You can stop or a rest or stay overnight in cabins/huts at Saarijävri, Kuonjarjoki, Meekonjävri and Pihtsusjärvi. Each day grows a ptarmigan step brighter. When the sun returns it brings little warmth, but it cheers up frozen souls. Powerful forces are in motion. The trail starts in Sulitjelma and ends in … Located about 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the typical route stretches 102 miles (165km) from Kangerlussuaq International Airport to the fishing village of Sisimiut on the West coast. This Arctic rail line starts in the picturesque, historic town of Trondheim and takes you through amazing scenery to the beautifully located, Arctic coastal town of Bodo. If you are extremely lucky will … With no civilisation between the start and end, it … In the north it starts at Guovdageaidnu in Northern Norway. Sold out. The Arctic Trail stretches from here along the western side of the river right up to the Nedrefosshytta cabin, where you cross the river via a swing bridge. Tel. The largest amount (380 km) is in Norway, while 350 km is in Sweden and 70 km in Finland. The trail crosses international borders 15 times and ends in the south in Sulitjelma (Norway) or alternately Kvikkjokk (Sweden). The migratory birds return. The sun has turned towards our part of the world. Tour du Mont Blanc. There are more than 50 places to stay along the Arctic Trail in Norway, Sweden and Finland. The trail is 165km long and usually takes between seven and 10 days to complete. The marking is done in the cool of the night. Certain stretches are poorly maintained. Most of the Arctic Trail is in high mountain terrain, and the weather can change quickly all year round. Discover the amazing food culture in Denmark. It features varying Arctic fell landscapes, including high fells, fell heaths, lakes and fell birch forests. In Laponia the Arctic Trail coincides with the Badjelánnda Trail between Gisuris and Stáloluokta. About an hour later, the old man comes skiing in their tracks. The verdict upheld rulings made by two lower courts, rejecting arguments by Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth group that a 2015-2016 oil licensing round giving awards to … Water gushes in the brooks and fills the marshes. OR. People live well. Guvtjávrre. The time is right if you want to experience the birdlife of Laponia, but forget about travelling long stretches. The ptarmigan get their first white feathers. This is about 1km from the Nordkalottstua cabin at Ovi Raishiin (Visitor Point). Many people choose to start hiking here because it’s right beside Reisa National Park. The bear goes into hibernation and the mountain Sámi communities gather their reindeer to separate them into winter groups. +46 (0)973-220 20 Location: Lofoten Islands (map) Time: 2-3 hours return. In good years, the reindeer can eat their fill of mushrooms. It takes 5-6 hours (plus any rest breaks) to complete most of the day-long legs, while some days take 7-10 hours. Arctic Trail, 800 km, Sulitjelma (Norway) or Kvikkjokk (Sweden) - Kautokeino (Norway), two months. Access: From just outside the … The Arctic Tern has returned from the waters around Antarctica, and the reindeer from the forests to the east. The entire Nordkalottleden Trail lies above the Arctic Circle, which is why it is also known as simply, The Arctic Trail. Length: 110 miles. They walk up mountains, over frothing river gorges, across blustery alpine paths and often through horizontal rain, but it’s clear why the trail still appeals to so many. T he Arctic Trail is a remote hiking trail, 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Some places involve river crossings. You need to pack all necessary food, clothes and equipment, and you should have experience of longer mountain hikes. Sweden’s famous 270-mile Kungsleden (or King’s Trail) terminates in Abisko (above the Arctic Circle), where it meets the 500-mile Nordkalottruta (Arctic Trail), which rings Lapland, connecting Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Mosquitoes and gnats hatch and begin to pester man and beast. E-mail:       [email protected]Booking:   [email protected]. In the mountain Sámi communities, preparations start for the westward migration to the summer land. Country: France, Italy, and Switzerland. Silence falls over the trees and mountains. Sálla is the Sámi word for crevasse. The terrain and areas you pass through vary from high alpine mountains and glaciers to deep valleys and bare, outstretched mountain plateau. The Arctic Trail is 800 km long and stretches from Kautokeino in Finnmark County to Sulitjelma in Nordland County. The best time to hike the trail is from the beginning of July to mid-September. They are the three skiers, hunting wild reindeer or the big moose. One option is to start the trail at the southern end of Kilpisjavri, head towards Somásjávri and cross the border to Norway when you reach Muurivaara. The cairn, which makes the point where Norway, Sweden and Finland meet, is a must-see attraction midway between the Signal Valley and Skibotn Valley. Experience glorious Norway and travel aboard some of the most scenic rail routes in the world through the wild terrains of cliffs and fjords. Three countries share the trail: Norway (Nordkalottruta, 380 km), Sweden (Nordkalottleden, 350 km) and Finland (Kallottireitti, 70 km).sh; Kautokeino (Norway), two months. Sign Up or Log In. The Norwegian state-owned land and forest enterprise Statskog also has cabins on the Arctic Trail. This starts in Kautokeino (Norway) and threads it’s way south through the Arctic Wilderness, crossing between Finland, Sweden and Norway … Soon the wetlands will be teeming with life. 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