Last updated on June 21st, 2017 at 05:25 am
The Sarek National Park situated in the very north of Sweden in Lapland is one of the most remote wilderness places in Europe. As such, there are no real accommodation facilities for explorers and everything will be completely up to you. Established between 1909 and 1910, it also belongs to one of the oldest National Parks of such kind on the Old continent.
The area of the park, which is actually an adjacent to the Padjelanta and the Stora Sjöfallet National Parks, covers around 50 square kilometres. The circularly shaped park is covered by the most remote wilderness you can think of. It’s only about the pure and pristine nature, wild animals and the breathtaking beauty of the moment.
The landscape is shaped by mountains reaching up to 2 000 metres in height, wild rivers and stunning and deep lakes, long valleys and, indeed, glaciers.
There is actually nearly 100 different glaciers within the area of the park. Six of Sweden’s mountain peaks over 2 000 metres are actually located here and there is in total around 200 peaks which create an incredible surrounding and atmosphere. However, due to the remoteness, those peaks are only rarely climbed.
Going for an adventure in the Sarek National Park is heading into a lost world.
There are no real signed paths or marked trails, you would hardly look for any roads or places you could hide yourself in for a while. Despite all of this, Sarek is a true paradise for hikers, mountaineers and all true nature lovers.
It is a change to explore the area where the old Sami people used to live, an alpine piece of land with many extremes rewarding you with stunning scenery if you dare to come in.
The world’s most known alpine delta of the Ráhpåaädno River is in the Sarek National Park.
The wildlife of the Sarek National Park could be a chapter on its own.
Remote conditions and the attitude around 500 metres allow rare animals to live freely. You can spot elks, arctic foxes, lynx, brown bears or moose, as well as woodpeckers and chickadees.
Due to the lack of shelter and, sometimes, dangerous or unsteady weather conditions, it is recommended to be well prepared. Certain level of experience in hiking is also very encouraged to maintain your safety.