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Sweden & Norway

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Trip Sweden & Norway
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The northern location of these Lapland ski resorts means they are practically guaranteed to have snow for the whole season, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to ride powder with temperatures sitting well below freezing.

Our journey begins in Gällivare located 100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland to ride the ski area of Dundret, home to snowboarding legends Ingemar Backman and Johan Olofsson

Travel north through Kiruna, Abisko and stay at Björkliden situated at the foot of the highest mountains in Sweden. After skiing and snowboarding, head up to the historic Låktatjåkko Mountain Lodge via snow cat to a lofty 4,000ft above sea level. The next day ride down and make your way to the iconic Riksgränsen, but not before visiting the local sled dogs.

Explore ‘Riks’ with a guest appearance from Ingemar, checking out his favorite spots including where he made his record breaking backside air. The afternoon après sessions are legendary at Riksgränsen and for those keen, there’s an optional heliski day into the Swedish backcountry.

The road trip heads further north across the border into Narvik, Norway. Here you’ll check out Narvikfjellet ski area which has one of Scandinavia’s largest vertical drops and boasts challenging off-piste riding along with incredible views across the fjords.
 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Itinerary begins and finishes in different locations; please select multi-city flights to arrive in Rovaniemi, Finland or Gällivare, Sweden and depart from Narvik, Norway.
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Day 1: Arrival Day

    Arrive to Rovaniemi International Airport by 1PM, then drive to Gällivare, Sweden for the start of the tour (approx 3hrs). Alternatively, you can fly directly to Gällivare Airport, Sweden Upon arriving into Gällivare in Swedish Lapland, we meet & greet with everyone at dinner and spend our first night at Grand Hotel Lapland.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Day 2: Dundret Lapland Ski Area

    A morning of free riding at Dundret, home to snowboarding legends Ingemar Backman and Johan Olofsson. The ski area has a mix of trees, open pistes, terrain parks and high speed lifts with incredible views across the Laponia World Heritage Wilderness site. Later that day, you’ll drive north through Kiruna via the famous Ice Hotel and onto the Björkliden Hotel for the night.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Day 3: Björkliden and Låktatjåkko

    After a full day of exploring the off-piste of Björkliden ski area (including its many T-Bars), pack a small overnight bag for our snowcat ride up to the highest mountain lodge in Sweden, Låktatjåkko. A three course meal featuring local arctic produce is served. If we're lucky, we'll spot the Northern Lights from right out front of the lodge.
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Day 4: Låktatjåkko and Riksgränsen

    We enjoy breakfast and if the weather is fine, we'll snowboard / ski down to the base of Björkliden where we'll have the option to either ride another day at the ski area or book an optional husky safari. We then take a short trip to the Riksgränsen Hotel just in time for the legendary apres ski to kick off in the afternoon.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Day 5: Riksgränsen Ski Area

    After breakfast we'll head out to explore the many trails and off-piste zones of Riksgränsen and enjoy a guest appearance from Ingemar, checking out his favorite spots including where he made his record breaking backside air. The afternoon après sessions are legendary at Riksgränsen and for those keen, there are optional heliski days into the Swedish backcountry.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Day 6: Riksgränsen Ski Area

    Repeat! After breakfast we'll head out to explore the many trails and off-piste zones of Riksgränsen.
  • 7
    Day number 7
    Day 7:Riksgränsen Ski Area

    Repeat! After breakfast we'll head out to explore the many trails and off-piste zones of Riksgränsen.
  • 8
    Day number 8
    Day 8: Narvik, Norway

    Final day skiing and riding at Riksgränsen then a quick drive across the Norwegian border into the historic city of Narvik. We’ll stay in the centrally located Scandic Hotel that night and ski and ride the following day at the picturesque Narvikfjellet ski area which has one of Scandinavia’s largest vertical drops and boasts challenging off-piste riding along with incredible views across the fjords.
  • 9
    Day number 9
    Day 9: Departure day

    After breakfast at the hotel we’ll explore more of the city and head to the Narvik Airport at midday for departure flights.
Trip Package Includes
  • 1 nights twin share accommodation, Gällivare
  • 1 nights twin share accommodation, Björkliden
  • 1 nights twin share accommodation, Låktatjåkko Mountain Lodge
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation, Riksgränsen
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation, Narvik
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 course traditional Lappish dinner at Låktatjåkko Mountain Lodge
  • Daily resort hosting including guest guiding by Ingemar Backman
  • Gällivare or Rovaniemi Airport transfers with meet & greet
  • Narvik Airport transfers
  • Private transportation throughout the tour
  • 20% discount code to evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Single room supplement (see FAQ)
  • Lift tickets (approx. $30 - $40 USD/day)
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads
  • Most lunches and dinners, meals not listed under “includes” section
  • Alcohol
  • Optional husky ride session
  • Optional heliski days (see FAQ for pricing)
  • Optional snowmobile session
  • Ski, snowboard, or personal gear
  • Guide gratuities
  • Questions? Call or email us
Area Information

Gällivare and Dundret

Founded in the seventeenth century, Gällivare is a place of historical significance for Sweden, and our first stop on our Nordic road trip. A town located 100km north of the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland, Gällivare has historically been a major iron ore mining town. Having hosted several World Cup skiing events, the town is also home to Dundret; a ski resort equipped with six ski lifts and a mixture of terrain, featuring trees, open pistes and parks. The ski season stretches from the start of November through until early May as a result of its high altitude and subarctic climate. There are outstanding views of the Laponia World Heritage Wilderness site, a magnificent display of high mountains, forests, and preserved wilderness. Home to the Sami people, Laponia is a culturally significant landscape which reflects the ancestral way of life of the indigenous peoples of Sweden.
 

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Early spring is one of the best moments to experience the Arctic Circle. The days are longer and with the extra hours of sunlight and rising temperatures, it’s the perfect season to spend more time outdoors. You can still expect to get regular snowfall, with temperatures rarely getting above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if we don’t get fresh snow overnight, the cold temperatures and our local knowledge will ensure you’ll be able to ski and snowboard light dry snow.
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FAQ
FAQ
  • Are lift tickets included?
    No, lift tickets are not available for pre-purchase and need to be purchased on the day. Approximate prices are 30 – 40 USD/day
  • What happens once I book the trip?
    After you sign up for this tour, you will receive pre-trip emails from Mint Tours with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant information to help you prepare for your trip. Mint will send out a Pre Departure Guide 30 days prior to departure. Prior to the tour commencing you’ll be invited to a group chat which is managed by your tour manager and guides.
  • Is my departure guaranteed?
    Please note this trip requires a minimum number of guests to run. Please do not purchase flights or make travel arrangements until you receive confirmation from either evo or Mint Tours.
  • How do I meet up with the group?
    Once you’ve signed up for the tour we will send you through a comprehensive guide with details about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information.
  • What are the accommodations like?
    We make sure all our guests stay in quality accommodation that’s in the best location. Throughout the tour you’ll stay in 4 star hotels. Breakfasts and dinners are included. All rooms are single share (i.e. one guest per room).
  • What if I’m a solo traveler?
    About 99% of our guests are traveling solo, so you’ll be in good company. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that a destination has to offer. If you are traveling solo, you will be paired with another guest to room with. The accommodation for this tour is twin share i.e. 2 beds per room.
  • What if I’m a solo traveler and would like a private room?
    Single rooms are not available on this trip.
  • I am a beginner / intermediate / advanced level skier / snowboarder. Will there be terrain for me?
    This tour is best suited to confident skiers and snowboarders who can comfortably ride intermediate terrain at their local resort, safely ride all forms of lifts including T-bars and are willing to ride off-piste. If conditions are right, we’ll aim to ride powder, glades and trees so please be prepared to ride and ski off-piste and in the trees. Of course weather and conditions are impossible to predict so guests must be prepared to ride or ski anything.
  • What is the maximum number of guests on each trip?
    This trip will have a maximum of 8 guests with a guest to guide ratio of 4:1.
  • What will the food be like?
    Daily breakfast is included and will be European style: cheeses, breads, yogurt, cereals etc. For lunch and dinner expect Scandinavian fare including Lappish delicacies such as reindeer sausage, salmon, vegetables, and bread cheese. Most dietary restrictions can easily be accommodated, please feel free to check in with any questions or concerns.
  • Who are the guides?
    All of our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides who are passionate about the mountains. Most of our guides work for us season after season.
  • Can I rent equipment?
    We can arrange rental equipment for most destinations, however we do recommend bringing your own equipment.
  • Optional Heli-skiing?
    Yes! Depending on weather and availability, heli-skiing runs can be purchased for an additional cost on trip days in Riksgränsen. Appox. Cost is: $650 for 3 runs, $950 for 5 runs, and $1280 for 7 runs. Please let us know after booking if you are interested in adding heli-skiing to your trip package.
  • Is trip insurance required?
    Yes. All guests on tour need to be covered by comprehensive travel insurance. Once you have booked on the tour, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads as they are the ultimate in travel protection and global emergencies and evacuations.
  • Do you have a deposit option, or is full payment due at time of booking?
    You may either apply full payment at time of booking, or if preferred you can place a 50% deposit ($1325). If you choose to pay a deposit, please call Customer Care at 1.866.386.1590 as we cannot take deposit payments through the website. If you pay a deposit at time of booking, final payment is due 90 days prior to the trip.
  • What if I need to change or cancel my trip?
    evo upholds Mint Tours’ terms and conditions for cancellation. Should you cancel your trip more than 90 days prior to departure, you will receive a refund minus a minimum fee of 10% (of total package) per person plus any charges levied by ground operators, hotels, airlines or lift companies. A cancellation made within 90 days before departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee of the total booking amount. If you are booked on a tour that has been canceled due to the pandemic, or borders are closed to the country where the tour is based, you will have the option to receive a refund of monies paid or take a travel credit of 100% of price paid. These options exclude flights and insurance as they will have their own booking conditions.
  • More questions? Call us!
    Our team would love to help answer any additional questions you have! We are available every day from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (PST) From the US and Canada, dial: 1.866.386.1590 // Worldwide: Dial Country Exit Code + 1.206.632.7598 Or send us an email at: [email protected]
Testimonials
Just got back after an EPIC Arctic Circle trip. What can I say? Still buzzing from the experience. Our guides Vesa and Markku are true legends. Our group was a 10 out of 10 and can not wait to do it all over again. If you want a trip to remember I suggest you consider this one! Seeing the lights 4 nights in a row was an experience like no other, just breathtaking.
Lauren
Trip Guest
“Just finished my 4th Mint Tour in 7 years. Each one I have been on I have been blown away by the quality of customer service from the team, no detail left to think about. I've always gotten the best snow conditions and spots to ride from an array of pro snowboarders and local guides alike.”
Mitchell C
Trip Guest
"Just returned from a trip riding and finding powder daily with Mint. 3rd trip with Mint and won’t be the last. Cheers for another great one Jarred."
Christian
Trip Guest

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