21.07.2018 – 26.07.2018
Lahko National Park
8 + Guide
You must be in good shape, and you should be prepared for long and demanding days of trekking. Above all though, you should be willing to help your team during this incredible journey! Team spirit is the key!
*1 night in Spilderdalen, 6-night accommodation in cabins, breakfast and dinner during the entire expedition.
The renting prices of DNT cabins are included in the overall price.
Please note that DNT cabins are open to general public, which means that there may be other people inside the cabin when we arrive. If there are other people at the lodge, we are welcome to stay, but there may be some who will have to sleep on the floor. The guide will be the first to do so, and he will also carry an inflatable mattress just in case. However, as we travel early in the summer season, it is doubtful that the cabins will be occupied.
We cross the Norwegian wilderness West to East, walking from cabin to cabin!
Choose a dog out of 18 huskies to carry and pull you and go beyond limits during a 7-day trek in the wild nature. We start in Fykan (Meloy) and we walk from cabin to cabin until we reach the Swedish border. From there, we return by car back to Lønnsdal. During the crossing – all the way through pure wilderness – we follow the trail of Norwegian Tourist Association (DNT). We will cross two national parks and one nature reserve as well as across Norway. Price includes everything from food to accommodation. Below here you can see a movie made by one of our customers on our trip in 2017 🙂
Day by day
We travel to Meloy, about 120 km South of Bodø, where we stay for the night in several rooms. We eat dinner together and talk about the days ahead of us. Here you can also choose if you want a dog to follow you the whole way, we got 18 huskies living in the yard. If you choose to take a dog with you, then you must take responsibility for him the whole trip. The dog sleeps outside, but it can also carry around 10-15 kg of equipment in his sack, while you get a fantastic loyal traveling companion who will gladly assist pulling you.
Day 2 | 17 km (7 hours)
Fykan – Gråtadalstua
We start early and enter Láhko National Park in the morning. We pass by several major lakes and admire large caves that lie next to them all the way. We walk up to the Gamma hut in Kvitsteindalen and take a coffee break before continuing onward journey up the valley. We pass a famous river that flows down from the ridges of the valley and disappears in labyrinths of caves. Locals call this area Glomfjellet, and it is precisely this valley Glomfjellet is best known for, with magnificent mountain formations from the ice age. It is truly a spectacular sight – Lahko National Park is the largest contiguous limestone system in the northern Europe. As we walk up Kvitsteindalen, you can glimpse Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier, with its nunataks. Then we enter Skaveldalen, where lies a large snow drift that we must pass and climb over to get over the ridge and down to Gråtådalen. Here we follow the DNT trail to the Gråtådalstua cabin, where we camp for the night. There are actually two cabins, both have beds, gas for cooking and 12 V electric.
Day 3 | 16 km (6,5 hours)
Gråtådalstu – Beiarstua
Gråtådalen is a beautiful valley immersed in wilderness. We move slowly upwards until we reach the ridge of the next mountain, from where we can see all the Saltfjellet mountains in the East, just right to the Swedish border. We follow the ridge until we get to a steep path down the mountainside and past Reingården valley. Beiarstua by the Beiarelva river is equipped with electricity, kitchen and beds. We take advantage of the shower and the sauna. Outside, there is also a nice pine forest, swimming pond and a barbecue area.
Day 4 | 27 km (10,5 hours)
Beiarstua – Saltfjellstua
This is the longest part of the trip. We start in the pine forest by the Beiarelva that stretches all the way throughout Tverrådalen. We follow Tverråga, that initially is a silent stream and then becomes a deafening river hundred meters down the path. It must be crossed via a suspension bridge that only one person can pass at a time. Later we cross several tufts, silent reminders of old mountain farms in the days gone by. When we go down to Tollådalen, we head for Bukkhaugbua, owned by the State Forests Authority, which marks about halfway of today’s leg. About 3 km from the hut, there is an impressive Bukkhaugfossen waterfall, which can be heard long before we even get to admire it. Next we go towards Stallogropa, which is the portal into Saltfjellet. Just below here is the famous Saltfjellstua, the nicest lodge in the entire Saltfjellet. A long day of walk has come to an end, this means dinner and beds for everyone.
Day 5 | 23 km (8,5 hours)
Saltfjellstua – Lønnstua
We start the day by passing a suspension bridge to get on the other side of Bjølåga, a deep river. We move upwards about 400 meters of elevation and enter Steindalen valley. We pass Lønnstindvatnet lake and wade across Kjemobekken basin, if the water level permits it, before we go down towards Lønnsdalen. The Lønnsdalstua cabin is equipped with electricity, dining options and beds.
Day 6 | 15 km (5,5 hours)
Lønnstua – Sweden
We pass the E6 road and enter a beautiful birch and pine forests, which mark the last stage of our incredible journey. We must cross a bridge and pass several lakes. Then we follow Nordland route over Litlefjellet and head towards the Graddis cabin. Here is the pickup area, from where we head to Lønnsdalstua.
This day we separate and go home, enriched by the amazing experiences and friendships that may last a lifetime.
At Beyondlimits, we always focus on safety during our trips. The trip have permanent trail, and we use experienced and knowledgeable local guides on the trip. We provide stoves, first aid kit, navigational aids, and safety equipment. There are large areas without cellphone coverage , but we bring emergency beacon and a device for communication.
You need to wear clothes that are suitable for the North Norwegian mountains. You have to bring sleeping bag. Once signed up, you will receive the equipment list that explain all the details needed about equipment.