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Travel Report: Sarek – the 4th Iteration

Several years ago I went on my first hike in Lapland, in Sarek national park. Since then I have come back to Swedish and Norwegian Lapland many times. While I revisit places, usually there are also some new vistas on my itinerary. Last autumn I visited the Sarek area for the fourth time.

The stream Bierikjåhkå
The stream Bierikjåhkå

I am currently  writing a report about my hike, starting with some general information and my first five hiking days. If you are interested, continue reading here.

Abstract Landscape Impressions (Laitaure Delta)

Only now I am finally working through the images I took during a 2-week backpacking trip in Sarek (Swedish Lapland) mid September.  In particular, I re-visited the summit of Skierffe for the third time.  This location offers magnificent views across the  Laitaure Delta.

The following images are abstract views of this maze of colorful streams, swamps and forests in their fall colors seen from high above. The Rapa River deposits huge amounts of glacial sediments into the Laitaure lake which results in this unique landscape.

Norway’s Saltfjellet Svartisen NP and Surroundings

This summer we’ve been hiking for two weeks in Norway’s Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park and its surroundings.

Waterfall in Glomdalen
Waterfall in Glomdalen

The area  is roughly located at the  polar circle’s latitude. It consists of a western section which features Svartisen glacier -- Norway’s second largest glacier and an eastern part -- Saltfjellet. Directly adjacent to it is the small Láhko National Park, founded in 2012. It is interesting in particular for its Karst formations.

Corbels Canyon in Láhko NP
Corbels Canyon in Láhko NP

A detailed description of our trip you can find in the travel report. Or you can watch 6 minutes of video summarizing our trip:

Watch this video on YouTube.