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3. Arctic Challenge 2020 Tour Details

  1. Itinerary
  1. Itinerary

    Information below is based on the 2019 challenge, to be used as a guide only and subject to change.

    Friday 1st March 2019

    Belt yourself in, this is the start of an action packed six days as you begin your Arctic adventure! You will meet your Walk the Walk Team at London, Heathrow Airport, where we will fly to Kiruna Airport in Swedish Lapland via a short stop in Stockholm.

    Upon arrival to the Abisko Mountain Station, situated on the oldest Nature Reserve in Sweden, we will be greeted by our guides and relax with a hot drink and a Swedish Afternoon Tea. Following this, we will have our Arctic Challenge briefing and talk through all the details, kit and the adventures of the next few days.

    The evening will begin with an exciting chairlift ride up the mountain, where you will dine on an exclusive four course candlelit dinner at the Aurora Sky Station! Take in all the views and hopefully, we will spot the famous the Northern Lights! 

    Included: Dinner

    Saturday 2nd March 2019

    This morning, the Team will be fitted with ski boots, skis and poles. Once kitted out we will have a test run with the equipment and make sure it all works well and you feel comfortable... followed by our first backcountry ski session this morning - a fun and exciting morning! 

    After lunch, the snowmobiles and sleds will be loaded and we will be setting off on the 3-hour journey to Alesjaure, our first basecamp and the start line of our challenge! It is an exhilarating experience being in this stunning snow covered wilderness! We will arrive at our mountain hut in time for afternoon tea. However, there are still jobs to be done and everybody can join in with fetching water from a hole in the lake, chopping wood and anything else that needs doing in preparation for the evening! Later we will have the chance to relax, chat, enjoy each other’s company and even have a sauna. 

    Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Sunday 3rd March 2019 – Challenge Day 1 

    The big day is here! After breakfast, we will head out in small groups to begin the first half of our Challenge to Abiskojaure. It is expected to take from 6 – 8 hours, however, this is dependent on the weather, which ranges from clear crisp blue skies, temperatures of minus 30, to strong winds and snow gales! Either way... the landscape is breath-taking so make sure you take it all in and enjoy every moment!

    Once we arrive at our second base camp, Abiskojaure Mountain Hut, it's time to relax, unwind and enjoy a candlelit dinner with your team!

    Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Monday 4th March – Challenge Day 2 

    After breakfast, we will head off and conquer the second half of our Challenge and head back to Abisko and the Finish Line! 

    Once the Challenge is completed, we will have a celebration drink with our guides, then we will be whisking you away to begin a very different part of your adventure at the incredible ICEHOTEL.

    Tonight we will sleep in the warm accommodation and enjoy a celebration meal in the very traditional and rustic Homestead Restaurant; this wooden abode was built in the 18th century as part of the next door church and village school.  

    Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

    Tuesday 5th March 2019

    Today is a 'free' day for you to enjoy yourself and if you wish, take advantage of some of the optional Extra Activities at the ICEHOTEL... from Wilderness Snowmobiling to Ice Sculpting to a spa day, there are some amazing experiences to try out (additional cost).  

    Tonight the celebrations begin with a yummy pink cocktail in the Ice Bar, followed by a wonderful farewell meal, where the Team will be awarded their medals!

    After dinner its time to experience something truly unique, sleeping on ICE... what a way to end this truly is unusual, surreal experience! 

    Included: Breakfast and dinner

    Wednesday 6th March 2019

    After breakfast, the adventure continues as we head to the airport in style… by husky sledge... all the way to the airport!

    Included: Breakfast 

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