Laponia Retreat Yoga Hike
- Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
- Location: Jokkmokk, Norrbottens län
- Product code: HikeYoga
A yogic trek in the UNESCO world heritage Laponia
Welcome to our Yoga retreat in the mountains of Laponia, far away from stress of modern life. On our Yoga retreat the hike takes us to the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site Laponia where the pointy peaks of Sarek meet the rolling hills in Padjelanta national park. The hike will be altered with yoga and meditation along the trail but also yoga classes in the morning or in the evening. During the yoga retreat we live close to nature and stay in cozy mountain cabins without any electricity or running water.
The world heritage site Laponia is protected for its unique combination of culture and nature. The Sami people have lived here for thousands of years and a trained eye can find both hunting pits and old settlements. During the week we’ll have dinner in a modern Sami settlement and learn more about the Sami culture.
This yoga hike is for you who…
…are looking for a yogic experience combined with hiking in the northern Sweden. To join this yoga retreat you must be able to hike between 10-20 kilometer per day in terrain with moderate differences in altitude and with a backpack of around 10-15 kg. You need no earlier experience from neither yoga nor meditation. All the classes can be adjusted to your level. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your physical ability or experience level.
The yoga classes
Our yoga classes will be led by Petra Kalla from Sacred spine yoga therapy. She is born and raised in Gällivare but have now found home in Järna south of Stockholm. Most of her yoga classes will be practiced in the outdoor, which strengthen the connection between your body and the nature. The vast landscape around you will inspire and help you to be present in the moment. If your daily live includes a higher pace and lots of demands this will be a welcome break for your mind. We practice Hatha yoga that strengthen and creates space in your body. We will focus on both mental and physical recovery.
The yoga classes will be embedded into your hiking experience. Through yoga, qigong and breathing exercises we set an intention for the day and prepare our bodies for the hike. During the day, we have yoga breaks depending on the weather and the need of the group. This will soften our muscles and give us access to more energy. In the evening, relaxing exercises and meditation set us up for a complete recovery and a deep sleep.
The price includes:
- Local English and Swedish speaking guide
- Certified Yoga therapist from Sacred Spine Yoga Therapy
- Accommodation 5 nights in cabins
- Accommodation 1 nights in hostels including bed-linen
- All meals and snacks including 3-course dinner in Saltoluokta
- Transfer Gällivare-Ritsem-Kebnats-Gällivare
- Boat transfers
- Safety equipment
- Storage of travel luggage
- Pick-up and drop-off at the airport in Luleå: SEK 1800 round trip
- Upgrade to private room at Saltoluokta from SEK 365
All taxes and fees are included in the price
Online bookings can only be made until 7 days before the tour starts. For last minute bookings please contact us for availability check.
Phone (Christian): +46 70 260 05 37
Phone (Mirja): +46 70 547 97 10