Sarek National Park in Sweden – largest area of unspoilt nature in Europe

Updated: April 28, 2020 | By | More

Sarek National Park is Sweden’s second largest national park bordering Padjelanta national park which is located 20 km from Kvikkjokk. It is the largest area of unspoilt countryside in Europe. There are mountains, glaciers, deep valleys, rich flora and fauna. In the park there are no shelters for tourists, hunting and fishing is forbidden.

The national park is popular with hikers and mountaineers, but not suitable for beginners. Sarek National Park has no marked trails, no accommodation possibilities.

Sarek National Park was established in 1909 (in this year the first national parks in Europe have been established) and protects nearly 2000 km2 of wilderness.

Sarek National Park is best reached from Kvikkjokk. Another way is by ship from Ritsema on the north side through the lake Akkajaure. Whether you choose any path you will get into absolute wilderness. You will find here more than 100 peaks that are higher than 1,800 meters and over a hundred glaciers.

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Category: National Parks, Sweden

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