Kungsleden snowshoe expedition in Swedish Lapland
£2150To£2195 excluding flights
Description of Kungsleden snowshoe expedition in Swedish Lapland
2024: 11 Mar, 25 Mar
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe care deeply about traveling in a way to minimise and mitigate our negative impacts on the natural environment and by being an active positive contributor to the local communities and environments that we’re so fortunate to visit.
For us Responsible & Sustainable Travel coincides with responsible and sustainable business operations at every level; from how we operate day-to-day to designing and delivering adventures with local people, culture, nature and the environment at the forefront.
This snowshoe expedition will not only deliver an exceptional and personable journey for you, it will also benefit the people whose lands we are so privileged to visit. To expand your horizons and provide you with greater insight and understanding of the places we explore. We continuously aim to help protect and make a positive impact on the places we visit, one adventure at a time.
Some of the responsible travel features embedded in our Kings Trail Arctic Snowshoe Expedition are:
- Promote internal train travel as opposed to internal flights in Sweden between Stockholm and Abisko to help reduce our carbon footprint
- Minimising plastic waste wherever possible with providing you a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle on departure
- Water is sourced from designated fresh glacial water wells at each mountain hut and retrieved by foot
- Careful management of limited energy and water resources
- Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints.
PeopleWe seek to protect the people we visit and drive economic empowerment in their communities via our Kings Trail Arctic Snowshoe Expedition. This means supporting local businesses, boosting employment opportunities, focusing on training and employing leaders & crew directly from the areas we visit and ensuring that your money has a positive impact on the communities you visit.
Our local teams:
- It’s our local guides, crew, drivers and hosts who open the doors to their communities with enthusiasm, knowledge, warm hospitality and generosity, offering genuine insight into day-to-day life and culture – both past and present.
- Stay in and support local mountain huts run by volunteers
- Offer real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding with a visit to a Sámi Village.
You – our travelers
Our Policy also aims to supporter you. These days with busy working lives, limited time or insight to research and plan a complicated or off the beaten track, yet you have a desire to make the most of every minute away whilst also making a positive difference during your travels. Our adventures are designed to give you the support you need to step outside your comfort zone and try something new, to really get under the skin of a destination and give you the opportunity and security of our experience to branch out further than you would independently. We encourage you to undertake trips in a more meaningful way that’s better for yourself, better for the local communities and better for the environment.
Here are some of the ways we seek to support all people through the way we create and deliver our adventures…
- We encourage and support you to step out of your comfort zone and explore the world in a more meaningful way;
- We focus on all people being at the core of all our trips. All our itineraries are carefully crafted by people who care about each destination and the people within;
- We support local – guides, accommodations, restaurants and experiences — which not only helps the local economy but makes our trips more meaningful for all;
- We employ local leaders and guides so that our travelers can learn about other cultures and ways of life directly from those who live and breathe it. Plus it puts money into local hands and economies. Wherever possible we include indigenous Sámi communities so you can learn about their relationship to the land and how they’ve practiced sustainable operations ie. reindeer herding;
- We travel in small groups to have less impact on local communities and environments and provide more authentic experiences;
- We promote and support gender equality across all our trips.