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Nordkalottruta Vaisaluokta to Abisko this March


Nina.99

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(Unnskyld meg for innlegget på engelsk - jeg legger en oversettelse på slutten)

Dear All,

my partner and me are currently planning our annual Lappland skiing trip - this year we want to start of in Ritsem/Vaisaluokta and follow the Nordkalottruta over Røysvatn - Pauro - Sitas - Skoaddejávre - somehow via Losistua/Cunojávri/Hundalshytta (depending on time) - going out either Katterjakk or Elvegård (depending on the train situation between Narvik and Boden).

Although I googled exensively and searched this forum, I was not able to resolve two questions on this route:

1.) Following the summer trail from Vaisaluokta to Røysvatn would be 55km - too much for a day. We do carry a tent with us, but would definitely prefer staying in the huts. Does anybody know if it is possible to cut straight from Vaisaluokta over the north end of Akkajaure and meet the trail from Ritsem (NAR28)? Or even continue from the north end of Akkajaure through the valley over the Sårgåjávrre to meet the trail later? That would shorten the 55km to 35km and make it a feasible day section.
How save is the ice of Akkajaure as it is a reservoir lake?

2.) On the DNT website, I found this notion on the winter route between Pauro and Sitas: "Vinterruten mellom Sitas og Pauro går på Sitasjaure, Ruonasjavri, Gábddájávri og Bovjojávri." Same topic as in question one: How save is crossing Sitasjaure as it is a reservoir lake?
I found some reports stating that specific areas of Sitasjaure are not save to cross. And after experiencing random holes in the ice at Gautelisvatnet two years ago I got pretty cautious with those lakes - however, it is really hard to find reliable information...

If anybody is out there having an idea or knowing the area - we would be really grateful if you could help us with those two questions! :)

Thank you very much!

Nina & Benjamin

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Kjære alle sammen,

samboeren min og jeg er i ferd med å planlegge vår årlige skitur til Lappland - i år ønsker vi å starte i Ritsem/Vaisaluokta og følge Nordkalottruta over Røysvatn - Pauro - Sitas - Skoaddejávre - på en eller annen måte via Losistua/Cunojávri/Hundalshytta (avhengig av tid) - ut enten Katterjakk eller Elvegård (avhengig av togsituasjonen mellom Narvik og Boden).
Selv om jeg googlet mye og søkte i dette forumet, fikk jeg ikke svar på to spørsmål om denne ruten:

1.) Å følge sommerstien fra Vaisaluokta til Røysvatn blir 55 km - for mye for en dag. Vi har med oss telt, men vil absolutt foretrekke å overnatte på hyttene. Er det noen som vet om det er mulig å gå rett fra Vaisaluokta over nordenden av Akkajaure og møte stien fra Ritsem (NAR28)? Eller til og med fortsette fra nordenden av Akkajaure gjennom dalen over Sårgåjávrre for å møte stien senere? Det ville korte ned 55 km til 35 km og gjøre det til en gjennomførbar dagsetappe.
Hvor sikker er isen på Akkajaure, siden det er et vannmagasin?

2.) På DNTs nettside fant jeg denne oppfatningen om vinterruten mellom Pauro og Sitas: "Vinterruten mellom Sitas og Pauro går på Sitasjaure, Ruonasjavri, Gábddájávri og Bovjojávri." Samme tema som i spørsmål én: Hvor sikkert er det å krysse Sitasjaure som er en innsjø?
Jeg fant noen rapporter om at det ikke er trygt å krysse bestemte områder av Sitasjaure. Og etter å ha opplevd tilfeldige hull i isen på Gautelisvatnet for to år siden ble jeg ganske forsiktig med de innsjøene - men det er virkelig vanskelig å finne pålitelig informasjon...

Hvis det er noen der ute som har en idé eller kjenner området - ville vi være veldig takknemlige om dere kunne hjelpe oss med disse to spørsmålene!

Tusen takk for hjelpen!
Nina og Benjamin

 

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35 minutes ago, Nina.99 said:

How safe is the ice of Akkajaure as it is a reservoir lake?

This can change on a day to day/week to week basis and you've not included the details of when your trip will be.

In Norway, you can get a general impression of ice safety in a lake by going to Varsom.no which has ice warnings and ice maps. But because Akkajaure is in Sweden I don't know if the Swedes have set up a comparable service.

https://iskart.no/

https://www.varsom.no/is/isvarsling

But in general, reservoir lakes carry additional risks especially near inlets and outlets. But it also varies massively from one reservoir to another because it depends on how the water is transferred. If there are tunnels going from other lakes towards Akkajaure they might carry warmer water with them to the lake.

But hopefully someone else will be able to get you more accurate information about Akkajaure in particular. But it will be difficult, if not impossible, for anyone to give accurate information more than a week or two in advance, or even just days in advance if it's closer to spring.

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Hey Gabs,

thanks for your answer and the helpful links on the norwegian lakes!

Addendum: We will be going at the end of March/beginning of April.

But you are obviously right, nodbody can tell for sure in advance if it is save or not. However it would be interesting if there are areas known to be more or less (un)save so we can prepare accordingly. 🙂

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25 minutes ago, Nina.99 said:

But you are obviously right, nodbody can tell for sure in advance if it is save or not. However it would be interesting if there are areas known to be more or less (un)save so we can prepare accordingly. 🙂

You could try calling water authorities. https://www.vattenmyndigheterna.se/vattendistrikt/bottenviken.html

At least Norwegian water authorities tend to have a clear idea about ice safety on the lakes they manage, I assume Swedish water authorities would as well.

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