8 – 14 April 2024

Pure Nallo

Alpine Ski Touring

Steep passages, high ridge hikes, mountains, glaciers and pristine off-piste. A remote cabin hidden deep in the Kebnekaise Mountains serves as our base. Close to the highest mountains. Nallo is one of the truly few places where we really get to experience solitude and skiing in its purest form.

Pure Nallo is an Out of Bounds trip with longer days and more demanding tours. It is often just a group with a mountain guide, which means that there are no different degrees of difficulty on the tours. However, this smaller format gives us greater mobility to explore more distant mountain peaks. We sometimes cook our own food and the accommodation is simpler. Given that the altitude meters are more, you need to have previous experience of ski touring tours and your backpack should only contain the bare essentials to minimize weight.

Mountain &
Guides

Nallo, Lapland

The mountains in Nallo are around 1,700 and 2,100 m asl, with a typical high-alpine mountain environment. Sweden’s highest summit, the north summit of Kebnekaise (2,099 m asl) is here together with the established Drakryggen (The Dragon’s Spine) and Pyramiden which we hope to be able to ascend during our time here. We’re close to multiple insteps as several of the summits are right next to our hut, Our days are filled with high alpine climbing, steep passages, airy ridge walks and off-piste skiing in guaranteed untouched snow.

Oscar Wahlund

Oscar Wahlund is an IFMGA-certified mountain guide who loves the great outdoors. He feels the most at home climbing or skiing in the mountains than working in an office. Drawn to nature, he spends many nights a year under the stars, but also appreciates a cosy mountain hut.

Oscar can guide you climbing a long route in the Alps, climbing an icefall in Norway or ski touring under the Aurora Borealis in Sweden or Norway. He really subscribes to the idea that the best experiences are shared experiences and enjoys spending time with guests regardless of activity. Oscar has worked with Pure Ski Touring since 2013 and has guided for us in Georgia, Lyngen, Senja, Abisko, Sea to Summit and on Iceland.

Mountain & guides
Accommodation & 
Travel

The Kebnekaise Massif

Nallo is a unique ski touring area a fair way into the Kebnekaise Massif. Our base camp is situated around 45km west of Nikkaluokta in Lapland, and from Nikkaluokta to the nearest town, Kiruna, another 65km. In order to get to our base camp, the Nallo hut, we’ll pass the Tarfala valley and stay a night in the Tarfala hut. From there we’ll have alpine ski touring on our way to Nallo hut which we arrive on day two. There are several glaciers in the Tarfala area, the most well-known being Storglaciären, which also is one of the most studied glaciers in the world. We may both ascend and descend some of the glaciers in the area during our tour.

Accommodation

We arrive at Nikkaluokta Mountain Station around lunch time. Here we’ll change and have the option to leave a rucksack with personal stuff not required on the mountain before we travel onwards with snowmobiles to the Tarfala hut. We stay the first night at the Tarfala hut before we walk onwards deeper into the Kebnekaise massif the following morning. We spend the following four nights at the Nallo hut. Nallo hut has a 20-bed capacity, split over two rooms. We have pre-booked our own room, comprising a wood-burning stove and duvets and pillows on each bed. There is no mobile coverage at Nallo (nearest signal is at the Vista hut).

We prepare all our meals together using the hut’s self-catering facilities, fetch water outside and chop firewood for heating. Breakfast consists of porridge, eggs, bread and various spreads, and dinners will be rustic stews with rice or pasta, followed by dessert. There is always coffee and tea on the boil for those who want it. We make up our own lunch packs from the breakfast supplies. On the way back we walk out from Nallo and the Lapland ranges back towards the Tarfala valley and stay our last night at the Tarfala hut. Our final dinner we spend with the hut guardian who will regale us with interesting stories from the area. On the last day we take the high route down towards “linjen” (“the line”) where we’ll be met by snowmobiles taking us all the way down to Nikkaluokta. At Nikkaluokta we’ve pre-booked showers and change. Before we drive towards Kiruna train station we’ll be served a Souvas burger (plant-based alternatives available) and coffee or tea.

Travel

This trip is based on the assumption that guests take the sleeper train from Stockholm C to Kiruna, return. We have pre-booked beds in private sleeping compartments.

Train
The sleeper train departs Stockholm Central Station in the evening, and arrives at Kiruna train station in the morning the following day. At Kiruna we’ll pick you up in a private minibus and drive around 65km westwards to Nikkaluokta. The return journey is by minibus in the afternoon from Nikkaluokta. We drive to Kiruna station in good time for the southbound sleeper train departure.

Itinerary: 
VY Sleeper train, Apr 7th, Stockholm C – Kiruna, 18:11 – 09:15 (+1 day)
VY Sleeper train, Apr 13th, Kiruna – Abisko Östra, 16:47 – 09:25 (+1 day)
– bed in sleeping compartment included (only Pure participants in the compartment)

Air
You can book your own air travel if you prefer to and from Kiruna Airport. We can also assist with booking. In such a case, we’ll meet up at an agreed location on the 10th of April. If you choose to travel by air, you need to fly up a day earlier and fly home a day later, ie departure on April 10 and return on April 17 (we can help you book a taxi and two nights accommodation in Kiruna). We will pick you up at your hotel on the morning of April 11. We will help you with train & transfer from Abisko to your hotel in Kiruna on April 16. If you want us to book your flight, you book “price package excl. travel” and write in the field “other to add” that you want to book flights t & r, as well as accommodation in Kiruna and we will get back to you.

Accommodation & Travel
Knowledge &
Equipment

Technically moderate ski tour with long days out. We may encounter steep or exposed passages during some tours. We’ll ascend between 1,000 and 1,500 vertical meters per day. Ratio: max 6 guests per guide.

  • Very good fitness is required, capable of sustaining an ascent rate of 450m/h
  • Off-piste skiing in all conditions, on slopes up to 35-40 degrees
  • Experience with ski touring technique and equipment, how to walk and kick-turn with climbing skins
  • Experience in using axes and crampons a plus.
  • Age limit 18 years old (16 years old if accompanied by legal guardian)

Mandatory equipment.

  • Skis with touring bindings
  • Climbing skins, contour-cut to your skis
  • Ski boots
  • Ski poles with baskets of a diameter of at least 6cm
  • Avalanche transceiver (not analog), shovel, probe. Check batteries.
  • Helmet
  • Avalanche backpack with inflatable airbag, 30-45l capacity
  • Shell jacket and trousers. Wind-, and waterproof.
  • Mid-layer in wool or fleece
  • Insulated jacket. Synthetic or down. Alternatively an extra fleece.
  • Base layer, top and long-johns. Wool or synthetic
  • Ski socks, wool
  • Underwear, wool or synthetic
  • Gloves or mittens, one pair of thick, one pair of thin
  • Hat and balaclava or Buff to cover your face
  • Sunglasses and goggles
  • Sun cream
  • Water bottle
  • Head torch
  • Passport and money
  • Travel insurance
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Personal snacks (chocolate, nuts etc) for touring

Explore Nallo Specifics


  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • 1 screw gate karabiner
  • Ski crampons (Harscheisen)
  • Travel sheet or sleeping bag liner
  • Bed sheet and pillow case (due to covid)

Good to have.

  • Thin windproof/soft shell jacket
  • Soft shell trousers
  • Extra base layers
  • Extra underwear (wool/synthetics)
  • Extra ski socks (wool)
  • Day wear/civvies (to be left in Nikkaluokta)
  • Normal shoes (to be left in the Nikkaluokta)
  • Hut slippers
  • Thermos
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Toiletries bag
  • Ear plugs
  • Blister tape

Always aim to minimise weight when packing.
If you’re missing some of the equipment listed above, we’ll be happy to help arrange equipment hire or purchase. Contact us on info@pureskitouring.se for details.

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Price &
Itinerary
  • Package

    • Bed in multi-occupancy room
    • 17 500 SEK
    • Excluding train travel
      Private transfer to and from Kiruna train station included
      Estimated 1500€
    • Bed in multi-occupancy room
    • 19 500 SEK
    • Including train travel
      Bed in sleeping car compartment included
      Estimated 1700€

Included:

  • 6 days’ ski touring with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Avalanche safety training with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Ski touring technique skills with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Equipment orientation with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Guest speaker
  • Pure Ski Touring’s goodie bag
  • Accommodation, Tarfala hut, 1 nights
  • Accommodation, Nallo hut, 4 nights
  • Breakfast, 5 days
  • Lunch/lunch packs, 5 days
  • Dinner, 5 nights
  • Coffee and sandwich, Nikkaluokta (arrival day)
  • Hot meal and coffee, Abisko Mountain Lodge (departure day)
  • Shower at Abisko Mountain Lodge (departure day)
  • Transfer of a luggage / person fr. Nikkaluokta to Abisko
  • Rail travel, Stockholm C – Kiruna, return
  • Bed in sleeper compartment, return
  • Transfer, Kiruna – Nikkaluokta (10/4)
  • Snowmobile transfer, Nikkaluokta – Kebnekaise Station (10/4)
  • Snowmobile transfer, Tjäktja – Abisko Östra (15/4)

If you’d prefer to fly to and from Kiruna, please contact us on info@pureskitouring.se and we’ll be happy to assist.


  • Sunday, Apr 7th

    • 18:11 Departure, sleeper train from Stockholm C
  • Monday, Apr 8th

    • 09:15 Arrival, Kiruna train station
    • We meet up at Kiruna train station and drive west 6.5 km towards Nikkaluokta
    • Once in Nikkaluokta, food & drink are offered
    • Change, pack in order and then depart by scooter to Kebnekaise mountain station
    • From Kebnekaise there will be a ski tour with our mountain guides over the massif on to Tarfala
    • During the ski tour, the mountain guides holds your avalanche safety training
    • Arriving in Tarfala, the cottage owner offers hot juice, before check-in
    • We cook and eat tonight's dinner together in the mountain cabin
    • Tarfala's cottage host is invited to dinner and tells about the mountain cottage, its history and present
  • Tuesday, Apr 9th

    • 07:00 We prepare breakfast together in the hut and make up lunch packs
    • Hut check-out
    • We commence our journey to the Nallo hut which will be our base for the duration
    • We take the high alpine route to Nallo with our guide
    • Arrive at Nallo hut, check-in and a hot cup of coffee in the hut’s kitchen
    • We prepare and enjoy our dinner together in the hut
  • Wednesday, Apr 10th - Friday, Apr 12th

    • 07:00 We prepare breakfast together in the hut and make up lunch packs
    • Full day of ski touring with our guide
    • Lunch on the mountain
    • Après-ski by the hut after a long day out
    • We prepare and enjoy our dinner together in the hut
    • STF Nallo hut guardian is invited for dinner and a presentation on Nallo and the surrounding area
  • Saturday, Apr 13th

    • 07:00 We prepare breakfast together in the hut and make up lunch packs
    • Nallo hut check-out
    • Ski tour the high road towards Tjäkjta mountain cabin
    • Arriving in Tjäkta, our snowmobile transport meets us and drives us via Kungsleden north, towards Abisko
    • Arriving at Abisko and time for shower & change at Abisko Mountain lodge
    • Served food & drink before departure
    • 16:40 Transfer to Abisko Östra Train Station
    • 16:47 Departure by sleeper train from Abisko Östra Train Station
    • 09:25 Måndag 14 april - Ankomst med nattåg Stockholm C
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