When you should visit the park
Sarek National Park has something to offer year-round.
Now is when the reindeer calves are born, and the reindeer must not be disturbed. It is fine to go on trips. The sun beams and the increasingly large bare patches make the mountainsides look spotted. The brooks start to rise and the ice abates. The Sami community groups prepare their fences. If you hike at this time, you will see the midnight sun and small reindeer calves. At higher elevations the snow remains. The first calf branding begins.
It is July and the mosquitoes are here. The ground begins to dry up and the greenery speeds up. There is calf branding in the mountains, and the cloudberries are ripening. July is the peak season for hiking tourism. In addition, the Sami settlements are full of people buying fresh bread and smoked fish. August is also an excellent time for hiking. It is the time to gather berries and go fishing.
Autumn colours and lingonberries to pick. There is hunting and reindeer butchering. Those who go hiking now often experience fine weather but cold nights.
This is our longest season. Winter continues from December until late March. It is a time of short, blue-tinged days and Northern Lights. The plentiful snow illuminates the landscape and the long nights.