The journey starts at the mountain station (Fjällstation) Saltoluokta
, where you arrive by bus (Line 93, around 40 €) and ferry (15 €). From there, a small path leads through a pine forest, you follow this path on the left up to Autsutj plateau. On the right rises the peak of Lulep Gierkav
(1139 m). During the next 16 km you are following the path. There are many spots where you have to cross small river courses and swamps, but mostly those spots are covered by solid wooden planks. The terrain on the plateau is relatively flat but stony and uneven. One possibility is to spend the first night here at the plateau in the tent. If you prefer to sleep in a mountain shelter, there is one at the nearby shore of the lake Sitojaure
(around 30 €). You will find mountain shelters on the route every 20 km. Conveniences here are as rare as in the tent, there is no running water or electricity.
Stage 2: The next stage starts with the crossing of the Sitojaure Lake. In the summer season a village dweller can bring you across the riverwith the motorboat (about 25 €). But you can as well paddle yourself, there are three boats to use. You have to make sure to leave at least one boat on each waterside, meaning that in some circumstances you have to cross the lake up to three times to bring back one boat. Arriving on the other side, a path leads 3 km through woody terrain, then the path rises until you reach a plateau at the height of about 1000 m. You circuit a smaller mountain in the center of the plateau and approach Skjerfe. On its foot, you finish the second stage, alternatively there is a mountain hut available at Aktse, a few kilometers further in the direction of lake Laitaure.
Stage 3: On day 3, you climb the peak of Skjerfe (1179 m). If you sleep over in Aktse, you have to hike back a few kilometres. We recommend to leave at least some luggage in the tent or hut and climb the peak with a light daypack. The path is marked there through stacked up stones, but the terrain is generally identical on the suggested route and offside, which is why you look for your own route. From the top of the mountain, you enjoy a wonderful view of the mountains and glaciers and the 700 m lower located river delta Rapadalen, which has the colour turquoise as a result of carried along sediments. Since the mountain top is not secured, you have to be very careful there. You descent on the same route as you climbed up. Back at the plateau, you turn right toward lake Laitaure. On the way, you fetch the luggage you left here. You can sleep over once again in Aktse or in the tent.
Stage 4: Day 4 starts with the crossing of lake Laitaure. On the other side of the water, you go through easy, wooden terrain upwards. After around 7 km, you leave the treeline behind. Now, a steep ascent follows on the slope of Tjakkellj (1214 m) until you reach the next plateau. Since you carry the whole luggage und the path is unpaved, this can be seen as one of the most difficult parts of the tour. Arrived at the plateau, you look back to Laitaure und Skjerfe. On the other side, the massif of Pårte and Kabla rises. You continue your way on the familiar path. After a few kilometres, you reach again wooded terrain, you go through the Rittak valley, pass Sjabatjakjaure and Stuor Dáhtá, where you are looking for a campsite. There is an alpine hut at Pårte on the northern side of Sjabatjakjaure.
Stage 5: On day 5, your way leads towards Kvikkjokk through conifer forest which is becoming denser as you proceed. The way parts and you turn left. The terrain on this last stage is flat and the path better beaten as before, therefore you should not have any difficulties mastering this last part. Shortly before entering Kvikkjokk, the path turns lefthand alongside the rapids of the river Kamajokk. In Kvikkjokk, you can sleep in one of the huts of the Swedish Tourist Association. The next morning, you can take the bus back over Jokkmokk to Gällivare (Line 47 and 44, around 25 €).