In Ecrins massif, between Gap and Briancon, within two hours from Grenoble and five minutes from the station of Argentiere-la-Bessée, a beautiful spot in the small village of Les Vigneaux is identified as the next challenge to seize. Getting through the tight spaces in a cave is part of spelunking that many people find quite scary as activitiy.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Caving / Spelunking in Björkliden, Kiruna, Sweden
The world’s northernmost ski resort, where trends arise and legends are born. It’s a magnificent experience to crawl into primitive rocks, and discover ancient paths to the wilderness of the rocky caves in the area. See the everlasting stalagmites and stalactites, the river, and explore the cave halls with the communicating brooks of the nearby mountains. The Kappasjokk cave system offer narrow passages, halls and underground waterfalls. Its length is about at 2300 m/7545 ft, the 5th longest cave in Sweden.
Organize group excursions with the guidance of qualified instructors. You can snowmobile all the way to the cave, and if reaching by sledging is impossible, you go on foot until the entrance for an underground adventure. This cave requires crawling in tight passages with little space, but otherwise its a quite easy cave for everyone.
Use high boots or hiking boots, all other equipment is provided by the resort (flashlight, torch etc). The tour is about 3.5 hours, and the minimum age is 10 years old.