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Health & Safety

Fjällräven Classic Sweden takes place in the wilderness. There are no access roads, there is pretty much no phone reception and the weather can change quickly. However, you’re not alone.

 

All participation in the event is at your own risk. You are responsible to have adequate insurance protection covering any accidents, personal injury or other damages.

 

EU/EEA/Swiss members should be able to show their citizenship and are recommended to carry their European Health Insurance Card in order to avoid costs for any emergency medical care or transportation.

 

Non EU/EEA members are solely responsible for having adequate health insurance covering emergency medical care and transportation.

 

The Fjällräven Classic organization does not compensate your costs in case of an accident, personal injury or other damage, for example helicopter transportation or medical care.

             

             

Aside from having other trekkers around to help, all our checkpoints are staffed by health professionals. If you have any medical issues during the trek, contact the checkpoint staff. They should be able to help with most health issues.

 

However, if your injury or illness is serious helicopter evacuation is possible. We reserve the right to charge such an evacuation according to the current price list (1,500-5,000 SEK/person). To minimise helicopter transport in the area, or in case of bad weather, evacuation in a non-emergency case may be postponed for a couple of days.

 

For insurance purposes, please note that only cases of medical emergency are documented. Other examinations, certificates and insurance matters, ought to be handled by your regular medical service at home.

 

Fjällräven and its partners are not responsible for your whereabouts, so if you need assistance it’s up to you to contact us or seek your own help. Generally there won’t be organised search and rescue for people who don’t reach the finish.

 

Fjällräven is monitoring the development both globally and in the specific areas where we host events. We will under no condition proceed with our events if we see that they could jeopardize the health or safety of our trekkers, volunteers, or staff in any way. Needless to say, we will comply to any rules or regulations issued by authorities in the areas we operate. We will do everything in our power to produce a safe event for all and welcome you to Lapland.

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