Planning your food for the Arctic Circle Trail is very important. Over-budget and you’ll end up carrying a lot of extra weight for nothing. Under-budget and you will be hungry and tired. Add in the fact that you should be carrying food for one extra day than what you think you need (you never know what might happen), and planning your food supply becomes one of the most critical aspects of your preparation for the Arctic Circle Trail.
For the main meal: Many trekkers go the easy route and purchase just-add-boiling-water dried trekking food. The entire meal is prepared within the same pouch and there are many brands and flavours available to choose from. The advantage is that they are quick and easy; the disadvantage is they tend to be expensive.
If you have the time and interest, you can prepare and dehydrate your own meals in advance, and we’ve definitely found ourselves staring enviously at some of the the home-prepared dried concoctions full of vegetables as we tucked into our bought, mostly-veggie-free versions. If you are interested in doing this, there are several hiking pages devoted to different recipes and strategies for doing this on the web.