Horses, snowmobile, moose and northern lights (2 days)
A perfect mini vacation if you want to experience the best of our nature and culture, from horseback and snowmobile. We spend two days in the forest and the mountains, in search of northern lights and wildlife. All meals and accommodation are included.
The tour starts in the afternoon, with transfer from Kiruna. We drive out to our farm, 25 km west of Kiruna, towards Nikkaluokta and Kebnekaise. At the farm we prepare the horses together and head out to the forest for a relaxing tour in easy pace. Our Icelandic horses are steady and know the route very well, even though it is dark outside. Hopefully the weather is clear, and we get to enjoy an amazing starry sky. With a bit of luck, we might spot the mythical northern lights. After the tour, a warm fire is waiting in our “Goahti” (tepee in sami). Around the fire we have dinner consisting of local specialities, while you get the chance to learn more about our life and the Sami culture.
After a night in the guest house at the farm and a good breakfast starts the next adventure, which is a day on snowmobile. Your guide shows you how the snowmobile works and go through the safety routines. We drive through old birch forest, over frozen lakes and swamps and eventually find our way up above the tree line, weather permitting. Your guide shows tracks and talk about the animals living here. There is a good chance to spot reindeer, moose, the white forest hare, and fox. With some luck we might see tracks from predators like lynx and wolverine. After a nice day out, we return to the farm where we have lunch together. Even at the farm it is likely that we will see the moose close, since they often come and visit to eat the horse’s food. The tour ends after lunch with transfer back to Kiruna.
Suitable both for you with riding experience and for you who have never been riding before
Riding experience is required, you can ride in faster gaits than walk
Multiple years of riding experience is required, you can control a horse in open terrain and have a good physical health
Length: 2 days
Dates: Dec-April, by agreement
Time: Day 1 15.50 – day 2 around 14:50
Included: Full board and lodging (dinner day 1 – lunch day 2), activities in the program, guide (Swedish and English speaking), helmet, warm winter clothes, transfer Kiruna
Price: SEK 4550 p/p
Excess snowmobile: Max SEK 8000
Age limit: 12 years
Weight limit: 90 kg (for riding)