Weekend package with arctic experiences

Weekend package with arctic experiences

A complete package for you who wants to get closer to nature and seeks both relaxation and adventure. Bring your friends, colleagues or family and spend two nights at our horse farm located next to the Kalix river with a view over Kebnekaise, the highest peak in Sweden. This weekend combines experiences like northern lights tour on horseback, snowmobile safari in the arctic tundra, traditional sauna, and a visit to the world unique ICEHOTEL. Beyond that, all meals are included, with local ingredients. And you get the chance to learn more about our nature and the Sami culture.

We pick you up the first day and drive westwards to our farm, located in the small village Puoltsa. In the afternoon 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. It is also possible to exchange the riding tour for an evening tour on snowmobile (min 2p). 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 tell 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. In the afternoon there is time to rest and use the sauna before dinner.

The weekend rounds up with breakfast and transfer to ICEHOTEL, a hotel made of snow and ice from Torne river. You get to walk around on your own and watch the different rooms, all with unique design created by artists from all over the world. There is also a chapel made from ice and snow, and an ice bar worth to visit. At the end we drive you back to Kiruna.

Highlights

    • Experience the polar evening from the back of a horse
    • Enjoy dinner around a fire in a Sami tepee
    • Drive snowmobile in an indescribable arctic environment
    • Enjoy traditional sauna by the Kalix river
    • Visit the world famous ICEHOTEL

       

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: 3 days

Time: Day 1 15.50 – day 3 around 13:00

Dates: Dec-April, by agreement

Price: SEK 5950 p/p

Included: full board and lodging (dinner day 1 – breakfast day 3), activities in the program, guide (Swedish and English speaking), helmet, warm winter clothes, transfer Kiruna

Age limit: 12 years
Weight limit: 90 kg (for riding)