Wildlife tracking (4 days)
Join us on a magnificent adventure in one of the best preserved high mountain areas in Europe. This is a special opportunity for those interested in learning more about the Swedish beasts of prey and at the same time experience a breath-taking scenery. You look for tracks of wolverine and lynx by snow mobile together with reindeer herders and hopefully you will see some of the shy animals. This requires a great deal of knowledge about, and experience of, the behavior of these animals. We offer a unique tour along with the well- informed reindeer herders of the Sami community Girjas.
1st day: We’ll pick You up in Kiruna and take You to our horse farm in the village of Puoltsa, 25 km west of Kiruna. The afternoon will be spent mostly on a snowmobile, learning how to drive it in a safe and correct way. A certain ability in driving a snowmobile will be necessary during these days. After the dinner in the sami teepee we’ll show You a slide show about the year of the reindeer herding.
2nd – 3th day: Having enjoyed breakfast, we’ll go by snowmobile into the high mountain area. During two days, we’ll be moving within one of the most beautiful mountain areas of Sweden, looking for the tracks of the predators. Weather and time permitting, You’ll be able to try some ice fishing and perhaps catch the most noble fish of the area – the red trout. We return to Puoltsa in the evening of the 3rd day.
4th day: The last day, we’ll make a trip to the world famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, before we take You back to Kiruna and it’s time to say good- bye. The first as well as the last night, You’ll be spending in a cottage on our farm. The other night will be spent in strategically located cabin for reindeer herders in the mountains. Our food will mostly consist of local specialities, e.g. game and fish. Since we’ll be staying in an alpine area, the weather might cause some problems and force us to change the programme. During Your entire stay with us, You’ll be accompanied by a proficient Sami guide.
Time and duration: 4 days (March-April) reservation by agreement
Included: the whole program, full board and lodging (lunch day1-lunch day4), warm outdoor clothes, Swe- English speaking guide, transfer Kiruna
Requirements: good physical health, driving licence for car
Price: SEK 10 450 (3-6 pers)
Extra: SEK 2 200 p/ p for single snowmobile