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Winter experience at the Aurora Lappland

Description

Let yourself be enchanted by the thrilling adventures of the Lapland and the incomparable northern lights on this four-day experience. Pulled on sledges of reindeer and dogs, embark on an eco-friendly journey into your personal winter experience, discovering the snowy and untouched nature. Glide silently over the snow with the sledge and find numerous unique natural events on the way.

Highlights

  • An authentic and unforgettable Sweden experience
  • Experience the irrepressible power of sled dogs
  • Explore the landscapes with the reindeer sledge
  • Fantastic food and a cozy lodge
  • Reindeer as neighbors and northern lights in the night sky

Destinations

Day 1: Jukkasjärvi - Arrival in winter paradise

You will meet other participants of this experience in Kiruna and drive together to the Reindeer Lodge. After leaving the city behind, you will make your way into the snowy landscape of Lapland until you reach the dreamy lodge in the middle of the forest outside Jukkasjärvi. Check into your comfortable and well heated hut and, if you put some warm clothing on, you can pay a quick visit to your immediate neighbor, the reindeer. At the end of the day, enjoy a fresh, sociable dinner and get a few sauna sessions - which you can finish with a dip in the cold snow. 3 nights at the *Reindeer Lodge***** in the cabin with full board, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Day 2: Jukkasjärvi - Reindeer sleigh excursion, visit Sami-Siida-Markanbaiki and Icehotel

After a fortifying breakfast, you will be introduced to the means of transport of the day: the reindeer sled. Learn the commands and get a feel for the reindeer. Soon afterwards you'll be off to the track, your one-and-a-half-hour thrilling tour of Lapland's nature, covered with a powdery layer of snow. Experience all sorts of exciting things on this 90-minute ride through the forest and over frozen water courses. Feel the icy wind in your face? Breathe in the clear, cold air and enjoy the quiet, breathtaking nature around you. At the reindeer camp, a warming and fortifying lunch awaits you, before heading to the Icehotel in the afternoon and the village of Jukkasjärvi. In the village, visit the Sami Siida Markanbaiki Museum. Before it gets dark and your strength dwindles, return to the Reindeer Lodge, where a dinner and the sauna await you.

Day 3: Jukkasjärvi - Dog sled excursion in the valley of the Torne Älv

Get an energeziging breakfast, pack again and proceed! A few minutes away from the lodge lies the sleddog farm, where you will be introduced to your canine team. This exciting tour will take you through the snowy nature again. As you steer the sled, your partner be sitting on it . Pull your tracks through the pristine snow and feel the adrenaline pumping in your veins when the conditioned and eager dogs pull the sled so fast that the snow is flying in the air. At lunchtime, you and your partner can switch positions to save energy. There will be great photo opportunities on the way, including an impressive photo stop at the Torne River Valley. In the afternoon you will return to the Reindeer Lodge, where you can end the rest of the day as you like. Whether you want to relax and warm up by the fireplace or buckle up snowshoes or skis is entirely up to you. In the evening you can expect a dinner and a hot sauna again. If you want to drive first with the dog sled and then switch to the reindeers, you are welcome to change the course of days 2 and 3 - just contact your travel consultant.

Day 4: Jukkasjärvi - Departure

Even the most exciting journey has an end. After a final breakfast, you will check out and be transferred back to Kiruna at 11am. Do you wanna stay a little while longer? We are happy to organize an extension in the Reindeer Lodge or even the Icehotel.

Your accommodations:

**Reindeer Lodge*\ *\ **, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden This lodge houses its own reindeer next door and takes you into the Scandinavian world. Experience the winter wonderland of the Swedish Lapland and find the perfect balance between activity and tranquility. Share your meals with other guests in a shared wooden hut. Enjoy fresh traditional Sami cuisine, where not only elk and reindeer meat is deliciously prepared, but also Arctic fish such as char. While it gets dark and cold outside, the cozy Sami-style cabins provide pleasant accommodation. The five wooden cabins with 20 m² of living space are equipped with a double bed, and four cabins have a sofa bed (1.60 x 1.80 m) that can accommodate two additional people. Thanks to the wood burning fireplace and the electric heating, it is always pleasantly warm in the cabins. 3 nights

Services and Infos

Participants: Min. 2 Persons, max. 8 Persons

Including

  • 3 nights at the Reindeer Lodge
  • Swedish / English speaking guide
  • Transfers from / to Kiruna
  • Full board from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4
  • Thermal overalls
  • Boots
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sleeping bag and sheets
  • Bath towel

Excluding

  • Domestic and foreign travel expenses
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Meals and personal expenses not mentioned
  • Alcoholic drinks

Services & Notes

  • The minimum age for participation is 8 years.
  • The minimum age for keeping a reindeer sled is 16 years.
  • General physical fitness is required.
  • You will participate in this activity on your own responsibility and are obliged to follow the safety instructions of the guide
  • The tours are adapted to the prevailing weather conditions
  • Although the chance to see northern lights is quite high, a sighting can not be guaranteed as it is is a natural phenomenon.

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