Igloo (quinzee) overnight tour
Sleeping in an igloo is a surprisingly comfortable experience. The snow insulates against the cold outside and keeps out wind and noise. On a mattress and with high quality sleeping bags you sleep almost as well as you would in your own bed. This comfortable sleeping place does not come without effort. We have to spend about 4 hours to make snow piles which we compress with snowshoes and let these freeze for another couple of hours depending on the temperature. In the meantime we eat lunch and may try ice fishing or snowshoe walking. When the snow is compressed we carve out a cave and finish the Quinzee (Igloo). After dinner we spend the evening around the campfire and, with a little luck, see the Northern light – Aurora Borealis – before we go sleep in our new homes of snow. If you like we let a dog follow us on our adventure.
Depature: December – April, daily 02.15am – 10.30am the next morning
Price: 2400 SEK/adult, 1900 SEK/student (min. 2 persons)
1800 SEK/adult, 1500 SEK/student (min. 4 persons)
Price includes: winter clothing (winter overalls, boots, mittens, hats, head lights), snow shoes, extreme temperature sleeping equipment, ice fishing equipment, transfer, lunch-, dinner- and breakfast ingredients. Vegetarian food can be ordered with the booking.
Participants: min. 2, max. 12 (larger groups on request)
Language: English, Swedish, German
Equipment recommended: warm underwear, face masks, warm clothes – always good to have when visiting Kiruna and Swedish Lapland