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Three days mountain trail

To choose a longer tour with Icelandic horse in the mountains is a perfect way to see the mountains. You get to know the Icelandic horse, have an adventure, be out in the nature, sit round a campfire, learn about the Sami culture and sleep in a Sami tent (lávvu). The main things will be the horse, riding, nature, weather and food, a long way away from stress. This tour is for you who want to ride up in the mountains with great views, near the nature in an area where very few people are. Mostly we ride in pathless terrain or on small paths. This is also for you who do not mind helping out with camping chores and not mind to be without luxury to experience the natural way of being out in the nature. For this tour you need to have riding experience. 

Mostly we ride in pathless terrain and on small tracks so we get to know the sure-footed Icelandic horses. We can ride in different tempos depending of the terrain. We ride on the bare mountain, in svamp areas and in the forest. Both nights we sleep in a Sami tepee (lávvu) where we sleep in sleeping bags round the fireplace. In the tepee we can make a fire in the middle if we want to. During the tour we have an extra horse carrying the food and other things, but everyone carries her/his own personal things in saddle-bags on the own horse. For washing ourselves we use the clean water in the mountain creeks. It is good if you have some experience of camping.

We ride 15-25 km each day. The food we cook together over a fire when we are outdoors. The food is exclusive specialities from this area, for example reindeer meat and fish prepared in a traditional way. On the tour we help each other with the horses and with camp chores. Sometimes we need to lead the horses when the terrain demands it. Because we are riding in a mountain area we have sometimes to change the route because of the weather. 

The first day we ride through the forest, over svamps and up to the bare mountain. You get a horse which suits you. We ride on the south side of the Kalix river and arrive to our overnight place in the afternoon. After breakfast next day we ride a day tour west over the bare mountain with a fantastic view. We finish the riding day3 in the afternoon at the same place like we started the tour and from there back to the farm by car. Some of the tours this summer is day2 going west to Ratekjokk where we sleep in a cabin and day3 is a hayride. We leave the horses there and cross the Kalix river by boat and then with car back to our farm (can also be ridden in the other direction). 

We ride about 15-25 km every day. The Icelandic horse is a strong horse but not very big so the riders max weight is 90 kg. We lend you a riding helmet. Minimum age is 12 years. A list of equipments you get when you book the tour. If you need extra accommodation you can book it with us with extra charge. The first day we meet on our farm for shared transportation to our starting point. To our farm you can come with bus or car. 

Length: 3 days and 2 nights (3 whole days of riding) (day1 8.30am-day3 5pm)
Included: horse with equipment, guide (Swedish, english speaking), full board and lodging (lunch day1-lunch day3), helmet, sleeping bag, transfer
Not included: transfer from/to Kiruna SEK400 per person, accommodation before or after the tour SEK400 per person and night, extra meals 
Riding experience: Yes, some years riding experience, able to control a horse in open terrain, good physical health
Dates: 11-13.7, 8-10.8, 22-24.8 2016
Price: SEK 4950 per person (2-10 persons)