OFELAŠ Islandshästar & Guideservice

Winter adventure (4 days)

Welcome to us for a great winter adventure in the north of Sweden with the best of activities. You get to go reindeer sledging, ride Icelandic horse, learn about the Sami culture and see reindeer, go by snowmobile and try ice fishing. You have Sami guides with you these days, very familiar with the area and culture. During these days we also visit the famous ICEHOTEL. You will feel peace and quiet, and be much out in the nature. Hopefully we will see northern lights, reindeer, moose and other animals. What you will experience when you visit us is both genuine and exciting.

After transfer to our farm the first day you start with an introduction in the afternoon to get familiar with the horses. We eat a 3-course dinner together after. Outside the window you will probably see moose and maybe some northern lights. The second day you go ice fishing on a tarn up in the mountains and you go there by snowmobile, two persons on each snowmobile. You learn how to drive snowmobile this day and have outdoor lunch prepared over open fire. In the evening you have then a riding tour in the dark looking for northern lights and spend the evening in the goahti (Sami hut) round the fire eating dinner. The next day you have a reindeer sledging tour including lunch where two persons are sharing a sledge. That´s the old way of transportation for Sami people in this area. In the afternoon you visit the famous ICEHOTEL, have dinner at a restaurant and in the evening you come back to the farm. The fourth day you go for a shorter riding tour in the forest and we bring you to the airport/railway station.

During these days you stay overnight in a house on our small horse farm with double rooms, shared kitchen/living room and bathroom. Our farm is beautiful located close to the Kalix river west of Kiruna. We do most activities from our farm but to some activities we go by car. We serve you local specialities like game and fish. Maybe we do the activities in another order than in the program and we always have to respect the winter weather.

Included: Activities in the program, full board and lodging (dinner 1th day-lunch 4th day), guide (Swedish-, English-speaking), warm outdoor clothes, horse with equipment, helmet and transfer Kiruna
Riding experience: Not necessary, but good physical health
Length: 4 days and 3 nights
Extra: instead of one night on the farm you can have one night in the ICEHOTEL SEK 2400 extra per person (2 p in doubleroom – ice room Mon-Wed)
Cost: SEK 10650/person