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Winter week on horse back (7 days)

Spend an exciting winter week with us and our Icelandic horses, and make a lot of other activities. It is exiting to ride in the snow, both in the forest on smaller tracks, on snowy roads and on ice. Except of riding tours we give you riding classes, visit the famous Icehotel, go ice fishing with snow mobile and go reindeer sledging during this week. You learn about the Sami culture and have Sami guides with you these days, very familiar with the area and culture. You will feel peace and quiet, and be much out in the nature. Hopefully you will see northern lights, reindeer, moose and other animals these days. What you will experience when you visit us is both genuine and exiting.

 Here you see an example of the week-long program:
After transfer to our farm the first day you start with a riding class in the afternoon to be familiar with the horses. We serve you a 2-course dinner after the ride. 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. You learn how to drive snowmobile this day and have outdoor lunch.  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. That´s the old way of transportation in this area. In the afternoon you visit the famous Icehotel, have dinner there and in the evening you come back to the farm. The fourth day you go for a riding tour in the forest and in the afternoon you have a riding class especial about riding Icelandic horses. The next day you go on a riding tour and we try to ride on ice on the river if the ice is thick enough. In the afternoon we visit the city Kiruna. The sixth day we ride in the forest and in the afternoon we have a riding lesson on the oval track. The last day we bring you back to Kiruna.

During this week you stay overnight in a house on our small horse farm with double rooms, shared kitchen/livingroom and bathroom. Our farm is beautiful located close to the Kalix river west of Kiruna in a small village. We serve you local specialities like game and fish. Most of the activities we do from our farm, but to some of them we go by car and the activities are probably done in another order than in this program and we have always to respect the winter weather. Minimum age for this tour is 12 years and maximum weight is 90 kg. Minimum 2 persons per tour.

Included: full board and lodging (dinner 1th day-breakfast 7th day), all activities in the program, guide (Swedish-, English-speaking), warm outdoor clothes, helmet, transfer Kiruna
Riding experience: Yes
Length: 7 days and 6 nights
Extra: instead of one night on the farm you can have one night in the ICEHOTEL SEK 2200/254 euro extra per person (2 p in doubleroom – snowroom)
Cost: SEK 12 900/person (minimum 3 persons per tour)