Great activities and accommodation in Sápmi put together and available on set dates. It is also possible to add other activities and to create own packages.
Experience aurora winter Lapland – 4 days
Let the very best of Lapland’s adventures and the lights cast a spell over you. With animals as the predominant means of transportation this trip gives you an eco-friendly experience of the great outdoors of Swedish Lapland. Reindeer Lodge serves as the perfect base for your stay with fantastic food and the chance of watching the northern lights from your doorstep.
Day 1 – Arrival
Upon arrival in Kiruna transfer to Reindeer Lodge outside Jukkasjärvi for check-in into your cosy cottage with reindeer on your doorstep. Dinner and sauna. Accommodation in cottage. (D)
Day 2 – Reindeer sled excursion, Icehotel & Sámi Siida-Márkanbáiki visit
After breakfast instruction how to handle and drive your own reindeer with a sled through woods and across frozen waterways. After around 1.5 hours driving we return to the reindeer camp for lunch; followed by a visit of the world-famous Icehotel and a stroll through Jukkasjärvi village with visit at Sámi Siida-Márkanbáiki in the afternoon. Dinner and sauna. Accommodation in cottage. (B, L & D)
Day 3 – Dog sled excursion in the Torne River Valley
After breakfast short transfer to the nearby dog sled kennel. You mush your own dog team in pairs stopping en route to swap drivers after lunch break. Great photo ops along the way through the impressive Torne Valley. Time for self-guided snowshoe or cross-country ski tour in the afternoon. Sauna and dinner. Accommodation in cottage. (B, L & D)
Day 4 – Departure
After breakfast check-out and transfer from Reindeer Lodge to Kiruna. (B) Tours on day 2 and 3 can be switched around.
Price: SEK 9850 per person. SEK 5930 per child (8-12 years) together with adult/s.
8 Jan – 9 Feb & 1 March – 8 April 2018.
Price: SEK 10600 per person. SEK 6350 per child (8-12 years) together with adult/s.
10 – 28 Feb 2018.
Start: At Kiruna Airport/train station/tourist center or hotel day 1. Access to cottage from 14.00.
End: At Kiruna Airport/hotel/tourist center or train station day 4. Latest check-out at 11.00.
Lodging: In cottage at Reindeer Lodge 3n. Price based on double room.
Board: Full board from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 4 included.
Equipment: Loan of thermal overall, boots, mittens and hat included; as well as sleeping bag, bed linen and bathing towel.
Excluded: Travel insurance, international and domestic fare, alcoholic beverages.
Tips: Add one of our northern light tours if you so wish.
Cultural journey with visit of Jokkmokk’s Winter Market – 8 days
Since year 1605, the Sámi winter market, i.e. Jokkmokk Market, takes place in continuum. Goods on sale have partly changed, but the encounters with people and the atmosphere are still the same. Visitors come from the Sápmi region itself and from afar. In addition to the market, exhibitions and galleries display high-quality crafts and arts, and fashion shows feature modern Sámi design. Lectures, socio-political events, concerts and numerous cultural sessions with joik do contribute to making the winter market a great experience in the Sámi world!
Upon arrival to Kiruna we take you to our Reindeer Lodge, amidst the forest and with reindeer on your doorstep. Here we will spend the first night, and the following day we will see the famous Icehotel and the old church of Jukkasjärvi. At our reconstructed Sámi camp you will learn a lot about the Sámi people’s history and their current way of life. In the afternoon we travel by minibus through wintery Lapland until we reach Jokkmokk municipality. We will stay in comfortable cottages (shower, toilet, some with sauna, in-floor heating, fireplace, living room, TV, modern and fully equipped kitchen, dining area) at Årrenjarka Fjällby a bit outside Jokkmokk. The cottage village is adjacent to a settlers’ homestead which is a family business run by the fifth generation, and beautifully located in the middle of the snowbound taiga.
From here we will take a dog sled excursion into the primeval forests close to the mountains; spend an afternoon with a Sámi host by the campfire, and go on a snowmobile tour to explore the barren mountain region. You will also have time to enjoy the winter nature in peace and quiet just for yourself, for example by cross-country skiing or taking a walk, and of course by comfortably relaxing by the fireplace or in the sauna. On three days we will attend Jokkmokk’s winter market to experience the special and vivid atmosphere and to explore hidden gems. From the gastronomic point of view the program is accompanied by high-quality local cuisine: moose, reindeer, salmon, lake trout, and white fish – everything from the pure Nordic nature in the surroundings – prepared in a sophisticated way by our hostess, who has a reputation as a first-rate cook. For vegetarians the nature of the north provides allium and bulb vegetables, mushrooms and many other traditional ingredients. With a bit of luck we will have the opportunity of seeing the Aurora Borealis, i.e. the northern light!
The knowledgeable tour guide is employee at the non-profit organisation KULTURHUS BERLIN. He is deeply rooted in Sápmi, Sámi families and reindeer husbandry, and will accompany you on your way into the unique and contemporary culture of the Sámi people and the winter wonderland north of the Arctic Circle.
Price: SEK 22300 per person.
Date: 28 January – 4 February 2018.
Start: At Kiruna Airport/train station/tourist center or hotel on 28 Jan. Access to cottage from 14.00.
End: 13.00 at Kiruna Airport/hotel/tourist center or train station on 4 Feb.
– Knowledgeable tour guide throughout from/to Kiruna day 1 to day 8.
– 1x overnight stay/breakfast in cottages at Reindeer Lodge outside Jukkasjärvi; with shower and WC/sauna separately (here possibly up to 3 or 4 people per cottage).
– 6x overnight stay/breakfast in cottages at Årrenjarka Mountain Lodge near Kvikkjokk; each cottage with two rooms for double occupancy, and shower/WC.
– 4x packed lunch.
– 1x dinner in Jukkasjärvi and 4x dinner in Årrenjarka.
– Tours and transfers as per itinerary with minibus; also from Årrenjarka to Jokkmokk’s Winter Market and back.
– Direct encounter with reindeer and short reindeer sled ride.
– Visit of the church, Icehotel and Sámi Siida-Márkanbáiki in Jukkasjärvi.
– Dog sled tour. • Sámi stories by the campfire.
– Day visit of Jokkmokk’s Winter Market on three days.
– Loan of thermal overall, boots, mittens and hat for dog sled tour.
Excluded: Travel insurance, international and domestic fare, alcoholic beverages. 3x lunch and 2x dinner; will be purchased and eaten on winter market or jointly prepared respectively in the evening (self-cater). Winter outer wear.