Experience Aurora Winter Lapland – 4 days
”The best way to see Lapland is behind a reindeer”
– Kate Johnson, The Times, 2012
Day 1 – Arrival
In the afternoon transfer from Kiruna for check-in into your own cottage at Reindeer Lodge outside Jukkasjärvi village. Welcomed by the in-situ reindeer and the lodge host, a briefing of the activity program as well as northern light chasing tips will be followed by a tasty dinner. A wood-heated sauna session will be prepared before it is time to snuggle up for the first night in your own Reindeer Lodge cottage. (D)
Day 2 – Reindeer sled excursion, Icehotel & Sámi Siida-Márkanbáiki visit
After breakfast you join our guides for an exclusive reindeer sled trip. You will actively handle and drive your own draft reindeer with sled through snow-clad forests and along a frozen lake. After around 1.5 hours driving the sled we enjoy a traditional reindeer herder lunch in a lávvu-tent, followed by a visit to the world-famous Icehotel, a stroll through the village of Jukkasjärvi and a visit to the outing spot Sámi Siida-Márkanbáiki. A delicious dinner and sauna will be provided upon your return to Reindeer Lodge. Accommodation in own cottage. (B, L & D)
Day 3 – Dog sled excursion in the Torne river valley
After breakfast you will be transferred to the nearby dog sled kennel. You mush your own dog team in pairs swapping drivers en route. You will enjoy a lunch break during the tour that provides great photo opportunities along the way. In the afternoon there will be time for self-guided snowshoe or cross-country ski tours. A luscious dinner served by the Reindeer Lodge host and a hot sauna round off the day. Accommodation in own cottage. (B, L & D)
Day 4 – Departure
After breakfast it is time to pack up your belongings and to bid farewell to the reindeer. Check-out is at 11.00 at the latest and we provide transfer from Reindeer Lodge to Kiruna. (B)
Price & dates
Price: Adult: SEK 12560. Child (6-12 yrs): SEK 7760.
Pricing based on cottage stay sleeping 2 or 3, maximum 4 people/cottage.
Dates: Available between 13 Jan and 2 April 2020, upon request only.
Cottage, single occupancy: SEK 1000 per night.
Dog sled, single driver (from 16 yrs): SEK 400.
Accommodation: 3 nights in own cottage at Reindeer Lodge
Activities: Self-drive reindeer sled tour, self-drive dog sled tour, Icehotel and Sámi Siida-Márkanbáiki visit
Board: Full board from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 4
Equipment: Winter outer wear; thermal overall, warm boots, hat and mittens as well as sleeping bag, bed linen and bathing towel
Sauna, free use of snowshoes and cross-country skis
Great chances to see the northern light
Check-in/out transfer from/to Kiruna