2-days Northern Light tour with overnight in a lappish hut
The tour begins 10.00 in the morning with car-transfer
from your hostel/hotel in Kiruna to the starting-place 15 km north Kiruna. Here you get equipped with snow-pants and winter-shoes. Then the widerness tour beginns. Together with your friends and guide we drive
10 kilometers, with snow-mobiles and sledges. The tour goes through the beautiful winter-landscape and on the frozen Torne- and Rautas
River. Along the track you might see wild animals and for sure foot-prints from them in the snow. In wintertime there is a lot of mooses
along the rivers.
In Dec. month the river next to the camp is unfrozen and we paddle across with raft-boats. The camp is 100 meters from the river
We are now 10 km away from nearest road where it is no electricity or electric light (good for spotting northern light) .The camp
area borders to the Alajaure and Rautas wildlife and nature preserves. After installing in your cabins we do some "easy survival"- preparing firewood
to heat your cabin and the sauna, and bringing up drinking-water from the river.(Torne River is one of the few remaining rivers unaffected by human activities and the water is perfect.) If you like to try more "serious survival" it is possible for you to build a snow-cave
to sleep in.
In Dec. Jan. when it is only 4 hours dayligt we start those activities at once after arrival to use the remaining light. Meanwhile the guide at the camp is preparing lunch in our Lappish wilderness-cabin. Lokal food made out of reindeer- or moose meat or fish with bread will be served, and then a cup of coffee/tea with a cake.
It is also possible to have vegetarian food- just tell before.
After lunch you perhaps you like to rest a while in your cabin and then try some of the activities
For dinner we are in the barbeque-hut
and you grill your food over the fire. Meanwhile the sauna is under heating. After the barbeque you can enjoy the sauna for the rest of the evening.( The more brave people roll in the snow after sauna.)
Hopefully there is now a sparkling northern light on the sky.In clear sky chances to see
northern light are high. Time when it happen is unpredictable so you have to look out from your cabin and check the sky from time to time
Your cabin is as mentioned heated with wood and you have to fill in wood in the stove with some logs from time to time. .In the cabin you have tea and coffe that you can prepare on the gas-stove. There are sleeping-bags for you to use, but if you prefere your own it is ok to bring it along.
After breakfast you will have time for more
activities and around mid-day we take the snow-mobiles through the
beautiful winter-landscape back to the starting-place. You get transfer to your hotel/hostel
or train-station/ airport in Kiruna.
We are back in Kiruna around 13.30 but in time
for the south going train 13.58 if you like to leave with the train after the tour. If you are staying in Kiruna bus to the famous Ice-hotel leaves Kiruna( ) and there is also a mine-tour 15.00
Included: Guide, transfers, snowmobile, activities at the camp, all
meals, sauna, lodging, snow-pants and winter shoes.
Price: 1800:-/pp stud 1-4p 1400:-/pp, stud 5p- 1300:-/pp
Tours goes from Nov.20 -April 20