2-days Northern Light tour with overnight in a Sami hut
The tour begins 09.30 in the morning with car-transfer
from your hostel/hotel in Kiruna to the starting-place 15 km north Kiruna. Here you'll get equipped with snow pants and winter shoes.
If you need to storage some of your luggage it is possible to do it here, in our storage room.
Together we drive 10 kilometers with snowmobile and sledges. The tour goes through the beautiful winter-landscape and on the frozen Torne- and Rautas
River. The area has a great wildlife and along the track we might see wild animals and for sure foot prints from them in the snow. In wintertime there are for example a lot of mooses
along the rivers.
In December 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 and here is no electricity or city lights, which is very good for spotting northern light, aurora borealis. 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 fresh drinking water from the river. Torne River is one of the few remaining rivers unaffected by human activities and the water is perfectly clean. If you like to try more "serious survival" it is possible for you to build a snow-cave
to sleep in.
In December and January 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, Märta or Ivan, is preparing lunch in our warm and traditional Sami cabin (on the picture). Local 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 us before.
After lunch you perhaps like to rest a while in your cabin and then try some of the activities
For example ice-fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoe hiking, ice skating, build a snow cave etc.
Dinner will be inside a cosy barbecue hut
and you can grill the food over the open fire. Meanwhile the sauna is under heating.
After the barbecue 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 (aurora borealis) are very high. The time when it appear 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 coffee that you can prepare on the stove.
There are sleeping bags to borrow, but if you prefer your own it is OK to bring it along or a travel sheet.
After breakfast you will have time for more
activities and around mid-day we take the snowmobiles through the forest back to the starting place. You get transfer to your hotel/hostel or train-station/ airport in Kiruna. It is also possible for us to drop you off at the Ice Hotel.
We are back in Kiruna around 15.30. Which means you will be in time for the south going train.
Included: Guide, transfers, snowmobile, activities at the camp, all
meals, sauna, lodging, snow pants and winter shoes.
Price:1800 SEK/ person
1400 SEK/ student
1300 SEK/ student, if you are a group with
minimum 5 people
Tours goes from 20th November - 20th April