3-day snowmobile tour Kiruna "taiga"
Discover Lapland by snowmobile for three days
The boreal belt of the coniferous woodland - the vegetation zone that is globally known under it's Russian name "taiga" - has it's beginning in Lapland with decreasing impact of the Gulf Stream a little bit east of Kiruna. The characteristic landscape north-east of Kiruna town is ideal for visitors to Lapland that want to give snowmobiling a first yet extended try. Moderate daily distances and a very routined multilingual guide grant diversified genuine experiences above the arctic circle. Meet Sami reindeer herders at their home, see the Icehotel and sleep in rustic wilderness camps. Modern snowmobiles with environment-friendly 4-stroke engines and wide tracks will encourage you to make experiences in deep snow. Comprehensive instructions make this tour an excellent choice for everybody who wants to discover the beautiful winter landscape in the area of Kiruna.
What you get ...
Day 1: Arrival at Kiruna airport/railway station and transfer to the snowmobile base - a cozy former farm house with nice rooms, newly renovated showers, WIFI, TV,... Here you will have your first dinner and your guide will outline the tour for you and hand out some extra clothing (overall, boots, mittens and hat), also checking that nobody forgot important things at home.
Day 2: After breakfast you will get all the important security- and operating instructions about handling snowmobiles. Then you will start your tour with a about 70 km ride to a remote wilderness camp north-west of Jukkasjärvi. The route leads partly over wide trails on the Torne-river and partly over narrow, curvy forest trails. The wilderness camp has no running water or electricity and in this area the chance to see impressive northern lights on clear nights are very good. Before or after dinner you can relax in a wood heated sauna.
Day 3: From here the tour continues to the sami-village „Soppero“ which is a very small village northeast from Kiruna. In Soppero you spend the night in the camp of a Sami family. Lots of interesting facts and stories about reindeer herding and the native Sami culture will entertain you tonight! (Today's stage is app. 70–80 km)
Day 4: On the last day we head back to the snowmobile base. According to the wishes of the group it is possible to stop at the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi and visit the site. Overnight and dinner at the guesthouse of the snowmobile base. App. 70 km is the stage of this day
Day 5: Breakfast and transfer to Kiruna airport or railroad station
What you should know...
Departures on request for min 4 / max 6 participants between Jan, 2nd and Apr , 15th
Important: The minimum age for this tour is 18 years and a valid car or motorbike drivers licence is necessary. Every guest will drive his own snowmobile. In case of damage we have an excess fee from up to 6.000 SEK!
Transfers from and to Kiruna airport or train station
Additional winter clothing (overall, hat, mittens, winterboots) and equipment
2 overnight stays at the snowmobile base
2 overnight stays in wilderness camps
Thermo underwear, both long-johns as well as longsleeved shirt
Several pairs of warm socks
Suntan lotion and sunglasses (for departures in March and April)
An extra pair of shoes to wear in the cabins in the evening
Rucksack or duffle bag (suitcases are difficult to transport)
Scarf / buff
Maybe a good book to read in the evenings
A liner for the sleeping bags in the cabins and a headtorch
Please keep in mind not to bring clothing made of cotten, as cotten does not keep you warm if it is wet. This is especially important when it comes to socks and thermo underwear! The higher the wool content the better!
Price: 15.500 SEK per person
For further info and booking please mail to office(at)kirunaaurora.com