Day 1 Kiruna Arrive in Kiruna where you will be met at the airport for the transfer to the hotel. Please advise us of your flight times at the time of booking so that we can arrange the transfer for you. There’s no time to waste in heading out into the cold for the first activity, a close-up encounter with some of the local inhabitants, the moose.
Please note that the visit to the moose park will be in the late afternoon. If you would like to take part in this activity, please arrive to the airport by 5:30pm at the latest. If you arrive earlier, please check the welcome note in the lobby for the times of the visit to the moose park.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Vittangi Moose Park Visit
Day 2 Kiruna (1B, 1L, 1D) After breakfast, transfer to the kennels to meet the team of dogs, your personal transport for the next few days. Get kitted out with cold weather clothing and given a full safety briefing before getting started. Receive a large coverall, which goes over your own ski gear, warm boots with a removeable iner lining (that go over your own hiking boots), mittens, and a hat. We recommend familiarizing yourself as much as possible with the dogs before getting started. You don’t want them running away from you!
Dog sled (27km)
Day 3 Kiruna (1B, 1L, 1D) A full-day dog sledding, and the chance to glimpse the famous Northern Lights at night.
A full day of sledding, with lunch served in a teepee in the middle of the forest. After returning to the lodge in the afternoon, prepare the dog food and care for the dogs. In the evening, there is a twist to the accommodation; stay in a tepee out in the snow. Stop here for dinner, and then bed down for the night.
Full Day Dog Sledding
Northern Lights Viewing
Day 4 Kiruna (1B, 1L, 1D) After surviving the night in the teepee, enjoy breakfast and greet the dogs, who have a well-deserved rest day today. Head out on the ice to catch fish with some ice fishing. Return to the lodge to enjoy lunch.
Having been with the group for the last few days, they now have a much-deserved rest as we head off on a different challenge, snowshoeing. Depending on the weather this evening, there might be an opportunity for a sauna.
Day 5 Kiruna/Icehotel (1B, 1L) Returning from the wilderness lodge, stop at the Sami village to learn more about the culture and history of the indigenous people who live in this region. There’s also time to meet yet more furry friends. Take a short reindeer safari through the snow. Visit the majestic ICEHOTEL® in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day free to choose what to do.
Sami Cultural Experience
Day 6 Icehotel/Kiruna (1B) Free morning for activities available at the ICEHOTEL®. Depart at any time.
Departure Day (Activities)