Ofelas Islandshästar | Winter Week on Horseback (7 days)



Spend an exciting winter week with Icelandic horses, and make a lot of other activities. It is exciting to ride in the snow, in the forest on smaller tracks in the dark and during daylight. Except for riding tours, you are given riding classes, a chance to visit the famous ICEHOTEL, drive snowmobiles and go reindeer sledging during this week. You learn about the Sami culture and have local guides with you these days who are very familiar with the area and culture. You will feel peace and quiet, and be much out in nature. Hopefully, you will see northern lights, reindeer, moose and other animals these days. What you will experience when you visit us is both genuine and exciting. Here is an example of the week-long program: After transfer to the farm the first day you start with a riding class in the afternoon to get familiar with the horses and the tölt. After, a 3-course dinner is eaten together. Outside the window, you will hopefully see moose and northern lights. The second day you go snowmobiling, two people on each snowmobile. You learn how to drive a snowmobile this day and have outdoor lunch prepared over an open fire. In the evening, you then have a riding tour in the dark looking for northern lights and spend the evening in the goahti (Sami hut) around the fire eating dinner. The next day, you have a reindeer sledging tour including lunch where two persons are sharing a sledge. That's the old way of transportation for Sami people in this area and you will learn about Sami culture and life. In the afternoon, you are going to visit the famous ICEHOTEL, have dinner at the restaurant and in the evening you come back to the farm. On the fourth day, you go riding and in the afternoon and visit the town Kiruna and the Sami museum. The next day you ride in the forest, probably seeing moose and in the afternoon, you will have a sauna, from where you have a beautiful view over the river and mountains. On the sixth day, a ride in the forest and the afternoon a ride on the oval track. On the last day, you are brought back to Kiruna. During this week you stay overnight in a house on the small horse farm with double rooms, a shared kitchen/living room and a bathroom. The farm is beautifully located close to the Kalix River, West of Kiruna in a small village. You are served local specialities, like game and fish. Most of the activities are done on the farm, but some of them are reached by car and the activities are probably done in a different order than described in this program because respect needs to be shown against the winter weather. 7 days experience. 1737€/person.
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