Package tour: Ritni/Frozen – Snow adventure in Sápmi – 4 Days
Experience snow-covered Sápmi on your own as well as in company of a guide and find yourself mesmerised by the lights, both night and day. Our small cabin accommodation Reindeer Lodge is the base for your stay, nestled in the woods and with the reindeer as your nearest neighbour. Here you will find balance between activity and relaxation for you, your partner, family and friends. The surroundings and experiences can be evocative of the Frozen movies, and this is hardly surprising considering the proximity to reindeer, snow and ice, lávvu tents and northern lights, etc. If you like, you can build your own snowman, there is plenty of material.
Day 1 – Arrival
Choose between renting your own car (book yourself) and being picked up by our transfer service (surcharge applies). With the transfer service, we make a stop where we equip you with warm winter outerwear that you can use throughout your stay, also a stop for quick shopping at grocery store is offered. Check-in into your own cabin located outside Jukkasjärvi village, in the middle of the forest at the shores of river Torne. In the cabin there is a wood-burning stove and at the lodge there is access to skis, snowshoes and sleds for going on nature outings on your own. Accommodation in own cabin. (B)
Day 2 – Day visit at Icehotel and Márkanbáiki
After breakfast you have the day off to make a day visit to the world-famous Icehotel and to the venue Márkanbáiki in the village of Jukkasjärvi. You go there e.g. by following the marked snowmobile trail on the frozen river Torne. Take the opportunity to look into Jukkasjärvi church to view the mighty altarpiece etc. Accommodation in own cabin. (B)
Day 3 – Sámi story night Idjastállu
After breakfast, the day is free to spend on your own. At 8 pm it is time to head towards Jukkasjärvi church where you will be met by the guide who takes you on the Sámi storytelling evening Idjastállu. Together with the guide, you greet our reindeer and get the chance to feed them with lichen. Then we sit around the fire in our tent and you are served a hot drink while you hear Sami myths and stories, connected e.g. to various natural phenomena. If you are lucky, you will also see a magnificent aurora borealis dancing in the sky while the guide narrates or on your way back to Reindeer Lodge where a good night's sleep awaits you. Accommodation in own cabin. (B)
Day 4 – Departure
After breakfast, it's time to pack up and clean the cabin (departure cleaning at extra charge). Our transfer service takes you to Kiruna (surcharge applies). Do not forget to say goodbye to the reindeer! (B)
PRICE: SEK 3700 per adult.SEK 1800 per child (3-12 yrs).
Prices are based on cabin stay sleeping minimum 2 people/cabin. SEK 5 350 per adult in single cabin.
PERIOD: 23 November 2020 – 11 April 2021.
LODGING/FACILITIES: 3 nights in private cabin at Reindeer Lodge included. Reindeer Lodge consists of five private, wooden double bed cottages in Sámi design. Each cottage is one large room á 20 m2. Each cottage is equipped with wood-fired stove and electrical heater, small fridge, table and chairs. Four out of five cottages are also furnished with a sofa bed. The sofa bed (1.60 x 1.80 m) fits up to 1 adult with child; or 2 children (3-12 yrs). A common timber log building serves as a joint self-catering facility with fully-equipped kitchen, stove and seating. The joint single-sex shower and dressing compartments as well as WCs are found in separate communal facilities. Reindeer Lodge is also winter home to a part of our reindeer herd grazing along the cabins.
ACTIVITIES: Day visit at Icehotel and Márkanbáiki on your own day 2, and Sámi story night with guide day 3 included. Free access to snowshoes, cross-country skis and sleds.
BOARD: Breakfast basket day 2, day 3 and day 4 included. Hot drink during story night day 3 included. Food allergies/intolerances to be advised at booking.
EQUIPMENT: Bedclothes and bathing towel included. Firewood for cabin stove included. Loan of thermal overall, boots, mittens and hat pre-bookable against surcharge in connection with check-in transfer booking.
ADDRESS: Paksuniemivägen 188, SE – 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, which is 3 km from Icehotel/Jukkasjärvi village, 15 km from Kiruna Airport and 20 km from central Kiruna.
QUALITY: Sápmi Experience and Sustainable Arctic Destination certified.