Easy – Moderate
This remarkable trip will take you to Ammarnäs ,Sweden and offer you an incredible, memorable experience.
Our trip starts with arrival in Lulea and 3-4 hour drive takes us to Ammarnäs- a small village and a gate to the Vindel Mountains, one of our largest protected natural areas. Ammarnäs is where the road starts, located in the region of Sorsele in Swedish Lapland. Rivers Tjulån and Vindelälven blend here. The village itself is a blend of the Swedish frontiers, the indigenous Sami and the spectacular Lapland nature.
You will enjoy boat rides, trekking days, cultural day and horse riding in the wilderness of the Swedish Lapland. Your trekking guide Micke is an indigenous local and Sami reindeer herder who keeps Sami traditions alive. You will discover the Sami history, culture, religion, symbols, customs and of course the Vinka family history.
- Activities: hiking, boating, horse riding, cultural sightseeing
- Our operation:
All Rahhalah’s ground handlers and guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity and understanding of the local culture and environment.
Our staff is highly experienced and has excellent knowledge, committed to provide exceptional service at all times.
- We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.
- We are committed to employing local people to the maximum extent possible. We pay our staff well and, just as important, we provide them with periodical training. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.
- As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.
Day 1: 13th July 18 Arrival Lulea - Ammarnäs ( D)
Today is your arrival day. Upon arrival you will be met by a Rahhalah representative and drive to Ammarnäs.
Note: One group transfer Lulea to Ammarnas is arranged. Arrival airport is Lulea LLA
You need to arrive with the flight arriving at 19:10. www.sas.se
Optional: you can arrive with flight arriving at 15:10 pm or 15:15 pm.And then you will be taken for a sighting in Lulea while the group arrives.
Optional: depending on your international one ngith prior the trip in Stockholm can be arranged at extra cost.
Enroute you will witness mostly wooded landscape, but as soon as we approach Ammarnäs scenery change, with more views, mountains, big rivers, lakes etc. Good chances to see reindeer and moose during this ride. in July it really does not really very dark at night even though we are not yet above the arctic circle. We check in at hotel and rest.
Your accommodation in Ammarnäs : Ammarnäs Wärdshus-It a hotel style accommodation with a Scandinavian touch. Shower and toilet en suite, no television.Twin rooms with 2 Beds -90 cm. Rooms are located in the same building as the restaurant.
Day 2: 14th July 18 Ammarnäs - Boat ride and trekking ( B, L,D)
We have breakfast in the morning and then we drive about 15 minutes to a very beautiful lake. Here we are met by our guide for the trekking days – Micke Vinka- (indigenous), he greets us and start to introduce us to the world of the Sami.
Micke is a local Sami reindeer herder with enormous heart (as do the rest of the family that you might meet). He also keeps the sami traditions alive and is very good at telling the stories in a very interesting way. The history, magic, religion and traditional wisdom. He works with tourism, rein deer herding and also conservational work for the government, especially around the arctic fox. He knows his ancestors paths and spend most of his days on the trek in the mountains or working with his beautiful ”farm” geunja. This makes him an excellent host for your stay In Sweden.
Life jackets are provided and we are welcomed into his beautiful wooden boat. We ride the boat over the lake and through a smaller passage, more like a stream into a smaller lake. This area offer stunning views. During the ride, (if the weather is nice) we stop the boat and listen to more stories and sami wisdom. Opportunity to stop by at Geunja, Mickes home, that is situated by the beach in this remote area. Here is also a beautiful delta with lots of wildlife to explore with the boat.
During trekking we will enjoy great views, we will learn about traditional medicinal and schamanic herbs and also how these were used in traditional cooking. If it is the day for Arctic Fox, Micke informs about this curious creature and the conservational projects going on in the area. We will walk to one of the dens, and with luck we can even see it. The length of the trek and the paths used is decided by Micke to be in sync with group abilities and wishes.
After the trek Micke drives us back to the shore again and we return to the lodge for dinner.
Approx : 6-8 km
Day 03: 15th July 18 Half day guided horse riding experience in Ammarnäs with Icelandic horses ( B, L, D)
After Breakfast we proceed to the meeting point for horse riding tour. (Few minutes’ walk or car transfer.) This is a shorter tour suitable for beginners. Equipment and saddling is included. Where we ride is dependent on water levels. We will ride a bit in the village and a bit into the nature. Approx 3 hours of riding + saddling and lunch break etc.
Dinner at the lodge.
Day 04: 16th July Trekking ( B, L, D)
After Breakfast we will be transferred with a car to a suitable starting point for today´s trek. Today is another day during which we can enjoy the great scenery and sami culture.
We return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Approx: 6-8 km
Day 05: 17th July 18 Cultural day (B, L, D)
Today is an easy going day in the small village of Ammarnäs. We will have a guided tour in Ammarnäs, visit local artisans, local food producers, small museum etc. and learn more about the local culture.
Stroll along one of the rivers that pass through the village.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 06: 18th July Boat ride and Trekking (B, L, D)
After Breakfast we will be transferred by boat to the starting point for today´s trek. Today is another day during which we can enjoy the great scenery and sami culture.
Optional (at extra cost) : canoeing and fishing
We return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Approx: 6-8 km
Day 07: 19th July Transfer to Lulea airport and departure ( B)
After breakfast, we drive you to Lulea for your departure flight to ARN.
Departure flight recommended: flight departing Lulea at 16:10 pm or 17:05 pm or 17:50 pm with www.sas.se
per person in group of min 2 pax. Double occupancy.
10 August 2018
- This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.
- This cost is valid for July 2018
- This cost is subject to 5% UAE VAT
- All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change.
- Airport transfer from /to Lulea airport
- Accommodation as described based on Double occupancy
- Activities as described
- Meals as described B, L, D
- International and domestic airfare
- Airport taxes
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- Single Supplement cost
- Meals not mentioned above
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- 5% UAE Vat on the total cost
Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.