Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

5th July 19

Day 02

6th July 19
  • Ammarnäs- Boat ride and trekking (B, L,D)

    After breakfast, you will head to a nearby lake (15-min drive), where you will meet your hiking guide, Micke Vinka, who will introduce you to the world of the Sami.

    Micke isa Sami reindeer herder with an enormous heart (as are the rest of the members of his family whom you might meet). He keeps alive the Sami traditions and is an excellent storyteller, sharing the history, magic, religion and traditional wisdom of his tribe. He focuses on tourism and reindeer herding,while he also does conservational work for the government, especially connected to the arctic fox. He knows his ancestors’ paths and spends most of his days trekking on the mountains or working in his beautiful “farm”Geunja. This makes him an excellent host for your stay in Sweden.

    Wearing your life jackets, you will embark on Micke’s wooden boat heading to a smaller lake through a narrow passage, surrounded by stunning views. If the weather is nice, you will pause in the middle of the lake to listen to more stories of Sami wisdom and maybe pass by Geunja, Micke’s home, situated by the beach. There is also a fertile delta with lots of wildlife to explore with the boat.
    Later, you will go on a hiking trip, during which you will enjoy the landscape, while you will learn about the traditional and shamanic herbs used for medicinal purposes or for cooking. Micke will share information about the Arctic fox and the relevant conservational projects that are taking place in the area. You will walk to one of the dens, and with luck, you may even spot a fox. The length of the trek and the paths used will be decided by Micke depending on the group’s abilities and wishes.

    After the trek, Micke will take you back to the shore, and you will return to the lodge for dinner.

    Hiking distance: approximately 6-8 km.

Day 03

7th July 19
  • Bushcraft experience and a short hike along a small river (B, L, D)

    Today you will learn the basics of how to use a knife to make objects out of wood. You will also enjoy a hike along a river. Lunch will be outdoors.

    Dinner at the lodge.

Day 04

8th July 19
  • Cultural day (B, D)

    Today is a relaxing day, including a guided tour in Ammarnäs(visit to artisans, food producers, and the small museum where you will learn more about the local culture), as well as strolls along the rivers that pass through the village.

    Dinner at the lodge.

Day 05

9th July 19
  • A day at leisure (B, D)

    Enjoy this day at your own pace, relaxing at the lodge, exploring the surrounding nature, or strolling in the village.

    Dinner at the lodge.

Day 06

10th July 19
  • Boat ride and Trekking (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred by boat to the starting point for today´s trek (trekking distance: approximately 6-8 km), during which you will enjoy once more the scenery of Sweden and the Sami culture.

    Optional (at extra cost): canoeing and fishing.

    Dinner at the lodge.

Day 07

11th July 19
  • Transfer to the Lulea airport and departure (B)

    Today early morning you will be transferred to the Lulea Airport for your departure flight to ARN.

    Departure flight: it is recommended that you book the flight departing from Lulea at 9:55 am or 11:05 am  with www.sas.se
    Note: One group transfer from Ammarnas to Lulea is arranged.