A multi-day adventure in Fell Lapland on horse back

A multi-day adventure in Fell Lapland on horse back

Duration: 5 days / Difficulty: Demanding

This riding safari takes you along sandy roads, trough wild forests, by lakes and over hills and fells. We will overnight in wilderness cabins without electricity or running water. We will also build up the fence for horses maybe we even sleep in a camp so we need to build up tents and make the camp ready together. During this safari you will take care of your own horse and together we will take care of our meals and cabin cleaning like in normal wilderness cabins. Horses are very safe and used to co-operate with different people.

Program will run when minimum four people are participating. Maximum number of participants is six.

Duration: 6 days and 5 nights with 4 days of trail riding

Operated in 2020: 20.07.-25.07. / 27.07. -01.08. / 03.08. -08.08. / 10.08. -15.08.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Your guide welcomes you at Kittilä airport followed by the transfer to Polar Lights Tours Horse & husky camp close to Levi. The first accommodation will be in Aurora wilderness cabins which are situated 1,5 km from the camp, on a peaceful spot in the middle of wilderness. The cabins have two beds, table and chairs and an eco-toilet. Your guide will introduce to you the program of trail riding tour with original Finn horses during the next days. Welcome dinner and overnight.

Day 2 After breakfast we pack our bags and will be transferred to Näkkälä Village in Enontekiö. After arrival in Näkkälä we prepare together the horses and saddle them, and the first trail riding is ready to start. We will get to know our horses and routines; how to lead horses, how to start trotting or cantering etc. On the first day the route goes along sandy roads, hillocks and hills in fell forest. Our riding distance today is ca. 18 km. On the midway we prepare a picnic lunch by campfire. In the afternoon we arrive to a wilderness cabin where we have the dinner and spend the night.

Day 3 After breakfast we pack up, prepare the horses and continue riding. The riding distance today is ca. 25 km. The terrain is mainly treeless sandy hillocks and fells with small, beautiful streams and lakes, bogs and hills. We enjoy a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. We will ride to Pöyrisjärvi, to the summer place of reindeer herders, where our home for the next two nights will be very basic wilderness cabin without electricity or running water. After taking care of the horses we prepare dinner and sleep well in the cleanest air of Europe.

Day 4 This day is to discover surroundings of lake Pöyrisjärvi. We will ride today ca. 25 km. Daily routines are as usual. No mobile connection! Picnic lunch during the day. Dinner and overnight in the same cabin as on previous day. 

Day 5 After breakfast we take care of the horses and start the riding back to the village Näkkälä. The riding distance today is ca. 25 km. We prepare a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. In the late afternoon we return to Näkkälä. After taking care of the horses we have a transfer back to Polar Lights Tours Horse & Husky camp, where we can enjoy the sauna and a delicious farewell dinner. And finally a relaxing sleep in will be in the Aurora wilderness cabins.

Day 6 After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful finn horses and sceneries of Lapland and our guide who takes you to the airport.

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