Winter 4 day escape, Christmas special
Day one – Traditional Christmas dinner
You will be met at the airport by your guide for the transfer out across the frozen sea by ice road to Jopikgården, your farmhouse on the island. You will either take a small hovercraft or drive with your guide on the maintained ice road and meet our team and experience a traditional spiced drink (glögg) and something to eat with it. We will let you get some time to get settled in your room and get ready for the traditional Swedish Christmas dinner. The Swedish Christmas dinner is called a “Julbord”, a buffé style dinner with all sorts of traditional dishes is.
After the julbord we can go out together and marvel at the natural beauty that is Swedish Lapland in winter, and if we are lucky we can see the northern lights.
Day two - Snowshoeing & firemaking
After a hearty breakfast we ensure you are properly dressed for the weather and you will be fitted with quality modern snowshoes for a guided tour in our old growth forest where you will learn wilderness skills including shelters, fire making and route finding and have a well-earned lunch cooked over an open fire. We have the opportunity to see island wildlife such as sea eagles, hares and foxes, and maybe an elusive moose as we make fire for lunch, followed by a Swedish outdoor specialty, coffee over the open fire.
After we return warm up by the fire as we prepare another not- to- be missed Swedish experience - the private wood fired sauna overlooking the ice!
Your private sauna will be warm and inviting as you spend time in the heat before resting in a warm room next door with an amazing view looking out over the sea, and of course snacks and drinks. If you prefer not to sauna, take the opportunity to explore the island with some fat bikes or kick sleds with some free time before dinner. Since we’re speaking of dinner, the evening meal will be prepared outside on a fire and enjoyed in a large traditional tipi called a Kåta, as we sit on warm reindeer skins. Still not done? Want to help feed the Huskies? Sure! Or maybe the lights will be out to cap a truly unforgettable day of snowshoeing, firemaking, outdoor lunch, sauna, dinner in the Kåta. As always the bar will be open in the evening for a little nightcap if you desire.
Day Three – Ice fishing & Husky Experience
Our day starts with breakfast, dressing, feeding the dogs (if you want), then off to the ice for fishing! We drill through the ice and fish for local species such as perch or pike with your guide. Warm drinks are provided as are reindeer skins to stand on! After ice fishing we walk back to the Inn for a warm lunch before our husky experience. Why do we call it a Husky Experience? Well we have a young team, most under 9 months old, and super cute so we need to be a little careful with how far we go with them. After lunch we meet our (your) dogs, learning their names and abilities as we see what the day has for us and what they are able to do. Maybe we hike with dogs, go on a ride with them as they pull our fat bikes on the ice (dogjoring) or go on a short and fast dogsled tour or maybe a combination! We have 4 veteran huskies to help out as well with dogsledding and bikejoring. We won’t know until you come here what the day will bring. Regardless of what we do you will bond with our dogs and have a great day.
Our final dinner together will be a three course home cooked meal taken in our dining room by the fire as we relive our adventures and spend our final night together before departing in the morning. After dinner we will retire to the bar available throughout the evening.
Day four – Departure
After breakfast and farewells to the dogs we transfer you over the ice to the airport for