Lapland Winter Archipelago Escape– 5 Days
What do expect
Jopikgården, a converted traditional Swedish country manor, will be your home away from home as you enjoy dog sledding, ice fishing, fat biking the frozen sea, hunting for the elusive aurora or enjoying traditional local food. Each outdoor activity has meals included, your personal experienced guide and all equipment and can be modified to make sure your experience is unique and truly your own. All transfers and activities are planned to ensure maximum safety, enjoyment and comfort at all times.
You will be met at the airport by your personal guide and support team for the transfer out across the frozen sea by ice road to Jopikgården.
Once at Jopikgården, depending on your final arrival time, you will have either a meal or light snack and greeted by the whole team in the lounge for our welcome to Lapland icebreaker.
After a hearty breakfast, we ensure sure you are properly dressed for the activities and the environmental conditions. Once dressed you will be fitted with snowshoes for a hike in the forest where you will learn wilderness skills including shelters, fire-making, and survival, and have a well-earned lunch cooked over an open fire.
Next back to Jopikgården for ‘Fika’ (Swedish afternoon tea) and relaxation. Dinner will be together in the dining room with the bar available throughout the evening.
With an easy start and great breakfast behind you, you are ready for your penultimate event, a half-day of dog sledding. You will meet ‘your’ dogs, and learn about dog sledding and then head off on your adventure. A warm lunch is included.
The afternoon is free with an optional extra tour, relaxing or exploring the village.
In the evening follow the candles to your dinner location where an outdoor dinner will be prepared by our chef. The location is quiet, remote and offers the best chance for seeing the Northern Lights. After dinner, we will retire to the lounge where the bar will be available throughout the evening.
This day will be focused on some truly unique experiences, you will do some skiing to go ice fishing and if we are lucky, we may catch dinner. Lunch will be in the restaurant and the afternoon will be the amazing experience of guided fat biking on the ice and snow. Here you will be kitted out with headlamps and fat bikes and explore the trails and paths of Hindersön.
Your final dinner will be our ‘departure banquet’ where we get to eat a hearty dinner, tell tall stories, relive our adventures and spend our final night together before departing in the morning. After dinner we will retire to the lounge where the bar will be available throughout the evening.
With a ‘Gentleman’s’ late start and breakfast or brunch, you will be well-rested to begin your homeward journey back across the ice road totown and the airport.