Northen light - Pre winter tour 3 nights

Aurora Borealis HB, Ekorrsele 35, 922 91 Vindeln, Sweden. Tel +46-(0)705 799 338 Maria / +46-730 933 076 Donald

Northern Light Pre-Winter Tour

 

Dates 2017: 12-15 Oct (2 places), 19-22 Oct (fully booked), 2-5 Nov (4 places), 23-26 Nov (4 places)

 

Our pre-winter tour is a perfect tour if you are looking for a smaller getaway with your family or friends with a good chance to see the Northern lights and to experience the first snow.

The pre-winter tour is a 4-day tour, including the arrival and departure day, and includes 1 day of dogsledding, either with carts or sleds depending on when the first snow appears, accommodation, breakfast and two meals a day.

It also includes one day at the northernmost Zoo in Europe, where you can see the animals such as Swedish moose, reindeers, wolves, foxes etc.

September to December are months with great Aurora Borealis activity and that’s the reason why you should come to us at this time of year.

View the amazing Aurora Borealis dancing across the sky during the nights, right outside your bedroom window!! Go out on a husky tour using training carts, with outdoor lunch or dinner. Or, simply go out into nature and listen to the sound of silence...

 

Program

 

Day 1

Arrival to Lycksele and we will meet up in the evening for transport to our place.

 

Day 2

Breakfast will be served in the guest house at 8.30 AM.

After breakfast you have until 1 PM to just enjoy the silence and nature around our lodge. At 1 PM will serve a light lunch, probably a mushroom soup with smoked bacon.

After the lunch we´ll walk down to the kennel to meet some of our dogs. We´ll pick out one dog for each guest and put a backpack on the dogs. Each guest will also get a belt and Nordic walking poles. We´ll walk for about 3 km up to an open place with a view up to 30 km a clear day, but the main reason is to have a chance to see the Aurora Borealis dance across the sky.

We´ll spend some time up there, drinking tea, coffee or hot chocolate and eat a nice sandwich in our little tentipi. After this little picnic it’s time to head back to the lodge again.

If we already got the first snow, we might make this tour with snowshoes instead.

 

Later in the evening we´ll serve you coffee, and some Sámi specialties like dry meat, smoked meat, fish and a special Sámi bread, called gák'ko. We will also tell you about our life, today and a long time ago. People has been living in this area for more than 4500 years and a system of hunting-pits comprising 15 pits indicates the importance of moose hunting to ancient hunters. Nearby are four hearths, which are the remains of an old Sami encampment that was once situated here. The hearths show where the cots were placed. Down by the river you can find remains of a large tar pile. The settlers in the nearby village of Ekorrsele were large manufacturers of tar around the turn of the century.

 

If you want to add some extra to your stay, you can walk down to the sauna & hot-tub by the riverside. Enjoy the heat from the wood heated stove and cool down in the river, and hopefully see the Aurora Borealis again. (Not included in the basic price)

 

Day 3

Breakfast will be served in the guest house at 8.30 AM.

The tour starts with meeting our sled dogs and with a dogsledding lecture and assignment of gear and clothes, before we go out for a tour with our special built carts. This includes outdoor lunch by the trail somewhere.

As a guest on this tour you will be riding a cart for 3 people with a team of 8-12 dogs.

The tour today will be around 25-30 km before we come back to the kennels again.

Later in the afternoon you get some free time to walk around in nature. Hopefully you’ll get to see some wildlife such as elk, reindeer, fox or grouse etc.

 

Dinner in the guest house

 

Day 4

Lycksele has been southern Lapland most important place since the 16:th century for trading etc. This day for you will include a visit at the northernmost Zoo in the world and you get to meet elks, wolves, lynx and of course Foxie, the most adorable red fox you can find.

The weekends in December you can also meet Santa and his reindeers in the park.

 

We also visit the open air and forest museum and here we’ll learn more about the Sámi way of life.

 

Departure from Lycksele in the afternoon.

 

Price 4200 Skr.

 

Kids between 2-12, 3200 Skr