6- Day Riding Fairytale in Lapland

5.0 (1)
6 days 5 nights
Finland
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic
Premium
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

Enjoy the serene, untouched beauty of Lapland, where the vast expanse of wilderness stretches out before us, with a mere 0,5 inhabitants per square kilometer. As we ride along winding trails, we are often the only souls in sight, surrounded by the gentle rustle of moss-covered forests, the soft silence of the tundra, and the gentle lapping of crystal-clear rivers

Our journey takes us to hidden cultural gems, tucked away from prying eyes, and we are frequently treated to sightings of roaming reindeer, unencumbered by fences or boundaries. Our knowledgeable guide regales us with tales of the land and its people, sharing insights into Lapland's rich history, vibrant culture and breathtaking natural wonders!

US$ 3 348
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Лапландия, аэропорт Ивало
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 7 tourists over 18 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Maria P.
Maria P. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
As a lifetime rider and horse enthusiast, I've been fortunate to fulfill my dream and work with wonderful Finnish horses in the Lappish wilderness. Our horses are my treasures and members of the family, and our aim is to provide unforgettable memories for our riders!

Tour highlights

Horse riding across a field
Enjoy the Breathtaking Sceneries
Ride through untouched forests and fells, cross crystal clean rivers and streams, breath in fresh air and observe nimble reindeers
Riding on a bike along the lake
Visit the Tolos River and the Kulmakuru Gorge
Visit rugged landmarks of the region and enjoy its untouched landscapes, where hardly a man has gone before
Sauna
Immerse into the Finnish culture
Join a lecture on gold panning in Lapland, visit traditional Finnish sauna and enjoy the most delicious meals cooked by professional chefs

Route details

Day 1
Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Ivalo airport you will be transfered to Aurora Village luxury cottages (transfer will take about 15 minutes). On our way we will stop at the local supermarket to buy something for dinner.

The rest of the day will be devoted to accommodating in the famous Aurora Cabins, where you can sleep under the glass ceiling and admire the starry sky of late summer. With a bit of luck we might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! 

Aurora Village luxury cottages
Aurora Village luxury cottages
Sauna at Aurora Village luxury cottages
Day 2
Acquaintance and the First Ride
Day 3
Enjoy Diverse Landscapes and Fast Gallops
Day 4
Visit the Tolos River and the Kulmakuru Gorge
Day 5
Join Gold Panning Lecture and Take a Final Ride
Day 6
Departure Day
Difficulty
Extreme
Tour provider's comments

In order to join this tour riding experience is obligatory and equestrians should be in good physical shape with some horse
managing skills

All the riders are required to take care of their horses during the trip, naturally, with a help of the guide.

We deal with long endurance style rides. This trail is somewhat physically demanding for riders and suitable for people with decent physique. 

Horse Breed: Finnish horses (approx. 150-173 cm)

Tack Type: English or trail riding saddles

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Premium
Hotel
2 nights
Tent
2 nights
Guest House
1 night

2 nights will be spent in shared rooms in Aurora Village

2 nights will be spent in shared tents

1 night will be spent in a shared room in a wooden hut

2 nights
Aurora Village Luxury Cottages

Aurora Village, located in Ivalo, is a quaint family-run business that provides a range of services in a nature-focused setting

It is a serene recreational retreat situated near Ivalo town, offering a wide array of amenities including lodging, dining, event spaces, and activities. Additionally, guests can indulge in distinctive saunas, picturesque hiking trails, and contemporary rental gear.

2 nights
Wilderness Camp Shared Tents
1 night
Wooden Hut

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Лапландия, аэропорт Ивало
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Tour conditions

Included

  • transfer from and to Ivalo airport; 
  • 6 days / 5 nights / 4 riding days;
  • accommodation as described;
  • meals as described;
  • tour guides;
  • horses.

Extras

  • international flights to and from Finland; 
  • tips and personal expenses;
  • personal travel insurance (we encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before joining the trip);
  • dinner and other drinks on the 1st and 5th days in Aurora Village.

Group size

up to 7 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Tips;
  • Riding helmet required; 
  • Sleeping bag; 
  • Sleeping mat.

Extra info: we recommend riders to bring small snack of their choice and a drinking bottle (max 1 litre) for the trail. Also own sleeping bag is recommended for comfort, but provided by us if needed. 

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 1 review
  • A
    A.G.
    15 Aug, 2023
    about tour
    Great horses, calm, safe and not easily disturbed. Beautiful rides in impressive landscapes. The riding guide is very friendly, considerate, reliable, and takes excellent care of the horses and guests. The overnight stay in the Aurora Village is unique. The landscape is beautiful with the forests and lakes.
    15 Aug, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 3 348
    7 – 12 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 3 348
    11 – 16 Sep 6 days 5 nights
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