Lapland Winter Archipelago Escape– 4 Days
What to expect
The islands of Swedish Lapland’s archipelago are your ultimate destination in this 3-day wilderness escape. Here in the solitude of Jopikgården your boutique 4 room hotel, you will be spoilt by the personal and tailored service, savor the fine food and enjoy unique activities in the remoteness and solitude of your wilderness.
Jopikgården, a converted traditional Swedish country manor, will be you home away from home as you enjoy activities such as dog sledding, ice fishing, fat biking the frozen sea, hunting for the elusive aroura or enjoying traditional local foods in the wilderness settings. Each activity has meals included, your personal experienced guide and a maximum group size of 8, but every experience is modified to make sure your experience is unique and truly your own.
Here on the edge of the archipelago, we follow mother nature’s whims and there is an appropriate saying up North of “there is no bad weather, just bad clothing”. All transfers and meals are provided to ensure maximum safety, enjoyment and comfort at all times.
Day one -arrival
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 met by the whole team in the lounge for our welcome to Lapland icebreaker.
Day two – snowshoe & firemaking
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.
After the afternoon’s experiences you will follow the candle to our 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.
Day thee – Dog sledding
With a great breakfast behind you, you are ready for your penultimate adventure, a half day of dog sledding. You will meet ‘your’ dogs, and the ‘mushers’ and learn about dog sledding and then head off on the ice. Lunch will be back at the hotel after the freedom of sledding and excitement behind the dogs.
Our final dinner will be our ‘departure banquet’ where we eat fine food, 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.
Day four – Departure
With a ‘Gentleman’s’ late start and breakfast or brunch, you will be well rested to commence your homewards journey back across the ice road headed for town and the airport.
Min: 4 people.
Max: 8 people