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5 Days Adventurous Winter Horse Riding Holiday in Svansele, Swedish Lapland

Horses of Taiga, Svansele 436, Boliden, Skellefteå Municipality, Västerbotten County, Västerbotten, Sweden

Amazing Horse Riding Holiday in Sweden

If your dream is to discover the Great North on horseback, this horse trek is made for you! During this winter, the Horses of Taiga invites you, who have a spirit of adventure, to discover the wonderful northern region on genuine Nordic horses and in total respect of nature and local people. It surely offers you a real adventure in the wilderness with the horses, a night on a farm or in a nature camp, and local traditional meal!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 198 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Horse height range: 13 - 14 hands
  • Horse breed: Icelandic

Meet the instructors

Floriane

Highlights

  • Horse riding sessions
  • Snow walking or sliding
  • Guiding for the rides and visits
  • Approximate riding time 4 hours
  • Magical winter holiday with gentle horses
  • Airport or train station transfer
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily fresh meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Swedish
Group size: 2-4 participants
Airport transfer included: Skellefteå Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in various accommodations provided by Horses of Taiga. For the first and the last night you will be accommodate at a 4-bed room by the village’s old school, 1 km away from the farm. It is a simple room with 2 bunk beds. For sanitaries, you need to go to the old school’s main building, just 20 meters away from their room (but need to walk a bit outside to go to the toilets). The bathroom, toilets and also the kitchen and the dinner room are all in the old school.

Program

Day 1

You will arrival at Skellefteå Airport (SFT) or Jörn Train Station. You will be picked up and driven to your accommodation. If you come by train, a free ride is offered to you this afternoon! You will meet Horses of Taiga's team during a nice dinner to give you a presentation for the next four days. Your overnight stay is in the guest house.

Day 2

Breakfast at the old school. For this first day of activity you will discover Icelandic and their specificity. You will get to know your companions for the next days during an easy ride in the forest, during which you will have the chance to try the tölt, a very special and comfortable gait. Return back at the farm for lunch. In the afternoon you will saddle your horse again and go to discover more snowy paths. Once back at the farm, you can relax all your muscles in the cosy wood sauna.

Dinner and night at the village’s old school.

Other options for this day:

A visit to a reindeer farm, where you will learn about this typical northern animal and about the life of the Sami people.

A real dogsledding experience, during which you will have the chance to drive you own sleddog team through the snowy Lappish landscape (with supplement)

Day 3

You will go for a two-day adventure. After having breakfast at the guest house, you will head up to the stables where you prepare your horses for the tour. When the horses are saddled, the lunch packed, and the riders well dressed, you can start your long ride in the wilderness. In the forest, around frozen lakes, the gentle horses will bring you to the beautiful quiet places.

After the ride, you stop at your friends, Rolf and Mathilda’s home in Petisträsk where your cook is waiting for you.

Day 4

It will be the last breakfast in the woods. After saddling the horses, you will ride towards home through marshy areas and between small frozen lakes. Once back at the stables, you can thank your horses and let them rest after this adventure. You certainly also need to rest yourself at the guest house around a filling dinner. You will have the overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 5

After breakfast, you will be driven to Skellefteå Airport (SFT) or Jörn Train Station so you can take your transportation to Stockholm.

Location

Food

During this holiday, you will be served four breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners. If you are a vegetarian, vegan, intolerant to lactose or allergic to gluten, or all at once, Horses of Taiga will be happy to arrange meals that fit you all along the tour, and only with fresh, local, and ethical food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Dogsledding day

Visit to a reindeer farm

Spa treatments

Massages available. 30 minutes: 400kr - 1 hour: 700kr

What's included

  • Horse riding sessions
  • Nature walking or sliding on the fresh snow
  • Guiding for the rides and visits
  • Equipment provided (warm overall, mittens, and helmet)
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Transfers from / to Skellefteå Airport (SFT) or Jörn Train Station

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Skellefteå Airport Airport transfer included: Skellefteå Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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5 days / 4 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

Sunday December 20, 2020
(5 days / 4 nights)

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