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8 Days Between Lakes and Forests Horse Trail in Svansele, Swedish Lapland

Horses of Taiga, Svansele 436, Boliden, Vasterbotten County, Vasterbotten Province, Sweden

Summer Horse Riding Trail in Sweden

If you enjoy spending time in nature with a nice little horse as your best friend, this horse trek is made for you! During this pure horsey adventure, Horses of Taiga offers you a fascinating experience with the Nordic horses in the wilderness, just you and the horses. Furthermore, for your meals, you will savor local and traditional food at every meal. Explore beautiful quiet places here!

Key information

  • Horse breed: Icelandic
  • Riders’ weight: Max 90 kg
  • Tack type: Icelandic

Meet the instructors

Floriane

Highlights

  • 6 days of horse riding
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4-5 hours
  • Long rides in the forest and around beautiful lakes
  • Transfer from and to Skellefteå Airport (SFT) or Jörn train station
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 7 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 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, second and seventh nights, you will be staying in a guest house. Guesthouse is 8 km away from the farm, with 3 double/twin rooms. Singles can share a twin room. The guests share the bathroom. There are a sauna and a Swedish hot tub just outside the house . For the third, fourth, and fifth nights, you will be staying in wilderness camps in simple wooden cabins, most of the time by a lake and surrounded by the boreal forest’s wildlife.

Program

Day 1

Please arrive at Skellefteå Airport (SFT) or Jörn Train Station. Horses of Taiga will pick you up and drive you to your accommodation. You will meet them on a nice dinner and they will present the next seven days to you. The overnight will be in the guest house.

Day 2

You will enjoy breakfast at the guest house. For this first day of activity, you will discover the Nordic horses. Horses of Taiga will introduce the Icelandic and North Swedish horses to you, tell you a bit more about their specificities, and get to know your companions for the next days. In the afternoon, you will go for a short ride, enjoying the first hoof steps in the taiga. Dinner and overnight will be at the guest house.

Day 3-6

You will have breakfast at the guest house. You will now leave for a five days' adventure! After breakfast, you will head up to the stables where Horses of Taiga prepares the horses for the tour. When the horses are saddled, the lunch packed, and the riders ready to go, you can start your long ride in the wilderness. In the forest, around beautiful lakes, the gentle horses will bring you to beautiful quiet places.

You will take your lunches on your way, in the forest. For the nights, you will stay in wilderness camps in simple wooden cabins, most of the time by a lake and surrounded by the boreal forest's wildlife. Every evening you will meet the cook who will have cooked a warm dinner for you and even sometimes warmed up a nice sauna!

Day 7

You will have the last breakfast in the woods. After saddling the horses, you ride towards home through marshy areas and between charming small lakes. Once back at the stables, you thank the horses and let them rest after this adventure. You certainly also need a rest yourselves, which you will take at the guest house around a filling dinner. The overnight will be at the guest house.

Day 8

After breakfast, Horses of Taiga will drive you to Skellefteå Airport (SFT) or Jörn Train Station so you can take your transportation to Stockholm.

Note: Good riding skills and good physical condition are needed.

Location

Horses of Taiga's farm, Svanström, is situated in the small village of Svansele, in the Swedish region called Västerbotten. Only a hundred kilometers away from the Arctic Circle, the farm is at the door of Lapland, this wonderful and mystical polar region, the land of snow, ice, berries, reindeers, and elks.

All around, you can enjoy the peace and the wild feeling of the taiga, also known as boreal forest or snow forest. In Sweden, the taiga consists of wide forests of pines, spruce, and birch, and inhabited by thousands of wild animals such as elks, foxes, lynx, and even bears. When in the forest, you can also meet the Sami people with their herd of reindeers. It is in this mysterious and quiet landscape that Horses of Taiga offers you to ride, just for an hour or for a whole week. Even when not covered in snow, Lapland looks gorgeous. Each season brings its special light and its particular flora. When snow and ice melt, the boreal forest uncovers wonderful unexpected riding tracks.

Food

Whether you are 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)
  • Pescatarian
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 6 days of horse riding
  • Guiding for the rides and visits
  • Possibility to borrow a riding helmet
  • Possibility to adapt the program to your wishes, and to the age and level of participants
  • Transportation to the activities
  • Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
  • 7 nights' accommodation

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Skellefteå Airport (SFT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Horses of Taiga will pick you up from the airport.

From Stockholm, you can fly to Skellefteå, approximately 80 kilometers from the farm.

Arrival by train

You can also take a day or night train to Jörn, a small town situated a few kilometers north from Svansele. Horses of Taiga also provides transfers from and to Jörn Train Station.

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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Availability

This horse riding holiday is available from 1st of June to 30th of September. Please select an arrival date below.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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