Learn the basics of bush survival, including important skills like making up a fire using flint, navigating by using signs in nature, finding food and making shelter. The elements of this hands-on course vary slightly depending on season and can be tailored in terms of length and intensity according to suit the group.
Duration: From 2 hrs and up
A morning at Challenge Park is designed to contribute to team development; letting the group practice working together towards a shared goal, and motivating and encouraging each other in order to achieve that. The High Ropes track gradually rises from ground level to 18 meters, each of the six platforms presenting a challenge for your balance and courage to make it to the next. Reaching the final platform, a zip-line awaits to carry you back down to the start of the track. There is also the option to take the Low Ropes track, with similar challenges but close to ground.
Duration: 3 hrs
Going dog sledding or driving your own team of huskies is more than a wonderful nature experience; getting to know our four-legged companions has a documented effect on reducing stress, social behavior, improved learning and physical health. We can tailor everything from dog sled airport transfers short excursions to longer journeys where everyone drive their own sled. Our partner, Fjellborg Arctic Journeys, has over 20 years’ solid experience of breeding, training and travelling with sled dogs and you’re guaranteed an adventure beyond the ordinary, without compromising quality, safety & comfort.
What’s can be more rewarding than eating your own catch for dinner? Come along to our secret spot along the river and fish for grayling and trout. In spring, we use drills to cut through the ice and access the streaming waters below, in summer you can fish from the shore or from a boat. We learn how to gut the fish, how to prepare and cook it on coal or over open fire with muurikka, a large cast iron pan that is traditionally used for outdoor cooking in Scandinavian culture.
Come along to our secret spot along the river and fish for grayling and trout. In spring, we use drills to cut through the ice and access the streaming waters below, in summer you can fish from the shore or from a boat. The waters and our camp offer a setting that appeal to the experienced enthusiasts and the novice alike. There is the option to visit for the day or stay a night or more in the rustic but comfortable camp.
Duration: From 3 hrs up to several days
The surroundings offer plenty of interesting and beautiful hikes. Make a midnight sun excursions, go for bush survival walk about, or explore one of the mountain ranges in the world, Skanderna, once believed to have surpassed the Himalayas in height. The remnants of the Leppäkoski mine from the 1600’s nestling in the depths of one of Europe’s northernmost pine moors is another worthwhile walk. These are just some of our options, depending on season and your area of interest, we will advise on a suitable trail for your group.
Foraging from nature’s kitchen is a focal part of local life in Jukkasjärvi. We venture out in the woodlands on foot in search for the wild gems of the season, blueberries, cloudberries, lingonberries, pine shoots, birch shoots and more. The “fika break” is equally important as the harvest; we stop for a snack and make up a fire to learn how to boil coffee over the open fire. Back at hotel, we take our treasure to the kitchen where one of the local chefs guides us to making traditional jams and cordials for the group to bring home and enjoy with their families.
Themes: northern lights, midnight sun, kaamos, natural scenery – and Icehotel of course!
The photography tours can be focused on nature and/or culture and are available all year round. The tours include loan of camera, head lights and tripod, clients can opt to bring their own memory card or purchase one on-site. The excursion covers an introduction to photography settings and functions.
This slightly forgotten way to experience nature and bond the team is still one of the classics, if you ask us. And what’s more, we still do it like back in 1980’s; paddling and drifting the forty kilometer distance down from Jukkasjärvi, stopping for smoked fish lunch and kettle coffee cooked by the open fire en route. Taking a wetsuit dip at the end is another (optional) tradition. The route does have some passages that get your adrenaline going, but those are interspersed by long sections of calm waters when you just lean back and let your hand drift alongside the boat, or have a go at the fishing rod. This is perfect to offer as an optional activity for those looking for an active nature experience.
Strap on your cross-country skis and head into the Narnia like woodlands. Cross-country skiing is next to a religion in northern Sweden and you’ll find most locals have at least two or three sets at home. Athletes favor it for its all-round work out of all the major muscle groups while at the same time an efficient cardio-exercise. And, if you’re not keen on the fitness aspect it’s still a great way to get off the beaten track and experience the Arctic wilderness.
Come along for a day tour, a northern lights safari or an overnight wilderness experience. The versatile snowmobile really allows for exploring scenery; easily maneuvering them through forest trails, across frozen lakes and rivers. We provide the latest models, top quality equipment and an experienced guide. The tours always start with a brief introduction to the features of the vehicle and how to maneuver them, so even the inexperienced driver can enjoy the ride. (All drivers must hold a valid driving license).