Arctic wildlife safari with snowmobile

Activity facts

Duration: 6 hours including transfer Suitable for: Everyone with a height of at least 140 cm- Restrictions: To drive a snowmobile on our excursions, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid car drivers license. A snowmobile fits two adult people, if you are two people in your company at least one of you has to have a valid car drivers license, and the other person can join as a passenger. Age limit: 10 Included: Lunch Gather at: Meeting Point
Welcome to a fantastic day in the mountains and in the woods with a local guide. During this tour you will get to drive a snowmobile through magnificent nature where we have great opportunities to see the king of the forest, the moose, in his winter quarters.
In the coniferous forest below the bare mountain, you often see animals such as moose, reindeer, hares and birds - a unique experience. A local guide picks you up by car at Icehotel and together you drive through the winter landscape about 45 minutes before you arrive at Kalix River where you change to environmentally friendly snowmobiles and go on a trip through mountainous primeval forest and across the reindeer kingdom, where reindeer has wandered in ancient times. You share a snowmobile and take turns on driving.

During the tour, the guide tells about past times and about everyday life for the modern reindeer herder. A late lunch based on seasonal ingredients is enjoyed when the polar twilight descends over the mountains. The tour ends with a transfer about 45 minutes back to Icehotel.

Booking is made per person. The activity includes a shared snowmobile where you take turns driving. Possibility to upgrade to your own snowmobile is available at an additional cost, contact us with a request at [email protected]

For all our tours that include food we need to know your diet restrictions or food allergies. Please fill in this information in the booking flow.

At the activity day, we gather at Meeting point 15 minutes before start time, equipped and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to visit Riverside Lobby well ahead to get equipped. Read more important information down below.

Practical information about our tours


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Your clothing is the most important part in order to be able to enjoy your activity to the fullest. We strongly advise you not to underestimate the cold in the Arctic during the winter months and to carefully follow our recommendations regarding clothing and equipment. Our guides have the right to deny anyone dressed wrongly or too cold to join the tour.

It is mandatory to wear warm clothes that are adapt to arctic weather. Loan of warm winter overall, helmet, warm shoes, gloves, and balaclava is included for you as a guest to this tour. Visit Riverside Lobby well in advance to get equipped.

Required to bring
Dress warm underneath, preferably in thermal clothing, a warm middle layer, and hat. Bring your own glasses or ski goggles.

Bring a camera for chances to take great photos during the tour.

Keep in mind

We can’t guarantee that you will see wild animals during the tour, the guide will do his/her best to find the perfect spot to photograph them.

Accompanying children
Please note that on this trip there is no possibility to let children ride in a snowmobile sled. Therefore, accompanying children need to have a length of at least 140 cm to reach down with their feet sitting on the scooter. Approximate age 10 years but it depends on the height of the child.

Safety is always of highest priority to us at Icehotel. We therefore reserve us the right to deny anyone with a severe medical condition or physical limitations to join our activities, if we feel that it is a risk of safety. If you have any medical conditions or other concerns regarding your physical ability and want to join any of our activities, please advise our booking department before booking, you reach them at [email protected].
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