Horseback tour in the Northern Lights

Activity facts

Duration: 5 hours Suitable for: Everyone Restrictions: Maximum weight 90 kg, the activity is not suitable for allergists Age limit: 12 Included: Your own horse, dinner in a Sami hut Gather at: Meeting Point
A northern lights experience is amazing and becomes even more breathtaking seen from the horseback out in the wilderness.
You are picked up at Icehotel by bus and taken to Ofelas Icelandic horse farm where you get to meet the animals and prepare your own horse. You ride towards Sweden’s highest mountain range Kebnekaise with a chance to spot moose and other wildlife along the way. The tranquil ride through the winter evening is magical, like being inside a fairytale. Hopefully, you will see the northern lights paint the dark sky above you – a feeling of enchantment.

Back at the farm you will help unsaddle the horses and you are served a dinner made from local produce in a Sami hut. The evening and tour end with a transfer back to Icehotel.

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.

Loan of warm winter overall, warm shoes, gloves and balaclava if needed. Visit Riverside Lobby to get equipt. Ofelaš Icelandic horse farm also offers loan of a riding cap.

Required to bring
Dress warm underneath, preferably in thermal clothing, a warm middle layer and hat. Comfortable clothes enabling you to move around with ease.

Make sure to remember warm gloves and why not a camera while visiting one of the most beautiful areas of Sweden on a hunt for the northern lights.

Keep in mind

The northern lights are a nature phenomenon and occur on nature’s terms. There are no guarantees that you will see the northern lights during the tour.

This tour is certified with the Swedish Ecotourism Society’s label, Nature’s Best.

Departure time
The activity always begins on scheduled time, gather at Meeting point at least 15 minutes earlier, equipt and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to visit Service– and Activity Center well ahead to get equipt if that is included in the activity. Read more about equipment offered for this particular activity in the section above.
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