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. You drive towards Sweden's highest mountain range with a chance to see moose or other wild animals along the way. At the horse farm, you get to meet the animals and prepare your own horse. You get to groom, saddle, and brindle your horse for the evening, it will be a cozy moment in the stable where you and your horse get to know each other. When the horse is ready, it's time to ride. The tranquil ride through the winter evening is magical. You ride among snow-covered forest and it's 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.

Booking Information
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 a camera for chances to take great photos during the tour. Please note that this is not a photo tour and that there are some difficulties in capturing the northern lights with a mobile phone. Icehotel offers separate specific northern lights photography tours.

Keep in mind

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

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].

The northern lights are a nature phenomenon and occur on nature’s terms. The weather conditions in the north can change drastically and suddenly, therefore there are no guarantees that you will see the northern lights during the tour. We don’
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