Vuoján - Reindeer Sleigh Excursion

Activity facts

Duration: 5,5 hours Suitable for: Everyone with good physical health and mobility are required for the activity | The minimum age to drive your own reindeer sled is 16 years. Age limit: 6 Gather at: Meeting Point
Handle and drive your own reindeer and sled along an approximately 10 km long trail through the vast and gorgeous winter landscape of Sápmi. This is an amazing hands-on eco adventure for outdoor enthusiasts that look for a truly traditional Sámi activity.
The reindeer sledding guide from Nutti Sámi Siida takes you via a short minibus transfer from Icehotel to the Sautosjohka reindeer enclosures where you will meet todays travel company, the reindeer. The guide will offer detailed instruction on handling and driving the sleds before you are ready to embark on a trip of your lifetime. Each guest drive, standing on the edge of your own sleigh. Together we drive in column with the guide and its leader reindeer at the top, through the snow-covered forest landscape and over frozen marshes and rivers.

It is a pacey tour, with you being in full control of your own reindeer, but also relaxing so you can enjoy animals and nature along the way. After some time of active reindeer sled driving, we arrive to a nice spot where the guide prepares a classical and tasty reindeer herder lunch and freshly boiled coffee around the crackling outdoor fire.

The lovely atmosphere invites you to personal conversations about the Sami culture, traditions and lifestyle - with the reindeer as one of Sami society's most important cultural carriers and resources. After the break, we take the reindeer sleigh back to Sautosjohka again.

This winter we take bookings on request. Contact us at [email protected] or +46 980 668 00 to book. Minimum age to drive your own reindeer sled is 16 years. Children sit in an adult's sled, maximum one child per sled. Good physical health and mobility are required for the activity.

For all our tours that include food we need to know your diet restrictions or food allergies. Please let us know this when booking.

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

Take a look on our other reindeer activity as well, Ráidu - Meet the reindeer

ICEHOTEL only work with companies with ethical treatment of animals.
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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, 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.

Keep in mind

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

We have Arctic weather which means that we during winter have extreme temperatures and short daylight hours. In winter, temperatures in Jukkasjärvi can drop down to as low as -40 C (-40 F).

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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