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Ripan Activities & Excurisons 2016/17

Snowmobile Excursions
High Mountain Tour with Snowmobile ** Recommended **
This tour comes highly recommended by many of our guests. A magnificent small and personal tour to one of the most beautiful spots in Sweden, Lake Ladtjojaure with views of Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnekaise. Great opportunities to see wildlife such as moose. During the break you have the chance to try some ice fishing and enjoy lunch with local delicacies. You really will appreciate just how big nature is.
Available: Daily Dec-Apr (not 23, 24, 25 or 31Dec). 9am 7hr.
Price: £257 per person / £133 per child (7 to 12yrs). Drive your own snowmobile £380 per person.

Northern Lights Excursion
A guided snowmobile tour in search of the Northern Lights. Includes fika.
Available: Tue, Thur & Sat mid-Dec-Mar. 5.30pm (March 6.30pm) 2hr30.
Price: £142 per person / £71 per child (4 to 12yrs). Drive your own snowmobile £228 per person.

Forest Excursion
A guided snowmobile tour through the pine forests of Swedish Lapland. Includes fika.
Available: Tue & Thur mid-Dec-Mar. 12.30pm 2hr30.
Price: £142 per person / £71 per child (7 to 12yrs). Drive your own snowmobile £228 per person.

Husky Excursions
Musher School ** Recommended **
One of the most exciting ways to see the snow covered mountains of Lapland. After some short instructions your guide will lead the way and you will have control of your own team of 3 or 4 huskies. Includes a light meal. You will drive in pairs and take it turn to drive. Good sense of balance required to drive own team of huskies.
Available: Daily 15Dec-Apr (not 24, 30, 31Dec & 1Jan). 8.30am 5hr.
Price: £167 per person (min 16yrs).

Northern Lights Excursion
Sit back relax and enjoy the ride! One of the best ways to explore Lapland during the winter months. Includes fika in the wilderness and hopefully an impressive display from the Northern Lights!
Available: Daily 10Dec-26Mar (not 25Dec). 5pm (March 6pm) 3hr.
Price: £145 per person / £73 per child (4 to 12yrs). 

Forest Excursion
Sit back relax and enjoy the ride! One of the best ways to explore Lapland during the winter months. Includes fika in the wilderness.
Available: Daily 10Dec-26Mar (not 25Dec). 9.30am 3hr.
Price: £145 per person / £73 per child (4 to 12yrs).

Sami Cultural Excursions
Life as a Reindeer Herder
Just 30mins towards the mountains is the small Sami village at Rensjön (Reindeer Lake). Learn about the traditionally nomadic way of life and fascinating ancient culture of the indigenous Sami. Just don’t ask how many reindeer they have! Includes a light meal.
Available: Mon, Wed & Fri 12Dec-Apr (not Dec). 9.30am 2hr30.
Price: £129 per person / £71 per child (4 to 12yrs)

Snowshoe and Skiing
Snowshoe Excursion
One of the easiest and traditional ways to explore the soft virgin snow. Wander through the fairy tale forests and identify animal tracks. Includes fika in a Sami tent.
Available: Mon, Wed & Fri Dec-Apr. 2pm 2hr30.
Price: £69 per person / £35 per child (7 to 12yrs)

Cross Country Ski for Beginners
This simple introduction gives you the basic skills to explore on your own should you wish to rent skis locally.
Available: Tue, Thur & Sat Dec-Apr. 2pm 2hr.
Price: £60 per person / £30 per child (7 to 12yrs)

Moose Safaris
Moose Safari by Horseback
A short transfer towards the moose rich region of Nikkaluokta. Prepare the Icelandic horses for the tour and ride through fairy tale forests in search of moose. A light meal is included after the tour. No previous riding experience is necessary. Reasonable fitness level required.
Available: Daily Dec-9Apr. 9.20am 5hr.
Price: £167 per person (min 12yrs and max 90kg)

Moose Safari by Minibus (transfer to airport)
Follow the road to Nikkaluokta famous for amount of moose and reindeer grazing in their winter wonderlands. Here at Simply Sweden we have seen moose on every journey we have been on along this road. Includes a wilderness fika (coffee and pastry). Can be used as a departure transfer to the airport.
Available: Tue, Thur & Sun (not 23-25 or 31Dec). 0900 Dec-Feb, 0800 Mar-Apr 3hr30.
Price: £126 per person / £68 per child (4 to 12yrs)

Photography Tours
Aurora Through the Camera
A photo tour in the Kiruna region seeking out the northern lights. Includes camera and tripod. Bring with you a min of 8GB SD card or purchase locally for 200sek.
Available: Daily 15Sep—25Mar (not 24 or 31Dec). 7.30pm approx. 4hr.
Price: £142 per person (min 12yrs)

Wildlife Photography
Reindeer, moose and local birdlife under the guidance of professional local photographers and Sami guides. Includes camera with telephote lens. Bring with you a min of 8GB SD card or purchase locally for 200sek.
Available: Daily 15Dec—30Apr. 8.30am approx. 3hr30.
Price: £161 per person (min 12yrs)

 

ICEHOTEL Visit
Depart from Ripan at 10am and a 20min transfer to ICEHOTEL. There is an English speaking guided tour at 12pm and takes approx. 30mins. A comprehensive buffet style lunch can be purchased at the ICEHOTEL restaurant. Enjoy ICEHOTEL at your leisure and take the opportunity to visit Jukkasjärvi Church which is the oldest church in Lapland, and is known for its Sami-inspired altarpiece. Your return transfer to Ripan is at 3pm. Price includes transfers and ICEHOTEL entrance.
Available: Daily 16Dec-10Apr.
Price: £122 per person / £61 per child (4 to 12yrs)