Trail riding and canoeing in Treeless Fell Lapland – Horse riding for three days and canoeing for two days
Welcome to enjoy unforgettable horse riding safari and canoeing trip in wilderness of Fell Lapland! The trail riding trip takes you along sandy roads, trough wild forests, by lakes and over hills and fells. The canoeing trip takes place in beautiful Palojoki river with professional guide. We overnight in wilderness cabins or tents without electricity or running water. During the trail riding trip we will also build up the fence for horses and prepare the camp together. You will also take care of your own horse and together we will prepare our meals and clean cabins in the mornings. Our finn horses are very safe and used to co-operating with different people.
Program will run when minimum four people are participating. Maximum number of participants is six.
Duration: 7 days and 6 nights.
Operated in 2019: 04-10 August / 18-24 August / 01-07 September
Return airport transfers, two nights in cabin with shared facilities, four nights in wilderness cabin or tents without private facilities, running water or electricity, full board (from 1st day dinner to 7th day breakfast) with Lapland’s specialties (e.g. sautéed reindeer, salmon, white fish, perch, forest mushrooms and berries, etc.), horse and it’s equipment, equipment for you: saddlebags and helmet, one canoe for 2-3 people, life jacket, a qualified English speaking guide, transportation of the luggage during safari.
- Sleeping bag. If you don't own one, you can rent sleeping bags from us for 25€ / person
- underwear for 6 days
- riding shoes / hiking shoes (preferably waterproof)
- camp shoes eg. crocs
- suitable riding clothing (two trousers, chaps, waterproof riding jacket)
- at least two pairs of riding gloves
- outdoor clothing (preferably wind- and waterproof)
- warm fleece shirt
- eg. woollen pullover
- set of extra clothing
- thermal underwear/long johns
- swimming suit, towels
- toilet articles (shampoo, soap, medicine, etc.)
- good sunglasses and suntan cream, spray and hat eg. against Lappish mosquitoes
- camera, headlamp
- If you do not own a sleeping bag, you can rent one from us for 25 € / person. Sleeping bag needs to be booked in the same reservation with the trip.
- We are located approximately 10 minutes ride from Levi center.
- This trip is only suitable for advanced riders
Our guide welcomes you at the airport and transfers you to Palojärvi village where we have accommodation in a cabin with facilities. You will meet your guide and have an introduction of the next day’s program for the trail ride and canoeing. Dinner and overnight with shared facilities.
After breakfast we pack our bags and horses' saddle bags. Together we prepare horses and saddle them, and the trail riding is ready to start. We will get to know our horses and routines; how to lead horses, how to start trotting or cantering etc. On the first day the route goes along sandy roads, hillocks and hills in fell forest. On the midway we prepare a picnic lunch by campfire. We will go to treeless tundra of Pöyrisjärvi area, enjoy a dinner and overnight there in a cabin without any facilities or mobile connection.
After breakfast we pack up, prepare the horses and continue riding. The terrain is mainly treeless sandy hillocks and fells with small, beautiful streams and lakes, bogs and hills. We enjoy a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. This day is for discovering the surroundings of Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area. We can enjoy fast gallop on soft sand, beautiful views and modern Lappish life. For the evening we return to the cabin, prepare dinner and enjoy Lapland’s peaceful nighttime.
Last day of riding
After breakfast it’s again time to pack up bags and horses' saddle bags and prepare the horses for the day. We start riding back to village Palojärvi where we started the trail riding trip. On the way we stop to have lunch and in the afternoon we reach the cabin we stayed the first night in. After taking care of the horses we can enjoy sauna, nice dinner and have relaxing sleep.
After breakfast we pack our things to drybags and our guide will give you an introduction for handling a canoe and a safety briefing. Then we start nice two days canoeing trip on the river Palojoki. We stop for lunch during the day and before evening we find a nice place by the shore where we can stay for the night. After dinner we relax together and sleep well.
One more day together
After breakfast we continue canoeing and in the afternoon we reach the end destination of our canoeing trip. From there we will have transportation back to Levi, where you can meet out sled dogs on our farm and enjoy sauna, sleep in a hammock, kammi, tent or in our home. We enjoy last dinner together and good nights sleep.
After breakfast transfer to the airport.
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