Discover the traditional paths of Lapland’s wilderness on a back of a national treasure – trail riding trip for 5 days

This riding safari takes you along sandy roads, trough wild forests, by lakes and over hills and fells. We will overnight in wilderness cabins without electricity or running water. We will also build up the fence for horses maybe we even sleep in a camp so we need to build up tents and make the camp ready together. During this safari you will take care of your own horse and together we will take care of our meals and cabin cleaning like in normal wilderness cabins. Horses are very safe and used to co-operate 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: 28 July - 03 August / 11 - 17 August / 25 - 31 August


Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive at airport and transfer to Palojärvi village and accommodation in a cabin with facilities. You will meet your guide and have an introduction of the next day’s program for our trail ride with original Finn horses. Dinner and overnight with shared facilities.

Day 2 After breakfast you will pack up your bags and horses' saddle bags. Together we make horses clean and saddle them, the trail is ready to start. We will get to know our horses and routines; how to leed horses, how to start trotting or cantering etc. things. On the first day the route goes along sandy roads, hillocks and hills in fell forest. On the midway you will prepare a picnic lunch by campfire. Our camp for this night will be by the shore of river Palojoki. Here we will have a tent camp where we will enjoy dinner and overnight in the cleanest air of Europe without any facilities.

Day 3 After breakfast you will 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. You will have a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. We will ride to a cabin in village Näkkälä and there we will enjoy our dinner and sauna and stay overnight in a cozy cabin or tent, hammock or under the sky.

Day 4 After breakfast you will pack up your bags and horses' saddle bags. Together we make horses clean and saddle them, the trail is ready to start. During this day the route will end to treeless fell tundra area. Route goes along sandy roads, hillocks and hills. On the midway we will prepare a picnic lunch by campfire. Our camp is in Pöyrisjärvi reindeer herding peoples summer place and for two nights our home will be very basic wilderness cabin without electricity or running water. After taking care of the horses we will prepare dinner and after that sleep well.

Day 5 This day is to discover surroundings of lake Pöyrisjärvi. Daily routines are as usual. No mobile connection!

Day 6 After breakfast you will take care of the horses and continue the riding back to the village Palojärvi. You will have a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. In the late afternoon you will return to the field. After taking care of the horses we go back to the cabin were we can enjoy sauna, nice dinner and have relaxing sleep.

Day 7 After breakfast transfer to the airport.


Included

Guiding, airport transfers, meals and accommodation mentioned in itinerary, riding helmets and saddle bags, transportation of luggage during the trip

Requirements

  • 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

Attention

  • 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

Agenda

Day 1 - Arrival

Day 1 Arrive at airport and transfer to Palojärvi village and accommodation in a cabin with facilities. You will meet your guide and have an introduction of the next day’s program for our trail ride with original Finn horses. Dinner and overnight with shared facilities.

Day 2 - Let's go!

Day 2 After breakfast you will pack up your bags and horses' saddle bags. Together we make horses clean and saddle them, the trail is ready to start. We will get to know our horses and routines; how to leed horses, how to start trotting or cantering etc. things. On the first day the route goes along sandy roads, hillocks and hills in fell forest. On the midway you will prepare a picnic lunch by campfire. Our camp for this night will be by the shore of river Palojoki. Here we will have a tent camp where we will enjoy dinner and overnight in the cleanest air of Europe without any facilities.

Day 3 - Näkkälä

Day 3 After breakfast you will 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. You will have a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. We will ride to a cabin in village Näkkälä and there we will enjoy our dinner and sauna and stay overnight in a cozy cabin or tent, hammock or under the sky.

Day 4 - Arrival to Pöyrisjärvi

Day 4 After breakfast you will pack up your bags and horses' saddle bags. Together we make horses clean and saddle them, the trail is ready to start. During this day the route will end to treeless fell tundra area. Route goes along sandy roads, hillocks and hills. On the midway we will prepare a picnic lunch by campfire. Our camp is in Pöyrisjärvi reindeer herding peoples summer place and for two nights our home will be very basic wilderness cabin without electricity or running water. After taking care of the horses we will prepare dinner and after that sleep well.

Day 5 - Discover Pöyrisjärvi

Day 5 This day is to discover surroundings of lake Pöyrisjärvi. Daily routines are as usual. No mobile connection!

Day 6 - Last day of riding

Day 6 After breakfast you will take care of the horses and continue the riding back to the village Palojärvi. You will have a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. In the late afternoon you will return to the field. After taking care of the horses we go back to the cabin were we can enjoy sauna, nice dinner and have relaxing sleep.

Day 7 - Departure day

Day 7 After breakfast transfer to the airport.

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Season

Summer

Activity

Horse

Duration

7d

Overnight

Group size

4-6

Guests