Skip to main content

Finland - Finnish Lapland

Welcome to an authentic family owned farm in Finnish Lapland, close to Levi travel resort. There friendly and happy Alaskan husky dogs, original Finnhorses, reindeer and staff are looking forward to meeting you!
Apart from experiencing beautiful nature, you will also learn about the culture and life in this Sami region and how to handle life without all modernities. You can choose between a short stationary ride or a longer wilderness trail ride where you stay in different remote cottages without electricity and running water. It´s really a great adventure and very different from the every day life of most people today. It gives you time to relax and enjoy the silence. 

In this peaceful surroundings you will get time for reflection. Together with your fourlegged partner in the wilderness you may realize the value of not being on line 24/7. It´s a fantastic experience and worth a try!
 

Full text search

Program, Weekend

Your guide welcomes you at Kittilä airport or Kolari train station followed by the transfer to the camp close to Levi. 
On the first day you will first ride in the outdoor arena to get to know the horse and then have a nice hack.
On the second day you will have longer hack with picnic in the forest.  
On the third day you ride a hack and after lunch it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful finn horses and sceneries of Lapland and our guide who takes you to the airport or train station

Program, Wilderness Trail Ride

Welcome to experience the Nordic wildnerness with Finnish horses! During this 6 days holiday you ride through diverse landscapes in the Pöyrisjärvi lake area that partly follow the old tradition routes of reindeer farmers. This is traditional Sami region. You stay overnight in cabins without electricity and running water. During the trail you take care of your riding horse, and in the evening we build paddocks to the horses. The horses are safe and used to be handled and ridden by different riders.

Preliminary program

Day 1 You will be met at Kittilä airport and taken to the horse and husky ranch near Levi. You get to know the other riders, enjoy a tasty dinner and stay overnight in Aurora eco cabins for 2 people/cabin.

Day 2 After breakfast you pack your things and will be driven to the horses in Näkkälä village in Enontekiö. After getting to know the horses, the trail starts. Todays ride is appr 15-18 km along sand roads over the hills in the Lapland forests. There will be an open fire picnic along the way. In the afternoon you will arrive to a desert cabin where you will have dinner and stay overnight surrounded by clean nature. 

Day 3 After breakfast you saddle up and ride over the hills to the Pöyrisjärvi Sand Lake area which is famous for its treeless beauty. The lunch is an open fire picnic. This is a region where reindeer farmers carry out their summer activities. Todays ride is appr 25 km and you will dine and stay overnight in a desert cabin by the lake with no electricity, no wifi and no running water. 

Day 4 The next day you will get to know the Pöyrisjärvi area. There will be several soft canters in the sandy nature. You will learn about life in this region and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional nature and landscape. Overnight in the same cabin as yesterday.

Day 5 After breakfast the ride back to the village Näkkälä starts. The riding distance today is ca. 25 km. Another beautiful spot is perfect for a picnic lunch along the way by a campfire. In the late afternoon you will return to Näkkälä. After taking care of the horses you will be driven to the camp, where you can enjoy the sauna and a delicious farewell dinner. And finally a relaxing sleep in the Aurora wilderness cabins.

Day 6 After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful finn horses and sceneries of Lapland and your guide who takes you to the airport.
 

Accommodation

You will stay in beautiful wilderness cabins which are situated 1,5 km from the camp, on a peaceful spot in the middle of wilderness. The cabins have twinbeds, table and chairs, an eco-toilet and hand wash. No shower in the cabins. Parts of the walls and the ceiling is made of glass. .
You can use the sauna and shower of the main resort which is located at the main house 1,5km from the cabins. 
The cabins use solar power and have 12 volt electricity.

During the trail, you will stay 3 nights in the beautiful wilderness in simple cabins with no electricity, no running water and no wifi and with outdoor toilet. Bring your own sleeping bag. The first cabin has a sauna. The second cabin is located by the lake where you can have a swim. 
The first and last night (on the arrival and departure) you will stay overnight at the ranch near Levi in Aurora Eco cabins with twin beds, eco toilets and hand wash. You can use the sauna and shower of the main resort which is located at the main house 1,5 km from the cabins. 
The cabins use solar power and have 12 volt electricity.
 


 

Horses

There are 10 cold blood Finnish horses at the farm. The characteristics of the breed are individuals who are strong, stable, loyal, intelligent and friendly. They are suitable for riding, trotting, carriage and field work.They are 150-165 cm high.

 

Travel Information

Ability description: Trail Ride Level 2-3 >>

Included in the price:
Weekend: 
2 nights, 3 days riding, full board incl. non-alcoholic drinks (you can bring your own wine and beer if you wish)
Wilderness Trail Ride: 5 nights, 4 days riding, full board incl. non-alcoholic drinks (you can bring your own wine and beer if you wish). In Wilderness Trail Ride programs : the transfer from Kittilä or Levi to the ranch is included in the price.

Not included: Travel to Kittilä or Kolari. Transfer in weekend programs starting from 1.1.2021. 

Travel:
Airplane:  Closest airport is Kittila airport. Rovaniemi airport is possible.
Train: Train station Kolari. From Kolari, take the train or bus to Kittilä or Levi.

Transfers: Inform HorseXplore in advance of your transfer need and pay it on site. In weekend programs from 1.1.2021 transfer to the ranch from Kittilä costs 20e/pers/one way, and from Levi 10eur/pers/one way. 

Single rooms: There are no single rooms.

Meals: Healthy and tasty traditional cooking. Partly open air cooking in the lake area. Special diet on request in advance.

Season: Open all year, special dates. Feel free to enquire more dates from Horsexplore

Arrival / departure:  Weekend: Arrive the first day in the morning, departure the last day after lunch. Wilderness Trail Ride: Arrive the in the first day for meeting the group and having a dinner at the ranch. Departure the last day after breakfast. 

Group size: Minimum number of guests 2, maximum number of guests 7. Wilderness Trail Ride: Minimum number of guests 4, maximum number of guests 8

Age limit: 12 years, together with parent.

Currency: EUR

Wifi: No

Electricity: No electricity in the lake area. The ecocabins in Levi use solar power and have 12 volt electricity

Beach: The Pöyrisjärvi lake is in a natural sand area. It is possible to swim in the lake.
.
Pool: No. There is sauna and outdoor shower at the main house yard

Dates and prices

DateDaysName of tripPrice from
11/12/20203Finland - Finnish Lapland - Winter adventureEUR 660Book on request
26/07/20216Finland - Finnish Lapland - Wilderness rideEUR 1,600Book on request
02/08/20216Finland - Finnish Lapland - Wilderness ride. Private group
Fully booked
EUR 1,600Book on request
09/08/20216Finland - Finnish Lapland - Wilderness rideEUR 1,600Book on request
16/08/20216Finland - Finnish Lapland - Wilderness ride
Fully booked
EUR 1,600Book on request
30/08/20216Finland - Finnish Lapland - Wilderness rideEUR 1,600Book on request
10/09/20213Finland - Finnish Lapland - WeekendEUR 660Book on request
17/09/20213Finland - Finnish Lapland - WeekendEUR 660Book on request
Contact us
Address:
HorseXplore
Norra Catalinagränd 17
183 68 TÄBY
Sweden