Family vacation Lapland
Family vacation Lapland
Teepee wilderness tours, bring your family
In spring the white winter landscape is brought back to life by the midnightsun. The colourful Arctic fauna explodes and clear water rivers begin running again. The flowers and colourful arctic chars glisten as jewels and bring contrast to the polar mountain scenery. In the midnight sun you can go on a photo-safari looking for animals that come to drink. It is a huge experience to be in Lapland north of the polar circle spending time with everything that comes with the wilderness.
By helicopter we reach our basecamp, located in one of the most breathtaking areas in Lapland. We have plenty of time to be together and find new freinds, children as well as parents. At the campsite we make our primitive stay in the wild comfortable. In the Lavvu we have a fireplace and here the children can spend the nights together with their new freinds. For the guided tours we also have personal expedition tents, for more privacy.
In a world that seems to change more quickly with each passing year, it is important to step outside our usual routine, to slow down, and to take time to remember what connects us all. We gather and capture some of our own food and gain insight to which plants that are edible. In the rivers we find the finest drinking water and superb fishing. Under the Arctic sky, the fresh ingredients we cook over the open fire are the ideal accompaniment to our fish, creating delicious meals.
Teepee wilderness tours in Lapland
Family trips on your own - alone with your family - two helicopter transfers
A wilderness trip brings families back together, and is a most unique and unusual escape from everyday life.
Adults 6.600 DKK
Children 4.800 DKK
Guided family vacation - two helicopter transfers - meals - overnights - activities.
Adults 11.900 DKK
Children 9.900 DKK
Vacation in Lapland - Guided. 13. July - 19. July 2013.
Vacation in Lapland - Guided. 21. July - 27. July 2013.
Vacation in Lapland - Guided. 29. July - 4. August 2013.
Assistance with flight plans and equipment.
Family vacation in Lapland
No experience of the wilderness is needed. Everybody can join us on this trip, even grandparents can spend a vacation with their grandchildren. Out here you will not find any shops, all expences are included! Subject to changes in the programme – force majeure.
We aim to make our primitive days in the wild as comfortable as possible. We stay the night in Teepees or expedition tents and the last night in a cabin and a sauna.
The food in the wilderness is included. We cook together in the open using dried ingredients that we brought with us and which we supplement with gathered berries, herbs and mushrooms as well as fresh fish.
The weather in the areas Padjelanta - Sarek - Kebnekaise in Lapland can vary a lot. Although the weather is usually lovely in summer it is not unusual for it to change from heat wave to cold and wet weather in just a matter of hours. It is important to bring clothes for any occasion. You should also bring a pair of trekking shoes. Please do not bring too much, your personal equipment should fit into a 35-40 litre backpack, because of the helicopter transfers. Instead bring some soap to wash socks and t-shirts from day to day. When signing up we send the information pack with advice for the wilderness and a list of equipment for the trip. We recommend that you read this material thoroughly.
Your other luggage can be stored while we are gone. If you wish, you can bring a smaller backpack/bag to keep it in. Note that we cannot take responsibility for your luggage.
Personal expenses, money and currency:
You must cover meals and other personal expenses on the return trip to Lapland. Do not expect to be able to use credit cards but instead bring cash in Swedish currency.
You must take out insurance that cover hiking in Lapland. Your insurance must include rescue by helicopter.
- 2 Helicopter transfers
- Experienced guide
- Expedition equipment
- 4 nights in the wilderness
- All meals in the wilderness
- 1 night in a cabin and sauna on the last day
- Samick visit
- Information pack with advice for the wilderness and a list of equipment for the trip
- VAT, special scheme for travel agencies
- Product liability insurance
- Return trip to Lapland, we happily help with booking
- Travel insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- Catering in addition to the above
- Personal expenses
- All that was not described under “included”
Family vacation in Lapland
Day 1-2. Travel to Lapland
We recommend going by train, through the Swedish wilderness all the way to Lapland. Flights are also avalible.
Day 3. Helicopter into the wilderness
The group gathers. We go through our personal equipment before the helicopter transfer into the mountain world. Together we set up camp and takes it easy exploring and enjoying the grand wilderness. Besides eagles, reindeer, moose and Arctic foxes there are human shy lynx in the area, so bring a powerful zoom. After the day's experience it is very refreshing with a swim in the clear cool waters. Our first dinner is reindeer tortilla cooked over an open fire. Special food for the children will be avalible.
Day 4. Finding reindeer antlers - build a smoking oven - fishing
Adults and children walk together in the mountains without a backpack, taking brakes and enjoy the wilderness. We explore the landscape, and there is amble opportunity to admire the wildlife. Berries are picked and we fish in the rivers and the lakes. At the campsite we build a smoking oven from stone and smoke fish, for our dinner is smoked trouts, cold potato salat and stone baked bread. Here in the country of the midnight sun, the animals are most active in the early morning hours and late in the evening, and after we finished eating you can go on a photosafari. Back at the campfire we get a hot cup og tea or coffee and a share the experiences of the day.
Day 5. View point in the mountains - gathering plants we can eat - fishing
After a few days you forget the everyday life back home and a new day presents itself by being in the wilderness on its terms, without a mobile phone. The guide is telling wilderness stories, we gather and capture food and gain insight to which plants that are edible. On the menu we have grilled reindeer, with baked patatoes, fresh fried vegetables and sauce. After finishing eating the wilderness calls again, and you can spend your evening going on photo-safari or fishing. People sharing experiences, challenges, adventures and discoveries on an isolated journey creates strong bonds and friendships.
Day 6. Familyday on your own - photografing - picking berries - campfire evening
This day is on your own fishing, finding reindeer antlers, photosafari and picking berries for jam on the bread we bake on the campfire. Todays menu is grilled trout, fresh vegetables, french fries and mushroom sauce. Before we settle down for the night, we enjoy each other’s company at the campfire with something warm to drink, sharing stories of our day’s adventure.
Day 7. By helicopter back to civilization - sauna and cabin
We take down our basecamp and about noon the helicopter picks us up. After a well-deserved bath with a hot sauna we get a delicious meal and a good night’s sleep in a cabin, in a real bed.
Day 8. Meeting the Sami culture
Meet the Samick people, telling stories about the forces of nature all season, reindeer farming and the hstorical and cultural background. You bring home the wilderness experience and the reindeer antlers you may have found, or continue for more day exploring more of Lapland on your own.
Day 9-10. Sightseing in Kiruna
Not included. You can go 30 km down in the famours mine, there is rather hot down there.