In Lapland, the average number of snowy days is about 175 to 225 days per year. Ideal conditions for Arctic activities such as snowmobile safaris, reindeer sleigh rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Sweden has 200 ski resorts ranging from family resorts with facilities and activities for children, to larger resorts where you can enjoy a lively nightlife, restaurants and bars. Due to their geographical location, most ski resorts in Sweden guarantee snow between Christmas and Easter.
Healed by mining operations, Kiruna “today” may not be the most aesthetically attractive city, but it is a welcoming place with the highest concentration of housing and restaurants in northwest Sweden. Its proximity to large wilderness areas and the proliferation of winter activities make it an excellent starting point.
Surrounded by mountains, Camp Ripan is a family-run establishment located 10 minutes walk from downtown Kiruna. You can taste traditional Swedish and Lapland specialities. On-site parking is free of charge. Spread over 3 buildings, the rooms, decorated in a chalet style, are comfortable and equipped with a private entrance and a private bathroom with shower. Many have a kitchenette and a private ski room. Ripan Restaurant serves northern products, including fish and reindeer.
Located in Jukkasjarvi, near Kiruna, this very stylish restaurant, made entirely of ice, will make you taste the fresh fish of the region or other local dishes. In this ice cave with its absolute charm, discover original dishes with a local flavour.
Here in northern Sweden, snowmobiling is the most common means of transportation in our beautiful winter landscape. We will start at Camp Ripan and head to the nearby low mountain areas, above the frozen lakes in the wild forest. During our visit, we will take a break in the wilderness and enjoy a light snack of Lappish cuisine. If you have never driven a snowmobile before, or if you are eager to try it again.
You will be driven in your private car to the heart of the Moose, known as Sweden’s most important forest. Where a unique equestrian safari awaits you. On your Icelandic horses, you will be accompanied by your private guide, who will take you to the heart of the snow-covered pastures, the hills and the feet of Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise. A getaway where you will discover isolated and wonderful landscapes.