Winter in Swedish Lapland
The winter season in Lapland is brimming with endless opportunities, and the frozen archipelago begs for adventure.
Driving a snowmobile is a must in Lapland, if not simply for an adrenalin fix. Fully equipped with thermal overalls, helmets, gloves and balaclavas, the qualified guides first talk guests through the ins and outs of riding a snowmobile. Once clued up on the art of driving, it is time to head towards the frozen archipelago first passing the fishing harbour on Hindersön before a much deserved pit stop for coffee and waffles at the stunning Jopikgården Inn. Lunch is laid out on reindeer skins around a fire – keep an eye out for moose, reindeer and other wildlife.
If you prefer to stick to what you know, driving an ordinary car on the ice is also possible. Ebbenjarka lake is the perfect setting for racing around in the old volvos, and with just over 15 miles of ice tracks on the lake, the hours of fun are endless.
After a fast paced day of driving on ice, in a snow mobile, or behind huskies, food is usually on everyone’s minds. Continue the theme of the day – ice – with a 3-course dinner on the ice complete with candelabras, linen tablecloths and a crackling fire. With any luck, the Northern Lights may make a guest appearance as well.