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ARCTIC CIRCLE ROADTRIP

EUROPE SNOWBOARD TOURS

Join us for an unforgettable experience above the Arctic Circle. Our group will spend 10 days travelling through Finland, Norway and Sweden, with our knowledgeable local ski and snowboard guides. Throughout the tour we stay in comfortable lodge and hotel accommodation, and our English speaking guides are always on-hand to make you feel at home and answer questions along the way.

Highlights

✓ Riding in the Arctic Circle
You’ll visit uniquely Arctic resorts. We’ve hand-picked each destination for the terrain and snow. Each area having options from mellow groomed runs, to fun tree runs and wide open off-piste areas. At this time of year, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to ride powder with temperatures sitting well below zero.

✓ Northern Lights
You’ll have the best opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis aka the Northern Lights. The Arctic regions of Finland, Norway and Sweden are one of the best places on Earth to spot them.

✓ Snowmobile Tour to the Border of Finland, Norway & Sweden
Load up the snowmobiles and we’ll make a 3 hour roundtrip to the border of Finland, Norway & Sweden. The snowmobile trail runs from Kilpisjärvi to Koltavuoma, and we ride mostly on frozen lakes within the Malla Nature Reserve. The borders of Finland, Sweden and Norway are about 15 kilometers from Kilpisjärvi village in Koltavuoma. This is called the world´s most peaceful border.

✓ Visit Remote Wilderness Areas
We’ll venture into the arctic regions of Finnish Lapland, Sweden and Norway. You’ll get to witness spectacular landscapes, from vast wide open wilderness areas to steep mountains plunging deep into the fjords with crystal clear, icy-cold waters.

✓ Husky’s, Snowmobiles, Ice Fishing & More
We’ll leave plenty of time free so you can experience arctic life. With husky and snowmobile safaris, try your luck at ice-fishing, head into the backcountry to go snow surfing and bask in the amazing natural beauty of the Arctic Circle and Northern Lights. Not to mention visiting some of the world’s best Apres-Ski towns.

Snow & Conditions
This tour is running in Spring which is one of the best times to experience the Arctic Circle. The days are longer and with the extra hours of sunlight, the temperatures are rising, which makes it the perfect time to spend more time outdoors. You can still expect to get regular snowfall, with temperatures rarely getting above 0 degrees Celsius. Even if we don’t get fresh snow overnight, the cold temperatures and our local knowledge will ensure you’ll be able to ski and snowboard light dry snow.

Traditional Arctic Activities on Offer

Northern Lights Tour by Snowmobile
Come and experience an exotic Arctic evening by driving through snow-covered forests and over frozen lakes by snowmobile. With a little luck, if the sky is clear, the moon, stars and even the Northern Lights may show you the way. Enjoy a delicious snack of sausages and warm drinks around an open fire before returning to Levi by snowmobile.

Husky Safari
A husky safari is a truly thrilling experience, especially when you have the chance to be a musher in control of your own team of dogs. Experience the excitement of the dogs as they eagerly wait to pull you at a speedy pace through the breath taking Lappish scenery. After receiving all necessary clothing, you will depart by bus to the husky farm. After the safari, enjoy hot berry juice while listening to stories about the husky dogs.

Heli Skiing
If you ever wanted to experience heli skiing/boarding, we have an optional heli ski session available.  From the ski resort Riksgränsen we offer heli-skiing in the true wilderness of Swedish Lapland. The heli ski area extends about 300 km from east to west and some 200 km from north to south. That makes about 60 000 square km. This area has more than a hundred peaks, all covered in snow, just waiting for you. This is the largest wilderness area in Europe and the environment for a unique experience.Using the helicopter as your private lift and a certified mountain guide to find the best snow, you will get a premium heli ski experience.

Ice Fishing
Kilpisjärvi is an excellent location for ice fishing. The village is surrounded by fells, and there are hundreds of small lakes and ponds, as well as rivers. Water is clear and pure – and full of fish. The little lakes suitable for ice fishing are situated 5 – 30 kilometers from the village. Arctic waters give fish in abundance – trout, arctic char, and whitefish – and the local guides knows where to catch which. In addition to the ice fishing, also the net fishing is popular among villagers in winter. Ice fishing on a sunny spring day is great fun. The excursion is made by snowmobile, clients sitting in the sledge. It is also possible to drive the snowmobile by yourself to the lakes. Proper clothing and fishing equipment are included in price. While fishing participants enjoy lunch (coffee/tea and snacks).

Snow Bike Adventure
Tame the snowfields of Kilpisjärvi on a Fatbike Adventure. You’ll get to explore the Fells with modified bicycle for snowy conditions. The fatbike with its balloon-like tires is easy to manoeuver and suitable for anyone who can ride a normal bicycle. Join the guided fatbike tours on the best trails of Kilpisjärvi area with easy to more challenging trails.

Northern Lights Hunter Tour
Join local guide Karl-Ivar for a Northern Lights chase. He knows the best spots around Tromsø that will give the optimal Northern Lights picture – with stunning mountains and the Northern Lights reflected in the fjords. He will find you a dark place with little artificial light. He will help you set your camera to take pictures of you and the Northern Lights. He is careful to choose the best place with the least wind and clouds. The tour takes approximately 5 hours and departs from our hotel in Tromso.

Traditional Lappish Dinner
Join us for a traditional Lappish Dinner experience. You’ll enjoy the extensive buffet with local delicacy’s such as smoked and baked reindeer, wild caught salmon, and local berries. The authentic atmosphere, festive setting and food made from quality ingredients guarantee to give you a memorable evening for your holiday.

Ski Resorts we Visit
Levi, Finland
Levi is home to world class skiing and snowboarding in Finland, and the mother of all apres-ski. Levi offers something for everyone, and the exceptional quality of the in-bound runs and park makes Levi one of the best resorts in Finland. Being within the Arctic Circle, Levi gets hit with a good amount of Finnish snow on and off-piste, and is renowned for perfect terrain for all riding abilities. Top the day by enjoying Levi´s legendary après-ski, where you can party like there is no tomorrow, see a live band, check out the big screens at the sports bars, or try your luck against the locals at karaoke.

Ylläs, Finland
We visit the largest resort in Lapland, Ylläs, which boasts some of the longest runs in Finland. Ylläs is a free-riders dream with plenty of access to off-piste areas. Plus, there is four different terrain parks, wide and well-groomed runs, and an incredible backdrop for making those perfect turns.

Tromsø Alpinpark, Norway
Tromsø Alpinpark is Europe’s most Northerly ski resort. It’s even further north than Qasigiannguit in Greenland! Have your camera handy, as there is amazing views of the surrounding fjords and mountains.

Riksgränsen, Sweden
Riksgränsen is one of the highlights of the tour. The freeride terrain here is insane, with huge rock drops, big powder faces, rolling pistes and there is never any queues at the lifts. Affordable Heliskiing is also one of the major draw cards in Riksgränsen. There are 60 peaks in the area with an altitude over 1300m. For anyone wanting to try heli-skiing, we can get that extra bump of vertical to score some fresh powder turns.

Björkliden, Sweden
Björkliden is one of Sweden’s most legendary ski resorts, due to its incredible backcountry, magnificent views and quality of natural snow. Challenge yourself on one of the many off-piste runs and keep an eye out for the Finnish pro riders, who come here every spring to ride.

Svanstein Ski, Sweden
Svanstein has some serious cred in the snowboard world. The resort is operated by snowboarding legends Johan Olofsson, Ingemar Backman and Jacob Söderqvist. Staying at Svanstein is a truly unforgettable Swedish-style lodge experience. This is one of those places that is off the beaten path and very few people know about. If you do your research, you’ll be keen to ride some Swedish pow. Apart from the super light dry snow and perfect freeride terrain, the resort has 16 marked runs plus a terrain park with a mini pipe. The locals will show us a few of their favourite runs and if the conditions are right, they will operate the snowmobiles so we’ve got access to the best backcountry zones. After riding, enjoy the sauna and slope-side hot tub.

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