Winter in Kiruna
We have a long and cold winter. Our winterseason starts with permanent snow in middle of november. From December 11 until New year the sun is not going over the horizon at all. This gives us the blue midwinterlight that follow us until march when the winterseason change into spring.
In this period we daily go out to photograph the Northern light, but also the moose and other wild animals come down to the valleys to search for food. This gives us good possibilities to photograph animals on our wildlife and naturephoto tours.
Now we also offer tours with cultural themes as Sami food and tours up to the famous Abisko. These tours are not based on photography, but our photoguides will help you if you bring own camera.
Northern light phototour
In the forest it is dark, millions of stars in the sky and we stands there waiting for the Northern light to appear. The cameras are prepared and we have learned to use the equipment to get good photos of the coming show.
Every night we make a new descision where to go. All to make it possible to find Northern light even if it is cloudy in the city.
Equiped with a camera, headlamp and tripod, we learn to handle the camera to be able to bring memories back home from the tour.
Departure 19.30-23.30 the time is approximate.
Departure from ICEHOTEL 19.00.
Price SEK 1490/person 1st November-24th of March
Children SEK 950/child
Wildlife and nature phototour
The car is driving after an empty road, in front of us, Swedens highest mountain Kebnekaise. Suddenly the car stops, there is new footprints in the snow. Equiped with our telephotolenses we try to get closer, something is moving in the forest.
In the blue and pink winterlight we are in search for moose, reindeer, ptarmigan, hare and fox. In this season they comes down to the valley in search for food.
On the tour we also get good landscapephotos, and got to hear the guide tell about the nature, the animals and the sami culture.
Departure 08.30-13.00 the time is apporximate.
Departure from ICEHOTEL 09.00.
Price SEK 1690/person
Northern light in the mountains
The snowmobile drives through the wild landscape and takes us into the highest mountains in Sweden, the heart of Kebnekaise. With our camera we take some fast shots before we reach the mountainstation where we are going to spend the night, looking for northern light.
After the sauna and a threecourse dinner we prepare the cameras and head out in the mountainsurroundings. The northernlight allready take its first steps over us, it is quiet, the starry sky is never as clear as here in the wilderness.
In the morning it is time for Nikkaluokta again and on the road, wildlifephotography. An empty, quiet road, some houses and suddenly there is something moving in the forest. We have a moose in front of us. We get some pictures and continue. Before lunch we are back in Kiruna.
Departure 12.00, ends day after around 13.00. 15th of February-24th of March
Price SEK 6750/person
TOURS WITHOUT PHOTOGRAPHY BUT WITH HELP FROM PHOTOGUIDE
Auroratour with dinner in Abisko
From Kiruna we drive with car into the night. Our goal is to visit the famous Abisko and catch the Northern light. Outside the window we see the stars, and if we are lucky, a hint of green auroras in the sky.
1,5 hour later we are there, going for a threecourse dinner down in the Abiskovillage. We talk about sami culture, northern light and local history.
When we finnished the meal it is time to go out in the Abisko nationalpark, or if it is cloudy, to start to drive to Kiruna again, in search for an open spot in the sky, to see Northern light.
Departure 18.00-23.00 the time is approximate.
Price SEK 2550/person 1st November-29th of March
Northern light with sami dinner
In the restaurant we get served a sami meal. The guide shows her traditional clothes, tells about the sami life and tells about the reindeers and about sami traditions.
When we finnished the meal we take our car and head out to the tipitent to look for Northern light.
Under the starry sky we lit the fire in the tent and get a taste of sami traditional snacks. In middle of the stories of sami mythology, the Northernlight appears. We go out in the forest to experience lady Aurora.
Departure 18.00-22.30 the time is approximate.
Price SEK 2550/person. 1st November-29th of March.
Become a sami survivor
It is a normal winterday, twenty degrees celsius below zero. We have just been talking about how sami people get dressed for keeping warm the whole day. Now it is time to try our knowledge.
The snow are high and we are alone out in the forest. Here is the only way to survive to keep warm. Food, way of moving, doing fire and keeping us dry is important. We learn the sami way of being in the nature, how to think, what to do and not do and we learn how to dress. In sami language there is more than 50 words to tell about the snow, the same with the reindeer.
Departure 09.00-13.00. 15th of January-31st of March
Price SEK 1690/person