Winter

Sweden in winter at Taiga Forest lodge

Experience Sweden in winter at this magical wonderland surrounding Taiga Forest Lodge in Swedish Lapland. Enjoy the breathtaking forests on your own or together with local guides and experts in the near by area. Here we have collected things to do around Taiga Forest Lodge to fully embrace Sweden in  winter. From easy self guided activities to guided tours with Mikael and Emma at the Lodge or with other professional guides in the near by area.

Top 8 winter activities

  • Aurora Watching
  • Snowshoe hiking
  • Downhill skiing
  • Forest skiing
  • Visit the reindeers
  • Snowmobile tour
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice fishing

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Self guided activities

Skis & Snowshoes

Skis & Snowshoes

Explore the surrounding area on skis and snowshoes. We keep the snow trails open for you to follow trough the pine forest and over the frozen mires.

Kicksled

Kicksled

Take the traditional kick sled to the nearby village Nilivaara. You kick the sled on the icy roads and experince the silent winter lanscape just like people in the area have done for more than 100 years.

Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Cooking

Have the dinner outside in the frozen snowfilled garden. Enjoy the silence & the heat from the open fire on warm reindeer skins together under the stars.

Aurora Watching

Aurora Watching

Taiga Forest Lodge is a perfect place for Aurora spotting. Here in the middle of the forest with very few lights there is a good chance to both see and photograph the Northerns Lights.

Go Sledding

Go Sledding

This is the most fun for both kids and grown ups. To race down the hills with sleds is what kids do all winter in Swedish Lapland.

Downhill Skiing at Dundret Lapland

On mountain Dundret in central Gällivare the whole family can enjoy downhill skiing & snowboarding. By ski-pass or 1-3h, half day or 1 day and rent equipment on site. The mountain area has a family friendly restaurant and several outdoor fireplaces where you can bring your own food. Dundret Lapland is about 60 minutes drive from Taiga Forest Lodge.

Visit Dundret Lapland
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Guided Activities

Guided Ski Tour

Guided Ski Tour

Arranged by Taiga Forest Lodge

Let´s go together on a silent ski tour in the forest surrounding Taiga Forest Lodge looking for animals hiding among the snowy trees. We make a short, easy tour adjusted to your abilities and make a stop for some swedish fika before heading back to the Lodge.

 

Starting Point: Taiga Forest Lodge
Time:
1,5-2 h private tour
Food: Swedish fika with hot beverage.
Equipment: Warm clothes and shoes (Not included)
Price: 695 SEK/ person
(Children under 12 years 350 SEK/ person.)

Northern Lights tour by car

Northern Lights tour by car

Arranged by Taiga Forest Lodge

Follow us to catch a glimt of the magic Aurora Borealis. We start from the lodge by car and drive for about 20 minutes to the mountain Teletöisentunturit where the view is stunning. The tour includes hot beverage and Swedish “fika” and hopefully the perfect photo moment.

 

Starting Point: Taiga Forest Lodge
Time:
1,5-2 h private tour
Food: Swedish fika with hot beverage.
Equipment: Warm clothes and shoes (Not included)
Price: 1150 SEK/ person
(Children under 12 years 575 SEK/ person.)

Snowmobile tour

Snowmobile tour

Arranged by Taiga Forest Lodge

Experience the amazing views of the snowy Forest from comfortable sleds with warm blankets drawn by snowmobiles driven by the guides. We drive about 30 minutes to 1h to find the perfect spot to stop and make an outdoor meal over open fire and spot for animal tracks.

 

Starting Point: Taiga Forest Lodge
Time:
2-3 h private tour
Food: Outdoor meal by the fire included
Equipment: Warm clothes and shoes (Not included)
Price: 1500 SEK/ person
(Children under 12 years 750 SEK/ person.)

Meet the reindeers

Meet the reindeers

Arranged by Taiga Forest Lodge

We start at the lodge and go by car about 5km from the Lodge to our visit our friend Anders and his reindeers. Here we help feed the reindeers and see if we can get any nice photos of the majestic animals.

 

Starting point: Taiga Forest Lodge
Time:
1 h private tour

Equipment: Warm clothes and shoes. (Not included)
Price: 350 SEK/ person
(Children under 12 years 175 SEK/ person.)

Ice fishing tour

Ice fishing tour

Arranged by Taiga Forest Lodge

Try to catch fish from a hole drilled in the frozen lakes. We go together with car or snowmobile depending on weather conditions  and find the perfect spot for catching wild perch.

 

Starting point: Taiga Forest Lodge
Time:
3-4 h private tour
Food: Outdoor meal by the fire.
Equipment: Warm clothes and shoes (Not included)
Price: 1500 SEK/ person
(Children under 12 years 750 SEK/ person.)

Dog sledding tour

Dog sledding tour

Arranged by Howling husky adventures

Experience the magic from running your own dogsled or enjoying the stunning views as a passenger behing the huskies from Howling husky adventures.

 

Starting point: Howling husky adventures
Time:
Depending on tour
Food: Swedish fika with hot beverage
Equipment: Warm clothes and shoes (Not included)
Price: From 990 SEK/ person
More info: Howlinghuskyadventures.com

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Booking request and information

Are you interested in knowing more about winter activities around Taiga Forest Lodge? Please send us a message and we will make our best to help you plan the most amazing trip to Swedish Lapland.

 

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