Good To Know
Important information for your tours
What to wear for Snowmobile Tours
Winter - Use the layer method with base, mid and outer layers for all Winter activities. Add an additional outer layer for Snowmobile tours or if you get cold easily.
Base layer - long underwear to wick away moisture from your skin.
Middle Layer - fleece materials for insulation
Outer Layer - water & wind resistant shell layer
Extra Outer Layer - insulated snowmobile jacket & trousers or overalls. Overalls provided for you
Hands - warm gloves with wind protection also wear liner gloves if you get very cold. Outer gloves provided for you
Feet - 1-2 pairs of wool socks and warm snow boots. Snowmobile boots provided for you
Face / Neck - It is smart to wear a neck gaiter / Buff / balaclava and small liner hat. Do not wear a long scarf on snowmobile tours. You must wear a helmet at all times while riding snowmobiles. Helmet is provided for you
Eyes - Goggles to protect your eyes from cold and snow. Contact lenses are usually preferred to glasses. Goggles or helmet with visor are provided for you
Who can join a Snowmobile Tour
Anyone from the age of 5+ can join on a snowmobile tour but there are some restrictions.
To drive a snowmobile on our tours you must be 18+ years old and have a valid driving license (car) or a snowmobile driving license.
To be a passenger on the snowmobile the rider must be over the age of 10 and be able to safely hold on with feet firmly on the foot rests.
Passengers under the age of 10 can ride in a sled accompanied by a parent / guardian and pulled by the guide.
All drivers and passengers must sign a liability and damage waiver and have their drivers license checked before the tour can begin. Do not forget to bring your drivers license. Deductibles of up to 12,000 SEK apply for damage to snowmobiles.
When young children join the tours, tour times may be reduced to ensure their comfort and we will be quicker to turn back in the event of changing weather conditions.
There is always an element of risk involved with outdoor recreational sports, this is especially true for Winter tours and Snowmobile tours. It is recommended that you have comprehensive travel insurance that will cover you in the event of an accident.
Driving your Snowmobile
The below rules must be followed at all time. Failure to follow these rules may result in immediate cancellation of your tour by the guide. No refunds (full or partial) will be issued if a tour is cancelled due to unwillingness to follow the rules or listen to directions from your guide.
To reduce the risk to you, your fellow participants, the snowmobile and to others, it is important to understand and follow the rules below and any directions from your guide.
Maximum speed allowed in open areas is 60 km/hr
Maximum speed allowed on forest/smaller trails is 40 km/hr
The maximum speeds are just that, the maximum. Slower speeds will be used through most of the tour. This is a scenic tour in nature, not a race.
Never exceed your abilities or drive faster than you or your passenger are comfortable
Wear a helmet at all times while riding the snowmobile
Drive in a line on the trails, following the snowmobile in front of you, and leave enough space to stop quickly and safely if necessary (15 meters)
Think of the driver behind you when stopping. If it is safe to do so, stop slowly to give the rider behind you time to react.
Do not drive off trail unless your guide has instructed you to do so
Do not pass the driver in front of you
Do not squeeze the throttle fully, you can quickly lose control
Do not purposely slow down so you can speed to catch back up
Always wear the "kill switch" cord if your snowmobile is fitted with one
Ensure you are familiar with the complete operation of your snowmobile before you set off.
Wear proper clothing and layers for the weather
If riding with a passenger, drive at a speed that they are also comfortable with
Stop at all road crossings, if you have a passenger they must get off and walk across the road.
Make sure you and your passenger are warm enough. Notify your guide of any cold / numbness immediately.
Know the location of safety equipment, including first aid kit and emergency GPS. This will be demonstrated by your guide.
Listen to all instructions given to you by your guide at all times
Arrive early for your tour. This way we can prepare clothing and safety equipment before the tour start time and ensure we get the maximum time on the snowmobiles.
Let your guide know if you have any food allergies. There is usually gluten in the pastries we will have during fika breaks. Coffee and tea is also provided.