Summer Tours

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From hiking through the lush forests to kayaking through a meandering river, however you wish to spend your holiday, let us help you explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

All tours are private to your group and fully customizable.

 

Want to add an extra hour to your trip or combine it with another tour? Maybe you're celebrating and would like something special waiting for you at a rest stop? Just let us know beforehand and we will do our best to help you create the perfect tour.

Transportation is provided for groups of 4 or less except for river kayak tours where we meet at the exit point on the river. Transportation not currently provided during ongoing Covid pandemic - see health and safety policy link at the foot of the page for more info.

Please send enquiry form for any special requests.

Hiking Tours
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Immerse yourself in nature as you trek through the vast wilderness that is Swedish Lapland. Take in stunning views from one of Älvsbyn's many peaks or take a dip in the refreshing waters of a mountain lake and enjoy some coffee prepared the Swedish way. Keep an eye out for some of the over 300 species of birds that reside in Lapland, and maybe, if we're lucky, we can even catch a glimpse of moose and reindeer. 

Duration: 2.5 hour or 4.5 hour (half day)

                Times are not exact and can fluctuate depending on weather                   and group fitness. Expect times to be within ± 1 hour.

                 Does not include travel time.

Difficulty: This can be adjusted based on participant ability but a moderate level of fitness is required for the longer hikes.

What's Included:  Non alcoholic drinks, snacks, Swedish "fika"

What's not included: Clothes, hiking boots, insect repellent, water bottles, swimwear / towels (if you choose to swim at the mountain lake on the half day trip)

Maximum Participants: 8 people (transportation provided for up to 4)

Price: 

2.5 hour - 800 SEK per person

4.5 hour - 1.450 SEK per person

Children 12 and under 30% discount

We love the half day hike and often see reindeer on the way to the mountain!
Ask about combining both hikes into one amazing day!
Kayak Tours
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kayak through the calm rivers and slow streaming waters

What better way to enjoy nature than to cruise along on one of Swedish Lapland's many lakes and rivers. Resting right near the Pite Älv, we are perfectly situated for a great trip out on the river or lake. The lake kayaks take us around the lakes of Storsund where we slowly paddle around, taking in the nature and stopping for some Swedish "fika" along the way. The river kayaks are a truly amazing experience. Follow the slow current as you wind around the bends, never knowing what awaits you on the other side! We paddle over a few small rapids that are easily manageable and there are some great places to stop for coffee and lunch. Gliding along the waters of Lapland is an unforgettable experience!

Duration: Not including travel

                  6km Kayak - approximately 2.5 hours

                  15km Kayak - approximately 6 hours

                  Multi Day Kayak - Enquire for options

Difficulty: This can be adjusted based on participant ability but a moderate level of fitness is required for the longer journeys.

What's Included: Kayak, paddles, life jacket, dry bag, non-alcoholic drinks, Swedish "fika" 

What's not included: Clothes, towels, water bottle, bug spray, transportation not included. We meet at the exit point and drive together to the entrance point. Approximately 1 hour drive from Vidsel to the river. 

Maximum Participants: 6 people - max weight limit 105kg

Minimum of 2 people for the river kayak. 

There are one or two sections of the river kayak where the kayak must be transported on land for a short distance. Proper footwear and mosquito repellent is advised.

Price: 

7km Kayak - 1.000 SEK per person 

15km Kayak - 1.450 SEK per person (not suitable for children)

Multi Day Kayak - Enquire for prices (not suitable for children)

Children 12 and under 30% discount

Enquire if you have young children that are unable to paddle their own kayak.

Fishing Trip
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Head out to one of our favourite fishing spots and try your luck at catching some rainbow trout or arctic char. Swedish Lapland is covered with many beautiful bodies of water. We will also take a break for some Swedish "fika" while we enjoy the calming surroundings. The lakes are roughly 45 minute drive from Vidsel. There is no guarantee that fish will be caught. 

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy

What's Included: Fishing equipment, day fishing license non alcoholic drinks, Swedish "fika".

What's not included: Clothes, alcoholic beverages, bug spray (highly recommended!)

Maximum Participants: 8 people, transportation provided for 4

Price: 

3 hour - 850 SEK per person

Children 12 and under 30% discount

Perch or "Aborre" in swedish
Half Day / Full Day Trips
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Experience the power of the mighty Storforsen, explore the two faces of Trollforsen, or feel the magic of Muddus National Park. Each of these day trips offer a unique experience and allow you to get up close and feel the power of nature.  All tours include some hiking and fika by the fire. On day trips, time is set aside to explore on your own, relax by the fire, or go for a swim.

Storforsen - Just 5km from Vidsel, this is a must do for all visitors! 

Explore the famous Storforsen, Europe's largest unregulated rapids. The nature reserve offers much to experience in Winter and Summer. There is a lot of history to discover from the log floating days. Swimming is possible in the small natural pools in the Summer.

Trollforsen - About 1 hour drive from Vidsel, this is one of the most beautiful places along the Pite River. The river splits into two sections of rapids, the deep ravine in the South and the wide flowing rapids in the North. Fishing can be included here depending on time of year for additional charge. Swimming is possible at the bottom of the rapids.

Muddus - Follow the ancient trails used by the Sami people through old growth forest to the incredible Muddusfallet - the Muddus water fall. Muddus National Park lies about 1 hour 45 minutes from Vidsel and it is worth the drive! There are two amazing waterfalls that we stop to view during this trip. We drive through the town of Jokkmokk and frequently see reindeer on the way.

Approximate Duration (not including travel): 

Storforsen - 2-4 hours

Trollforsen - 4-6 hours

Muddus - 6-8 hours 

Difficulty:

Storforsen - Easy

Trollforsen - Easy - Moderate

Muddus - Moderate

What's Included: Non alcoholic drinks, lunch/snack

What's not included: Clothes, boots, swimwear (optional), towel, insect repellent, water bottle, transfer from your accommodation

Maximum Participants: 8 people (transportation provided for up to 4)

Price:

Storforsen - 600 SEK

Trollforsen - 1.450 SEK

Muddus - 1.800 SEK

Children 12 and under 30% discount

        

Dare to take a dip in the cool waters of these natural pools at storforsen?!

Can't find what you're looking for?

Contact us and we will do our best to help!

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

All tours meet at Thorsen Lodge (address and map on the Contact page) where we try on equipment and discuss the day. The destination of the tour will be decided by your guide based on weather and participant abilities. There are many different locations and environments to explore so there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

Summer tours generally run from May - September but are dependant on conditions.