Snowmobile tours and adventures
Sweden offers a wide range of snowmobiling opportunities, from the far north in Kiruna to our southern winter landscapes. Many ski resorts and larger towns arrange snowmobile tours and rentals, with or without guides. Choose from several types of safari ranging from way-out-there 5-day Arctic Circle safaris, rough terrain mountain safaris, and even family friendly safaris.
What to expect?
Snowmobile or snow scooter is an easy mode of transport to get around during the winter season in Sweden. Snowmobile tours can be tailored and can include wilderness lunches, dinner in Sami teepees, saunas, hot tubs, visits to mountain lodges, campfires, ice fishing or just cruising the landscape. You can also rally car, quad and cross bike on ice. Not a bad life.
Some tours suit beginners but you will need to be in good physical condition and have previous snowmobiling experience for the Arctic Circle and mountain snowmobile safaris if you want to make it to the other end in one piece.
It is also advisable to practice a flexible attitude as hazardous snow conditions or ‘unforeseen circumstances’ may alter some plans on tour. And remember you need a licence if you are in the younger age span. Attending and driving a snowmobile on a tour is still possible though.
Where to snowmobile?
Many ski resorts and larger towns up north of Sweden arrange snowmobile tours and rentals, with or without guides. Check out the above map for ideas on places to experience snowmobile tours.
Forget the racy smalls. This is a time for thermal underwear. And pack your swimsuit for sauna and hot tub activity plus a camera if you meet the northern lights or reindeers.
Need to know!
Snowmobile driving is not covered by the Right of Public Access. So, it is not obvious that you may drive one on someone else’s land. It’s best to follow the snowmobile trails and to always drive on snow-covered ground without interfering or destroying anything or otherwise breaking the law. Learn more on how to drive snowmobile in Sweden.