Välkommen till Sverige

  • Accommodation

    A mixture of igloos, cabins and traditional Saami tents.

  • Climate

    You should expect much colder temperatures in December and January, around – 25°C, as the days get longer the temperatures rise to around 0°C point by April.

  • Meals

    Tasty Swedish food mixed with traditional student-friendly meals as well as packed lunches when away from camp. Students are taught how to cook and participate in meal preparation. We can also cater to most dietary/religious restrictions and food allergies. Please contact us for dietary queries.

Sweden is a country rich in opportunities; from the Arctic beauty of the North with its midnight sun to the castles of the southernmost province Skåne with its more continental flavour.

The largest Scandinavian country, Sweden stretches from latitudes similar to the north of England right up to the Arctic Circle and beyond. 

It is also a land of relatively large areas of wilderness, with huge forests and thousands of lakes with simple log cabins scattered along the shores. 

In Lapland, you can experience total freedom and quiet, and listen to silence you didn’t know existed!

Apart from the fantastic cross country skiing, you can try to build an igloo, learn about traditional Sammi life (and see their reindeers), go dog sledding with huskies, or take a typical Scandinavian sauna – a great location for winter activities of all kinds. 

You can even search out the impressive Northern lights. 

And to get out of the snow, you can take a look around the exciting cosmopolitan cities of Malmo, Gothenburg and Stockholm, as well as hundreds of tiny picturesque islands off the Baltic coast, all the while getting to know the warm and friendly people of Sweden.

What to Look Forward to: Community | Culture | Education | Adventure

  • Learn about Saami (Lapish) culture and their nomadic way of life, including their renowned costumes, reindeer and crafts
  • Swap stories with local Swedish school children as part of the intercultural programme
  • Experience the land where the Saami people have lived and worked for thousands of years. The traces are few and the silence is deafening. Laponia’s grand surroundings cover deep pine forests and breathtaking mountains, with a rich fauna that enriches the national parks and nature reserves in the area
  • Learn survival skills in the Laponia forest, including using a compass and map, lighting a safe fire in varied weather conditions, tying knots, and familiarising yourself with the birds and wildlife
  • Take in the breathtaking Northern Lights. No two northern lights are the same, so if you’ve seen it once, it doesn’t mean you’ve seen all there is to see. The northern lights you generally see in Lapland are like a rainbow stretching across the entire sky from east to west. The bow is often greenish and has blurred edges. The northern lights also have two different sounds: a crackling sound like a fire, and a whining sound though these are rarely heard
  • Go snowboarding and downhill skiing in Storklinten, with its groomed slopes and cross country tracks meticulously maintained to ensure excellent conditions every day of the season. Don’t worry if you can’t ski, with help from our Ski Instructors we will get you up and skiing in no time at all
  • Travel on nature’s terms, pulled by dogs that are eager and impatient to get going. Once the snow anchor is released, the dogs fall silent and the only sound is the padding of their paws on the snow and the command calls of your driver
  • Learn how to snowshoe, ice skate, fish in the ice, build an igloo and snow cave
  • Visit the IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, with its beautiful church, bar, and ice sculptures, and spend a night bedded down on reindeer skins and in a sleeping bag

FAQs

From the first time you make contact with Rift Valley Adventures, our professional team will be active in your chosen, fully-hosted programme. Without getting in your hair, we’ll be with you 24 hours a day from pick-up to drop-off.

All RVA camps have 24-hour security guards as well as local security networks including police where necessary. Additionally, we have an unblemished safety record, thanks to a highly trained team, industry-standard equipment and facilities, detailed operational procedures, and comprehensive participant preparation. 

Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, a reusable water bottle, toiletries, and a rucksack, to name a few. We will include a full kit list in your itinerary so that you are fully prepared. One thing to remember is “don’t get weighed down on your adventure, only pack the essentials!”

1 teacher travels free of charge for every 10 students!

We recommend that everyone visits a travel doctor and acquires the shots and vaccinations their doctor prescribes.

Yes, our trips are inclusive and will support the needs of children with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and emotional and behavioural difficulties. Please contact us for more detailed information.

Incomparable. You guys are awesome!
Alex Lee
Ming Dao High School, Taiwan

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