Family activities in Lapland

Other activities & places of interest in Lapland

Beside our own activities, there are a number of other local businesses that offer outdoor experiences and activities in Lapland. We can assist you with bookings for some of these. We also provide information about additional attractions you may enjoy. Whether you are looking for a week's fishing vacation in different waters or want to combine this with some more varied activities for the whole family, we can almost guarantee that we can offer something for everyone in the group and that you will not forget your stay with Wilderness Life.  


There are several wildlife safaris in the regio - moose, reindeer or beaver safari just to name a few. These safaris give you the opportunity to get close to wildlife in real circumstances.

The 'Walking with reindeer' activity is guaranteed to be a different experience and one that probably not many of your acquaintances have tried. This activity is provided by Arctic Glas.

There are of course plenty of chances to encounter wildlife out in the nature as well.


Our region offers many great opportunities for hiking and trekking. We can, among others, definitely recommend both the Reivo nature reserve that offers great hiking trails in real ancient forest environment and the Vittjåkk-Akkanålke mountain woods which have foothills surrounded by vast forest landscapes. Vittjåkk-Akkanålke is also a nature reserve and has great fishing lakes and picnic cottages.

For the more experienced hikers who prefer hiking in the high mountains, we can recommend the Arjeplog mountain area which is located about 1.5 hours drive from our Wilderness Lodge. In the Reivo nature reserve, we can offer you guided hikes and fishing

Ride the steam train in Arvidsjaur

During the summer season it is possible to take a journey on a classic steam train. While the train takes you through the beautiful landscape, you hear it chugging, just like a real train should sound :)

Arvidsjaur Railroad Compound

River Rafting

To go river rafting requires nerves of steel. Coose yourself the degree of difficulty and follow the guide! This can both be a great family activity or something for the 'daredevils'. Two companies provide this activity:


Arvidsjaur has illuminated ski tracks. This gives you the possibility to go cross-country skiing through the beautiful scenery, even when it is dark.

The mountain Prästberget, which is located about 1 km from Arvidsjaur, offers alpine skiing for the more advanced. There are three slopes with a length of 400-1050m. The vertical drop is 170m. The mountain offers black and red slopes.

The mountain Vittjåkk, about 8 km from Arvidsjaur, is a paradise for the skiing families. There are many easier slopes to great joy for the children. The slopes have a length of 500-1400m and there are both red and blue slopes.

Bird Watching

About an hour's drive from the Wilderness Lodge lies Lamburträsket. Lamburträsket has a rich bird habitat and is known for its variety of birds that visit the area. It is therefore possible to see most of Laplands different species of birds, everything from waders and waterfowl to owls and hawks, either as breeding birds or migratory birds on their way north. A visit worthwhile for them who are interested in bird watching.


The nature in Swedish Lapland is of course an attraction in itself. And with the Swedish 'Allemansrätten' - which means freedom to roam - one can hike and camp most places without restrictions.

On the following website you can find some more information on this unique concept and what it means for you as a tourist.

  • Trollforsarna (rapids), Pite River is a very beautiful mighty stretch of rapids. In the center of the rapids you can see Troll Holmen (island) which is about 4 km long and up to 700 meters wide. Troll Holmen is surrounded by strong rapids passing on both sides. The beautiful forest and rapids, which has developed natural steps, is located about 40 km from our Wilderness Lodge.
  • Storforsen (rapids), Pite River is one of the largest rapids in Europe. Storforsen never freezes, even at minus 40 degrees during the wintertime and is a very popular tourist attraction. Storforsen is located about 68 km away from our Wilderness Lodge. 
  • Lillberget is a look-out tower with a beautiful view of Arvidsjaur.
  • Natural Cold Spring is a little oasis out in the marshes that definitely deserves a visit. 
  • Berry picking is a wonderful activity! Find cloudberries, blueberries and lingonberries.

We provide guided day trips to Trollforser, Storforsen, the Natural Cold Spring and Berry picking. More information can be found under our 'Day Trips'.


Rent a canoe (or travel with your own) and glide through the waters. Whether you are in search of fish or just want to experience the nature, canoeing will take you to paradise. There are endless possibilities of beautiful lakes or running rivers to choose from.

Båtsuoj Sami Center

Right outside of Slagnäsn you can visit Båtsuoj Sami Center where it is possible to learn more about Sami life by taking a guided tour through a real Sami camp with Sami guides. You will also have the opportunity to meet reindeer up close.

World's longest Cable Car

Take a trip on the world’s longest cable car which starts in Mensträsk and goes to Örträsk and is 13.6 km long. Previously the cable car was used to transport ore from the mine to a processing plant but now serves as passenger transport and a tourist attraction.

Norsjö Ropeway

Ice Racing

Every winter Arvidsjaur prepares ice tracks and arranges events where you can get the experience of driving on ice. Release the rally driver in you and slide around under controlled conditions. 

Either by sportscar, older car of snowmobiles, this will definitly get the adrenaline going!

Culture, history & museums

Indoor/outdoor pool in Arvidsjaur

The outdoor pool is heated which makes it enjoyable swimming even in the cooler evenings (summer time).
Centrumbadet Arvidsjaur

It is also possible however to find a small lake within the beautiful forests with water so clear you could drink from it.

Golf in Arvidsjaur

Arvidsjaurs golf course is beautifully situated around the lake Store Larstjärn. It accommodates a 9 hole pay and play course.

Have you ever played golf in the snow? Arvidsjaur gives you this opportunity. Try this different golf adventure. It is however recommend that you play with yellow or red balls :) In March/April you can experience plus degrees during the day and below freezing at night. If you are lucky with the weather, you can therefore play ice/snow golf in a t-shirt in the middle of Lapland in the spring. Guaranteed not something most of your golf companions have tried. 

For further information on attractions please contact the Arvidsjaur Tourist Office.