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fionamcgrath23
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
This was the most wonderfully bizarre tour we did in Kiruna. It was a spur of hte moment decision as we wanted tot see the Northern Lights before we left.

Stig (the tour guide) is a friendly and interesting man, full of the most amazing stories, I could have sat there for days listening to him.

The tour starts out with Stig collecting you, then bringing you to his garage to gear up, then you travel for about 15 mins North to a remote area where you get your snow mobile.

Then after a quick run through, you set off on a magnificent journey through Swedish Arctic Circle- the only light you have is the snow mobile's light and the moon. It truly is beautiful, and if it is a clear night, like it was for us, the sky will be filled with stars.

After driving for about 10km, you arrive at Stig's cabin, where he offers you tea, coffee and some homemade bread. You are welcome to go in and out of the cabin to keep watch for the Northern Lights. And if you are lucky enough to see them, it really does take your breathe away.
Written March 23, 2017
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Giorgiatos
Trento, Italy43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
We did the 2 days tour and we had a lot of fun: we went by snowmobile, saw mooses and reindeers and we were so lucky in seeing northern lights too! Stig's cabin is amazing, and Stig is super nice: he drives us to a near village, where the sky was clearer and so we had the chance to see the aurora, We cooked dinner with him (what a dinner! Very good) and we had a relaxing swedish sauna. This is the perfect tour for who doesn't want a touristic trip, but experience the real wild life! Hoping to go back to this fantastic place again :)
Written February 19, 2018
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Romain
Cologne, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
You can book your tours with big companies having huge customer traffic whose main focus is making money... or you can book your tours with Stig, an authentic Sami who will share with you the knowledge of a 100 men and ensure that you make the most of your journey. I booked a snowmobile overnight tour for 2 and he made us experience much more than just driving snowmobiles. I had also booked tours with a big company so I know what I am talking about and I saw the difference :)

I highly recommend him and strongly not recommend other companies as you will experience much more with him for a much more honest price than what other companies are asking for.

Don't go for the 1st of the list, go for the smaller with good ratings ! :)
Written February 20, 2017
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T T
Spain2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
We paid almost 200 euros for an two days experience with a Sami family, where we could live their culture and perform a lot of different activities, as it was offered it in the website.

When we arrived at the camp, we noticed that we would have to share the cabin with 10 or 12 more people and there were not enough beds for everyone, so 3 or 4 person had to sleep in the igloo. Clothes for activivities were disgustingly dirty. There was no Sami family except the guide. The Sami food resulted pasta, which we had to cook by ourselves. The guide was friendly, but sometimes he also resulted rude, especially with girls.

The activity was not planned properly and we wasted many hours doing nothing. After that, we found out that it was not possible to perform the two activities for which we chose this company, reindeers and dogleg, so we finally decided to get out of there and find a hotel.
Written March 29, 2015
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Lucy G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This seemed like a good activity we were both really looking forward ! But things took a turn for the worst as soon as Stig turned up to our cabin ! He was very rude about having to drive further than usual to pick us up (which he offered to do knowing our address) and when we did arrive he made us follow in our own car anyway ! When it came to payment he told us that it would be nearly £100 more per person that advertised anywhere on his site. We returned to our cabin and could not afford the extra so gave him a call to let him know and he just put the phone down on us !! Extremely rude and a terrible experience overall, there are plenty of other places offering similar experiences that I'm sure would provide a better service !
Written November 26, 2017
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Joaomlmr
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
So, how to star.. My girlfriend and i booked this tour called "2 day tour in the wildirness by snowmobile" with this guy called Stig. The tour consists of a snowmobile ride to his cabin, close to Kurravaara, stay there in the cabin and enjoy a typical swedish Sauna, bath in the lake if possible and ice fishing.. And in the way and during the stay you have the chance to see the wild life and the aurora if you are lucky! Next day, ride back again to kiruna.
* So we arrived at Kiruna station and we got picked up by Stig. At first, he looks like a super nice guy, little weird non the less.. but nice overall. He told us straight away that we were the only 2 person that were going to do the tour that day with him, but he made it seem like it was a good thing, since we had the chance to do something more tailored to us. We trusted him and went along!
After an over exhaustive tour in the city and explanation of how every single building has to be mooved because of the mine (the ground is collapsing) he finally took us to his house. There, we had a cup of coffe and he told us like this "So, your main objective is to see the northenlights correct?, cus we can go to the cabin and come back, you stay in my house during the night and we can go by car to wherever is better place to see the lights". We got a little confused and said that we would like to do the other stuff he booked the trip for.. go into the cabin, do the sauna, etc.. But again, we trusted him and went along.
At this point, he tells us that we are having some more people joining us after all.
2 German couples. These couples got to us because a friend of Stig, who they have been touring with before, asked Stig if he could take them in the snowmobile ride. He told us also that he was going to charge them 140 euros (the price of a complete tour), only for the snowmobile.. so we shouldn't tell the Germans we were doing other stuff.. And there we understood why he didnt want to stay in the cabbin.. Cus it was better for him just to go and come back and get their money. So we felt a little tricked.. but since he said he was going to take us to the best place to see the lights, we thought we had made a good trade off..
** With no lunch and super late, the snowmobile tour started a little further from the city center, at his shack where the snowmobiles are. Stig already knew that it was our first time riding a snowmobile, but he gave us little to no preparation about what could happen, how to drive, etc etc.. (As a note, realize that it has been snowing like crazy in the last week, and in his words "those were the worst conditions you can ever get in kiruna").
We got all in couples in the snowmobiles and we went off, behind Stig, which was going alone at the front of the convoy. ( when you have that much snow, the tracks made by the front snowmobile are supper uneaven and if your are not experienced, the snowmobile can EASILY tip sideways and you crash). And that was exactly what happened 5 mins later to us and to other couple. And this happened, with no exaggeration, 15 times throughout the entire trip. Stig was racing in the front, saying he was the best and not realizing how dangerous it is to get a snowmobile on top of you with 1 meter of snow on the other side. He took us through super dangerous paths, Insanely sloppy hills, you name it.. but the breaking point for us was when we got to the cabin.. The couple that was going last in the convoy just fell into the river. The snow and ice broke and they sunk. They got water to their waste. This happened because stigg thought it was wise to take us to the edge of the river.. After we spend 30 minutes taking the snowmobile from the water, with four man pulling and 2 engines, he told us. "Ok, lets go back home". The germans that fall in the water where freezing to death and we where all dead from the exausting effort. But again, Stig thought it wasnt worth it to rest and get warmed up.
After the snowmobile tour ended, he took the germans to their hotel and we stuck with him. We took 0 pictures from the trip, which was a shame because you get to see really amazing scenarios, but again, Stig was just racing.. forgetting that this was a tourist tour.. not a snowmobile race. And a very dangerous race that was.... ridiculous..
At this point, we were seriously considering just paying him and leave.. we didn't trust him even a bit .. And he kept his "i am the best" attitude. However.. we didnt have any place to stay for the night and we wanted to try and see the northen lights...
At 21 pm, we went off with Stig on his van to check the lights to that place he said it was the best. This place was a road, 10 km from the city, not dark at all, since you had all the lights from the city, mine and other cars...... we spent 1 hour moving 500 meters further and back in the road, like if it was going to be super different from place to place lol... After 1 hour we just told him we wanted to go home. Next morning we just had breakfast, paid him and asked him to leave us in town.
So, in conclusion, the only thing we wanted was that he would have been honest with us, since the beginning, and told us because of the weather we couldnt go snowmobile, since it was too dangerous. And we could have planned other tours with other companies that didn't do snowmobile. But since he wanted the money...
The guy is super wierd and not someone you can trust.. at all.
I know he has the most competitive prices, specially for students, but before you book something with him, consider this.. he will not look for you and be honest with you. You might get a good experience if you book with a big group and weather conditions are good. Otherwise, dont expect honesty from his part.
Written November 26, 2017
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veggboy
brit in Bombay18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Stig is a real character, full of funny one-liners and interesting anecdotes. If you're willing to listen, you can learn a lot of about Sami life in Swedish Lapland. We had an excellent two-day snowmobile tour, crossing frozen lakes, seeing elk, collecting water from a frozen river, and 'helping' Stig herd reindeer over the hills near his cabin. The cabin is pretty basic, as is the food, and we had to make our own beds, which is sort of the point: Stig makes you feel like you're part of a mini-expedition, working together, you have to help keep the fire burning, make the coffee etc.
Written November 18, 2019
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Sarah
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
I did this tour twice, first I was there with friends and a lot other people, which was fun , but nothing was organised.

Second time is was there only with my mum. We paid too much, we had to buy our own food at the supermarket, he provided a boring old white bread with butter for breakfast. Later he provided pasta and tomato sauce. Everything very cheap and not healthy and not vegan or even vegetarian.

The whole time I felt that I was wrong and not welcome at the place. He was on his phone the whole time and did not communicate with us. So no semi culture experience and no communication. So we never knew what was the plan for the day.

Later he "forgot" to drive us to the ice hotel, which I asked for in the beginning.

We also needed to make our beds by ourselves and sleep in old sheets from other people in the Hut. Terrible.

In total: he did not accepted or respected our wishes for the stay.
Written November 15, 2018
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Matthias B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This "2 days trip" is one the best trip you can do in Lapland. Amazing landscape, very good meals and of course snowmobile. About snowmobile you can drive fast on a frozen lake and you can as well go on small tracks in the forest. It s 2 different experience you can do in the same day.
To conclude Stig is really nice during the trip and outside the trip if you need help in Kiruna..
To sum up, I recomand Allas Activity!
Written April 1, 2018
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Antonio C
Stockholm, Sweden228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is the 2nd time that I am travelling to Kiruna and taking Stig's tour for students. From the first time I went, I can really feel how he has improved. This would be the cheapest but still excellent way to enjoy a nordic experience with a real local guy.

For students and guys looking for adventure this is the right choice. You have to get and prepare many things by yourself. But Stig is always supporting you. Remember: this is not a 5 star hotel experience

Enjoy!!!
Written February 6, 2018
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