Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service

Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service

Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service
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Multi-day ToursEquestrian TrailsEco ToursNature & Wildlife ToursHorseback Riding Tours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Alex C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Excellent activity. Highly recommend! Our guide Gry was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly cared about making sure guests had a good time. Riding in snow covered forest in -14 is quite an experience! The price included a warm, homemade 3 course lunch and transport to and from Kiruna. Great value for money. Thank you to the team at Ofelas!
Written December 27, 2020
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Paula C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked a Moose Safari ride and it was superb. We got to see the moose and reindeers. Our guide Gry was excellent, she explained us a lot of things during the ride and she looked after us perfectly. My boyfriend had never ridden a horse before and he loved it.
They provide everything you need to enjoy the ride and you can barely feel the cold.
The horses are great on the terrain and you can see that they are used to the routes and enjoy them. They are very very well looked after and the stables are impecable.
The food they served us was absolutely delicious and if we come back we will 100% repeat.
I really recommend this place and it’s people.
Thank you!!!!!
Written January 25, 2020
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Thanks a lot for your nice words and I will let Gry know. Welcome back to this part of the world again! / Kerstin
Written January 26, 2020
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Guy Moreillon
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
My daughter and I had an wonderful time on the Ratekjokk trail. The scenery in and around the mountains was beautiful, the Icelandic horses were well trained and willing, the food was great and the organization was flawless. Kerstin and Sara were the nicest guides, knowledgeable in all matters and always cheerful.
I highly recommend this longer tour, as it allows to go further into the wild, know your horse better, get a better sense of life in this region and get to discover a bit of the Sami culture that Kerstin was always keen to share with us.
Written July 26, 2021
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Volo
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We took an "Arctic wildlife safari with snowmobile" advertised as 5.5h tour which was a total disappointment. There was nothing they claim on a website: mountains, wildlife, the longes snowmobile tour...

Information on their website is very misleading, we were driving for about 2h only on a flat landscape far from mountains, other 3.5h we spend on transfer from/to Kiruna, a change of clothes and lunch. We could only see one moose far away and that was it, not their fault, of course, but they shouldn't claim it as safari.

If you are staying in Kiruna, I would recommend taking the local snowmobile tour for half of this tour price, and not wasting time with the transfer.
Written January 5, 2021
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I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. You are right about the long waiting time, the change of clothes took much longer than normal on that day. We also had to drive longer than normal because the snowmobiles were parked further down the river due to bad ice conditions (normally we start the tour from our farm). Apart from that it was quite bad visibility which also limits the route options on the snowmobile. Things like that are impossible to control and being in nature always means you have to adjust to current conditions. Hope you understand that.
Written April 15, 2021
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Caroline K
Stockholm, Sweden3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We were hoping for a more scenic experience rather than the stony track we ended up on. Eventually we came to a nice lake for a break and where we were handed a few dry slices of bread and a tube of cheese. If we’d known we would have brought our own sandwiches because 4 hours of grooming the horses and riding between 11-15 makes you slightly hungry. After the break we went back on the same stony track.
Written June 20, 2021
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CMWS1975
Port Canaveral, FL44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Wonderful experience horseback riding in the beautiful snowy woods outside of Kiruna, Sweden. We were picked up right on time at the Icehotel, then rode about 20 minutes outside of town to the farm. The hosts took time to match our skill levels with an Icelandic horse; whom we then retrieved from the pastures, groomed, tacked, and then rode through the woods searching for various animals. We cared for the horses afterwards as well, and then sat down to a very delicious, plentiful, and filling 3 course meal. If I could give this experience 10 stars I would. Top notch all the way around. Friendly folks and well cared for animals. Elvis, the barn goat, is a hoot and clearly (temperamental) but well loved too!
Written December 20, 2022
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Sally A
Southampton, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Absolutely incredible experience, the ponies care and well being is priority and everybody at the farm is welcoming and skilled. An amazing, stunning trip of a lifetime - thank you! I did the 5 day trail which lead into complete wilderness, through forests, rivers and the open land with views of the mountains. The guides, Matilda and Jenni were so professional, kind, competent and generous, they looked after us so well creating a fantastic, relaxed trip but also making sure the ponies were very well cared for. The food was absolutely incredible, delicious, tasty and plentiful, they catered for specialist dietary requirements better than any restaurant I've been to. An amazing company and thoroughly recommended.
Written August 22, 2023
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Nathalie
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I had the best time at Ofelas for a horseback winter week.

The team is fantastic! They share their passion of horses and nature, always make sure we are happy and comfortable and take care of absolutely everything.
It is a very friendly atmosphere and you will never get bored.
Thank you very much to Jenny, Kerstin, Gry and Matti for this fantastic week.

The horse riding is of course the must with many rides in nature, lessons of tolt and even some groundwork. Their horses are well trained and taken good care of.
We also had a wonderful time with the reindeer herders and our dog sledging guide.

During the week we shared a little cottage with two other participants. We had separate bedrooms and separate bathrooms but shared a cozy living room/kitchen.

Ofelas also arranged the activities so we wouldn't miss anything when going to Kiruna for our PCR test. They also organised this extra drive to Kiruna. This was much appreciated.

I highly recommend this multi activity week at Ofelas!
Written March 5, 2021
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Sarah D
London, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We enjoyed both the snowmobile tour and the horseriding tour with Ofelas. Matte and Kirsten, who own and run the tours, made our holiday. Both trips were incredible after which we enjoyed an amazing lunch with them and other guests. It felt like being part of a Swedish family. The farm is beautiful and we had the best time. Looking forward to returning. These tours are a must!
Written December 30, 2023
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Texas45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I highly recommend any activities with Ofelaš. I recently did the Ratekjokk trail summer tour. The only problem with the trip is that it ends! Jenny and Sana are both smart, fun, and kind - amazing guides. And Jenny can cook anything to delicious perfection. The horses are gorgeous, well-trained, and clearly well cared for. Fengur is the best pack horse a hungry crew could want.
Written July 23, 2023
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