Wild mountains on horseback
This is a two-day horseback ride in the high mountains of the spectacular Vindel range, one of Europe’s largest nature reserves which covers some terrain where no man has ever set foot.
The ride goes along the river Vindel’s unregulated waters, along the banks of the river and into the forest, before you start the climb up through the mountain birch forest towards the bare mountain region above the tree line. The speed varies from an easy walking pace to a wonderful gallop. Try the rack, the particular gait that makes the Icelandic pony so easy to ride.
From the peak of mount Ammar you can see mountains and endless space in every direction. You may get butterflies in your stomach when you gallop over this open terrain and wade across the river Vindel on horseback. You may also see a rough-legged buzzard or golden eagle hovering in the sky and hear the laughter of the ptarmigan and the melancholy cheeping of the golden plover.
One night will be spent in the cosy Rävfjäll cottage near the roaring Rävfall waterfall. Everybody helps to prepare dinner and a venison casserole or smoked reindeer with all the trimmings tastes especially delicious as you watch the satisfied horses grazing in their temporary enclosure nearby.