Sweden is a spectacular Nordic country of frozen wastelands, craggy islands, virgin forest, reindeer herders and Viking folklore. Swedish Lapland in the far north, is home to the indigenous Sami people, whose traditionally nomadic lifestyle is built around reindeer herding.
In summertime, ride under the midnight sun in the Arctic Circle on adventurous trails deep into pine forests, cantering over fragrant meadows against the backdrop of towering Kebnekaise mountains and sparkling glaciers. Spend nights under canvas on mobile pack-trips, or in simple farms or lodges, immersing yourself in the Sami culture. Experience the magic of a winter riding holiday, cantering sturdy Icelandic Horses through an endless vista of crisp white snowfields and forested tracks, home to reindeer and moose. Additional activities of dog-sledding, snowmobiling and winter sports, ensure this is an ideal destination for families, groups, or solo travellers. Central Sweden is a beautiful untouched region of wild rivers, dark lakes and endless trails.
There are many quality equestrian centres offering a variety of riding opportunities from adventurous camping trips to lessons for beginners. Further south, take advantage of Sweden's surprisingly temperate summer climate, with long canters on deserted sandy beaches, pausing for picnic lunches along gently lapping shores. The south and west of the country have some of the most exquisite beaches in Europe. From the Northern Lights and spectacular high mountains of the wild arctic north, to the rolling hills of the lower plains of the south, Sweden is an adventure lover’s paradise.