Hovercraft Pack Ice Tour

Hovercraft Pack Ice Tour

Seasons to visit:

Winter

Photo: Graeme Richardson
Photo: Graeme Richardson
Photo: Graeme Richardson

A unique and magical way of exploring Lulea’s frozen archipelago is on board a hovercraft.

No where else in Swedish Lapland is this experience available! The tour will include a journey across the ice-covered Archipelago with the goal to reach the pack ice fields of the outer archipelago. You meet the guide and get a briefing of the tour and the archipelago over a cup of warm beverage and you get into the hovercraft. The exact way out depends on the ice-conditions, but the main goal for the tour is the pack ice fields of the outer archipelago. Here the wind pushes the ice together into piles of broken ice – icebergs. The scenario differs from week to week, but sometimes the Archipelago has more than 10 meter high walls of ice.

The wind pushes the ice together into piles of broken ice – icebergs.

By the Island of Brändöskär you step out to take a walk on the ice and have a look into the old Chapel on the Island. Here, on the Island, you are also served a light meal with warm beverage to enjoy. There is free time to walk on the ice and if you are lucky there is the chance to spot a seal or sea eagles.

This 2,5-hour activity is available from the end of December – beginning of April. Snowmobile suit, boots, socks, warm gloves, fleece suit and helmet are provided by the tour operator.