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“Horse sleigh trip to Wilderness Church”
Review of RideNorth

RideNorth
Ranked #12 of 16 things to do in Inari
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Went for a 3 hour trip on a traditional Finnish sled pulled by a beautiful Norwegian Fjord horse. Extremely comfortable with reindeer skins to sit on, and our driver Satu, who is a native Sami, told us many stories about the history of the church and how it was the winter centre for the Sami people so many hundreds of years ago. We traveled across the frozen lake and thru the forest, just like a winter postcard. The church itself is set in amazing wilderness, with a fire close by for Finnish sausages, hot juice and biscuits. Would recommend this to anyone with a sense of history and adventure!

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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Spend a few serene hours crossing the beautiful lake Inari to the wilderness church on a sleigh pulled by Norweigian Fjord horses. Warm up with a BBQ included. Knowledgeable guides. Also do horseback riding.

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We done three tour with RideNorth and they where amazing. The sales office and pick up point is in the center of Inari. The tour company is small which gives the tours a more of a personal feeling. The guides will tell you all about the local area and local information. We done the Night horse sledge ride , the husky safari and the wilderness church tour. On the Wilderness tour the guide arranged some ice fishing and a camp fire to cook the fish we caught. After all the tours you have some hot drinks in a traditional tent beside an open fire to warm you back up. I couldn't praise the people who work and owners Ridenorth enough. They made our trip one i will never forget.

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Reviewed 27 July 2012

I am reviewing the Riding in the Nature short tour that Ridenorth do in Inari, Finland.
65 Euros per person for 2-3hr ride through the forest and around a lake.
Other rides are available, go to their website to see them.

We met our very friendly English speaking guide at the small hut in the centre of town that is the equipment area and were given Boots and Helmuts. It was raining a bit even though it was summer, and they don't always have waterproof jackets, so bring your own if you have it.

We then jumped in the car and drove about 5 mins into the forest to the stables. The horses are Norwegian horses, so they are blond and rather adorable, easy mannered and very sure footed in rough terrain, that is why they have them.

I was introduced to my horse, Stella, and then we brushed our horses down before saddling them. If you have riding experience, you can do everything yourself if you like. If you know nothing, then all will be done for you. Brushing your horse is quite fun though, I suggest doing it even if you know nothing about the saddling part.

We then mounted up and went on a 2-2.5 hour walk/trot/canter around the surrounding forest and lake. Our guide was trying a new track on this tour so we got to walk through trees and over creeks and through some rocky terrain, which the horses handled well, except it took a bit of time to coax them over the small creek for some reason.

The horses are not built for speed, so the cantering was only brief, but we trotted for most part. Our guide told us a bit about the area we were traveling in, including brief excerpts of WW2 action that occurred.

We got back to base, unsaddled our steeds, and then popped back in the car for the short drive home.

It was a nice time, with good happy horses and good company.

Enjoy.

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