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Meteoroids 2001

Conference at the

Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)

Kiruna, Sweden
6-10 August 2001

 

Excursions


LKAB Iron Mine

A visit to the LKAB iron mine - the world's largest underground mine - is organized for Thursday evening August 9 between 7 p.m. (19.00) and 9 p.m. (21.00).

To sign for this visit pay 140 SEK, children up to 15 years SEK 50 (children younger than 6 years cannot participate due to security regulations) together with the registration to Swedish Institute of Space Physics.


Jukkasjärvi

We have asked the Icehotel company in Jukkasjärvi to organise some of their most popular summer arrangements for the conference attendees. Please sign for the events directly to the Icehotel with their form (http://www.irf.se/Meteoroids2001/JukkasjarviForm.pdf) by May 31, 2001. If you have difficulties getting this form, contact eivor.jonsson@irf.se.


Alt. No 1

Tuesday 7 August at 7:00 p.m.

The Sami Camp at Kyrkudden - Cultural Dinner Buffet

You are invited to take part of the Sami culture and history. We begin with a visit to the wooden Jukkasjärvi Church from 1607, where you are told of its history and traditions. After this you will have the opportunity to visit the reindeer corral. Then it is time for a delicious wilderness buffet dinner comprised of Lappish (Sami) specialities, with time for relaxed conversation in the light summer evening.

2-Course Lappish Dinner Buffet:

Grilled steak of reindeer with Shii-take mushroom gravy, creamed root vegetables, lingonberries and rowanberry jelly and aioli,

For dessert cloudberry pastry with lingonberry cream and coffee

Price: SEK 995 per person, alcoholic beverages additional

Price children 7-12 yrs: SEK 616


Alt. No 2

Friday 10 August at 6:00 p.m.

"In sauna veritas" - Truth reigns in the sauna

There is hardly a better place in the world to create social contacts, at least we Laplanders believe so! Try our steaming hot and comfortable sauna departments in Jukkasjärvi, and combine sauna-bathing with relaxed conversation. We have separate ladies' and gentlemen's Saunas. In each sauna, there are towels and bathrobes provided for you, as well as snacks and drinks!

Price: SEK 280 sauna including towels and bathrobes, snacks & 1 beer.

Price child 7-12 yrs: SEK 140 including towels and bathrobes, snacks and 1 soda.


Alt. No 3

Friday 10 August at 8:00 p.m.

Dinner at Restaurant Hembygdsgården

Menu:

Creamy soup of arctic char, bread and butter

Fried breast of duck,with orange sauce and wok of vegetables served with potato croquettes

Fried Camembert with cloudberry jam.

Price: SEK 385 per person, drinks additional

Price children 7-12 yrs: 50% of à la carte price


Alt. No 4

Saturday 11 August at 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

River tour with Wilderness lunch

We start by equipping ourselves with the proper clothing, boots and life vests.

Short bus transfer to Ahamukka where the River tour begins.

The first stretch is quite calm, but soon we hear the sound of the rapids. At about halfway, we stop to eat a wilderness meal on an island. It tastes delicious with a special Lappish cheese sandwich and lingonberry juice whilst your guide prepares the meal over the open fire. After the meal we invite you to have real forest coffee, a blueberry cake and some "Jukkasjärvi sugar" (or punch). Now it is time to conquer the most powerful rapids for the day. We dare to say that you will have some butterflies in your stomach when we pass the Pauranki rapids. When we reach our destination in Pirttilahti a bus awaits to take you back to Jukkasjärvi. (You will be 10 to a boat, age minimum 12 years).

Price: SEK 995 per person

Price children 12 yrs: 50% discount

or

River tour with Wilderness lunch for children

We start by equipping ourselves with the proper clothing, boots and life vests.

Short bus transfer to Ahamukka where the River tour begins.

The first stretch is quite calm, but soon we hear the sound of the rapids. At about halfway, we stop to eat a wilderness meal on an island. It tastes delicious with a special Lappish cheese sandwich and lingonberry juice whilst your guide prepares the meal over the open fire. Just before the most powerful rapids, this tour ends for the children. At a place called Talvima, they step ashore where the bus waits to take them on to Pirttilahti where the adults soon will finish their tour before going back by bus to Jukkasjärvi.

Price: Children 7-11 yrs SEK 498 per child


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