The Friendly Moose - Making the Northern Lights and other Lapland Experiences Accessible!
Have you ever dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights, experiencing a sled ride across a frozen lake pulled by a team of huskies, being in a beautiful silent snow covered forest, visiting Santa in Lapland, resting on the banks of the mighty River Torne under the Midnight Sun or marveling at mile after mile of the stunning autumn colours of the world’s biggest forest, but thought it just wasn’t possible or safe or practical?
Well these treats, and so many others, can now be enjoyed by travellers with additional needs or disabilities, slow-walkers and, of course, all their family members and companions at The Friendly Moose Guesthouse in the heart of Lapland in the far North of Sweden.
A super range of traditional Lapland experiences and activities are included in the price of your holiday and these are adapted to be as accessible as possible and tailored to your individual needs and requests.
Although guests will need to arrange their own flights (we can help with this), airport transfers and transport to all activities and excursions in a wheelchair-adapted mini-bus is provided and we have small “skis” that can be attached to wheelchair front castors to help with movement over snow so you can get around.
Paul and Maria will be your friendly and welcoming English-speaking hosts, and will be on hand to provide support and guidance as needed throughout your holiday. They have many years of experience working in this area and assure you of a friendly, welcoming and understanding attitude as well as a willingness to adapt the holidays, routines etc. to whatever specific needs you might have. This is your holiday to enjoy in the way you wish.
Accommodation (Big Moose 5 Personen)
The fully equipped spacious self-catering accommodation is adapted for wheelchair users, with a range of additional items available to assist with guests’ comfort and convenience. Please be aware that the winter environment and conditions here can still present challenges that require guests to be willing to adapt and work with staff to find the safest and most practical way for them to enjoy the many different experiences. For example, wheelchair-using guests may need a helping hand to get to an activity if fresh snow has fallen, but at all times the safety, comfort and dignity of guests will be paramount.
Assistance dogs are welcome. We do have 2 very friendly Labradoodles, eho can be good for pet therapy, but they are kept separate from our guests and guest accommodation.
The winters are the most popular time to visit, but The Friendly Moose is a year-round place to visit. In May a dramatic transformation of colour sweeps the land as the trees and plants burst into life after the long winter under snow. The rivers begin to flow, all the different birdlife returns, wildlife abounds and from early June to early July the sun stays risen the whole day. Then, from around mid-September onwards, the spectacular autumn colours arrive and seeing the forest transform again is a breath-taking sight. Also in September, although many people associate the aurora with cold and snowy winter scenery, September marks the start of the aurora spotting season.
Details on the holidays and prices, and more information can also be found on our website: https://thefriendlymooselapland.com/booking-your-trip-2/
To discuss exactly how we can best meet your needs, answer any concerns you may have and start creating the perfect Lapland holiday adventure for you, please get in touch.
Thank you and best wishes,
Paul & Maria
The Friendly Moose