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City Break Luleå

City Break Luleå including search for the Northern lights! With a population around 77,000 Luleå is the largest city in Swedish Lapland. Here you will find shopping, entertainment, nightlife and a wide choice of restaurants. All located in closeness to the archipelago with more then 1300 islands, rivers and vast forestland. Here from September to March you can, under good conditions, spot the magical Northern Lights.

But it’s not just the Northern Lights that make Luleå one of the best City Break destinations. Depending on the season you can customise your trip further with iconic activities for the region; dog sleddingsnowmobilingice fishingicebreaker cruises and many more activities to choose from. On the ice-track which surrounds the city centre during winter, you can go for a walk, go ice skating, skiing, kick-sledding or cycling and taste traditional waffles on the island Gråsjälören outside of the South Harbor in Luleå.

For this Luleå City Break travel package you can choose your own travel dates Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday, the days you fits the best. We are located in Luleå and flexible to adjust our services to your preferences.

 Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our latest travel package Northern Lights City Break  Photo; Sina Arndet

Travel date: October – March

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jokkmokk Winter Market 2020

Jokkmokk winter market holiday.

Are you interested in travelling to Swedish Lapland? Experience winter activities as dog sledding and learn more about Sámi culture?  Then this short winter break including a day trip to the famous Jokkmokk Winter Market 2020 could be ideal for you. The Jokkmokk winter market is one of the oldest market places in Sweden, with dates back to middle ages. It’s the biggest sales opportunity of the year since 1605 for the Sámi traders to make contacts and see old friends.  During the market you can experience the widest collection of Sámi handicrafts in the country, folk dance, traditional music, reindeer rides, lectures and taste local food.

UNESCO World Heritage

In this 3rd edition of our Jokkmokk Winter Market travel package we have included a guided tour to the district’s main cultural symbol ´Gammelstad´. A unique UNESCO World heritage site which literally means ‘old town’ located about 10km  more inland then Luleå. On the tour your guide will bring you back in history, to the time Northern Sweden was still a so called no man’s land. Gammelstad church town is more than 400 years old and is the best preserved church town in Sweden.

Dog sledding tour

A visit to Swedish Lapland during winter isn’t complete without going on a dog sledding tour, therefore we have included this activity as well.  The strength of the dogs and their capability to pull the sled at high speed in the snow covered terrain will give you a memory for life. Beside the planned activities there will be enough time to enjoy the city of Luleå on your own. The entrance to the ice track is on walking distance from your hotel. The track is about 10 km long and except ice-skating or kick sledding its very suitable for making a walk and absorb the winter scenery.

Winter activities

If you are interested in doing more winter activities like snowmobiling or snowshoe walking we can easily arrange this for you. The surrounding of Luleå offers many possibilities to enjoy the outdoors. In the evenings it’s possible to join one of our  Northern lights tour. You will be taken off the beaten track and chase together with an experienced guide one of the most mysterious and profound phenomena the world has to offer.

Take this chance to visit the famous Jokkmokk Winter Market and combine this with winter activities you like! Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our new travel package Jokkmokk Winter Market 2020. Picture: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se

Travel date: 5 – 9 February 2020

 

 

 

 

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Northern Lights in Luleå – Spring Equinox

No matter if the weather cooperates or not, Wednesday 20 March is the official first day of spring in 2019. As the month continues you’ll slowly start to notice warmer weather and  longer days. But what exactly is the Earth doing to cause these seasonal changes? It’s all in our planets tilt.

Our planet turns around the sun at a slight angle of about 23.5 degrees . This little lean is responsible for all of our seasons. So when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun it’s winter up here.  But it’s summer for everyone down in the Southern Hemisphere. The Spring equinox is a transitional period when the Northern Hemisphere begins to lean towards the sun, ushering in spring.

One strange side effect of the equinox is a dramatically increased likelihood of Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis. The magnetic storms that flare like ghostly fire in our atmosphere. For Northern Lights to happen, the Earth’s magnetic field and the magnetic field of the solar wind have to connect. Earth’s tilt at the equinoxes appears to orient the planet’s magnetic field in a position that’s ideal for the solar wind to create these illuminating electron collisions.

To increase your change to see this natural phenomena  we offer Northern Lights tours from September to April from Luleå in the most northern part of Sweden. Both by car and a more active variant by snowshoes. Together with an experienced guide you will go on a hunt for searching the magical Northern Lights and learn more about this natural wonder.

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our activities and travel packages.
Photo; Sina Arndet

 

 

 

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Things to do Luleå, Swedish Lapland

Things to do Luleå.

So, you’re dreaming of coming to Luleå, in the Northern most part of Sweden for your winter holiday but not sure where to start planning your activities. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! First, you need to decide if you are going to come here for speed and adventure, or tranquillity and time for reflection. To help you further, we made a list of most popular things to do during winter. The experiences are mainly nature-oriented. Why? Because that’s what Swedish Lapland is mostly about: snow covered forests, frozen rivers and magical Northern lights.

1. Dog sledding

By far the most requested activity and one of the most iconic ways to enjoy the nature of Swedish Lapland in wintertime. Going on a dog sledding tour through Swedish Lapland is an unique experience in many ways. The strength of the dogs and their capability to pull the sled at high speed in the snow covered terrain, the crisp climate and stunning surroundings will give you a memory for life.

2. Northern Lights

The Northern lights, Aurora Borealis are shrouded in magic and mystery. Joining a Northern Lights tour will allow you to use our experience and mobility to go to the best places around Luleå to see the Northern Lights and learn more about this magical natural wonder. We offer 2 different type of tours; our regular Northern Lights tour by car and a more active version with snowshoes.

3. Snowshoe walking

Experience the serenity of the nature areas around Luleå ‘floating’ across the snow in an unspoiled winter wonderland. Our snowshoe walking tours offer a unique way to get close to nature. During the tour your guide will tell you about the unique local nature, and hot beverages will be served during the tour.

Between November and April we have daily departures from these, but for many other tours as well; ice fishing, cross country skiing, Sámi culture, icebreaker cruises, horseriding and much more to choose from!

Contact us for more information and tailor made packages and we do our best help you further.

 

 

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Luleå archipelago winter hike

Luleå archipelago winter hike.

Winter in Swedish Lapland is a season to be looked forward to; a time of cold, crisp days, white landscapes and blue skies. View the Northern Lights, cosy up in front of a wood burning stove with hot chocolate after a day outdoors. The Luleå Archipelago has a total of 1,300 islands and is an unique environment to explore. Between December and April the sea freezes up to a meter thick ice which is perfect for winter tours on cross-country skis or snowshoeing. You can enjoy miles and miles of vast, white landscapes a stone throw away from the city of Luleå.

This multi day snowshoe trip is for everybody who loves the outdoors but don’t want to stop exploring during winter. On this tour you spend the days snowshoeing outside and in the evening you stay in remote back country cabins in the Luleå Archipelago. Here you can relax by the wood stove, enjoy a hot meal, warm drinks and even have the option to use a wood -fired sauna after a day of adventures.

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our travel package Luleå Archipelago Snowshoe Adventure.

Travel date: February – April

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Northern lights snowshoe walk

Northern Lights Snowshoe Walk

To complete the assortment of winter activities, we offer from today on Northern Lights Snowshoe Walks. These tours are an more active alternative from our regular Northern Lights tours by car.  This unique winter experience will take you on a walk into a winter wonderland. To view the night sky far away from disturbing city lights and enlarge you chance to see the Northern Lights.

With the sound of crunching snow under your feet and your headlamps illuminating your path of glistering snow, an mysterious world of changing shapes is created. The tours are fully guided and there are variety of trails to suit all ages and abilities. No experience is required and we supply all the gear you need for a safe and comfortable trip.

On a good spot – with clear views to the sky, a fire will be made.  Here you can relax, enjoy hot steaming coffee and listen to the sparkling fire while sitting comfortable on reindeer skins. Your experienced guide will tell you more about the background of the Northern Lights. Explaining the different colours, get tips how to photograph them and learn about myths and mythology around this mysterious phenomena.

This is your chance to experience the winter night in a truly unique way and when lucky even see the Northern Lights appear across the night sky. This tour and activities like  dog sledding, snowmobiling,  snowshoewalking and icebreaker cruises can be booked save and directly online, or contact us if you need any further information.

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New activity; Luleå guided city tour

LULEÅ GUIDED CITY TOUR
You now have the chance to follow a guided city tour and learn more about Luleå’s top sights and  its unique history. During this tour you will discover Luleå by foot and listen to the fascinating story of how modern Luleå was established and how it became the vibrant waterfront city as it is now. The Luleå city tour is an easy way to get to know about Luleå’s top sights. You will walk through historic neighbourhoods like Gultzauudden and the old harbour areas where once  shipbuilders established great yards and produced vessels of high class.

The tour includes a wide range of the main sights, such as the beautiful:  Luleå cathedral, they city park, the oldest house in the centre and the old town hall. The distance is around 4 km and during the tours hot beverages will be served.  This tour and activities like dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoewalking and Northern Light tours can be booked save and directly online, or contact us if you need any further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New activity; Meet a Moose!

LULEÅ , MEET A MOOSE!
Close to Luleå you now have the opportunity to see and meet the king of the forest. In this new established wild park are currently moose Zigge, Zebbe and Zaga. They where born in May 2017 and Zigge and Zebbe moved to the park in august 2017. Zaga came to the park just over one year old at the end of August 2018 and has quickly accustomed herself.

They are real sweethearts who loves to be petted and scratched behind the ear. Don’t miss out this unique opportunity to meet the king of the forest and learn more about these impressive animals by listing to an experienced guide!  This tour and activities like dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoewalking and Northern Light tours can be booked save and directly online, or contact us if you need any further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guided tours Luleå archipelago

Guided tour into the frozen Luleå Archipelago

Experience the feeling of driving across a frozen sea by car. In Luleå you can reach islands such as Hindersön, Junkön, Sandön and Storbrändön by car during winter. Each winter about 30km of roads are being prepared by the Luleå municipality as service for both visitors and residence. Driving on the ploughed ice roads is risk free. The strength of the ice is extremely thorough and careful checked by test drilling to be safe for travels.

On this tour an experienced guide will take you on a comfortable sightseeing trip into the Luleå Archipelago. There are several roads to choose from and stops are regularly made so you are able to walk on the ice, make pictures and experience the tranquillity of the endless fields of ice and snow. The tours are in small groups of max. 8 persons and during the tour your guide will tell you about the unique local nature and history. This tour and activities like dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoewalking and Northern Light tours can be booked save and directly online, or contact us if you need any further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Northern Lights Photography holiday

NORTHERN LIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY – SWEDISH LAPLAND
This New Year’s Eve travel package is suitable for photographers of all levels and is led by professional photographer Peter Rosén who has more than 20 years of experience in professional photography. He offers you an in-depth photo course on how to capture the aurora, stars, galaxies, Sámi culture, wildlife and the spellbinding midwinter landscape in the best possible way.

Peter will bring you the full story behind your beautiful images. The history of the breath taking nature and exciting culture of Lapland is an essential part of every tour. Your will learn about the Sámi culture which is an integral part of this region, the fascinating science behind the Northern lights, the unique ecosystem you are in and how it has been shaped by natural forces over the millennia. The animals and vegetation are specialised to survive this climate, from the lichens clinging to rocks up to the majestic moose. Every photo you shoot captures some aspect of Lapland culture, science and history.

The fleeting nature of the Northern lights means it is naturally difficult to guarantee you will see them, but to date we have been thrilled! This means that all previous guests participating on multi-day tours ever since the start six years ago have seen and captured the northern lights in beautiful environments.  Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about this New Year’s Eve special travel package Northern Lights Photography.  Photo; Peter Rosén

Travel date: 28 December – 1 January 2019