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Sami Culture Winter Holiday

For this winter season we have added another NEW package to our winter holiday assortment: Sami Culture Winter Holiday. This 6-day package features the Arctic winter and indigenous Sami culture in Jokkmokk. It also offers flexibility to explore Swedish Lapland on your own, benefiting from the included rental car. Visit the world famous Icehotel. Or go skiing in the nearby ski resort Dundret.

During this winter holiday you can learn more about the indigenous Sami culture in Jokkmokk. Meet and feed reindeers, listen to stories during a visit by a Sami family and enjoy the beauty of winter during a unique dog sledding tour with Husky’s. With minimal light pollution in Jokkmokk, if lucky, you may even see the magical Northern Lights in the evenings!

Jokkmokk

Located about 5km north of the Arctic Circle, Jokkmokk is an important cultural hub for the region’s indigenous Sami population. The surroundings consist of vast forestland, marshland and mountains with national parks of Sarek and Padjelanta. This town with its certain mythical charm, has long been a significant trading area. It is the best places in Lapland to stock up on authentic Sámi art and handicraft products. The Ájtte Museum, one of Sweden’s best museums, is dedicated to showcase the viable Sámi culture.

With its only 5000 inhabitants, Jokkmokk is a yet unfamiliar destination for many people. However, the town annually hosts one of Swedish oldest markets, dating back to the middle ages, attracting both traders from across Sapmi region as well as international tourists to Jokkmokk.

Accommodation

You will stay in a typical Swedish wooden cabin on a small campsite near the lake “Stor Skabram”. The cabin is equipped with a bathroom with toilet & shower, TV, free wifi, a sofa bed, refrigerator, kitchen pantry with an electric stove and cutlery, pots and pans. Two bedrooms with bunk beds, one room with the lower bed 120x200cm, the upper bed 90x200cm; the other room with bunk bed 90x200cm.

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our latest travel package Sami Culture Winter Holiday

Travel date: December – April

Photo credits: Anna Kuhmunen/SilbaSiida

 

 

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The Arctic Route

Many people have revealed if they do not drive, or prefer not to drive , it is challenging to explore the beautiful northern part of Scandinavia during winter. However, if you will take The Arctic Route bus service, it is actually quite easy and comfortable to travel from northern Finland to northern Sweden and northern Norway.

The Arctic Route bus service operates daily scheduled services from December 1st until the end of March every year, across various popular tourist destinations between Luleå and Kiruna, Rovaniemi, Tromsø, Narvik and Lyngen. The routes make it easier and cheaper for tourists to explore the Arctic region from the rugged coast to stunning mountainous landscape.

Luleå

When you arrive Luleå, we will be ready to welcome you! We have a wide selection of winter activities and packages fit the demands of families and explorers. Some of our iconic winter activities are Dog sledding, Snowshoe walking, Snowmobiling, Ice fishing and of course, Northern Light safari!

Besides our day tours to explore the surrounding of Luleå such as Storforsen Nature Reserves (Europe’s biggest rapids), we also have well-designed packages e.g. Christmas themed, Short breaks, Fixed departures, All-inclusive packages and so forth.

Contact us for more information, or visit our website for more details regarding all our activities, holiday packages or request for a custom offer.
Arctic Route information: The Arctic Route

 

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Nieuwe winter vakanties Zweeds Lapland

We are aware of the many concerns travellers have now. Feeling insecure about planning holidays due to the possible travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus. But we hope soon, we can all travel again! For upcoming winter season we have many NEW holidays to choose from. Below you find a few of them:

Lapland Coast to Mountains  (5 days / 4 nights)

Travel through Swedish Lapland from coast to mountains in 5 days. Discover the modern city of Luleå, visit UNESCO World Heritage, before continuing towards the mountain village of Abisko and even up to the Aurora Sky Station.

Arctic Sweden Christmas Holiday (7 days / 6 nights)

White Christmas, Swedish classic food, Northern Lights and Winter Activities. Experience the best Swedish Lapland has to offer during the Christmas festive season. From the coast to the mountains in 7 days, crossing the Arctic Circle.

Jokkmokk Winter Market 2021 (5 days / 4 nights)

World-class Sámi art, culture, handicraft, folk dance as well as great food and atmosphere. This short break in Swedish Lapland includes a day trip to the famous Jokkmokk Winter Market One of the oldest markets in Sweden and an unforgettable dog sledding tour.

Arctic Sweden Winter Holiday (7 days / 6 nights)

Aurora Sky Station, Aurora Spa, Icehotel, Treehotel, Sámi culture and Northern Lights. Experience the best Swedish Lapland has to offer during winter season. From the coast to the mountains in 7 days, crossing the Arctic Circle.

Luleå Archipelago Skiing tour (6 days / 5 nights)

Discover the pristine winter landscape of the Luleå Archipelago on cross country skis from island to island. This unique multi day skiing trip is for everybody who loves the outdoors but doesn’t want to stop exploring during winter.

Winter Bucket List ( 5 days / 4 nights)

Fulfil your Winter Bucket List with this holiday in the heart of Lapland. Combining Northern light hunting, Arctic Circle crossing, Santa Claus Village, Icebreaker adventures as well as Lapland cultural interactions.

Contact us for more information, or visit our website for more details regarding all our activities and holiday packages.

Photo: Abisko – Lapporten Valley. Credit: Peter Rósen

 

 

 

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Jokkmokk Winter Markt 2021

Zweeds Lapland – Bent u geïnteresseerd in Sámi kunst, cultuur, handwerk, lokaal eten en winterse activiteiten zoals een hondenslee– of sneeuwscooter tocht? Dan is deze korte reis naar Zweeds Lapland ideaal voor u! Grijp de kans om de bekende Jokkmokk Wintermarkt in het uiterste noorden van Zweden te bezoeken, één van de oudste markten van Zweden die zijn oorsprong kent in de Middeleeuwen. Het is sinds 1605, de grootste verkoopgelegenheid van het jaar voor de Sami bevolking.

Deze korte vakantie is de perfectie combinatie van een reis naar Zweeds Lapland en kennismaking met de Sami bevolking een van oorsprong nomadisch volk van jagers en verzamelaars. Waarbij u in de avonduren zelfs de kans heeft om het magisch Noorderlicht te zien. Wilt u meer informatie over deze reis, neem dan contact met ons op of bezoek onze website voor meer informatie over dit reis arrangement voor winter 2021 – Jokkmokk Winter Markt 2020

Reisdata: 3-7 februari 2021

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Noorderlicht tour

Noorderlicht tours 2017/18

Luleå bevind zich vlakbij de Poolcirkel en tijdens heldere, donkere poolnachten is het een goede locatie om het Noorderlicht te zien. Dit kan zelfs per sneeuwscooter of met een hondensleetocht. Tijdens deze tours gaat u buiten de gebaande paden op zoek naar een van de meest mysterieuze en diepgaande verschijnselen van de wereld. U laat de felle lichten van de stad achter zich om zodoende een betere kans te hebben om deze majestueuze heldere lichten van de natuur te zien.

Er is geen specifieke route of vaste locaties, de gids gebruikt zijn ervaring en kennis van de weersverwachtingen om u naar de beste locatie te rijden. Ben u van plan om naar Luleå te komen? Laat dan deze kans om het noorderlicht te zien niet aan je voorbij gaan en geef jezelf een magische winternacht in Zweeds Lapland!

 

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Swedish Lapland has it all!

Hi everybody,

Welcome on the website of Luleå Travel!  We are a brand new travel agency in Luleå, an exciting city at the coast of Swedish Lapland. Here we live between the islands from the Archipelago on the one side and endless forests and mountains on the other side. Skiing, dog sledding or ice-skating in the winter months and hiking, kayaking and sailing in the summer months. Swedish Lapland has it all!  With Luleå Travel we were part of the organisation of the international ice skating event ‘Schaatsen Luleå’ attracting local participants and coordinating all winter activities.

We are true nature lovers and travelled intensively over the word. Beside private travels we worked for many years with tourism in the Arctic regions.

Swedish Lapland has so much to offer and we like to share our love of adventure with you. Our insider’s knowledge and key contacts in each destination allow us to offer unique experiences.

Are you curious about Swedish Lapland and would prefer personal service, rather than dealing with a larger and anonymous supplier of experiences in Sweden? You are most welcome to contact us!

Dirk Koolwijk
Owner Luleå Travel