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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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Winter Break Luleå

For this winter season we have added a NEW package to our winter holiday assortment: Winter Break Luleå. This 4 day package is ideal for those who wish to escape from daily routine into a winter wonderland! Offering 4 star hotel accommodation in the city´s newest hotel and activities like dog sledding, snowshoe walking and snowmobiling.  Where you have the chance  the chance to see the magical Northern lights during the evenings!

Availability

Available from 10 December to 11 April 2021. Where you can choose to travel Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday and customise the weekend to your wishes!

Luleå

Having a wide variety of iconic winter activities, Luleå becomes the perfect winter destination to experience family-friendly snowshoe walking to thrilling snowmobile safari. From a close-up meeting with Husky’s, during a Dog Sledding tour to driving on ice through the frozen archipelago. You can also explore the region cultural icon the UNESCO World Heritage site “Gammelstad”, which is Scandinavia’s largest and best-preserved church town. When lucky you even have the chance to see the magical Northern Lights!

Package highlights

This package includes 3 nights in the city newest hotel at the Clarion Sense that highlights its all-season sense spa facilities and the rooftop Skybar that you can be amazed by the best view in town. To enrich your Swedish winter experience, this package includes the most popular winter activity for the region, a unique dogsledding tour. On top of the included dog sledding tour, this package offers flexibility for you to customise your holiday further. Choose from one of the following winter excursions which is covered by this package; Northern Lights tour, Snowshoe walking, Luleå Archipelago Tour, Ice-Fishing, Gammelstad guided tour, Meet a moose, Outdoor skills and Nordic Ice-Skating. Or use your activity voucher for activities like snowmobiling or joining a once in a life time icebreaker cruise!

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our latest travel package Winter Break Luleå

Travel date: December – March

Photo credits: Anna Öhlund/imagebank.sweden.se

 

 

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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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NEW winter holidays Swedish 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 Market 2021

We have now updated our popular travel package to the famous Jokkmokk Winter Market. Travel period 3-7 February 2021. 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.

This 5 day winter holiday includes also 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

During this unique 5 days holiday you will also go on a dog sledding tour! 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 popular 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 winter holiday Jokkmokk Winter Market 2021. Picture: Lola Akinmade Åkerström/imagebank.sweden.se

Travel date: 3 – 7 February 2021

 

 

 

 

 

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Groups & Events

Why not choose Luleå in the Northern most part of Sweden as your next destination for your company anniversary, product kick-off or team building?  Luleå is the biggest city in Swedish Lapland, located just below the Arctic Circle.  Luleå Airport has more then 10 daily flights from Stockholm, making Luleå one of the most easily accessible cities in Sweden.

The city offers many conference facilities in a unique and harmonic environment both inside and outside the city. In addition, Luleå is well known for its fantastic cuisine. A place to discover silence, northern lights, frozen sea, glistening snow-covered forests, reindeer, cloud berries, kettle coffee and much more.

Our added value
We are more than happy to tailor an event to your request. Whether you are travelling with friends, family or work, we can put together a great program with both accommodation, activities, conference and dining. All depending on your needs and wishes. Our strength is flexibility and expertise. Besides we know what it takes to optimise your visit to Swedish Lapland.

Most of the programs we put together are tailor-made, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us so we can help you to plan your event!

Find out more
Contact us for available programs and a price quote:
Email: info@luleatravel.com
Phone:+46(0)70 6666 805

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Short break Swedish Lapland

SHORT BREAK SWEDISH LAPLAND
Luleå is located on the coast of Swedish Lapland. With a total of 1,300 islands its a unique environment. Between December and April the sea freezes up to a meter thick ice which is perfect for winter activities. During this unique short holiday in Luleå you can enjoy nature at its best and experience  activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling and have the chance to see the magical Northern lights in the evening. In a 5 days program you will get a good impression of the Arctic way of living. Starting the first day with a journey into the forests and lead you through an adventurous and educational excursion. You will learn how to use snowshoes and take a break in a traditional Sámi hut, where together you will make a typical outdoor wilderness lunch. Here, on the reindeer pelts you will enjoy your meal around the fire and relax.

You will stay in a genuine small scale accommodation by the sea. The main building is a log cabin that includes a restaurant, lounge and relaxation area. Surrounding the main building are 15 cabins overlooking the sea. Behind the lodge is forest, deep with snow in the winter, here you can find native animals such as reindeer, fox, eagle and moose. Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our travel package Short break Lapland.  Photo; Graeme Richardson

Travel date: December – April

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luleå winter activities 2018/19

LULEÅ WINTER ACTIVITIES 2018/19
For upcoming winter season we have many new activities to choose from! Experience the thrill of snowmobiling or a dogsledding tour or enjoy the serenity of the wilderness on snowshoes. We also offer this year day tours to Nature Reserve Storforsen a perfect example of a majestic river landscape in Norrland. The Pite River is one of the four unharnessed National Rivers of Sweden and the rapids are one of the biggest unrestricted water rapids in Europe.

The river is stretching 400 kilometres from its glacial source to the sea! In winter when air temperatures drop really low, even the rapids freeze. An ice dam forms and water is forced into out into the surrounding forest, which freezes over around the trees and bushes of the river banks into a unique winter scenery. During winter the river banks are often lined with tracks from grouse, hares, squirrels, elk and reindeer. Also there is a chance to see otter and mink looking for spots of open water, rapids an streams where they can fish.

All our Luleå winter activities can be booked save and directly online, or contact us if you need more information.