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!


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.


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




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.


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



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





Top 10 things to do in Luleå during Summer

Make the most of summer in Luleå, Swedish Lapland. From beautiful beaches and islands to outdoor adventures, take a look at our top 10 activities and experiences to do.

1. Head out to the Archipelago

An experience for everyone and for all the senses. Hop from beach to beach and walk across islands with your children. Fall asleep and wake up in a cottage in the archipelago, to the sound of sea birds, waves and winds. Bright, tranquil nights or days of adventure. Boat traffic to the larger islands is frequent and comfortable during the summer months.

2. Get out on the Luleå River by Kayak

Kayaking in Luleå is a great summer activity where you can experience closeness to water and nature. With our kayak tours you will explore together with an experienced guide the Luleå river. The tours have a nice easy-going tempo with focus on a joyful experience.

3. Taste summer

With the arrival of summer, it is adorable to sit out on the terraces of the cafes and gastronomic restaurants in town. Enjoying the summer warmth and tasting good food and drinks from the many White Guide listed restaurants and cafés Luleå has to offer.

4. Take a walk in nature

Around Luleå the forest is literally on your doorstep. With our nature walks you have the possibility to explore the nearby nature reserves together with an experienced guide. The nature walks are taken at a leisure pace, where no special experience is required. During the walk you will learn more about the local flora and fauna and the history of the region.

5. Make a day trip to Storforsen

The Piteå 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. The area of Storforsen is is provided with footpaths and walkways what allows you to have a save look from the very edge of the river. Away from the main river it is possible to walk amongst smaller streams, natural pools and falls. Head out to Storforsen on your own (approx, 108 km one way) or follow one of our guided day tours.

6. Check out moose at Cape Wild

At Cape Wild, a unique wildlife park just outside Luleå, you have the chance to meet moose at a very close range. The tame moose Zigge, Zebbe and Zaga are always ready to give you a lifetime experience, and they all love apple, bananas and carrots. It is very exciting to stand eye to eye with ‘The King of The Forest’ and feed the moose from your own hand.

7. Visit the UNESCO World heritage site Gammelstad

Gammelstad is located about 10 km more inland then Luleå and it’s the districts main cultural symbol. This old church town is more than 400 years old and is the best preserved church town in Sweden. Here you can walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets and red coloured cottages on your own pace, but following a guided tour is recommended.

8. Get comfortable in nature

If you are curious to learn more about outdoor skills, or just want to spend a fun time outdoors then the surroundings of Luleå are ideal. During this family friendly adventure you will learn the basic outdoor skills, such as fire making and building your own shelter during. In a fun and educational way you will learn the basic knowledge to feel comfortable while being outdoors in nature.

9. Fishing

Try your luck in one of the many shallow shores in the beautiful archipelago of Luleå. Experience the clear, brackish waters up close that are unique for northern Sweden. With fishing waders on and the ocean stretching out towards the horizon you move through the water in search of pike to catch. On our guided tours you will be given a short introduction on how to handle the equipment and any fish you might catch. Try out and learn from our guide different techniques such as spin- and jerkbait fishing and find what style suits you the best. Learn what lures to use under specific conditions, facts about pike and what other fishes you can catch in the archipelago

10. Fatbiking

Fatbikes are the best way to explore Luleå’s nearby beaches and forest trails during summer. Fat bikes provide 3 features in hearty proportions: traction, suspension, and flotation. Equipped with balloon tyres, fat bikes allow unprecedented amounts of flotation on soft sand and forest trails. Rent a bike on your own or join a guided tour.

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Auto vakanties en rondreizen, Zweden, Noorwegen en Finland

We are updating our Self Drive holidays. Beside the basic routes we already had in Swedish Lapland, we are expanding to our neighbouring countries as Norway and Finland. In the newest self drive holiday ‘Lofoten, Senja and North Sweden‘  we combine the best of 2 countries. Resulting in a well planned route, detailed travel guide and handpicked accommodations on the end of each day.

In less then 2 weeks you will experience both Sámi and Viking culture. Drive through the Swedish Alpines region, national parks and breathtaking Norwegian fjords. The route guides you along the ancient Silver Road from Sweden to Norway over the mountains, crossing the Vestfjord by ferry to the Lofoten and includes Senja Island.

Senja island
This 13 days package includes the hidden gem Senja Island, the second largest island of Norway. Senja isn’t really on the tourist trail; you won’t run into any cruise ships or many coach tour groups. This is still a part of Norway that feels a bit undiscovered by mass tourism. Along the way, you’ll find a lot stunning viewpoints and picnic spots to wild beaches and picturesque fishing villages.

In 13 days you will explore the most memorable scenery and landscapes of Lofoten, Senja and Swedish Lapland. By the end of the journey, you will be rejuvenated by your wilderness involvement like berry picking, short hikes, fishing, kayaking and picnics in either the never-set Midnight Sun or golden Autumn forest. We are ready to welcome you, are you ready? Photo credit: Roger Ellingsen.

Travel date: May – October


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

Fly Drive vakanties Lapland 2019/20

Ontdek de vrijheid van rijden met uw eigen auto tijdens één van onze Fly Drive vakanties door Lapland. Ervaar natuur, cultuur, gastvrijheid en lokaal eten onder de middernacht zon! Unieke uitgekozen routes door de noordelijkste delen van Zweden, Finland en Noorwegen.

Zweeds Lapland is onderdeel van het gelijk genaamde, maar veel grotere, Lapland. Dit gebied strekt zich uit van de Noordelijke gedeelten van Noorwegen, Finland tot aan de Kola schiereiland van Rusland. Zweeds Lapland bevat ongeveer een kwart van het Zweedse oppervlak. Sinds de prehistorie leeft en werkt het Sami-volk in dit gebied. Voor tenminste 5000 jaar hebben ze de Noord Arctische en Subarctische gebieden bewoond. Hun meest bekende manier van levensonderhoud is het semi-nomadisch hoeden van rendieren.

Ontdek de avonturier in uzelf tijdens onze Fly Drive vakanties en profiteer van goed uitgezochte routes en van te voren geselecteerde accommodaties aan het eind van iedere dag.

Wilt u meer informatie over Fly Drive Lapland vakanties? Neem dan contact met ons op, of bezoek onze website voor meer informatie. Lapland explorer 12 dagen/ 11 nachten, Zweeds Lapland en Lofoten 8 dagen/ 7 nachtenScandinavish Design 5 dagen/ 4 nachten (Engels talig).




Lang weekend Lapland

Luleå is gelegen aan de kust van Zweeds Lapland. Met een totaal van 1300 eilanden is het een unieke omgeving. Tussen December en April is de zee bevroren, er kan zich wel tot een meter dik ijs vormen, ideaal voor winterse activiteiten. Tijdens deze exclusieve vakantie in Luleå  kunt u volop genieten van rust, ruimte en een kennismaking met winterse activiteiten zoals een hondenslee- en sneeuwscooter tocht.

In dit lang weekend Lapland, of 5 daagse programma krijgt u een goed beeld van de Arctische manier van leven. Beginnend met een sneeuwschoenwandeling waarbij onderweg de gids verteld over de geschiedenis en natuur van Zweeds Lapland. Voor de lunch wordt er gestopt bij een traditionele Sámi hut, gezamenlijk bereid je hier een typische outdoor lunch boven open vuur. Maar ook een hondenslee- en sneeuwscooter tocht over de bevroren Botnische Golf en de kans om het Noorderlicht te zien maakt deze reis tot een unieke vakantie. Waarbij naast de geplande activiteiten ook genoeg tijd overblijft voor uzelf.

(Foto; Graeme Richardson. Noorderlicht boven de Luleå Archipelago tijdens winter. Reis arrangement; Lang weekend Lapland)



Zweeds Lapland winter activiteiten

Aankomend winterseizoen kan je bij Luleå Travel weer kiezen uit veel unieke activiteiten. Ervaar de kick van rijden op een sneeuwscooter of een hondenslee tocht of geniet van de rust tijdens een sneeuwschoen wandeling door met  sneeuw bedekte bossen. Nieuw dit jaar zijn dagtochten naar het natuur reservaat ‘Storforsen’. Een perfect voorbeeld van een rivierlandschap kenmerkend voor het Noorden van Zweden. De Piteå rivier is één van de 4 nationale rivieren en de stroomversnellingen behoren tot de grootsten van Europa.

De rivier strekt zich uit over zo’n 400 km, van zijn gletsjer oorsprong in het binnenland tot in de Baltische Zee bij Piteå. In de wintermaanden bevriezen de meertjes rondom de rivier en als het erg koud is bevriezen zelfs de stroomversnellingen, waardoor ijsdammen gevormd worden en het water zich verspreid over de nabije omgeving. Dit overstroomde gebied vriest vervolgens ook weer op waardoor er een uniek winters landschap ontstaat. Tijdens de wintermaanden vind je bij de rivierbeddingen vaak sporen van sneeuwhoenen, hazen, eekhoorns, eland en rendieren. Ook is de kans aanwezig om een otter of nerts te zien die op zoek zijn naar vrij stromend water waar ze kunnen vissen.

Als onze activiteiten zijn eenvoudig en veilig online te boeken. Mocht u meer informatie willen over een activiteit of vakantie, neem gerust contact met ons op, wij helpen u graag verder.


Schaatsen Luleå 2019

Van 21 tot 24 februari 2019 is Luleå wederom de thuishaven voor het schaatsevenement ‘Schaatsen Luleå’ Tijdens deze derde editie van het evenement zijn er drie competitie wedstrijden en op vrijdag 22 februari zal er een toertocht gehouden worden waar iedereen aan mee kan doen. Voor dit unieke schaatsevenement op zee ijs organiseert Luleå Travel reis arrangementen incl. accommodatie en vliegtickets Amsterdam/Luleå.

Met het comfort reis arrangement verblijft u in een comfortabel 4 sterren hotel in het stadscentrum. Het hotel ligt aan de hoofd winkelstraat ‘storgatan’ en is op loopafstand tot de toegang tot het ijs.  Het uitgebreide ontbijtbuffet is inclusief in dit arrangement evenals de toegang tot het zwembad en  saunafaciliteiten van dit hotel.

Boek nu en garandeer u zelf van een unieke schaats vakantie tijdens de derde editie van ‘Schaatsen Luleå’ in Zweeds Lapland!