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Laponia, world heritage in Swedish Lapland

Laponia Swedish Lapland –

The Laponia area is a large mountainous wildlife area in the Lapland province in northern Sweden. More precisely in the Gällivare, Arjeplog and Jokkmokk municipality. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Where the majority of the region has enjoyed protected status since the early 20th century. The total area is about 9,400 square kilometres.  Making it the world’s largest unmodified nature area, still cultured by natives. The natives in this case being the reindeer herding Sámi people.

With such a large space, the geography of the area varies greatly. It´s dominated by mountains, rivers and lakes. Laponia is a magnificent and varied nature area with a living Sámi culture that makes it worth visiting. The Laponia area consists of the following national parks Padjelanta, Sarek, Muddus and Stora Sjöfallet. For thousand of years the indigenous Sámi people have lived and worked here, following their reindeers to different seasonal grazing grounds.

With our exclusive summer hike program ´Top of Laponia´you can spend seven days, right in the heart of the Laponia heritage area. You will travel in a small group, together with a certified mountain guide. The tour starts in  the Sámi village of Staloluokta, where it’s full of life as the members of the Sámi village spend the summer here. Following their reindeers on the mountain slopes. Let the Arctic bright summer in Swedish Lapland embrace you and experience endless summer nights in the middle of untouched nature in Laponia word heritage.

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our activities and travel packages.

 

 

 

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Fly drive holidays Lapland 2019/20

Embrace the freedom of the open road with our Fly drive holidays, covering the Northern parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway. During the 12 days fly drive holiday ´Lapland Explorer´ you will explore and drive through some of the world’s most unique landscapes. Experience culture, nature, traditions and taste local food under the midnight sun.

Lapland explorer

Since prehistoric times the Sámi people of Arctic Europe have lived and worked in this area. They have followed their reindeer to different seasonal grazing areas for thousands of years.  During this holiday you will visit traditional Sámi places like Jokkmokk and Arvidsjaur. But will also drive into the UNESCO world heritage area ‘Laponia’ with dramatic mountain formations.

The route covers many national parks which open ups great opportunities for short hikes, canoeing, fishing and berries picking. Of course, to understand more the dynamic life and faces of Lapland, you will have chances to explore some major cities and word famous sites as the ICEHOTEL and the official home town of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi as well.

Discover the explorer in yourself during a Fly Drive holiday and benefit from well-researched routes and and pre-booked accommodation on the end of each day.

Contact us for more information or visit our website for more information about our activities and travel packages.

 

 

 

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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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Tent Tipi events Luleå – Swedish Lapland

Event & catering Luleå – Swedish Lapland

Tent Tipi events Luleå – Swedish Lapland. With our newly purchased Tentipi tents we can offer a stylish solution for sheltering you and your guests. Made from canvas and wood, they are visually stunning from the outside and exceptionally atmospheric on the inside. The natural beauty of these tipi tents make the perfect complement for an outdoor setting, whether it’s minus degrees or sunny weather.

The tents can be set up pretty much anywhere, even on the ice. We have a range of tipis you can use, on their own or in some cases joined. The biggest and most impressive of our tents is the Stratus 72 with a diameter of 10.3m and 7m height, it can host up to 60 people seated. Truly an eye catching and impressive structure. The unique design of the tents allows you to be able to lift all or some of the sides to allow the Swedish summer sun in or take advantage of a spectacular view. Bigger? Then we can combine different tents, the possibilities are endless.

Contact us for more information; Pontus Frank +46(0)737679045 or Dirk Koolwijk +46(0)706666805 or email info@luleatravel.com

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Snowmobile tours Luleå – Swedish Lapland

Activities Luleå – Swedish Lapland

Snowmobile tours in Luleå. Combine the speed and excitement of a snowmobile with the beauty of Luleå in winter. Snowmobiles allow you to feel the freedom of covering large areas in a short space of time, its a fabulous way to get around. You can go on a short or a longer snowmobile tour where you will drive over frozen sea ice, through forest and discover animal life. We offer different tours, from 2 to 4 hours.  Along the way stops are made for tea or coffee, where the guide will tell you about the surroundings and about life and nature in Swedish Lapland. With the longer tours you even have the chance to try your luck with ice-fishing!

The destination of the 4 hour is the island Brändöskär in the outermost archipelago, an idyllic fishing village dating from the 17th century. The chapel from 1774 and one of the fishing-huts will be visited. Outside the island is the frozen Bothnian Bay with its seemingly endless fields of pack ice and snow. Some years the blue ice of the sea piles up into high formations. Are you planing to come to Luleå? Between December and April there will be daily departures, you can book online or call for more information Luleå Travel +46(0)70 6666 805

 

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Icebreaker tours Luleå – Swedish Lapland

Activities Luleå – Swedish Lapland

An unique experience while visiting Swedish Lapland is to join a tour on board of a icebreaker operating in the Bothnian Bay. The icebreaker is a unique vessel. Unlike other ships, the icebreaker has a specially designed reinforced hull to withstand the pressure of the ice, an ice-clearing shape to cut a channel through the frozen waters, and the great power to push through sea ice. In the beginning of winter ice is not more than 30-50 cm thick, but by April it could reach up to 2 meter.

During 3 hours you will be a witness of a massive ice breaking power of the vessel, have a guided tour all the way down to the engine rooms and all way up to Captain’s bridge. You can relax in the cozy saloon, enjoying warm juice or go for walk on the frozen sea ice during the stop.  The icebreaker makes a pool free of ice and every visitor can take a swim in the dark icy water in flotation survival suit. You can choose between two different icebreakers, different in size, price and location.

Between December and April there will be daily departures, you can book online or call for more information +46(0)70 6666 805