Autumn Northern Lights Holiday
With this exciting Autumn Northern Lights Holiday in Luleå, you will spend 4 days in the Northernmost part of Sweden. It includes 3 nights hotel, an exciting Northern lights tour by car and a guided tour to the UNESCO World heritage site Gammelstad. During this Autumn Northern Lights Holiday, you will stay in the charming Quality Hotel. Located on Luleå’s main street, Storgatan, this hotel is just 100 m to the water front which surrounds the city centre. It offers free sauna access, regional cuisine, and a popular organic breakfast buffet. With a population around 78,000 Luleå is the largest city in Swedish Lapland. Here from September until March you can, under good conditions, spot the magical Northern Lights!
It’s not just the Northern Lights that make Luleå one of the best holiday destinations. During the autumn season you can choose from several outdoor activities to complete your autumn holiday. Foraging for mushrooms and berry picking are common Swedish activities. But also, fat biking tours, meet a moose and hiking tours are available to explore during your visit.
Food The Luleå Way
For lunch and dinner you can choose from many good options. A remarkable 11 restaurants and cafés were considered to be of a standard high enough to receive a recommendation in the White Guide. More and more high class restaurants have been established in recent years and you can enjoy good dining any day of the week.
Autumn Northern Lights Holiday | Luleå – Swedish Lapland | 4 days / 3 nights
Arrival day – welcome in Swedish Lapland!
Arrival Luleå Airport and on own arrangements to your hotel. The travel time between Lulea Airport and the city centre is around 15 minutes with public transport, alternatively you can take a taxi. After checking in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Luleå. You can relax, stroll the charming city, visit on of the many trendy café for a Swedish Fika or explore landmarks. Luleå offers numerous excellent restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses, and bars, for those who want to experience the renowned Luleå nightlife.
Day 2 – Northern Lights tour by car
Wake up with a fresh cup of coffee and a rich Scandinavian breakfast in the hotel restaurant. This day we have kept free, so that you can spend the day according your wishes. Sleep in, explore the surroundings or choose from optional outdoor activities as fat biking, hiking or a day tour to the water rapids of the Storforsen nature reserve. One the biggest unrestricted water rapids in Europe.
In the evening, your guide will pick you up by your hotel and go on a hunt for the Northern Lights by car. On this tour you will be taken off the beaten track and chase one of the most mysterious and profound phenomena the world has to offer. Your professional guide will use his experience, combined with local weather and aurora forecasts to make the best possible decision about where to look for the Northern lights. During the tour you will learn about the different colours, get tips how to photograph them and learn about myths and mythology around this mysterious phenomenon from our ancient ancestors.
Day 3 – Guided tour UNESCO site Gammelstad
After a good night sleep, you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby and lead you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gammelstad. This Old Church Town in Luleå is the best-preserved church town in Sweden and the main cultural symbol for the region. Together with your experienced guide you will walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets and the old farms. The medieval stone church outstanding among the 400 old, charming, and red-coloured timber cottages form the beautiful frame of Gammelstad. Most of the church town is still in the same style as in the 17th century.
Day 4 – Departure day
After breakfast it’s time to travel home. Depending on your flight schedule, maybe you have some time left to explore Luleå. If you have an early flight, then it is time to get ready and check out of your hotel room. Own arrangement to the Luleå Airport/ train station.
The itinerary is a guide for you. We can customise this further, based on your interests. If you would like to make any changes to your itinerary, just let us know and we will work with you to tailor the holiday to match your requirements.
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