Lapland coast to mountains
Travel through Swedish Lapland from the coast to mountains in 5 days! Discover the modern city of Luleå and visit UNESCO World Heritage, before continuing towards the mountain village of Abisko and even up to the world famous Aurora Sky Station. The distance (approx. 440km) between Luleå and Abisko you will travel by train over one of Europe’s northernmost train routes. You will cross the Arctic Circle and travel through endless forests in one of the world’s most unique landscapes. To complete your holiday you can choose from additional activities like visiting the world’s first ICEHOTEL, or the Norwegian fjord city Narvik, you may also opt for a Snowmobile Safari into the Abisko National Park.
Luleå, 150 km below the Arctic Circle
This iconic Swedish Lapland Holiday starts in Luleå, the largest city of Swedish Lapland. You will stay 2 nights in Clarion Sense Hotel, a modern and centrally located hotel right next to the Luleå harbour. Located on the coast, 150km south of the Arctic Circle. From December, Luleå is a frozen wonderland of snow and ice trails, where you can ski, skate, walk and sled across the bay directly from the city centre. Between February and April, you can even drive your car across the ocean, with some roads even stretching all the way to the surrounding archipelago’s islands. The UNESCO World Heritage site ‘Gammelstad‘ is located inland of Luleå. The old church town is the largest and best-preserved example of a settlement once found throughout the northern Scandinavian and a must visit.
Abisko, 200 km above the Arctic Circle
From the coastal city of Luleå, the journey proceeds into the alpine surrounding of the Abisko National Park. About 200km north of the Arctic Circle and one of the best places on earth to watch the magical Northern Lights. Here you will stay 2 nights in the STF Abisko Mountain Station. Being located within the Arctic and very frequently inside the Aurora oval means that during the winter, Abisko experiences fantastic Northern Lights displays. Here you have the possibilities to visit the Aurora Sky Station, 900 meters above sea level, which is listed in the Lonely Planet’s top 10 places of the world for Northern Lights viewing.