Self Drive holiday – Scandinavian Design
This unique Swedish Lapland Self Drive package highlights Scandinavian architecture, arts, culture and design. You will bring a visit to the ICEHOTEL the first hotel made from ice and snow. And by the Treehotel you will spent the night in one of the 7 unique designs room. By arrival in Luleå you will stay in one of the newest hotels in the city centre, featuring unique photo art and seasonally inspired designs. The restaurant and sky bar are located on the 9th floor offering a panoramic view over Luleå. Relax and enjoy the simplicity of an arctic village life during your stay by the beautiful Arthotel Tornedalen situated along the Torne River banks looking across Finland!
The Self Drive route starts in Luleå, and continues to the UNESCO World Heritage site Gammelstad, the best preserved church town from Sweden. Gammelstad is located about 10 km more inland then Luleå and it’s the districts’s main cultural symbol and worth a visit. From there the route continues over the Finnish border, where you can visit both the Museum of Tornedalen and the Aine Art Museum. Following the Torne river stream upwards you will pass the Arctic Circle and arrive in the village of Jukkasjärvi where the ICEHOTEL is located.
In Swedish Lapland the tradition and culture from the Sámi people are still very much alive. Reindeer herding is central to Sámi culture, but recent years also new ventures emerge in tourism, music, craft and design and the sale of traditional delicacies. You can learn and discover more of the Sámi culture close to the ICEHOTEL by Nutti Sámi Siida or by visiting the Ájtte museum in Jokkmokk before arriving at your next destination the Treehotel.
By the end of this 5-day Self Drive holiday, you know in a nutshell how inspiring and powerful Scandinavian Design is integrated with its culture and nature.