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SWEDISH LAPLAND FLY & DRIVE

The Silver Road (6 days / 5 nights)

Our collection of Fly & Drive holidays offers the perfect combination of flexibility to explore Swedish Lapland at your own pace, with the benefit of following a well-researched route and having pre-booked accommodation at the end of each day.

ROUTE

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1 Night: Luleå
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2 Night: Jokkmokk

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3 Night: Arvidsjaur

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4 Night: Arjeplog

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5 Night: Skellefteå

  • Price from

    EURO 890,- p.p.

  • Included
    • Accommodation, breakfast and dinner (excl. drinks) for 5 nights.
    • Personal meet and greed at Luleå Airport.
    • Rental car, Hertz standard; Volvo V60 or similar. Navigation, unlimited kilometers, extra driver, supercover excess elimination.
    • Map of the region and detailed personal itinerary
  • Period

    May – September

  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • Prices based on availability and 2 people sharing a standard double/twin room.
    • Rental car pickup and delivery at Luleå Airport.
    • Total distance in Sweden, about  850km.
    • Group size 2-5 people, bigger groups on request.
    • Minimum age 18 and European B driving license.

ITINERARY

The Silver Road | Fly & Drive | 6 days / 5 nights

Day 1 Arrival at Luleå
Arrival at Luleå airport according to your own itinerary, you will be welcomed by our local guide, who will assist you with getting your rental car at the airport. On the short drive (7km) to your hotel in the city centre, you already get a good impression from the impressive Luleå river as you will cross the bridge which connects Luleå with the southern mainland. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax, visit one of the trendy cafes in the city centre, explore the nearby nature riding a Fatbike, or escape the city and let the tranquillity of the close by nature reserves overwhelm you. In the evening a 3 course dinner is served at your hote

Day 2:  Luleå – Gammelstad –Arctic Circle – Jokkmokk (171km)

After the breakfast,  you start driving in the direction of the UNESCO World Heritage site Gammelstad (9.7km). Here you can find the largest late medieval stone church in Northern Sweden, from 1492 and the largest and most well preserved church town in Sweden with more than 400 church cottages. Here a guided tour is recommended. After Gammelstad you continue driving alongside the Luleå river, just before you reach your end destination for today you will pass the Arctic Circle. A few kilometres more and you will arrive in the mythical place of Jokkmokk.  A natural meeting place for Sami people and a centre for Sami culture for more than 400 years. Here you can bring a visit to one of the local craft shops or learn more about the Sami culture in the Ájtte Museum.

Day 3   Jokkmokk – Storforsen – Arvidsjaur (195km)
Today the route will bring you more south to the village of Arvidsjaur. But first you will visit the rapids of Storforsen(98km) part of the Piteå river. The rapids are one of the biggest in Europe and one of the most impressive sights in the region. In June the water flows 850m3 per second and produces an overwhelming sound. The area is well provided with walkways that allow you to have a look at the rapids safely from the edge of the river. After Storforsen it’s time to continue driving to your next destinations Arvidsjaur. Here you can visit the amazing Lappstaden. The largest preserved Sami village in Sweden, they were used by the forest Sami people for church visits. To learn more about the Sami people and their culture we recommend to join a guided evening tour, offered daily in the summer. In the evening a 3 course dinner is served at your hotel.

Day 4: Arvidsjaur – Arjeplog (181km)

In the morning there is enough time to explore Arvidsjaur  or drink a Swedish Fika at the outer edge of town where you will find the historical museum and café Gamla Prästgardent. After leaving Arvidsjaur you will start driving on the historical Silver Road E95 to Arjeplog. The name refers to the transport of silver ore from the Norwegian border to the harbours following rivers and lakes. Transport was mainly done by Sami people, with their reindeer drawn sledges. Close to  Arjeplog you have breathtaking panorama views from the peak of the Galtispouda. The deepest lake from Sweden (-221mtr.) Lake Hornavan, lies just next to the city. Arjeplog is an archipelago near the mountains, a unique environment with 8,727 lakes. The Silver Museum is a cultural treasure and a must see, the collection of the Sami silver is the largest in the world. In this beautiful surrounding you will stay the night in your comfortable hotel.

Day 5: Arjeplog – Skellefteå(244km)

After the breakfast you firs start driving on a more southern route. On this road you will drive alongside the water and can visit an authentic Sami Reindeer herding family, meet reindeer’s and learn more about Sami practices and customs.  After continuing the road you will soon reach the E45, which connects you with the Silver Road in the direction of Skellefteå. The city is the most southern destination in Swedish Lapland a vibrant city by the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. Your hotel is located in a beautiful natural setting at Skellefteå’s oldest cultural area, beside the river. On walking distance you have Nordanå. A scenic culture an open air recreation area close to the town centre and even closer by you have the Lejonströmsbron dated 1737, the oldest wooden bridge in Sweden.

Day 6: Skellefteå – Luleå airport (132km)

After the breakfast, the planning is depending on the schedule of your return flight. Maybe you have time to visit the city centre of Skellefteå or make a stop on the way in Piteå. But if you have an early flight then it’s time to start driving to Luleå airport. Return your rental car at the airport prior to your return flight.

The itinerary is a guide for you. We can customize this further, based on your interests and wishes. If you would like to make any changes to your itinerary, just let us know and we will work together with you to tailor the holiday to match your requirements.

HIGHLIGHTS YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE

Moose

Moose is the largest of all the deer species. They reach 170 – 210 cm height at shoulder.  Bulls weigh weigh 380 – 850 kg and cows weigh 200 – 360 kg. Moose are solitary and do not live in families or herds. The calves follow the cow during one year. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. During Summer when food is plentiful they typically feed on herbs and leaves. During Winter they survive on shrubs and buds from Pine trees.

Midnight Sun

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Around the summer solstice (approximately 21 June in the Northern Hemisphere and 22 December in the Southern Hemisphere) the sun is visible for the full 24 hours, given fair weather.

Sami Culture

Sápmi is what the Sámi call their land, an area that stretches over Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. In Sweden, Sápmi covers the most northern part. It is a nation without borders but not without a history, culture and a language, very much entwined with the reindeer

Gammelstad

Gammelstad Church Town is a UNESCO Word Heritage Site near the city of Luleå. It’s  a type of town that was once widespread throughout northern Scandinavia. It is home to a unique cultural environment. Here you can find the largest late medieval stone church in Northern Sweden, from 1492 and the largest and most  well-preserved church town in Sweden with more than 400 church cottages. Gammelstad  was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1996.

The Mirrorcube

One of the 7  design rooms of the Treehotel is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. The dimensions are 4x4x4 metres. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass. The interior is made from plywood with a birch surface. The six windows provide a stunning panoramic view.

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