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Highlights Swedish Lapland

(8 days / 7 nights)

Experience the best of Swedish Lapland. This holiday starts in Luleå on the coast of the Bothnian Bay and brings you to Abisko, a small village in the mountains and one of the best places in the world to watch the magical Northern Lights.

Highlights Swedish Lapland

Experience the best of Swedish Lapland. This unique trip starts in Luleå on the coast of the Bothnian Bay and will bring you through endless forests into the mountains by Abisko, one of the best places on earth to watch the magical Northern Lights. Between December and April the sea freezes up to a meter thick ice which is perfect for winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobile tours.

Luleå

The first days you will stay at a genuine small scale accommodation by the coast of the Bothnian Bay. The main building is a log cabin that includes a restaurant and a lounge and relaxation area. Here you will have your own cabin with unique view over the frozen sea. On the waterside you will find sauna and hot tub facilities to relax body and mind after a day with outdoor activities. During  winter a couple of reindeer are kept at the property for guests to visit.

Treehotel and Icehotel

Your holiday will continue to the world famous Treehotel. Treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. You will stay the night in the Treehotel guesthouse a homely environment in an authentic 1930-1950 style. The next day you will continue your journey by train to Kiruna.  This comfortable train ride across the Arctic winter landscape, will bring you far above the Arctic Circle. The Swedish railway system is ideal for travelling long distances in the northern most part of the country. The train ride will take a little more than 3 hours and by arrival in Kurina you will be welcomed by a guide from the Icehotel, your next unique destination.

The Icehotel is the first hotel made from ice and snow, founded in 1989. A world famous hotel and an art exhibition reborn every winter – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.  The rooms are unique and hand carved by artists from around the world and a wide range of disciplines. Spending a night in Icehotel is a surreal experience and a memory for life. On walking distance from the Icehotel is a an easy accessible Sámi meeting place open for visitors. If you eager to learn more about the indigenous people of the region a visit is highly recommended.

Abisko and Aurora Sky Station

In the morning your holiday continuous  into the Abisko National Park.  Close tot the Norwegian border and one of the best places on earth to watch the magical Northern Lights. From your hotel you even have the option to visit the Aurora Sky Station in the evening. After 8 days in Swedish Lapland your holiday is here coming to an end. After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule you will be transferred to Kiruna airport.

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  • Price

    SEK 23900

  • Period

    December – April

  • Including
    • Full board accommodation for 7 nights (breakfast, lunch and daily 3 course dinner)
    • Transfers
    • Train Boden – Kiruna
    • Personal meet and greet at Luleå Airport
    • Use of winter overalls, boots, hat, gloves by dog sledding and snowmobiling
    • Bed linen, towels, final cleaning
    • Wifi
  • Including 4 activities
    • Snowmobile tour (2 hours)
    • Dog sledding tour (2 hours)
    • Guided tour Icehotel
    • Night visit Aurora Sky Station
  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • Prices based on 2 people sharing a twin room
    • Accommodation at Brändön Lodge in own cabin.
    • Accommodation  Treehotel in twin room  Treehotel guesthouse and accommodation Icehotel in warm twin room -Kaamos
    • On behalf of price changes and availability
  • Optional
    • Snowmobile tour 4h, incl. outdoor lunch. (from 8 January). Extra price SEK 700 p.p.
    • Exclusive 4 course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station. Extra price SEK 1100 p.p.
    • Treehotel, accommodation in one of the 7 unique design rooms. On request.
    • Icehotel, accommodation in a cold room or unique Art suite. On request.

ITINERARY

Highlights | Swedish Lapland | 8 days / 7 nights

Arrival day – welcome in Swedish Lapland!
Arrival at Luleå airport based on your flight schedule, you will be welcomed by our local guide. When walking outside you walk straight into a winter wonderland, minus temperatures, clean air and a snow covered landscape. Your guide will drive you to Brändön Lodge, a genuine small scale accommodation by the sea, about 25 km north from the airport. From your own cabin you have an unique view over the frozen sea, with its endless fields of ice and snow where the the ice can freeze up to 1 meter thick. In the evening meals from outstanding quality will be served in the restaurant of the main building, where you also can enjoy a drink at the bar or take a drink with you to your own cabin.

Day 2 – Snowmobile tour 

Waking up in a winter wonderland! Enjoy your breakfast,  hot steaming coffee and prepare your self for a amazing 2 hour snowmobile tour through the nearby forests. Snowmobiles allow you to feel the freedom of covering large areas in a short space of time, its a fabulous way to get around during wintertime. During the tour you will drive through  the nearby forests and over frozen lakes. Your guide will ensure that you are at a comfort level suited to your ability. Along the way stops are made for hot beverages, where the guide will tell you about the surroundings and about life and nature in Swedish Lapland.

Duration Snowmobile tour; about 2 hours

4 hour snowmobile tours, available after 8 January 
On the 4 hour tours you will discover the beauty and unique surrounding of the Luleå Archipelago. The destination of the tour is the outermost islands of the archipelago. If conditions are right the destination will be Brändöskär. An idyllic fishing village dating back to the 17th century. The chapel dates from 1774 and there is a visit to one of the fishing huts. This tour is including outdoor lunch which is cooked above open fire. Extra price SEK 700 person.

Day 3 – Dog sledding tour
After your breakfast you will be picked up for the transfer to the nearby Husky farm. As soon as they notice you, the dogs are enthusiastic and all eager to go. Going on a dog sledding tour 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 thrill never to be forgotten. After  a safety briefing and instructions, you can choose to sit on the sledge and let the guide be in control or you can choose mushing your own dogsled team! The tours will go over frozen rivers and through wild forests, offering a great opportunity to see wildlife on the way. The experience is 2 hours in total and it is sure to leave you with some fantastic memories. By return at Brändön lodge your warm lunch is ready to be served. In the midday no activities are planned.

There are also sauna and hot tub facilities by your accommodation,  here you can relax your body and complete the living Swedish experience. (additional costs, can be booked at location) The lodge has  a couple of reindeer on the property for guests to visit. After short instructions you are even allowed to feed and photograph them.

Duration dog sledding program about 3 hours

 

Day 4 – Treehotel

After breakfast your journey continues to the world famous Treehotel (transfer time 1.5 hour). The Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Each treeroom is a unique creation by Scandinavia’s leading architects. Here you will stay in a double room in  the Treehotel guesthouse, a warm and cosy atmosphere in a genuine 1930’s-1950’s setting.

Do you want to spend the night in a very special way? Then we recommend to choose one of the 7 design rooms like; UFO, Mirrorcube or The Cabin  optional to book by this holiday.

Day  5 – 6 Icehotel – Sámi culture
Today you will travel by train to Kiruna (travel time about 3.5 hours). This unique journey across the Arctic landscape will bring you far above the Arctic Circle, while you can enjoy the breathtaking winter landscape of Swedish Lapland. The train ride will take a little more than 3 hours and by arrival in Kurina you will be welcomed by a guide from the Icehotel, your next unique destination.

Here you will stay in a warm comfortable hotel room beside the Icehotel and enjoy a delicious dinner in the Icehotel Restaurant. The next day you can visit the Icehotel during one of the guided tours (included) or bring a a visit on your own.  The rooms from the Icehotel are unique  and hand carved by artists from around the world and a wide range of disciplines. The temperatures are between -5 and -8, spending a night in Icehotel is a surreal experience and a memory for life. Do you want to spend the night in such a special way? The cold Art Suites are optional to book by your holiday.

On walking distance from the Icehotel is a an easy accessible Sámi meeting place open for visitors. If you eager to learn more about the indigenous people of the region a visit is highly recommended. You can also choose from activities the Icehotel offers (not included) or spend the day on your own pace.

Day 7 – Abisko
After enjoying your breakfast, you will transferred by luxury minibus to Abisko (transfer time 1.5 hours). Into the heart of the Abisko National park. Abisko is one of the best places on earth to watch the Northern Lights. In the evening we have included a visit the Aurora Sky Station by chair lift.  Up at the Aurora Sky Station there´s a large, outdoor terrace and a lookout tower, where you can stand gazing at the Northern Lights and the stars. Inside is a Northern Lights exhibition with a clear explanation of the Aurora Borealis.

There is also the possibility to enjoy a four-course dinner, giving you a unique experience of local produce from Lapland, and Nordic cuisine. With a log fire crackling in the fireplace and a panoramic view of Abisko down in the valley, you are in the middle of an unbeatable atmosphere!

The unique 4 course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station  is optional to book by this holiday.

Day 8 – Departure Day

After your breakfast, its depending on the schedule of your return flight. Maybe you have some time left to relax or do an activity in the the area  But if you have an early flight then it’s time to get ready. and checkout of your hotel room. You will be picked up from the lobby of the Abisko Mountain station, the transfer to Kiruna Airport takes about 1.5 hour.

This 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.

Northern Lights

The bright dancing lights of the Northern Lights are collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. Northern Lights appear in many colours and forms. Winter in the north is a good season to view the lights. The last night of this holiday you will stay in Abisko, one of the best places of the world to see the Northern lights.

Sámi Culture

Sámi Siida is an easy accessible meeting place on walking distance from the Icehotel. Grazing reindeer at the banks of the Torne River, outdoor exhibitions covering nomadic and modern Sámi life, food, arts and crafts. Sápmi is what the Sámi call their land, an area that stretches over Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. It is a nation without borders but not without a history, culture and a language, very much entwined with the reindeer.

Icehotel – Art suites

The cold Art Suites have never been created before. Made from the ice from the nearby Torne River, each room is individually themed and hand carved by artists commissioned from around the world. There are 12 of this type of rooms. The rooms holds a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The bed is covered with reindeer hides and on top of this, you sleep in a thermal sleeping bag. There are communal changing rooms, toilets and saunas for women and men in the warm section of Icehotel.  Spending a night in the Icehotel is a surreal experience and a memory for life.

Dog Sledding Tour

The Husky; smart, friendly and born to run. As soon as they notice you, the dogs are enthusiastic and all eager to go. Going on a dog sledding tour in 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 thrill never to be forgotten. By he dog sledding tour we have included in this holiday, you even have the chance to control your own team of dogs – an unforgettable experience!

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