Short Break Lapland, Sörbyn
On the shore of Lake Vitträsket lies the small scale charming Sörbyn Lodge, a hidden gem of Swedish Lapland. Located in the middle of the forest and only an hour drive from Luleå Airport (approx. 75km). In this 5-day full board program you will take part in a unique dogsledding safari across the snow-covered forest with a team of friendly huskies. Drive with a snowmobile along the frozen Råne river and have the flexibility to join other optional iconic winter activities.
Sörbyn Lodge has 8 hotel-standard double rooms and 5 timber cabins. This package includes 4-night stay in a timber cabin with the picturesque lakeview of Lake Vitträsket. In the main building there is the welcoming reception, a nice pub and the restaurant inspired by the wildlife of northern Sweden. During your free time, you can relax in the cosy lounge and take a drink by the fireplace. A daily 2-course high standard dinner is included, inspired by local ingredients like reindeer, trout and cheese that obtained in the surrounding region.
Swedish Lapland is Sweden’s northernmost destination. It is the perfect place to experience natural contrasts unlike any other. It is naturally isolated from the rest of the world, being sparsely populated and having its natural openness. About a quarter of a million people, 2.6 % of Sweden’s population live here, resulting in a density of approx. 3 persons/km2.
Short Break Lapland, Sörbyn | 5 days/ 4 nights
Welcome to Swedish Lapland! By arrival at Luleå airport, you will be transferred directly to Sörbyn Lodge (transfer time about 1 hour). Depending on arrival time you can choose to relax at the lounge, enjoy a cocktail by the fireplace or sit next to the porch for the magnificent lakeview. From tonight onwards, you will stay in a traditional timber cabin with a private shower, WC and a small kitchenette. In the cabin you have 2 single beds that can be easily put together as a double bed. In the evening a 2 course dinner from high standard will be served in the restaurant of the lodge. The menu is locally inspired by ingredients like reindeer, trout and cheese that obtained in the surrounding region. The drinking water from Sörbyn Lodge is also sourced from the near-by natural underground spring of Lake Vitträsket.
Day 2 – Dogsledding tour incl. outdoor lunch
After a good night sleep and enjoying your breakfast, it’s time to get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Your guide will pick you up at the reception and transfer you to the nearby Husky Kennel for an exciting dog sledding tour. On arrival, you will be welcomed by a team of enthusiastic and friendly huskies. The tour will go through snow-covered forest and over frozen lakes. Halfway the trip a lunch will be served by the open fire. Time to enjoy hot steaming coffee and cuddle up with the hardworking Huskies. There are no activities planned for the afternoon. What about warm up your body in a wood-heated sauna after the dogsledding safari? Or maybe learn some local Sami handicraft to make your own tin bracelet?
Day 3 – Snowmobiling
Today you will explore the surrounding nature with a snowmobile, like a local. Meet your guide by the reception for a short transfer to the activity location. After a safety training and instruction briefing, you will be ready to drive your snowmobile. The goal for the tour is to reach Bear Mountain, from where you will have bird eye views over the countryside. Following the frozen Råne River the trail goes up and down through pine forest. During the tour, your guide will inform you about the surroundings, history and wildlife. Hot beverage and local snack will be offered during the tour. Thermo jacket, mitten gloves and boots are included.
Day 4- Winter Adventure at Your Choice
Today is a free day to explore the local surroundings on your own pace. You can choose from several optional activities to complete your winter holiday in Swedish Lapland. The frozen lake near Sörbyn Lodge is the perfect area for ice fishing. The lake holds pike and a lot of arctic char that you can fish for. You may also take it easy by experience kicksled or snowshoeing in the near-by forest and frozen lake. If you look for something more active, joining a cross country skiing maybe a good alternative too.
Day 5- Departure Day
After daily having new experiences enjoying Swedish Lapland it’s time to travel home. Depending on your flight schedule your transfer will be ready to bring you to Luleå Airport. You can look back on an amazing five days visit to Luleå- Swedish Lapland.
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