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Winter Holiday

Luleå Winter Break (4 days / 3 nights)

Escape from your daily routine into a frozen winter wonderland. Luleå is a charming coastal city, located just below the Arctic Circle. Experience activities like dog sledding, snowshoe walking and snowmobiling and having the chance to see the
magical Northern Lights!

Luleå Winter Break – The CNN’s Travel bucket list

This winter break in Luleå is ideal for those who wish to escape from daily routine into a winter wonderland. Luleå is a charming coastal city, located 150km south of the Arctic Circle. Between December to April the city is covered by snow and ice. The Luleå River and the archipelago are frozen. You can ski, skate, sled, walk and even drive on the ice tracks and ice roads stretching all the way to the frozen sea. This unique winter enchantment was specially featured in the CNN’s Travel bucket list of 50 natural wonders of the world.

Winter activities

Having a wide variety of iconic winter activities, Luleå becomes the perfect winter destination to experience family-friendly snowshoe walking to thrilling snowmobile safaris. From a close-up meeting with Husky’s during a dog sledding tour to driving on ice through the frozen archipelago. You can also explore the region cultural icon the UNESCO World Heritage site “Gammelstad”, which is Scandinavia’s largest and best-preserved church town. When lucky you even have the chance to see the magical Northern Lights!

Package Highlights

This package includes 3 nights in the city newest hotel at the Clarion Sense that highlights its all-season sense spa facilities and the rooftop Skybar that you can be amazed by the best view in town. To enrich your Swedish winter experience, this package includes the most popular winter activity for the region, a unique dog sledding tour.

Customise your holiday

On top of the included dog sledding tour, this package offers flexibility for you to customise your holiday further. You may choose one of the following winter excursions which is covered by this package; Northern Lights tour, Snowshoe walking, Luleå Archipelago Tour, Ice-Fishing, Gammelstad guided tour,  Meet a moose,  Outdoor skills and Nordic Ice-Skating. Or use your activity voucher for activities like snowmobiling or joining a once in a life time icebreaker cruise!

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  • Price from

    SEK 5900

  • Period

    10 December 2020 – 11 April 2021
    Thursday/ Sunday or
    Friday/ Monday

  • Accommodation

    3 nights in 4-star Clarion Sense hotel, standard twin room

  • Includes
    • Daily breakfast buffet
    • Personal welcome on Luleå airport
    • Round trip airport transfer
    • Free use of the hotel sauna and sport facilities
    • Dog sledding tour (1.5h)
    • Activity voucher, choose from selected activities like Northern lights tour, Snowshoe walking, Ice fishing, guided tour UNESCO site Gammelstad and outdoor skills.
  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • Price per person and based on 2 persons sharing a twin room
    • Single supplement SEK 1000 per person
    • Upgrade Dog Sledding tour to drive your own sled. SEK 400 p.p. extra
    • Other activities where you can use your activity voucher for with an additional charge,  snowmobile tour, icebreaker cruise and our day trip to Storforsen nature reserve.
    • Entrance to the spa facilities Clarion Sense Hotel. SEK 175 p.p.

ITINERARY

Luleå Winter Break | 4 days / 3 nights

Luleå travel
Day 1 – Arrival day

Arrival at Luleå airport based on your flight schedule, you will be welcomed by our local guide. On the short drive (9km) to your hotel, you already get a good impression from the impressive Luleå river as you will cross the bridge which connects Luleå with the southern mainland. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Luleå. You can relax, stroll the charming city and enjoy a Swedish Fika. The city features top-notch culinary experience from Nordic fine-dining cuisine to cozy cafes and bars for those who want to experience the renowned Luleå nightlife.

Tonight you will stay in the ultramodern 4-star hotel in the middle of Luleå city center. Clarion Sense Hotel is a 9-storeys newly hotel with a “gold” (the best level) environmental classification. Its restaurant, Skybar as well as spa facility are located at the 8th and 9th floors with panorama views of the beautiful Northern Harbour.

 

Day 2 – Dogs Sledding tour and free midday

After a good night sleep and enjoining from a rich Scandinavian breakfast buffet it’s time to get ready. Today you will experience the ultimate dog-sledding adventure with your team of enthusiast and friendly Husky dogs. You will meet your guide at the hotel lobby and after a short transfer you arrive by the Husky kennel. The dogsled tours will go over frozen rivers and through snow covered forest, offering a great opportunity to see wildlife on the way. If you are lucky you might even spot reindeer or a moose on your trip. Together with your highly skilled guide and well-trained friendly Alaskan Husky dogs you will enjoy a high quality and unforgettable nature experience!

On this tour, you are sitting together with 3 to 4 other people on the sled and the guide is standing behind you mushing the dogs. You may also upgrade the tour to drive your own sled, which you have control over your team of Husky’s. You set of in pairs, where you have the possibility to rotate position during the tour. Supplement of SEK 400 per person.

Around 13:00 you will be back in the city center of Luleå. For the rest of the day there are no activities planned. You may enjoy the hotel spa facilities and its all-season saunas (at own expense). The hotel spa on the top floor is a place for relaxation and peace of mind, recovery and well-being. Take a dip at the warm-water pool with fantastic views of Luleå’s surroundings. You can also grab a drink at the Skybar, located at the 8th floor of your hotel with the best view in town!

Day 3 – Winter adventure at your choice

Today you can choose from several activities to complete your Luleå Winter Break. You may select one of the inclusive excursions if you have not picked one for your arrival day. Otherwise if you would like to join another excursion, we are always prepared to show you the best of this winter wonderland! If you are interested in a day tour to one of Europe’s biggest rapids `Storforsen` or crossing the Arctic Circle and learn more about the indigenous Sámi culture in the village of Jokkmokk, we can easily arrange that for you.

Day 4 – Departure Day

After daily having new experiences it’s time to travel home. Depending on your flight schedule, maybe you have some time left to explore some of the landmarks, to name a few, the Luleå Cathedral, Kulturen Hus (Culture House), the ice tracks on the Northern Harbour and the old crane at Southern Harbour. If you have an early flight, then it is time to get ready and check out of your hotel room. You will be picked up from the lobby of the hotel and transfer to Luleå Airport (or train station).

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