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Short break in Lapland

Luleå – Swedish Lapland (5 days / 4 nights)

Experience the hospitality of Swedish Lapland during a short break in Luleå and enjoy unique winter activities like dog sledding and a snowmobile tour. Where you have the chance to see the magical Northern lights in the evenings.

Short break in Lapland
Luleå is located on the coast of Swedish Lapland. With a total of 1,300 islands its a unique environment. Between December and April the sea freezes up to a meter thick ice which is perfect for winter activities. During this unique short holiday in Luleå you can enjoy nature at its best and experience  activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling and have the chance to see the magical Northern lights.

By arrival at Luleå Airport you walk straight into a winter wonderland, clean air and a snow covered landscape. You will be welcomed by our guide who will drive you to Brändön Lodge, a genuine small scale accommodation by the sea, about 25 km north from the airport. The main building is a log cabin that includes a restaurant and a lounge and relaxation area. Surrounding the main building are 15 cabins overlooking the sea. Behind the lodge is forest, deep with snow in the winter, here you can find native animals such as reindeer, fox, eagle and moose. At Brändön lodge you will have your own 4 persons cabin with free view over the frozen sea.

On the first floor of the main building is the restaurant and bar, here all meals will be served.  The region offers amazing local produce and the food served is a big part of the experience. Natural flavours from game, berries and mushrooms come together on the plate. In the restaurant area you can also enjoy a drink or take your drink with you to your own cabin, sauna, hot tub or one of the small traditional houses on the waterside. This remote location is ideal for watching the Northern lights during the long polar nights.

In this 5 days program you will get a good impression of the Arctic way of living. Starting the first day with a journey into the forests and lead you through an adventurous and educational excursion. You will learn how use the snowshoes, make a fire in the snow, how to make tea and coffee over your open fire and also learn about the forest and wildlife of Sweden’s northernmost region. But also highlights as a snowmobile tour and dog sledding tour are included in this short break to Swedish Lapland. Beside the planned activities there will be enough time left for enjoying Swedish Lapland on your own.

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  • Price from

    EUR 1490,- per person

  • Period

    December – April

  • Included
    • 4 nights at Brändon Lodge, full board (breakfast buffet, lunch and 3 course dinner)
    • Personal meet and greet at Luleå Airport
    • Use of winter overalls, boots, hat, gloves during the time of your stay
    • Transfer from and to Luleå Airport
    • Bed linen, towels, final cleaning
    • Wifi
  • Included activities

    Nordic winter skills (3 hours)
    Dog sledding tour (2 hours)
    Snowmobile tour (4 hours)

  • Transfers
    • Transfer time between Luleå Airport – Brändön Lodge about 40 minutes
  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • Accommodation in private 4 persons cabin. Two bedrooms with 2 single beds in each room, bathroom, lounge room and a front facing covered porch. The single beds in one room can be made up to a double.
    • Prices based on 2 people sharing a cabin
    • On behalf of price changes and availability

ITINERARY

Short break in Lapland | Luleå – Swedish Lapland | 5 days / 4 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 a 2 course meal from outstanding quality will be served in the main building, where you also can enjoy a drink at the bar or take a drink with you to your own bungalow.

Day 2 – Nordic winter skills + outdoor lunch
After a good night sleep and enjoying a Scandinavian breakfast its time to get outside. Winter life in Swedish Lapland is made comfortable by learning how to dress and behave in the cold climate. After a short introduction you change into your warm outdoor clothing that will be provided and go outside to strap on your snowshoes. Your guide will take you on a educational journey into the nearby forests.  You will learn how to use snowshoes and learn about the forest and wildlife of Sweden’s northernmost region. During  the tour you will take a break in a traditional Sámi hut, where together you will make a typical outdoor wilderness lunch above open fire. Here, on the reindeer pelts you will enjoy your meal around the fire and relax.

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 about € 30,- 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 Nordic winter skills; about 3 hours

Day 3 – Snowmobile tour + outdoor lunch
After enjoying your Scandinavian breakfast buffet you will go together with a professional guide on an unforgettable snowmobile tour. On this tour you will discover the beauty and unique surrounding of the Luleå Archipelago on a comfortable way. The destination of the tour is the outermost islands of the archipelago. If conditions are right we aim for 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. Along the way stops will be made and hot beverages served,  the guide will tell you about the surroundings and about life in the most northern part of Sweden. This tour is including lunch which is cooked above open fire.

Duration; about 4 hours

Day 4 – 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.

Duration; about 3 hours

Day 5 – Departure day
After your breakfast, it’s time to check out. Our guide will assist you with your luggage and will drive you to Luleå Airport according your flight schedule.

The itinerary is a guide for you. We can customise this further, based on your interests. If you would like to make any changes to your itinerary, just let us know and we will work 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 long periods of darkness and the frequency of clear nights provide many good opportunities to watch the Northern Lights.

Sami Culture

Sapmi is what the Sami call their land, an area that stretches over Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. In Sweden, Sapmi 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.

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.

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