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.