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Discover Arctic Scandinavia

Swedish Autumn (7 days / 6 nights)

This is a series of guided tours covering the Arctic part of Scandinavia. This tour focuses on the Northern most part of Sweden.  In 7 days, you will travel through some of the world’s most unique landscapes, experience Sámi culture and cross the Arctic Circle.

Discover Arctic Scandinavia – Swedish Autumn

This is a series of guided tours covering the Arctic part of Scandinavia. This tour with a theme of Swedish Autumn focuses on the the Northern most part of Sweden. In 7 days you will explore and drive together with an experienced guide beyond and above the Arctic Circle, see some of the world’s most unique landscapes, experience the Sámi culture, untouched nature, Nordic traditions and taste local food.

Since prehistoric times the Sámi people of Arctic Europe have lived and worked in this area. They have followed their reindeer to different seasonal grazing areas for thousands of years.  During this holiday you will visit traditional Sámi places like Jokkmokk and Arjeplog and experience outdoor activities as fishing and berry picking. You will also meet and feed reindeers in a Sámi camp.

In this tour, you will bring a visit to the mining city Kiruna and the world famous ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi. Alongside the Torne river you continue following the Swedish – Finnish border into the picturesque fishing village Kukkolaforsen, before heading back to Luleå. In 7 days, you will travel through some of the world’s most unique landscapes, experience Sámi culture and cross the Arctic Circle.

Highlights

  • Crossing Arctic Circle
  • Sámi culture
  • Ice dining at ICEHOTEL
  • Ice sculpture workshop
  • Enjoy midnight sun
  • Visit UNESCO Word heritage site
  • Explore stunning scenery
  • Pick your own berries and taste local food
  • Meet and feed reindeers
  • Avoid the crowds – we visit locations most travellers do not find!
Lulea city break
guided tours storforsen
group tours sweden
  • Period

    August – October

  • Price

    SEK 21000

  • Includes
    • 6-night hotel accommodation, full board, excluding drinks.
    • Guided city tour Luleå, UNESCO World Heritage site Gammelstad and guided tour to Europe biggest rapids Storforsen
    • Evening Hot-tub by Sweden deepest lake, Hornavan
    • Entrance Silver museum in Arjeplog and Sámi Museum in Jokkmokk
    • Guided tour ICEHOTEL
    • Ice Sculpture class
    • Guided tour Sami camp Jukkasjärvi
    • Guided city tour Kiruna and a visit to the World biggest underground iron-ore mine
    • Husky kennel visit and fishing experience in Särkimukka
    • Traditional bread baking and fish catching demonstration in Kukkola fishing village
  • Groupsize

    20-50 persons

  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • Prices based on availability and 2 people sharing a standard double/twin room.
    • Single supplement SEK 4000
    • Fee for travel documents or entrance visa
    • Personal insurance

ITINERARY

Discover Scandinavia | Swedish Autumn Holiday | 7 days / 6 nights

Sweden group tour – Discover Arctic Sweden

DAY 1 – Luleå is the capital of the northern most county of Sweden. Take a rest after your flight, enjoy your free time to stroll around the city centre with nice parks, a boulevard, shopping malls, grocery stores and cafés.

DAY 2 After a good nights sleep and enjoying your Scandinavian breakfast buffet it’s time to move on. Your first tour today is to the UNESCO World Heritage site Gammelstad. You will visit the medieval church and join a guided tour through the labyrinth of narrow streets in between the more than 400 old charming and red coloured cottages. After a short drive and lunch you will visit Europe’s biggest rapids Storforsen before heading to Sweden’s deepest lake Hornovan in Arjeplog.

DAY 3 – The little mountain village Arjeplog claims to have an archipelago in the middle of the mountains. During the morning you will see the Arjeplog church, Galtis and Silverhatten mountains and the nearby lakes.  You will visit the Silver Museum representing Arjeplog’s sámi culture and history connecting to silver mining. Where in the midday you will cross the Arctic Circle on your way to Jokkmokk.

DAY 4 – Jokkmokk is one of the best places in Swedish Lapland to experience traditional Sámi arts and crafts.  You will visit the Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum and go on an easy forest walk in the midday to pick your own berries or mushrooms. In the midday the route continues further north to the world famous ICEHOTEL, where an unforgettable gastronomy of 5-course dinner will be served on ice!

DAY 5 – After breakfast you have the chance to make your own Ice Sculpture at the ICEHOTEL. Show your creativeness on the crystal clear ice harvested from Torne River. Where in the midday you visit a Sámi Camp in Jukkasjärvi’s old market place before a guided city tour in Kiruna – the city on the move. You will spend the evening in a beautiful village Särkimukka in Kangos.

DAY 6 – Today you will visit a husky kennel to meet 180 huskies and puppies. The owner will explain how they train and take care of so many dogs. You will also go fishing in a lake nearby, where it has a good amount of trout and perch that you may catch for your lunch. The route continues alongside the Torne river to Kukkola, a charming fishing village by the Sweden-Finland border where you will spend the night. 

DAY 7 – After breakfast, you will be transferred directly to Luleå Airport. You can have an option to drop off in Luleå city center and get airport transfer again in case you have a late flight. Remember all the sweetness and nature experience, and most important to come back and see the beauty of different seasons!
Have a safe flight home! Hej då!

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