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Short Break

Swedish Christmas Market, Luleå (4 days / 3 nights)

Take your Christmas break in Luleå – explore the biggest city of Swedish Lapland during the most festive time in winter. Luleå has one of the best Swedish Christmas markets, which takes place every year in the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Gammelstad”.

Christmas in Luleå

Take your Christmas break in Luleå – explore the biggest city of Swedish Lapland during the most festive time in winter. Luleå has one of the best Swedish Christmas markets, which takes place every year in the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Gammelstad”. Walking through the Christmas market, don’t forget to taste a small cup of glögg (a warm spiced mulled wine) with a piece of gingerbread. Smell the freshly baked breads, listen to Christmas songs and warm yourself next to crackling open-fireplace. On the market, you can choose from a wide collection of Sámi handicrafts.  Local produced Christmas food and drinks, a variety of hand-made Christmas decorations; and of course to meet up with Santa Claus!

Gammelstad Christmas Market

With this short break you have the chance to experience a tradition which dates back hundreds of years. The Gammelstad Christmas Market is filled with character, charm and Christmas cheer. To get a better understanding of the unique history of the region a guided tour through the UNESCO World heritage site Gammelstad is included.

Northern Lights

This Christmas package also includes a Northern Lights tour during the evening, to enlarge your chance to this magical wonder and complete your Christmas holiday experience!

Accommodation

During your visit to Luleå, you will stay in the Best Western Plus Savoy HotelThis 4 star modern hotel in boutique style is located on ‘Storgatan’, Luleå’s main street. Offering free spa, entrance to the gym and a modern restaurant and bar.  The spa includes 2 hot tubs, a steam sauna, a traditional sauna and an ice shower. Your stay in the hotel is including a daily served rich breakfast buffet.

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  • Price from

    SEK 5300

  • Period

    3 – 6 December 2020

  • Accommodation

    3 nights hotel accommodation in 4-star Best Western Plus Hotel Savoy

  • Includes
    • Daily breakfast buffet
    • Use of spa facilities in Best Western Plus Hotel Savoy
    • Personal welcome on Luleå airport
    • Transfers
    • Guided tour UNESCO site Gammelstad
    • Entrance fee to Gammelstad Christmas Market
    • Northern Lights Tour
  • Details
    • Excluding flights
    • Price per person and based on 2 persons sharing a twin room
    • Single supplement SEK 700
    • Optional, Julbord; traditional Swedish Christmas lunch buffet on 5 dec. SEK 550 extra
    • Subject to hotel seasonal price changes and availability

ITINERARY

Swedish Christmas Market | 4 days / 3 nights

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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. Check into your comfortable 4 star hotel and depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax, stroll the charming city, visit one of the many trendy cafe for a Swedish Fika or explore landmarks. Being the biggest city in Swedish Lapland, Luleå has 11 remarkable restaurants and cafés around the hotel are recommended in the White Guide, the Swedish guide system for Sweden’s top restaurant and cafés.

 

Day 2 – Northern Lights tour

There are no activities planned during day time. The surrounding of Luleå offers many possibilities to enjoy the outdoors. For example, joining a day trip to the Europe’s biggest water rapid “Storforsen” about 100km from Luleå, or combine crossing the Arctic Circle with a visit to Jokkmokk and learn more about the Sámi culture during a visit to the Ájtte Museum. If you are interested in one of these day tours, we can easily arrange for you.

In the evening, your professional guide will lead you to the best possible location to spot the magical Northern Lights! Your guide will use his experience, combined with local weather and aurora forecasts to look for the Northern lights. During the evening your will travel to several promising viewing locations.

Optional activities 

Early December there are winter activities like snowshoe walking, dog sledding and snowmobile tours available depending on the snow conditions. If there is enough snow to run the tours we can add these activities to your stay in Luleå. Contact us for more information!

Day 3 – Christmas Market and UNESCO World Heritage

Today, we will take you for a 2-hour guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad, the best preserved church town from Sweden. Together with your authorised guide you will walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets in between the more than 400 old charming and red colored cottages. Most of the church town is still in the same style as a few hundred years ago.

After the guided tour, you will have free time to visit one of Sweden’s best Christmas markets in Gammelstad. Christmas candles can be seen through the church cottages windows, the old medieval stone church comes to life and the sellers at the market are ready to greet all visitors. You can choose from Sámi handcrafts, local produced food and different hand-made Christmas decorations. Choose to return to the hotel with your guide, or stay as long as you want and return to the hotel with public transportation.

Optional: Julbord – Traditional Swedish Christmas Lunch buffet

A Christmas table is a buffet with Christmas food, which is preferably served in Sweden and Finland around Christmas. Several dishes, such as Christmas ham, meatballs, Jansson’s temptation (baked potato in sauce), herring and parsley usually appear on Christmas tables, but there are also many regional dishes that are only common in some areas.

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 enjoy the hotel spa facilities. You may also choose to join an optional activity to enrich your experience before heading home.

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).

Optional: Meet a Moose with transfer (1 hour) SEK 950

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