Swedish Lapland Autumn Holiday
Many think autumn is the most beautiful time of the year to visit Swedish Lapland. The atmosphere on roads and paths is quieter and nature displays a firework of colors before the winter sleep settles over the landscape. In this package we included 5 activities which will give you a taste of the Nordic lifestyle. You will explore together with an experienced guide the nearby forests. Experience the thrill of chasing the Northern Lights. Learn more about the iconic Husky dogs. Meet the king of the forest – the Moose and renew during a traditional sauna session!
This Swedish Lapland autumn holiday offers flexibility to tailor it further to your wishes. Explore the region with your own rental car and cross the Artic Circle towards the Sámi village of Jokkmokk. Visit the Ajtte museum and discover the many handcraft shops the Sámi village has to offer. On short distance from Luleå you will find the UNESCO Word heritage site `Gammelstad´, the regions most important cultural symbol. You can also rent fatbikes for the duration of your stay or join a guided fatbiking tour with us. One of the largest rapids in Europe ´Storforsen´is also not that far away from Luleå, or choose from the many other activities we offer.
Beach front bungalows
You will stay in modern beachfront bungalow beside the Luleå River, located on a short distance (9km) from the city centre. The bungalows are newly build and have a large patio, offering wide views over the Luleå river. The accommodation offers 2 bedrooms with comfortable beds, a large combined living room with a double sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen with a large fridge, freezer, dishwasher and oven. Bathroom with shower and toilet. The bungalows are equipped with a wood fireplace and parking is available next to it.
Swedish Lapland Autumn Holiday | 8 days / 7 nights
Arrival at Luleå airport according your flight schedule. You will be welcomed by our local guide, who will assist you with collecting your rental car at the airport. On the short drive (approx. 10km) to your accommodation, you will drive alongside the impressive Luleå River and cross the bridge connecting Luleå with the southern mainland. Check in by your comfortable bungalow at First Camp and when you are lucky, maybe in the evening the magical Northern lights appears at the sky in the dark autumn night!
Day 2 – Northern Lights tour
During day time there are no activities planned. A short drive brings you to the city of Luleå, here you can visit one of the trendy cafes for a Swedish Fika or explore landmarks such as the southern harbor. Being the biggest city in Swedish Lapland, Luleå has many restaurants and cafés that are recommended in the White Guide, the Swedish guide system for Sweden’s top restaurants and cafés.
In the evening you will be picked up and go chasing the the Northern Lights. On this tour you will be taken off the beaten track and chase one of the most mysterious and profound phenomena the world has to offer. Your professional guide will use his experience, combined with local weather and aurora forecasts to make the best possible decision about where to look for the Northern lights. During the tour you will learn about the different colors, get tips how to photograph them and learn about myths and mythology around this mysterious phenomena from our ancient ancestors.
Day 3 – Explore Luleå’s nature
Today you will go together with an experienced guide exploring one of the the nearby nature reserves. Around Luleå the forest is literally on your doorstep. The nature walks are taken at a leisure pace, where no special experience is required. During the walk you will learn more about the local flora and fauna and the history of the region. You can even pick your own berries. On a nice place a stop will be made for tea/coffee which are made in the traditional way, above open fire. Return at your accommodation around 13:00. For the midday are no activities planned.
Day 4 – Free Day
Time to relax and spend some free time on your Swedish Lapland Autumn holiday. We suggest to bring a visit to the nearby located UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad, the best preserved church town from Sweden or drive further inland to visit one of Europe’s largest rapids ´Storforsen´. The Pite River is one of the four unharnessed National Rivers of Sweden and the rapids are one of the biggest unrestricted water rapids in Europe. The river stretches 400 kilometers from its glacial source to the sea. It is an amazing place to be the whole year around! If you prefer a guided tour to one of the above activities we can easily arrange this for you as well!
Day 5 – Meet a Moose and Reindeer
Close to your accommodation (approx. 5 km drive) you will find Cape Wild, a great moose farm that also houses reindeer and wild boars. There you will have the pleasure to meet the Moose, the largest of all the deer species. These kings of the forest are an imposing sight with their huge crowns of antlers, but they are generally shy. Zigge, Zebbe, Zaga and Udda are always ready to give you a lifetime experience. Udda just became mother of two adorable babies, Axel & Arvid, in June this year. But these two new-borns are not the only babies on the farm. Also, Zaga became a proud mama to the baby moose Asta. During the tour you get information about Scandinavia’s biggest wild animal. It’s very exciting to stand eye to eye with ‘The King of The Forest’ and feed the moose from your own hand!
Day 6 – Free Day
A free day to explore Swedish Lapland. If you want to learn more about the Sámi culture, then we recommend to make a day trip to Jokkmokk (170km). Jokkmokk is a natural meeting place for Sámi people and a centre for Sámi culture for more than 400 years. Here you can bring a visit to one of the local craft shops with unique handicrafts of silver, forging, tin and all kind of reindeer products. Or learn more about the Sami culture in the Ájtte Museum. Just before you arrive at Jokkmokk you pass the Arctic Circle. This marks the southern limit of the area which, for one day or more each year, the Sun does not set (about June 21) or rise (about December 21). The length of continuous day or night increases northward from one day on the Arctic Circle to six months at the North Pole.
Day 7 – Husky Tour
Today you will experience one of the best activities possible in Swedish Lapland. The husky kennel is about 1h drive (approx. 70 km) from your accommodation. When you arrive the musher will give you a tour around the kennel, explain how the huskies live and how they take care for them. Of course you will get the chance to cuddle with their super friendly huskies and play with the puppies. After this the musher will prepare the equipment for the training run. The dogs will be taken out, put on their harnesses and will be attached to the lines. There will be 8-12 dogs in front of the dry-land cart and you will join as a passenger. The route is usually between 10-20 km through the forest, with beautiful views along the way. You can also try driving the cart yourself if you want.
Day 8 – Departure Day
After daily enjoying new experiences it’s time to travel home. Check out from your accommodation and start driving to Luleå Airport. Return your rental car at the airport prior to your return flight. You can look back on an amazing 8 days visit to Swedish Lapland!
The itinerary is a guide for you. We can customize 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.
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