This week is a perfect combination of staying on the coast of Swedish Lapland and spending time in the rural countryside. In Luleå you will experience iconic activities for the region as Dog Sledding and Snowshoe Walking. While the small village of Kåbdalis offers
Swedish Lapland ski holiday
Being outdoors is a natural part of the arctic lifestyle, and during winter – skiing is the way to go. Pro or beginner, Swedish Lapland offers it all. You just need to find your flavour among the resorts. The small village of Kåbdalis offers fun and playful skiing for the whole family in the rural country side. While Luleå is located on the coast of Swedish Lapland, where you will experience iconic activities for the region such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoe walking. Your accommodation will be modern with a nice view and a rental car gives you the flexibility to plan your own outings.
By arrival you will be welcomed by our guide, who will assist you with getting your rental car at the airport. When walking outside the airport you enter a winter wonderland, fresh air, minus temperatures, and a snow-covered landscape. The entrance to the popular Luleå ice track is about 10 minutes car drive from your accommodation. The track is free accessible and is about 10 km long and except ice skating, its very suitable for making a walk and absorb the winter scenery. It’s an awesome way to spend a few hours in the middle of Luleå town, where you can enjoy warm waffles and hot steaming coffee on the small island Gråsjälören
Do you want to learn more about the Sámi culture and the history of the region? Except the already included activities in this travel package, there’s enough time left to tailor the holiday to your wishes. Meet a Sámi family in their winter camp, visit the UNESCO word heritage site `Gammelstad´. Join a thrilling Icebreaker cruise on board of the Artic Explorer, be amazed by the thundering rapids of Storforsen or choose from many more optional activities.
In Luleå, you will stay in a modern Beachfront bungalow, with wide views over the frozen Luleå river and on a short distance (9km) from the city. In Kåbdalis Ski resort your accommodation will be located next to the ski slopes, offering ski in – ski out possibilities and wonderful view over the ski resort and the lake. Both locations are ideally located to see the magical Northern Lights in the dark polar nights.
Swedish Lapland Ski & Winter Holiday | 8 days / 7 nights
Arrival at Luleå airport according to your flight schedule. You will be welcomed by our staff, who will assist you with picking up your rental car at the airport. Short drive (10km) to your accommodation and check in at your comfortable cabin at First Camp. When you are lucky, maybe in the evening the magical Northern lights appear at sky in the dark polar night.
Day 2 – Snowshoe walking
Today, after breakfast you will go together with an experienced guide on a snowshoe tour into the near by nature reserves of Luleå. Walking on snowshoes is an unique way to get close to nature. No experience is required and we supply all the gear you need for a safe and comfortable trip. During the tour your guide will tell you about the unique local nature, and hot beverages will be served during the tour. Return at your accommodation around 13:00. For the midday are no activities planned. The traditional wood stoked sauna is reserved for you, here you can relax body and mind and complete the Swedish way of life.
Day 3 – Dog Sledding tour
After a good night sleep, you will today experience one of the best activities possible in Swedish Lapland! After a short drive you will arrive at the Husky kennel, where you will hear, meet and greet the eager Huskies. These dogs are intelligent, good-natured and born to run! After the safety instructions, you can sit back and relax on the sled while the guide is standing behind you mushing the dogs. Warm winter overall will be provided before the start of the tour. For the midday, no activities are planned so there is time to relax, choose from optional activities or prepare yourself for skiing for the next few days.
Day 4 – Kåbdalis Ski resort
After 3 days Luleå, you will leave the coast behind you and travel further inland towards the small village of Kåbdalis (140 km, approx. 1.5h drive). On the way you will pass the Storforsen nature reserve. One of the most impressive sites of the region and worth a visit. 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 is stretching 400 kilometres from its glacial source to the sea. The nearby hotel Storforsen is a good lunch option before proceeding to Kåbdalis ski resort. Check in and time to hit the slopes!
Day 5 – Skiing
The chairlift takes you to the top of the mountain and the prepared slopes. On the left side of the lifts are red slopes with medial difficulty, to the right are easier ones with nice longer tracks. In the middle you find the black harder slopes and off-piste area. The children’s lift is free to use, and maybe you want to follow a ski lesson with an experienced guide. There are two restaurants to choose from just beneath the slope. For many, a day of skiing included rounding off in a nice way with music and a good hangout in the old tavern below the slopes.
Day 6 – Skiing & Snowmobiling
In Kåbdalis there is more to do than skiing and today you will explore the surroundings like a local on a snowmobile. Before the tour starts you meet your guide and get a briefing of the tour and safety instructions. Your guide will ensure that you are at a comfort level suited to your ability and introduce you to routes and trails that have been selected to challenge and excite you. No experience is required, and all gear needed for a safe and comfortable trip will be supplied.
Day 7 – Skiing, have you tried the off-piste?
There is an easier off-piste area for beginners next to the children’s hill. Or starting from the top, “Troll trail” is a narrow bumpy forest road from the top of the mountain that is very popular with children. In the nearby village of Jokkmokk you find the Ájtte museum with souvenirs, handcrafted products and information about the indigenous Sami people. While driving to Jokkmokk you will pass the Arctic Circle!
Day 8 – Departure Day
Today your Swedish Lapland ski holiday will come to an end. After having new experiences daily it’s time to travel home wards. Collect your gear, check out 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!
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