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The Laplander: Northern Lights with IceHotel View Full Screen Itinerary

3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS, WORLD FAMOUS ICEHOTEL, SNOWMOBILE ADVENTURE, WINTER WONDERLAND, HUSKY DOG SLEDDING, HIGH CHANCE OF NORTHERN LIGHTS VIEWING & MUCH MORE

Step into a wintery world of ice, frozen lakes, snow covered silent pine giants and excited husky sled-dogs. If you think you have experienced winter before and you have never been to Lapland, you are in for a real treat. Arriving into this magical part of the world you will quickly notice the stark differenes.

Your itienrary is short but complete with a well balanced blend of relaxation, first-class experiences and excursions and some travel. You will be staying in two different areas of Swedish Lapland which will give you with the best chance for some excellent Northern Lights viewing. It will also give you a chance to fully appreciate the size and beauty of this particularly special part of Scandinavia. 

In store for you are two of the regions top lodges as well as an array of unique experiences such as a snowmobile safari out onto the frozen pack-ice of the Bothnian Sea, a husky dog-sledding experience through the magnificent frozen Swedish Pine Forests and traditional wood-fired saunas on the shores of frozen lakes. We cannot guarentee the Northern lights, but we can do all we can do put you in the best places to see them. That is why we have chosen two excellent locations in the region which will give you the best chance possible to see this amazing natural phenomenom. 

INTINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCELLENT CHANCE OF NORTHERN LIGHTS VIEWING
  • A MAGICAL WINTER WONDERLAND
  • HUSKY DOG-SLEDDING EXPERIENCE
  • SNOWMOBILE PACK-ICE SAFARI
  • TOP LAPLAND LODGES INCLUDING ICEHOTEL (SUITES CALVED FROM ICE)
  • TRADITIONAL WOOD-FIRED SWEDISH SAUNAS
  • LOCALLY SOURCED FINE SWEDISH FOOD THROUGHOUT
  • EXPERT GUIDING AND HOSTING
Day 1

Day 1: Welcome to Swedish Lapland: A Winter Wonderland

Today you will arrive at Lulea Airport in Swedish Lapland. On arrival you will be met by your driver guide who will be waiting for you with a paging board at 'arrivals'. A short distance drive away, heading out into the remoter parts of this stunning region of...

Today you will arrive at Lulea Airport in Swedish Lapland. On arrival you will be met by your driver guide who will be waiting for you with a paging board at 'arrivals'. A short distance drive away, heading out into the remoter parts of this stunning region of Scandinavia you will soon be at your first accommodation, the impressive Brandon Lodge. Goran the owner will most likely welcome you himself and be happy to show you around this firm favourite of ours. After a welcome drink by the roaring fire in the traditional lavvu (Saami tent) you will be shown to your comfortable cabins which are located a short walk from the main lodge. 

This afternoon you will be able to relax and enjoy settling into the this amazing winter wonderland. Swedish Lapland in winter is a special place, far removed from the norms of the UK. This afternoon as the darkness descends, keep a look out for the possibility of Northern Lights. Goran your host will be able to tell you if the prediction is good. He will also be arranging to take you out this evening on snowmobile across the frozen pack ice to a special cabin on the shore. On returning to the lodge you will enjoy a fine 3-course dinner prepared with locally sourced food and in a traditional way. After dinner tonight you will have the opportunity to enjoy your first Swedish log-fired sauna.

Accommodation: Cabin in ground of Brandon Lodge (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast). 

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Day 2

Day 2: Snowmobile Safari (Pack-Ice Adventure)

Today is a grand adventure like no other. Infact we think that today is as close to visiting the North Pole as many people can possibly get.

After a fantastic breakfast at Brandon Lodge you will be met by your guide who will show you with expert...

Today is a grand adventure like no other. Infact we think that today is as close to visiting the North Pole as many people can possibly get.

After a fantastic breakfast at Brandon Lodge you will be met by your guide who will show you with expert tuition how to operate your snowmobile. Should you not wish to drive you are able to be a passenger on a snowmobile. After a breifing you will set off following your expert guide on a carefully considered route out across the frozen lakes and sea. The route will take you our across a frozen wasteland of pack-ice, past icebergs and islands encased in ice and snow. Today will seem as though you are in the far North Pole or even an Antarctic landscape. With good luck the weather will be excellent with vast blue skies stretching from horizon to horizon. 

You will stop on one of the remote islands that you are navigating around for a safari style lunch. Spread out a reindeer skin and enjoy the amazing location, atmosphere and experience before heading back. Your trail back to Brandon Lodge will most likely be a different route allowing you to experince the Swedish Pine forests. Zoom through well ridden forest tracks, living the life of a local! 

This afternoon as the darkness is closing in, return to Brandon Lodge and relax. Tonight you will have the chance to hopefuly see the Northern Lights dancing high above your heads across the vast inky black skies of the far north. Another 3-course dinner awaits before a well earned night cap in the friendly bar of Brandon Lodge. 

Accommodation: Cabin in the grounds of Brandon Lodge (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast). 

 

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Day 3

Day 3: Dog Sledding & the World Famous Icehotel

Today you will be checking out of Brandon Lodge after a unique morning excursion through the local pine forests with your own team of amazing husky dogs. After breakfast it will be time to suit up in your warm weather gear and met your dogs before a 2.5...

Today you will be checking out of Brandon Lodge after a unique morning excursion through the local pine forests with your own team of amazing husky dogs. After breakfast it will be time to suit up in your warm weather gear and met your dogs before a 2.5 hour dog-sledding experience with the help of expert guides or mushers. You will be able to drive your very own teams of dogs should you wish. Dog-sledding was once the principle form of transport in this part of the world and to experience this magical pursuit is something many people around the world can only dream of. On your return to Brandon Lodge, your local driver guide will take you today to the world famous Icehotel. As this is not an insignificant distance you will be able to stop off today at some well known local sites of interest, passing through wonderful Swedish Lapland landscapes today's travel will give you a real insight into the region as a whole. 

On arriving at Icehotel, you will be welcomed warmly by your hosts and the attentive staff. They will show you to your room calved almost in its entirity our of ice blocks from the river on which you stand. 

This evening you will enjoy the incredible atmosphere and unique experience of being in a hotel built out of ice! Icehotel is one of the worlds most famous hotels and with good reason. Each year the hotel is created from scratch and is different to the previous years so make sure you take some photos! 

Accommodation: Cold Rooms at Icehotel (Bed & Breakfast)

 

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Day 4

Day 4: Final day in Swedish Lapland

This morning will be your last morning in Swedish Lapland. Waking up in the Icehotel is not an everyday thing so make the most of your last few hours in this absolutely unique hotel. Savour a great Swedish breakfast before getting ready to check-out. A driver will be...

This morning will be your last morning in Swedish Lapland. Waking up in the Icehotel is not an everyday thing so make the most of your last few hours in this absolutely unique hotel. Savour a great Swedish breakfast before getting ready to check-out. A driver will be able to take you the short distance to the local airport from which you will be departing Swedish Lapland. 

We hope you have had an incredible experience travelling through beautiful Swedish Lapland and have created many wonderful memories to recall and share once at home. 

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Overview of the area

In Swedish Lapland you are sure to find your arctic experience. With vast contrasts between the seasons from polar nights with sparkling northern lights displays to warm summers filled with days spent swimming in fresh water lakes or under the midnight sun. 

The local area around Lulea where this itinerary is based includes the Lulea archipelago which includes as many as 1,300 islands, many with hidden sandy beaches. To the west of the Lulea region you'll find high mountains and brooks with water so clean you can drink from them.

Temperatures in this part of northern Sweden are extremely cold during the winter months, we recommend travellers pack for a true winter experience. Guests are also supplied with additional suitable winter clothing on arrival and or before their activities commence.

Dresscode

Casual, sporty winter clothing. We recommend that you dress in three different layers, as the picture below. Except what you bring by your self you will borrow thermo pants, Thermo jacket, winter boots, hats & gloves for the activities. But good to have a warm jacket with you for the walks when we don’t do the activities.

Please take the time to read our How to Dress for Scandinavia article for some further useful tips. 

Following should definitely be a part of luggage:

•    Warm sweater/fleece

•    Warm ski underwear

•    Warm socks

•    Winter shoes

•    Swimwear (for sauna

What's Included

VIP Meet and Greet Service at Lulea Airport in Swedish Lapland, Private Transfer to Brandon Lodge, 3x Cabins for 2-nights, breakfasts x2 mornings, Evening Activity to Lake Hut, 3-Course Dinner at Brandon Lodge x2 evenings, Private wood-fired sauna experience, Full-day Snowmobile Pack-Ice adventure safari, 2.5 hour Husky Dog-Sledding experience through magical pine-forest with expert tuition, Private mini-bus transfer to Icehotel via Jokkmokk with lunch stop (lunch on own account), Icehotel 3x Cold Room Art Suites, breakfast x1 morning, Private transfer to Kiruna Airport. 

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks, meals and snacks beyond what is stated in itinerary, dinner at Icehotel, additional activities at Sorbyn Lodge, International and domestic flights to Lulea and from Kiruna Airports in Swedish Lapland. 

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