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Sweden: Arctic Explorer With Icehotel

Tailor Made Itinerary

7 Days From €3,009

Overview

Travel deep into the heart of Swedish Lapland and spend a few days enjoying the unique hospitality of the Bråndön Lodge. Overlooking the frozen waters of the Luleå archipelago, the lodge provides the perfect setting for an exhilarating snowshoe safari, as well as a chance to enjoy a unique wilderness dinner in a Sami lavvu tent.

Continuing the journey by train, you then reach the highlight of your stay, the Ice hotel in Kiruna. Spend one night in a warm room before spending ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend a night in an ice rooms at the famous Ice Hotel
  • Mush your own dog team through the Arctic wilderness
  • Experience a unique dining opportunity with dinner served on ice
  • Enjoy dedicated aurora hunts with your expert guides
  • Learn skills for survival in Arctic conditions

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: LULEA - BRANDON LODGE

DAY 1: LULEA - BRANDON LODGE

On arrival, you will be transferred for 30 minutes along the Swedish coast to the Bråndön Lodge, located on a small island overlooking the frozen waters of the Lulea archipelago. After being welcomed by your hosts, a three-course dinner will be served up in the lodge's main restaurant, after which you are free to relax.

Brändön Lodge
Dinner

DAY 2: LULEA

DAY 2: LULEA

After breakfast this morning, you will be briefed on how to use snowshoes for your three-hour journey into the forest. You will learn winter survival skills activities such as how to make a fire in the snow, how to make tea and coffee over your open fire and learn about the forest and wildlife of Sweden's northernmost region. At lunchtime you will take a break in a traditional Sami hut, where you will make a typical outdoor wilderness lunch and enjoy it on the reindeer pelts around the fire. Then, following relaxation and dinner, spend the evening utilising your new snowshoe skills in search of the Northern Lights.

Brändön Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: LULEA - KIRUNA

DAY 3: LULEA - KIRUNA

Departing by train this morning, your journey takes you deep into the heart of Swedish Lapland as you head towards the fell and forest scenery around Kiruna. A journey of some four and a half hours, you will be met at the station and transferred to the world famous Icehotel. Check into your warm room. Tonight, you will head out into the wilderness on a snowmobile in search of the Northern Lights, enjoying dinner by an open fire.

Icehotel
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4: KIRUNA

DAY 4: KIRUNA

Tonight is the highlight of the tour as you will be spending the night in a cold room, made entirely from the ice and snow of the Torne River. Following a morning of dog sledding through the landscape and enjoying a meal in the wilderness, you will retire to your ice room carved from the landscape itself. Head to the restaurant for a five-course meal from chef Alexander Meier, using local ingredients and flavours of the region, served on ice plates.

Icehotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: KIRUNA - ABISKO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 5: KIRUNA - ABISKO NATIONAL PARK

Continuing the train journey today, you head next towards the spectacular setting of the Abisko National Park, close to the Norwegian border. Staying at the Abisko Mountain Lodge, this region is famous for its Northern Lights activity and your transfer to the lodge on arrival will take you through some of the most dramatic scenery imaginable. This evening is at leisure.

Abisko Mountain Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 6: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK

Spend your last day in Swedish winter paradise at leisure. There are numerous activities from the lodge you can book during the day including ice climbing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, husky sledding and skiing. Following dinner this evening, you have the option to head out with an expert Aurora photographer to enjoy a chance to capture the spectacle on camera.

Abisko Mountain Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK - KIRUNA

DAY 7: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK - KIRUNA

Depart this morning for the transfer back to the airport at Kiruna.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

Superior

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

SWEDEN: ARCTIC EXPLORER WITH ICEHOTEL (7 DAYS) €3,009

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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