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Sweden & Norway: Ultimate Arctic Adventure

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11 Days From £5,450

Overview

Travel deep into the heart of Swedish and Norwegian Lapland on this all-encompassing tour taking in the best accommodations and activities on offer. Journey across frozen seas and snow-covered forests from the shores of the Lulea archipelago to the fjords of Northern Norway and Tromso, the ‘Paris of the North.

Begin on an island overlooking the frozen waters of the Luleå archipelago, perfect for an exhilarating snowshoe safari, snowmobile tour, hover crafting adventure or ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the wilderness via hover craft, snowmobile, husky sled and snowshoe
  • The chance to watch the Aurora Borealis from Aurora Sky Station
  • Sample a three-course Arctic menu in a heated tepee on a forest lake surrounded by candlelight
  • Stay at the world-renowned Icehotel and Treehotel in Sweden
  • Go on a whale watching boat safari (seasonal) in the snow-covered fjords of Lyngen

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

DAY 1: LULEA

Arrive into Lulea airport where you will be met by a local representative. You will be transferred to Brandon Lodge located on an island of the Lulea archipelago overlooking the frozen waters. Settle into your log cabin accommodation which includes two bedrooms, a lounge and a porch, the perfect spot for hopefully your first sighting of the northern lights. Tonight, a two-course dinner is included, introducing you to the hearty flavours of Lapland.

Brändön Lodge
Dinner

DAY 2: LULEA

DAY 2: LULEA

Following breakfast, head off on a hovercraft tour exploring Lulea's frozen archipelago, exclusively available at Brandon Lodge. As you traverse the heavy ice layer of Borthnian Bay, take in the white, vast landscape, hopefully with sea eagles and seals in sight. Depending on the weather, you will reach remote islands and the pack ice fields. Return to the lodge for an included lunch before taking to a snowmobile. This afternoon sees you snaking through Lulea's snow-covered forests in search of frozen lakes and wildlife. Stop for a warming drink with your guide within the Arctic wilderness. Tonight, another delicious two-course dinner is served in the lodge.

Brändön Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: LULEA

DAY 3: LULEA

Try another classic Arctic activity this morning, dog sledding. Meet your trusty pack at the Husky kennel. Your guide will instruct you on how to mush the huskies, in preparation for a sled ride into the frozen forest. There will be time for a break with a hot drink and a wilderness lunch next to an open fire. Say goodbye to your husky team in order to meet your snowshoe guide. Taking a slower pace through the forest will allow you more time to take in this incredible wilderness and increase your chances of spotting wildlife. Your guide will also teach you how to build a fire in these freezing temperatures in order to make a warm cup of brew. The hope is that you will be accompanied by the Aurora Borealis as you warm up by the fire. Return to the lodge for dinner for your final night in Lulea.

Brändön Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: LULEA - HARADS

DAY 4: LULEA - HARADS

You will be met at the lodge by a private driver and taken to Harads, home to the uniquely designed Treehotel consisting of seven tree houses offering contemporary and quirky architecture such as UFOs, bird nests and mirror cubes. Tonight will be a truly romantic and unforgettable experience as you eat a delicious three course meal on a frozen lake surrounded by dozens of candles and, hopefully, under the glow of the Northern Lights. Take a snowmobile to the heated tepee and settle into the cosy reindeer skins as you are served a selection of Arctic delicacies.

Tree Hotel
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: HARADS - KIRUNA

DAY 5: HARADS - KIRUNA

Following breakfast, you will be taken on a private transfer to Boden train station. You will be assisted onto the train heading towards Kiruna, the gateway to the world-famous Icehotel. Set 200km above the Arctic Circle, the hotel is reconstructed every year using ice blocks from the Torne River. Explore the pieces of art created from ice which make up the hotel walls. Sample a five-course tasting menu in the restaurant, served on ice. Tonight will be spent in a cold Art Suite, a truly unique experience.

Icehotel
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: HARADS - ABISKO

DAY 6: HARADS - ABISKO

After spending a surprisingly cosy night in the Art Suite, warm up with a trip to the sauna and a fresh cup of lingonberry juice before breakfast. Your driver will meet you and transfer you to Bjorkliden, close to Abisko National Park on the borderlands with Norway. The area is known for its fantastic Aurora Borealis viewing opportunities. Following a two-course dinner, you will be taken to Aurora Sky Station to enjoy a guided tour of the Northern Lights exhibition and look-out tower.

Björkliden Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK

Today will be left free to relax amongst the stillness of this remote Arctic landscape or take part in optional winter activities. A two-course dinner is included tonight.

Björkliden Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK - LYNGEN, NORWAY

DAY 8: ABISKO NATIONAL PARK - LYNGEN, NORWAY

You will be met at the lodge by your private driver and vehicle. Travel further into the wilds of Lapland, eventually reaching the Norwegian border. Once in Norway, you will head even further north, to the beautiful fjords of Lyngen. The total drive time today is approximately five hours but there will be plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs and take photos of the incredibly beautiful scenery, often without a person in sight. Enjoy dinner tonight before relaxing in Lyngen Experience Lodge's outdoor hot tub overlooking the ocean and mountains.

Lyngen Experience Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: LYNGEN

DAY 9: LYNGEN

The northern location of Lyngen allows for good whale watching opportunities (Nov - Jan). Following breakfast, you will board a boat from a nearby port and head out on a whale safari in the Lyngen fjords. With the help of the experienced captain, you should be able to find where these beautiful creatures were last seen. If you are not able to see any whales, or you are travelling outside of whale season, just taking in the phenomenal scenery via high speed boat is enough to bring lasting memories. Dinner is included tonight once more at the lodge.

Lyngen Experience Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10: LYNGEN - TROMSO

DAY 10: LYNGEN - TROMSO

Depart after breakfast in a private transfer to Tromso. Located some 350 kilometres to the north of the Arctic Circle and ringed by mountains and fjords, Norway's 'Paris of the North' is an engaging mix of natural and cultural attractions. This afternoon and evening will be free to explore at your own pace. Tromso provides the chance to watch the Northern Lights dance across the city's beautiful harbour or perhaps take a cable car ride up to an aurora dinner.

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Breakfast

DAY 11: TROMSO - TROMSO AIRPORT

DAY 11: TROMSO - TROMSO AIRPORT

Enjoy your last breakfast in the Arctic before being transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Ultra

The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

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 & NORWAY: ULTIMATE ARCTIC ADVENTURE (11 DAYS) £5,450

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 without the big price tag
Mid-Range - 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.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Scandinavia and Arctic expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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+44 (0)20 3944 6258

Fjord whale watching season is November through to January and the viewing is some of the best in the world.

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