Unforgettable 5-day winter holiday in Swedish Lapland

Are you looking for a unique nature experience in Swedish Lapland? Can you cope with freezing temperatures and a lot of snow? Are you looking for the ultimate location in Sweden to see the Northern Lights? If you answered these 3 questions with “yes”, then you should definitely book this unique 5-day winter holiday in Swedish Lapland.

You will do this!

  • Stay at the first glamping site in the world created for arctic winter conditions
  • Spend 2 nights in a cone room
  • Join a dog sledding tour
  • Hug some reindeer and get to know more about the Sami culture
  • Drive a snowmobile yourself
  • Cross the Arctic circle together with your guide

Route 5-day winter holiday in Swedish Lapland:

Day 1 to 3: Gunnarsbyn
Day 3 to 5: Mårdsel

Day 1 to 3 – Gunnarsbyn
On your own you will travel to the airport of Luleå (LLA) or the Central train station of Boden. You can get to Luleå airport by airplane from Stockholm Arlanda. If you prefer traveling by train, there is a night train from Stockholm to Boden Central which takes about 12 hours (airline tickets and train tickets are not included in this program). Optionally I can arrange overnight stays in the cities of Stockholm, Luleå and Boden as well as train tickets within Sweden for you.

From Boden C train station or Luleå airport, a private guided transfer will be provided for you to the world’s first glamping site suitable for arctic winter conditions. This safari camp is located 70 km from Luleå airport, a 1-hour drive through dense forest with good chances of seeing wildlife along the way. The camp can be reached by sitting on a snowmobile sled for the last 10 minutes. In the middle of the wilderness and far away from light pollution, you have the chance to admire the unique Northern Lights from the front row. This is the place to disconnect from everything while still enjoying a certain comfort level.

You will be staying in a cone room for 2 nights located in the heart of Swedish Lapland. The camp is situated next to a large lake called Degerselet and the Råne river. This cone room has a glass roof and panoramic windows on one side. These windows are north-facing to give you the best chances of spotting the Northern Lights from your bed.

There is a separate entrance hallway to remove your winter clothing and boots before heading inside. There are heaters installed to keep you warm and you have a private bathroom at your disposal consisting of an incineration toilet and wash basin.

There is a communal lounge and dining area equipped with a cozy fireplace and comfortable seating. On site you can also find an outdoor fireplace where you can sit and relax with a great view over the Råne river and the frozen lake.

You can take a shower at the floating sauna located on the frozen lake. With hot water and a firewood burning stove, this is the ultimate relaxation time you get to enjoy privately and unlimited whilst at Gunnarsbyn. You can even take a plunge into the small ice pool after your time in the sauna.

During your stay in Gunnarsbyn you will visit a Sami reindeer family for a few hours. You will get to know more about the Sami culture, caring for reindeer and the bond that the reindeer herders have with their animals. A traditional lunch is included.

During this 5-day stay, all food and beverages are included: hot breakfast snacks, lunches, min. 3-course dinners, snacks and beverages.

You can complimentary make use of:

  • Fatbikes, snow-adapted mountain bikes ideal to cruise the winter tracks around the camp with
  • Snowshoes, perfect to explore the forest and nearby islands
  • Kicksleds,  since centuries the means of transportation par excellence in the North
  • Nordic skis, possible to use both on the tracks and cross country

The use of extra winter clothing is also available for you free of charge (winter suits, winter boots, hats and gloves).

Day 3 to 5 – Mårdsel
Today you await a private guided transfer of 35 minutes to Mårdsel where a former grocery store has been converted into a comfortable accommodation.

Just below the Arctic circle, your accommodation is ideally situated for a dog sledding tour. A dogsled is the ultimate way to travel through forests and over frozen lakes. You can drive the sled yourself or sit on the back together with a guide for 3.5 hours. An outdoor meal is included on this tour.

In Mårdsel you will stay 2 nights in a suite of 102 m2, located on the 1st floor, based on full board. The suite has 3 bedrooms, a cozy living room, a private bathroom and kitchen. The living room has a fireplace, a bar, a music system and some musical instruments. A large flat screen TV and board games ensure that you will not get bored indoors. In the basement you can enjoy a beautiful sauna with underfloor heating, the perfect relaxation after an outdoor activity.

The Arctic circle is in close proximity to the lodge. From this line, the sun does not rise on December 21 and does not set on June 21. This snowmobile ride takes place on minor roads and you have the chance to see moose, reindeer, fox, hares and arctic bird species. On snowshoes you will discover the ancient forest around the arctic circle and enjoy lunch in a forest hut. This tour on day 4 takes approximately 6 to 7 hours.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and all beverages are included during your stay.

You can complimentary make use of:

  • Snowshoes, perfect to explore the forest and nearby islands
  • Kicksleds, since centuries the means of transportation par excellence in the North
  • Nordic skis, possible to use both on the tracks and cross country

The use of extra winter clothing is also available for you free of charge (winter suits, winter boots, hats and gloves).

Optional (bookable) activities at both accommodations are:

  • Hot air balloon ride (only bookable between February 10 and April 10)
  • Ice sculpturing workshop
  • Storforsen waterfall tour
  • Photography workshop
  • Ice fishing

On day 5, after breakfast, a 1.5-hour transfer awaits you to Luleå Airport or to Boden train station (only a 1-hour drive). You will certainly return home with fantastic and unforgettable memories.

Price details 5-day winter holiday in Swedish Lapland:

Travel duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Travel costs: from 46.120 SEK per person on booking in double occupancy
Included: overnight stays on a full board basis, mentioned excursions, mentioned private guided transfers and personal guidance throughout your stay.

The price does not include:

  • Transport to and from Boden C or Luleå
  • Travel, hospitalization and cancellation insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

Summary included activities and meals:

DAYACTIVITIESMEALS
Day 1 to 33.5-hour self-drive dog sledding tour, unlimited private use of the floating sauna, complimentary activities as described in the program aboveAll meals and beverages
Day 3 to 54-hour Sami reindeer experience, 6/7-hours snowmobile tour to the Arctic circle, complimentary activities as described in the program aboveAll meals and beverages

BE AWARE:

  • Due to limited electricity facilities at both locations, you must bring your own power bank to charge your telephone or other electronic equipment.
  • The best period for your stay in Swedish Lapland is from mid-January to mid-April.
  • This itinerary can be adjusted if desired.
  • Bring suitable winter clothing and winter boots! In Swedish Lapland, temperatures range from 0 to -40 degrees Celsius. When it comes to clothing, it is important to work in layers which you should be able to put on and take off easily. So you have to bring your own thermal underwear, warm socks, hat and gloves. At both accommodations you can freely use extra winter suits, stockings, gloves and a hat as overlay over your own clothing.

Booking: Contact me via e-mail sylvia@amazingscandinavia.com or by phone +46 (0)70 230 68 70