Visiting Swedish Lapland in Winter 2023
Sweden's Lapland is a winter wonderland of majestic beauty and tranquillity.
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5 days - Hot air ballooning over Lapland and stay at the Arctic Bath.
Looking for something amazing? Stay at two of Scandinavia’s most innovative and unique places – the Aurora Safari Camp and the Arctic Bath's Water Cabins in Swedish Lapland. Go Hot Air Ballooning over the white landscape and then spend days in an oasis of wellness and design, floating in the heart of Swedish Lapland. Get active with a fabulous choice of winter activities before relaxing with local gourmet meals and a glass of wine around the campfire. This trip has been designed to serve you the highlights of Aurora watching in far northern Sweden, coupled with staying at some of the most unique accommodation you will ever encounter.
Private transfers and local transport.
Head into the Swedish wilds, with a stay in the 'once in a lifetime' Aurora Safari Camp. This camp offers a unique opportunity to experience the elusive Aurora and adventure in the wilds of Swedish Lapland and Råne River Valley. Enjoy the campfire while you gaze out over the frozen river where you may spot moose or deer at the forest's edge.
Stay overnight in very comfortable glamping Lavvu tents. The Lavvu tents are plush and warm with a fire place inside. There is a shared ecotoilet & washroom around 20-50 m from the tents.
Fatbikes, snowshoes, toboggans and kicksleighs are all included to use as you wish (after instructions). You can also add optional activities to your stay such as an accompanied snowshoe trekking, wildlife trekking and ice fishing (depending on the time available). In the evening, there is a sauna on a float that freezes into the ice - can be used in pairs.
Don't forget that the camp's location away high above the arctic circle, away from artificial light makes the camp a perfect spot for watching the Aurora Borealis.
This evening, weather depending, you will head out into the late afternoon polar skies for hot air ballooning. Hoovering with the balloon under possible northern lights, tethered around 15-25 min in the air. Enjoy snacks and lecture about the northern lights and ballooning in the north by a fireplace before and/or after the flight. You get involved in launching and packing the balloon.
After breakfast, enjoy your day in the winter wilderness. Included activities and winter gear to use during your stay are the sauna on the lake, fatbikes, kicksleds, snowshoes and Nordic skis.
If you are looking for a further adventure, this afternoon we can also arrange an optional snowmobile excursion. This tour starts directly from the camp so no car transfers are needed. Approx. 1 hr with warm drinks. Explore the forests and frozen waters of Råne River Valley.
This morning, head out with a dog sledding team. Sledding through the beautiful snowy forests, you will fall in love with the huskies and the incredible stillness and beauty of the forest.
Afterwards, transfer approximately an hour to the Arctic Bath and check into your cabin above the water. The designer cabin is connected to the shore by a floating walkway. There is a wood deck outside the cabin offering a perfect place for meditation, coffee with a cozy seat and blankets or spotting the northern light.
Includes: a double bed (160 cm), a bathroom with shower, air-condition, minibar, spa bar, Wi-Fi, floor heat and pellets stove.
You have spa access included today with different saunas and spa rituals. You also are provided with a spa robe, swimmingwear and slippers.
Today you will meet Anna, a young Sámi woman, who lives there with her family. Brought up with reindeer herding, Anna has a vast amount of local knowledge to share with you.
In the lávvu (tent house) you will sit around the fireplace and listen to stories and joik (traditional Sami singing). You will also be served a three course meal prepared over an open fire, with locally produced ingredients.
The camp is situated just outside of Jokkmokk, close to the Arctic circle. Once you crossed the circle you will have a fabulous, once in a lifetime opportunity, to get close to beautiful reindeer while feeding them.
In the time around this experience, enjoy optional wellness treatments at the Arctic Bath, booked on arrival.
After breakfast, transfer to Luleå Airport.
All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. 2023 prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.
Please note that the itinerary and price is subject to availability. We do our utmost to create an itinerary as close to this published tour as possible.
Sami Experience at the Arctic Bath is unavailable between 22-28 December.
Aurora Safari Camp
Lavvu tents - single, double and family tents (max 2 adults and 2 children in each tent).
At the camp there are 3 Lavvu rooms and 2 Lapland cones. NEW UPGRADES for the Lapland Cones include a separate entrance hallway; to remove winter clothing and boots before heading inside; and an en-suite bathroom consisting of an incineration toilet and wash basin. In each cone there are heaters that remain warm throughout the night.
Please note: Hot Air Ballooning is very weather sensitive. We will try to fly your first evening and if not possible, second. If not possible to fly during your stay you will get a full refund of the ballooning activity cost. Hot Air Ballooning is only available between 20 Feb and 31 April, weather dependent.
Just a five minute drive from the Arctic Bath, we can add a night at the TREEHOTEL Sweden - stay in a bird's nest high in the forest or a UFO for the evening.
Your glamping experience at the Aurora Safari Camp is the first of its kind in the world. It was the vision of two men; Jonas and Fredik who, having worked in Kenya and inspired by African bush camps, realised there was nothing of its kind in the North and wanted to replicate the experience of simplicity, connecting with nature, and working in harmony with their surroundings and local communities. Sustainability is at the core of what they offer; meals are shared over a campfire, there is no electricity on site (light is provided by campfire, solar cells and LED lights), and the activities provided are designed to provide as little disruption to the environment as possible (snowshoes, fatbikes, kicksleds, photography). Treks are popular and offer a good chance of glimpsing wildlife such as moose, red fox and doe deer. This experience is as tranquil and down-to-earth as you can get.
The Arctic Bath is a completely unique accommodation which invites visitors to immerse themselves in the elements whilst leaving a minimal environmental footprint. The buildings are constructed using natural, sustainable materials – stone, wood, leather and other textiles whilst the central Arctic Bath complex itself was constructed with native birch trees. AnnKathrin Lundqvist, partner at the Arctic Bath, said: “We have a strong environmental focus. We’ve chosen so many materials that are locally produced.” The cabins, located on the tree lined shore, have also been elevated on stilts above the ground so as not to disturb the natural growth below.
Sweden's Lapland is a winter wonderland of majestic beauty and tranquillity.
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