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    6 days - Independent Aurora tour through Swedish Lapland staying at the Treehotel and ICEHOTEL

    Stay at two of Scandinavia’s most iconic and celebrated hotels – the ICEHOTEL and Treehotel – on a memorable tour of Swedish Lapland, including a scenic train ride from Luleå to Kiruna and a fabulous choice of winter activities. 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 amazing accommodation you will ever encounter.

    Read about the highlights of ICEHOTEL here. For several other Northern Lights holidays read here.

    Day 1
    Arrive Luleå and transfer to the Treehotel
    Day 2
    Meet the Forest Sami Eriksson Family for stories about Sami Culture and life as a reindeer herder
    Day 3
    Snowmobile Safari through snow-covered forests
    Day 4
    Scenic train ride from Luleå to Kiruna and transfer to the ICEHOTEL
    Day 5
    Ice sculpturing and Dogsledding safari at the ICEHOTEL
    Day 6
    Wake up surrounded by ice and then departure day
    Start/End Place
    Luleå, Sweden
    Country Visited
    Sweden
    Duration
    6 Days
    Type
    Touring
    Suitability
    Easy
    Code
    ASSL01

    Details

    Transportation

    Private transfers, local train and local transport.

    Included
    • Arrival and departure transfer from airport and other transfers between accommodation as described
    • Treehotel 3 nights
    • Guided tour of the Treehotel
    • Tree sauna at Treehotel
    • Sami Culture tour with Arctic Circle Visit
    • Daily breakfast
    • Half board at the Treehotel
    • Snowmobiling Safari at Treehotel (2 hours)
    • Train journey from Luleå to Kiruna
    • One night in an iceroom at the ICEHOTEL
    • One night in a warm room at Kaamos Hotel (ICEHOTEL)
    • Art and Design Ice Sculpturing at the ICEHOTEL
    • Sled Dog Ride in a Winter Wonderland (1.5 hours)
    • Warm winter clothing for activities at the ICEHOTEL and at the Treehotel
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included
    • Meals not specified in the itinerary
    • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
    • Gratuities and items of personal nature
    • Travel insurance

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Luleå and transfer to the Treehotel

    Arrive into Luleå and transfer to Treehotel. Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river. There is a small village of about 600 people close by to wander through. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta's Pensionat. Then it's just a short stroll (5 mins) through the beautiful nature to your treeroom. You can either carry your luggage or it can be transported.

    When you are ready, you have a guided tour of the Treehotel included. Your accommodation for the night will be in The Cabin, The Bird’s Nest, The Blue Cone, The UFO or The Mirror Cube. The Dragonfly room is available for a supplement. Once you have settled in, head to the small TreeSauna for a 2 hour steam session.

    From your Treehotel's room you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river. And don't forget that the Treehotel location above the Arctic Circle, away from artificial light makes the camp a perfect spot for watching the Aurora Borealis.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Treehotel, Northern Sweden

    Day 2 - Meet the Forest Sami Eriksson Family for stories about Sami Culture and life as a reindeer herder

    After breakfast, drive to visit the Forest Sami Eriksson family in Flakaberg, a journey which indulges all of the senses. Lars, who is a great storyteller, will tell you about Sami culture, his childhood, youth and his life as a reindeer herder in the forestland of Swedish Lapland. You will get to meet the reindeer that wander the farm, try pot-boiled coffee by the campfire and be treated to a tasty lunch prepared by Lars’ wife, Anette. The tour also includes a visit to the Arctic Circle.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Treehotel, Northern Sweden

    Day 3 - Snowmobile Safari through snow-covered forests

    After breakfast, head off on a 2 hour snowmobile safari. This favourite winter-past time of the locals has you snowmobiling through snow-covered forests. The tour goes to some beautiful places with great views as you enjoy the tranquillity of the forest. Experience the wilderness and freedom of Swedish Lapland. Along the narrow trails, stops are made so the guide can tell you about the surroundings.

    Snowmobile suit, boots, socks, warm gloves, fleece suit, hood for underneath the helmet and helmet are provided by the tour operator.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Treehotel, Northern Sweden

    Day 4 - Scenic train ride from Luleå to Kiruna and transfer to the ICEHOTEL

    This morning you will transfer to the train station and travel by local train to Kiruna. On arrival in Kiruna you will be brought to Jukkasjärvi, and your accommodation at the ICEHOTEL. Wander around the ICEHOTEL - check out all the different art suites. Choose between two restaurants - the ICE Restaurant with an "Ice Menu" or the Old Homestead with a more traditional feel.

    In the evening you can enjoy a drink in the uber-cool icebar before settling into your snow room at the ICEHOTEL.

    Inside ICEHOTEL, the temperature is never colder than -5 °C to -8 °C, regardless of how cold it may be outside. Dress in warm thermal underwear, put on a hat and slip into the cozy sleeping bag. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet, guided tour of the hotel, storage locker, WiFi, morning sauna and towels are included in your stay.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Upgrades to Deluxe Rooms, Art and Winter Suites are available.
    ICEHOTEL

    Day 5 - Ice sculpturing and Dogsledding safari at the ICEHOTEL

    This morning, explore the magical world of ice sculpting for yourself with an introductory class. Working with your hands completely absorbs you. It's relaxing and intense at once. The guide begins the class by giving you some background about working with ice, and an introduction to the tools.

    Each sculptor apprentice is then given a block and chisel and off you go!

    In the early afternoon, head outside for a Dogsledding adventure. Touring with a dog and sled through the pristine forest and over frozen rivers provides a dream-like feeling. You’re side by side with nature and we promise you an unforgettable experience. The tour begins at ICEHOTEL where your guide will provide you with warm clothing, gloves and hat. After that a safety briefing and instructions and then it’s time to go! After an hour of sledding, we’ll pause to enjoy a warm drink in the beautiful wilderness before returning to ICEHOTEL. If you would like to mush your own sled, please let us know as this can be possible.

    You will be sleeping in a warm room this evening.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    ICEHOTEL
    Optional Add Ons
    Northern lights ICEHOTEL snowmobile tour
    Wilderness Dinner at the ICEHOTEL

    Day 6 - Wake up surrounded by ice and then departure day

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport or to your location.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person. Please ask us about an upgrade to a Art Design Room at the ICEHOTEL.

    Dates
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    Status
    Accommodation
    12 Dec 2018
    1 Apr 2019
    12 Dec 2018
    1 Apr 2019
    EUR 2,696
    Limited availability
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    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.

    Be sure to ask us about optional activities offered at each hotel so we can book and secure your place.

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