Winter in Swedish Lapland

The winter season in Lapland is brimming with endless opportunities, and the frozen archipelago begs for adventure.

Dave, Claudia and Flora are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Nov - May

Flight from London London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Driving a snowmobile is a must in Lapland, if not simply for an adrenalin fix. Fully equipped with thermal overalls, helmets, gloves and balaclavas, the qualified guides first talk guests through the ins and outs of riding a snowmobile. Once clued up on the art of driving, it is time to head towards the frozen archipelago first passing the fishing harbour on Hindersön before a much deserved pit stop for coffee and waffles at the stunning Jopikgården Inn. Lunch is laid out on reindeer skins around a fire - keep an eye out for moose, reindeer and other wildlife.

If you prefer to stick to what you know, driving an ordinary car on the ice is also possible. Ebbenjarka lake is the perfect setting for racing around in the old volvos, and with just over 15 miles of ice tracks on the lake, the hours of fun are endless.

After a fast paced day of driving on ice, in a snow mobile, or behind huskies, food is usually on everyone's minds. Continue the theme of the day - ice - with a 3-course dinner on the ice complete with candelabras, linen tablecloths and a crackling fire. With any luck, the Northern Lights may make a guest appearance as well.


Where to stay

Ice Hotel

Ice Hotel

Every year, 60 artists are given 30,000 tonnes of snow and ice to play with on the banks of the Torne River and are tasked with building the latest incarnation of the Ice Hotel; unsurprisingly, the result is much more than your average igloo.

Ice Hotel
Wilderness Cabins, luxury hotel in Sweden

Wilderness Cabins

There are a number of private cabins dotted about the wilderness around Jukkasjarvi, and they differ in size and shape with a few constants - none have electricity or running water, all are near a lake, and all have outside loos.

Wilderness Cabins


The Treehotel is a rare and ingenious concept consisting of, well, tree houses, and allows guests to experience the stunning surroundings from an opportune spot in Luleå.

Aurora Safari Camp, luxury hotel in Sweden

Aurora Safari Camp

Snow and camping aren’t usually natural bedfellows, but don’t worry, we haven't completely lost the plot. Aurora Safari camp offers a ‘glamping’ experience in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and the Rane River Valley.

Aurora Safari Camp
Abisko Mountain Lodge

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Located in the stunning Abisko National Park, Abisko Mountain Lodge is an archetypal mountain retreat in Northern Lapland.

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Dave, Claudia and Flora are our Swedish Lapland experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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