Swedish Lapland: An Overview

The Northern Lights, dog-sledding and ice-driving are just snippets of what is on offer on Swedish Lapland adventure holidays. Pack a few extra layers and head north for a Swedish adventure in a true Narnia-esque landscape.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Summer in Swedish Lapland is also fantastic - swap snow-shoes for walking boots and soak in the beauty
  • This destination is perfect in that it can be -40c in winter and +30c in the summertime
  • Swedish Lapland is a great spot to see the Northen Lights in winter and Midnight sun in the summer time.
  • The portfolio of hip and quirky hotels are well worth browsing through.

Luxury Lapland Holidays: the Detail

Swedish Lapland is the perfect short break adventure holiday destination. Only a few hours flight away, and do-able in 2 or 3 nights, the hard-hitting adventure seekers can rest easy in the knowledge that it is all at their finger tips.

Swedish Lapland has adventure activities for both the adrenaline junkie, and the slightly less daring amongst us. Popular activities include dog-sledding, snow-shoeing in search of the Northern Lights, driving on ice, and manoeuvring a snowmobile around the Luleå archipelago.

We can also arrange meetings with the local Sami people, or even organise a 3 course dinner - yes, on the ice - complete with candelabras, linen tablecloths and a crackling fire.

Swedish Lapland is not just for the winter, and when the ice melts in the summer there is still plenty to see and do. Kayaking, walking, sailing and fishing are all possibilities, and the setting is simply spectacular.

We have found the best, and most original, hotels that make the most out of a Swedish Lapland adventure, from suspended rooms in the Treehotel, to a cosy cabin at Abisko Mountain Lodge.


Top picks for Swedish Lapland

Treehotel

Treehotel

Swedish Lapland

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.

Where to stay

Aurora Safari Camp, luxury hotel in Sweden

Aurora Safari Camp

Swedish Lapland

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.

Where to stay

Ice Hotel

Ice Hotel

Swedish Lapland

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.

Where to stay

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, the extraordinary natural light show that occurs in the depths of winter.

What to do

Huskies, Swedish Lapland

Dog Sledding in Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

Dog-sledding through the snowbound forests and mountains of Swedish Lapland will leave even the hardiest ‘been there, done that’ traveller with an indelible memory.

What to do

Family Dog Sled, Swedish Lapland

Family Adventure in Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

Not your average school holiday, dog-sledding through the snowbound forests and mountains of Swedish Lapland will leave an indelible memory and provides a good opportunity for a bit of family bonding.

What to do

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