This six day Swedish adventure embraces both the highlights of city slicking and the arctic wilderness. Spilt your time between exploring the cultural capital and enjoying a snowy arctic retreat - where husky driven sleds will whisk you towards views of the Northern Lights, glimmering behind snow-sprinkled tree tops.
Spend your first morning immersing yourself in Stockholm's famous art culture.
Meet your transfer driver at the airport and gaze out of the window as you arrive into this trendy water-front city, and head to your hotel to drop your bags.
There are a host of galleries to visit and a range of artistic goodies to please a variety of tastes. Fotografiska is a hot attraction for contemporary photography and housed in an industrial building. The complex of galleries at Industricentralen displays the work of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists and for something slightly different, wander around the world's first open air museum, Skansen , which will take you back in time to the old houses and farmsteads of the locals from the 16th century.
Take a break and refuel with a traditional smorgasbord meatball dish before embarking on your afternoon of naval history. The Vasa museum is a must see, home to the Vasa ship, the only surviving 17th Century ship in the world which has been preserved after spending 333 years hidden on the sea bed.
In keeping with your day full of artistic delights, head to one of Stockholm's restaurants borne from the New Nordic culinary concept for a sophisticated and contemporary twist on Swedish cuisine. Then, if you fancy a taste of local nightlife, head to a bar, many of which turn into lively dance arenas come midnight.
Get up bright and early this morning for a short flight from Stockholm to Lulea, where a driver will meet you and transfer you around 40 minutes into the heart of Swedish Lapland and your hotel, Aurora Safrai Camp.
Put on a pair of snowshoes and spend your first morning exploring the area and taking in the beautiful views of the forest and frozen river. For a higher adrenaline activity, take a fatbike or kicksled and whiz through the snow and ice. Alternatively, take a guided tour around the Rane River Valley in a snowmobile, stopping for a warm drink during your expedition. Take part in a photographic workshop this afternoon so you can capture your picture perfect surroundings during your stay. As darkness falls and with no artificial light in sight, gaze up at the Northern Lights in all of their glory - this is an excellent chance to show off your newly learned skills.
If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.
If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.
If you are looking for something extra special and would like to add business or first class flights, stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.
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