Itinerary Highlights
    • A region off the beaten path with varied landscapes to be discovered in complete freedom


    • Design cabin perched in trees, ice hotel: special accommodation, dinners included


    • Snowmobile, sleighs, snowshoes, Northern Lights, gastronomy: action in the heart of Lapland.


    • All our usual additional services


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Swedish Lapland, in a discreet way

Although its Scandinavian neighbours' Finland have been surfing the Lapland wave for a long time, the Sweden's northern region is more discreet. Father Christmas focuses all his attention on Finland, leaving the Swedish part in peace. Accommodation - although limited - it is more intimate and extremely original As a result, this journey by car is aimed at pioneering spirits, sporty types, food lovers and lovers of beautiful and varied landscapes. From the Gulf of Bothnia to Lulea, to the Norwegian Alps, in the Abisko National Park, you will gradually explore the entire Lapland panorama: lakes, taiga, tundra, forests and peaks. We have planned a wide variety of local activities:
snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing. After these endeavours, you'll also have the opportunity to try delicate Swedish cuisine with dinners already included in your stay. Finally, the region offers accommodation with a heavy emphasis on original design that perfectly blends in with the environment, which add an extra touch to this special stay.

Treetop glamping

Among the nature hotels we will reserve for you, there is one that stands out due to its radical and modern design. The seven treehouse rooms, each made by different renowned architectural firms, are scattered in the trees around 30ft off the ground. All are environmentally friendly, built from recyclable materials, use solar energy, wood that hasn't been chemically treated etc. They are chic yet comfortable with heated floors and cosy beds. The latest creation, the '7th bedroom' by Norwegian firm Snohetta, is a floating cocoon of wood and glass, with two bedrooms, stunning views of the Lule River and even a bathroom and loo. The other rooms share bathrooms in the sauna (we are glamping, after all).... Meals are eaten a few hundred feet away at the Brittas Boardhouse, which is a magnificent example of vintage hospitality, reminiscent of the fifties, but Scandi-style.

Route

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DAY 1

Flight to Lulea via Stockholm.

Arrive in the north of the country, on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia in Lulea, then pick up your rental vehicle and set up camp in a lodge for two nights.

DAY 2

Lulea

Located on a peninsula, Lulea is a small port town on the edge of the Gulf of Bothnia and Lule Bay. Primarily nature-orientated, the area features the culturally significant village of Gammelstad, with traditional wooden houses built around a church that has earned a UNESCO World Heritage recognition.

From your cottage on the shore of the Gulf of Bothnia, you will have the chance to take the wheel of a snowmobile under the watchful eye of a private instructor and hit the open snow. Your accommodation for the night is on the edge of the frozen waters, which allows you to hit the ground running and quickly get the hang of driving and gliding around.

DAY 3

Lulea - Harads

Drive to Harads, about 60 miles towards the centre of Swedish Lapland and 40 miles or so from the Arctic Circle. Take in the snowy scenery on a dog sledding safari and enjoy a delicious dinner and night perched in a tree cabin. Designed by a team of Scandinavian designers and architects, it offers a unique experience that puts you directly in between a blanket of snow and the Lapland sky.

DAYS 4 & 5

Harads – Jukkasjärvi

From Harads, you will head three hours to Jukkasjärvi, close to the Torne River. Spend two nights in a hotel that’s partly carved out of ice (and rebuilt every year) and looks more like a work-of-art than a hotel. You can opt to stay in the un-iced part of the hotel though, which comes complete with classic and comfortable Scandinavian furnishings. There is also a fantastic restaurant, where you can try regional ingredients (such as reindeer meat, Arctic char and local berries), brought together by a Swiss chef trained in Michelin star dishes, all tinged with a touch of Japanese fusion.

DAY 6

Jukkasjarvi - Abisko

Head to Abisko National Park, at the foot of the Scandinavian Alps, and set up camp for two nights in beautiful surroundings. Start the day with a snowshoe outing with a guide before heading back for a gourmet dinner at the Aurora Sky station, accessed only by chairlift. Far away from any light pollution, if the weather is right, it is ideal for observing the Northern Lights after a delicious meal.

DAY 7

Abisko

Start your day in Abisko with a snowshoe hike. With a guide on hand to help, spot arctic wildlife such as the willow ptarmigan, the mountain hare or the arctic fox. And in the evening, head out on a 4x4 safari for another chance at catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

DAY 8

Abisko - Return flight

Transfer to Kiruna for your return flight via Stockholm.

A la carte



With two extra days: Stockholm





Stockholm is a harmonious combination of tradition and new trends. Over a weekend, explore the Swedish capital between the waters of Lake Malar and the Baltic Sea. Built on 14 islands, the capital is best discovered on foot through the old streets. Visit Stockholm off the beaten track with a private guide. Start off with the Old Town: Gamla Stan, a charming medieval city founded in the 13th century, is home to beautiful cobblestone alleyways, pastel and ochre buildings and pretty squares. Then head to the Sodermalm peninsula, a little corner of Stockholm which has become one of the city's trendy neighbourhoods, with its small designer shops and alternative galleries but also its fun nightlife. To finish off this discovery tour, visit the Vasa Museum, which houses a beautifully preserved 17th century warship. It's an ideal urban break before or after a stay in Lapland. Note that the Stockholm-Lulea link can be done by train on board a private first class compartment.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £3,035 to £3,750 per person. A fixed price would not make sense for a bespoke journey. The cost varies depending on several factors, including level of service, duration and how far in advance the trip is booked. The exact price will be shown on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £3,215 per person.
  • International flights with a scheduled airline
  • Domestic flights
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Seven days car rental
  • Two-night stay in Lulea in a double room with half board included
  • Two-night stay in Harads in a double room with half board included
  • Overnight stay in Jukkasjarvi in a double room with half board included
  • Two-night stay in Abisko in a double room with half board included
  • Two-hour snowmobile safari in Lulea with a private guide
  • Dog sled safari in Harads with a private guide
  • Snowshoe expedition in Abisko, with a private guide
  • A gourmet dinner at the Aurora Sky observation station
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