Swedish Lapland Experience

Winter fun in far north Sweden
5 days
Jan - Mar
Itinerary
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Between the coast and mountains lies Swedish Lapland- a region of vast forests, wild rivers, unique wildlife and the culture of the Sami, Scandinavia's indigenous people. Swedish Lapland offers an incredible variety of adventures- some fantastic winter sports including snowshoeing, dog sledding, travelling on a hovercraft over the ice, snowmobiling, and the chance to explore the beauty of nature and to search for the fabled Northern Lights.

Each day is spent on a fabulous excursion, whilst each night you return to the comfort of your accommodation, a modern hotel in central Luleå overlooking the city park and the north harbour with an inhouse restaurant and pub.

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Day 1 Arrival in Lulea. 
Transfer from Luleå airport to your hotel. Time at leisure.

Day 2 Dog-Sledding Tour and Snowshoe Walk and Northern Lights Dinner  
Ever heard 60 excited Huskys calling? Start today's dog sledding excursion with a visit to the husky farm about 35 minutes from Luleå. The teams of dogs are enthusiastic and ready to go!  Your dog team will take you at a cracking pace along trails through the forest and across frozen lakes on a 2 hour adventure. Dog-sledding in the arctic winter is an extraordinary experience in many ways- the strength of the dogs and their capacity to pull the sled at high speed in the varied terrain, the crisp climate and stunning surroundings all give you a thrill never forgotten! 2 persons share the driving of each dogsled.

This evening enjoy a snowshoe walk.  Snow shoes have been used for thousands of years in winter conditions and they really make life easy even when the snow cover is thick. Instead of sinking with every step taken, you tread on top of the snow.  Make your silent way through the snowy landscapes of the Brändö forest. Your experienced guide will tell you about the surroundings and life in the northern wilderness!  Dinner is prepared outdoors by your guide and you can enjoy sitting on reindeer furs under the dark sky.

Day 3 Hovercraft  Adventure
Take a journey across the ice-covered Archipelago in a unique vehicle - a Hovercraft! Our exact route will depend on the ice-conditions. The 2.5 hour tour will include a journey across the ice-covered Bothnian Bay with the goal to real the pack ice fields of the outer archipelago. There is free time to walk on the ice and perhaps spot a seal or sea eagles and after a snack with a warm drink we make our way back.

Day 4 Snowmobile Adventure Pack Ice tour
Travel by snowmobile over the glistening ice to the islands of the Luleå archipelago. Along the way the guide will tell you about the surroundings and what life is like in the northern wilderness. Then you have the chance to try ice-fishing. Your destination is the island of Brändöskär in the outermost archipelago, an idyllic fishing village dating from the 17th century with a chapel built in 1774. Outside the island is the frozen Bothnian bay with its seemingly endless fields of pack ice and snow. Some years the blue ice of the sea piles up into formations about 10 metres high – a mighty experience!  During the tour lunch is cooked over an open fire. 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile.

Day 5 Farewell
Transfer to the airport and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily from early January to late March 

This tour is only offered for 2 persons travelling together, in double room accommodation.  Please note the order of the excursions may be changed.

You can also spend a night at the nearby Treehotel - see our tour Ultimate Archipelago Adventure for that itinerary.

Includes: 4 nights accommodation in double room at Elite Hotel, Lulea, including daily breakfast, Lulea Airport/ hotel/airport transfers, 2 hour dog sledding excursion, 4 hour snowmobiling excursion, 3 hour snowshoe walk with dinner, 2.5 hour hovercraft excursion, return transfers for all excursions. 

Excludes: additional optional excursions.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2592.00

Includes: 4 nights accommodation in double room at Elite Hotel, Lulea, including daily breakfast, Lulea Airport/ hotel/airport transfers, 2 hour dog sledding excursion, 4 hour snowmobiling excursion, 3 hour snowshoe walk with dinner, 2.5 hour hovercraft excursion, return transfers for all excursions. 

This tour is only offered for 2 persons travelling together, in double room accommodation

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