Ultimate Swedish Lapland (Summer)

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent
Stockholm + Swedish Lapland: Brändön Lodge & Icehotel
9 days
Aug - Oct
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Between the coast and mountains lies Swedish Lapland, offering an incredible variety of adventures with vast forests, wild rivers, unique wildlife and indigenous Sami culture. On this fantastic tour stay in unique accommodation, and enjoy the endless summer nights and astonishing beauty of the landscape. Start your travels from Luleå, a small sea-side town located on the sea and continue to the world- renowned Icehotel located in the small village of Jukkasjärvi, before continuing to charming Stockholm. 

Day 1 Luleå - Brandon Lodge
Upon arrival at Lulea transfer to Brändön Lodge, located on an island off the coast of Swedish Lapland. The lodge overlooks the sea and the numerous islets and skerries of the Luleå archipelago, an area of astonishing wild beauty. Your accommodation for the next 3 nights is in a comfortable, private cabin with a sitting room, kitchenette, seperate bedroom and terrace. The Lodge has a main lounge area located inside a huge log house where you can relax and meet your fellow guests. Dine each night in the Lodge's restaurant which is renowned for its fine cuisine, created using local ingredients. And don't forget the sauna! Dinner and overnight at Brandön Lodge.

Day 2 Brändön Lodge: Day at leisure
Breakfast at the charming timber log cabin then time at leisure. There are many walking and hiking trails, and summer is the ideal time to explore the pristine beauty of these surroundings. Remember it will be light until late, so you can enjoy exploring under the Midnight Sun. 2nd overnight at  Brändön Lodge.

Day 3 Brändön Lodge: Day at leisure
Today, you might  like to try some great optional activities, such as a yoga class, kayak and canoe rental, fat bike rental or even stand up paddle boarding. Or there are optional outdoor cooking classes, a guided boat tour or a guided hike. 3rd overnight at  Brändön Lodge.

Day 4 Brändön Lodge - Icehotel
Breakfast, then transfer from the Lodge to Luleå train station. Upon arrival into Kiruna transfer to the world-renowned, original Icehotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy this very unique hotel. Inside Icehotel is the very special Icehotel 365, where there are now rooms built of ice where you can stay all year round, as well as a fun Ice Bar where you can sip cool drinks in glasses made of ice. Perhaps unleash your creativity in an optional ice sculpting class where you chisel your own art out of the frozen Torne River ice! Stay 2 nights at the Icehotel, one in an Art Suite inside Icehotel 365 and the second in warm hotel room accommodation. Tonight's stay is in Icehotel 365 in an Art Suite, a room made of ice, each individually themed and hand carved by artists from all over the world. Sleep soundly snuggled up in thermal sleeping bags and on reindeer skins on a special bed built of snow and ice. Changing rooms, toilets and saunas are right nearby in the warm section of the hotel.

Day 5 Icehotel: Day at Leisure and Overnight in Warm Accommodation
This morning you are awakened with a cup of hot lingon-berry juice at your bedside. After breakfast and a morning sauna, the day is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. There are many walking and hiking trails, or you can hire canoes, join an optional river rafting trip or try your hand at fishing. 2nd overnight at Icehotel in warm hotel accommodation.

Day 6: Icehotel - Stockholm
Today the day is free to further explore before your transfer to Kiruna station to take the late evening overnight train to Stockholm, travelling in a private sleeping compartment. 

Day 7 Stockholm
Upon arrival in Stockholm make your own way to your hotel, then time at leisure. Perhaps visit the Vasa Museum - the impressive warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 but was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. She has since been restored and can now be seen with her complete rigging. Also walk the charming streets of the famous old town, Gamla Stan, and enjoy sitting in the many bars, cafes and restaurants, to watch the passing parade. Or indulge in some Nordic shopping in the many quirky boutiques and homeware stores. 2 nights in Stockholm at the Clarion Sign Hotel or similar.

Day 8 Stockholm: Day at Leisure
More time today enjoy the city. Perhaps take a canal trip through the many waterways - you can sail under bridges and through locks connecting the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren, past the inner city and old town, the islands of Södermalm, Lilla and Stora Essingen, and the peaceful green area of Djurgården. Or visit Sweden’s best-preserved royal castle and the private residence of the Royal Family, Drottningholm Palace. Situated on an island on Lake Mälaren and built in the 1600’s, the Palace is a magnificent and historic building and you can travel on a century-old steamer to this world heritage site, to explore the State Apartments, the Chinese Pavilion and the beautiful landscaped gardens. 2nd overnight in Stockholm

Day 9 Stockholm Departure
After breakfast arrangements end with your check out. 

Departures 2019: daily 01 August - 31 October   

Includes: breakfast daily; return transfer Lulea- Brandon Lodge; 3 nights at Brandon Lodge; train Lulea - Kiruna; transfer Kiruna train station to the Icehotel; 2 nights accommodation at the Icehotel (1 night in an Art Suite and 1 night in warm accomodation); transfer Icehotel to Kiruna train station; overnight train Kiruna to Stockholm one way in private compartment; 2 nights accomodation at Clarion Sign Hotel Stockholm or similar in standard rooms with private facilities  

Excludes: optional excursions 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2893.00
Single AUD$ 4992.00

Includes: breakfast daily; return transfer Lulea- Brandon Lodge; 3 nights at Brandon Lodge; train Lulea - Kiruna; transfer Kiruna train station to the Icehotel; 2 nights accommodation at the Icehotel (1 night in an Art Suite and 1 night in warm accomodation); transfer Icehotel to Kiruna train station; overnight train Kiruna to Stockholm one way in private compartment; 2 nights accomodation at Clarion Sign Hotel Stockholm or similar in standard rooms with private facilities  

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