Wild Lapland (Summer)

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent
Stockholm, Abisko & Icehotel, under the Midnight Sun
8 days
June - Sep
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Start this fantastic tour with 2 nights in Stockholm then take the overnight train to Abikso, an area of wild and astonishing beauty, and the perfect destination to enjoy the Midnight Sun and the wonderful, unspolt environment. After 2 nights here, continue to Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost city, 145 kilometres above the Arctic circle and surrounded by mountains. Here you will stay at the world-famous Icehotel located in the small village of Jukkasjarvi. Even in summer you can stay in a room made of ice -  a  truly wonderful and memorable experience. 

Day 1 Stockholm: Arrival
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 2 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 3 Stockholm- Abisko By Overnight Train
Today the day is free to further explore before you make your own way to Stockholm's central railway station late this evening to take the overnight train to Abisko, travelling in a private sleeping compartment.

Day 4 Abisko 
This morning arrive into Abisko- from the tiny local train station walk the short distance to the Abisko Mountain Lodge. All around you is the wonderful Abisko National Park, one of the last true wilderness areas of Lapland, where majestic mountains frame the beautiful Abiskodalen valley and surround Torneträsk Lake, Scandinavia's largest alpine lake. On Mount Nuolja is the Aurora Sky Station, an observation centre and the ideal place to enjoy the amazing scenery. Dinner and 2 nights at the Abisko Mountain Lodge.

Day 5 Abisko: Day at Leisure
Breakfast at the hotel and another day to enjoy this pristine, remarkable place. Why not put on your walking boots and go for a hike into the National Park to enjoy the spectacular views of free-flowing rivers, birch forests and Arctic tundra. In the evening, bask under the rays of the glorious Midnight Sun and marvel at the light quality. Dinner and 2nd overnight at the Abisko Mountain Lodge.

Day 6 Abisko – Kiruna: Icehotel and Overnight in Art Suite 
After breakfast, walk back to the station and take the train from Abisko to Kiruna.  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 7 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 8: Departure from the Icehotel
After breakfast arrangements end with your transfer to Kiruna Airport or Kiruna train station. 

Departures 2019: daily 01 June - 30 September  

Includes: breakfast daily; 2 nights accomodation at Clarion Sign Hotel Stockholm or similar in standard rooms with private facilities; overnight train Stockholm to Abisko one way in private compartment; 2 nights accommodation at Abisko Mountain Lodge including dinner; train Abisko - 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 Airport or Kiruna train station. 

Excludes: optional excursions 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3336.00
Single AUD$ 5119.00

Includes: breakfast daily; 2 nights accomodation at Clarion Sign Hotel Stockholm or similar in standard rooms with private facilities; overnight train Stockholm to Abisko one way in private compartment; 2 nights accommodation at Abisko Mountain Lodge including dinner; train Abisko - 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 Airport or Kiruna train station. 

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