Across Lapland

Glass or Snow Igloos , Independent , Northern Lights
From Stockholm, experience the Icehotel & search for the Aurora in Abisko, Narvik and Tromso
10 days
Dec - Mar
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On this tour you will discover the Winter capitals of Norway and Sweden. This tour is ideal for those of you who like to combine the cultural life of a metropolis with adventure and stunning landscape. Start in Stockholm, one of the world's most beautiful capitals and travel by train to Kiruna, then on to Abikso National Park, an area of wild and astonishing beauty, and the perfect destination to view the Northern lights. Then continue into Norway to Narvik and on to Tromso, the Capital of the Arctic! 

Day 1: Stockholm Self transfer to your accommodation in Stockholm city centre for overnight stay. Stockholm - the capital of Sweden busts of life and movement. The city is built on fourteen islands all part of an archipelago. Sweden’s Capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water – hence its nickname, Venice of the North. Stockholm city has an abundance of charm, history and tradition! This urban and trendy city will impress you with its interesting museums and castles. The city keeps its warm atmosphere apparent in the old town. Take time to explore the small and winding alleyways.

Day 2: Stockholm – Kiruna by overnight train
After breakfast the day is yours to continue exploring Stockholm. Our recommended attractions: Gamla Stan – The Old Town, Vasamuseét– The Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, Kungliga Slottet – The Royal Palace, Stadshuset – The City Hall, Drottningholms Slott – The Drottningholm Palace, Östermalmshallen – The Östermalm Food Court, Millesgården – Art Museum, Moderna Museét – Museum of Modern Art and Kungsträdgården – City Park. Departure late evening by train from Stockholm to Kiruna. Overnight onboard the train. 

Day 3: Kiruna Arrival - Icehotel
Breakfast available for purchase on the train. Upon your arrival into Kiruna, transfer from the train station to Icehotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join one of the many exciting optional Winter activities Icehotel has to offer. Tonight you will experience an overnight in the Icehotel. The Ice rooms are especially comfortable and spacious – you will get a good night’s sleep in minus 5 degrees. You sleep in thermal sleeping bags on a special bed built of snow and ice, on reindeer skins. Accommodation in an ice room.

Day 4: Icehotel
This morning you are awakened with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet with morning sauna and towels included. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Icehotel. Many optional activities are available – Husky sled rides, Snowmobiling, Sami experiences or Northern Lights adventures. Overnight in a warm Kaamos room

Day 5: Kiruna - Abisko National Park & Mountain Station 
Morning transfer from Icehotel to Kiruna railway station and board the train to Abisko Mountain Station. Here you are in the Abisko National Park, 250kms North of the Arctic Circle and 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 for the Northern Lights. From the station walk the short distance to the Abisko Mountain Station - 2 nights are spent here or similar in Abisko. 

Day 6: Abisko Mountain Station: Snowshoe Walk and Aurora Sky Station Dinner 
Snowshoeing is one of the most ancient forms of Winter transport and an important large part of traditional life in the far north. After breakfast put on your snowshoes and then start out across the snow-covered ground into the birch wood forest, through a long valley framed by mountain tops, clad in white. After a short stop to admire the view and to enjoy a light snack and hot drink (the classic Swedish "fika") make your leisurely way back to the station. This evening, enjoy the silence of the Abisko National Park at night. Take the chairlift up to the Aurora Sky station - after your eyes adjust to the dark, you will soon start to see more stars than you ever dreamed possible! And perhaps the magical Northern Lights will come out and play...... At the Aurora Sky Station enjoy a four-course Nordic inspired dinner, then the local guide will tell you all about the myths and science of the Aurora Borealis. Then catch the chairlift back down. 2nd overnight in Abisko.

Day 7: Abisko - Narvik
Breakfast at the hotel and then walk back to the railway station and board the train for your journey to Narvik, in Norway.  On arrival in Narvik make your own way to your hotel. Narvik sits in a spectacular location, with islands to the west and mountains in every other direction, and spectacular fjords stretch north and south. Time at leisure. Perhaps visit the War Museum -  Narvik was a very strategic town during World War 2 and the museum tells the tale of the battte for Narvik in 1940 - or the Museum Nord, which tells the story of the local indigenous Sami peoples. And visit Trinigon, the stunning, 18m high sculpture that is the National freedom monument, created in 1995 and made of high gloss polished steel. Overnight in Narvik city centre. 

Day 8: Cable Car Ride and Narvik - Tromsø
Breakfast at the hotel before taking the 1810 metre long cable car up to the highest station, for the most  breathtaking views over Narvik City, the deep Ofotfjord and the surrounding mountains. Later today make your way to the bus station and board the bus for the 2 hour trip to Tromsø, fondly known as the capital of the Arctic and situated in heart of the Northern lights zone, surrounded by hundreds of islands, breathtaking blue fjords, glaciers, and the majestic peaks of the 1800m Lyngen Alps. On arrival in Tromsø make your own way to your hotel in the city centre for 2 nights accommodation. 

Day 9 Tromsø: Cable Car Ride
Breakfast at the hotel. Today take the Tromsø cable car up the mountain to enjoy the amazing views of the city and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. Remainder of the day at leisure - this university town has a lively atmosphere and friendly locals. Perhaps visit the Arctic Cathedral for it’s daring architecture, the Polaria Aquarium (don’t miss the Northern Lights & Spitsbergen Arctic Wilderness films), the Polar Museum to learn about the role Tromsø has played in Arctic exploration, and the MS Polstjerna, a well preserved sailing vessel from 1949. Or sample some local beer at Mack Brewery, the world's Northernmost brewery with guided tours that take you through 130 years of beer brewing history. Or ask us about optional tours that can be added - these include husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris, cruises and more. 2nd overnight in Tromso.

Day 10: Tromso Departure
Breakfast at your hotel then check out and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily 15 December 2019 to 31 March 2020

Includes: 6 nights hotel accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities, breakfast daily; 1 night Ice Room and 1 night Kaamos Room accommodation at Icehotel, breakfast daily; train Kiruna-Abisko (Day 2); return transfers Kiruna train station/Icehotel; snowshoe hike (Day 6); 4 course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station (Day 6); train Abisko-Narvik (Day 7); return cable car ticket in Narvik (Day 8); bus Narvik-Tromso (Day 8); return cable car ticket in Tromsø (Day 9)

Excludes: optional excursions 

Please note the operation of all excursions is subject to weather conditions. 

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated  

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3885.00
Single AUD$ 6004.00

Includes: 6 nights hotel accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities, breakfast daily; 1 night Ice Room and 1 night Kaamos Room accommodation at Icehotel, breakfast daily; train Kiruna-Abisko (Day 2); return transfers Kiruna train station/Icehotel; snowshoe hike (Day 6); 4 course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station (Day 6); train Abisko-Narvik (Day 7); return cable car ticket in Narvik (Day 8); bus Narvik-Tromso (Day 8); return cable car ticket in Tromsø (Day 9)

Excludes: optional excursions 

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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