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Wild Lapland

From Stockholm to Abisko, and the original Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi
Icehotel Art Suite, Sweden © Asaf Kliger/Icehotel

Start this fantastic tour with two nights in Stockholm, then travel north by train to Abisko, an area of wild and astonishing beauty, for a further two nights. Then continue to the world-famous Icehotel located in the small village of Jukkasjarvi - here you will spend one night in an Ice Suite and another in warm accommodation. A truly wonderful and memorable experience in the capital and Swedish Lapland.

Itinerary

Day 1 Stockholm Arrival

On arrival in Stockholm, make your own way to your hotel. Stockholm, the 'Beauty on the Water', is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by the Skargarden archipelago. Explore Gamla Stan's charming, narrow cobbled streets, take a canal cruise, see the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, or the City Hall with its famous Blue Hall and Golden Room. Two nights in Stockholm at Clarion Hotel Sign or similar.

Day 2 Stockholm Day at Leisure

Time at leisure to explore further - perhaps visit Djurgården Island and the great 17th century warship at the Vasa Museum, or maybe see Skansen Open-Air Museum, Gröna Lund Amusement Park and more. 2nd overnight in Stockholm.

Day 3 Stockholm to Abisko by Overnight Train

The day is yours to spend a few final hours in this delightful city. In the evening, make your own way to the central railway station and depart on the overnight train from Stockholm to Abisko. Overnight on board the train in a private sleeping compartment.

Day 4 Abisko Arrival

Arrive into Abisko this morning. The Abisko National Park is 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 Abisko train station, make your own way to STF Turiststation or similar, for two nights accommodation with dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 Abisko Day at Leisure

The day is yours to explore the breath-taking nature around you, depending on the season. In the warmer months perhaps hike into the National Park for spectacular views of free flowing rivers, birch forests and Arctic tundra. Or enjoy one of the optional excursions available - in the warmer months these include a visit to the Sky Station by chairlift and Hiking. And in winter optional excursions such as ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and Aurora hunts are offered. In the evening, you may get the chance to see the Midnight Sun or perhaps the Northern Lights, depending on the season. Dinner and 2nd overnight in Abisko at STF Turiststation or similar.

Day 6 Abisko - Kiruna: Icehotel and Overnight in Ice Suite

After breakfast, make your own way back to the station and take the train from Abisko to Kiruna. Transfer from the central railway station in to the world famous Icehotel 365 located in the village of Jukkasjärvi. The rest of the day is at leisure in this unique and breathtaking area. Tonight you will experience a night in the Icehotel 365. The Art Suites all have an individual theme and are hand carved by artists from all over the World. In thermal sleeping bags on a special bed built of snow and ice and on reindeer skins you will get a good night's sleep in the minus degrees. Accommodation in an Art Suite at the Icehotel.

Day 7 Icehotel and Overnight in Warm Accommodation

This morning, wake-up to a hot lingonberry juice in bed, before enjoying a morning sauna and breakfast. After breakfast the day is yours. Perhaps enjoy an optional excursion. In the warmer months these include Wilderness Hiking, Fishing, Torne River Rafting and Sightseeing, Sauna Experience or a Wilderness Dinner. In autumn, optional Northern Lights hunts. In winter, optional excursions include snowmobile and husky safaris, Reindeer and Sami Culture Experiences, Northern Lights hunts and more. Tonight, you will sleep in a Kaamos warm room.

Day 8 Kiruna Departure

Arrangements end today with your transfer to Kiruna Airport.


2024 departures: daily all year

 

Notes:

The operation of all excursions is subject to weather conditions and must be pre-booked.

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