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My trip to Swedish Lapland

Katharina Rogalski

Monday, 13 April 2015

Prior to my recent trip to Sweden everyone asked what it was that I was most looking forward to and almost every time my response was to see the Northern Lights of course! As soon as I landed at the airport after a short 2 hour 30 minute direct flight the adventure began.

With a full agenda of activities to keep me busy during my trip I started off with a snowshoe hike through the snowy forest guided by a wilderness guide.

As I strapped the snowshoes on to the bottom of my winter boots he explained the route we would be taking and what to expect as we ventured into the wilderness.

Once we got used to wearing the snowshoes they became an invaluable piece of equipment as we were able to walk very easily through deep snow. On return to the hotel, Brandon Lodge, we had the most delicious fresh dinner something that continued throughout our stay.

The following morning I awoke quite early not due to been uncomfortable simply due to how excited I was as today was the activity I had most been looking forward to the most, snowmobiling!

After a thorough safety briefing by our guide who showed us how to drive and control the machine we headed off out on to frozen lake in wide open space so we could get used to the machine with no obstructions such as trees.

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We travelled past traditional small Swedish houses, past wilderness huts and then in and through the snow covered forest. The scenery was simply out of this world a snow covered playground which we were allowed to play in on snowmobiles it felt almost quite surreal. Along the way we made a few stops to take in and admire our surroundings and to enjoy warm drinks and cinnamon buns which were delicious!

The time absolutely flew past and before I knew it the adventure was coming to an end but I guess they do say time flies when you’re having fun!

When I got back home and everyone asked how my trip had went and if I had enjoyed myself I revelled in telling them about my visit to the husky farm, to the reindeer farm, when we went on the hovercraft to search for seals in the sea the list went on. Their response was, but what about the Northern Lights did you see them?

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Well during my visit to Sweden it was unfortunately cloudy and we didn’t get a chance to see them but it never once hindered my visit I had an absolute blast and enjoyed every last minute of my trip. So if you are like me and are unfortunately unlucky enough not to see the Northern Lights I’m quietly confident you will almost forget you didn’t get to see them as you will be so busy enjoying the activities to realise. 

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