Northern Lights Holidays to Luleå

The Aurora Zone trips to Luleå are based in and around the Luleå Archipelago, a simply breathtaking region of Swedish Lapland situated just 100km south of the Arctic Circle. Here, guests are at the ideal base to sample some of the Arctic delights of the region - from exhilarating activities across the pack ice, to scenic tours, to of course potential Aurora viewing.

Luleå tourism is based on developing accommodation options and activities in such a way that there is no damage to the environment or the traditional values of local society. As such there is range of independent and locally run businesses, which are ethical as well as enthusiastic in their approach and show a huge amount of passion to this small but significant region

The archipelago consists of over 3000 islands and islets which in the depths of winter are icebound creating not only an endless vista of frozen scenery but also pathways of ice and snow on which to ride a snowmobile, travel via hovercraft, or mush a team of eager huskies across. Where the ice meets the sea, walls of pack ice build upwards, sometimes up to 10 metres creating spectacular formations to marvel at.

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The water that surrounds the islands is brackish, meaning that the salt content is low, attracting a wide range of wildlife including cod, herring, salmon as well as rare bird breeds and seals that make the archipelago their home in the autumn months. More inland there is much wildlife to be seen in the forests too and in some winters Sámi reindeer herders from the Lule River valley will bring their herds across the ice for grazing on the islands.

In Luleå, you are never far from nature, be it the fields of ice, the trees or the rivers and guests will no doubt feel they are part of a long history of people that have worked harmoniously with their surroundings for many years. Indeed, people have lived and worked here for centuries, from the early days of fishing, farming and hunting to the more recreational and tourist roles that are occupied today.

Given its positioning close to the Arctic Circle, Luleå is a fantastic spot from which to seek out prospective Auroras and dazzling displays are seen frequently here if the conditions are right. Add this to the natural scenery and range of activities and this is surely an ideal winter experience.

On any of the Aurora Zone trips to Luleå you can be sure of not only the chance to marvel at the spectacular nature but also enjoy a wonderful memorable mix of Arctic authenticity and genuine hospitality.

Credit: Graeme Richardson

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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  • Specialist

    Aurora knowledge and experience

    Unique holidays, in the very best destinations

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    We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator

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    No ‘from’ prices, everything you see is included in the price

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    Proudly Independent

    The original and still the only dedicated UK Northern Lights tour operator

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