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Direct Flights to the Northern Lights in Luleå, Sweden

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Greener skies and greener travel

Previously, indirect flights have been the only option for UK travellers hoping to visit this region of Swedish Lapland but come 1st January 2021, the direct London to Luleå flight will take off. 

Direct flights are a greener option due to planes producing more emissions taking off and landing than whilst in the air. This new flight from London Stansted will emit 18-20% less CO2 compared to a connecting flight, and will also bring additional carbon benefits through the use of the new Airbus A320NEO aircraft; deemed as one of the world’s most advanced and fuel-efficient single-aisle aircrafts.

The twice-weekly schedule of Monday and Friday flights is set to be perfect for those wanting to spend a long weekend in this pristine part of Swedish Lapland. Outbound flights will depart London on Friday mornings at 09:50 locally and Monday afternoons at 17:55, with return flights leaving Luleå on a Monday at 14:55 and early on a Friday morning 06:50.

Experiencing Luleå

Situated on the breathtaking Bay of Bothnia, which freezes during winter, and approximately 100km south of the Arctic Circle, this peaceful corner of Sweden is the embodiment of winter wonderland.

The frozen pack ice becomes an expansive snowy playground for exceptional activities including snowmobiling, dog sledding and snowshoeing. It’s also an ideal setting from which to search for the Northern Lights, with little-to-no light pollution. 

Our Aurora Short Break at Brändön Lodge and the Treehotel provides the chance to explore the region from two exceptional bases, with two nights spent in a cosy winter cottage overlooking the frozen Bothnian Bay, before spending the final night in spectacular style at the show-stopping Treehotel. Days are left free to tailor with dream winter experiences, be it brushing up on Nordic skills, cutting through the frozen waters on an Icebreaker voyage, exploring the enchanting snowy forests on a snowmobile tour, or choosing from many more thrilling options.

Here at The Aurora Zone, we pride ourselves on working with and supporting independent and locally-run business partners, which are both ethical and passionate in their approach and our partners in this region are exactly that. It is their mission to ensure the impact on Luleå is both positive and sustainable and they are thrilled that this new direct flight will further support the local economy, protect the natural and cultural heritage of the area, as well as a lighter carbon footprint.

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