Price from £1,225pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Sweden
BROCHURE CODE: 27009

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information.
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The activities and services listed below are all included in the holiday price

  • Flights: Return between London and Kiruna (via Stockholm). Regional and non-UK departures available on request. Routings are subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights' accommodation in a twin room at Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Narvik day trip, Aurora Sky Station visit, husky safari, Sámi culture and ICEHOTEL® tour (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing is provided for the duration of your stay
  • Services of our expert local guides

It is no secret that Abisko is an excellent location from which to witness a potential Aurora display. Indeed this secluded location in Swedish Lapland frequently tops polls of the best places in the world to keep watch for the Northern Lights. Its success in Aurora hunting circles is due to its location at the centre of large bowl of mountains, which, in combination with prevailing winds, breaks up any cloud cover which threatens Aurora viewing.

Of course, a sighting of the Northern Lights can't be guaranteed, but your chances here are particularly high. Alongside this enviable reputation, you are also sure to receive the warmest of welcomes and enjoy some memorable Arctic activities during your stay.

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Your base for this four night trip will be the Abisko Mountain Lodge which offers modern Swedish décor along with much-praised food and knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

One of the highlights of this balanced itinerary is that you will have the chance to participate in activities which are only available here in Swedish Lapland. These include a night visit the Abisko Sky Station and a tour of the world renowned ICEHOTEL®. You will also enjoy a guided visit to the Norwegian coastal town of Narvik.

Alongside these experiences you will meet some of the region's most well-known animals as you enjoy a thrilling husky safari experience and get close to some reindeer at a Sámi cultural centre. In the evenings, Abisko's excellent vantage point means you need not go far should the chances of viewing the Northern Lights be high so you will have every opportunity to hopefully see an Aurora.

Should you wish to extend your holiday then we can arrange for you to spend a night in a cold room at the ICEHOTEL® or visit the spectacular Treehotel prior to the start of the trip. To find out more about these additions please see the 'personalise' section of the holiday page or contact one of our Travel Experts.

Please note: The ICEHOTEL® opens gradually in several phases. The first phase is completed mid-December and each week a new section will open. More suites and rooms will be available each week until mid-January when the construction of ICEHOTEL® is completed in full.

Image credits: Lola Akinmade Åkerström.imagebank.sweden.se, Chad Blakley, ICEHOTEL®  and Imagebank Sweden

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  • Abisko Aurora Sleigh ride

    From £85pp

    An excellent addition for those who want to really maximise their time at Abisko and spend another evening enjoying an Aurora excursion.

    Travelling in a snowmobile-pulled sleigh, your guide will lead you on a hunt for the Northern Lights during a safari lasting around two and a half hours.

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    This is a relaxing activity, as all you have to do is sit back and keep a close watch on the sky for any potential sight of the Aurora. Your guide will select a spot, deep in the mountains, where the light-free skies are ready to provide the perfect backdrop to any potential display of the Northern Lights.

    Warm drinks will be enjoyed as you all await the Aurora.


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    Aurora Photography tour

    From: £105pp

    This tour involves you spending the evening chasing the Northern Lights in the company of an expert Aurora photographer. Your guide will provide you with the camera equipment which is required to capture the Northern Lights on camera and all you need to take is an SD memory card on which to store the images you take.

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    Your guide will use their knowledge and experience to choose the best possible location for your hunt and will be on hand throughout to provide hints and tips to help you take home the best possible image of the Aurora.

    Image credit: LightsoverLapland

  • Stockholm Old Town Christmas Market, Credit: Jeppe Wikström

    Stockholm Christmas Markets

    When Christmas comes to Stockholm, its historic islands and bridges are filled with the twinkle of decorative lights and bathed in the fragrance of ‘glögg’, or ‘mulled wine’. Plunge right into the heart of this festive environment with a visit to the city’s wonderful Christmas markets.

    We’ll arrange for you to stay in full comfort at a central hotel. You will be a short transfer away from all the stalls, sounds and seasonal activity. There are two Christmas markets which we would particularly recommend:

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    Old Town Christmas Market

    Appropriately, the Old Town Christmas Market is the oldest in Stockholm, tracing its roots back to 1523. Since 1915, it has been annually run in Stortorget, the charming ‘Great Square’ of the city’s Gamla Stan area. You will find plenty of glögg to go around here, as well as a tempting variety of traditional sweets, smoked reindeer meat and sausages, local handicrafts, and lovely ornaments.

    Running daily from 21 November to 23 December 2015

    Skansen Christmas Market

    As the oldest open-air museum in the world, Skansen lets its visitors experience living Swedish history. It’s also home to one of Stockholm’s finest Christmas markets, which was first held on-site in 1903. In addition to sweets, mulled wine and handicrafts, the Skansen Christmas Market also offers mouth-watering Swedish dishes like grilled herrings and savoury pancakes. You will be able to take part in craft workshops, listen to an advent concert and meet Nordic animals.

    Open from 10:00 to 16:00 every weekend in Advent: 28-29 November, 5-6 December, 12-13 December and 19-20 December 2015

    Image credit: Jeppe Wikström, Maria Johansson
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    Pre-tour to the Treehotel

    From: £495pp

    Many of our guests look to extend their time in Swedish Lapland and so we have created the opportunity for you to do so, whilst at the same time, having the chance to stay in one of the most unique hotels in Sweden!

    The Treehotel near Luleå is a wonderful example of world-renowned Swedish architecture at its best and allows you to sleep in spectacular concept rooms constructed high in the trees. The rooms offer dazzling views of the rivers and forests that stretch as far as the eye can see.

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    Crafted amongst the trees, the rooms are accessible via ladder or bridge and have been designed to be welcoming and comfortable, whilst showcasing cutting edge design.

    The Bird's Nest reflects its name, hanging high in the trees and clad in hundreds of branches so as to appear virtually hidden. The Cabin is a sleek and modern capsule overlooking the valley, with large windows. The Mirror Cube is one of the hotel's most beautiful sights from the outside, subtly camouflaged amongst the trees as its mirrored glass exterior reflects the surrounding forest. The Blue Cone is closer to the ground and has been designed around simplicity and stability. Finally the whimsical UFO will give you the joyful feeling of a spaceship hideout.

    Any of these rooms can be requested in advance during your stay but please be aware that all are subject to availability. Due to ladders, there are certain rooms we wouldn't advise to those with accessibility concerns but our Travel Experts are be happy to discuss your options with you.

    Your stay at the Treehotel will also include breakfast and dinner at the nearby Britta's Guesthouse. After your night at the Treehotel you will travel by train to begin your stay at Abisko or Tärendö.

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    Stockholm City break

    With our trips to Swedish Lapland primarily connecting thorough Stockholm, guests have the perfect excuse to stop for a night and enjoy this wonderful capital city.

    Frequently described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the cityscape is unparalleled and consists of 14 islands and islets that are connected by over 50 bridges.

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    The bright elegance of the city is a combination of its old town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow medieval alleyways and sturdy cobbled streets, its harbour side locations, and its central metropolis complete with bustling commercial heart.

    Accommodation is varied and plentiful in the city and we can arrange accommodation of all styles and to suit all budgets so please contact our Travel Experts for their recommendations and suggestions on where to stay.

    There is much to enjoy here. For a taste of history and culture guests can visit the Nobel Prize Museum which showcases previous recipients or visit Drottningham Palace, the grand homestead of the Swedish Royal family. The UNESCO listed Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) is also a recommended architectural attraction as is the island of Bjorko which is an important trading centre dating back to the Viking era.

    Stockholm is an easy city to walk around and relax in, with over 30% made up of waterways and another 30% made up of green spaces. The city also has remarkably efficient public transport – the Metro which opened in 1950 is well known for its decorated stations and is often referred to as the longest art gallery in the world.

    When it comes to food and drink visitors can sample traditional Swedish food (Husmanskost) such as meatballs and reindeer but can also sample some of the modern trend of nouveau Nordic cuisine which is featured in several unique restaurants throughout the capital.

    This is a vibrant capital city and it is well worth dedicating some time to enjoying all it has to offer.

    Image credit: Helena Wahlman & imagebank.sweden. se

  • ICEHOTEL ARTSUITE 7 Must credit Paulina Holmgren & THE ICEHOTEL

    Extend your stay at the Icehotel®

    Following your tour of the magnificent ICEHOTEL®, you have the chance to return there the next day to extend your stay with a night in one of the cold rooms.

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    The details of all of the room options are detailed below.

    THE COLD ROOMS

    Inside the cold rooms, the temperature is on average around -5°C, but with the Arctic-grade sleeping bag, insulating reindeer skins and your thermal layers, you will stay surprisingly warm!

    The cold rooms are closed off from the corridors by thick curtains rather than doors, but the walls of snow and ice ensure excellent sound insulation. In the morning you will be awoken with warm berry juice and have the opportunity for a warming sauna before breakfast.

    There are a range of cold rooms to choose from:

    SNOW ROOMS
    There are a small number of snow rooms which are the most basic ICEHOTEL® options. These rooms are made of snow and ice and have an ice bed with a mattress topped in reindeer skins.

    ICE ROOMS
    These are the rooms that we usually book for you as standard. These are similar to the snow rooms but slightly larger, and have beautiful ice carvings and ice furniture.

    NORTHERN LIGHTS SUITES
    Larger than the ice rooms, these suites are themed around the beauty of the Aurora Borealis with delightful light installations. They also have a double ice bed.

    ART SUITES
    Uniquely and expertly designed, the stunning art suites are envisioned and carved by chosen artists from around the world each season. Each room varies in style and is based around a certain theme, utilising sculptures, light and carvings to set the scene. Themes for the 2014/2015 season include forest fairies, time, chess, folk art and primates.

    Please note: The ICEHOTEL® opens gradually in several phases. The first phase is completed mid-December and each week a new section will open. More suites and rooms will be available each week until mid-January when the construction of ICEHOTEL® is completed in full.

    Image credit: Paulina Holmgren & THE ICEHOTEL®, Magnus Skoglöf & imagebank.sweden.se

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On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's lever and no prior experience is assumed.
If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.
See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old, however, for some activities and shared transfers, our guests may be joined by others and these may include those of a younger age. Any younger participants will be fully supervised by an adult and the guides will ensure that they are only able to participate if there will be no affect on the activity experience.

To drive a snowmobile you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.

 


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