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VISITING: Sweden BROCHURE CODE: 27010
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Tailor your winter break to Abisko to create your holiday, your way. Choose a mixture of Arctic adventures including dog-sledding and snowmobiling with incredible Northern Lights activities. You can include a brilliant combination for your trip of a lifetime.

What's included?

ALL OF THE SERVICES LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: a minimum of 3 nights hotel accommodation in en-suite standard double rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Activities: choose from our extensive range of activities (individually priced as detailed in the activity timetable)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration
  • Services of our expert local guides

A note on flights: whilst flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options from your preferred departure airport.


When it comes to a location for a Northern Lights adventure Abisko is ideal.

Firstly you are in a prime location for a potential Aurora display – Abisko's location at the centre of a range of mountains ensures cloud cover is frequently dispersed and clear skies are common. Secondly, there is a wide and varying range of exciting activities on offer with something to suit everyone, from thrill-seekers to those looking for a bit of gentle exploration. Lastly, the guide and hosts here at the lodge are exceptional and are sure to make you feel at home.

The beauty of our tailor-made option is that you can set the pace of your trip. The base price includes your transfers, accommodation and meals, leaving the rest of the experience down to you. We would advise spending a minimum of three nights here to make the most of your time and our Travel Experts are on hand to help you craft the ideal itinerary.

At Abisko there are some of the 'must-do' activities on offer, including thrilling husky safaris and snowmobile safaris taking in the forest and mountain terrain. There is also the option to add on activities that are different to those we offer elsewhere – from ice climbing a frozen waterfall to a day tour of the town of Narvik.

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Of course, the Aurora activities are also very special and you can choose from a range which includes snowshoeing, sleigh rides, photography evenings and a trip to the Abisko Sky Station.

Guests taking part in this holiday also have the chance to spend the night at the world famous ICEHOTEL® in addition to their time at Abisko, as well as the opportunity to spend the night in a tree room at the famous Treehotel prior to your stay. See the 'activities' section of this web page for full details or speak to one of our Travel Experts for a quote. 

For those who want to build their own Swedish adventure then this holiday is the ideal place to start.


Image credits: Lights Over Lapland  - Chad Blakley, Lola Akinmade Åkerström.imagebank.sweden.se, Klas Tigerstrm, Henrik Trygg.imagebank.sweden.se
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Duration:3 or more nights
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Abisko Mountain Lodge

Nights: 1-3

Residing 100km from Kiruna, the small and friendly Abisko Mountain Lodge can be found in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland, offering mountain views and a warm welcome. Your hosts, Dick and Mina Johansson are so passionate about the environment in which they live and have made a huge success of this very special lodge.

The lodge is around 4km from Abisko National Park, famed for its hiking trails in the summer and ski trails in the winter. The beautiful natural scenery of Northern Sweden is just a short walk away.

Hotel facilities

  • The lodge consists of one main building and a handful of smaller outer buildings. In the main building, you will find 20 rooms, the reception lounge, restaurant and the bar area
  • The chefs here take great pride in the food, making great use of local and seasonal produce and traditional Swedish recipes. Breakfast is served buffet style, whilst lunch and dinner are set menus (lunch can also be provided to take with you on your daytime excursions)
  • The lounge area in the lodge offers comfortable seating and a TV; perfect for socialising and relaxing in the evening. The bar area is located nearby, serving a range of beers, wines and spirits
  • In one of the outer buildings, guests can make use of the sauna which is heated daily. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and there is also a drying room for guests to store outdoor clothing

Guest room types

Double or twin rooms: There are 20 rooms in total at Abisko which are simple and modern, mainly providing twin beds, en-suite shower room and clothes hooks. There are only a handful of double rooms at the lodge with the remaining rooms offering twin beds only (it is not possible for these beds to be made up as double due to the shape of the room). There are no televisions in the rooms as all guests are encouraged to gather in the communal areas in the evenings. 

Superior rooms: The lodge also has a small collection of superior rooms, which are located opposite the main lodge building, only a short walk away. The superior rooms are larger and slightly more modern in style, enjoying all of the same amenities as the standard double or twin rooms, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Superior room upgrade prices are available on request.

Winter Cottages: The Mountain Lodge also has four cottages which guests can book. These are a short walk from the main building and are simply furnished. Each has a mezzanine sleeping level which sleeps up to four people in single beds and there is also a double sofa bed downstairs along with a kitchenette and sitting area. The cottages have a toilet and a sink, but no shower facilities. Guests staying in the cottages have access to the showers in the nearby sauna building. These are open to all guests and not private to those staying in the cottages.


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The ICEHOTEL®

The original

The ICEHOTEL® at Jukkasjärvi has the impressive claim of being the world’s first ice hotel and was developed from a concept beginning in 1989. A local entrepreneur by the name of Yngve Bergqvist who ran a thriving tourism business in the summer decided to attract tourists in the winter by offering ice carving workshops and creating a small ice igloo as a gallery to showcase these designs.

This igloo grew in scale each year until one night a group of guests, equipped with reindeer skins and sleeping bags asked to spend the night, creating the concept of the ice hotel in the process!

Although Ice and snow hotels can be found across Lapland, the ICEHOTEL® remains the original.

What’s more, 2018 saw the ICEHOTEL® become the first ever Nordic Swan Ecolabel hotel made completely of ice and snow.

The certification process looks at all areas, from energy and water consumption to waste management; understandably, this presented many challenges when measuring a hotel whose rooms melt away at the end of each winter season!

The eco-label adds to a growing list of certifications for the ICEHOTEL® who is also certified a Sustainable Arctic Destination. Certification ensures guests are choosing environmentally conscious products and the ICEHOTEL® are – rightly so - very proud to receive such recognition.

ICEHOTEL 365

The hotel now boasts ICEHOTEL 365, a permanent structure, allowing it to be a year-round destination to visitors who travel the world to sleep in a room of ice and snow. Containing deluxe rooms, art suites, an ice bar and a sculpture hall, this environmentally sustainable building is a construct of glass, metal and concrete, but with the same incredible standard and visual design of snow and ice on the inside, with cooling tubes to keep it at a temperature of around -5 at all times.

Alongside this is the classic ICEHOTEL® building, constructed purely of ice and snow and carefully crafted each December, utilising blocks from the nearby Torne River.

Home to ice rooms, winter suites and a chapel the structure is a marvel to see and, come summer, simply melts back into the river from which it came. Each year, architects, designers and artists submit designs for the hotel's features and a handful are chosen to go forward with their theme.

The hotel consists of several buildings including the main ice building and ICEHOTEL 365. We cannot guarantee which area our guests will stay in.

The rooms which are contained within the ice and snow building will not be available until after the 14th of December. Check-in time for the cold rooms is usually around 6 pm and for the warm rooms, it is approximately 3 pm. The ICEHOTEL® is open to members of the public for viewing between 10 am and 6 pm. You will check out after breakfast.

Hotel facilities

  • The reception is in the main warm building which also houses the lounge area, warm bar, dressing room, luggage room, restaurant and gift shop which sells a selection of ICEHOTEL® themed gifts and locally sourced handicrafts
  • Guests who are on a guided tour of the ICEHOTEL® will also visit the large warehouse where you can learn about how the hotel is constructed each season
  • The restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner which include some wonderful Swedish favourites. The restaurant operates fixed dinner seating times and we highly recommend that you make a reservation in advance with us
  • As an alternative, guests can eat at the Homestead Restaurant which is a smaller, rustic restaurant a short walk from the hotel
  • The classic ICEHOTEL® building is connected to a warm building which houses the toilets, showers and sauna. There are also lockers in here in which to store your valuables and clothes overnight
  • The warm building also has a small number of bunk beds in case you decide your ice room is not for you

Guest room types

The Cold Rooms: the inside of the cold rooms is kept at around -5°C but you will be equipped with arctic grade thermal sleeping bags so you will stay surprisingly warm!

Please take note that the cold rooms are accommodated in two separate buildings. ICEHOTEL 365 is a permanent building constructed of metal, glass and concrete with an ice and snow interior kept cool via cooling tubes. Some rooms are also in the classic ice building which is made wholly of ice and snow and constructed afresh each winter season. We cannot guarantee which area you will stay in.

Ice Rooms (in classic ice building) (only available after 14 December): the ice rooms are the simplest designed rooms which are usually booked as standard. These are made of ice and snow and each contains a mattress topped with reindeer skins and also some ice furniture and carvings. They are closed off from the corridors via thick curtains as opposed to doors, but the thick walls of ice and snow allow for great sound insulation. There are usually around 15 rooms available for guests.

Art Suites (in classic ice building) (only available after 14 December): these are uniquely and beautifully designed by chosen artists around the world each year and offer a wide variety of themes and include intricate sculptures and carvings to reflect this. As with the ice rooms, these have curtains instead of doors and there are around 15 in total for guests to book.

Deluxe Suites (in permanent ICEHOTEL 365 building): the unique and enchanting Deluxe Suites 365 are individually themed and hand carved by artists commissioned throughout the world, with the designs changing each year. To spend a night amidst the lifelike and exquisite carvings is a surreal and magical experience. You are awoken by sparkling colours which reflect from the ice and cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside table. A sauna session then awaits you before you enjoy a delicious breakfast. The Deluxe Suites are part of the new concept ICEHOTEL 365, available all year round thanks to a new specially designed building which is run on solar power. There are three different types of Deluxe suite available.

Deluxe Suite Hilla: the Hilla Suites are beautifully decorated suites available throughout the year. They contain a bathroom, two comfortable armchairs, a shower and a sauna, which is directly connected to the bedroom. A comfortable bed decorated with reindeer hides and inclusive of a thermal sleeping bag lies at the centre. The design is a mixture of local culture and history created by Marjolein Vonk and Pia Sandgren. A heated relaxation area is available which provides storage for your belongings and the suite has doors which lock for your privacy.

Deluxe Suite Jáuvre: these majestic suites are furnished with comfortable Carpe Diem beds covered in reindeer hides and inclusive of a thermal sleeping bag. Inside the room, there is a bathroom, two comfortable armchairs, a shower, sauna and a bathtub. Similarly, to the other suites, the Jáuvre suites are designed with a combination of local culture and history by Marjolein Vonk and Pia Sandgren and they have a heated relaxation area from where you can store all your belongings and the suite has doors which lock for your privacy.

Deluxe Suite Johka: this spacious suite contains a comfortable double bed, a connecting bathroom, two comfortable armchairs and double waterfall showers, which are directly connected to the room. The design features a combination of local culture and history and was created by Marjolein Vonk and Pia Sandgren. A heated relaxation area provides storage for your belongings and the suite has doors which lock for your privacy.

Art Suites 365 (in permanent ICEHOTEL 365 building): these offer the same amenities as the art suites in the classic ice building but being part of the permanent building allows them to have a proper door. Each is independently and artistically designed by chosen artists and architects to reflect new carefully chosen themes each year. There are 12 art 365 suites in total.

The Warm Rooms: for those less keen on sleeping in low temperatures, the ICEHOTEL® also has a number of warm accommodation options:

Kaamos Hotel Room (standard): light and airy, these en-suite rooms have modern décor and furnishings. Each has a double bed or twin beds and TV.

Kaamos Hotel Room (superior): these rooms have the same amenities as the standard Kaamos rooms, however, they have recently been updated and decorated in a contemporary style.

Nordic Hotel Chalet: these are designed to accommodate up to four people. Each has one double/twin bedroom and one room with bunk beds, making them ideal for families or small groups of friends. Each has an ensuite bathroom with shower, small living room with a fridge and kettle and TV.

Arctic Chalet: these have a double and a single room so are best suited to three people. Each chalet is en-suite and has a shower room, small living area, fridge, kettle, TV and telephone.

Please note: prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.


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To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £50pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum of 2 people - during activities the maximum group size is approximately 20 people

GROUP SIZE

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

MINIMUM NUMBERS REQUIRED FOR A HOLIDAY TO OPERATE

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and guests will be provided with their final itinerary upon arrival.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical History and advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

INSURANCE

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Reduced Mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

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 level 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

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern. In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time.

You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGES AND CONNECTING TRANSPORTATION

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

BOOKING YOUR OWN FLIGHTS - CANCELLATION DISCLAIMER 

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADVICE

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/                                                    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/                                                  Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/                                                                                                      The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 15 years old, however, for some activities and transfers, you may be joined by other guests and this may include some of a younger age than stated. Any younger participants will be fully supervised and the guides will ensure that their participation takes place only if the activities will be unaffected.

Very few hotels have a minimum age and there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods. We do have some itineraries and destinations which are guaranteed to be adult-only, so if this is important to you please speak to one of our Travel Experts.

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

Traveller Reviews

Just brilliant 20 March 2018 by Dorril Polley

Food at Abisko Mountain Lodge was an amazing surprise. Anticipated 'comfort food', did not expect Fine Dining - just brilliant

Fabulous trip 14 March 2018 by Kathryn & Christopher Longden

Seeing the Aurora and having a professional photographer to help with taking photos was fantastic. Also loved the dog sledding and snowmobile treks. Fabulous trip - all the tour guides were great, really friendly and enthusiastic. The food at Abisko Mountain Lodge was fantastic.

We enjoyed the dog sledding most of all 08 March 2018 by Graham Sagar and Sarah Johnson

We enjoyed the dog sledding most of all, mostly because it involved dogs and is the pure Arctic experience. It was enjoyable talking to the guides,learning about their dogs and feeling their passion for their animals.

The Aurora everyday, of course 27 February 2018 by Maria Bonikowka and Jacek Slaby

The Aurora everyday, of course, were amazing. Food absolutely fantastic with decent wine choice. Just perfect - pricing is debatable but such a vacation in idle places are always pricy. If you want to be alone there is a price to pay.

Abisko in February 20 February 2018 by Steven Grantham

Wow! I'm tempted to leave it at that. Six nights at Abisko Mountain Lodge - other than the smallish room and twin beds (which we knew about in advance) we have nothing but praise. Comfy, really great local food, attentive service and a good location. We had a good dollop of luck: 5 nights of Auroras, settled clear weather, beautiful sunny days. The husky tour in the park was fantastic - though, as
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they've not had much snow and wooden dog sleds are unforgiving, it was very bumpy. The evening photography session was so useful. The pro-photographer, Kyle, was a fantastic source of knowledge. Two or so hours flew by and then I had to be frog-marched back! The picture below has not been photoshopped. The pink/red on the snow was caused by a head torch and a fire burning inside a Lavvu. The visit to the Sami was an eye-opener. Playing with reindeer, sledding, swapping stores in the Lavvu - all wonderful. However, as seems to be a familiar story the world over, they are a troubled indigenous people. We were fortunate, in a way, as there was a Swedish couple on the tour who knew the right questions to ask - and then the rest of us started learning.
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What a brilliant week we had. 16 February 2018 by Colin Osborne & Kornelia Veninga

What a brilliant week we had. An unforgettable holiday. The Art Suite was definitely a 'one-off' experience! Thanks to you all for your advice, help and making it a really special 'tailor-made' holiday. We're even thinking of a trip next winter to Finland...! Thanks again. It really was a 5* experience.

I enjoyed every second of my stay 23 January 2018 by Zehra Boysan and Gulnihal Bayer

Ice fishing was the most unforgettable time, walking in nature, hearing stories about the town, fishing on the lake and learning about ice fishing, and actually doing it. The icing on the cake was it started to snow lightly as we were going back, the whole place turned into a postcard of wilderness. The staff at Abisko were exceptionally professional, friendly, informative, the guides were skilful
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and tried their best to keep us hopeful even when the weather conditions were not good for Aurora. The food was five-star restaurant level, delicious and presented beautifully. It was an unforgettable holiday and I would like to go to Abisko again with my grandchildren in the future which will not be before 4 years!
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Thanks for putting together an amazing holiday for us! 21 December 2017 by Kathy and Douglas Stacken

Everything was very well planned. All activities went like clockwork. It was all superb! Kiruna dog sled personnel were so very nice and accommodating. They were the best! Thanks for putting together an amazing holiday for us!

We had a wonderful time 11 December 2017 by Jennifer and Rosei Earp

We had a wonderful time in Abisko. Everything was well-organised, everyone friendly and accommodating. Food amazing - local dishes with moose, reindeer and Arctic char just delicious. We enjoyed all the activities very much, so hard to choose, but the Aurora hunt and photography was amazing.

Fascinating 12 March 2017 by Jean Masters & Anne Barlow

The dinners in the Abisko Mountain Lodge were fantastic - interesting, superbly presented and tasty. For me the best activity was the dog sledding. I was amazed at how friendly and loving the dogs are - they loved to be made a fuss of. It was fascinating watching them and seeing the different styles in which they run. 

Abisko - tailor made 20 February 2017 by Anne & Malcolm Clark

One thing that stands out is the relaxed pace of everything and the tranquillity. We will definitely be recommending it to others.

Every activity was enjoyable 07 December 2016 by Jane & Syed Khan

The dog sledding was our favourite activity as it was just my husband and I with the guide so we were able to help get the dogs ready - and play with the puppies! Although every activity was enjoyable - even ice fishing in an Arctic storm! All the staff at the Lodge were great and the guides used were all brilliant

Wonderful experience 05 December 2016 by Derek and Sharon Baines

Staff could not do enough for us, we were very well looked after. Same applies to the guides and experts. Wonderful experience which began with your helpful staff in Northumberland. Whilst the food we received was excellent, there was no choice for dinner, Although in fairness we were asked to let the staff know if there were any problems with the planned menu. All the activities were excellent,
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snowmobile sledge was fun-saw - some Aurora, Lights over Lapland photography session was great - very cloudy but learned a huge amount. Sami experience very informative and great fun, Snowmobiles exciting & hard work, but the highlight was probably our free day and walking in the area, went to the Kanjon. Evening gave the best display of the week down by the lake. Socialising with all nationalities was great.
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We had a most amazing time 16 March 2016 by Ian La Roche & Laura Furnell

The Abisko Mountain Lodge was more than accommodating; the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Driving your own husky sledge was awesome, hard work but a truly amazing experience. All activities were fantastic, including the Abisko Sky Station which we added for our last night. We saw the Aurora from the sky station which really made our holiday. We had a most
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amazing time. It was a trip of a lifetime and we also got engaged at the Ice Hotel.
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Everything was quite superb 14 March 2016 by Mary Piers

Everything was quite superb. From initial enquiries to final travel you were all wonderful and so considerate and helpful, a million thanks. Words are inadequate. My deepest gratitude to you all and I am looking to you to help me get to Nourgam next year! With my deepest gratitude.

Best night of my life! 04 March 2016 by Rebecca Bailey & Dean Carden

Aurora Zone is an easy to use website and was very well organised. We stayed in Abisko (mountain lodge). Rooms are basic but clean and comfy. The food is truly amazing. I do not eat fish which was catered with no hassle. We stayed for 5 nights and saw the Aurora on 2 nights. We had the Aurora sleigh ride booked and it happened to be on a night with an excellent solar storm. Best night of my life!
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We went on the dog sleighs which was excellent and the guide is very passionate about his dogs. One of the days was a 4-hour snowmobile ride, this was truly amazing and would recommend to everyone. The Ice hotel was a good experience, the only downside is the ice bar does not open until 6pm which is a shame when we were hoping to have a drink. I would recommend Aurora Zone to anyone and Abisko to everyone looking for a magical holiday.
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First off we had a great holiday and saw the lights! 28 February 2016 by David & Catherine Llewellin

First off we had a great holiday and saw the lights! The Aurora Sleigh Ride was simply magical. Bjorn was amazing. We would have said this even if we had not seen the Northern lights during this activity. It was a lovely journey into the mountains. A trip we will never forget. My sister managed to get on a Dog Sledding trip and loved that too.Mina and her staff were excellent; so helpful.

A truly magical time 23 February 2016 by Paul Neville

A truly magical time spent in stunning scenery and staying at the Abisko Mountain Lodge where the staff were both helpful and friendly. Dog Sledding - great way to see the national park and my wife really enjoyed spending time with the dogs. Great that we were able to do this from right outside our accommodation.

The holiday was amazing! Absolutely perfect :) 19 January 2016 by Gurvindor Soor

The holiday was amazing! Absolutely perfect :) We had been planning this holiday for nearly 10 years and it finally happened. But what an experience it was...the places, the people, the food was amazing, and of course the lights were spectacular. Luckily we had displays every day, but the final night at the Ice Hotel had the most wonderful, indescribable full display - I literally don't know how
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to describe what we saw! - greens, reds, purples all over. A sight we will never forget! Just breathtaking, worth the wait and a perfect way to end the trip. The organisation was so professional that we were at ease the whole time. A very big thank you to Barry and the whole team for ensuring we had such a wonderful experience! I literally didn't want to come home!
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Everything worked out as expected and I wouldn't change a thing 04 January 2016 by Robert Barberio

Everything was very good on this trip; all my questions were answered prior to leaving. Everything worked out as expected and I wouldn't change a thing. The guides were all excellent, the transfers to and from the airport were on time and excellent. The food was tops and freshly prepared. All the equipment we were given was excellent, we stayed very warm on this trip as the temperature got down to
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-40 degrees one of the evenings we were out doing our night photo activity. It was the first time I had been snowmobiling in my life; the guide was very good at explaining how to operate the snowmobile and it was a total blast when we got out on the trails. My wife and I were very happy with everything.
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