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VISITING: Sweden BROCHURE CODE: 26016
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Looking out over the frozen sea, Brändön Lodge and its lovely winter cottages are the perfect place to create a personalised Swedish Lapland holiday. Choose from our extensive selection of classic winter activities and assemble your ideal itinerary. Options include husky safaris, snowmobiling on the sea ice, touring the Luleå Archipelago by hovercraft, ice fishing, and hunting for the Northern Lights on sleds or snowshoes.

What's included?

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

  • Transfers: return airport transfers included
  • Accommodation: minimum 3 nights in winter cottage accommodation at Brändön Lodge
  • Meals: half board
  • Activities: choose from our extensive selection detailed in the ‘Activities’ section of the holiday (priced individually and the order of activities you select is subject to change)
  • Cold-weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

A note on flights: while 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.


Escape to Swedish Lapland and take part in an itinerary of your own design with this tailor-made holiday at Brändön Lodge in the beautiful region of Lulea. Your accommodation will be a splendid winter cottage, surrounded by snowy trees and facing the icy Bay of Bothnia. The main lodge is a warm and welcoming hub with a cosy lounge downstairs and an inviting restaurant upstairs, where you will have full-board meals.

Build your own itinerary using the thrilling assortment in the ‘Activities’ tab above. You can choose from a variety of unmissable winter activities, which includes husky and snowmobile safaris through the nearby wilderness, hovercraft rides around the local islands, winter skills sessions in the outdoors, and ice fishing on a frozen body of water. Thanks to Brändön’s location, you will be well-positioned for spotting the Northern Lights, should they make an appearance – go looking for the Aurora on a sled tour or night-time snowshoe trek.

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Spend the Christmas or New Year holiday period here and you will be in for a truly festive time away, with special celebrations and feasts for both occasions. For a unique food experience which can be enjoyed throughout our departure period, try a ‘Dinner on Ice’ and tuck into a delicious three-course meal as you sit at a table in a ‘kota’, or native tent, all set up on top of the sea ice.

Cold-weather clothing will be provided for the duration of your holiday, and knowledgeable guides will be in charge of your activities.


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Duration:3 or more nights
Pace:Set your own
Suitable for: Ages 15+. See our terms for further information
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Brändön Lodge

Nights: 1-3

Brändön Lodge is located on the edge of the sea that freezes around the Luleå Archipelago each year. It is a remarkable sight to see such a vast frozen mass of water each morning as you step out of your cosy cottage for a day of activities.

Hotel facilities

  • Your meals are all served in the restaurant in the main building. You will enjoy a variety of local dishes and more international cuisine in the evening menus (which are typically two courses and served as a hearty buffet). Breakfasts are typically Scandinavian in style and provide you with the fuel that you need for a day of adventure
  • The restaurant is situated on the upper floor of the main hotel building and offers panoramic views over the frozen bay while you tuck into your delicious meal. The lodge also has a fully stocked bar and pretty impressive wine cellar for any enthusiasts staying
  • A short walk from the restaurant building, there is also a sauna for guests to enjoy. Indulging in a sauna, after an exhilarating day in the great outdoors is just the perfect way to unwind! This is bookable locally and charges may apply

Guest room types

Winter cottages: Brändön Lodge consists of individual winter cottages. Each homely cottage is detached, allowing guests the space to unwind and relax in comfort and having all the added benefits of the main building within walking distance.

All the winter cottages have an open plan living and dining area with kitchenette. We recommend taking tea and coffee provisions with you. They have two bedrooms (both furnished with twin beds – in some cases these can be moved together), an en-suite shower room, hairdryer and toilet. Recent room refurbishment leaves the cottages with a modern yet authentic Scandinavian feel. One of the nicest features of the cottages are the terraces, where in the morning you can step out and inhale the cool, crisp air and marvel at the view of the frozen sea and snow-covered forests that stretch before you.


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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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Please note: tailor-made travel is not available between 22nd December 2018 – 1st January 2019

Departure dates between
Sat 15 Dec 2018
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3 Nights£ 610 Extra Night£ 185

Next season's provisional dates and prices

To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed online. Simply by paying a deposit, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain subject to change and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed. You will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. 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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For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people

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.

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.

Traveller Reviews

All of the activities were a great experience. 23 February 2018 by Daniel Hoffman & Cassie Bond

All of the activities were a great experience.

Our break was extraordinary 20 February 2018 by Wes Hamdon

I am writing to thank you for the awesome time I had at Brandon Lodge and for your exemplary efforts and meticulous attention to detail. Our break was extraordinary, and the hospitality was second to none. Please pass my warmest regards to Goran, Graham, Shane, Keo and all the others that endeavoured to make our holiday so memorable.

Highly recommended 13 February 2018 by Helen and Clifton Lloyd

Highly recommend anyone to use The Aurora Zone when booking a holiday. Very helpful knowledgeable staff who give it the personal touch. Dog sledding was the most fun. The dogs were lovely and the staff made us feel very welcome. Would love to go back again maybe in the summer for a different type of holiday. Would also look to go on the same type of holiday in a different country to see those
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pesky Northern Lights!
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Driving the dogs through the snow covered forest was something neither of us will ever forget 22 January 2018 by Elizabeth Temporal and Robert Smith

We had the most amazing time at Brandon Lodge. From the moment we got picked up from the airport, the whole experience was everything we had hoped for and so much more. The food was incredible, our lodge was so cosy and comfortable, we were made to feel so welcome by everyone we met, all the guides were so knowledgeable - I could go on and on about how good every single part of the holiday was. In
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fact my fiance didn't want to leave!! Also a huge thank you and shout out to Graham who I spoke to on the phone and managed to find us the perfect Northern lights holiday at the last minute - absolutely fantastic customer service (and I don't say that often!). We loved every single moment but the stand out activity was the dog sledding! Driving the dogs through the snow covered forest was something neither of us will ever forget.
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Everything was in the right place at the right time 15 January 2018 by Michael and Karen Barber

This is the first time we have used a company to arrange a holiday of this type, when we have done this before we have made our own arrangements. I have to say that from the initial enquiry to actually getting on the plane to leave, everything was in the right place at the right time (even though it was the Xmas period). Thank you to the customer service team and a special thanks to Dawn for being
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helpful, friendly and totally professional from the initial contact. The travel arrangements were fine and everything was seamless from getting on the plane at Gatwick to arriving at Brandon Lodge. The accommodation was really good and very warm for such cold conditions. Overall it was clean, functional and fitted the surrounding perfectly. I’ve got to mention the staff at Brandon Lodge who though seemed very young (maybe I’m just really old!!) but were excellent in every way and couldn’t do enough for you. The food was plentiful and very tasty but limited in choice, saying that the kitchen made every effort to satisfy everybody needs. Overall we had an excellent time and have already recommended Brandon Lodge to family and friends – thank you The Aurora Zone. One major grump was that we didn’t get to see the Northern Lights but you cannot control Mother Nature.
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Tailor made holiday 19 March 2017 by Rosemary Moore & Andreas Hoelscher

The food was outstanding and far above expectations. Dog sledding was really special and tranquil.

Brändön Lodge 02 January 2017 by David and Kim Fisher



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