Price from £2,095pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: Sweden
BROCHURE CODE: 26013

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Suitable for: Ages 18+. Please see our terms for further information
Download Dossier
  • Flights: Return flights from London to Luleå (via Stockholm); flight routes subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in an en-suite double room at Pine Bay Lodge
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Snowmobile forest tour, husky safari, Northern Lights sled tour, Christmas festivities, ice fishing, Northern Lights snowshoeing with wilderness dinner (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing is provided for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

The white islands and snowy forests of the Luleå Archipelago provide an enchanting setting for this four-night Christmas holiday at Pine Bay Lodge. Make the most of the classic winter activities and Northern Lights hunting while enjoying a local take on festive celebrations. Where better to celebrate Christmas than Swedish Lapland?

The Luleå Archipelago has over 1,300 islands – all part of the Bay of Bothnia, which freezes over during the winter. This magical landscape is perfect for snow activities, promising an unforgettable Christmas getaway.

Pine Bay Lodge is a short distance inland, sat on the shore of a forest lake. Built in a simple and welcoming Scandinavian style, it has an open lounge area with a fireplace that is ideal for mixing with your fellow guests, as well as excellent sauna facilities.

During this holiday, you will explore the surrounding forests and wider spaces on snowmobiles and husky sleds. You will also be taken to learn the Swedish pastime of ice fishing, which is a unique experience. The location of Pine Bay Lodge has plenty of Aurora potential, so we have included two Northern Lights hunts in your itinerary to maximise your chances of seeing a display. Sit back in a snowmobile-pulled sled and look to the skies, and trek on snowshoes as you search for the Aurora.

In Sweden, Christmas Eve is the time for holding main celebrations. You can look forward to a superb Christmas buffet and a wonderfully festive atmosphere!

© Graeme Richardson

Show full agenda

Included in price



Our pick

  • The Treehotel

    From £407pp

    The Treehotel is unique and surreal. We can arrange for you to spend the night amidst the treetops of Swedish Lapland in one of the most inventive bedrooms on the planet. It is an experience, unlike any other and one that we don't feel that you should miss. Each of the six architect-designed rooms is cutting edge.

    Read more

    The bedroom options include The UFO, Mirror Cube, Bird's Nest, Blue Cone and The Cabin. Each room is spectacular in its own right and totally unique and no matter which option you choose you will experience an unforgettable night. It is possible to upgrade to a night in The Dragonfly - please ask if you would like a quote for this option.

    Your stay includes dinner and breakfast at Britta's Guesthouse which is around a 10-minute walk from the tree rooms. This is a characterful and quirky place to dine, in contrast with the ultra modern Treehotel, with old world charm and hearty home cooking.

    This is exclusive accommodation as there are only six rooms, so we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    In the morning after your breakfast, your transfers will be arranged to take you back to the airport for your return flights home.

    Please contact us for a full quotation based on your transfer and rooming requirements.

    ©Graeme Richardson


Other options

  • Drive your own snowmobile

    From: £88pp

    If you would like to, you can choose to drive your own snowmobile for the duration of the two-hour forest tour snowmobile safari. Sit behind the controls for the entire safari as you glide over the snow and ice, savouring the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

  • Hovercraft excursion

    From: £211pp

    This region is the only place we feature where guests can explore the wilds in a hovercraft. These machines perfectly suit the ever changing seasons here and are exceptionally good fun.

    You will each be given an intercom headset in order for the pilot to be able to communicate with you and impart his local knowledge.

    Read more about this activity

    You will set off across the ice and islands and head out to the island of Brändöskär which is typically close to the edge of the frozen sea. You will disembark and take a walk on the ice where, depending on the weather conditions, you may witness some of the vast natural sculptures which form as the pack ice gradually shifts and cracks.

    A light lunch is included and you will be served warm drinks before returning to the lodge.

    Credit: Graeme Richardson
  • Sauna

    From: £26pp

    The sauna at Pine Bay Lodge sits a short walk from the main building, jutting out over the edge of the frozen lake. If you would like to experience authentic Swedish relaxation then why not book yourself a trip to the sauna?

We include more, no hidden costs

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.
Price guarantee

There is no single supplement applicable when guests stay in a single bedroom at the lodge. Supplements will apply for any other bedroom occupied by one person. Single snowmobile and dog sled supplements may also be applied if single machines/sleds are requested. 

Next year'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 below simply by paying a deposit. This means that you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain provisional and subject to change, we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed and 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. Flight supplements may apply and any none package rates listed on the website are subject to price increases. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Dates
Fri 22 Dec 2017
to Tue 26 Dec 2017
Enquire
Adults£ 2,095

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 10 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.

  • An Aurora Hideaway at Christmas 23 December 2016 by The Oakes Family

    The dog sledding on a snowy day was unique but we enjoyed everything - it was a terrific family vacation.


 

 

  • Specialist

    Aurora knowledge and experience

    Unique holidays, in the very best destinations

    Expert guides – exceptional local knowledge

    Advice and guidance every step of the way

  • Comprehensive

    We include more in our holidays than any other Aurora operator

    Price Comparison guarantee

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

    No hidden extras

  • Independent

    Proudly Independent

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

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos

  • Trusted

    100% ATOL and ABTA protection

    Peace of mind promise

    Award-winning

    Responsible relationships

    Over 15 years’ experience

MrZenTravel Website Development