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Personalise your holiday to Swedish Lapland with this tailor-made trip to Sörbyn Lodge, which boasts first-rate accommodation and exceptional Aurora potential. Fill your days with unbelievable experiences such as dog-sledding, snowmobiling and meeting a traditional Sámi family. At night, decide which exciting mode of transport will take you on the hunt for the Northern Lights.

What's included?

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

  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: minimum 3 nights at Sörbyn Lodge in a standard twin/double hotel room
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Activities: choose from our extensive range of activities (individually priced in the ‘Activities’ section)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • A note about flights: flights are not included in the holiday price so that the best possible fares and schedule can be found at the time of booking

Sörbyn Lodge is a superb place to tailor a holiday in Swedish Lapland. Offering wonderful accommodation in a quiet lakeside setting, it is a destination which is well away from the tourist trail.

The location also places you in prime Aurora territory and we offer a range of night-time experiences to get you on the hunt for a display. Choose from memorable activities such as snowmobiling and snowshoeing to really add to the excitement of the chase.

We have a wide assortment of daytime experiences to choose from too, which are all listed in the ‘Activities’ tab. Your holiday can be as active or as relaxed as you please, letting you make the most of your time at a pace that suits you.

Try winter classics like dog sledding and snowmobiling. You can also do as the locals do and cross-country ski along pristine trails. For a slower-paced alternative, why not go snowshoeing through the silent woods?

To discover more about the culture here, you may choose to spend time with members of the Sámi community and learn about the lifestyle of Sweden’s indigenous people. Our Aurora Travel Experts are, of course, always on hand to help you design your ideal itinerary.

With an activity selection to suit all tastes, this holiday provides a fully customisable winter experience in a brilliant Northern Lights location. What’s more, Sörbyn Lodge is renowned for its restaurant, where the team serves up local delicacies with passion and flare. It’s the perfect base for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday, designed your way.

Please note that some activities require a minimum number of participants to operate. Schedules are always subject to change and are subject to availability.


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Key facts

Duration: 3 or more nights
Pace: Set your own
Suitable for: Ages 10+. See terms for further information.
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Sörbyn Lodge

Nights: 1-3

Lying in the heart of one of the most beautiful areas of Swedish Lapland, Sörbyn Lodge is an absolute gem that we cannot recommend highly enough.

Nestled on the edge of a frozen lake, it is an exceptional Aurora viewing spot, should the conditions be favourable.

One of the most appealing features of the area is that it remains relatively undiscovered in tourism terms. Therefore, you will immediately sense a more personal ambience. Developed with a huge amount of input from the community and family-run, the atmosphere truly reflects this.

Sörbyn Lodge is located on the edge of the village of Sörbyn, approximately one hour from Luleå Airport.

Hotel facilities

  • The hotel restaurant (situated in the main building) is one of the finest in the region. The team crafts and presents the local produce to a very high standard.
  • A well-stocked bar and lounge area (with a large log fire) provide the perfect setting for an after-dinner tipple.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the corridor of the accommodation wing.
  • Guests can also use the traditional sauna, just a short walk away. This can be pre-booked locally (additional charges may apply).

Guest bedroom types

The eight guest bedrooms have been uniquely designed to reflect the climate in this part of the world. Well-furnished and offering the modern comforts of TV and WiFi, each guest bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with toilet and shower. With only eight rooms, this is small-scale accommodation at its very best.


Other options

Sörbyn Cabins

There are a number of cabins which guests can choose to stay in for the duration of their holiday, just a short walk away from the main lodge.

The recently renovated cabins offer guests their own space in which to relax after a day of activity.

All meals are served in the lodge's main restaurant so you can enjoy the delicious menus on offer during your stay.

Cabin facilities

  • These cosy cabins feature one bedroom with either a double or twin beds and a sofa bed in the living room. The living room is a great place to relax after a day exploring the wintery surroundings.
  • The cabins have their own small kitchenette so we recommend taking your own tea and coffee supplies if you would like to enjoy hot drinks during your stay.
  • The cabins have their own private bathrooms with hairdryers.
  • Each cabin has WiFi.

Credit: Graeme Richardson


Special Nights

Arctic Bath Hotel

Complete your Swedish Lapland experience with a spectacular stay at the Arctic Bath Hotel - a wellness accommodation with an innovative touch. The structure floats on the Lulea River during the summer and freezes in place throughout the winter for a peaceful retreat amongst stunning nature. 

The Arctic Bath Hotel features four saunas, a spa room with a variety of treatments on offer, a hot bath, outdoor and indoor showers and two dressing rooms. For the full Nordic experience, there is also a cold-water bath for guests to take an icy plunge - something the locals swear by!

Guests can choose to stay in one of the six floating cabins or land-based cabins. On land, you can make use of the huge glass windows facing north to search the skies for the Auroras and in the floating cabins, you can enjoy a brilliant view from your wooden deck outside. 

The Arctic Bath believes in a holistic approach and the four cornerstones of wellness; proper nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of the face and body. Nutrition is covered in the onsite restaurant which features local, pure and sustainable ingredients. Regular exercise can be achieved with the available activities such as snowshoe hiking and yoga. You will find peace of mind in the tranquil surroundings and by making use of the saunas and wellness areas. Finally, take care of your face and body with the available treatments on offer, ranging from massages to facials all using organic skincare. 

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


Image Credits: The Arctic Bath Hotel 

Spend a night at The Treehotel

An incredible example of the talent and imagination of Swedish architecture, the Treehotel is one of the most sought-after accommodation options in Swedish Lapland.

Here you can spend the night in one of the remarkable concept rooms. Choose from The UFO (any sci-fi addicts dream), The Bird's Nest tucked high up in the trees, The Mirror Cube with its stunning exterior, The Cabin with its delightful interior or The Blue Cone which offers wonderful views a bit closer to the ground. All of the rooms are surrounded by the forest and offer an unforgettable place in which to end your holiday.

This one night package is an ideal extension to your trip and includes an overnight at the Treehotel (based on two sharing a tree room, excludes The Dragon Fly), a delicious three-course meal at the nearby Britta's Guesthouse, breakfast and transfers to the airport the following day.

Image credit: Graeme Richardson

A Night at the ICEHOTEL®

Located on the banks of the Torne River in the village of Jukkasjärvi, the ICEHOTEL® is the world's original ice accommodation.

Containing deluxe rooms, art suites, an ice bar and a sculpture hall, a night at the ICEHOTEL® or ICEHOTEL 365 is like entering a fairy-tale. Behind each large door or curtain is a room decorated in sparkling blue and white. The sculptures are incredibly lifelike and you can almost sense magic in the air. You would be forgiven for wondering whether they come alive when nobody is around. There is a sense of anticipation on entering each room as you are unsure of what realm you are likely to venture into and what you expect will be very far removed from the reality.

Staying in the rooms themselves is like being cut-off from the real world. It is such an inconceivable notion and very different to our daily lives that you are likely to spend your first few moments simply marvelling at your surroundings and wondering how you got there. A night here is a must for anyone visiting Northern Sweden.

Image credit: Martin Jakobsson & Imagebank.sweden.se

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To secure your holiday place for next season, you can make a pre-reservation by paying a deposit of only £50pp. The provisional prices, departure dates, and itinerary remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final details are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed then a further deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation. 

 

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The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2, maximum 24 (approximately)

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.

Minimum and maximum age

If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.

Unless otherwise stated in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Aurora Zone holiday is typically 12 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

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.    

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.

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.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

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.

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

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.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

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.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.theaurorazone.com/booking-conditions

Traveller Reviews

We loved Sorbyn Lodge! 29 December 2019 by Andi Nunez & Jazmin Eckenberg

I always do my own holiday booking so this is the first time I've used a tour company and you guys made it very easy! I loved the Sorbyn Lodge, they made us feel so welcome. the guides for all the activities we did were amazing. We especially loved hannah from northern soul journeys who guided our dog sledding tour! Dog sledding was the coolest activity I've ever done, in any country! It was great
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to be alone with our guide and not have to be on an adventure with a bunch of strangers. Hannah made our dog sledding experience so memorable. We loved Sorbyn Lodge, t's so cozy and the staff really go out of their way to make you feel at home in their space.
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