Máttaráhká Lodge Short Break

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A warm welcome awaits you in enchanting Lapland. Máttaráhká Northern Lights Lodge is perfectly situated 5km outside Kiruna; Sweden’s northernmost city. Lying well within the Arctic Circle, Kiruna and the surrounding area is often bathed in glow of the Northern Lights and offers an extensive list of all the Nordic activities you would expect from a winter wonderland.
The holy trinity of a Lapland bucket-list; huskies, snowmobiles and of course, the phenomenal Aurora Borealis. This trip ticks all the boxes and maximises your chances of witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights.  

Máttaráhká Northern Lights Lodge is a small-scale family run business with 15 years of experience. The team pride themselves on offering their guests a home-from-home. In Sámi mythology, Máttaráhkká was the mother goddess, who together with her three daughters, oversaw the tribe and the home domain, and lived together with the humans in the kåta (the Sámi hut.) Máttaráhká is a fitting name for the family-run lodge depicting their inclusive, warm invitation and hospitality.  

The lodge itself has been carefully designed to provide guests with a cosy and comfortable stay after embarking on exciting adventures in the Arctic wilderness. The bedrooms centre around a stylish communal lounge area where you can relax in front of the fire with a drink and keep a look out for the Northern Lights. The intimacy of Máttaráhká Northern Lights Lodge and the thoughtful selection of activities included makes this escape an excellent choice for couples or friends travelling together. 


Upon arrival you will be greeted by your hosts and issued cold weather clothing. A delicious dinner will be served in kota, a Lappish style tipi, before heading out into the pristine wilderness on snowmobiles to hunt for the Northern Lights on Mount Ednavaara. Your expert guide will lead you along magical trails to reach the best viewpoints to take in Sweden’s most famous mountain range. You will travel two per snowmobile with the opportunity to swap drivers. Please note, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. Please note that the order of activities within your itinerary is subject to change and the agenda below should be used as a guide only. The exact order of your agenda will be confirmed upon arrival at the hotel

Included Meals:  Dinner
[KRN] Kiruna Airport, Sweden To Máttaráhká Lodge
Airport Transfer
Máttaráhká Lodge - Check In
Address : Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden

After breakfast, prepare for one of Lapland’s most coveted activities; dog sledding. Drive your own team of sled dogs and experience life as a musher. Midway through the safari, you’ll swap places with your partner to snuggle down into the cosy sleigh and take in the snowy forest landscapes. Next, you’ll enjoy a visit to one of the world’s most unique hotels; the Icehotel. Exhibiting rooms entirely sculptured from ice from the neighbouring Torne River, you’ll be amazed by the artistry and imagination of the creators. Following a busy day, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some time of relaxation and tranquillity in the hot tub before your evening meal is served at the lodge. Máttaráhká Northern Light Lodge’s position is a prime location to increase the probability of seeing the lights dance across the night sky. Hopefully, you’ll be in luck tonight.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Máttaráhká Lodge - Stay
Address : Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden

Embark on a thrilling half-day snowmobile safari. Cruising across the snow covered wilderness this unique experience even takes you above the tree line to enjoy unparalleled views. You will take a break to warm up with a traditional Swedish Fika – a cozy coffee and pastry break – by a crackling fire on a frozen lake. Here, you even have the chance to try your hand at ice fishing, a quintessential Swedish winter activity! You will travel two per snowmobile with the opportunity to swap drivers.
Please note, you must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. Lunch will be enjoyed back at the Lodge on your return. This evening, a minivan will take you on a quest to find the Northern Lights. By minivan, you can travel quickly and further to maximise your chances of capturing this natural phenomenon.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Máttaráhká Lodge - Stay
Address : Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden

Sadly, your Lappish escape has come to an end and it’s time to say goodbye to the team at Máttaráhká Northern Light Lodge.

Included Meals:  Breakfast
Máttaráhká Lodge To [KRN] Kiruna Airport, Sweden
Airport Transfer
Máttaráhká Lodge - Check Out
Address : Kiruna, Norrbotten County, Sweden

What's included?

  • Transfers:?return transfers to Kiruna airport
  • Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation in an en-suite double room within the Máttaráhká Northern Lights Lodge
  • Aurora dinner
  • Aurora snowmobile hunt
  • Dogsledding
  • ICEHOTEL visit
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Hot tub
  • Aurora minivan hunt
  • Cold weather clothing is provided for the duration of your stay including down jackets, pants, and winter boots
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities


  • Flights are not included


Máttaráhká Lodge
Located just outside Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge boasts unrivalled views of the nearby beautiful mountain range. The Lodge comprises of just seven double rooms, each with a private ensuite bathroom, loft, flat-screen TV and décor inspired by authentic Sami art traditions. Expect complimentary toiletries, slippers and hairdryer to enhance your stay and provide all a home from home. Imagine lying in bed gazing out of the window at the breathtaking snowy wilderness. 

  • Guests can relax in the central open-plan lounge area, adorned with a gorgeous fireplace and plenty of cosy seating. Next door, you’ll find the dining room where all meals are served.  
  • Complimentary snowshoes and cross-country skis are available to borrow on site and all guests will be provided with cold weather clothing for the duration of their stay. 
  • On the rooftop, you’ll find an inviting hot tub and accommodation in Sweden wouldn’t be complete without a sauna. 

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Key Facts

Pace Active
Holiday Type Land Only
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Sweden, Kiruna
Brochure Code 30001
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£1,935 pp
4 days

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