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The Tree Hotel & Abisko Northern Lights Quest

Break Available: Dec - March excluding Christmas and New Year
5 Nights

Price Per Person:From £2,395 (Inc Flights)

If you are looking for a special Northern Lights break with a difference then combining the Tree Hotel on the Eastern Side of Swedish Lapland with Abisko on the Western Side brings you unique accommodation and great Northern Lights hunting.

If names like the UFO, Birds Nest, Mirror Cube and Dragon Fly don’t capture the imagination then fantastic arctic experiences, great food and hospitality surely will!

Highlights

  • 2 Nights in the iconic TreeHotel
  • Husky and Snowmobile Adventures
  • Train Trip across Swedish Lapland
  • 3 Nights in Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Photo Hunt in Abisko
  • Visit to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
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DAY 1
Fly to Lulea. Overnight at Tree Hotel

DAY 1
Fly to Lulea. Overnight at Tree Hotel

On arrival in Lulea, Swedish Lapland, a guide will meet you and provide a transfer to the Tree Hotel – Lapland’s latest icon!

The Tree Hotel comprises 7 unique themed Tree Rooms created by 6 separate architects. These are the Mirrorcube, Bird’s Nest, Cabin, Blue Cone, Dragonfly, UFO and super luxurious 7th Room. During your stay you have the option of staying in more than one of these unique cabins in the trees!

Britta and Kent, who own and run the Tree Hotel, are great hosts and Britta’s cooking certainly makes evenings at the Tree Hotel a treat.

Settle into your cabin and then relax at leisure.

Meals Included: Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Dinner on Ice at the Tree Hotel
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Dinner on Ice at the Tree Hotel

If you are away celebrating a special occasion and want to have a totally unique dining experience the Tree Hotel  have the fantastic Dinner on Ice.   The evening is lit by torches and candles  while a 3 course dinner  is served in a heated tepee on an ice covered lake. Sit on reindeer skins while you enjoy a fantastic meal over 2 and half hours. This is a beautiful experience either beneath the arctic stars or the northern lights. The dinner includes alcoholic beverages.

Cost: £225 per person

Dinner on Ice at the Tree Hotel Lapland
Dinner on Ice at the Tree Hotel Lapland

DAY 2
Husky Experience. Overnight in Choice of Tree Cabin

DAY 2
Husky Experience. Overnight in Choice of Tree Cabin

After breakfast your guide will pick you up for your  very special encounter with nature in partnership with your own sled dog team.

This 3 hour experience in the forests around the Tree Hotel is conducted so that each participant has his or her own team of up to 4 dogs. Feel the energy of the dogs doing the job they love best as they glide you through pristine trails.

Tonight you have the option of staying in the same tree cabin or moving and trying an alternative! The northern lights are frequently spotted around the area so if they are out its worth finding a private viewing spot to enjoy the show – the perfect after dinner entertainment!

After dinner escape to your house in the trees and overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, light Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 3
Train to Abisko. Overnight at Abisko Mountain Lodge

DAY 3
Train to Abisko. Overnight at Abisko Mountain Lodge

After breakfast you will be driven to Boden Train Station to catch the train that takes you across the Arctic Circle to Abisko. This 5 hour journey takes you through one of Europe’s last great wilderness areas.

On arrival in Abisko there is a short walk to the Lodge where you will be met by Mina and Dick Johansson, your hosts, who run a really friendly and warming Lodge.

This evening enjoy the excellent cuisine at Mountain Lodge as you partake in their traditional Lappish menu which includes Reindeer, Arctic Char and Cloudberries – 3 of the unique ingredients to the area. The only thing that can interrupt your evening is the Aurora Call.

Abisko Mountain Lodge is in a fantastic location for Northern Lights viewing so if they are visible you may be tempted to step out the door and gaze skywards! There is also the opportunity to wander out for a night walk in one of the best locations on earth for aurora watching.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room

2015 saw the addition of 4 superior rooms at the Lodge. Housed in a separate annexe across the courtyard these rooms add additional comfort and space. All are en suite and are for exclusive use by our clients.

This is a highly recommended upgrade for the marginal increase in cost

Cost: £48 per person per night subject to availability

Superior room At Abisko Mountain lodge
Superior room Abisko Mountain LODGE
Northern Lights above Abisko Mountain Lodge

DAY 4
Snowmobile Trip in Abisko National Park. Aurora Photo Workshop

DAY 4
Snowmobile Trip in Abisko National Park. Aurora Photo Workshop

After breakfast, Peter your Snowmobile guide, will take you out for a 2 hour exploration of Abisko National Park.

As Abisko National Park surrounds Abisko Mountain Lodge you don’t have to go far to get some awe inspiring views of the frozen Lake Tornetrask and the unique glacial formation of Laporten, which rises like a beacon out of the white desert!

There are fewer more picturesque places to snowmobile in Swedish Lapland.

Return for lunch at the Lodge and an afternoon of relaxation.

This evening enjoy the fine menu at Abisko Mountain Lodge prior to joining the “Lights Over Lapland” team for their exclusive Northern Lights photo tour designed for Weekend a la Carte guests staying at Abisko Mountain Lodge. This gives you fantastic opportunities to see and photograph the Aurora Borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park.

Walk right out the Lodge front door and a snowmobile transfer will take you to our exclusive location with commanding views over the mountains and the lake, both of which provide wonderful backdrops for aurora photos! You will have 2 guides, one to instruct you and the other to look after you and make drinks etc. We have a yurt set up with a fire so you can warm up if necessary.

You will be supplied with cameras preset for Aurora photography and spend the evening in Abisko National Park. Whether you are a Pro or never taken a picture in your life you have a great chance of going home after your northern lights holiday with some beautiful Aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 5
Explore Abisko National Park. Evening at Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

DAY 5
Explore Abisko National Park. Evening at Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

Abisko National Park is sandwiched between picturesque mountains and Lake Tornetrask one of Sweden’s largest and which freezes during winter. The team at Abisko Mountain Lodge will provide information on trails you can explore. Alternatively from Mid Feb –Mid March you can take the chairlift up mount Nujola to view the spectacular landscapes from 300 meters up!

This evening after dinner at the lodge take the spectacular 20 minute chairlift ride up Mount Nuolja to the Aurora sky station. From this vantage point you have one of the best locations on earth for viewing the Northern Lights. If the aurora are out and lighting up the sky you will no doubt be outside gazing heavenwards in awe of this dazzling phenomenon.

Transfer back to your hotel at around midnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
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Upgrade to Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

This evening rather than having dinner at the Lodge experience the gourmet dinner at the iconic Aurora Sky Station, allowing you an extra 3 hours in the Sky Station.

Take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask. Enjoy a delicious three course meal at the sky station prepared using the best local ingredients.

Your chances of seeing the aurora are good. Abisko is blessed with many long, dark nights. In addition, there is minimal artificial light. Abisko is situated 250km north of the Arctic Circle and has the most cloud-free sky in Sweden.

Price Per Person: £125 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 3 course dinner

Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
Aurora sky station abisko beneath northern lights
Amazing dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

DAY 6
Visit Original ICEHOTEL

DAY 6
Visit Original ICEHOTEL

After breakfast a driver will take you to visit the world famous and original ICEHOTEL, celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2018.

This incredible structure is built afresh each year and is a must see for anyone visiting Kiruna. Its Art Suites are works of art and additionally there is the icebar, chapel and the excellent shop to visit. Also see the revolutionary design and function of ICEHOTEL 365, the new permanent edition of the ICEHOTEL.

The driver will then take you onto the airport in time for your flight home at the end of your action packed Northern Lights Holiday to Abisko. Alternatively why not stay a night at the ICEHOTEL or break your return by seeing Stockholm, Scandinavia’s Capital City.

Meals included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
  • Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
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Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and always rates in the top 10 most desirable cities in the world to live in. It is also the perfect contrast to a break in the arctic.

The old town in Stockholm is very picturesque and compact and can be done in a full day. Your time will be spent exploring some fascinating landmarks. The VASA museum is world class, the Nobel museum of local interest and for ABBA fans; new in 2013 is the ABBA interactive museum.

Also in December Stockholm has many Christmas markets so a break can allow you to do some shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.

You will stay in the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson of Abba fame. The hotel is an excellent 4* hotel in a quiet square but within walking distance of the old town.

Cost  £250- £290 Per Person ( Weekend vs Week Day )
Includes  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

Stockholm, Sweden
Harbour area, Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Rival Stockholm Sweden

Night in World Famous Ice Hotel

Swedish Lapland is home to the original and most dramatic ICEHOTEL. Now in its 27th edition.

The hotel has two editions:

Permanent ICEHOTEL 365.  (open all year)

This revolutionary design has allowed visitors from around the world to experience the ICEHOTEL all year round. Through a unique cooling system the designers have built all the features of the original icehotel into this amazing structure. Art suites and deluxe art suites are housed in 365

Temporary ICEHOTEL  (open Mid December – End March)

This hotel is rebuilt from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river. As the temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero Ice Artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come spring.

We offer all categories of room from cabins to  Art Suites and the new en suite deluxe art suites in ICEHOTEL 365.

We will make a reservation in the restaurant for you so you can experience some of the region’s best cuisine  (a la carte menu paid for locally)

From £120 per person bed and breakfast  (Kamoos room or cabin) to £480 per person  (deluxe art suite) depending on room choice and season of travel. This includes arctic clothing in winter and transfers to the airport at the end of your stay.

Feature Art Suite at Ice Hotel Sweden
IceHotel doorway, Sweden
Art Suite at the ICEHOTEL Sweden
Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

The Treehotel

The Seventh Room - Tree Hotel Sweden
Beautiful sunset behind the Blue Cone, Tree Hotel, Sweden
Mirrorcube and UFO external shot, Tree Hotel, Sweden
The cabin at Tree Hotel, Sweden

The Treehotel

Dreamt up on a fishing trip in Kamchatka, Russia, but part of a living Boreal forest in Swedish Lapland, this is a hotel with a difference!

The Treehotel comprises 7 unique themed Tree Rooms, created by 7 separate architects. These are the Mirrorcube, Bird's Nest, Cabin, Blue Cone, dragon fly, UFO and 7th Room!

In addition there is a sauna and relaxation area and nearby is the Brittas Pensionat where meals are served.

The rooms are set between 4-6 meters from the ground in pine trees and rooms are accessed by either a ramp or sturdy stairs. They can house between 2 and 4 people and the larger rooms, The Dragonfly and the 7th Room, have separate bedrooms.

Every Tree Room has its own living and sleeping area and is equipped with a state of the art eco-friendly incineration toilet and water efficient hand basin, which means there is no artificial plumbing.

The emphasis is on running the hotel consistent with values of low impact on the surrounding forest and every aspect of the operation compliments this aim.

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Abisko Mountain Lodge

Northern Lights above Abisko Mountain Lodge
Lounge area at Abisko Mountain Lodge
Superior room At Abisko Mountain lodge
Typical room at Abisko Mountain Lodge

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Right in the small hamlet of Abisko, world renowned for the Northern Lights, lies a small welcoming Lodge run by our good friends Mina and Dick Johansson. Dick is one of the most qualified mountain guides in Sweden and looks after all the adventure whilst Mina can be described as a Skier, Creative CEO and ray of sunshine who lights up the Lodge.

Abisko Mountain Lodge offers genuine accommodation in an old-fashioned mountain hotel setting. The service is personal and the cuisine is centred on raw ingredients. It is accredited by the Sapmi Slow Food movement, an award which took 4 years to achieve. Chefs are dedicated slow-food addicts and produce wonderful nightly meals!

The 16 standard rooms in the low red 'Swedish style house' are all en-suite. Although basic they are warm and cosy. There are no televisions in the rooms as time is spent meeting guests around the bar or in the wonderful lounge area.

Additionally there are 4 new superior rooms added in early 2015. These four rooms are in a separate annexe and are used exclusively by Aurora nights.

Order a coffee or a glass of wine at the bar, read a magazine or spin a yarn about your arctic adventures and the magnificent aurora displays you have seen.

For those wanting to soothe the muscles there is a sauna.

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Optional Extras
Dinner on Ice at the Tree Hotel
Dinner on Ice at the Tree Hotel Lapland

If you are away celebrating a special occasion and want to have a totally unique dining experience the Tree Hotel  have the fantastic Dinner on Ice.   The evening is lit by torches and candles  while a 3 course dinner  is served in a heated tepee on an ice covered lake. Sit on reindeer skins while you enjoy a fantastic meal over 2 and half hours. This is a beautiful experience either beneath the arctic stars or the northern lights. The dinner includes alcoholic beverages.

Cost: £225 per person

Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
Superior room At Abisko Mountain lodge

2015 saw the addition of 4 superior rooms at the Lodge. Housed in a separate annexe across the courtyard these rooms add additional comfort and space. All are en suite and are for exclusive use by our clients.

This is a highly recommended upgrade for the marginal increase in cost

Cost: £48 per person per night subject to availability

Upgrade to Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

This evening rather than having dinner at the Lodge experience the gourmet dinner at the iconic Aurora Sky Station, allowing you an extra 3 hours in the Sky Station.

Take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask. Enjoy a delicious three course meal at the sky station prepared using the best local ingredients.

Your chances of seeing the aurora are good. Abisko is blessed with many long, dark nights. In addition, there is minimal artificial light. Abisko is situated 250km north of the Arctic Circle and has the most cloud-free sky in Sweden.

Price Per Person: £125 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 3 course dinner

Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and always rates in the top 10 most desirable cities in the world to live in. It is also the perfect contrast to a break in the arctic.

The old town in Stockholm is very picturesque and compact and can be done in a full day. Your time will be spent exploring some fascinating landmarks. The VASA museum is world class, the Nobel museum of local interest and for ABBA fans; new in 2013 is the ABBA interactive museum.

Also in December Stockholm has many Christmas markets so a break can allow you to do some shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.

You will stay in the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson of Abba fame. The hotel is an excellent 4* hotel in a quiet square but within walking distance of the old town.

Cost  £250- £290 Per Person ( Weekend vs Week Day )
Includes  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
Feature Art Suite at Ice Hotel Sweden

Swedish Lapland is home to the original and most dramatic ICEHOTEL. Now in its 27th edition.

The hotel has two editions:

Permanent ICEHOTEL 365.  (open all year)

This revolutionary design has allowed visitors from around the world to experience the ICEHOTEL all year round. Through a unique cooling system the designers have built all the features of the original icehotel into this amazing structure. Art suites and deluxe art suites are housed in 365

Temporary ICEHOTEL  (open Mid December – End March)

This hotel is rebuilt from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river. As the temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero Ice Artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come spring.

We offer all categories of room from cabins to  Art Suites and the new en suite deluxe art suites in ICEHOTEL 365.

We will make a reservation in the restaurant for you so you can experience some of the region’s best cuisine  (a la carte menu paid for locally)

From £120 per person bed and breakfast  (Kamoos room or cabin) to £480 per person  (deluxe art suite) depending on room choice and season of travel. This includes arctic clothing in winter and transfers to the airport at the end of your stay.

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Testimonials

We had the most FANTASTIC holiday, perhaps the best holiday I have ever had. We were looked after impeccably by your representatives over there who were both charming and efficient. We felt like kings and queens."

Rachel

We had an amazing holiday, Our highlight was the husky sledge ride and we were very fortunate to see the Northern Lights twice. Every representative we met was exceptional. The Arctic clothing was fantastic, kept us warm and snug”

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Price Per Person:From £2,395 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 2 nights at the Tree Hotel
  • Drive your own Husky Day Trip
  • Train Journey through the Arctic Circle
  • 3 nights at Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Snowmobile adventure in Abisko
  • An evening at the Aurora Sky Station
  • A night Photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park
  • Visit to Original Ice Hotel
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transfers
  • Arctic Clothing loan

Break Available:

December- March excluding Christmas and New Year

Departure Airports:

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Manchester
  • Stockholm

For our international Clients we can link into your Inter continental flights, provide domestic flights in  Sweden or just offer you the ground plans freeing you up to book your own flights.

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