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New Year Northern Lights in Abisko

Break Available: 29th December 2019 - 01 January 2020
3 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,695 (Inc Flights)

Abisko is simply one of the best places in the world for consistent sightings of the Northern Lights. This New Year break not only brings you 3 evenings to search and witness the magic of the aurora but a full programme of daytime arctic experiences designed to turn a New Year getaway into a once in a lifetime experience!

This break has limited availability and sells out months in advance so early booking is essential.

Highlights

  • Husky Safari & Snowmobile safaris in beautiful Abisko National Park
  • Exclusive Northern Lights Photo Evening in Abisko
  • Night Visit to the renowned  Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
  • Traditional Lappish New Year Dinner & Celebration
  • Visit the Original ICEHOTEL and the New ICEHOTEL 365
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DAY 1 - 29 December 2019
Fly to Swedish Lapland -Aurora Sky Station Night Visit

DAY 1 - 29 December 2019
Fly to Swedish Lapland -Aurora Sky Station Night Visit

Fly to Kiruna via Stockholm in Swedish Lapland where you will be met and transferred to Abisko, about 1 hour’s travel time. On check-in you will be kitted out with complimentary arctic clothing, yours to use for the duration of your break.

This evening after dinner in the lodge, transfer to Abisko Sky Station, widely regarded as the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights. Take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask. From this advantageous position with commanding views looking north across Lake Tornetrask, the northern lights always seem more dramatic.

If you would like to Celebrate in Style tonight then consider upgrading to the exclusive dinner at the Sky Station.

Head back to the Lodge around midnight.

Meals Included: Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
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A la Carte Optional Extras

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 2 - 30 December 2019
Husky Safari Adventure. Aurora Photo Experience in Abisko National Park

DAY 2 - 30 December 2019
Husky Safari Adventure. Aurora Photo Experience in Abisko National Park

After breakfast venture out for a 2 hour Alaskan Trapper Husky experience. This half day activity allows you to experience the sensation of being pulled through the snow by your enthusiastic sled dogs. Admire the beautiful landscapes within Abisko National Park whilst your guide does all the work!

Return for lunch and then at leisure.

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, Light Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 2 - 31 December 2019
Snowmobile Safari. Lappish New Year Celebration

DAY 2 - 31 December 2019
Snowmobile Safari. Lappish New Year Celebration

After breakfast venture out into the wilds of Abisko National Park on a snowmobile adventure.

Peter your Snowmobile guide, will meet you at the lodge and 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!

Return to the lodge for  lunch and some downtime before dinner.

This evening the chefs at Abisko Mountain Lodge will prepare an authentic Lappish new year dinner combining some of the traditional ingredients like Reindeer, Arctic Char and Cloudberries.

As midnight approaches top up your glasses and venture outside to toast the New Year. With any luck your northern lights holiday will be complete with the Aurora blazing above you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 4 - 01 January 2020
Visit Original ICEHOTEL

DAY 4 - 01 January 2020
Visit Original ICEHOTEL

After breakfast at leisure until departure for Jukkasjarvi, home to the original ICEHOTEL. Now in its 27th edition (as it is built from scratch every year) it gets more impressive each year. 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.

You will 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 New Year northern lights holiday to Abisko.

Why not look at some of the other breaks we offer to Abisko or you an combine Abisko with the Best of Swedish Lapland  including the Original ICEHOTEL or on a Multi Country Northern Lights Holiday.

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

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
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

"All in all, a wonderful holiday and an unforgettable way to spend New Year. It was one of the best holidays we’ve ever had – certainly one of the most memorable. You might be interested to know that we’ve bought some lingonberry bushes to grow in the garden this year!"

Allan

We had the best New Year ever! I've never been so amazed by such natural beauty, the never ending amounts of snow against magical skies and even the Northern Lights on two occasions! The excursions were incredible and we both felt so lucky to have so much time experiencing them (in comparison with other holidays we looked at). The guides were a real bonus too - extremely friendly and helpful, while providing us with 'real' information about Sami life. Nothing seemed too much trouble.

Lucy

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Price Per Person: From £1,695 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 3 nights at Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Northern Lights hunt at Aurora Sky station in Abisko
  • Northern Lights Photo evening
  • Lappish New Year Dinner
  • Sled Dog and Snowmobile Day Experiences
  • Ice Hotel visit and entrance
  • All Meals
  • Arctic Clothing loan
  • Transfers

Departure Dates:

29 December 2019 – 01 January 2020

Departure Airports:

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Stockholm

For our international Clients we can provide just the ground arrangements for you if you have your flights booked we can provide the  domestic flights in Sweden for you.

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