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Abisko Aurora Pick & Mix

Break Available: December 2019 - March 2020
3 Nights

Price Per Person: From £995 (Inc Flights)

Abisko and the Aurora fit together like hand and glove! There are fewer better places for consistent sightings of the Northern Lights and this break gives you great opportunities on 3 fantastic nights of aurora hunting!

We pioneered Northern Lights Holidays to Abisko and have an in depth knowledge of this leading Northern Lights destination.

Designed for those clients who wish to go to probably the best location on earth for consistent sightings of the Northern Lights but wish to build your own break with as little or as much as you like!

Come and relax or select from specialist northern lights hunting tours to days filled with activities in beautiful Abisko National Park – the choice is yours!

Highlights

  • 3 Night Break staying at Abisko Mountain Lodge – Full Board
  • Access to some of the Best Northern Lights Hunts in the Arctic
  • Choice of fantastic day time arctic adventures in fabulous surroundings
  • Explore Abisko National Park, frozen waterfalls & the frozen expanse of Lake Tornetrask
  • Complimentary train trip on the historic Iron Ore Railroad linking Abisko with Narvik in the Norwegian Fjords
  • For your comfort top brand Arctic Clothing is made available for your stay

Transfers and private options

Private Transfers

We can offer a private transfer service to and from Abisko on request

Private Accommodation

Weekend a la Carte has exclusive access to the 4 deluxe rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge. These are in a separate annex and are a fantastic choice for a group of 8 people traveling together who seek a bit more privacy and luxury

Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 

DAY 1
Transfer to Abisko - The Aurora Capital

DAY 1
Transfer to Abisko - The Aurora Capital

Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where Petri Tuominen or one of the Abisko guides will meet and transfer you to Abisko Mountain Lodge, your base for the next 3 nights. We are the only Tour Operator in Kiruna to have our own dedicated guide and transfer service.

After check at Abisko Mountain Lodge kit yourselves out with the complimentary arctic clothing we provide. Mina and Dick Johansson, your hosts, run a really friendly and warming lodge, with a restaurant serving excellent meals using local ingredients.

Abisko Mountain Lodge offers genuine accommodation in a traditional mountain hotel setting. The service is personal and the cuisine is centred on local ingredients and is of an exceptional standard!

The 16 twin rooms in the low red ‘Swedish style house’ are all en-suite. Although basic in the Scandinavian style they are warm and cosy. There are no televisions in the rooms as time is spent meeting fellow travelers around the bar or in the relaxing lounge area.

There are 4 deluxe rooms in a separate Annexe which come highly recommended and are for the sole use of Weekend a la Carte’s clients.

This evening enjoy the fantastic 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 out you may be tempted to step out the door and gaze skywards!

Meals Included: Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
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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 2
Day Exploring Abisko National Park or Optional Activities.

DAY 2
Day Exploring Abisko National Park or Optional Activities.

Enjoy breakfast in the lodge from the extensive buffet comprising both hot and cold choices, baked breads, select teas and coffee and fruit juices.

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

For those of you wishing to add in more excitement we offer a range of added optional extras. A snowmobile or sled dog trip comes highly recommended.

This evening enjoy the fantastic cuisine at Mountain Lodge. 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 out you may be tempted to step out the door and gaze skywards! There are a couple of viewing locations a short walk from the lodge.

Alternatively we can offer you some very special evening tours. Chose between a visit to the word renowned Aurora Sky Station or a photo evening with Chad Blakley or one of his team capturing the northern lights on film in the picturesque Abisko National Park.

Please note: If you think you wish to do activities from our optional extras list these must be booked in advance of your trip.

Overnight at Abisko Mountain Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Snowmobiling Options in Abisko National Park
  • Northern Lights Wilderness Photography Evening
  • Ice Climbing on Frozen Waterfall
  • Ice Fishing on Lake Tornetrask
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Snowmobiling Options in Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park surrounds Abisko Mountain Lodge so you don’t have to go far to get some awe inspiring views of the frozen lake and mountains. Snowmobiling is a great way of getting deeper into Abisko National Park to appreciate the expanse and the beauty of the surrounding area. The wonderful Tornetrask glacial formation is a beacon rising out of the white desert!

Costs based on 2 people sharing

2 Hour Snowmobile Experience £130 per person 

4 Hour  Snowmobile Experience £190 per person

Upgrade to a single snowmobile per person £50 per person

View over Abisko from Aurora Sky Station
Snowmobile tour in Sweden
Enjoying the scenery whilst snowmobiling in Sweden

Northern Lights Wilderness Photography Evening

Spend the evening with  one of the “Lights Over Lapland” photographers for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Abisko sits in a low precipitation zone and thus has many more clear nights than almost anywehere else in the region which is why the Aurora are seen so frequently from here. There is virtually no light pollution either.

This tour which is used extensively by our guests at Abisko Mountain Lodge involves a short snowmobile ride in a sled to the wilderness Yurt, your base for the evening.

You will be provided with a high quality camera & lens and teach you the skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora Borealis. Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high chance of going home with some beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!

Price Per Person: £145

Includes: Camera, tripod, warm drinks, guiding services, 3-4 hours searching for and photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park. You need to take SD card with you.

Photo course in Abisko with lights over Lapland

Ice Climbing on Frozen Waterfall

The Abisko Canyon is in the National Park, close to the lodge and is formed by the frozen river entering Lake Tornetrask. Have fun spending a couple of hours under expert guidance ice climbing the frozen waterfall.The sense of achievement is exhilarating and we have both 17 and 70 year olds do it over the years!

Price: £95 per person:- half day with Guiding and equipment provided

abisko canyon in Abisko National Park Sweden
Ice climbing in Abisko canyon

Ice Fishing on Lake Tornetrask

Lake Tornetrask is a short walk away from Abisko Mountain Lodge and besides being a beautiful setting is an excellent place to try your luck at Ice Fishing. Away from it all surrounded by mountains and beautiful vista nothing could be better! The Lake has both Arctic Char, Grayling and Trout but in Winter you are most likely to catch Char – the King of Arctic Fish! Perhaps the chefs back at the hotel can cook you up a feast with your catch!

Price Per Person: £85 – half day including guide and equipment

Gear needed for Ice hole fishing, Sweden
He caught one! Ice hole fishing, Sweden
Ice hole fishing, Sweden

DAY 3
Train Trip to Norwegian Fjords or Select an Optional Experience.

DAY 3
Train Trip to Norwegian Fjords or Select an Optional Experience.

Enjoy breakfast before taking the train from the station near the Lodge and follow the famous iron ore railroad with beautiful mountain vistas, frozen waterfalls and stunning Arctic valleys. Once you cross into Norway enjoy the magnificent views and try to take photos before continuing up and over Björnfjell – a stunning Norwegian mountain dotted with small grass roofed cottages. Meander down the mountain, where small birch trees give way to large evergreens and dramatic mountains fall steeply down into the Norwegian Fjord.

Once in Narvik you will have around 3 hours to explore town before the return trip. You have the opportunity to ascend to the observation deck of the Scandic Hotel, take the cable car for views over the fjords, do some souvenir shopping or visit the newly built Peace Museum. This state of the art facility offers a glimpse of what life looked like in these majestic Fjords during the Second World War Nazi occupation.  (please note this train trip can be cancelled at short notice if the weather prevents trains passing the high plateau between Sweden and Norway)

Alternatively chose between our selection of daytime activities which range from the more relaxed to the more adventurous. For example you could test yourself on an ice climbing introduction in the Abisko  Canyon on a frozen waterfall or simply sit on a sleigh with a musher driving you through some pristine wilderness.

Lunch at the lodge is included.

This evening you have a last chance to sample the fine cuisine at the lodge or venture out on a northern lights hunt if you wish.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Dog sledding in Abisko National Park
  • Night Visit or Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
  • Northern Lights Wilderness Photography Evening
  • Introduction to The Life of the Sami
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Dog sledding in Abisko National Park

This is probably our most popular day time activity and one that brings you close to nature in a very special way.

We have two options for this this half day experience.

Option 1 is to journey Alaskan Trapper style which allows you to experience the sensation of being pulled through the snow by your enthusiastic sled dogs, admiring the beautiful landscape whilst your guide does all the work! Sitting comfortably on a large sled, not dissimilar to the old mail sleds used in Alaska over 100 years ago, learn to understand why dog is man’s best friend and appreciate the power and endurance these magnificent animals can generate in the tough Arctic climate.

Price: £175 per person

Option 2 is to  take charge of your own sled for the trip  (shared with your partner) and feel the sensation of driving 6 enthusiastic huskies through pristine snow and wilderness

Price: £225 per person

 

husky team in Swedish Lapland
Husky sled across snowy landscape, Sweden
Huskies in action, Sweden

Night Visit or Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

This evening why not visit the celebrated Aurora Sky Station in Abisko for either a Night Visit or if celebrating a special occasion the Exclusive Dinner.

Night Visit

After dinner at the lodge transfer by minibus to the sky station at around 8.30. Venture up on the chairlift for a 3 hour visit. Facing north and with a spectacular elevation the auroras are spectacular from here if they are out and playing for the evening.

Cost: £85 per person

Includes: Transfer, chairlift

 

Exclusive Dinner

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: £170 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 4 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

Northern Lights Wilderness Photography Evening

Spend the evening with  one of the “Lights Over Lapland” photographers for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Abisko sits in a low precipitation zone and thus has many more clear nights than almost anywehere else in the region which is why the Aurora are seen so frequently from here. There is virtually no light pollution either.

This tour which is used extensively by our guests at Abisko Mountain Lodge involves a short snowmobile ride in a sled to the wilderness Yurt, your base for the evening.

You will be provided with a high quality camera & lens and teach you the skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora Borealis. Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high chance of going home with some beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!

Price Per Person: £145

Includes: Camera, tripod, warm drinks, guiding services, 3-4 hours searching for and photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park. You need to take SD card with you.

Photo course in Abisko with lights over Lapland

Introduction to The Life of the Sami

Take a day trip to the Sámi village of Rávttas, 45 minutes east of Abisko and experience a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the reindeer people. This exclusive, once in a lifetime opportunity allows you to experience the amazing lifestyle of the Sámi people and to get up close and personal with Lapland’s most iconic creature – the reindeer.

During this exciting adventure you will have an opportunity to feed the reindeer and absorb the magical relationship between the Sámi and their most cherished resource.

During your visit to Rávttas you will also have an opportunity to enjoy a short ride on a traditional sled behind a reindeer just as the Sámi people have done for hundreds of years. After your ride you will have a chance to learn how to identify different reindeer in the herd based on personal characteristics and behaviour.

All of this excitement will most certainly make you hungry – your guide will lead you to one of our traditional Sámi lavvus (teepee) where you will be served a fresh and delicious meal around an open fire.

Enjoy lunch with smoked meats (suovas) and bread (gahkku) aound the open fire in a Sami tepee (lavvu) while Håkan imparts the history and culture of the Sami people.

This glimpse into traditional Sámi life will be one of the highlights of your visit!

Cost: £189 per person from Kiruna . Includes: Transfers, guides, sled ride and lunch

Cost: £249 per person from Abisko. Includes: Transfers, guides, sled ride and lunch

Reindeer Corral in Swedish Lapland
Cooking over open fire in Lapland
Sami traditional clothes

DAY 4
Fly Home or add in the ICEHOTEL, Stockholm or Norway

DAY 4
Fly Home or add in the ICEHOTEL, Stockholm or Norway

After breakfast check out and transfer to Kiruna for your flight home.

If you would like to see the world famous ICEHOTEL we can arrange for this to be added into your trip and if you are intrepid and would like to experience a night in one of the individually designed art suites we can organise this for you.

Alternatively why not consider extending your break by adding in our Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway, or another option is to take time out and see Scandinavia’s capital city, Stockholm.

Take a look at our other breaks that include Abisko

We have an extensive Northern Lights Information Hub if you need further information on anything from What are the Northern Lights? to Where can I see them? and when is the best time to see them?

Meals included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Visit Original Ice Hotel
  • Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
  • Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
  • Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway
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Visit Original Ice Hotel

The Ice Hotel now in its 30th edition made this corner of Swedish Lapland a tourist magnet. It has been the subject of a number of documentaries over the years and still attracts plaudits for its amazing design.

There are two hotels, the permanent ICEHOTEL 365 which has a unique cooling system and is open all year round and the structure which is built each year and is created by Ice Artists from around the world who submit their entries for the priviledge of creating one of the unique Art Suites.

The hotel is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come springtime. All that remains are our impressions, our memories – and photographs. Using only frozen water from the Torne River which runs alongside the hotel.

Take a drink in  the ICEBAR,  view the chapel or do a bit of shopping in the excellent boutique. You will have 2 hours to explore before you are dropped off at the airport.

Cost: £65 per person

Includes: Transfer and entrance

IceHotel entrance, Sweden
CAMPER VAN ART SUITE ICE HOTEL

Night in World Famous Ice Hotel

Swedish Lapland is home to the original and most dramatic ICEHOTEL. Now in its 30th 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

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 From:

£230 per person for Standard room (weekend rate).

£278 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)

£332 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)

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

Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway

This fantastic 3 night extension to your break enables you to extend your holiday into Norway and attempt to see the northern Lights from Sky Land and Sea!

We will manage this bolt on to your itinerary so that it logistically ties in with what you are doing in Abisko.

DAY 1

Transfer down to Narvik in Norway following the iron ore railway, an historic route with great scenery. In Narvik check into the striking Scandic Hotel. Visit the war museum this afternoon which documents the German Occupation of the WW2. Tonight enjoy dinner at the Hotel before pick up for a night of Northern Lights hunting in the spectacular Mountains behind Narvik with a local Sami Guide

DAY 2

Catch the bus via the Polar Park to Tromso. The Polar Park is home to many of the indigenous wildlife of the region. Wolves, bears, Moose and lynx are just a few. On arrival in Tromso check into your hotel the Clarion Edge, your base for the next 2 nights. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel and a wonder around the town.

DAY 3

Explore Tromso, ‘Paris of the North’. There is plenty to see including the Polar Museum, Mack Brewery and the Arctic Cathedral. This evening enjoy a northern lights hunt on the water as you enjoy a luxury Catamaran cruise around the fjords near Tromso.

DAY 4

At Leisure until your flybus transfer to the airport for your flight home.

To see a fuller description of the journey please follow this link:

 

Price: From £995 per person

Includes: 3 Nights accommodation with Breakfast, 3 dinners, experiences as described, buses and transfers

Aurora-Borealis-Norway-copyright-Arild-Heitmann
Northern lights hunt in Beisfjord mountains Narvik Norway
Narvik Fjords - Copyright Markus Eriksson
Beautiful wolf in Sweden
The Arctic Cathedral in Tromso
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 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

Snowmobiling Options in Abisko National Park
View over Abisko from Aurora Sky Station

Abisko National Park surrounds Abisko Mountain Lodge so you don’t have to go far to get some awe inspiring views of the frozen lake and mountains. Snowmobiling is a great way of getting deeper into Abisko National Park to appreciate the expanse and the beauty of the surrounding area. The wonderful Tornetrask glacial formation is a beacon rising out of the white desert!

Costs based on 2 people sharing

2 Hour Snowmobile Experience £130 per person 

4 Hour  Snowmobile Experience £190 per person

Upgrade to a single snowmobile per person £50 per person

Northern Lights Wilderness Photography Evening

Spend the evening with  one of the “Lights Over Lapland” photographers for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Abisko sits in a low precipitation zone and thus has many more clear nights than almost anywehere else in the region which is why the Aurora are seen so frequently from here. There is virtually no light pollution either.

This tour which is used extensively by our guests at Abisko Mountain Lodge involves a short snowmobile ride in a sled to the wilderness Yurt, your base for the evening.

You will be provided with a high quality camera & lens and teach you the skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora Borealis. Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high chance of going home with some beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!

Price Per Person: £145

Includes: Camera, tripod, warm drinks, guiding services, 3-4 hours searching for and photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park. You need to take SD card with you.

Ice Climbing on Frozen Waterfall
abisko canyon in Abisko National Park Sweden

The Abisko Canyon is in the National Park, close to the lodge and is formed by the frozen river entering Lake Tornetrask. Have fun spending a couple of hours under expert guidance ice climbing the frozen waterfall.The sense of achievement is exhilarating and we have both 17 and 70 year olds do it over the years!

Price: £95 per person:- half day with Guiding and equipment provided

Ice Fishing on Lake Tornetrask
Gear needed for Ice hole fishing, Sweden

Lake Tornetrask is a short walk away from Abisko Mountain Lodge and besides being a beautiful setting is an excellent place to try your luck at Ice Fishing. Away from it all surrounded by mountains and beautiful vista nothing could be better! The Lake has both Arctic Char, Grayling and Trout but in Winter you are most likely to catch Char – the King of Arctic Fish! Perhaps the chefs back at the hotel can cook you up a feast with your catch!

Price Per Person: £85 – half day including guide and equipment

Dog sledding in Abisko National Park
husky team in Swedish Lapland

This is probably our most popular day time activity and one that brings you close to nature in a very special way.

We have two options for this this half day experience.

Option 1 is to journey Alaskan Trapper style which allows you to experience the sensation of being pulled through the snow by your enthusiastic sled dogs, admiring the beautiful landscape whilst your guide does all the work! Sitting comfortably on a large sled, not dissimilar to the old mail sleds used in Alaska over 100 years ago, learn to understand why dog is man’s best friend and appreciate the power and endurance these magnificent animals can generate in the tough Arctic climate.

Price: £175 per person

Option 2 is to  take charge of your own sled for the trip  (shared with your partner) and feel the sensation of driving 6 enthusiastic huskies through pristine snow and wilderness

Price: £225 per person

 

Night Visit or Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

This evening why not visit the celebrated Aurora Sky Station in Abisko for either a Night Visit or if celebrating a special occasion the Exclusive Dinner.

Night Visit

After dinner at the lodge transfer by minibus to the sky station at around 8.30. Venture up on the chairlift for a 3 hour visit. Facing north and with a spectacular elevation the auroras are spectacular from here if they are out and playing for the evening.

Cost: £85 per person

Includes: Transfer, chairlift

 

Exclusive Dinner

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: £170 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 4 course dinner

Northern Lights Wilderness Photography Evening

Spend the evening with  one of the “Lights Over Lapland” photographers for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Abisko sits in a low precipitation zone and thus has many more clear nights than almost anywehere else in the region which is why the Aurora are seen so frequently from here. There is virtually no light pollution either.

This tour which is used extensively by our guests at Abisko Mountain Lodge involves a short snowmobile ride in a sled to the wilderness Yurt, your base for the evening.

You will be provided with a high quality camera & lens and teach you the skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora Borealis. Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high chance of going home with some beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!

Price Per Person: £145

Includes: Camera, tripod, warm drinks, guiding services, 3-4 hours searching for and photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park. You need to take SD card with you.

Introduction to The Life of the Sami
Reindeer Corral in Swedish Lapland

Take a day trip to the Sámi village of Rávttas, 45 minutes east of Abisko and experience a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the reindeer people. This exclusive, once in a lifetime opportunity allows you to experience the amazing lifestyle of the Sámi people and to get up close and personal with Lapland’s most iconic creature – the reindeer.

During this exciting adventure you will have an opportunity to feed the reindeer and absorb the magical relationship between the Sámi and their most cherished resource.

During your visit to Rávttas you will also have an opportunity to enjoy a short ride on a traditional sled behind a reindeer just as the Sámi people have done for hundreds of years. After your ride you will have a chance to learn how to identify different reindeer in the herd based on personal characteristics and behaviour.

All of this excitement will most certainly make you hungry – your guide will lead you to one of our traditional Sámi lavvus (teepee) where you will be served a fresh and delicious meal around an open fire.

Enjoy lunch with smoked meats (suovas) and bread (gahkku) aound the open fire in a Sami tepee (lavvu) while Håkan imparts the history and culture of the Sami people.

This glimpse into traditional Sámi life will be one of the highlights of your visit!

Cost: £189 per person from Kiruna . Includes: Transfers, guides, sled ride and lunch

Cost: £249 per person from Abisko. Includes: Transfers, guides, sled ride and lunch

Visit Original Ice Hotel
IceHotel entrance, Sweden

The Ice Hotel now in its 30th edition made this corner of Swedish Lapland a tourist magnet. It has been the subject of a number of documentaries over the years and still attracts plaudits for its amazing design.

There are two hotels, the permanent ICEHOTEL 365 which has a unique cooling system and is open all year round and the structure which is built each year and is created by Ice Artists from around the world who submit their entries for the priviledge of creating one of the unique Art Suites.

The hotel is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come springtime. All that remains are our impressions, our memories – and photographs. Using only frozen water from the Torne River which runs alongside the hotel.

Take a drink in  the ICEBAR,  view the chapel or do a bit of shopping in the excellent boutique. You will have 2 hours to explore before you are dropped off at the airport.

Cost: £65 per person

Includes: Transfer and entrance

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 30th 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.

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 From:

£230 per person for Standard room (weekend rate).

£278 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)

£332 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)

Includes  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway
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This fantastic 3 night extension to your break enables you to extend your holiday into Norway and attempt to see the northern Lights from Sky Land and Sea!

We will manage this bolt on to your itinerary so that it logistically ties in with what you are doing in Abisko.

DAY 1

Transfer down to Narvik in Norway following the iron ore railway, an historic route with great scenery. In Narvik check into the striking Scandic Hotel. Visit the war museum this afternoon which documents the German Occupation of the WW2. Tonight enjoy dinner at the Hotel before pick up for a night of Northern Lights hunting in the spectacular Mountains behind Narvik with a local Sami Guide

DAY 2

Catch the bus via the Polar Park to Tromso. The Polar Park is home to many of the indigenous wildlife of the region. Wolves, bears, Moose and lynx are just a few. On arrival in Tromso check into your hotel the Clarion Edge, your base for the next 2 nights. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel and a wonder around the town.

DAY 3

Explore Tromso, ‘Paris of the North’. There is plenty to see including the Polar Museum, Mack Brewery and the Arctic Cathedral. This evening enjoy a northern lights hunt on the water as you enjoy a luxury Catamaran cruise around the fjords near Tromso.

DAY 4

At Leisure until your flybus transfer to the airport for your flight home.

To see a fuller description of the journey please follow this link:

 

Price: From £995 per person

Includes: 3 Nights accommodation with Breakfast, 3 dinners, experiences as described, buses and transfers

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Testimonials

Just back from our trip to Sweden - and just wanted to let you know that we had a fab time. Everything worked well, everyone was lovely and all the trips were excellent. We will defi-nitely be recommending you to friends - and I've already looked at other weekends on your website. Thank you."

Kathy

The Sami experience, Husky safari, snowmobile tour, the hot tub on the roof, the Reindeer safari, and the night up the Abisko Sky Station were all such fun, well organized and great value for money. We also did the Lights Over Lapland photo experience and we were lucky enough to witness the most awesome display of the Northern Lights and capture it on camera with the help of Chad.

Claire

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Price Per Person: From £995 (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 full board
  • Walk in Abisko National Park, transfer & lunch
  • Complimentary Train trip on historic railroad to Narvik in Norwegian Fjords
  • Lappish Meal
  • Transfers
  • Arctic Clothing loan for duration of your trip

Break Available:

December – March

Departure Airports:

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick (limited)
  • Manchester (limited)
  • Stockholm
  • For clients wishing to travel from the USA, Australia and Asia we can advise of best options.
  • If you have booked your own flights we can organise ground plans only

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