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The Totally Private Abisko Aurora Experience

Break Available: December 2020 - March 2021
4 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,750 (Inc Flights).

Experience Abisko on this unique, privately guided, 4 night break in the heart of Abisko, one of the top northern lights destinations on earth.

If you have an interest in photography or simply want to capture the arctic days and nights for a lasting memory then your professional photographic guide will be invaluable.

You will be issued with your own special photo equipment for your trip

The house is stocked before you arrive. Breakfast and Lunch are self serve but each night a private chef cooks you a 3 course meal.

A full list of both daytime Arctic experiences and northern lights hunting are included and provide for a thrilling short break

See why you you should feel confident booking a northern lights break to Swedish Lapland this winter with our flexible booking policy.

Highlights

  • 4 Nights at Private House in Abisko
  • Private Guide for your daytime and Northern Lights Activities
  • Private chef to cook dinners for you
  • Arctic overalls and boots Provided for the duration of your trip
  • High quality camera, tripod, backpack and batteries for the duration of your stay.
  • Option to add in snowmobiling and husky sledding
  • Full programme of daytime Arctic experiences included: Hikes, photo courses, Ice hotel, ice-fishing, wildlife safari.
  • Northern lights Hunting with your guide each night either from a tepee in Abisko National Park or by minivan depending on the aurora forecast. With Camera equipment provided.
  • Break is for groups of 4-6 people

Transfers and private options

Private Transfers

This break is 100% private

Private Accommodation

Your Swedish house is exclusive to your group of friends or family

Private Activities

You have your own private guide and vehicle

Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 1
Fly To Swedish Lapland & Transfer to Abisko. Dinner and Aurora Hunt

DAY 1
Fly To Swedish Lapland & Transfer to Abisko. Dinner and Aurora Hunt

Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where  you will be met by your private guide who will transfer you to Abisko (1 hour), one of the best places on earth for consistent sightings of the northern lights.

There are some incredibly scenic spots on the way from the airport to Abisko to stop and admire some amazing Arctic wilderness, including the mass expanse of frozen Lake Tornestrask

When you arrive at your private house kit yourselves out with the complimentary arctic clothing, comprising overalls and boots  (you need to take hat and gloves) and get familiar with your complimentary photographic equipment with the help of your guide, who is a professional photographer and will be with you for the duration of your holiday.

Dinner will be served and then you have access to the sauna prior to heading out with your private guide on an aurora hunt and your first opportunity to use your professional photo equipment to capture the magic of the aurora.

Meals Included: Dinner

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DAY 2
Daytime Arctic experiences. Night time aurora hunting

DAY 2
Daytime Arctic experiences. Night time aurora hunting

Breakfast and lunch will be self catered and prepared from a fully stocked kitchen which is full of tasty local foods. We have created a variety of menus that cater for all tastes and dietary needs that will allow you and your friends & family to enjoy traditional Swedish breakfasts and lunches all in the comfort of a 100% private setting.

Abisko is a small hamlet sandwiched between the majestic Abisko Alps and its defining Laporten Mountain and the majestic Lake Tornetrask, Sweden’s 4 largest which freezes totally during the winter months.

This 100% private adventure will be custom tailored for you, and your friends & family. You can spend each of your three full days enjoying a day time activity, of which we have eight exciting activities to choose from, which will all be led by your private guide.

Chose from a morning hike in Abisko National Park, Landscape photo adventure, wildlife photography,  Ice-fishing, snow shoe walks, railroad and WW2 history or 2 longer themed hikes if you would like to really get off the beaten track.

Come back and relax in the sauna prior to dinner.

After dinner either venture out with your guide for the evening to one of the Tepee bases in Abisko National Park or do an aurora chase based on the weather and local northern lights forecast.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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DAY 3
Daytime Exploration or optional Activities. northern Lights Photo Evening.

DAY 3
Daytime Exploration or optional Activities. northern Lights Photo Evening.

Enjoy breakfast at your own pace from your well stocked fridge before meeting up with your guide.

You can chose the days activity from the list or private guided experiences listed on day 2 above or if you wish to do something a litle different then we can offer you the following optional extra activities.

Snowmobile adventure in Abisko National park – Feel the thrill of getting off track on the most popular means of transport in the arctic. These small group tours take you to great vantage positions.

Husky Sled Experience – This two hour tour takes you into areas of the National Park that you could never reach without the assistance of your dog team and gives you the chance to see and photograph the Arctic wilderness in ways that you never thought possible!Approximately half way through the journey you will stop and rest so you have the opportunity to take pictures and play with the dogs. This trip is in very high demand and is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Dinner will be freshly prepared every evening by a local chef who will cook hearty meals, just for you for you and your traveling companions. Depending on the daily weather conditions and the aurora forecast we will either prepare the evening meal for you at home or we may head out into the wilderness and cook a delicious meal for you over an open fire at one of our many outposts in and around Abisko National Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Dog sledding in Abisko National Park
  • Snowmobile Adventure in Abisko National Park
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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

Snowmobile Adventure 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. The wonderful Tornetrask glacial formation is a beacon rising out of the white desert!

Venture out on snowmobiles (2 persons per snowmobile) and explore this beautiful area. A spectacular way to spend half a day.

Price Per Person: £139 – 2hrs snowmobiling with guide and hot beverages provided

Price Per Person: £185 – 4hrs snowmobiling with guide and hot beverages provided

snowmobile safari in Sweden
Snowmobile safari Abisko National Park
Abisko, Sweden

DAY 4
Daytime Arctic experiences. Night time aurora hunting

DAY 4
Daytime Arctic experiences. Night time aurora hunting

Enjoy another day of exploring the majestic scenery in and around Abisko. Your photo guide will take you out on your chosen day trip to capture some stunning arctic landscapes. The contrast between the frozen Lake Tornetrask and the mountains that form the Abisko alps creates majestic vistas and with so much light variation two days are seldom the same.

The days in December and up to Mid Jan are short and a period when the light does not rise above the horizon. This ‘blue light’ is so evocative but as it yields to the new sun from January onwards some of the most dramatic arctic sunrises and sunsets occur. Their intensity is  hard to describe but the contrast against the white of the snow is simply dazzling and makes for great photographs.

The longer days of Feb and March provide more options for getting to see things during the day and are when you are most likely to see wildlife.

Just to remind you you can chose from on the following:

Chose from a morning hike in Abisko National Park, Landscape photo adventure, wildlife photography, Icefishing, snow shoe walks, railroad and WW2 history or 2 longer themed hikes if you would like to really get off the beaten track.

This evening enjoy dinner prior to aurora hunting with your private guide or alternatively you have the option of adding in a night visit to the world famous aurora sky station. If the Northern Lights are out then seeing them from this elevated position with the backdrop of the arctic wilderness around Abisko is simply breathtaking.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

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

DAY 5
Visit The Original ICEHOTEL. Airport Transfer & Flight Home.

DAY 5
Visit The Original ICEHOTEL. Airport Transfer & Flight Home.

After breakfast and prior to dropping you at the airport, visit the world famous and original ICEHOTEL. Its Art Suites are works of art and additionally there is the Icebar, Chapel and the excellent shop to visit. If you fancy staying a night and experiencing this unique hotel then we can arrange this or alternatively consider breaking your return with a few days in Stockholm, Scandinavia’s capital city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
  • Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
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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 place to ‘top or tail’ your break to see the northern lights.

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 ABBA interactive museum.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.

We make it easy by including private return airport transfers in the package!

Costs:

£210 per person for Standard room ( weekend rate)  £55 (supplement for week days)

£245 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)   £55 (supplement for week days)

£350 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)    £55  (supplement for week days)

Includes:  2 nights – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

 

 

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

Where You'll Stay

The Private House -Abisko

private house in Abisko Sweden
The Private House Abisko
Lounge area in private house Abisko Sweden
The living room at the Private hous ein Abisko

The Private House -Abisko

Create your own 'bubble' at this private house in Abisko. This beautiful Swedish style, fully detached, three-bedroom home is bright, spacious and comfortable. It offers spectacular views of Lake Tornetrask and the Abisko alps and is well equipped with comfortable furniture, a large living room and spacious dining room – both with seating for up to six people, comfortable beds, a fully stocked kitchen and all the private space that your friends and family could ever wish for.

It has three twin /double bedrooms  and two bathrooms, neither of which are en-suite. It comes with a fully furnished Kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, coffee maker,  washing machine, drying rack,water boiler etc.

The house has a very comfortable living room with a flat screen TC, surround sound audio system and Netflix. This is ideal for a group of friends or family wanting their own space.

To top it all off, the house offers incredible views of the northern lights, has a private sauna, a cosy wood burning fireplace.

As for food, your guide stocks the house before arrival.  We take a brief from you on any restrictions and vegetarian options are not a  problem. Breakfast and lunch are self service but each night a private chef will cook a 3 course meal for you.

If you are looking for a private retreat in one of the best locations on earth for seeing the northern lights and wish to have a private guide and host of activities included then this an unbeatable option.

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Optional Extras
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

 

Snowmobile Adventure in Abisko National Park
snowmobile safari in Sweden

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. The wonderful Tornetrask glacial formation is a beacon rising out of the white desert!

Venture out on snowmobiles (2 persons per snowmobile) and explore this beautiful area. A spectacular way to spend half a day.

Price Per Person: £139 – 2hrs snowmobiling with guide and hot beverages provided

Price Per Person: £185 – 4hrs snowmobiling with guide and hot beverages provided

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

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 place to ‘top or tail’ your break to see the northern lights.

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 ABBA interactive museum.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.

We make it easy by including private return airport transfers in the package!

Costs:

£210 per person for Standard room ( weekend rate)  £55 (supplement for week days)

£245 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)   £55 (supplement for week days)

£350 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)    £55  (supplement for week days)

Includes:  2 nights – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

 

 

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

"Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you very much for an amazing trip to Sweden. My husband and I had a wonderful time due to all the friendly guides and people who moved us around so efficiently. The icing on the cake was seeing an amazing display of the magical Northern Lights on our last evening. Perfect 50th Birthday treat for my husband which neither of us will forget."

Sandy

''From booking to returning home everything was just so well organised I could have almost imagined I did it myself but without the effort. Abisko Mountain Lodge - faultless. Simple rooms, clean and warm, but that was clearly pointed in the online brochure, the meals, restaurant and staff were simply unbeatable. The organised activities were so well arranged and everyone involved extremely helpful knowledgeable.
I was extremely lucky to spend 4 nights and saw the Northern Lights every night. If, like me, you were cautious about booking with Weekend a la Carte I can thoroughly recommend them."

Robert

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Price Per Person: From £1,750 (Inc Flights).
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 4 nights in your own private house in Abisko
  • Private Guide & Vehicle for duration of your break
  • Nightly Northern Lights Photographic Evenings  or Aurora Mini Van chase in Abisko National Park
  • Daily Private Guided Experiences in Abisko
  • Visit the Original ICEHOTEL
  • All meals, Transfers, Guides & full Arctic clothing loan.

Break Available:

1st-19th December, 3rd January -25th March

  • Departure Airports:
  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick ( with night in Stockholm)
  • 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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