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Arctic Heaven - Auroras and Luxury Log Cabins

Break Available: 01 December - 10 April
3 Nights

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

Sometimes you just want to get away to somewhere special and relax for a few days and soak up the atmosphere of a different environment.

The Arctic Retreat, owned and run by Nick and Liza, ticks all the boxes if this is your mission. Beautiful log cabins set in a stunning and secluded location in a river valley with great hosts and wonderful food!

The Northern Lights are never far away either!

The Cabins have all the creature comforts you could wish for. Sitting in the comfortable living room with its huge glass windows overlooking the frozen river towards the northern skies is a great tonic, or for pure indulgence you have a private hot tub overlooking this wonderful arctic vista.

If you wish to add in adventure this can be arranged with some of the excellent local guides.

Highlights

  • 3 nights at the luxurious Arctic Retreat
  • Authentic Log Cabins upgraded to super luxury level
  • Idylic Setting in a pine clad river valley
  • Wonderful hosts eager to ensure your stay is memorable
  • Authentic log restaurant where Liza cooks up great meals
  • Private Hot tub facing the Aurora Skies to the north
  • Some of the best guides in Lapland should you wish to venture out into the Arctic Wilderness

If you would like to Book the whole of the Camp for a family and friends Special Occasion we can design a tailor made trip just for you!

Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 

Day 1
Fly to Lulea. Meet and Greet & Transfer to secluded Arctic Retreat

Day 1
Fly to Lulea. Meet and Greet & Transfer to secluded Arctic Retreat

Fly to Lulea in Swedish Lapland where you will be met and transferred to the Arctic Retreat.

The transfer, which takes around an hour, will take you from the open expanse of the Archipelago to the forest lands of the interior. You will head off the beaten track as you wind your way down to the river valley.

Set on a bend in the river among the tall pine trees lies the wonderful Arctic Retreat, the brainchild of Nick and Liza who searched Swedish Lapland for the perfect place to realise their dream.

This exclusive camp comprises 4 log cabins, each with an individual style but all have luxurious details. They comprise a loft room bedroom with downstairs living room. Details not normally associated with wilderness cabins are comfy double beds, log burner, Nespresso Machine, private Hot Tub looking out towards the Northern Lights and ensuite shower and toilet.

The separate restaurant cabin comprises just two tables and overlooks the river bend. Liza is an accomplished cook who prepares wonderful meals from locally sourced produce. Sitting here with a glass of wine in hand, savouring fine food and enjoying the scenery is what we call ‘Arctic Heaven’!

Meals Included: Dinner

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Day 2
Relax, Enjoy your Luxury Cabin or Choose a Guided Wilderness Experience

Day 2
Relax, Enjoy your Luxury Cabin or Choose a Guided Wilderness Experience

Start the day in relaxing fashion with a leisurely breakfast and then your day is a blank canvas.

Enjoy the luxury of your cabin and its view; immerse yourself in the hot tub and soak up the atmosphere or indulge in a Swedish massage.

Alternatively, you have a host of optional experiences available to you with some great local guides. The husky tour with Richard Karlson comes highly recommended. Richard is the owner of the only pure bred Siberian Husky Kennel in Swedish Lapland. A day with Richard and his beautiful, impeccably behaved dogs is a day you will not forget. Richard will be your musher on this 2 hour adventure allowing you to sit back and enjoy the scenery and the thrill of witnessing the dogs enjoying what they love and do best!

Alternatively a snowmobile adventure with Love Rynback is an experience. Love is the ‘Crocodile Dundee’ of Swedish Lapland. Built like a Fridge and with a wonderful bass baritone voice, Love brings absolute precision to his activities, a discipline he learned from his military background.

He spends most of his life in the wilderness around the Sorbyn region of Swedish Lapland and must know ever blade of grass, every tree and every rapid on every river!

Around an hour away is Jokkmokk, the centre of Sami life in Swedish Lapland. We have two day trips that can shed light on Sapmi culture and are worth considering if you have an interest in local culture.

For those seeking something more active we can arrange for a private snow shoe or cross country skiing adventure in the surrounding area. With wonderful vistas around you this is as close as it gets to getting back to nature.

If the Northern Lights are out they will be visible above the camp. This might be the moment to jump into your hot tub and toast the Aurora gods with a glass of bubbly!

Meals will be served during the day in the log restaurant at the Arctic Retreat.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Husky, Snowmobile & Sami adventures at the Arctic Retreat
  • Ice Fishing, Snow Shoe & Cross Country Skiing at Arctic Retreat
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Husky, Snowmobile & Sami adventures at the Arctic Retreat

Husky Wilderness Experiences with Richard Karlson

Enjoy a private 2 hour experience with Richard and his team of pure bred Siberian Huskies in the wilderness around Sorbyn. Richard will act as your musher guide allowing you the opportunity of soaking up the atmosphere.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Alternatively if you like the idea of driving your own sled dog team on a private tour then this can be arranged.

Cost: £299 per person

Snowmobile Safari with Love Rynback

Either join Love on one of his small scale group tours or have a private tour with him covering his favorite spots. The tour  is 3 hours long and you will be sharing a snowmobile and taking turns driving.

Cost: £216 per person shared tour. £320 per person private tour

Meet a Sami Family or Jokkmokk Sami Culture centre

The Sami people are the indigenous people of the Lapland region and while their lives have changed dramatically over the last 100 years there are still pockets of the culture left to experience. We can arrange for you to either meet a Sami family, be introduced to the reindeer and enjoy a traditional lunch or alternatively have a private guide take you to Jokkmokk the town that is the bastion of Sami Culture. It has a heritage museum at its core and is the base for may events during the year.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Huskies pulling sled in Lapland
snowmbiles in forest Kiruna Sweden
Sami Culture Day with Lars Eriksson on his reindeer farm

Ice Fishing, Snow Shoe & Cross Country Skiing at Arctic Retreat

Ice Fishing

The thrill of walking onto the frozen ice of a lake drilling a hole and immersing your line into the waters below is very tempting. From hardcore anglers to novices this experience is great fun! This 3 hour tour includes all equipment and guide.

Cost: £180 per person

Snow Shoe or Cross Country Skiing

Whether you have been on snow shoes or cross country skis before does not matter. This 3 hour private guided experience will be geared to your ability and fitness but will guarantee you a wonderful introduction to these winter sports.

Cost: £180 per person

Relaxation Therapies

After a day out in the wilderness why not be pampered back at the Arctic Retreat with a full 1 hour Swedish Massage.

Cost:   £180 per person

Ice fishing on frozen lake
Snow shoe walking in Sweden
Cross country ski trail, Sweden

Day 3
Relax, Enjoy your Luxury Cabin or Choose a Guided Wilderness Experience

Day 3
Relax, Enjoy your Luxury Cabin or Choose a Guided Wilderness Experience

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then either relax and read a book overlooking the river or tee up another adventure.

You can choose from the activities described on day 2 or try your hand at something different like Ice Fishing on the lake or go seaching for moose in the valleys around the camp

You can relax in your private hot tub overlooking the river, go for a short walk or just soak up the unique atmosphere.

This evening enjoy Lisa’s cooking in the cosy log cabin restaurant and keep an eye out for the northern lights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Husky, Snowmobile & Sami adventures at the Arctic Retreat
  • Ice Fishing, Snow Shoe & Cross Country Skiing at Arctic Retreat
Read More
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Husky, Snowmobile & Sami adventures at the Arctic Retreat

Husky Wilderness Experiences with Richard Karlson

Enjoy a private 2 hour experience with Richard and his team of pure bred Siberian Huskies in the wilderness around Sorbyn. Richard will act as your musher guide allowing you the opportunity of soaking up the atmosphere.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Alternatively if you like the idea of driving your own sled dog team on a private tour then this can be arranged.

Cost: £299 per person

Snowmobile Safari with Love Rynback

Either join Love on one of his small scale group tours or have a private tour with him covering his favorite spots. The tour  is 3 hours long and you will be sharing a snowmobile and taking turns driving.

Cost: £216 per person shared tour. £320 per person private tour

Meet a Sami Family or Jokkmokk Sami Culture centre

The Sami people are the indigenous people of the Lapland region and while their lives have changed dramatically over the last 100 years there are still pockets of the culture left to experience. We can arrange for you to either meet a Sami family, be introduced to the reindeer and enjoy a traditional lunch or alternatively have a private guide take you to Jokkmokk the town that is the bastion of Sami Culture. It has a heritage museum at its core and is the base for may events during the year.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Huskies pulling sled in Lapland
snowmbiles in forest Kiruna Sweden
Sami Culture Day with Lars Eriksson on his reindeer farm

Ice Fishing, Snow Shoe & Cross Country Skiing at Arctic Retreat

Ice Fishing

The thrill of walking onto the frozen ice of a lake drilling a hole and immersing your line into the waters below is very tempting. From hardcore anglers to novices this experience is great fun! This 3 hour tour includes all equipment and guide.

Cost: £180 per person

Snow Shoe or Cross Country Skiing

Whether you have been on snow shoes or cross country skis before does not matter. This 3 hour private guided experience will be geared to your ability and fitness but will guarantee you a wonderful introduction to these winter sports.

Cost: £180 per person

Relaxation Therapies

After a day out in the wilderness why not be pampered back at the Arctic Retreat with a full 1 hour Swedish Massage.

Cost:   £180 per person

Ice fishing on frozen lake
Snow shoe walking in Sweden
Cross country ski trail, Sweden

Day 4
Airport Transfer & Flight home or extend your holiday

Day 4
Airport Transfer & Flight home or extend your holiday

After breakfast at leisure prior to your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Alternatively, you could extend your stay by a night to include the unique Tree Hotel which is located around 45 minutes away from the Arctic Retreat.

For those of you who would like to take the opportunity of a mini break to Stockholm, Scandinavia’s capital city and one of the most picturesque capital cities in Europe, we have a two night extension staying at the Rival Hotel which is owned by Benny Anderson of ABBA fame.

Meals Included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • A night in the Iconic Tree Hotel
  • Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
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A night in the Iconic Tree Hotel

If you would like to stay a night in the Tree Hotel during your trip then rather than spending your last night at Brandon Lodge why not take a room in the trees!

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!

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 Dragon Fly and the 7th Room have separate bedrooms and carry an extra supplement.

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

Price: From £325 per person to include Dinner and  Transfer

Northern Lights over 7th Room TREE HOTEL lapland
The Tree Hotel
The Cabin at the Tree Hotel 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
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Where You'll Stay

The Arctic Retreat

The arctic retreat camp Sweden
Arctic Retreat Swedish Lapland
A Cabin at Arctic Retreat Lulea Sweden
Stylish interior in the log cabin at the Arctic Retreat Lulea

The Arctic Retreat

If a luxury log cabin set in an Idyllic wilderness location is your dream trip to Lapland then the Arctic Retreat should tick all the boxes.

This small luxury camp is situated on a bend in the Lulea River surrounded by beech and pine forests. Constructed in the traditional way this camp is the brainchild of Nick and Liza who searched Swedish Lapland for the perfect place to realise their dream.

This exclusive camp comprises 4 log cabins, each with an individual style but all have luxurious details.  They comprise a loft room bedroom with downstairs living room. Details not normally associated with wilderness cabins are comfy double beds, log burner, Nespresso Machine, private Hot Tub looking out towards the northern Lights and ensuite shower and toilet.

The separate restaurant cabin comprises just two tables and overlooks the river bend. Lisa is an accomplished cook who prepares wonderful meals from locally sourced produce. Sitting here with a glass of wine in hand, savouring fine food and enjoying the scenery is a fitting way to spend an evening.

If location, authenticity and style were not enough some of the best guides in Lapland provide guests with adventures through the aurora season that will live in the heart and mind for years.

Unreservedly one of the most special retreats in Swedish Lapland.

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Optional Extras
Husky, Snowmobile & Sami adventures at the Arctic Retreat
Huskies pulling sled in Lapland

Husky Wilderness Experiences with Richard Karlson

Enjoy a private 2 hour experience with Richard and his team of pure bred Siberian Huskies in the wilderness around Sorbyn. Richard will act as your musher guide allowing you the opportunity of soaking up the atmosphere.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Alternatively if you like the idea of driving your own sled dog team on a private tour then this can be arranged.

Cost: £299 per person

Snowmobile Safari with Love Rynback

Either join Love on one of his small scale group tours or have a private tour with him covering his favorite spots. The tour  is 3 hours long and you will be sharing a snowmobile and taking turns driving.

Cost: £216 per person shared tour. £320 per person private tour

Meet a Sami Family or Jokkmokk Sami Culture centre

The Sami people are the indigenous people of the Lapland region and while their lives have changed dramatically over the last 100 years there are still pockets of the culture left to experience. We can arrange for you to either meet a Sami family, be introduced to the reindeer and enjoy a traditional lunch or alternatively have a private guide take you to Jokkmokk the town that is the bastion of Sami Culture. It has a heritage museum at its core and is the base for may events during the year.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Ice Fishing, Snow Shoe & Cross Country Skiing at Arctic Retreat
Ice fishing on frozen lake

Ice Fishing

The thrill of walking onto the frozen ice of a lake drilling a hole and immersing your line into the waters below is very tempting. From hardcore anglers to novices this experience is great fun! This 3 hour tour includes all equipment and guide.

Cost: £180 per person

Snow Shoe or Cross Country Skiing

Whether you have been on snow shoes or cross country skis before does not matter. This 3 hour private guided experience will be geared to your ability and fitness but will guarantee you a wonderful introduction to these winter sports.

Cost: £180 per person

Relaxation Therapies

After a day out in the wilderness why not be pampered back at the Arctic Retreat with a full 1 hour Swedish Massage.

Cost:   £180 per person

Husky, Snowmobile & Sami adventures at the Arctic Retreat
Huskies pulling sled in Lapland

Husky Wilderness Experiences with Richard Karlson

Enjoy a private 2 hour experience with Richard and his team of pure bred Siberian Huskies in the wilderness around Sorbyn. Richard will act as your musher guide allowing you the opportunity of soaking up the atmosphere.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Alternatively if you like the idea of driving your own sled dog team on a private tour then this can be arranged.

Cost: £299 per person

Snowmobile Safari with Love Rynback

Either join Love on one of his small scale group tours or have a private tour with him covering his favorite spots. The tour  is 3 hours long and you will be sharing a snowmobile and taking turns driving.

Cost: £216 per person shared tour. £320 per person private tour

Meet a Sami Family or Jokkmokk Sami Culture centre

The Sami people are the indigenous people of the Lapland region and while their lives have changed dramatically over the last 100 years there are still pockets of the culture left to experience. We can arrange for you to either meet a Sami family, be introduced to the reindeer and enjoy a traditional lunch or alternatively have a private guide take you to Jokkmokk the town that is the bastion of Sami Culture. It has a heritage museum at its core and is the base for may events during the year.

Cost: £245 per person

 

Ice Fishing, Snow Shoe & Cross Country Skiing at Arctic Retreat
Ice fishing on frozen lake

Ice Fishing

The thrill of walking onto the frozen ice of a lake drilling a hole and immersing your line into the waters below is very tempting. From hardcore anglers to novices this experience is great fun! This 3 hour tour includes all equipment and guide.

Cost: £180 per person

Snow Shoe or Cross Country Skiing

Whether you have been on snow shoes or cross country skis before does not matter. This 3 hour private guided experience will be geared to your ability and fitness but will guarantee you a wonderful introduction to these winter sports.

Cost: £180 per person

Relaxation Therapies

After a day out in the wilderness why not be pampered back at the Arctic Retreat with a full 1 hour Swedish Massage.

Cost:   £180 per person

A night in the Iconic Tree Hotel
Northern Lights over 7th Room TREE HOTEL lapland

If you would like to stay a night in the Tree Hotel during your trip then rather than spending your last night at Brandon Lodge why not take a room in the trees!

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!

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 Dragon Fly and the 7th Room have separate bedrooms and carry an extra supplement.

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

Price: From £325 per person to include Dinner and  Transfer

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

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Testimonials

Thank you for making my 50th Birthday with the family a magnificent memory. The kids said it was the best holiday they have ever had. We will all look back on the trip with great memories but as we only got a brief glimpse of the aurora we will need to return!

Tom Maxfield

All activities at Lulea were excellent; pickup, snowmobile transfer, snowmobile rides and dog sledding (superb!). Accommodation and food at Furufjärden was excellent, exceeding expectations. Lulea sight-seeing / ice road was excellent and Camilla our guide was the best!

Conor

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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 full board at the Arctic Retreat in luxury log cabin
  • Transfers

Break Available:

01 December  – 31st March

Departure Airports

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Manchester
  • Stockholm

If you have booked your own flights we can organise ground plans only.

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