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Luxurious Coast and Forest Aurora Retreats

Break Available: 03 January - 08 April
4 Nights

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

We do many special occasion breaks for clients wishing to get away as a couple or small family group.

If you are looking for a luxurious Northern Lights break staying in two authentic and stylish lodges set in magnificent locations then the combination of the annexe at Pine Bay Lodge and the fabulous Aurora Retreat make for a memorable trip.

Combine exploring the frozen seas of the gulf of Bothnia on one of the most dramatic snowmobile adventures that we offer with a day out with Richard Karlsson and his pure bred Siberian huskies in the forest areas around the Arctic Retreat.

Great food and excellent hosts are the icing on the cake for this very special 4 night break.

 

Highlights

  • 2 nights in the annexe at Pine Bay Lodge set on the edge of the frozen seas of the Lulea Archipelago
  • 2 nights at the luxurious Arctic Retreat set in a forest by the river
  • Pack Ice Snowmobile adventure – one of the best in Lapland!
  • Wilderness Husky Sled dog experience in the wilderness around Arctic Retreat
Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 
 

Day 1
Fly to Lulea. Meet and Greet & Transfer to secluded Pine Bay Lodge.

Day 1
Fly to Lulea. Meet and Greet & Transfer to secluded Pine Bay Lodge.

Fly to Lulea in Swedish Lapland, where you will be met and transferred to Pine Bay Lodge (Furufjärden in Swedish).

Pine Bay Lodge, owned by Goran, is situated on the coastal edge of the Luleå Archipelago, which has a total of 1300 islands and only 100 residents and is a unique wilderness environment where the sea around the island freezes up to a metre thick in winter. The Lodge is a lovely traditional Swedish red cottage with a very homely feel and has a luxurious annexe in the grounds.

This will be your base for the next two nights. You will be kitted out with arctic clothing.

Enjoy a wholesome 3 course dinner prepared using local ingredients served in your private annexe.

Meals Included: Dinner

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Day 2
Pack ice Snowmobile Tour, Island lunch and Sauna

Day 2
Pack ice Snowmobile Tour, Island lunch and Sauna

Today do what is simply one of the best snowmobile trips available in Lapland – a 4 hour adventure on the frozen seas in the Luleå Archipelago!

Along the way Patrick will tell you about the surroundings and about life in the northern wilderness. Stop for hot drinks and, depending on conditions, a chance at ice fishing. Your destination is the island of Brändöskär in the outermost archipelago, an idyllic fishing village dating from the 17th century. From here you can look out over the frozen Bothnian Bay with its seemingly endless fields of pack ice and snow. Some years the blue ice piles up into formations about 10 metres high – a mighty experience!

Make a lunch stop on the island of Hindersön for an outdoor BBQ overlooking the frozen seas. After lunch head back to the lodge over a vast expanse of frozen ice. A truly amazing experience!

This evening relax in a traditional Swedish Sauna overlooking the frozen sea before enjoying a 3 course dinner. Spend the rest of the evening by the fireplace or venture outside in search of the dancing lights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3
Transfer to the Arctic Retreat. Relax, Enjoy your private Hot Tub & Dinner

Day 3
Transfer to the Arctic Retreat. Relax, Enjoy your private Hot Tub & Dinner

After breakfast transfer 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. 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 what we call ‘Arctic Heaven’!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4
Fabulous Husky Experience in Pristine Arctic wilderness

Day 4
Fabulous Husky Experience in Pristine Arctic wilderness

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting off for a fabulous husky adventure in the forests near the Arctic Retreat with Richard Karlsson. Chef, Philosopher and owner of a ’boutique’ pure bred Siberian Husky Kennel in Swedish Lapland. When we first visited Richard around 10 years ago he was thinking about whether to employ his prized dogs in offering guests exclusive sled dog experiences.

We managed to persuade him that he would be a brilliant addition to the husky scene and as they say the rest is History.

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!

Return to the lodge for a late lunch and time at leisure. 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.

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Day 5
Airport Transfer & Flight home or extend your holiday

Day 5
Airport Transfer & Flight home or extend your holiday

After breakfast at leisure prior to 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 la Carte Optional Extras

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
Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

The Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay Lodge Lulea Sweden
Master room at the annexe Pine Bay Lodge Lulea
single bed room in Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge
The fireplace at pine Bay Lodge

The Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge

Pine  Bay Lodge, run by one of our long standing partners, Goran Widen, is an ideal red timber retreat located on the edge of the Lulea Archipelago. Set on a slightly elevated bank it overlooks part of the frozen bracken waters which in winter become an adventure to the thousands of tiny islands in  the Bay of Bothnia

This small lodge has 7 rooms and an annexe which  provides another level of luxury and privacy.

The 3 room Annexe to the Lodge is the perfect  retreat for either a couple or a family of  up to 4 people. If you are looking for some private space with access to some fabulous experiences then this is what you get!

Its  rooms were redecorated in 2018 and have a fresh contemporary feel. There is a spacious en suite bathroom in the annexe too.

Spend your days driving husky teams, doing the pack ice snowmobile tour, northern lights hunting or simply experiencing ice fishing and snow shoe walks. In the evenings enjoy your private annexe where meals can be served or relax around the fire in the main lodge and enjoy a drink at the bar.

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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
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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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

Wow! Thank you for exceeding our expectations in planning and delivering a special weekend for us to celebrate Rob's Birthday. We wanted to get away from it all and relax with family and friends but also experience the true arctic and we achieved both. Please pass on my thanks to Goran and the team.

Wendy and Rob

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 £2,395 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 2 Nights full board at Pine Bay Lodge staying in the Annexe
  • 2 nights full board at the Arctic Retreat in luxury log cabin
  • Daytime Pack Ice Snowmobile tour
  • Daytime Private Husky tour with only pure bred Siberian Husky team in Swedish Lapland
  • Transfers
  • Arctic clothing

Break Available:

4th January – 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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