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The Northern Lights Special Holiday

Break Available: December 2019 - March 2020
3 Nights
Days: Wednesday to Saturday only

Price Per Person: £1,395 (Inc Flights)

Our most popular 3 night Northern Lights break staying at the exclusive 7 bedroom Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge.

This is a perfect break for clients wishing to have a fabulous action packed short break and wish to see but not necessarily stay in the original ICEHOTEL.

There are few places you can go, experience  great arctic experiences and stay in a real ‘home away from home’ environment & get great value.

This action packed break includes personal Snowmobile and Husky experiences, a visit to the Original IceHotel  and nights set aside with great northern lights hunting experiences.

Note: This special itinerary can only be taken from  Wednesday to Saturday

Highlights

  • 3 Nights in Exclusive Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge
  •  Drive your own Husky Team through pristine wilderness valley with moose
  • Snowmobile Adventure on Private Trails with stunning scenery towards Sweden’s tallest mountains
  •  Northern Lights chase on Snowmobiles to commanding viewpoint towards the northern horizon
  • Aurora BBQ and Photo evening
  • Visit to the original ICEHOTEL

Transfers and private options

Private Transfers

Through our Transfer service we can offer private airport transfers

Private Accommodation

Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge can be exclusively booked for groups of 10-14 people.
It also has a deluxe room with Private Hot Tub for special occasions

Private Activities

We can offer Private Husky sledding and Snowmobile trips on request

Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 

DAY 1
Fly to Swedish Lapland. Evening at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

DAY 1
Fly to Swedish Lapland. Evening at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

Fly to Swedish Lapland where on arrival Petri Touminen will meet and transfer you to Andreas Mikko’s exclusive Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge, a fantastic base for your Northern Lights holiday.

This wonderful Lodge situated with far reaching views towards the Abisko Alps is the perfect base for a short break. With only 7 rooms it has a ‘home away from home’ feel and has excellent activities right from the doorstep.

Mikko and Bjorn will be your hosts and guides and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They will run through your itinerary and will act as your point of reference.

You will also have complimentary Arctic Clothing issued to you for the whole of your stay at the lodge.

You then have the rest of the afternoon to either relax or try your hand at cross country skiing on the picturesque trails behind the Lodge.

This evening enjoy a traditional dinner by the fireplace and perhaps go on an evening walk to search the skies for the Northern Lights.

Meals included: Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Dinner, Hot Tub and Northern Lights
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Dinner, Hot Tub and Northern Lights

A wonderfully relaxing evening hopefully seeing the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Sami Lodge. After an excellent 3-course Lappish dinner spend time in the roof-top hot tub from where you can relax and enjoy the star filled night sky and with a little luck even see the Northern Lights dancing above you. Although the temperature outside is below zero, you will be really warm in the hot tub. If the 35-40 degree Celsius water isn´t enough enjoy a warm sauna in the special relaxation zone.

You get a 1 hour private use of the hot tub.

Price per person: £95 includes: sauna, hot tub , towel, robe and slippers

Enjoy a hot tub under the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Dinner at the Arctic Gourmet Cabin
Northern Lights above the hot tub at Mattarahkka, Sweden

DAY 2
Snowmobile Adventure in Pristine Arctic Wilderness. Northern Lights BBQ & Photos

DAY 2
Snowmobile Adventure in Pristine Arctic Wilderness. Northern Lights BBQ & Photos

After breakfast walk straight out your front door to join our knowledgeable and friendly guides on a snowmobile trek through part of Europe’s last untouched wilderness areas.

Follow the trails up to the mountains to marvel at the breathtaking views over pristine arctic landscapes towards Kebnekaise, Sweden’s tallest mountain. From your vantage point, enjoy a steamy cup of lingonberry juice to warm you up while you survey the vast landscape. Make sure you have a camera with you! An exhilarating experience for those seeking a true adventure.

Return for a welcome hot lunch served at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge.

Afternoon at leisure.

Northern Lights BBQ and Photos

This evening your Northern Lights holiday continues as you enjoy a BBQ on the Aurora deck outside the Lodge looking towards Abisko. The position of the Lodge provides great views to the horizon and is a great place for witnessing the Northern Lights.

The Lodge has cameras and tripods which can be used by the guests to capture photos of the northern lights should they be out!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 3
Husky Sled Safari. Visit the ICEHOTEL. Northern Lights chase on Snowmobiles

DAY 3
Husky Sled Safari. Visit the ICEHOTEL. Northern Lights chase on Snowmobiles

After breakfast enjoy what for many is the favourite day of a trip to Lapland time out with a sled dog team in the Arctic Wilderness.

Transfer to the kennel on the road to Nikkaluokta through a river valley where moose congregate in winter.

Ylva Forssén is one of a select group of accomplished ‘lady’ husky guides, whose kennel is in a remote valley where she runs very personal sled dog trips. As you will discover she enjoys a special relationship with her dogs and it is a thrill to visit her kennel and spend time with her.

Once you arrive at the kennels get acquainted. Harness the dogs and feel their excitement as you attach the sled. Head out with Ylva into the frozen river valley where you will have opportunities to take turns in driving the team whilst making stops to take photos. The location is outside the major tourist areas and we can almost promise that you will enjoy pristine arctic nature alone.

You will be out for around 2 hours before heading back to base for a warming lunch in the traditional ‘Kota’ adjacent to the family home.

Visit Original IceHotel

After lunch visit the original ICEHOTEL as well as the revolutionary ICEHOTEL 365 which opened last winter. Admire the spectacular individual Art Suites designed by leading artists from around the world, take a cocktail in the unique ice glasses at the sculptured Ice Bar and peep into the Ice Chapel to see if a wedding ceremony is taking place! The original IceHotel is still the best!

Note: If you are excited about the idea of staying a night in the Original Ice Hotel then we can add this in to your break. We normally do this on your last night. So you could do a 3 night break at the lodge and then spend your last night at the ICEHOTEL.

This evening enjoy a relaxing dinner while scanning the sky for the Northern Lights or take up an optional northern lights activity – see optional extras below.

Northern Lights Chase on snowmobiles

Mikko or one of his guides will take you out by snowmobile through the dark arctic night to a place where there is zero light pollution. You will be surrounded by mountains that are rising like mysterious shadows towards the night sky and drive the snowmobile through the snow-covered landscape with the stars above you. We will make several stops along the way, drink hot beverages and wait for the Northern Lights to show up and dance for us in the night sky. At the top of Mt.Ednavaara you have a 360-degree view over the mountain ranges around you.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
  • Extend Your Husky Sledding Experience
  • Overnight Husky & Wilderness Cabin Experience
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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

Extend Your Husky Sledding Experience

Many of our clients return from their holiday and feedback to us that they would like to have spent more time with Ylva and her dogs.  So we have arranged for you to have this opportunity.

After your morning tour and lunch in the family home embark upon an afternoon husky sled adventure in this magical part of Swedish Lapland. This will also allow you to get to know the dogs better and build a rapport with these incredible animals. You will also be able to witness at closer quarters the special relationship Ylva has with the dogs. If you have been to a husky kennel before you will know just how calm and unique Husky Home is!

This certainly make the most of this day of your holiday and will leave you with a host of memories.

 

Cost £ 120 per person

Includes: Your own sled dog team for 2 people. Return transfer to your lodge /hotel

Ylva Forssen with Kevin Collins of weekend a la carte at Husky Home Kennel Kiruna Sweden
Ylva Forssen at Husky Home Kennel Kiruna Sweden
Husky adventure in Swedish Lapland

Overnight Husky & Wilderness Cabin Experience

There is something quite special about being whisked away on huskies for a night away in a wilderness cabin.

After your morning of driving your own husky sled dog team enjoy lunch before Ylva or one of the guides take you on a private adventure through the riverine valley to the Arctic Gourmet cabins run by Johan & Malin.

Arrive in time for a glorious  aurora hot tub under the stars prior to savouring one of Johan’s fine meals cooked in what is most probably the smallest restaurant in Sweden and served at the chef’s table. Johan used to work in some of the top restaurants in Kiruna before setting up his own retreat.

From this isolated location northern lights viewing is excellent. Sit round the fire and see how the evening develops prior to retiring to your cabin. The following morning enjoy breakfast prior to transferring to the airport for your flight home or continuing your journey.

With only 2 cabins there is always a feeling of being pampered

This is perfect for a romantic getaway!

Note: This experience can be inserted as an extra night in your itinerary or as a substitute for a night in the suggested itinerary

Price : £395 per person  (This will be reduced if you are substituting a night already costed into the break)

Includes:

  • Husky transfer to wilderness cabin
  • Aurora Hot tub
  • 3 course gourmet dinner
  • I night in wilderness cabin with breakfast
  • Transfer to airport following day  (or to next location on holiday)

 

 

Husky sled ride in Lapland beneath the aurora borealis
Arctic Gourmet cabins Kiruna Sweden
Johan preparing dinner at Arctic Gourmet Cabins in Kiruna Sweden

DAY 4
Airport Transfer and Flight Home

DAY 4
Airport Transfer and Flight Home

Enjoy breakfast before your airport transfer.

Fly home after your action packed Northern Lights holiday or why not break your stay in Stockholm and see the capital of Scandinavia. We have a super 2 night break staying at the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson from ABBA and always voted in the top hotels to stay in the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
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Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and always rates in the top 10 most desirable cities in the world to live in. It is also the perfect contrast to a break in the arctic.

The old town in Stockholm is very picturesque and compact and can be done in a full day. Your time will be spent exploring some fascinating landmarks. The VASA museum is world class, the Nobel museum of local interest and for ABBA fans; new in 2013 is the ABBA interactive museum.

Also in December Stockholm has many Christmas markets so a break can allow you to do some shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.

You will stay in the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson of Abba fame. The hotel is an excellent 4* hotel in a quiet square but within walking distance of the old town.

Cost 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

Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

Snow covered Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Northern Lights above Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Sleeping area in a typical room at Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Dining area at Mattarahkka lodge Kiruna

Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

We are proud to offer this small intimate lodge for exclusive use by our clients.

This 7 room intimate lodge is situated in a super location on a slight elevation with magnificent views across the arctic tundra to the Abisko alps. The emphasis at the lodge is on two elements, Sami culture and ensuring you have the best chance of seeing the northern lights.

 

This small intimate lodge used to be a Sami handicraft centre until the owners had the idea to turn it into an exclusive retreat. With only 7 bedrooms and an open plan lounge and dining room, the emphasis is on relaxing in a cosy environment. The rooms have a downstairs en-suite room with a staircase leading to a loft sitting room.

If you are a group of 8 or more friends or family traveling together and wish to have the lodge privately please let us know. This is a great way of celebrating a big birthday or wedding anniversary

The lodge has a fabulous sauna and a very unusual northern lights hot tub on the roof where you can star gaze or hunt for the Aurora. (This carries an extra charge).

Other benefits of a stay here mean that you can snowmobile straight from your doorstep into the Arctic wilderness.

Evenings are focused on good food, relaxation and the Northern Lights so if you are looking for a 'home away from home' experience then look no further.

 

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Optional Extras
Dinner, Hot Tub and Northern Lights
Enjoy a hot tub under the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden

A wonderfully relaxing evening hopefully seeing the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Sami Lodge. After an excellent 3-course Lappish dinner spend time in the roof-top hot tub from where you can relax and enjoy the star filled night sky and with a little luck even see the Northern Lights dancing above you. Although the temperature outside is below zero, you will be really warm in the hot tub. If the 35-40 degree Celsius water isn´t enough enjoy a warm sauna in the special relaxation zone.

You get a 1 hour private use of the hot tub.

Price per person: £95 includes: sauna, hot tub , towel, robe and slippers

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.

Extend Your Husky Sledding Experience
Ylva Forssen with Kevin Collins of weekend a la carte at Husky Home Kennel Kiruna Sweden

Many of our clients return from their holiday and feedback to us that they would like to have spent more time with Ylva and her dogs.  So we have arranged for you to have this opportunity.

After your morning tour and lunch in the family home embark upon an afternoon husky sled adventure in this magical part of Swedish Lapland. This will also allow you to get to know the dogs better and build a rapport with these incredible animals. You will also be able to witness at closer quarters the special relationship Ylva has with the dogs. If you have been to a husky kennel before you will know just how calm and unique Husky Home is!

This certainly make the most of this day of your holiday and will leave you with a host of memories.

 

Cost £ 120 per person

Includes: Your own sled dog team for 2 people. Return transfer to your lodge /hotel

Overnight Husky & Wilderness Cabin Experience
Husky sled ride in Lapland beneath the aurora borealis

There is something quite special about being whisked away on huskies for a night away in a wilderness cabin.

After your morning of driving your own husky sled dog team enjoy lunch before Ylva or one of the guides take you on a private adventure through the riverine valley to the Arctic Gourmet cabins run by Johan & Malin.

Arrive in time for a glorious  aurora hot tub under the stars prior to savouring one of Johan’s fine meals cooked in what is most probably the smallest restaurant in Sweden and served at the chef’s table. Johan used to work in some of the top restaurants in Kiruna before setting up his own retreat.

From this isolated location northern lights viewing is excellent. Sit round the fire and see how the evening develops prior to retiring to your cabin. The following morning enjoy breakfast prior to transferring to the airport for your flight home or continuing your journey.

With only 2 cabins there is always a feeling of being pampered

This is perfect for a romantic getaway!

Note: This experience can be inserted as an extra night in your itinerary or as a substitute for a night in the suggested itinerary

Price : £395 per person  (This will be reduced if you are substituting a night already costed into the break)

Includes:

  • Husky transfer to wilderness cabin
  • Aurora Hot tub
  • 3 course gourmet dinner
  • I night in wilderness cabin with breakfast
  • Transfer to airport following day  (or to next location on holiday)

 

 

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

This was one of our most enjoyable and unique trips ever! All transfers were on time, accommodation excellent, and excursions memorable. A night sleigh ride, playing with reindeer, snowmobiling, dog sledding, photographing the Northern Lights are only a few of the amazing things we did. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

Bobby

When making initial enquiries about the holiday Mr. Collins was a pleasure to talk with. He gave an honest account (everything turned out to be 'as billed') coupled with a great enthusiasm about the people and place without doing a 'hard sell'. Both him and his colleague were helpful with our questions and additions.

Louise

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Price Per Person: £1,395 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 3 nights at the boutique Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge
  • Daytime Husky adventure in pristine river valley
  • Daytime snowmobile adventure using private trails
  • Aurora BBQ and photo evening
  • Visit to Original Ice Hotel
  • Northern Lights chase on snowmobiles
  • All Meals
  • Arctic Clothing Loan                                                           

Break Available

December – March

Wednesday – Saturday only

Departure Airports:

  • Heathrow
  • Stockholm.

For our international Clients we can link into your Inter continental flights, provide domestic flights in Iceland and Sweden or just offer you the ground plans freeing you up to book your own flights.

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