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Pine Bay Lodge Wilderness Escape & Aurora Yurt

Break Available: 4th Jan - 31st March
3 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,995 (Inc Flights)

If you are looking for a high impact 3 night short break, combining the boutique Pine bay Lodge with the celebratory luxury wilderness dinner set on the expanse of the frozen Bay of Bothnia & a night in the snug Aurora Yurt is a totally unique experience!

We also add in for good measure 2 fabulous adventures that show off this dramatic corner of Swedish Lapland.

 

Get away from it all and immerse yourself in fabulous surroundings for a few days with some unique experiences that make this northern lights short break something special!

Highlights

  • 3 nights at Pine Bay Lodge
  • Free upgrade to the luxurious Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge if traveling as a party of 4
  • Pack Ice Snowmobile adventure – one of the best in Lapland!
  • Wilderness drive your own Husky Sled dog day
  • Amazing Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner Experience
  • Overnight in the Aurora Yurt
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Day 1
Fly to Lulea. Transfer or Snowmobile to secluded Pine Bay Lodge.

Day 1
Fly to Lulea. Transfer or Snowmobile to secluded Pine Bay Lodge.

Fly to Lulea in Swedish Lapland, where you will be met and transferred to Brändö where a welcome warming drink will be served around the open fire whilst you kit up with your arctic clothing.

Depending on your arrival time either snowmobile or 4WD to Pine Bay Lodge (Furufjärden in Swedish) over the frozen Archipelago. Start your Northern Lights holiday with hopefully a full horizon Aurora over the frozen Bay of Bothnia.

Pine Bay Lodge 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. There are only 8 ensuite guest rooms.

The recently redesigned 2 bedroom Annexe provides an extra level of comfort which we offer as a free upgrade for any group of 4 or as a supplement if you wish to have your own privacy.

Enjoy a wholesome 2 course dinner prepared using local ingredients.

Meals Included: Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to the Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge
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Upgrade to the Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay lodge has an annexe set away from the main lodge.

The 2  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 recently redecorated and have a fresh contemporary feel. There is a spacious en suite bathroom in the annexe too.

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.

Cost: £227 per person for 2 night upgrade

Master room at the annexe Pine Bay Lodge Lulea
single bed room in Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge
pine bay annexe Lulea

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 the guide 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. This will be cooked on the outdoor BBQ overlooking the frozen seas but served in the cosy community hut with its windows overlooking the arctic expanse.

After lunch head back to the lodge having had a truly amazing experience out in the Bay of Bothnia!

This evening relax in a traditional Swedish Sauna 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
Drive Sled Dog Team. Fantastic Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner & Aurora Yurt

Day 3
Drive Sled Dog Team. Fantastic Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner & Aurora Yurt

After breakfast your guide will transfer you to the kennel about 15kms away from the lodge. With 2 people per team learn to take control of a husky team and have the satisfaction of mushing them as you drive on the forest and lake trail. The experience lasts 2 hours and is sure to leave you with some fantastic memories.

This evening as darkness descends venture out with a guide. He will drive you across the flat horizon of the frozen sea to your secluded base camp comprising your own private restaurant and your home for the night the snug Aurora Yurt.

On arrival at the Aurora Hideaway you will be offered a drink of your choice. Your guide will then serve a hot steamy soup as your first dish. The stove in the Aurora Hideaway has a sparkling fire roaring and the candles and tealights create a magic atmosphere.

While the guide prepares the main course over the outdoor fire you have a chance to go outside to look for the Northern Lights or find a spot to enjoy the absolute silence and the stars in the sky.

After dinner enjoy dessert and tea/coffee before retiring to your yurt for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4
Airport Transfer and Flight Home

Day 4
Airport Transfer and Flight Home

After breakfast served in your yurt your guide will transfer you back to Pine Bay Lodge where you will be able to freshen up  prior to transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Alternatively you could opt to extend your break by including either the unique Tree Hotel with its iconic rooms ranging from the UFO to the Birds Nest or spend a couple of nights in Stockholm, Scandinavia’s capital city and one of the most picturesque capital cities in Europe.

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
Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay Lodge Lulea
Pine-Bay-Lodge-Northern-lights
Room at Pine Bay Lodge Lulea
Fireplace at Pine Bay Lodge Lulea

Pine Bay Lodge

Pine Bay Lodge (Furufjärden in Swedish), run by Goran Widén, is situated on the edge of the Lulea Archipelago. The Luleå archipelago has a total of 1300 islands and only 100 residents. It is a unique wilderness environment where the sea around the island freezes up to a metre thick in winter. You will access the lodge by snowmobiling on the frozen sea on your first day making it quite unique in terms of experience!

Small, cosy and inviting this is the perfect short break retreat in the arctic.

The lodge is a lovely traditional Swedish red cottage with homely feel. On entering the lodge a lounge area and dining area with warm open fireplace welcomes you. This is home away from home and an area that you will relax in after your day's adventures.

There are only 7 guest rooms, each with their own ensuite bathroom. Furufjärden's kitchen will prepare wonderful dinners for you using only the best local ingredients.

Outside is the traditional Swedish Sauna house where you can relax and enjoy one of the local's favourite pastimes.

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The Wilderness Hideaway Yurt

The wilderness Yurt in the Lulea Archipelago
Aurora Hideaway dinner at pine Bay Lodge
the Wilderness Yurt Lulea Archipelago
The wilderness Yurt Lulea Archipelago

The Wilderness Hideaway Yurt

If you are looking for a totally unique experience then the combination of the fabulous  Aurora Hideaway Dinner on Ice set on the frozen Lulea Archipelago with a night in the wilderness Yurt  makes for memorable way to celebrate any special occasion - be it birthday, wedding anniversary, proposal or just simply a romantic get away

You will be transfered by snowmobile out to a remote location where the camp is set up. Enjoy a wonderful meal cooked for you under the stars or with a bit of luck the Northern Lights before retiring to your cozy Yurt for the night. This is glamping Arctic style but with lovely attention to detail.

In the morning after breakfast head back to civilization knowing you have enjoyed one of the most unique arctic experiences!

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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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Optional Extras
Upgrade to the Annexe at Pine Bay Lodge
Master room at the annexe Pine Bay Lodge Lulea

Pine Bay lodge has an annexe set away from the main lodge.

The 2  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 recently redecorated and have a fresh contemporary feel. There is a spacious en suite bathroom in the annexe too.

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.

Cost: £227 per person for 2 night upgrade

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

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 £1,995 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Pine Bay lodge
  • Wilderness dinner served in Private restaurant
  • 1 Night in the Aurora Yurt
  • Fabulous Snowmobile adventure to the edge of the Ice Pack
  • Drive your own huskies in Forest setting
  • Transfers
  • Arctic Clothing loan
  • All meals

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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