Swedish Lapland tailor-made holidays
Swedish Lapland, partially segmented by the Arctic Circle, welcomes you with a mix of local Sámi culture and beautiful landscapes. The UNESCO listed Laponia area is northern Sweden's cultural heartland. Visit the traditional Jokkmokk Winter Market or explore the area's Sámi villages, where in the winter the locals will guide you through the arctic wilderness by husky or reindeer sledge.
Further South while away your time in the tranquillity of Abisko National Park. Here you can enjoy spotting the local reindeer population, peer into Abiskojokk canyon or hike the challenging King's Trail. This area is famous for its cloudless viewing of the night sky and is an excellent place to go in search of the elusive Northern Lights.
Extend your stay a few nights at the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi to admire the ice sculptures and outdoor activities on offer, before travelling below the Arctic Circle for a different experience among Harads suspended tree houses and Luleå's picturesque villages.
Experience the industrialisation of northern Sweden, with guided tours around its successful iron-ore mines in Gällivare and Kiruna, or take a sailing tour along the Luleå Archipelago and discover secluded beaches, quaint fishing villages and historic sites.
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With its mesmerising sculptures and thrilling excursions, a stay at Sweden's original ICEHOTEL is a truly unique experience. This classic short break includes a night in an Ice Room with two nights in warm accommodation.
Stay at two of Scandinavia's quirkiest and most celebrated hotels – Treehotel and ICEHOTEL – during this memorable five-night winter break in Swedish Lapland.
Take in the spectacular summer beauty of Swedish Lapland under the glow of the Midnight Sun, staying in island farmhouses, the iconic Treehotel and the innovative ICEHOTEL 365. It's all joined by impossibly scenic country drives and the chance to taste your way through the seasonal delicacies.
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Step out from spacious timber cabins straight into polar adventures, including skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and dogsledding, and return at the end of the day to a roaring open fire, soothing sauna sessions and freshly caught and foraged forest cuisine to finish off the fun.
In a wild pine forest in northern Sweden, six architects have designed six unique rooms in the canopy to satisfy your sense of luxury, escapism and childhood fantasies about sleeping and playing in the treetops.
This classic Swedish lodge is located on the coastal edge of the Luleå archipelago, where the sea freezes metres thick in the winter, edged by snowy Arctic forests through which visitors can speed snowmobiles, mush huskies and indulge in all manner of polar fun
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Wake up to fantastic views from the Treehotel. Located in the Harads region these luxury tree houses are all individually designed. Ranging in style from wooded cabins to reflective UFO's, the Treehotel is open to guided tours as well as those looking to experience a night among the trees.
Due to its Arctic location, a visit to Swedish Lapland would not be complete without bedding down in an authentic igloo for the night, and this is exactly what the icehotel at Jukkasjärvi offers. Rebuilt annually out of blocks cut from the Torne River, temperatures in this area can drop as low as -…
The thriving city of Kiruna owes a lot to its iron-ore mine. LKAB, the owners of this site, have been mining here for over a century and have recently opened the mine up to guided tours. In this town you will be hard pushed to find a man-made sight that is not somehow related to the regions key min…
The city of Luleå sits at the northern end of the Norbotten Coast on the Gulf of Bothnia. The city was originally located around nearby Gammelstad but moved to its new position when the land began rising in the absence of the heavy glacial ice layers that once covered this region. When you arrive i…
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