Swedish summer – where the sun always shines over unique hotels, both icy and treetop
- Explore Sweden's natural beauty under the Midnight Sun
- Sleep in an artist's room suspended among the trees
- Stay among the sculptural splendour at the iconic ICEHOTEL
- Get away to a Scandinavian island idyll
- Savour seasonal menus in lauded local restaurants
- 2 Nights Hindersön
- 2 Nights Harads
- 2 Nights Jukkasjärvi
Activity adventure | Food & wine | History & culture | Ice hotels | Lapland | Sports & activities | Summer
The Scandinavian summer is like no other. Here, in the Swedish north the sun rarely sets, making for beautiful nights and long days spent exploring on archipelago cruises, forest walks and mountain bike rides. You’ll knit together some of Europe’s most spectacular accommodation with ferry hops and scenic country drives, staying at island farmhouses, treetop art installations and the stunning ICEHOTEL 365, its frozen beauty solar powered by the Midnight Sun. You'll also taste your way through the region's farm-to-table delicacies.
Day by day itinerary
UK / Hindersön Island
After enjoying complimentary airport lounge access, you’ll fly out to Swedish Lapland and Luleå, a charming archipelago town. All is waves, old forests and fine-sand beaches – the idyllic scenery that you’ll be introduced to on an included tour and a ferry trip out to Hindersön Island. Here, you’ll settle in to your charming Swedish farmhouse accommodation, its soothing atmosphere best appreciated in the hot tub under the Midnight Sun. Alternatively, after days spent kayaking, fishing or seal watching, end with a soak in the sauna. In turn, your included dining – starting with dinner on the first night – will feature the likes of wild game, foraged berries and salmon landed on the nearby shores.
Stay: Jopikgarden, Lulea (Standard)
Meals: B L D
After a last lunch at Jopikgården, take a scenic boat transfer to Luleå’s South Harbour, where your hire car will see you to the UNESCO-listed Gammelstad Church Village – a medieval step back in time. You’ll then continue to the Treehotel’s collection of art-installation rooms, hung high in the canopy of a pristine pine forest. Choose between the likes of the saucer-shaped UFO, the Cabin’s valley views and the Bird’s Nest, perched up high hidden among branches. There’s even an entirely reflective cube whose exterior walls are so part of the surrounding trees that it’s hard to see where the forest ends and the room begins. Dinner, at Britta’s restaurant, is inclusive and a two-course spectacular.
Stay: Treehotel, Harads, Sweden (Superior)
Meals: B L D
It’s hard to leave the high rooms, but worth it, with so much summer fun to be had in the Treehotel’s surroundings. Here, forest stretches to river and on to beach; it’s a perfect place to indulge in an adventure. Walk through whispering woods, fish, kayak or white water raft in crystal-clear waters, take a Scandinavian safari to spot moose or seals, or hop on a bike and make for a mountain. And, at the end of it all, you'll return to the home comforts of Brittas Guesthouse, just next door to the Treehotel. It's a protected building complete with all of its original charm, exemplified by early-20th-century antiques and dinner menus that include local game and wild berries.
Stay: Brittas Guesthouse (Standard)
Treehotel to ICEHOTEL 365
Your next drive will swish you from one iconic Swedish hotel to another, with the added bonus of crossing the Arctic Circle on the way. Stop off at Jokkmokk to absorb some indigenous Sami culture at the museum and to take in the splendour of Ájtte Mountain, a significant, spiritual part of local tradition. In the summer, Jokkmokk’s Alpine Garden is a superb spot to spend time strolling towards the shores of Talvatis Lake. Then, it’s on to the ICEHOTEL, half hotel, half artistic masterpiece, for one night in a snug and stylish Kaamos room and one in a stunning cold Art Suite, now available year round as part of ICEHOTEL 365. These ice sculpture rooms are almost more wonderful under the sparkling sun, carved into such great artistic whimsies as giant jellyfish and sweeping staircases.
Stay: ICEHOTEL 365 (Deluxe)
Staying at the ICHOTEL is enough of an experience in itself, but in the Swedish summer it’s just as rewarding to head out and do as the locals do – get up close and personal with some spectacular nature. There are optional activities to suit every whim, from wilderness skill sessions, country hikes and river rafting to village walks, fishing and photo tours under the Midnight Sun. Dining at the hotel itself is also a delight, with local treats such as elk tenderloin often served in dishes made from Torne River Ice and always prepared by Michelin-standard chefs. But, the chance to head out to a wilderness camp for three courses served under the Midnight Sun is something culinary else.
Stay: ICEHOTEL 365 (Deluxe)
Depart for UK
Make the most of the morning in the iconic ICEHOTEL before dropping your hire car at the nearby airport for your flight back to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights
- Airport transfer from Luleå airport
- Return boat transfers from Luleå harbour to Jopikgården
- 2 nights' accommodation at Jopikgården on a full-board basis
- Car hire for 4 days
- 1 night's accommodation Britta's Guesthouse at Treehotel on a half-board basis
- 1 night's accommodation Treeroom at the Treehotel on a B&B basis
- 1 night's accommodation at an 365 Art Suite at ICEHOTEL on a B&B basis
- 1 night's accommodation warm Kaamos room at ICEHOTEL on a B&B basis
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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