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Northern Lights over Swedish Lapland

(Tour code: SLW17)A land of myths, legends and phenomenal natural light displays

High above the Arctic Circle lies a land of myths, legends and phenomenal natural light displays. Discover Swedish Lapland in all its winter glory, home to the gravity defying Ice Hotel, frozen seas and some of the best spots in the world from which to be entranced by the life changing Northern Lights.

Tour Highlights
  • Luleå including an ice music concert
  • Ice breaker boat trip
  • Gastronomic experience in Kiruna
  • Visit to Jukkasjärvi’s Ice Hotel
  • Traditional Sami experience including dinner and folk tales
  • After dinner talk from Chad Blakley
  • Northern lights photography safari in Abisko National Park
  • Visit to the Aurora Sky Station
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 7 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Flights from london
Day 1

London to Luleå

We begin our adventure into Swedish Lapland aboard a flight from London to Stockholm. On arrival in the Swedish capital, we connect with our direct, internal flight to Luleå where we transfer to our hotel for the next two nights, the 4-Star Clarion Hotel Sense. After dinner we make the short walk to the nearby ice concert hall where we are treated to a performance with a difference. Listen to local musicians as they serenade us on a most unusual array of instruments, each made entirely of ice.

Includes:
  • Scheduled flights
  • Ice Concert Hall
Gammelstad Old Town Sweden
Days 2-3

Ice breaker safari and Kiruna

This morning we transfer by coach to Piteå, taking to the waters of the Piteälven River on a specially adapted craft that breaks through the ice that forms further out to sea. We return to Luleå this afternoon where you have some free time to look around. We board the train to Kiruna on Day 3, travelling up to ninety miles north of the Arctic Circle. Our home for two nights is the 4-Star Camp Ripan where we sit down to four-course menu inspired by the Northern Lights tonight.

Includes:
  • Ice Breaker Safari
  • Kiruna
Northern Lights
Days 4-5

Sami Experience and Abisko National Park

We begin today's explorations with a visit to the famous Ice Hotel, the first of its kind, located just outside of Kiruna in the village of Jukkasjärvi. In the afternoon we enjoy a 'Sami experience'. We catch the direct train to Björkliden on Day 5, a destination famed as one of the best places in Europe to see the Northern Lights. After dinner and a talk by Aurora photographer and expert Chad Blakley, one of his colleagues will escort us out onto the snowy tundra for a chance to capture the lights themselves.

Includes:
  • Ice Hotel
  • Northern Lights
Aurora Sky Station
Days 6-7

Aurora Sky Station

Your day is at leisure to until tonight when we set our for the Aurora Sky Station to observe the huge expanse of sky visible from the panoramic windows. Free from light pollution, this is another opportunity to see the Northern Lights. Day 7 is at leisure but you might like to participate in an optional husky dog sledding experience.

Includes:
  • Aurora Sky Station
  • Husky Dog Sledding
Homeward bound flights
Day 8

Homeward bound

We return to Kiruna today, transferring to the airport by coach on our arrival. From here we board our first flight of the journey, which delivers us to Stockholm where we join our connecting flight back to London.

Includes:
  • Scheduled flights
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

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