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Discover Swedish Lapland in all its Christmas finery

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2018 Tour code: SLX19

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Luleå

Following a flight to 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.

Includes
  • Dinner
Flights
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.

Tonight we set out by coach for Brändön Lodge, a cosy hideaway that makes a Northern Lights sighting all the more possible. A drink on arrival and an array of local snacks, served in one of the Sami style tents surrounding the property, ensures a warm welcome, and before a buffet dinner is served there is time to meet the resident reindeer.

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 enjoy a welcome drink and sit down to four-course menu inspired by the Northern Lights.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Brandon Lodge
Kiruna
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 Jukkasjärvi. After lunch here we enjoy a 'Sami experience'. We catch the direct train to Björkliden on Christmas Eve, Day 5, a destination famed as one of the best places in Europe to see the Northern Lights.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Sami Experience
  • Northern Lights
Northern Lights
Days 6-7 - Christmas at the Aurora Sky Station

Christmas Day is at leisure to until tonight, when we feast on a traditional turkey dinner before setting 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 wonderful opportunity to see the Northern Lights. Day 7 is at leisure for you relax in the hotel or perhaps head out for a winter walk.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Traditional Christmas Dinner
  • Aurora Sky Station
Aurora Sky Station
Day 8 - Homeward bound

We return to Kiruna airport today by coach for our flight back to London via Stockholm.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Flights