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Sweden Christmas and New Year Holidays

For a truly unforgettable festive period visit one of the world’s most naturally awe-inspiring destinations, Swedish Lapland. With experiences to cater for all tastes, including opportunities to witness the northern lights, this beautiful region has all the answers for a unique festive celebration.

What better way to celebrate than to spend it somewhere that boasts the breathtaking Icehotel and perfect Christmas-card scenery. Wrapped up warm, amongst snow-laden trees glistening in the winter sun, the atmosphere couldn’t be better.

Enjoy either a torchlight procession through the charming village of Jukkasjarvi to a picturesque church for a traditional Christmas Day carol concert, or a New Year’s Eve gala dinner.

Don’t forget to keep a look out for the northern lights dancing overhead, nature’s very own light show. Perhaps combine a festive Icehotel stay with a visit to the unspoilt wilderness of Abisko National Park, widely regarded as one of the best places to see the northern lights, where you can take the chair lift to the Aurora Sky Station. The large outside deck area is ideal for aurora spotting and inside you can relax and warm up by a log fire at the inviting restaurant.

Our festive collection in Swedish Lapland also includes breaks on the stunning Lulea Archipelago. Stay at Brandon Lodge overlooking the frozen sea of Bothnia Bay.

Whichever of these breaks suits you best, with limited departures over the festive period, book your holiday early to guarantee a white Christmas or sparkling New Year in a true winter wonderland.

Festive Holidays in Sweden