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Sweden Christmas and New Year Holidays

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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.

For couples or friends travelling together, what better way to celebrate than to spend Christmas or New Year somewhere that boasts picture-perfect winter scenery as well as the breathtaking Icehotel! Exquisitely sculpted art suites and ice art provide the otherworldly atmosphere and a host of winter activities amidst the snow-laden wilderness, offer the fun. 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.

Family festive fun in Swedish Lapland might centre around the chance for a private meeting with Father Christmas. Our Santa trips staying at Grand Arctic Hotel have been thoughtfully designed to create a magical Christmas wonderland for both you and your children.

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.