Swedish Lapland Holidays
Sweden’s northernmost and Arctic region, Swedish Lapland, offers the ultimate winter wonderland amongst pristine landscapes of frozen lakes and snow-covered forests.
Home to the sensational Icehotel in the village of Jukkasjarvi, venture a little further to Lulea to explore an undiscovered corner of Swedish Lapland. Here you’ll find wilderness retreats huddled around the bays and inlets of the Gulf of Bothnia and in forest areas further inland including island-bound Brandon Lodge, the ingeniously designed Treehotel and woodland hideaway Sorbyn Lodge.
On our short break holidays experience hand-picked accommodation in the heart of Swedish Lapland combining relaxation, comfort and fine dining as well as a wide choice of things to do. Riding a hovercraft across a frozen sea, snowmobiling, husky sledding, ice sculpting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, moose tracking… the list goes on.
And don’t forget to look upwards – the clear night skies and lack of light pollution all bode well for aurora sightings. Our northern lights holidays take you to the best locations and places to stay in Swedish Lapland to see the northern lights, including Abisko National Park, a mountain wilderness unrivalled when it comes to displays of the aurora borealis.
In contrast, the summer months bring the glow of the midnight sun; explore Swedish Lapland’s wilderness on a leisurely self-drive, enjoy hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting, stay in the year-round Icehotel 365. Or choose the autumn months for nature’s rich colours of red and gold and the possibility of the first sightings of the northern lights.
Popular Swedish Lapland Holidays
Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel
Wilderness Husky Adventure
Local Lives: Arctic Sweden
Christmas at the Icehotel
Stockholm and the Icehotel
New Year at the Icehotel
Tromso, Abisko and the Icehotel
Fly Direct to Swedish Lapland
Our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna takes you straight to Swedish Lapland in just 3.5 hours. It’s the quickest way to get you husky sledding or aurora watching and by far the best way to plan a short break at the Icehotel and Abisko Mountain Station.
For 35 years we have been at the forefront of creating unforgettable holidays in Swedish Lapland. With first-hand knowledge of the region, our expert Travel Specialists can tailor-make the best holiday to suit your needs. Our experience and long-standing partnerships with local operators throughout the Nordic countries will ensure you maximise your precious time exploring this extraordinary corner of Arctic Europe.
Swedish Lapland Accommodation
The Original Icehotel
Just 20 minutes from Kiruna, the village of Jukkasjarvi is home to the world-famous Icehotel. Forged using thousands of tonnes of ice from the frozen River Torne, the seasonal Icehotel is reborn each winter. Sculptors transform its interior into exquisite ice art – the fabulous suites enchanting guests for a few months before the unique creation melts back into the river. A spectacular new addition, Icehotel 365 is a permanent ice experience with an ice bar, ice gallery and ice suites.
Recommended Holiday: Icehotel Break
Abisko Mountain Station
With superb views across Lake Tornetrask and surrounding fells, Abisko Mountain Station is a beautiful place year round. With no light pollution and frequent cloudless skies, this mountain wilderness is renowned for its winter displays of the aurora borealis – and makes a perfect partner with the Icehotel. It’s close to the chairlift which takes you to the Aurora Sky Station, an unrivalled aurora hotspot, where you can have a delicious dinner at the summit.
Recommended Holiday: Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel
Brandon Lodge & Pine Bay Lodge
When the Gulf of Bothnia freezes over, the Lulea archipelago becomes icebound and on one island Brandon Lodge becomes a wilderness retreat buzzing with winter activities. Snowmobiling is a real highlight as well as husky safari and northern lights sled tour along with other optional activities. Brandon’s sister property, Pine Bay Lodge is nestled in trees by the frozen sea on the mainland shore and offers intimate accommodation with just 10 guest rooms. Pine Bay features in our small group Local Lives itinerary showcasing the colours and culture of autumn in Swedish Lapland.
Recommended Holiday: Winters Dream at Brandon Lodge
Architect-designed and exquisitely crafted, seven treehouses seem to float through the forest at the Treehotel, a contemporary wilderness retreat about 90 km from Lulea. They include the Bird’s Nest (a tangled ball of branches blending into the trees), the gravity-defying capsule of the Cabin and the Mirror Cube which is camouflaged by reflective walls. Activities range from husky sledding to a soak in a wood-fired outdoor bathtub at the Forest Spa.
Recommended Holiday: Brandon Lodge & Treehotel
Swedish Lapland Experiences
One of the main attractions of Swedish Lapland is the sheer variety of optional experiences that can be enjoyed whilst on holiday there. In winter whizz through the snow-shrouded forests on a thrilling snowmobile ride or feel the exuberant tug of huskies as you mush across a frozen lake – both activities are offered by many of the properties we feature. Try your hand at cross-country skiing, create an ice sculpting masterpiece, search for local wildlife on a moose safari or drive your own reindeer sled, and much more.
There’s also plenty to do in the warm summer months when Swedish Lapland’s wide open spaces, rivers and mountains are waiting to be explored. Lace up your hiking boots and stride out in the wilderness, hop on a mountain bike for spectacular views or take to the water for an exhilarating white water rafting trip.
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Our team of travel specialists have had first hand experience of travelling in Swedish Lapland and of our holidays, so they can answer any questions you may have, just get in touch.