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Swedish Lapland Excursions

A City on the Move (Ripan)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Kiruna has the world's largest iron ore mine and due to mine's expansion, the town has been forced to move several times over the years but is still a thriving northern settlement.
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Aurora Hunt by Dogsled (Ripan)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
A traditional means of travelling over the Arctic snows, there will be plenty of time before departing this evening for visitors to get to know the Alaskan huskies who will lead your sled.
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Aurora Spa Visit with lunch (Icehotel)

4.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
After spending the morning taking part in an outdoor activity, why not relax and enjoy some treatments at the Aurora Spa.
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Aurora Spa with Sauna Bucket (Ripan)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
After spending the day taking part in some outdoor activities why not come back, relax, and enjoy some treatments at the Aurora Spa.
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Aurora tour with dinner at Abisko (Ripan)

7 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Instead of sitting back and waiting for the lights to appear, why not go hunting for them instead. Join a guided tour in a comfortable minibus as you travel towards Norway searching the sky overhead.
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Chef’s Table at the Veranda (Icehotel)

4 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
The Chef's Table is much more than just a dinner, it's pure drama in the setting that is made for a truly inspiring and memorable evening.
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Cross Country Ski Course for Beginners (Ripan)

2 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
A traditional means of travel in the northern reaches, his guided tour introduces travelers to the basics of cross-country skiing.
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Cross-country Skiing (Icehotel)

3 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
Enjoy an introduction to this sport that is not as challenging as it might appear and is a popular mode of travel in the region.
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Daily Life of the Sami with a Reindeer Sleigh Ride (Rensjon)

4–5 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Experience the everyday life of a reindeer herding family at the Sami village of Rensjon and take an exhillarating reindeer sleigh ride.
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Dinner on Ice (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Welcome to a candle light dinner experience with a difference!
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Drive your own dogsled (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

1–2 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Enjoy the chance to mush a team of dogs through the forest and over a frozen lake leaving you with some fantastic memories.
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Evening Husky Sledging (Icehotel)

1.5 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Climb onto the back of a traditional husky sled for a relaxing evening journey through the silent forest.
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Explore Abisko National Park (Abisko)

1 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Abisko National Park lies 200km north of the Arctic Circle, right in the heart of the land of the northern lights and the midnight sun.
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Forest Escape by Dogsled (Ripan)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Travel through the snow-entrenched wilderness, the only noise to break the northern still the sled runners gliding over the snow and the occasional breeze that tickles the treetops.
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Forest Tour by Snowmobile (Ripan)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Snowmobile is the most popular mode of transport to get out and see the winter wilderness.
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Hovercraft Tour to the Pack Ice (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
This is a unique and magical way of exploring Lulea’s frozen archipelago.
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Husky Sledding (Icehotel)

1.5 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
This is one of the most popular and thrilling ways to explore the area.
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Ice Climbing at Abisko Canyon (Abisko)

3 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Ice climbing is considered as one of the most exciting forms of climbing.
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Ice Fishing (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

2 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Travel by sled pulled by the guide's snowmobile to a frozen lake, where you will learn how to drill a hole into the ice and how to fish in Lapland.
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Ice Sculpting (Icehotel)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
A hotel that has been formed by the expert artistic skills of ice-artists from all over the world, many visitors to the ICEHOTEL are tempted to try their own hand at this unique form of art while on site.
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Icehotel Summer Excursions

2.5, 3–5, 7 hours May-Oct
A selection of summer excursions
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Introduction to Snowmobiling (Icehotel)

2 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Learn to drive a snowmobile
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Moose Safari by Minibus (Ripan)

3.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
This morning tour takes guests far into the pristine Swedish wilderness of the north to search for some of the area's most intriguing native species.
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Moose Safari by Snowmobile (Icehotel)

6 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
Your journey today begins with a trip by minibus to meet your snowmobiles, which will take you through the forest and into the heart of the area's pasture.
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Moose Safari on Horseback (Icehotel)

6 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
Today's safari begins with a ride by minibus to the riding stables where the eager Icelandic horses are awaiting.
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Moose Safari on Horseback (Ripan)

5.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Transfer to the farm nearby, often with moose sightings by the side of the road.
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Mountain Tour by Snowmobile (Ripan)

6 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
In collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the ICEMoose project, this safari takes travellers through some of Swedish Lapland's most magnificent mountain scenery.
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Nordic Skiing (Abisko)

3 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
This tour is ideal for those who are new to cross country skiing.
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Nordic Winter Skills (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

3 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
The guide will teach you how to make a fire in the snow, make tea and coffee over an open fire and teach you about the forest and wildlife
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Northern Lights by Horseback (Ripan)

4 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
After transferring to the nearby horse stables, you will be introduced to your mount for the evening.
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Northern Lights Hike (Abisko)

3 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
You will be guided around Abisko National Park at a relaxing pace in search of the Northern Lights.
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Northern Lights Hunt by Snowmobile (Ripan)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
This tour heads by snowmobile into the darkness of Sweden's Lapland in pursuit of the aurora borealis.
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Northern Lights Photography (Icehotel)

4.5 hours Dec
Focusing on capturing great images, join this nightly excursion that will take you out into the wilderness around Jukkasjärvi – away from artificial light making it easier to see the lights.
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Northern Lights Photography (Ripan)

4 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Travel from Ripan Resort to an idyllic spot near Kiruna for auroral photography.
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Northern Lights Sled Tour (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

2 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Travel by sled pulled by the guides snowmobile through the forest in search of the Northern Lights*. You will be taken to the frozen sea, far away from artificial lights. Your guide will talk to you about the lights before returning back to your hotel. The longer 3 hour trip includes dinner.
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Northern Lights Snowmobiling (Icehotel)

4 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
A guided snowmobile tour through snow-clad forests, this excursion carries riders across the whitened expanse of a frozen river and past the impressive Icehotel itself in search of the northern lights.
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Northern Lights Snowshoe walk (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

2–3 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Snowshoes have been used for thousand of years in winter conditions and they really make life easier when the snow cover is thick.
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Northern Lights Tour on Horseback (Icehotel)

4–5 hours Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec
After transferring to the horse farm, guests will have the chance to meet and get familiar with the sure-footed Icelandic horse who will be their mount for the evening.
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Northern Lights with Sami Dinner (Ripan)

4.5 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Start the evening at Ripan Resort with a sami inspired dinner. While you are eating, your local guide will tell you about the Sami myths about the Northern Lights and teach you about the Sami culture.
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Overnight Husky Safari (Icehotel)

20 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
An excursion for those who wish to get well into the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and experience a night in the great outdoors, this is an opportunity to drive your own team of huskies over the frozen winter landscape.
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Overnight Snowmobile Tour (Icehotel)

18 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
This is a journey for those who want to spend more time on board a snowmobile in order to travel deeper into the forest and scenic surroundings of Jukkasjärvi.
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Reindeer Sledding with Lunch (Ripan)

5 hours Jan-Apr
After transferring to a small Sami village in Rensjon, 20km from Kiruna, and sheltered by the jagged wall of a mountain range, guests will have the opportunity to get close to both the iconic reindeer as well as the Sami people who still herd them today.
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Sami Camp Experience (Abisko)

3 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Visit a reconstruction of a traditional Sami camp and see what life was like for the Sami people in the late 19th century.
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Sauna Ritual (Icehotel)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
Learn how to use the sauna like a Scandinavian with the Icehotel's ten-step sauna ritual.
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Snowmobile Adventure (Icehotel)

3 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
The wilderness that surrounds the Icehotel is some of Swedish Lapland's most varied and idyllic, offering ice-covered lakes, rich green forests and lush, snow-covered marshland.
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Snowmobile Forest Tour (Brandon and Pine Bay Lodge)

2, 4 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
The favorite winter past time of the locals, a snowmobile drive through the snow-covered forests.
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Snowmobile Safari to the Lulea Archipelago Pack Ice

4 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
On this excursion take to the glistening ice and islands of the Lulea archipelago on a snowmobile.
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Snowshoe Above the Arctic Circle (Ripan)

2.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
A guided tour in the forests surrounding the city following tracks over a blanket of snow in the wintery landscape.
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Snowshoe Hike (Abisko)

3 hours Jan-Mar, Dec
Join an exciting snowshoe hike in the wild Abisko National Park, surrounded by the Abisko Alps and the steep slopes of Mt. Nuolja.
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Starlit Dinner at the Wilderness Camp (Icehotel)

4 hours Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec
Few things are as memorable as dinner under the stars and this excursion seeks to top that one still.
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The Ultimate Husky Tour (Icehotel)

4 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
Journey along the wilderness trails of the Swedish north on this thrilling excursion.
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Transfer by Husky Sledge (Icehotel)

In the winter-touched reaches of Swedish Lapland, a journey by husky sled really is the best way to travel.
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Visit to Jukkasjarvi and the Icehotel (Ripan)

4 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
The highlights of the beautiful Jukkasjarvi village and the amazing Icehotel
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Wildlife Photography (Icehotel)

4 hours Dec
As the Arctic day breaks, you will head into the wilderness to take photos of the stunning scenery and hopefully some wildlife.
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Wildlife tour with Camera (Ripan)

4.5 hours Jan-Apr, Dec
Capture Lapland wildlife with your camera!
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Winter Survival Skills (Icehotel)

3 hours Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
Learn the basics of winter survival
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