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Amazing Autumn Nights in Swedish Lapland

from £3347 excluding flights

  • 6 nights
  • Sep-Oct
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Highlights

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Watch out for the northern lights

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Marvel at autumn colours and Arctic nature

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Cosy up in three stunning wilderness properties

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Hike and learn wilderness skills

Why this trip...

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Amazing accommodation

Stay in accommodation that is far more than just a place to rest your head

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Inclusive

Meals and activities are included in this holiday - see what's included for details

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Activity based

This itinerary features a range of optional activities during your stay

Overview

Enjoy the beautiful colours and crisp temperatures of autumn on this six-night inclusive break taking you to three stunning properties in the heart of the Swedish Lapland wilderness. Each property adds something special to the overall holiday experience and with activities included you can truly immerse yourself in the nature. The days are perfect for outdoor pursuits while in the evening offers chances to see the northern lights in night sky.

The first location is Brandon Lodge in the Lulea archipelago. In a delightful setting next to the sea, its detached cabins are dotted on the edge of the forest with views towards the Bay of Bothnia. Here you’ll learn Nordic wilderness skills in the fresh autumn air and spend evenings relaxing and soaking up the surroundings. And to fully unwind after the day’s activities, the lodge’s sauna is included once during your stay.

From Brandon Lodge you are transferred to Arctic Retreat for two nights. Situated in the Rane River valley, the retreat is a delightful log cabin camp with four well-appointed detached cabins. The retreat is a hidden gem. Tucked away in the wilderness with no light pollution interfering with any aurora activity, it’s the perfect place to relax and appreciate the natural surroundings. Enjoy a northern lights photography evening during your stay.

The final two nights are spent at the unique Treehotel near the small village Harads. Set in the forest a short distance from the main guesthouse the individually themed rooms are perched high in the trees. During your stay you’ll take a guided forest hike including outdoor lunch and visit Storforsen, one of the highest white water rapids in Europe.

With each night offering the tantalising prospect of seeing the aurora borealis, this holiday showcases Swedish Lapland during autumn.

Itinerary and Accommodation

On arrival at Lulea Airport you will be met and transferred to Brandon Lodge in the Lulea Archipelago (approx. 45 minutes). Check-in to your cabin for a two-night stay and enjoy getting to know your surroundings before the evening meal in the main lodge restaurant.

Brandon Lodge, Lulea Archipelago

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There are 15 cabins separate to the main lodge, which is just a few steps away and houses the restaurant on the first floor and a cosy lounge area with bar and fireplace on the ground floor.

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After breakfast head out on a Nordic Wilderness skills adventure with lunch. Life in Swedish Lapland is made more comfortable by learning how to dress and behave in sub-arctic conditions and the environment. The guide takes you on a 3-hour journey into the forest on an adventurous and educational excursion. Learn how to make a fire arctic style, make traditional coffee and learn about the flora and fauna of this area. At lunch time you can help make a wilderness lunch around the fire.

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After spending time in a coastal setting, head inland by transfer (journey time 1 hour) to the Rane River valley and Arctic Retreat, your base for 2 nights. This is a wonderful location in the remote wilderness, ideal for northern lights viewings and getting close to nature. During your time here there are several outdoor activities to choose from, such as guided hiking; mountain biking; canoeing and kayaking and visiting a local Sami family.

Arctic Retreat, Swedish Lapland

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Each of the four log cabin has a log burner; three of them have a private outdoor Jacuzzi and guests have access to a sauna, outdoor camp fire area and based on full board with a wholesome 3 course dinner in the evenings. All meals are provided according to a set menu, with options to meet dietary needs.

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Spend the day exploring the wilderness around the retreat and enjoying the facilities. In the evening you’ll take a Northern Lights Photography tour, heading out with a guide to the best spots for aurora sightings and learning how best to capture the lights on camera.

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After breakfast, journey about an hour from the Rane River to the Lule River area home to the Treehotel where you will spend your final two nights. Enjoy a hearty evening meal in the cosy guesthouse and venture outside to keep watch for the magical aurora.

Treehotel

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All rooms have a different theme including The UFO, Bird’s Nest, Blue Cone, Dragon Fly, Mirror Cube, The Cabin and The 7th Room. You can keep the same room for both nights or choose a different room each night for a different overnight experience. Meals are served in the main guesthouse.

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The area is perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. You’ll visit the impressive Storforsen, one of the highest unrestricted white-water rapids in Europe, and hike in the forests, picking berries while you appreciate the nature and silence all around. The guide prepares an open fire for hot drinks and snacks during the trip. Back at the hotel, warm up in the sauna before the evening meal is served.

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After breakfast, spend your last moments enjoying the natural surroundings before a transfer back to Lulea airport for the onward flight.

Accommodation Options

We have selected properties for this holiday as referenced in the itinerary. However, we can adapt the itinerary according to your personal preference should you wish to stay longer in one property or substitute for somewhere else, such as the extraordinary Arctic Bath on Lule River or Pine Bay Lodge, the sister property to Brandon Lodge.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £3347 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £330 per person with SAS, or from around £550 per person during peak times such as Christmas and New Year. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • All meals
  • All transfers
  • Sauna sessions at Brandon Lodge and Treehotel
  • Champagne, chocolates and flowers on arrival at Arctic Resort
  • Nordic Wilderness Skills (3 hours)
  • Northern Lights Photography evening (3 hours)
  • Storforsen visit with guided forest hike (5 hours)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

This itinerary starts from around £3,347 per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on style of accommodation, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

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