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Wilderness Adventure in Swedish Lapland

from £1626 excluding flights

  • 3-4 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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Highlights

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Experience thrilling winter activities

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Relax in a hot tub

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Enjoy cosy accommodation and friendly service

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Optimum locations for viewing the northern lights

Why this trip...

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Activities included

This itinerary features a range of included activities

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Culture

Experience local culture and heritage as part of this holiday

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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on this trip

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Overview

Surrounded by beautiful Arctic wilderness and 150 km north of the Arctic Circle, Máttáráhkká Northern Lights Lodge is perfectly located for an adventurous winter break.

This charming, family-run lodge offers personalised service and an exclusive experience, ensuring every guest feels truly special and well cared for. Savour delicious traditional cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients, and unwind in the cosy lounge by a crackling log fire in the evenings.

There is a choice of different breaks which include full board and a range of activities. A sauna can be enjoyed each evening after the day’s activities and the lodge’s hot tub will be available once during your stay.

A stay at Máttáráhkká Northern Lights Lodge can also be combined with the world-famous Icehotel or an overnight in the Abisko National Park.

Meet your hosts

Andreas Mikko

Enthusiastic and passionate about his Sami heritage and the stunning beauty of Arctic Sweden, Mikko was driven to share the wonders of Lapland with visitors from around the world. This passion led to the founding of Adventure Lapland in 2002. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Mikko devotes his spare time to training his beloved English Setters, ensuring his deep connection with nature is ever-present in both his professional and personal life. Join Mikko for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Arctic Sweden, where incredible experiences and activities await.

 

Mom-Mikko

Equally devoted to looking after their guests, Mom-Mikko is the heart of the Máttáráhkká Northern Lights Lodge. Every morning, she lovingly prepares your breakfast and ensures your room and the lodge are impeccably clean and well-maintained, guaranteeing a comfortable and welcoming stay.

Chef Alex 

Alex, an incredibly talented chef, brings the authentic flavours of Lapland to your table, crafting dishes with love and respect for the region and its natural bounty. With an impressive background and years of experience as the head chef at the Icehotel and Scandic Kiruna, Alex ensures every meal is a memorable culinary journey.

Guide Fabio

Originally from the picturesque landscapes of Italy, Fabio has been guiding adventurers in this breathtaking region since 2011. With a contagious positivity, boundless energy, and a genuine love for nature, adventure, and forging new connections, Fabio is the epitome of an ideal guide. His adventurous spirit has taken him to the extremes, including participating in the legendary Iditarod race, where he and his team of 16 huskies traversed over 1000 miles through the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Join Fabio for an unforgettable journey filled with excitement, camaraderie, and a deep appreciation for the great outdoors.

Itinerary

Friday to Monday

Spend 3 nights at the Máttáráhkká Northern Lights Lodge with two full days for adventure.

Included activities: Northern Lights chase by Snowmobile, Husky Sledging as a passenger, Visit to the Icehotel, Snowmobiling Excursion, Northern Lights chase in Abisko National Park & Evening Hot Tub.

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Monday to Friday

Enjoy this wilderness break with three full days of winter adventure.

Included activities: Sami & Reindeer Experience, Northern Lights chase to Abisko National Park, Husky Sledging as a musher, Snowmobiling Excursion, Northern Lights chase by Snowmobile & Evening Hot Tub.

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Activity Information

The order of the activities will be confirmed locally and each activity will be included once during your stay according to the itinerary.

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Snowmobiling

The guide will show you how to handle the machines, and after a full safety briefing and driving lesson you head out on specially prepared trails through winter wonderland, enjoying the breathtaking scenery along the way.

Please note: all drivers will need a valid driving licence to show before the excursion and those without a valid driving licence will travel as a passenger on the snowmobile.

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Husky Sledging

Experience the Wilderness of Lapland (3-night tour)

Sit back and relax on warm reindeer skins in a large wooden sled, ready to explore the wonderful winter landscape of Swedish Lapland. Your guide will drive the sled through the sparkling frozen winter wonderland, featuring old pine tree forests, frozen lakes, and swamps.  Along the route, enjoy a traditional Swedish fika, with a hot drink and cookies, by the campfire. Your guide will share stories about the area, the Sami people, and the wildlife before heading back to the camp.

Best of Lapland (4-night tour)

Join this adventure as a musher and drive a team of huskies through the pristine winter wilderness. Two people share one sledge and take turns with driving the team.

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Northern Lights Snowmobiling Adventure

Embark on a thrilling snowmobile ride through the dark night, navigating unique ‘off-the-map trails’ and immersing yourself in the magic of Lapland. Atop Mt Ednamvarri, warm up with a hot drink as you await the Northern Lights to grace the night sky with their mesmerizing dance. Your guide will assist in capturing the photographs of this special phenomenon.

Please note: all drivers will need a valid driving licence to show before the excursion and those without a valid driving licence will travel as a passenger on the snowmobile.

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Sami & Reindeer Experience

Travel to the Sami Village and meet the local reindeer herder, who will introduce you to the traditional lifestyle of the Sami people. Meet the reindeer and take a short reindeer sled ride through the winter landscape before enjoying lunch by the crackling fire.

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Northern Lights Chase in the Abisko National Park

Travelling in a comfortable minibus to the stunning Abisko National Park for a Northern Lights chase.

With verdant forests, majestic mountainscapes and some of the best aurora displays you’ll ever encounter, Abisko National Park is simply remarkable. Dubbed the world’s most illuminating experience, it is recognised as the most reliable place on the globe for northern lights sightings, where displays can be more intense or prolonged than anywhere else on the globe.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1626 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 bathroom
  • All meals
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Winter clothing
  • Return transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices - per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departures Duration Holiday Name Twin Room Single Room
Friday Departures 3 nights Experience the Wilderness of Lapland £1,626 £2,016
Monday Departures
4 nights Best of Lapland £1,897 £2,359

Prices may vary depending on departure date (supplements apply during festive season). We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and duration.

Meals - set 3-course dinner in the evening. Please advise if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

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To mark our 40th anniversary, we've launched our Education Bursary Fund to help disadvantaged school children experience the wonders of travel. A percentage of revenue from every holiday booked will go into the bursary fund to pay for at least 40 students to join one of our school trips abroad.