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Brandon Lodge, Sweden

Our longstanding partnership with Brandon Lodge has given us a deep appreciation of this beautiful corner of northern Sweden. By basing your Work Away break here, you’ll be able to draw on our years of experience to ensure your stay is rewarding, both for work and pleasure. Tucked into forest on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia (the northernmost arm of the Baltic Sea), Brandon Lodge has a main log building with restaurant and lounge, plus 15 separate two-bedroom cabins scattered among the trees. Self-catering (1 Apr-30 Nov) and catered options are available, while onsite activities range from summer kayaking to winter husky sledding.

Property features

  • Each cabin has a bathroom, kitchen, lounge area and front porch with views towards the sea.
  • Free WiFi is included and there is a comfortable bar and TV area in the main lodge.
  • Round off a day’s work in one of the sauna and jacuzzi cabins.
  • Located just 35 minutes’ drive north of Lulea.

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £739 per person (saving £403)
28 nights £2,659 per person (saving £1,655)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

How to spend your time off in Swedish Lapland

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Relax on Brandon's small sandy beach where you can swim, launch a kayak or join a yoga class.

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Summer activities include fat-biking, wild foraging and nature walks in the surrounding forest.

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Enjoy the prospect of seeing the northern lights any time during your stay from late August to early April.

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During winter, activities range from snowmobile and hovercraft tours on the frozen sea to dog-sledding, arctic astronomy, Nordic winter skills, ice fishing.

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Nearby highlights include the Gammelstad World Heritage Church Town.

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Add in a weekend escape at Tree Hotel or Arctic Bath in Harads an hour’s drive away.

Rukan Salonki, Finland

Around 85km north of the Arctic Circle, Ruka is one of Finland’s top winter resorts, but it’s just as appealing during summer when the forest-covered fells and flawless lakes offer a peaceful, back-to-nature escape. Located a few kilometres from the resort, our Work Away properties consist of luxurious log cabins with panoramic windows and skylights for optimum stargazing and aurora viewing during winter, or midnight sun appreciation in summer. Veskaranta Sky View Villas are perfect for two people, but we also offer larger cabins where you can Work Away while spending quality time with your family.

Property features

  • Each Veskaranta Sky View Villa has a kitchenette and lounge with open fireplace.
  • As well as WiFi, villas have TV, climate control, a sauna and terrace.
  • Set up your workplace next to a panoramic window with views of the wilderness.
  • Eat out at the onsite wild-food restaurant, or have meals delivered to your chalet.
  • Nearby Kuusamo is only a short flight from Helsinki (1 hour 20 minutes).

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £946 per person (saving £865)
28 nights £3,135 per person (saving £4,009)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

How to spend your time off in Finnish Lapland

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Surrounded by forests, fells and lakes, you can easily mix work and leisure – whether it’s fat biking and snowshoeing during winter, or hiking in summer.

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The invigorating ritual of a Finnish sauna will quickly become part of your daily routine.

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Summer bear watching, fishing and visits to reindeer farms.

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In summer, enjoy a wealth of activities, such as river rafting, horse riding, fishing and visits to reindeer farms.

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During winter, an hourly shuttle bus runs to Ruka village with its 22 lifts and 35 ski slopes.

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Head to nearby Hossa National Park and the Stone Age Varikallio cave paintings.

Lofoten Links Lodges, Norway

A mountainous arc of fjord-chiselled islands, the Lofotens are a breathtaking destination, and this small cluster of new lodges enjoys one of the best locations in the entire archipelago. Facing north (perfect for the northern lights or midnight sun), they’re just a short stroll from a sandy beach; mountains rear in all directions, and there’s even a spectacular 18-hole golf course draped along the coastline. Each three-bedroom lodge has a kitchenette and large living room with fireplace. There’s plenty of space for work and relaxation – you can rent a hot tub at your lodge and there’s a clubhouse and restaurant a short walk away.

Property features

  • Each lodge has ensuite bedrooms, a kitchenette, lounge and terrace with great views.
  • Choose from a luxury lodge or a deluxe lodge with private sauna and jacuzzi.
  • Work with panoramic views towards the sea and the north.
  • Enjoy traditional local food and modern cuisine at the nearby rustic Restaurant Laven.
  • The shops, restaurants and facilities of Svolvaer are just a 40-minute drive away.

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £2,079 per person (saving £324)
28 nights £8,176 per person (saving £1,338)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

Svinoya Rorbuer, Norway

If you would prefer to be closer to the Lofoten Island’s main port of Svolvaer (but still enjoying spectacular views), this collection of 33 waterside cabins is the perfect alternative to Lofoten Links Lodges. Each rorbuer is a traditional fisherman’s cabin, modernised to create comfortable, even luxurious, accommodation, without losing their fascinating heritage. All come with kitchens, bathrooms and cosy living areas where you can work with the sea just outside your window. As well as having all the amenities of Svolvaer close at hand, you can easily join boat trips or set out on your own self-drive exploration.

Property features

  • Choose from cabins with one, two or three bedrooms, all with well-equipped kitchens.
  • Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom, living room with free WiFi and cable TV, plus free parking and a laundry service.
  • The onsite restaurant Borsen Spiseri is renowned for its delicious local seafood.
  • Svolvaer’s town centre is a 20-minute walk away – and there’s a supermarket even closer.

Prices from based on two sharing, including car rental

7 nights £745 per person (saving £392)
28 nights £2,502 per person (saving £1,950)

Different duration stays available and the longer you stay the more you save. 

How to spend your time off around Lofoten

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Lofoten Links is one of the few courses in the world where you can play golf under the midnight sun from late May until the end of July.

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The aurora borealis, meanwhile, can be seen from September to early April.

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There are endless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and photography. Or go horse riding on the sandy beach in front of your lodge.

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The E10 highway weaves through the Lofotens, allowing you to easily visit the Lofotr Viking Museum and the fishing villages of Henningsvaer, Reine and Å.

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The nearby port of Svolvaer offers sea eagle safaris, kayaking tours and boat trips into the impressive Trollfjord.

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Add in a weekend escape at in the city of Tromso, Senja Island or other stunning destinations in Norway.

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