Winter – Swedish Culinary Icons
£xxx per person
Culture and Culinary
Swedish Winter Culinary Icons
This exclusive 6-night culinary winter itinerary is an example including:
Two nights at each of Arctic Retreat, Treehotel and Icehotel
The cuisine of Swedish Lapland and the arctic region is renowned for its unique ingredients and simple style. We have chosen three amazing and iconic Swedish Lapland locations where you can enjoy the arctic winter, the northern light, the vast and beautiful nature and in our opinion the best food in Scandinavia. Each hotel has a special menu based on local ingredients and seasonal favourites.
Three high-end log cabins overlooking the Råne river about an hour north of Luleå. The menu theme is delicious Swedish Homestyle cooking.
Famous design hotel with 7 magical rooms high up in the Swedish Lapland forest. Offering all kinds of local Swedish delicacies from the northern pantry.
Where you can enjoy the experience of sleeping in an ice suite well above the arctic circle. An escape from the sub-zero degrees, but still letting ice and the surroundings take centre stage
Day 1: Arrival in Luleå - Arctic Retreat
You will fly north to the town of Luleå just south of the arctic circle. Here your hosts will meet you and take you on a private guided tour to the fabulous Arctic Retreat.
Tucked away deep in the forest at the foot of the Raven Rapid in the Råne River valley are some amazing timber log cabins.
Owned by a local family, this eco-lodge has a back to nature feeling with delicious home cuisine, warm hospitality in a beautiful setting. Sheltered by large trees, the traditional and luxuriously decorated log timber cabins offer an escape to another world.
Regardless of the days adventures a warm dip in your private hot tub and/or a Swedish Sauna and a delicious meal await you in the evening. The dining experience is genuine in all aspects – from materials used, food served, to the local people taking care of you.
This evening your hosts will prepare a fabulous three course dinner and after dinner it will be time to go out onto your cabin deck and look for the northern lights.
Day 2: Arctic Retreat
In the morning you will join a private snowmobile tour across frozen lakes and through the vast forest. This 3-hour tour includes a delicious outdoor lunch. Wildlife including reindeer and moose are always a possibility in the nature along the river valley.
The afternoon is yours to enjoy and relax. An important part of the experience at Arctic Retreat.
Tonight you will enjoy a fabulous 3 course dinner with in our Aurora Lookout Cabin overlooking the rapids of the river. Here your guide will cook a delicious dinner while looking out through the see though the glass for the northern lights.
If you are lucky you may also even catch a glimpse of the lights later in the evening sitting, in the jacuzzi on the front deck of your log timber cabin.
Day 3: Journey to Treehotel
After breakfast your guide will transfer you to the famous Treehotel.
The Treehotel is amazing from any angle. Your hosts have created a magical range of 7 hotel rooms in the trees in the forest near the village of Harads over looking the Luleå river. There is an endless joy living so close to nature and reliving your childhood dreams. The rooms at Treehotel are all independently created by some of Scandinavia’s most famous architects. We will help you choose the right room and view for you.
In the afternoon we have arranged a fun culinary experience
Beer culture with a Swedish Lapland flavour
Join Gideon Swinkels in Klusån for an exciting beer tasting. He belongs to a family of Dutch brewers and he blends knowledge and tradition with the flavours and fragrances of Swedish Lapland. Your visit will be an experience for all senses where you can taste, smell and learn what happens when you mix hops, various malts and nature´s own ingredients to make a unique beer. The tasting will be held in a cosy indoor environment. Includes: Beer guide, ingredients, tasting, snacks, transfer.
Your dinner experience today is in the the Treehotel restaurant. It offers an exceptional standard of cuisine with a simple home cooked style where the taste is always amazing.
Day 4: Treehotel
Today at Treehotel there are is a great range of activities to choose from in the morning or just relax in your amazing Tree room.
In the afternoon we have a very special tasting experience prior to dinner.
Treehotel flavour tour
Learn and taste Lapland´s nature & culture with Eva Gunnare, culture guide, food connoisseur and specialist in local wild herbs and berries. On this all year tour we have a short walk through the beautiful pine and the birch forest to the meadows surrounding the Tree hotel, discovering the flavours from the nature. Then we will end up in the warm restaurant where Eva will serve more homemade treats made from her foraged treasures.
Eva has lived with the reindeer herders for many years and experienced the traditions from having a life close to the nature. In this tasty tour she wants to give you an understanding about the wonderful arctic everyday life.
Dinner in the evening is the fabulous Treehotel dining on ice experience. Down on the river ice is a traditional Lavuu teepee where your guide will serve you a fabulous 3 course dinner. This is a private experience.
Day 5: Transfer to Kiruna - Icehotel
Following breakfast your guide will be ready to transfer you to the train station where you will catch a train to Kiruna and then a short transfer to the village of Jukkasjärvi. At the end of the 4 hour journey during which you cross the arctic circle, you will check in at the Icehotel and prepare for an amazing 2 nights.
The Icehotel is probably the most famous hotel in Scandinavia and now offers its unique ice suites and regular hotel accommodation options all year round. For 27 years the Icehotel has been rebuilt each year and now In the summer and autumn you have the choice of Ice suites, or warm hotel rooms or cabins.
We recommend the Deluxe Art Suite. In these Deluxe Art suites you have your own (attached) warm bathroom with sauna, shower and relax area. Some even have a large bath.
Tonight we have a special exclusive dining experience to choose from in the Icehotel restaurant.
Chef’s Table on the Veranda
At the Chef’s Table on The Veranda we invite our guests into a sphere with a warm atmosphere at a place usually associated with cold and sub-zero degrees.
On arrival a drink or alcohol-free option is served and there is an opportunity to mingle with the other guests and the staff.
After that, you are invited to sit down at the huge wooden table with the rest of the guests. Two chefs cook and serve a twelve-course menu with accompanying beverages in front of you. While you enjoy the food, the chefs talk about the produce.
Select beverages from small-scale producers are served to complement the menu.
Day 6: Icehotel
After breakfast you will check out of the Ice suite and into one of the fantastic warm Kaamos hotel rooms for your second night.
During the day you have time to undertake one of the many fantastic winter activities at the Icehotel. In particular, we recommend one of the great dogsledding adventures on offer.
This evening we will take our dining experience out into nature for the Wilderness dinner. Taste the season on this delicious dinner experience in the woodlands. You head out to a secluded wilderness camp . The eight seasons, each with its own characteristics, inspires the exclusive three-course wilderness dinner made and served by your guide. Enjoy the wonderful flavours of the current season.
Back at the Icehotel you might finish the evening with a drink in the Ice-bar or out down by the frozen river looking for the northern lights.
Day 7: Journey home from Kiruna
After a fond farewell to the Icehotel you will transfer to the Kiruna Airport.
All activities are part of a small group unless noted as private.
Price quoted is an example only, subject to availability and supplier changes and should be reconfirmed before formal a quote to clients.
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