7 Nights (Autumn - 1 sep to 15 Oct)

Swedish Lapland Coast to Mountains – Autumn

Join us on this fantastic and very exclusive Autumn tour cross Swedish Lapland from coast to mountains in search of the Northern Lights and Swedish and Sami Culture.

Starting on the coast of Swedish Lapland near Luleå and travelling north west across the arctic circle to Kiruna you will enjoy the food and culture of the region and meet some amazing people in a wide range of small scale and personal lodges and hotels.

The northern lights are seen often in the Autumn time and with 7 nights in the region your chances are good. At each location we have a northern lights activity or your hosts will show the best ways to see the lights from their lodge or hotel.

  • Brändön Lodge, Arctic Retreat, Sapmi Nature Camp & Icehotel
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Full board
  • Twin share



Day 1: Arrival in Luleå – Brändön Lodge

After arrival at Luleå airport you will be met by your host who will take you on a guided transfer to Brändön Lodge. The first afternoon is well spent checking in, getting to know us and relaxing.

A delicious 2 course dinner awaits you in the restaurant in the evening.

After dinner your guide will take you on a northern lights hunt along the archipelago coast.

Dinner is a 3 course meal in the Brändön Lodge Restaurant.

Overnight Cabin Brändön Lodge FB

Day 2: Brändön Lodge

Closeness to nature is part of our daily life and today we will spend some time together discussing the forest and the nature that surrounds us. We will give you some tips on how to live and stay safe in the arctic region in our Nordic Wilderness Skills activity, that includes lunch.  Look for tracks and signs from the variety of wildlife that lives in the area. In the afternoon, you can relax, take a walk or consider one of the many optional activities available.

Dinner this evening will be part of an outdoor activity where we head out on a guided walk to look for and hopefully photograph the northern lights.

Overnight Cabin Brändön Lodge FB

Day 3: Journey to Arctic Retreat

Today we will enjoy a guided tour via the Gammelstad World Heritage Village on our way to Arctic Retreat.

Arctic Retreat is a beautiful and very small scale log cabin retreat on the banks of the Råne River. Here you will check into one of the three cabins and enjoy a fantastic lunch and dinner. In the afternoon we will take a hike through the local forest along the river.

In the evening you will be able to look for the northern lights from the deck of your cabin or perhaps from your private Jacuzzi.

Overnight in a cabin at Arctic Retreat, FB

Day 4: Arctic Retreat

On our second day at Arctic Retreat we will spend the day on one of several optional activities including

  • fat or gravel biking
  • hiking
  • canoeing

Lunch and another fantastic 3-course dinner are again included.  In the evening dinner will be served at the restaurant. After dinner, we will walk to the Aurora lookout hut overlooking the river rapids with a great view to the north. We will check regularly to see if the lights have come out. to try and find the lights.

Overnight in a cabin at Arctic Retreat, FB

Day 5: Transfer to Sapmi Nature Camp

Our transfer guide will meet the guests at the Arctic Retreat for the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Sapmi Nature Camp. We will take a little longer however as we stop in Jokkmokk to visit the Ajtee Sami and Mountain museum. We will arrive mid-afternoon and spend the rest of the stay settling in and getting to know Lennart our Sami host and moving into one of five glamping style Teepee tents.

This is a deep dive into Sami Culture. Overnight in a Lavvu Deluxe or Standard Lavvu Teepee at Sapmi Nature, FB

Day 6: Sapmi Nature Camp

Today will be a day with Lennart exploring the mountain area that is their traditional reindeer herding lands.

If we are lucky we might even spot some reindeer as they wander the mountain valleys in search of food.

Overnight in a Lavvu Deluxe or Standard Lavvu Teepee at Sapmi Nature, FB

Day 7: Icehotel

Waking to a new day by the Luleå river and after enjoying breakfast we will transfer to the Icehotel. Here you will check in for your first night in a cold Art suite or Deluxe suite or if you are not so brave a warm Kaamos hotel room.

This evening we have arranged a special dinner for you. The 5 course Ice menu.

Overnight in 1 x Kaamos Superior room, Icehotel, FB


Overnight in 1 x Deluxe Ice Suite, Icehotel, FB.
Note the Icehotel has year-round Deluxe or Art ice rooms available in their 365 hotel.

Day 8: Journey home from Kiruna

After breakfast your transfer will be arranged at a suitable time to take you to the Kiruna airport or train station for your journey home.

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