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5 days - Northern Lights Winter Tour to Swedish Lapland

Sparkling crystals all over. The snow is so light, and the beautiful cold throws the most phenomenal colors up to the sky. Come and join a short highlights tour in the Swedish winter. Your local hosts will share the secrets of the arctic and bring you out safely into the vast nature of Lapland.

The Swedish winter experience is intense in everything. Get ready to drive a snowmobile over frozen lakes. Meet Siberian huskies and learn how to build a perfect racing team. Feed the reindeers on the farm and cook coffee at the fire. May there be Northern Lights, your local hosts will take you to the best spots to take your own pictures under the magic sky full of colors in the middle of the night.

This short tour is family-friendly and all tours can be guided in different languages.

Day 1
Arrive Luleå and transfer to your lodge
Day 2
Snow scooter tour through the winter wonderland
Day 3
Dogsledding with local huskies
Day 4
Sámi – Culture and Reindeer
Day 5
Departure Day
Start/End Place
Luleå, Sweden tours
Country Visited
Sweden tours
Duration
5 Days
Suitability
Easy

Details

Transportation

Airport Transfer

Included
  • Transfer Airport from Luleå airport or bus station - Övertorneå, Haparanda/Tornio, Kalix, Luleå
  • 4 nights twin share with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Dogsled ride into the winter wonderland
  • Snowmobile ride and ice fishing
  • Reindeer Visit
  • Free wifi
  • Free access to toboggans and sleds. New sled park and snow labyrinth coming for 2020.
  • Warm winter clothes/overall, winter shoes provided and included
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Booking with Confidence - we want you to be confident in booking with 50 Degrees North, and we will always have your best interest and safety in mind. In these times of uncertainty during the COVID-19 crisis, we have put in place further measures to make booking with us easier and more flexible.
Not Included

Flights, meals other than described, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

Optional tours can include Sauna and Hottub (2 hours), Ice Fishing (1 hour), Ice Rally Driving (30 mins), and Show Shoeing (various length, Northern Lights evening).

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Luleå and transfer to your lodge

Arrive Luleå and transfer to your lodge, 2 hours drive. Check-in, welcome drink and greeting by the hosts by the fire. Introduction of the program. The daily morning mail is ready on your table at breakfast and informs you about the program, weather forecasts, evening menu and northern lights forecast. Get your winter overalls, boots, hats and gloves. Then 3-course dinner will be served in the restaurant. The evening ends by the fire in the traditional Sami lounge from 1720.

The first northern lights may already have appeared outside so head out for a look on the patio with your hosts.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Swedish Lapland Lodge

Day 2 - Snow scooter tour through the winter wonderland

After breakfast, head out for a fast-paced snow scooter tour. During the briefing you will learn everything you need to know. A short round of tests will help you to familiarize yourself with the snow scooter. The drive takes us over frozen lakes, through snowcovered forests and up to the fells.

During the break your guides will make a fire and enjoy a warming coffee or lingonberry juice. After the return journey there is a warm soup in our Sami lounge. Optionally, we recommend a visit to the Arctic Moose Farm. The afternoon is free. For dinner, three courses are served in the restaurant. Then we end the day in the Sami lounge by the fire.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Dogsledding with local huskies

A highlight, the Siberian Huskies, a real racing team. The visit to the husky farm is very impressive. You get to know all dogs and are allowed to ask any questions that you always wanted to have answered. How do you plan a real racing team? How much do the dogs eat? Do they even sleep during a day-long race? Afterwards there is a ride on the sledge of approx. 45 minutes with a real racing team with 10-12 dogs. AMAZING! Back at the camp, the dogs can be cuddled and praised for their performance. A hot coffee and a snack are waiting for you by the fire.

Back at the lodge, a soup is served in the Sami lounge. For dinner, three courses are served in the restaurant.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Sámi – Culture and Reindeer

This day is dedicated to the indigenous people of the arctic tundra, the Sámi. These traditional people, who followed the reindeer herds just a few decades ago, have a lot to tell. We head north and stop at the Kattilakoski rapids. We tell you about the border river Torne, the history and the Tornedal. Then we drive to the Arctic Circle, where a joint jump over the polar circle should not be missing. About 20 minutes later we arrive at the reindeer butcher. He is a master in refining reindeer meat. In a short film we learn everything about breeding and butchery. Its smoked products had won many awards.

Back to the lodge, we visit the reindeers. We tell you everything about the cosy animals. You are allowed to go into the magical forest, meet the reindeer and also feed them. Back at the lodge, there is a warm soup in the Sámi lounge. The afternoon is free and can be spent on optional activities. 3 course dinner in the restaurant and end the day by the fire in the Sámi lounge.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 5 - Departure Day

Your local hosts say goodbye and thank you sharing this fantastic time. But they will not let you go empty-handed. A surprise is waiting for you.

Transfer and Hej då!

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Price per person, twin share. Upgrade to new suites also available. Children between 5 - 12 years old, 50% discount. Family quad is 2 adults and 2 children sharing a cabin.

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Valid To
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Accommodation
1 Dec 2020
31 Mar 2021
1 Dec 2020
31 Mar 2021
AUD 2,127
Limited availability
Standard
1 Dec 2020
31 Mar 2021
1 Dec 2020
31 Mar 2021
AUD 6,890
Limited availability
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