Sweden Northern Lights Adventure

Stay at the extraordinary Treehotel in Swedish Lapland and at the world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. The tour starts in Stockholm taking you north by overnight train to your Swedish winter wonderland. Observe the Northern Lights from Abisko's Aurora Sky Station in the dark polar nights.

Duration

6 days

Transportation

Train

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Stockholm according to your own itinerary
  • Accommodation in Stockholm

Arrival in Stockholm according to your own itinerary. The capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands and you are never far from water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, the archipelago of 24 000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest include the Vasa Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and much more. Accommodation in Stockholm.

Add extra nights in Stockholm - From EUR 95 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Day at leisure
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Vasa Museum
    • The Old Town
    • Long distance Ice Skating
    • Royal Canal tour
    • Stockholm Winter cruise
  • Overnight train from Stockholm to Boden

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day exploring Stockholm, both by land and by sea. We recommend one of the optional sightseeing tours, i.e. the Stockholm Winter cruise where the guide on board the boat tells interesting facts and stories about Stockholm, or perhaps try your skills at long distance ice skating on the numerous large and small lakes of Lake Mälaren. In the evening you will depart by overnight train to Boden. Accommodation in a sleeping compartment onboard the train.

Compartment included during the overnight train ride

  • Morning arrival by train to Boden
  • Transfer from Boden train station to the Treehotel
  • Day at leisure in Harads (Treehotel)
  • Recommended activities:
    • Dog sledding
    • Snow shoeing
    • Guided tour of the Treehotel
    • Ice fishing
  • Accommodation at the Treehotel

Morning arrival by train to Boden. From here you will be transferred for 30 minutes into the boreal forest of Swedish Lapland. The Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river. The village has a population of about 600 people and it features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at the Treehotel, you will check in at Britta’s Guest House. From here it is a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your tree room. The eco-friendly Treehotel consists of five rooms, each designed by a different Swedish architect, nestled between 4 to 6 metres up in the pines. Here you can enjoy the quiet, timelessness and harmony that are found in the tree and the surroundings. You can also join one of the optional winter activities. Britta’s Guest House has an authentic 1930-50’s setting and offers a restaurant, bar, sauna, TV, and internet. Accommodation in a tree room (see hotel description for further details).

Accommodation included at the Treehotel

  • Breakfast at the Britta’s Guest House
  • Transfer from the Treehotel to Boden train station
  • Train from Boden to Abisko (arrival at approx. 4pm)
  • Return ticket by cable car to Aurora Sky Station, including hire of warm Aurora watchers overall and a guided tour
  • 4-course dinner at the Aurora Sky Station (Hotel Category GOLD only).
  • Accommodation at Abisko Tourist Station

Breakfast at Britta’s Guest House followed by transfer to Boden for your onward 5,5-hour train journey to Abisko. In Abisko you will stay at Abisko Tourist Station, located only a few minutes’ walk from the chairlift going up to the Aurora Sky Station. Before travelling up to the station in the evening you will be provided with warm overalls and blankets. The mountain station is an excellent location to observe the Northern lights since there is no air pollution and the nearby lake Torne träsk, "the blue hole of Abisko” is said to keep the skies above the mountain station clear, even when fog covers other parts of Lapland. Upon arrival you will join a guided tour. At the Aurora Sky Station you will find a panorama café selling coffee, tea, cakes and sandwiches, a souvenir shop and look-out tower. There is also a Northern Lights exhibition, which emphasizes observing and understanding the Northern Lights. The observations are made with help of both radio receivers and Northern Lights cameras. Please note that for guests booking category GOLD, a 4-course dinner is included at the restaurant. Accommodation at Abisko Tourist Station.

Add extra nights in Abisko - From EUR 155 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Train from Abisko to Kiruna
  • Transfer from Kiruna train station to Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel
  • Afternoon at leisure in Jukkasjärvi.
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Snowmobile Northern Lights tour
    • Northern Lights tour on horseback
  • Overnight at the Ice Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. At noon you will travel by train from Abisko to Kiruna where a representative from the Ice hotel will assist you with further transfer to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. The Ice Hotel is Scandinavia's original, as well as largest ice hotel in the world. Each year the ice hotel is built from ice from the Torne River, and artists from all over the world gather in the small village of Jukkasjärvi to create the Ice Hotel and all its art made of snow and ice. The interior is always between -5°C to -8°C, even when it gets up to -37°C outside. The Ice Hotel opens each year in the middle of December while some building work will continue into early January where guests can watch the creation of this masterpiece.

This afternoon we recommend joining one of the optional winter activities or rent your own cross country skies or snowshoeing equipment and head off on your own. In the evening, guests can dine at the Ice Hotel Restaurant, or at the authentic and charming Old Homestead Restaurant. There are also several optional Northern Lights tours on offer in the evening. Accommodation at the Ice Hotel, in rooms furnished with furniture made from ice and snow. You will sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on comfortable reindeer skins in a special bed built of snow and ice (please see hotel description for further details about the Ice Hotel and dining options).

Accommodation included at the Ice Hotel

  • Morning sauna, followed by breakfast
  • Departure from Kiruna according to your own itinerary. Transfer to Kiruna airport or train station is included

In the morning you will wake up to a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Take a walk to the sauna to warm up before breakfast is served at the restaurant. The morning is at your own leisure and we recommend joining one of the winter activities such as dog sledding, where you can experience driving your own team of huskies. Departure from Kiruna is according to your own itinerary, but you can also choose to stay one more night in warm accommodation at the Ice Hotel. Transfer to Kiruna airport or train station is included on your departure day.

Tour category

Scandic Norra Bantorget Hotel

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Elite Hotel Adlon

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included: 

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • Overnight train from Stockholm to Boden. Accommodation in shared 6-berth sleeping compartment.
  • 1 night in a "Tree Room" at the Treehotel, including breakfast
  • 1 night in a “Ice Room” at Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel, including warm facilities as described, including breakfast.
  • Return transfer from the train station in Boden to the Treehotel.
  • Train from Boden to Abisko
  • Return transfer from the train station/airport in Kiruna to the Ice Hotel
  • Train from Abisko to Kiruna
  • Return ticket by cable car to Aurora Sky Station, including warm aurora watchers overall and a guided tour.
    • The Sky Station is open Nov. 30 - Mar. 31. There will be a reduction in the tour price outside this period.
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)
  • Private sleeping compartment on the overnight train from Stockholm to Boden.
  • Guests booking category GOLD will be staying at a “Art Suite Winter" at
  • Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel.
  • Exclusive 4-course dinner at Aurora Sky Station in Abisko.
    • The Sky Station is open Nov. 30 - Mar. 31. There will be a reduction in the tour price outside this period.

The Ice Hotel opens December 14 2018. When booking a tour between November 26 and December 13 you will spend the night in an Art Suite at Icehotel 365, the permanent ice hotel structure which opened in 2016.

Travelling before December 14 2018:
This tour is available from November 26, but please be aware that you will then stay in an Art Suite at the Icehotel 365, which is the all year ice hotel (regardless of the hotel category booked). The seasonal ice hotel is under construction and this is a great opportunity for a behind the scenes experience. Please note that some of the optional winter activities might not be available though.

ABISKO: Additional costs on New Year’s Eve:
On New Year's Eve there will be a supplement for the visit at the Aurora Sky Station as per below:

  • EUR 27,- per person. This includes a glass of champagne and Swedish style canapés which will be served at midnight.