Treehotel, Northern Lights & Tromsø

Visit Stockholm and travel from there to the extraordinary Treehotel in Swedish Lapland and the famous Aurora Sky station in Abisko where you have excellent chances of observing the Northern Lights. From Sweden you travel further north to Norway to visit the Northern Lights city of Tromsø.

Duration

7 days

Transportation

Train, Bus

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 Swedish capital has a 750 year old history and a rich cultural life. Stockholm offers many places of interest such as the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, the City hall and Gamla Stan (Old Town) - one of the best preserved medieval city centers in Europe. You will find everything from historical buildings to trendy bars and cafes, modern shopping malls to unique boutiques and from vibrant city life to the tranquility of the Stockholm archipelago. Accommodation in Stockholm.

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

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Vasa Museum
    • The Old Town
    • Long distance Ice Skating
    • Royal Canal boat tour
    • Stockholm Panorama bus tour
  • 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, e.g. the Stockholm Panorama which will give you a good impression of the city and its sights or perhaps try your skills at long distance ice skating on the numerous large and small lakes of Lake Mälaren. Around 21:00 hrs your overnight train to Boden departs from Stockholm. (If you wish to have access to your hotel room during the day then an extra night needs to be booked). Accommodation in a sleeping compartment on board the train.

Compartment included during the overnight train

  • Transfer from Boden train station to the Treehotel in Harads
  • Day at leisure at Treehotel
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Dog sledding
    • Snowshoe trekking
  • Accommodation at the Treehotel

Arrival at Boden train station around 10:30 hrs. Transfer from the train station to the Treehotel is included. 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 there it is a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your tree room. The eco-friendly Treehotel consists of six 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. In winter, you can hire snow shoes, cross country skies or a kick sled and explore the surroundings on your own. You can also relax at the Tree Sauna or the hot tub. Britta’s Guest House has an authentic 1930-50’s setting and offers a restaurant, bar, sauna, TV, and internet access. Accommodation in a tree room (see hotel description for further details).

Accommodation included at the Treehotel

  • Breakfast at the Treehotel
  • Transfer from Treehotel to Boden Train station.
  • Train from Boden to Abisko
  • Return ticket by cable car to Aurora Sky Station in the evening, including hire of warm aurora watchers overall and a guided tour
    • In November: Only possible on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Exclusive 4-course dinner at Aurora Sky Station (Hotel Category GOLD only; see experiences for upgrade price when booking Hotel Category SILVER)
  • Accommodation at Abisko Tourist Station

Breakfast at the Treehotel followed by a 35-minute transfer to the Boden Train Station. Around 11:00 in the morning you take a train from Boden to Abisko with arrival in the afternoon around 16:30 (there is a departure at 6am as well in case you want to add activities in Abisko today). The Abisko hotel is located in walking distance from the train station. In the evening you will take the chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station, giving you amazing views and excellent chances to spot the Northern Lights. The sky above the mountain station is often clear, even when fog covers other parts of Lapland so the chances to spot the Northern Lights are excellent. You will be provided with warm overalls and blankets.
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 (possibility to upgrade to this for hotel category SILVER, see experiences). Accommodation at Abisko Tourist Station. If you are interested to experience some of the optional activities available at Abisko we recommend an extra night here.

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

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Abisko to Narvik
  • Bus from Narvik to Tromsø
  • Accommodation in Tromsø

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure before taking a train from Abisko to Narvik. This is a panoramic train ride through the mountaineous Abisko National Park and down to the fjord. In Narvik you change to a bus and drive to Tromsø. Arrival in Tromsø in the evening. Accommodation in Tromsø.

If you are interested in visiting the Polar Park in Bardu north of Narvik (and on the way to Tromsø), you need to spend an extra night in Narvik; please see experiences for more information. 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Tromsø.
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Sami culture & reindeer sleigh ride
    • Snowmobile Safari
    • Dog sledding
    • Snowshoe Trekking
  • Accommodation in Tromsø

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to experience Tromsø, often referred to as Paris of the North due to its lively atmosphere. Sights of interest in Tromsø include the Arctic Cathedral, Polaria, the Polar Museum and the Northern Light Planetarium. Today you will also have the possibility to join one of the optional winter activities, please see add-ons for more details. In the evening we recommend having dinner at one of Tromsø’s excellent restaurants. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Add extra nights in Tromsø - From EUR 79 per person per night

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Departure from the Tromsø according to your own itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary. If you would like to experience more winter activities, how about adding an extra night, an overnight adventure or maybe a cruise by Hurtigruten to Kirkenes where you find a snow hotel?

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: 

  • 4 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 Tree Hotel, including breakfast
  • Return transfer from the train station Boden to the Treehotel
  • Train from Boden to Abisko
  • Return ticket by cable car to Aurora Sky Station, including warm aurora watchers overall and a guided tour.
  • Train from Abisko to Narvik
  • Bus from Narvik to Tromsø
  • 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.
  • Exclusive 4-course dinner at Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

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.

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