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.
This tour can commence 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.
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 23:00 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.
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).
Breakfast at the Treehotel followed by a 35 minute transfer to the Boden Train Station. Around 11:00 oclock in the morning you take a train from Boden to Abisko with arrival in the afternoon around 16:30. The Abisko hotel is located in walking distance from the train station. In the evening you will go with the chairlift that goes up to 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 1, a 4-course dinner is included at the restaurant. 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.
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.
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary.