Between the coast and the mountains of Swedish Lapland lie vast forests, wild rivers and wildlife.
There is a great diversity between the modern coastal city of Luleå, a city characterized by urban nature, and the life of the Sami – Scandinavia’s only indigenous people who we’ll get to know by visiting a Sami at his reindeer farm and through the visit to Ájtte – the Swedish Sami and mountain museum in Jokkmokk. Highlights of Swedish Lapland is a round trip that includes all the elements that will make your experience of the region complete, from the coast to the mountains. Some of the attractions include: Luleå Ice track, Icehotel, Treehotel, Gammelstad Church Town World Heritage Site and exploration activities in the frozen archipelago like pack ice safari with snowmobile and husky safari.
Day 1: Arrival in Luleå – Luleå city tour & Gammelstad church town
Arrival at Luleå Airport and upon arrival transfer and check-in at our centrally located hotel in Luleå. We’ll get to know the city of Luleå by bus with a stop at harbour and the ice breaker ships and visit Gammelstad Church Town, where we’ll get a guided tour on foot of the best preserved church towns in the world. Transfer back to hotel where we’ll enjoy a buffet dinner.
Day 2: Kiruna – reindeer & Icehotel
Early breakfast and transfer heading north to Kiruna. We’ll make a stop at a reindeer farm, where the farmer will welcome us with stories about the life of the Sami before we take a short trial sledge ride through the forest. (About 1 km) The visit includes an outdoor lunch. (Reindeer farm visit 3 h). Transfer to Jukkasjärvi and Icehotel where we’ll get a guided tour of the world famous site. Transfer to Kiruna and our accommodation where we’ll enjoy a buffet dinner.
Optional activity on request: Night Visit at Aurora Sky Station
Optional accommodation on request: Icehotel
Day 3: Kiruna to Luleå – Ájtté Museum & Treehotel
After breakfast we’ll head south. First stop is a visit to the Old Church of Lapland in Jukkasjärvi. Lunchtime arrival to Jokkmokk where we enjoy a lunch before our guided visit at Ájtte – The Swedish museum of Sami and mountains. Continuing south we will also visit the Treehotel in Harads where we’ll get a guided tour and enjoy a typical ‘Swedish fika’. Transfer to Luleå and check in at our centrally located hotel.
Optional accommodation on request: Treehotel
Day 4: Luleå – Adventures in the archipelago
After breakfast transfer to Brändön Lodge. First activity is a pack ice safari by snowmobile. An experienced guide will go through safety procedures before the safari begins. In the outer archipelago we can experience up to piles of ice up to 10 metres high (3 h safari). Lunch at the lodge before we’ll get to know the huskies that will take us for a ride in the forest (2 h safari). Transfer back to Luleå where we’ll enjoy a buffet dinner.
Activities on the Ice Road: KICK SLED, SEGWAY ON ICE ETC. www.explorelulea.com
Day 5: Departure
Breakfast before transfer to the airport.