Located on an island on the coast of Swedish Lapland is Brändön Lodge.
The charming cabin village Brändön Lodge over looks the frozen sea and islands of the Luleå archipelago. The Luleå archipelago has a total of 1300 islands and only 100 residents and is a unique wilderness environment where the sea around the island freezes up to a meter thick in winter. Behind the lodge is forest, deep with snow in the winter and lush and green in the summer. Here are native animals such as reindeer and moose, fox and eagle, all things we can see on our variety of activities all year round.
The main building is a log cabin that includes restaurant, a lounge and relaxing area. Surrounding the log cabin are 15 cabins facing towards the sea. Each cabin has been recently renovated during 2015-16 and includes 1 one bathroom, two bedrooms with 2 single beds in each room of which one can be transformed into a double bed. There is also a lounge room and a front facing covered porch.
Brändön Lodge is the departure point for a range of fantastic winter activities including the amazing Archipelago Pack Ice Snowmobile tour, dogsledding, a Hovercraft tour, Evening Northern Lights tours, Aurora Hideaway dinner, ice-fishing, Snowshoeing learn and learning Nordic Winter skills. The lodge has reindeer on the property for guests to visit and perhaps feed and there are even small slopes for tobogganing.
The hotel cabins in the winter time are prepared to hotel standard with linen, daily cleaning and breakfast included. Winter clothing, including overalls, boots, gloves and hats are provided to all guests to keep you cosy and warm in our arctic winter climate. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the winter season and we recommend that guests booking book full board in advance at this time of year.
The summer in the Luleå region is warm and often sunny and a great location for enjoying swimming at our small beach, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and visiting attractions in the local area including the World Heritage Gammalstad Church village. Boat tours in the beautiful archipelago is offered daily from Luleå city centre. Bookable from the lodge. In the summer the cabins are maintained to a simple cabin standard which includes linen. Breakfast and cleaning are optional extras. The cabins have a small kitchen enabling guests to cook simple meals in the summer. The restaurant is open daily also for lunches and dinners
The autumn at Brändön Lodge is a season of colour as the birch trees prepare for winter, the berries ripen on the forest floor and mushroom sprout. This is thus the season for foraging and preparing delicious meals from natures pantry. This is also a great time to see the northern lights before the deep cold of winter arrives and by day we have a range of activities in and around the archipelago. These include boat trips to local island to enjoy an outdoor lunch, a seal safari by boat, outdoor cooking and foraging and our wilderness skills activity. There is also fishing and bike riding and kayaking to fill in some wonderful autumn days at Brändön Lodge.