Snowmobile & Northern Lights at Icehotel, Sweden Snowmobile & Northern Lights at Icehotel, Sweden

Essential Swedish Lapland

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

The territory of Lapland, covers the northern most regions of Norway, Sweden and Finland. This region is well known for sightings of the Northern lights. In Lapland, there are various accommodation options.

We are often asked when is the best time to see the Northern Lights is, and while it is never a guarantee that one will see them, the Northern Lights season in Arctic Europe is November through March.  While most people are drawn to Arctic Europe with their dream of chasing the Northern Lights, the region has so much more to offer.  For this reason, we encourage our guests to visit between December and March, when the snow pack is at it’s peak, the days are shorter and the possibility of seeing the lights is at their highest. 

Swedish Lapland is home to some of the best winter activities in the region. From snowshoeing and hiking, to horse riding and husky safaris, the region has plenty to offer every visitor.

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$2,875 per person, based on two guests traveling together.

Day 1
Arrival | Stockholm

Upon arrival into Stockholm, you will be greeted outside of baggage claim and transferred to your hotel.

Exeter Services: Transfers

Hotel: Hotel At Six

Day 2
Stockholm | Stockholm Vasa Ship - Stockholm, Sweden

This morning, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby for a visit to Gamla Stan (Old Town) to explore the narrow winding streets and historic buildings. Storkyrkan, the Great Church, is set in the heart of Old Town. Dating back to the early 1500’s the Lutheran church is Gothic design and has been the setting for numerous Royal weddings.

You will also find Tyska Kyrkan, in Old Town. The church is referred to as the “German Church” as it was created for German merchants who had settled in the area. The church’s bells can be heard ringing though Old Town numerous times a day.

During your walk, you will pass by Riddarhust, the House of Nobility, dating back to the 17th century which now houses the records of the Swedish Nobility.  In past years it served as House of the Lords and a concert hall.

The Royal Palace, the official residence of the King of Sweden, is also set in Old Town. Your guide will take you to the Royal Armoury an award-winning museum situated in an atmospheric cellar vault beneath the Royal Palace in Stockholm.  Here you will find a stunning collection of armors, royal clothing and parade coaches

Continue onto to Djurgården, a natural resort in the heart of Stockholm. Here you will visit the Vasa Museum. This is Scandinavia’s most visited museum, for its maritime history and Housing of the Vasa warship.  The Vasa, perhaps the grandest and most ambitious ship ever to be built in Sweden, is the city’s prized treasure.  She capsized and sank straight to the bottom on her maiden voyage in the 17th century only to be salvaged nearly 333 years later in 1961.

Exeter Services: Car, Driver & Guide (4 hours)

Hotel: Hotel At Six

Day 3
Kiruna | Kiruna Northern Lights, Lapland

This morning, you will be greeted by your driver for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Kiruna. Cost of flight is not included.

Upon arrival into Kiruna, you will be greeted and transferred to the ICEHotel located close by in Jukkasjärvi. Transfer by dog sled can be arranged for an additional cost.

This evening, check-into your “Cold Room” at the Ice Hotel. Your accommodations include a connecting warm private bathroom. Warm clothing and a sleeping bag are included.

Exeter Services: Transfers

Hotel: Ice Hotel

Day 4
Jukkasjärvi | Jukkasjärvi Dog Sledding, Lapland

Days at leisure to enjoy activities. Cost not included.

Activities to enjoy include the following:

  • Dog sledding

  • Skiing

  • Snowmobiling

  • Fishing

  • Reindeer Sledding

  • Sami Village Visit

  • Ice Sculpting

    These next two evening you will be accommodated in a “warm room.”

    Exeter Services: None

Hotel: Ice Hotel

Day 5
Kiruna | Kiruna Icehotel, Sweden

Days at leisure to enjoy activities. Cost not included.

Activities to enjoy include the following:

  • Dog sledding

  • Skiing

  • Snowmobiling

  • Fishing

  • Reindeer Sledding

  • Sami Village Visit

  • Ice Sculpting

    These next two evening you will be accommodated in a “warm room.”

    Exeter Services: None

Hotel: Ice Hotel

Day 6
Departure | Departure Icehotel, Sweden

Your driver will meet you for your transfer back to Kiruna Airport. Please note other participants may be on this transfer. Cost of flight not included.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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