Price from £1,990pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, guided activities, meals and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Sweden
BROCHURE CODE: 5418

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Balanced
  • Suitable for: Anybody over the age of 18. See our terms for further information.
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  • Flights: Return flights from London to Kiruna (via Stockholm). Flight routes subject to change
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers (Please note that a supplement may be charged depending on arrival and departure time)
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in a double room at Aurora Mountain Lodge (cabin upgrades available - supplements apply)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners (please note that only 6 dinners are included if you spend your final night in the ICEHOTEL®)
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Husky safari, Nothern Lights lavvu walk, Sámi culture and reindeer experience, snowmobile safari, Aurora mountain snowmobile tour, a visit to the ICEHOTEL® (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

Surrounded by the mountainous wilderness of Swedish Lapland, Aurora Mountain Lodge is a stunning, tranquil base in the north of Sweden – just the place for trying activities in the snow and searching for the Northern Lights.

You will spend seven nights at this inviting retreat, heading out for some classic winter experiences. Steer a husky sled over the snow and feel the thrill as the energetic pack pulls you along. Explore at speed as you drive snowmobiles through the magnificent tundra. Dropping the pace, you will also spend time at a local reindeer farm and learn about the traditional lifestyle of Sweden’s native Sámi people.

On one night, you will take snowmobiles up Nunasvaara Mountain to a prime viewpoint for spotting the Northern Lights. You can also book additional Aurora activities for other nights in your itinerary – these include a soothing Northern Lights snowshoe walk and an Aurora excursion by snowmobile, or by a snowmobile-pulled sled. Details of these can be found in the ‘Personalise’ section.

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We have included plenty of free time for you to get acquainted with the area at your own pace. Why not book a superb six-hour Arctic Tundra Tour by snowmobile and put your driving skills to the test in the amazing landscape? You can also fully relax and spend time in the sauna by your lodge using the free passes included for your holiday – a truly Swedish experience.

On the penultimate day of your itinerary, you will visit the unmissable ICEHOTEL®. Built entirely of ice and snow, it has a series of extraordinary frozen rooms filled with sculptures and artwork. Better still, you can also spend the last night of your trip there or in the brand new ICEHOTEL365®! (Supplements apply.)

During this trip, you will stay at the beautiful Aurora Mountain Lodge, which offers trendy, Scandinavian-style accommodation with a modern yet welcoming atmosphere. Full board meals are included and you can choose to stay in a comfy double room or upgrade to a cabin.

©Explore the North, Asaf Kliger www.icehotel.com design by John Bark and Charli Kasselback, Michael Törnkvist, Graeme Richardson
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  • Arctic Tundra snowmobile tour

    From £218pp

    Give your snowmobiling skills a real test and get fully introduced to the Swedish Lapland environment with this six-hour tour. You will zoom over a spread of tundra terrain, covering around 70 to 80km in total. A stop will be made for a filling fire-cooked lunch before you set off again and complete the journey.

    You will ride two people per vehicle, swapping the roles of driver and passenger along the way. You can also upgrade to drive a snowmobile by yourself. Please note that anyone wishing to drive must be 18 years or older and in possession of a full driving licence.

    Price: £218 per person
    Duration: 6 hours
    Available: On request


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  • Northern Lights snowshoe walk

    From: £70pp

    Snowshoeing is a traditional means of getting around in Swedish Lapland and is a wonderfully calm way to go looking for the Northern Lights. Follow a guide on white trails and watch as the surroundings you have become familiar with during the day transform at night. Stopping along the way, you will sit around a fire with a hot drink and sweet bun in hand and learn about the Northern Lights, which will hopefully light up the skies above.

    Price: £70 per person
    Duration: 2 hours
    Available: On request

    Image credit: Explore the North
  • Aurora mountain tour by snowmobile-pulled sled

    From: £70pp

    This tour allows you to sit back and relax as you travel at speed in search of the Northern Lights. As your guide drives you along, you can pay full attention to the skies above as you try and spot the Aurora. You will be taken up Nunasvaara Mountain, which offers the perfect location for seeing a display. Here, you will gather around a fire with hot drinks and sweet snacks, watching for the Northern Lights before heading back to your lodge.
    Available: On request

    Price: £70 per person
    Duration: 3 – 4 hours
    Available: On request

  • Aurora mountain by snowmobile

    From: £138pp

    You may wish to return to Nunasvaara Mountain by snowmobile and try your luck at spotting the Aurora again. Driving up with a guide to lead the way, you will take a break around a fire with a hot drink and sweet bun to keep you fuelled up. As your guide tells you about the Northern Lights, they may well make an appearance in the skies above!

    You will travel two people per snowmobile, swapping the roles of driver and passenger along the way. Anyone wishing to drive must be 18 years or older and in possession of a full driving licence.

    Price: £138 per person
    Duration: 3 hours
    Available: On request

  • Spend a night in the ICEHOTEL®

    From: £30pp

    Following your tour of the magnificent ICEHOTEL®, you will have the chance to spend the last night of your holiday in one of the spectacular cold rooms, rather than heading back to the Aurora Mountain Lodge. The night at the ICEHOTEL® does not include dinner and so your holiday will include one less evening meal than stated in the 'What's included' section of the holiday page. We can, however, make dinner reservations on your behalf.

    The details of all of the room options available can be seen below and our Travel Experts will be happy to check availability and provide a quotation for you.

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    The ICEHOTEL® will be home to ICEHOTEL 365 from November 2016. This 2200 metre squared specially designed, permanent ice art hall will house luxury and art suites, an ice bar, sculpture gallery and an event hall. The environmentally friendly concept serves to make the ICEHOTEL® a year round destination with a permanent building holding the same standard and visual design as the ice and snow building, which will be available alongside it during winter.

    The classic ICEHOTEL® structure is constructed usually by mid-December using around 30,000 tonnes of snow and ice with ice blocks harvested from the nearby Torne River. This winter-only structure is home to the ice rooms, winter suites and chapel and so these will not be available for visits prior to the building's completion. Come summer, this section of the hotel simply melts back into the river from which it came.

    The hotel consists of several buildings including the classic ice building and ICEHOTEL 365.

    Please contact us to discuss this upgrade option in detail.


    Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

    Image credits: Hans Olof, Tjasa Gusfors, David Andren, Asaf Kliger & ICEHOTEL, Anna Katrin Kraus & Hans Aesch

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Next year's provisional dates and prices

You can secure places on your chosen holiday for next year by making a ‘pre-reservation’ and paying a deposit. All departure dates, prices and itineraries for next season are provisional and subject to change. We will contact you when the final details are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit in full. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Dates
Fri 01 Dec 2017
to Fri 08 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 1,990 Single Adult£ 2,345
Fri 08 Dec 2017
to Fri 15 Dec 2017
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Fri 15 Dec 2017
to Fri 22 Dec 2017
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Adults£ 2,160 Single Adult£ 2,515
Sat 06 Jan 2018
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Sun 21 Jan 2018
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Sun 28 Jan 2018
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Sun 04 Feb 2018
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Sun 11 Feb 2018
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Sun 18 Feb 2018
to Sun 25 Feb 2018
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Sun 25 Feb 2018
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Sun 04 Mar 2018
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Sun 11 Mar 2018
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Sun 18 Mar 2018
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Sun 25 Mar 2018
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Sun 01 Apr 2018
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Holiday group size (approximate)

Approximately 2 - 12 people

Group sizes
Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Minimum age

Whilst Artisan Travel only sells holidays to those aged 18 years and over on a small selection of holidays there may be those under the age of 18 who have booked with other companies and where our local supplier also allow those under 18 to participate (additional activities during tailor made holidays for example). Our travel experts will answer any concerns you may have in this regard.

Medical History and advice

You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

We cannot be held responsible for any incident or event arising from your failure to do so.

Experience and fitness

Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition is provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required.If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost everyday.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally
In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.


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