Sweden and Norway - The Ultimate Midnight Sun Safari
- Duration:9 nights
- Suitable for: Anybody over the age of 18. See our terms for further information.
- Midnight Sun Dates: 25th May - 19th July
- Transfers: Return airport transfers from Luleå and returning to Evenes Airport
- Accommodation: 1-night cabin at Clarion Hotel Sense, 1 night Treehotel, 2 nights Aurora Safari Camp, 1 night Dundret Lodge, 2 nights Hotel Fjället (Björkliden Mountain Resort), 2 nights in a Harstad hotel (please see ‘accommodation’ section for likely examples)
- Meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
- The following activities and equipment are included: Visit to Storforsen, visit to Råne River Valley and transfer to Aurora Safari Camp by boat, rafting along Råne River, visit a Sámi village and meet the reindeer, evening drive to search for the Midnight Sun, visit to ICEHOTEL®; full day hiking in Abisko National Park, Midnight Sun search (the order of activities is subject to change)
- Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
- Regular coaching from professional and renowned photographer Fredrik Broman
A note on flights: flights are not included so that we may secure the best possible fares and routes available for you at the time of booking. Our travel experts will happily provide a quote and arrange the flights on your behalf.
This trip is unique for so many reasons. Firstly, you will be in the company of a hugely talented nature photographer and brilliant guide, Fredrik Broman. In our opinion Fredrik is also one of the most enthusiastic people in the world. Secondly you will have multiple opportunities to witness the summer spectacle of the Midnight Sun. Thirdly you will stay in some of the most delightful accommodation options in Swedish Lapland and, if this isn't enough, the trip also takes in the magnificent vistas and natural scenery of both northern Sweden and the coast of Norway.Read more
The Midnight Sun refers to the natural phenomenon seen in the summer months in regions above the Arctic Circle where the sun doesn't actually set and simply dips briefly below the horizon before rising again. It is an incredible spectacle to see the sunlight illuminate the picturesque landscape 24 hours a day. It is a marvellous sight and there are few people better placed to help you capture the moment on camera, than Fredrik Broman.
This adventure begins in Luleå, on the coast of Sweden, where you will enjoy a night at the world famous Treehotel and also stay in the wonderful lavvu camp that Fredrik has created. In this region you will enjoy the beautiful river scenery and learn about Sámi culture. Form here you will head north towards Abisko National Park with its scenic hiking trails and mountainous backdrop. Throughout, Fredrik will be on hand with helpful tips that help you get the best from your photography.
On the last few days of this very special journey you will make your way even further north to the coast of Norway where the scenery changes to towering cliffs and sparkling fjords. Here the full spectacle of the Midnight Sun will hopefully be visible and you will be able to enjoy witnessing and photographing this unique phenomenon.
This is a truly incredible experience and provides the chance to see some of the most stunning scenery that Scandinavia has to offer. It really is the Ultimate Midnight Sun Safari.
Image credits: Thomas Oberg, Graeme Richardson, Love Rynback, Cre-Active Adventure
Day 1 Flights, transfers and introduction
Upon arrival at Luleå Airport, you will be transferred to your central hotel where you will spend your first evening.
At the hotel, you will enjoy a leisurely evening with the group and Fredrik who will discuss your upcoming adventures. Fredrik's passion for photography (and life in general) is infectious and he is an excellent host. Following dinner, you can enjoy a relaxing evening drink overlooking the pristine northern bay of the Luleå River.
Day 2 Drive to Storforsen, overnight at Treehotel
After breakfast the group will set off towards Storforsen which is home to Northern Europe's largest section of white-water rapids at over 5km long. The water flows quickly down from mountain glaciers and the level is at its highest in midsummer, making a spectacular sight and a great photographic subject.
Following lunch you continue on to your next base at the world famous Treehotel.
This accommodation is sure to be a highlight as you stay up amongst the branches in one of the innovative tree rooms. From The Bird's Nest to The Mirror Cube, all the rooms are visually stunning and a night here will not be forgotten.
Day 3 Råne River Valley, Aurora Safari Camp
This morning you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting off towards the Råne River Valley.
The destination is Fredrik's very own Aurora Safari Camp, where you will have lunch. This unique destination was inspired by Fredrik's experiences in the safari camps of Kenya. The location is spectacular and the concept is truly charming.
The camp is not accessible by road and so to reach your destination you will travel either by canoe, kayak, boat or on foot, depending on the conditions.
During winter the camp is popular with those looking to seek out the Northern Lights, but at this time of year it's the perfect spot to enjoy the long daylight hours and scenic beauty of the region. Your comfortable lavvu accommodation awaits and, following a delicious dinner in the dining tent, guests can enjoy a unique sauna which is located on a float which is frozen into the ice of the river. This can be followed by an exhilarating swim and long, light nights around the campfire.
Whilst in some respects this is a back to nature experience, you enjoy the added comfort of real beds, heating, a lounge/bar lavvu and exceptional food. This is certainly not your average wilderness camp.
Day 4 Rafting trip on Råne River, midnight walk on the mountain
After breakfast this morning you an exciting rafting trip along the Råne River is first on the agenda. Led by an experienced guide, who will give you full instructions, this is not only a fun group activity but also a brilliant opportunity to appreciate your natural surroundings from the river.
Back at the camp this afternoon you will be able to relax after your exciting adventure and for those who would like to continue the active theme, a short canoe trip is an option (payable locally).
After dinner, Fredrik will take you on a midnight walk up a nearby fell where hopefully the weather will allow you to make the most of the 24 hours of daylight. Whilst the sun will officially set here, just for a short period of time, the colours that the sunset provides make for outstanding photographs.
Day 5 Sámi Village, crossing the Arctic Circle, Dundret Lodge
This morning you will leave the camp behind as you head north. Your first stop will be at a nearby Sámi village where you will meet the herders and their reindeer.
The Sámi people are the indigenous population of Lapland and their culture and traditions are of huge importance in this region. At this time of year, the reindeer will most likely have their calves which are always a wonderful sight to see and they are extremely photogenic.
After lunch in the village you will walk through the forest and cross the Arctic Circle, before driving on to Dundret. As you head further north you will notice the change in scenery as the fells become treeless and the landscape more rugged.
After dinner at Dundret Lodge you will drive up to the summit of a nearby moutain. Here you will enjoy a magnificent view over the Laponia World Heritage Site in the west of Sweden. If the conditions are clear then the views of the sun, dipping on the horizon, should be a joy.
Day 6 ICEHOTEL®, Abisko National Park, Abisko Mountain Station
Today you will head to the region of Jukkasjärvi which is home to the world famous and original ICEHOTEL®.
Of course the hotel is only built in the winter months but there is an incredible ice warehouse where some of the incredible sculptures and suites remain all year. This is a remarkable place and the ice art presents its own photographic challenges.
After lunch at the ICEHOTEL® you will drive into the mountainous region of Abisko National Park which is one of the most scenic regions of Swedish Lapland. After that, you will head to Hotell Fjället, part of Björkliden Mountain Resort – a haven for hikers, where you will overnight.
During the evening, you will set off on a hike in order to search for an ideal viewpoint from which to hopefully enjoy the spectacle of the Midnight Sun.
Day 7 Hike in Abisko National Park
Today you will spend a full day in Abisko National Park appreciating the natural beauty and the lengthy daylight hours.
You will make your way along the magnificent canyon and down to the shores of Lake Torneträsk. Abisko is a popular location year round and in the summer guests are drawn to the picturesque scenery and wildlife that can be spotted along the hiking trails. This is also a wonderful opportunity to photograph the region and Fredrik will be there to assist you throughout.
For those who crave even more adventure, there is also the opportunity to explore the naturally formed caves located within the national park.
As evening descends, you will be able to watch the light move over the mountains as the Midnight Sun approaches. Tonight, you will overnight at Hotel Fjället.
Day 8 Crossing the border with Norway, overnight at Harstad
Today you will enjoy a wonderful change in scenery as you cross the border to Norway.
There are spectacular views as you drive along fjords and see where they meet the Atlantic Ocean. This is a lovely experience with an unforgettable view and you will be able to dip your toes in the water and appreciate the natural beauty of northern Norway.
You will then drive onwards to the town of Harstad where you will check into your hotel. Tonight you will enjoy an evening drive up a mountain where you will hopefully witness the sun hanging low over the sea.
Day 9 Beaches, ocean views and fjords
Today, on the final day of the tour you will enjoy a guided trip to discover the beaches and ocean views of the region. Harstad played an important role in World War II and you will be able to see the bunkers that can be found next to the fjords, they are a fairly harrowing sight.
This afternoon you can relax or perhaps book some optional activities (arrange locally) such as a fishing trip on the fjord to catch some of the large cod or halibut that live in these waters. You can also wander through the town of Harstad, enjoying the small selection of shops and galleries.
Tonight you will take your final trip to witness the spectacle of the Midnight Sun as you head back to a moutain viewpoint and watch the sun dip towards the horizon.
Day 10 Departure
Today your once in a lifetime Midnight Sun experience will draw to a close and you will be transferred to Evenes Airport for your flight home.
Included in price
Clarion Hotel Sense
This smart four-star hotel is right in the centre of Luleå, with nine floors of rooms. Cosy, chocolate-coloured interiors meet spectacular nature photography by local expert, Carl-Johan Utsi. Kick-back on designer furniture, relax in the spa area and relish the drinks and music of the sleek ‘Lobby Bar’ – stay in style at the Clarion Sense.
- Weights workout or warm pool swim, you’ll be guaranteed incredible views of the waters around Luleå from the fitness centre
- Nordic spa treatments are not to be missed – pamper yourself with a massage or get invigorated in the saunas
- The innovative Kitchen & Table Restaurant serves up cuisine which fuses local ingredients with influences from the Manhattan dining scene. It is part of a group set up by acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson, who has cooked for the likes of Barack Obama and won multiple culinary awards
Standard Double Room: Twin beds with a large bathroom and stylish lighting. The room also comes with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen television, and telephone. There is also a hairdryer, ironing board and iron, and minibar.
Standard Single Room: Single bed with a spacious bathroom and atmospheric lighting. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and minibar are also included. The room has free Wi-Fi, a telephone, and a flat screen television.
The Treehotel is not only special and unique but also quite surreal. Spending a night in a treetop is an experience that we highly recommend.
Several renowned architects have ensured that the outlandish, yet cutting edge designs fit perfectly in the untouched Lappish forests. All rooms were designed with their location in mind.
Some of the rooms even blend in so well that you can be standing beneath them without realising that they are there.
The accommodation can only be described as 'exclusive', as there are only six rooms. Given that all the rooms are completely different in design, we thought it would be helpful to provide a more detailed description of each. They all provide a remarkable experience with their own quirks. All include an incinerator toilet and have a supply of water. Drinking water is also supplied.
A stay in one of The Treehotel's unique accommodations is a wonderful experience during both the winter and the summer seasons. During the winter the snow can offer additional camouflage to your cosy retreat; whilst in the summer you can really appreciate your treetop home, hidden by Nature's foliage.
Guest bedroom types
The Bird's Nest
One of the most well known rooms here, the Bird's Nest is camouflaged within the forest. The Bird's Nest has two separate sleeping areas – one double room and then bunk beds, which means that it is suitable for friends or couples. It has a very light interior, with small circular windows. From the outside, the windows are nearly invisible. The nest is accessed by a narrow retractable staircase therefore you need to have some confidence with heights to stay here and a level of agility. We recommend taking only the essentials to your rooms and leaving the rest stored securely at Britta's Pension.
The interior is a real favourite with guests. It offers a romantic tree top retreat for couples and stunning views across the Lulea River Valley. It is one of the larger rooms that at 24 metres square. There is a large double bed, a tree top terrace, which is ideal for soaking up the views. The interior is simple and light. The Cabin is easily accessed via a horizontal bridge. The cabin has a real elegance and the small terrace area is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the panoramic views of the valley below.
As the room name suggests, the entirely mirror clad exterior means that the rooms disappears in a camouflage created by the reflection of the landscape in the walls. The cube has been clad in an infra-red film, in order to prevent birds from flying into it. It is a four metre cube with a birch clad interior. There are six windows which create an incredible amount of light. Couples can enjoy relaxing in the double bed. The lounge area of the rooftop terrace can be accessed by a ladder. Accessed by a 12 metre long bridge walk way this is one of the most easily accessible rooms.
The Blue Cone
Yes, this is the bright red building. This traditional wooden structure is constructed of laminated birch wood. It has a minimalist interior with reindeer skins accenting the timber clad walls. The views from this room are magnificent and can be enjoyed from the seating area. There is a double room and then a loft sleeping area (which is accessible by ladder) with two single beds. This is one of the most accessible rooms as there is a bridge providing access. It is ideal for those who want to experience staying in a tree room without being too far off the ground.
One of the most spectacular creations at The Treehotel and considered to be a 'big kid's dream'. To stumble across such a modern space craft in the forests of Lapland is surreal. Imagine turning the key to release the access ladder and the ladder descends to a puff of smoke. You would genuinely expect a form of alien life to appear.
Despite being modern in décor, the UFO is very comfortable. It has the capacity to sleep up to five people with a double bed and three singles. There is a living area and your very own computer game to complete the childhood dream.
Access to the UFO is by a retractable and narrow metal ladder therefore we recommend this for those who are comfortable with heights and agile. We also suggest taking only the essentials to the room and storing the rest of your luggage at Britta's Pension.
The Dragon Fly
The Dragon Fly is not only the largest room but also the newest addition. It can form a unique meeting venue or an excellent suite for those with a larger party to accommodate.
There is a 15 metre long ramp which provides relatively easy access. The panoramic windows bring the stunning landscape inside. You can sit at the large seating area and absorb the breathtaking views of the valley. The Dragon Fly is equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. There are two rooms here and so it can easily accommodate two couples. A supplement is required when reserving The Dragon Fly, so please see pricing for further details.
- The Tree Sauna –this is an exhilarating experience, where you can pay locally for a two hour visit to the sauna and relaxation area. A hot tub is also available for rental at an additional charge.
- Showers are located within a separate building a couple of minute's walk from the rooms.
- Your meals will be served at Britta's Pension (guesthouse). The cosy dining area is full of character furniture and quirky charm. All meals are full of local home cooking. Hearty and warming meals enhance the welcoming atmosphere at Britta's.
- It is around a 10 minute walk uphill from Britta's to the area which houses the tree rooms. Britta's Pension also serves as reception for The Treehotel. Britta and her husband Kent own the Treehotel. The guesthouse is Britta's pride and joy and it is easy to see how passionate both Britta and Kent are about the local area and their wonderfully unique, innovative and quirky accommodation.
Image credit: Graeme Richardson
The Aurora Safari Camp
The camp is the brainchild of a Fredrik Broman, (a renowned Swedish photographer), who has a passion for photographing the Northern Lights in winter but spends the summer in the wilds of Africa. Trying to capture some of the key features encountered in the luxury safari camps Sub Sahara, Fredrik has created the ultimate in Lappish wilderness camps.
This is Lappish glamping in perfect Aurora territory which is sure to create lifelong memories.
A memorable transfer is a fantastic introduction to this luxury camping experience. The custom made snowmobile sleigh will take you along the frozen Råne River, passing some stunning scenery en route and reaching your Aurora camp destination. Sitting on reindeer skins and snugly wrapped blankets, you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
This camp has proven to be the most comfortable and cosy that we have encountered. An undeniable adventure with some special elements to enrich the whole experience!
- All of the tents at the camp are traditional canvas lavvus (tipis). They typically sleep 2 people in a twin bed configuration.
- The tents are entirely fitting with their surroundings and are similar to those used by reindeer herders for centuries. There are only 5 sleeping tents, making the experience as exclusive as possible.
- In the tents you will sleep on beds with a real mattress. Arctic grade sleeping bags are also provided.
- Tents are all heated by a stove and are carpeted.
- There is a popular outdoor campfire where you can gather around with fellow guests to enjoy the night sky and exchange tales of adventure.
- As part of your stay, you are actively encouraged to get involved with camp life and keep the stoves burning. You could even try your hand at wood chopping (after a short lesson).
- Fredrik has also created a welcoming and cosy lounge Lavvu; a warm, communal space complete with a dining table and real cutlery!. Your meals are served here and you can enjoy the Lappish equivalent of a sun downer.
- The toilet is a short walk from the tents and is situated in very own heated lavvu. There are no showers here but this simply adds to the adventure.
- This is a place that offers a wilderness experience with the added comforts that really make you feel relaxed enough to really enjoy it.
- There is also a sauna at the camp.
Image credit- Fredrik Broman
Three miles from the Swedish town of Gallivare is Dundret Lodge (one of Europe's largest timber built buildings) - the ideal base to enjoy the long summer days of hiking, canoeing and relaxing. Or as a base for some wonderful winter activities such as husky and snowmobile safaris - the nearby downhill ski slopes are a very popular way for guests to spend their down time outside of pre-booked activities.
Located on a mountain, the lodge offers wonderfully scenic views of the landscape below. In the winter it is renowned for it's downhill skiing but it is also a popular destination for explorers in the summer.
The hotel has been recently renovated, offering bright and modern facilities. The popular restaurant offers high quality three course dinners but also serves more casual 'pub style' fare.
There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. The hotel also has a sauna which is a great way to unwind in the evening (bookable and payable locally).
Guest Bedroom types
Guest bedrooms can made up as either doubles or twins. They are fully equipped with an en-suite shower room and a TV.
There are also some apartments located in larger winter cottages which are perfect for groups of friends or a family travelling together.
Image credits: Dundret Lodge
Hotell Fjället, Björkliden Mountain Resort
Opening in 1939, Hotell Fjället has since grown into an excellent four-star ski hotel in pristine mountain territory. Over the years, it has been joined by Kåppas Cabin Village and the Solhyllan Cabins; collectively, the three form the Björkliden Mountain Resort. Fjället offers warm family and double rooms styled after ski chalets. From its calm lobby with armchairs and a wood fire to its blissful sauna and gourmet restaurant meals, it is a place of true comfort.
- Tuck into creative cuisine at the hotel’s Restaurant Lapporten, with dishes made from regionally sourced produce.
- Step out and soak up the views of the amazing Lapporten Valley.
- Take time to share the best pictures from your travels – Wi-Fi access is present throughout the hotel.
Double/Twin Room: A double or twin bed in a woody-coloured interior which includes a bathroom with a shower and toilet. The room is around 14m2 with free Wi-Fi and a television, as well as a desk and chair.
Single Room: Around 12m2, this room is coloured in light wooden tones and has a single bed, bathroom with shower and toilet, and a desk and chair. It also comes with a television and free Wi-Fi.
Clarion Collection Hotel Arcticus
Picturesquely located in the old port of Harstad, the Clarion Collection Hotel Arcticus offers stunning views over the sea and the vast mountainous backdrop.
Harstad is an old and cultural town in the north of Norway and the restaurants, cafes and galleries are located within easy walking distance of the hotel.
Among the excellent facilities that the hotel offers, there is a relaxation area and a wonderful sauna overlooking the sea. At breakfast you can enjoy an organic locally sourced breakfast. There is tea and coffee available throughout the day.
Guest Bedroom types
Guest bedrooms are doubles or twins. Each is stylishly decorated and has a TV, a mini bar and an en-suite shower room.
Thon Hotel Harstad (nights 8-9)
This waterfront hotel in the heart of Harstad offers spectacular views of the stunning Vågsfjord and is ideally located near to the bustling quay.
The hotel restaurant serves an enticing variety of locally sourced food, specifically fresh sea food, in addition to various traditional Norwegian dishes. Thon Hotel also includes a fitness centre which is free for guests to use and an array of rooms which overlook the city’s quaint harbour.
Harstad is an old and cultural town in Northern Norway and the areas attractions, restaurants, cafés and galleries are located within easy walking distance of the hotel.
- Each of the 141 classically decorated rooms include tea/coffee making facilities, a minibar and cable TV
- The in-house restaurant serves a variety of both traditional and international cuisine
- Only five minutes’ walk from the beach and close to the charming, bustling harbour
- Free Wifi throughout the hotel
Standard Double/Twin: A comfortable room with a private bathroom containing either a shower or bath. Includes Hairdryer, toiletries, flat screen TV, Telephone and free Wifi.
Standard Triple/Family: A spacious room with a private bathroom that contains a shower and/ or bathtub, hairdryer and toiletries. Free wireless internet access, telephone, mini-bar and TV with a variety of channels, as well as movies.
Available on request and subject to availability. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts.
Dates & Prices
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Mon 05 Jun 2017
|Adults£ 4,025||Single Adult£ 5,115|
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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.
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Mon 04 Jun 2018
|Adults£ 4,230||Single Adult£ 5,375|
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Approximately 6 - 14 people
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