Trip reference number: 151454
Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia
On this adventure-packed break, you’ll chase Northern Lights and discover picturesque fishing villages, all the while staying in an archetypal Swedish lodge with its very own sauna and delightful Lappish restaurant. It’s all the setting for husky sledding, snowmobiling and fireside wilderness feasts before a guided aurora hunt and candlelight dinner in an ultra-cosy cabin hideaway on skis brings the trip to an unforgettable conclusion.
Day 1: London to Luleå
After your flight from London to Luleå in Swedish Lapland you'll be transferred to Pine Bay Lodge, perched on the sleepy Luleå archipelago and framed by a forest dusted in snow. You’ll stay in one of eight intimate suites, with an onsite wood-fired sauna to enjoy. This evening, indulge in a three-course dinner, with the likes of moose, Arctic char, cloudberries and local caviar accompanied by a glass or two of well-matched wine.
Day 2: Luleå: husky sledding & Northern Lights snowshoeing
Your adventure begins in earnest today, as you head out in a husky sledding tour through snow-blanketed woods and across frozen lakes, taking it in turns to drive the sled, mushing your team of dogs along the snowy trails. You'll then head back to the lodge for a delicious lunch before taking advantage of the clear, dark skies only granted this far north with a snowshoeing trip through the fir forests in search of the Northern Lights. It’s a truly magical experience, made even better with hot drinks and a traditional fireside dinner.
Day 3: Luleå: wilderness snowmobiling & Aurora Hideaway
This morning, you'll head out on the first of two snowmobile excursions, the first to experience Luleå's unique natural world in the company of expert guides. Racing through icy forests and across the frozen sea, you'll pause in various spots to learn about the region's wildlife and discover the intriguing cultures of the local people. For your last night, you'll let your guide take the controls as you tuck yourself into a cosy sled, to be pulled by snowmobile across a frozen lake for supper in an Aurora Hideaway. These small restaurants on skis can be towed by snowcat to find the best places to view the Northern Lights. In these unique surroundings, you’ll enjoy three delicious courses accompanied by a toasty fire and romantic candlelight, before hunting the aurora in the silent wilderness.
Day 4: Depart Luleå
After breakfast, take your included transfer to Luleå airport for your flight back to the UK.
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