Discover the Norwegian Arctic and the Swedish Lapland with this enchanting and exhilarating winter tour , punctuated with a stay in the sophisticated ‘Arctic Capital’, Tromso.
Oslo – Tromso – Swedish Lapland – Stockholm
Travel Style: Private Guided
From December to March
Arrive in the city of the Nobel Peace Prize and the capital of Norway. Connect another flight to Arctic town of Tromso. Upon arrival, meet and greet with private transfer to hotel. The rest of the day at leisure.
In the day, meet your private driver guide and explore this quaint little town. During the tour, you will see the Polar Museum and Polaria, the world’s most northerly aquarium.
In the evening Northern Lights hunting trip with Dog Sledding and a warm meal in a lavvo (Sami tent). Transfers from the centre of Tromso & warm clothes included
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on an uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Board an old whaling boat and embark on a cruise to discover the mountains around the Arctic city of Tromso. The boat has a sauna and hamman so guests can relax while watching the epic scenery glide by. There is also the option to fish from the boat and swim in the sea and, if you are lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. The on-board chef will also prepare a delicious three-course meal for you to enjoy as you sail through this majestic landscape.
Today, check out from the hotel and private transfer to airport to board your flight to the Swedish Lapland via Oslo. Upon arrival at Luleå Airport, private transfer to your hotel. Discover magical Lapland with two nights at the Treehotel. Reindeer stand proudly beneath snow-heavy trees, the night skies dance with iridescent shades of green and purple and locals and visitors alike share stories over fika, the traditional Swedish coffee and pastry. Swedish Lapland is a magical place filled with natural wonder, folklore and a rich cultural heritage.
Overnight: Tree hotel
– The seven unique rooms are situated above ground in a pine forest, a celebration of design, taste and nature. There are a variety of activities for guests to participate in depending on the season, including hiking, mountain biking, moose safaris, fishing and photography.
Today you will experience Ice fishing where you will learn all the skills you need before you try to catch some fish. Warm up afterwards with some time in the sauna or Jacuzzi.
In the evening, you will be taken by snowmobile and sledge down to the river for a wonderful evening. The evening is lit by torches and candles while you are served a three-course dinner in a heated tipi tent on an ice-covered lake. You sit on reindeer skins while enjoying a fantastic meal over two and a half hours with a chance of watching the Northern Lights
Today, check out and you will be transferred to your next hotel. Another 2 days and this time exploring a more northerly swathe of arctic wilderness from the iconic Icehotel.
Overnight: Ice Hotel
– This hotel and art exhibition was first built in 1989 and has been redesigned and built from scratch every year since.There is a mix of warm and cold rooms in which to sleep, the latter lingering between -5 and -8°C on the thermometer. The highlight for most guests is the chance to bed down in one of the cold rooms, where a thick mattress covered in reindeer skins sits on top of a huge bed of ice. Snuggle up in your thermal sleeping bag then wake up in the morning to a steaming cup of lingonberry juice before jumping in the sauna before breakfast.
Today, give a try to a husky dog sledge. You’ll ride as a passenger in the sled and experience the dogs’ tremendous desire to run as they pull you through the beautiful landscape of northern Lapland. As part of the experience, you’ll enjoy coffee and cake served by an open fire.
Tonight, you will have a northern lights hunt as can be seen in Jukkasjärvi between September and March. The best place to see it is out in the wilderness, away from artificial light and the snowmobile is a great way to get around. Your guide explains how the northern lights appear, what causes it and the folklore around the phenomenon. They’ll be a few photo stops along the way and a warming dinner at a wilderness camp.
This morning, after breakfast,take a short walk through the snow out to where the Icehotel has converted an historic cabin into a sauna and relaxation area. Your sauna guide will explain the “sauna master’s” ten-step sauna ritual, which includes an icy river plunge and a cleansing of the mind and body. Saunas are an important part of Arctic culture, especially along the Torne River.
After, check out and private transfer to Kiruna airport for your onward flight to Stockholm. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Nobis Hotel
Today, you will free time at leisure before your private transfer to Oslo International airpot.