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Lapland is the proverbial home of Santa Claus and his team of reindeer – what could possibly be a more fitting destination for your Christmas holiday this winter? During this once in a life time adventure you will spend your nights watching the northern lights dance overhead and your days will be filled with exciting adventures that can only be found in Lapland. This all inclusive trip will give you an opportunity to enjoy a delicious Swedish Christmas buffet with endless amounts of local traditional delicacies. Twenty hours of darkness per day and a very high likelihood of clear skies will give you the greatest possible chance to see the magical aurora borealis during your time in the National Park.
Booking information: This 4 night package includes all food, lodging and multiple activities. Please choose your arrival date in the booking calendar to proceed with a reservation. You will only pay a
20% deposit when you make the booking. We will send you a detailed itinerary of your trip together with your final invoice approximately 60 days before arrival.
Price: 17,995 SEK/person
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Our Christmas package is strictly limited to ten participants – maximizing your ability to spend as much one on time with your guide as possible. We are confident that you will go home with lots of great pictures and memories of the Arctic that will last a lifetime!
- Four nights in a private, newly renovated cabin with a private bathroom, kitchen and living room at Hotel STF Abisko, beautifully located in Abisko National Park, Sweden see map. The hotel has many cozy public areas where you can find your own spot to admire the awe-inspiring views or keep in touch with the outside world using the free Wi-Fi service provided.
- Four Lights Over Lapland nightly aurora photo tours. We will go to a different location every night including:
– The Lights Over Lapland teepee, a traditional Sami tent set up in the National Park.
– The famous Sami camp, one of our most popular Lights Over Lapland locations!
– A snowmobile sleigh ride to a scenic outlook with a view over one of Sweden’s most majestic bodies of water, Lake Torneträsk.
– A night visit at the world famous Aurora Sky Station with one of Lights Over Lapland’s professional aurora photographers.
- A two hour dogsledding adventure in the frozen wilderness of Abisko National Park.
- A day trip to the world famous Icehotel.
- High quality camera, tripod, backpack and batteries for the duration of your stay.
- Warm Arctic Overalls to be worn over your clothes.
- Access to an authentic Scandinavian sauna.
- Organic breakfast buffet with a wide variety of tasty breakfast foods.
- Traditional Swedish lunch buffet or packable lunch boxes for your outdoor activities in Abisko National Park.
- Gourmet three course dinners created with local delicacies such as reindeer, moose and Arctic Char.
- A traditional Swedish Christmas Eve dinner on the 24th.
- Delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals available upon request.
Lights Over Lapland is proud of the fact that all of our trips are all inclusive. When you book a trip with us you can rest assured that there will not be any additional fees upon arrival. Alcohol and soft drinks are not included.
Our trips have a tendency to become fully booked well in advance so it is recommended that you confirm your booking as early as possible to guarantee your position on this once in a lifetime opportunity!
All times subject to change based on weather.
Upon arrival in Abisko you will be greeted by a member of Lights Over Lapland’s courteous staff. We will help you with the check in process, give you a brief tour of the hotel and make sure that you are comfortably settled into the lodge. After a few hours of relaxing on your own you will be treated to your first gourmet meal in STF Abisko’s beautiful restaurant. Local dishes like moose, reindeer and Arctic char are sure to create a gastronomical experience that will please even the most experienced foodie. After dinner you will meet your guide and suit up in a pair of our warm overalls that will be yours to keep for the duration of your Christmas holiday. Lights Over Lapland’s professional photographers will give you a brief tutorial about aurora photography and will lead you to one of our beautiful locations where you will search for the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park for the next several hours. We will provide you with a high quality camera & lens and quickly teach you the skills that you will need to find and photograph the magical aurora borealis. This camera and tripod package will be yours to keep for the duration of your stay. Even if you have never used a camera before you have an extremely high likelihood of going home with beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime! The training you receive today will prepare you for the rest of your time in Abisko and will help ensure that you are ready to capture professional quality images of the auroras you experience during the rest of our visit. Due to clear skies and virtually no light pollution, Abisko is one of the greatest places in the world to see the northern lights. While we can not guarantee that you will see auroras while you are here we can say that no other place on Earth can provide you with a better opportunity and that we have never sent a guest home from one of our Christmas in Lapland packages without seeing the northern lights!
Christmas Eve is the day that Swedes celebrate the Christmas holiday. Your day will start with a traditional Swedish Christmas breakfast buffet. As you approach the restaurant your senses will be overwhelmed with the smell of fresh baked bread, holiday porridge and gingerbread cookies. The STF Abisko Mountain Station will release their full holiday program a few weeks before Christmas and we will provide more details as they are made available. After breakfast your adventure kicks into overdrive as you head out for an exciting morning spent dog sledding! This two hour journey takes you into areas of the National Park that you could never reach without the assistance of your dog team and gives you the chance to see and photograph the Arctic wilderness in ways that you never thought possible! Approximately half way through the journey you will stop and rest so you have the opportunity to take pictures and play with the huskies. After an afternoon of rest or exploring the National Park on your own you will enjoy another gourmet meal in our restaurant and then join your guide for your second Lights Over Lapland photo tour. Your guide will lead you to a new and exciting destination in the National Park so that you will have an opportunity to see and photograph the northern lights from an entirely new vantage point.
On Christmas day you will have an opportunity to enjoy two of the most iconic activities in Sweden – a visit to the world famous ICEHOTEL during the day and the award winning Aurora Sky Station by night. Your trip starts with a scenic drive through the mountains and into the forests of magical Swedish Lapland. On arrival at the ICEHOTEL you will receive your ticket before joining your expert ICEHOTEL representative for a guided tour of the worlds first ICEHOTEL. Marvel at the amazing individually sculpted Art Suites, Ice Rooms and Ice Church whilst learning about how this one-of-a-kind hotel is designed and created each year. Finally head to the Ice Bar to enjoy one of the coolest drinks you will ever have! Following the tour you will have the chance to enjoy lunch in the comfortable restaurant, drink a coffee in the stylish bar or buy some souvenirs from your experience at this truly amazing hotel. After your visit to the Icehotel you will return to Abisko where you can explore the National Park or spend time with friends and family in one of the many scenic locations around the lodge. After a lazy afternoon at the lodge you will head to the Aurora Sky Station for an incredible Christmas evening under the northern lights. Upon arrival at the chair lift you will be outfitted with high quality Arctic gear including a pair of warm overalls and boots. After dressing you will enjoy a ride in Sweden’s longest chair lift to the Aurora Sky Station. As you slowly climb the mountain in silence, the darkness and the beauty of Abisko National Park will begin to awaken your senses. As your eyes adjust to the darkness of the area you will see more stars than you ever thought possible and it is not uncommon to see your first aurora on the way up the mountain. At some point during your visit you will be invited to the Aurora Sky Station’s exhibition where a member of the friendly and educated staff will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the northern lights. After the informative tour in the aurora exhibition you will be led outside where your guide will help you discover the best way to see the aurora borealis. After the tour is over you will have approximately three and a half hours to spend on the side of Mt. Noulja searching for the auroras. The memories you make (and capture with your camera) are sure to be one of the best Christmas experiences you will ever have! What could be a better Christmas gift than a memory and a photograph that will last a lifetime?
On the day after Christmas we leave your schedule open so that you can enjoy a day on your own to rest, explore the National Park or spend time with friends and family in one of the many scenic locations around the lodge. It is also possible to add another day time activity like snowshoe hiking, a Sami and Reindeer experience or snowmobiling for an additional fee. In the evening you will enjoy another gourmet meal in the restaurant and then join your guide for your final Lights Over Lapland photo tour. This time you will ride in sleigh behind a snowmobile and your guide will lead you to a new destination in the remote wilderness of Abisko National Park so that you will have an opportunity to see and photograph the northern lights from an entirely new vantage point. The evening in the wilderness will be the grand finale of this amazing Christmas in Lapland package and is sure to be another highlight of your adventure!
We include a dogsledding trip and a day trip to the Icehotel in your package but it is possible to add one more adventure to your action packed itinerary for an additional fee. Click here to see all of our activities!
A 20% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance must be paid no later than 45 days prior to arrival. If you cancel your reservation before making your final payment you are not required to make any additional payments but we will not refund the booking deposit that you already paid. If you cancel after making your final payment no refunds will be offered. If at any time an unforeseen event causes Lights Over Lapland to cancel the trip you will receive a 100% refund, including the booking deposit. Lights Over Lapland is not responsible for any travel expenses to or from Abisko National Park.
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