City Break - Luleå Northern Lights and World Heritage - 3 nights
In the eastern parts of Swedish Lapland, along the 300 kilometre coastline beside the largest brackish water archipelago in the world, you will find the coastal town of Luleå. Luleå and its environs play host to many visitors all year round. In winter, when dressed in winter garb, the magnificent nature and the expansive views are more beautiful than ever. They stay focuses on the cultural aspects of the history of Luleå and the nature.
Arrive at Luleå airport and our guide will meet you for the transfer the 10 minutes to Luleå and your hotel.
Clarion Sense Hotel
Modern Luleå began to take shape in 1888. The town grew and a flourishing city was founded. In the 1940s, a budding garrison city and in the 50s shopping – Sweden’s first indoor shopping centre. Sweden’s northernmost university was built and the city’s hockey team continues to write history to the present day. Kulturens Hus (culture centre) becomes a new landmark and, finally: Clarion Hotel Sense offers up nine new storeys with ideas and promises of an even more exciting future. Clarion Hotel Sense in Luleå takes inspiration from the four seasons, nature and the local cultural heritage. From the north wind and northern lights. From spring floods, rime frost and the mighty midnight sun. Kitchen and Table Restaurant at Clarion Sense. Visitors to the Luleå region are in for a real treat with its many restaurants with a wide range of fabulous local produce including vendace roe, surströmming, ceps, char, venison, cloudberries, black grouse and almond potatoes. At Kitchen and Table, Top chef Marcus Samuelsson has now brought his inspiration and creativity from New York to put together a fabulous menu that perfectly combines these local delights with the flavours of Manhattan.
Elite Hotel Luleå
In the middle of central Luleå lies this magnificent 1903 hotel, with a grand entrance and beautiful French-Renaissance-style banquet hall. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, gym, parking, lunch restaurant and gastropub.Our standard double room is tastefully decorated with beautiful details. With a spacious 160 cm double bed, this room is suitable for two people or for those who travel for themselves who want extra comfort. The rooms are equipped with desk, telephone, TV, mini bar, hair dryer, shower or bathtub and some rooms also have safety box and iron. Kettle is available for loan at the reception.
Northern Lights Tour - 2 hours
The first evening your guide will meet you after dinner and take you on a nature experience with a local aurora photographer who will help you find the best places to see the Northern Lights around Luleå. After being picked up from your accommodation we will head to 2 or 3 great locations where we know there are great chances of northern lights viewing, and if you have your camera with you, the taking of really interesting northern lights images. The tour lasts for approx 2 hours but if the lights are strong we will likely stay out a little longer. As we will be out in the elements when viewing the aurora you will need to bring with you warm clothing.
Included: Pick-up at your Hotel, transfer to the viewing points, warm northern light drink and snacks, northern lights guide/photographer.
Day Two - Saturday
Guided Tour Gammelstad
The history of this region is contained in the World Heritage Church village at Gammelstad. Just outside of Luleå our guide will transfer you there and you will participate in a 2 hour guided tour of the village which includes the church and historic village. The village dates back to the 14th century and at that time the parishioners would often have to come long distances to church. The led to the family building small cottages in the classic Swedish red and white style around the church. Your guide will give a great insight into the village and the history of the region.
Day Three - Sunday
Today you will be free to enjoy and explore the winter city of Luleå and local attractions. If the local conditions are adequate we will even be able to offer a dog-sledding tour as per the information below.
Dogsledding 1 hour sitting on a sled:
We offer exciting dog-sledding tours from the centre Luleå. The tours go over ice covered lakes and rivers and through the forest, offering us great opportunities to vary this ancient way of travelling on snow and ice. With our highly skilled sled-guides and well trained, friendly dogs we provide a high quality, unforgettable nature-experience. On this 1 hour tour you will be 4 people per sled with our musher. Winter overalls are provided if required.
Nature tour 2 hours by snowmobile:
Our nature tours by snowmobile start in Luleå and your guide will take you on a fantastic experience out into the forest surrounding Luleå to explore. Along the way the guide will stop regularly to discuss the environment, the wildlife and our fantastic arctic nature. We will also stop and make coffee and enjoy some local cake. The tour is 2 people per snowmobile and you will require a full drivers licence from your home country. Read about our other requirements regarding snowmobiles here. What to bring: Outdoor clothing and shoes for the season. Winter overalls are provided.
Day Four - Monday
Today your will have time for a walk around town before departing at 10:00 on your transfer to Luleå airport for your direct flight home. On the way to Arvidsjaur we will stop at the Moose farm Cape Wild to meet their Moose.
Customer price for this experience:
3 night weekend program: Sek xxxx per person twin share. B&B
Optional 1 hour dog sledding tour, Up to 4 per sled
Optional 2 hour snowmobile tour, 2 per snowmobile
Included: Rental of winter shoes, gloves, hat and warm overalls for the weekend.
TravelCo in Swedish Lapland AB
Småbåtsgatan 1, 1TR, 972 35 Luleå Sweden
Ph. +46 (0) 70 544 7147