Aurora Coast to Mountains - Autumn Northern Lights Safari - 8 nights
A private and exclusive experience with our own Aurora guide and photographer on a journey from Luleå on the Baltic Coast to Abisko in the Swedish Mountains.

- Brändön Lodge, Arctic Retreat, Treehotel, Sapmi Nature Camp, Icehotel
- 4-6 people
- High end luxury minibus
- 9 days / 8 nights
- Full board
- Northern lights hunt each evening as well as day time activity options

Autumn is a fantastic time to see the northern lights in the arctic region. The darkness has returned but it is now yet the full cold of winter. Join us on this fantastic and very exclusive Autumn tour where up to 6 people, along with our professional aurora guide and photographer, cross Swedish Lapland from coast to mountain in search of the Northern Lights.
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Day One
After arrival at Luleå airport you will have a guided transfer to Brändön Lodge. Brändön Lodge is located just north of Luleå on the coast of Swedish Lapland and is a fantastic place to view the northern lights. It has a great view to the north with a low horizon and few artificial lights. It is also a great place to stay being small scale and very personal. Each of the only 15 cabins at Brändön Lodge has two bedrooms with 2 single beds in each room. In one room the two single beds can be joined into a double bed on request. The cabin has a bathroom and small kitchen. The front of the cabin includes a balcony and all cabins have a view over the sea. In the main log timber lodge building is a relaxation lounge, bar and restaurant. The first afternoon is well spent getting to know us and relaxing. A delicious 2 course dinner awaits you in the restaurant in the evening. After dinner your guide will take you on a northern lights hunt along the archipelago coast.
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Day Two
Closeness to nature is part of our daily life and today we will spend some time together discussing the forest and the nature that surrounds us. We will give you some tips on how to live and stay safe in the arctic region in our Nordic Wilderness Skills activity, that includes lunch, and look for tracks and signs from the variety of wildlife that lives in the area. In the afternoon, you can relax, take a walk or consider one of the many optional activities available. Dinner this evening will be in the restaurant before we head out on a guided walk to look for and hopefully photograph the northern lights. After retiring to your cabin at Brändön Lodge you should of course keep a lookout for northern lights later in the evening.
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Day Three
Today we will enjoy a guided tour via the Gammelstad World Heritage Village on our way to Arctic Retreat. Arctic Retreat is a beautiful and very small scale log cabin retreat on the banks of the Råne River. Here you will check into one of the three cabins and enjoy a fantastic outdoor lunch and later on dinner in their small log cabin restaurant. In the afternoon we will take a hike through the local forest along the river where there are opportunities for nature and wildlife photography. In the evening we will again be out on the hunt for the northern lights.
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Day Four
On our second day at Arctic Retreat we will spend the day relaxing in this beautiful river side setting. Alternatively you might decide to add one of several optional activities including mountain biking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking or canoeing.
Lunch and another fantastic dinner are again included and in the evening we will take a northern lights tour to try and find interesting foregrounds and backgounds to capture or even just view the aurora.
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Day Five
Our guide will meet the guests at the Arctic Retreat for the one hour guided tour to the Treehotel. The Treehotel is an amazing design hotel in the village of Harads. Here the hospitality and the food are an equal match for the amazing tree rooms. There are options on this night to stay in either the Guest house or one of the amazing tree rooms. In the evening you will again be out with the Treehotel Aurora guide looking for the northern lights. Lunch and a 3 course dinner are of course included.
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Day Six
Our guide will meet the guests at the Treehotel at approximately 0930 for the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Sapmi Nature Camp. We will arrive about midday and send the rest of the stay settling in and getting to know Lennart, our Sami host, and moving in to one of the fantastic "clamping style" Teepee tents. In the afternoon you will join Lennart exploring the Laponia world heritage area around the camp and taking a deep dive into Sami history and culture and learning a great deal about their long history with the region and the reindeer. These days are by their very nature flexible as much depends not the weather and exact time of the season. Lennart is also an accomplished northern lights photographer and he will take you out to hopefully view or photo the lights in this remote area with little or no electric lights in any direction. Lunch and a 2 course dinner are of course included.
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Day Seven
Waking to a new day by the Luleå river and after enjoying breakfast we will transfer to the Icehotel. The ICEHOTEL is Sweden's most iconic and famous hotel and located in the small village of Jukkasjärvi near the town of Kiruna. It is also the original hotel of its type (1989) and remains the very best due to the quality of its art, activities, size, facilities, food and service. The icehotel is no longer just winter hotel made of snow and ice.

Traditionally the
ICEHOTEL’s 400 tons of ice melt back into the Torne River each spring, However, In 2017 the Icehotel went to a new level and 21 of its rooms are now available all year round.

It is by day one, now at any time of the year, of Sweden’s largest art galleries and a great percentage of its rooms are worthy of any gallery in the world.

Here you will check in for your first night in a warm Kaamos hotel room. This evening we have arranged a northern lights hunt in our minibus to the village of Abisko. Our guide explains how the northern lights appear, what causes it and the folklore around the phenomenon. We will be making a few stops to take pictures, so bring your camera!

Lunch and a 2 course dinner included.
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Day Eight
A day for replacing or choosing one of the great optional activities at the Icehotel. Lunch is included at the Icehotel restaurant. Tonight we have arranged dinner in the hotel restaurant where you will experience their amazing 5 course ice menu. After dinner you the guide will take you far a walk down along the banks of the Torne river and look for the northern lights before retiring to your Art suite or Deluxe suite. - 5 degrees an experience not to be missed!

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Day Nine
Depending on your time of departure you will have part of this morning to relax and enjoy the lodge before we unfortunately bid you a fond farewell. Your transfer will be arranged at a suitable time to take you to the Kiruna airport or train station for your journey home.
Available on request from early September to mid October. The tour can be tailored to suit a group of 4 or 6 peoples specific needs.

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TravelCo in Swedish Lapland AB
Småbåtsgatan 1, 1TR, 972 35 Luleå Sweden
Ph. +46 (0) 70 544 7147