Loading...
Menu

Action-Packed Lapland

(4 days / 3 nights)

View Photos View Map

All the culture and activity of Lapland, just for you!

Speed across the frozen landscapes of Lapland by snowmobile in search of the dazzling northern lights. Marvel at the resilience of sled dogs mushing across the tundra. Rest your head in the world-famous ICEHOTEL. And immerse yourself in Sami culture by spending the night at an authentic reindeer lodge. This compact yet action-packed journey to Lapland gives you more of the incredible culture and thrilling activities of the north.

Please note that we cannot guarantee availability for this package before making all the necessary reservations for accommodations and excursions. Therefore, we recommend that you wait for the travel consultant’s final confirmation before booking flights.

Contact us for availability

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Active i, Cottages i, Culture and History i, Dog Sled i, Ice/Snow hotel i, Northern Lights i, Reindeers and Sami Culture i, Snowmobiling i

Season

1 Dec - 31 Mar

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Swedish road trip.

Download PDF
  • Day 1: Welcome to Lapland and Quest for the Northern Lights

    The tour starts at Kiruna airport where you are met and transferred to your cozy hotel. In the evening, you will be picked up for a journey out into the wild, to explore the amazing Northern Lights on a guided snowmobile trip. Two people share one snowmobile and take turns in driving. After a delicious dinner, you head into the night again to return to the hotel.

    * Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sights of them cannot be guaranteed.

     

    Attractions Attractions Attractions
  • Day 2: Dogsled Safari & ICEHOTEL

    Today, a skilled musher will pick you up at the hotel for a thrilling husky sled experience. You will learn to drive your own dog team of four dogs through the breath-taking Lapland landscape. Two people share one sled and take turns in driving. The dogs howl and pull at their harnesses to get moving; as soon as the anchor is lifted, the dogs fall silent and eagerly start pulling the sled through the woods and over the plains. During the break, around the fire, you will be served coffee and a light lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will be taken to the ICEHOTEL and the Ice Church in Jukkasjärvi. On arrival to the ICEHOTEL complex you will be taken on a guided tour to learn the story of its unique concept. The original ICEHOTEL structure is entirely rebuilt each winter with snow and ice blocks from the nearby Torne River, and the new permanent ICEHOTEL 365 structure – equipped with large solar panels for year-round indoor cooling –is furnished with similar snow and ice designs inside.

    Regardless of whether you spend the night in the new or original structure, the temperature inside is kept at around - 5°C (21°F) at all times. But no worries! You will receive a thermal sleeping bag to keep you warm and handy tips from ICEHOTEL staff on how to sleep comfortably in your own ice room, on soft reindeer skins atop a bed made of ice. 

    Please note that the Icehotel is under construction and opens up on December 15th. Until then, the guided tour and accommodation will be at the Icehotel 365, which is also used throughout the season.  

    Attractions Attractions Attractions
  • Day 3: Visit at a Reindeer Farm

    In the morning you will wake up to find a cup of hot traditional lingonberry juice served at your bedside. Once properly awake you can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the restaurant and warm up in the ICEHOTEL’s sauna to prepare for today’s adventures. You have the morning to explore the area around the ICEHOTEL and the frozen river Torne, located a stone’s throw away.

    In the afternoon you will be picked up and taken on a tour to a Sami reindeer farm for a close encounter with Rudolf and his friends, followed by a traditional snack in a Sami tepee. You’ll also have the chance to try driving a reindeer sled! You will get the opportunity to learn about the daily lives and history of the Sami people, the native people of northern Scandinavia.

    Tonight you will spend the night in a scenic and cosy cabin accommodation nestled in the winter wonderland of Swedish Lapland. Arctic wildlife and reindeer are the natural residents of this area and, if you’re lucky, the northern lights may put on a glorious display. Cosy up around the fireplace and unwind from everyday life. In the evening you will enjoy an excellent dinner made from local ingredients in the small timber lodge.

    You can borrow snowshoes and cross country skis (there is a marked ski trail from/to Reindeer Lodge in the surrounding forest) and have a relaxing bath in the steaming wood-fired sauna with a refreshing jump in the powder snow as a finale.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions
  • Day 4: Departure

    Enjoy a nice breakfast before you are transferred back to Kiruna where you return your borrowed thermal clothing. You will then be transferred to Kiruna Airport in time for your departure flight. If you leave in the afternoon you might want to take some time to explore Kiruna on your own and do some last minute souvenir shopping.

    Attractions

Map

Here’s a map of Sweden, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

We all had a fantastic time

We arrived home from Lapland last night and I just wanted to let you know that we all had a fantastic time. Lapland Safaris, who took us on the night-time snowmobile safari, dog-sledding adventure and reindeer farm, were excellent, very well organised and friendly. The hotel, Clarion Santa Claus, was very comfortable, terrific breakfast each morning and check-out wasn't until 12 noon on the day we left which was great. All your arrangements and bookings worked very smoothly. Thank you.

We learned so much and experienced unique customs

…Our total experience for all tours was very memorable. We learned so much and experienced unique customs and traditions and the Finns and Sami people were very friendly and informative. This is one experience I did not have on my bucket list, but glad we had the opportunity to experience such a wonderful time. Efficient tour operators from booking to the actual tours themselves made it a wonderful winter holiday experience. Thank you.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in three-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. Daily breakfa..

View

Camp Ripan Cabin

Camp Ripan is a family-run hotel with cosy semi-attached cabins in the town of Kiruna. The hotel has a restaurant that serves fres..

View

Tour Information

If you would like to book this tour with an arrival date 4 weeks or less from today, please contact us for assistance.
 
Payment terms
This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking. The final payment is charged 1 month prior to arrival.
 
Cancellation Charges
More than 31 days prior to arrival: 50%
Less than 30 days prior to arrival: 100%
 
Adventure Packages
All of Nordic Visitor’s Lapland travel packages should be considered adventure travel on account of being operated in the Arctic during sometimes extreme weather conditions and with the use of live animals for many excursions. For this reason, those booking a travel package in Lapland (except for those considered family travel packages) should consider themselves at least moderately physically fit and comfortable engaging in activities that are considered adventurous or strenuous.
 
Some things to keep in mind:
  • There will be snow and ice on the ground, sometimes making it difficult to walk.
  • No luggage handling services will be available. You must be prepared and able to carry your own luggage in snowy conditions.
  • Accommodations will be simple in comparison to what you’d find in major urban centres.
  • WC facilities encountered during excursions may be unheated outhouses without running water.
  • During husky safaris where you share one team of huskies with another person, the person standing to drive the sled will need to kick to assist the dogs and may be required to run when sledding uphill.
  • Reindeer and huskies run very fast. Those interested in participating in either a reindeer or husky safari should keep this in mind.
  • Some snowmobile safaris may require you to drive in the dark. Those interested in participating in snowmobile safaris should keep this in mind.
  • By law, those interested in driving a snowmobile must be able to present a valid driver’s license.
The safety of our travellers is our top priority at Nordic Visitor. We reserve the right to change or cancel departures if we feel the conditions will jeopardize the safety of our customers.
 
Snowmobile tours
  • The driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed before driving a snowmobile.
  • Children are seated in a sled pulled by the guides snowmobile during snowmobile safaris
Northern Lights
The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Evening excursions will operate according to the tour schedule, even in unfavourable viewing conditions, and our guides will do their utmost to determine the best possible location for sightings.
 
Activities & Guides
This is a self-guided tour with scheduled guided excursions and activities. All accommodations and included activities and services (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor in close co-operation with trusted local suppliers. You will not have a dedicated guide for the duration of your time in Lapland, but can expect a different qualified guide for each planned excursion. You are responsible for making your way to the specified meeting point for the start of each excursion. The time between scheduled excursions and activities will be free-time.
 
Cabin at Reindeer Lodge
At the Nutti Sámi Siida Reindeer Lodge you'll stay in a cabin of about 20m² with a double bed (some cabins also have a sofa bed that can accommodate up to two more people). Cabins are equipped with both a fire place and an electric heater as well as sleeping bags, bed linen and towels. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the communal timber log building. Sauna with showers and WCs are located in separate communal facilities.Snowshoes and cross country skis are free for use for guests staying at Reindeer Lodge.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Before you travel, Nordic Visitor will provide you with a detailed personal itinerary and vouchers for all services and activities booked for your travel package. You will also be provided with Nordic Visitor’s 24/7 emergency helpline phone number where you can always reach a Nordic Visitor representative during your time in Lapland.
 
Please note: It takes time to make all the arrangements for a complete travel package. The travel consultant must book or reserve each included service individually with each supplier and personalize each itinerary accordingly. For this reason, we encourage our clients to book as far in advance as possible to ensure that your preferred travel dates, accommodation class and additional activities are available.

You might want to have a look at these

Sweden
Best seller
Privately Guided

5 days / 4 nights

8 Jun - 12 Aug

Historic Stockholm

848EUR

Eur

We are here to help

Whether you have a single question or a special request, we're here for you.

here to help