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LOFOTEN & ARCTIC NORTHERN LIGHTS Winter Tour 10 days/9 nights



  • Winter activities
  • Aurora Sky Station
  • Ice Hotel Visit
  • Jukkasjarvi Church
  • Sami lunch at Café Sapmi
  • Lofoten Viking Museum
  • Polar Park visit
  • Aurora Husky visits with a traditional dinner

Scandic Anglais ****

Arrive at Stockholm Airport, meet and greet by our English-speaking representative for regular arrival transfer service to the hotel for check-in. Please receive our welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held at 18:00, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure.

DURATION: approximately 2 hours (20:00 – 22:00)
MEETING TIME: 19:45 at the hotel reception
INCLUDES: guided tour

Join us for a walking evening tour of the beautiful Swedish capital. Meet your Tour Director at 19:45 hours at your hotel lobby to explore this beautiful city regardless of the time of the year. Your hotel, located in the heart of the capital, gives easy access to the main sights such as the walking street Drottningsgatan, the beautiful Kungsträdgaarden and the emblematic Old Town with the Royal Palace.

DAY 2: (FRIDAY) STOCKHOLM – LULEA (1h20m flight)
Clarion Hotel Sense ****

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with a local guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing. Stockholm is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges. The city embraces the unique character of the 13th-century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture. Lake Malaren borders Stockholm's islands in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east, where the archipelago, with its 30.000 islands, awaits exploration. The capital is a big city with a small-town personality. Stockholm is proudly called "Beauty on Water", and a sightseeing tour, which includes a walk in the Old Town, makes for a memorable morning tour. Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through its narrow streets. The seven-hundred-year-old cathedral of Stockholm, the Seat of the Archbishop, will be seen during your stroll through Old Town, where you will also get a chance to see Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour ends at Arlanda Airport, where you will board a flight for Lulea (included). Upon arrival in Lulea, transfer to your hotel for check-in. The evening is at leisure.

Hotel Camp Ripan ***+

Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy some free time to explore the city of Lulea, the largest municipality in Swedish Lapland, located at the mouth of the Lule River. Meet in the hotel reception at 11:00 and board the private coach towards Kiruna. The scenic ride across the top of Sweden gives you time to relax while taking in the beauty of nature. We will stop for lunch (not included) along the way. Arrive in Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden, and check in to your hotel, where you can enjoy an early evening meal (not included) before the extraordinary experience of the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko.

DURATION: approximately 7 hours (19:30 – 02:30)
MEETING TIME: 19:15 at the hotel reception
INCLUDES: transportation, warm overalls, ski-lift & guided tour

Meet up at the hotel at 19:15 and board your private coach towards Abisko. From 21:00 – 01:00, the unique Aurora Sky Station offers the possibility to gaze at the Northern Lights and the stars from a large outdoor terrace and lookout tower. Inside you find a Northern Lights exhibition with a comprehensive presentation of the Aurora Borealis. In the warm cosy café, you may treat yourself to "fika" (coffee break) and cake or browse for a souvenir.

Breakfast & Lunch
Camp Ripan ***+

Breakfast at the hotel and the morning at leisure. Meet up at the hotel reception at 11:00 to prepare for a day full of adventure. Your private coach takes you on an 18km ride to Jukkasjarvi, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the world's most well-known Icehotel, the first in the world dating back to the late 80ies and learn the history of the impressive ice construction rising out of the snow and ice - every year in a new form. Following the visit to the ICEHOTEL, our coach will drive you 1 km down the road to the Jukkasjarvi Church with its striking interior. Right next door Nutti Sami Siida awaits you. Here you will have a chance to mingle with reindeer and enjoy a traditional Sami lunch (included) at approximately 15:00 and transfer back to the hotel.

DURATION: approximately 30 minutes (12:00-12:30)

The story of ICEHOTEL began in 1989 when it became the world's first and largest hotel of ice and snow. It is also Sweden's most unique and probably most comprehensive private art gallery. Every year, it is built up in a new shape, carefully designed and handmade by some 70 artists worldwide. With the opening of ICEHOTEL 365, you can now experience ice art all year round. The tour starts outside.

JUKKASJARVI CHURCH (The oldest wooden church in Swedish Lapland) INCLUDED

A traditional sight awaits at the end of the dead-end Marknadsvagen: an old wooden Sami church, parts of which date from 1608, making it the oldest surviving church in Lapland. Check out the richly decorated altarpiece by Uppsala artist Bror Hjorth, depicting the revivalist preacher Lars Levi Laestadius alongside the woman who inspired him to rid Lapland of alcohol, Maria of Aasele. The triptych was given to the church in 1958 by the mining company, LKAB, then celebrating its 350th anniversary. Under the floor are the mummified remains of villagers who died here in the eighteenth century (not on display). The sandy ground and frost are thought to have been responsible for keeping the bodies, including that of a woman dressed in a white wedding dress and high-heeled shoes, so remarkably well preserved. The organ above the door is made from reindeer horn and birch wood; the artwork in the centre of the organ, suspended over the pipes, symbolizes the sun rising over the theLapporten, the two U-shaped mountaintops near Abisko, which are one of Lapland's most enduring images.

NUTTI SAMI SIIDA – a meeting place and cafe LUNCH INCLUDED

Markanbaiki is an easily accessible, vibrant meeting place in Jukkasjarvi for visitors from near and far who want to engage their senses to experience Sapmi. You will find grazing reindeer at the banks of mighty River Torne and outdoor exhibitions covering nomadic and modern Sami life. Stroll around on your own and explore the area. Enjoy a traditional Sami lunch at Café Sapmi (included) and warm up near the fire. Check out some local handicrafts in the shop and chat with the staff. All this and more are found in the old market and assembly place that is the origin of the village of Jukkasjarvi. At some point during the visit, you will be allowed into the reindeer enclosure (together with a guide) for an up-close encounter with the friendly animals.

Train from Kiruna – Narvik (173km/3 h 30 min)
Narvik – Svolvær (230 km)
Svinøya Rorbuer ****

Breakfast at the hotel and meet up at the hotel reception to depart by private coach towards Kiruna train station. Board the Arctic Circle Train(09:29 – 12:54) with only your hand luggage as the coach transports your other belongings. For the next 3,5 hours, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the most beautiful train ride in the region. This training, part of the Iron Ore Line, played a central role during WWII, supplying the Germans with iron critical for the wartime production of steel. Disembark in Narvik and enjoy a casual lunch (not included) before continuing towards Svolvaer by a private coach. Arrive in Svolvaer and check in at your hotel. Enjoy an evening meal of your choice in town (not included). Your guide will happily help you find a restaurant to match your expectations. The city has an ancient history as a fishing village, and the fishing tradition remains one of the most critical economic foundations of the city. Asides from the proud fishing culture, Svolvaer offers magnificent nature, a cultural scene with many galleries and the well-known Lofoten War Memorial Museum.

PRICE/PERSON: on request
DURATION: approximately 3 hours (18:30 – 21:30)
MEETING TIME: 18:15 at the hotel reception
INCLUDES: transportation, guided tour, 3-course dinner
Min 4 persons

Svinoya is the oldest part of Svolvaer and has been a thriving, vibrant fishing village since 1828. You will experience a living fishing village and learn about the culture. Your guide will tell stories of how the fishermen lived 100 years ago and what happened in the Trollfjord in 1890. Hear all the stories, ask all the questions and smell and taste the stockfish. Remember warm clothes, sensible footwear and your camera to be able to capture the memories. You finish your evening with a 3-course dinner at Borsen Spiseri – the most distinctive restaurant in the Lofoten Islands. The restaurant is housed in a venerable quayside warehouse dating back to 1828. The dishes you will be served are all made with unique, fresh, and local ingredients from Lofoten.

Breakfast & Lunch
Svinøya Rorbuer ****

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from the hotel by private coach at 09:00. The first stop on our journey will be the Viking Lofotr Museum, where you can see the excavation of the largest known Viking house. Arrival at the museum around 10:00. Open all year, this museum offers several permanent exhibitions with audio guides the state-of-the-art in museum technology. Upon arrival, you will be taken on a guided museum tour. Following the visit to Lofotr, the trip continues through the idyllic village of Leknes before reaching Reine at approximately 13:30 for lunch at the local restaurant (included). After lunch, we continue via Nusfjord and return toSvolvaer at the end of the afternoon (approximately 18:30). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Svinøya Rorbuer ****

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we invite you to continue discovering the wonders of Lofoten—departure by coach at 09:30 hours towards Henningsvaer. After an approximately 30-minute journey, we arrive at one of the most famous fishing villages of Lofoten, inhabited by only 1300 people. Here we will leave you some free time to explore this beautiful town on your own and enjoy lunch (not included). At 13:30, the coach continues towards Kabelvaag, another vital fishing village, to visit the North Museum (Nord Museum), where the history of the local fishing industry is presented in one of the best-preserved squire farms of Lofoten. On the site of the medieval city, you will find the stately main building of 1815, authentic fishing huts and boathouses. The museum also offers exhibitions on Lofoten fishing history, ports, lighthouses, and traditional crafts. Return to Svolvaer in the middle of the afternoon and enjoy some free time before this evening's optional tour.

DURATION: 3-4 hours (20:00– 00:00)
MEETING TIME: 19:45 at the hotel reception
INCLUDES: Transportation, guide & use of a tripod
Min 2 persons

Board your bus outside the hotel to take you on a search for the Northern Lights - the Aurora Boreal. The hunt for the northern lights will take you through frozen lakes, silent forests, beaches and small fishing villages. As it is impossible to predict when the Aurora will appear during the evening, your guide will keep a close eye on the sky for you looking for the Aurora. This is an evening tour for lovers of adventure, photography and knowledge.

Breakfast + Lunch Box
Clarion The Edge ****

Breakfast at the hotel and meet at the hotel reception at 09:00 to continue your journey. You will travel by private coach to your next destination Tromso, a distance of 400 km will be crossed in 10 hours. We will stop at the famous Polar Park - the world's northernmost animal park.


Polar Park is home to the large carnivores of the Nordic countries and the Nordic deer. The adventure and animal park opened on June 18, 1994, and is based upon the vision of presenting animals in their natural surroundings. The park prides itself on having the world's largest area per animal. On the guided tour, you will have the unique opportunity to meet wolves, bears, deer, elk and reindeer. During the visit, you may enjoy a delicious traditional Norwegian meal indoors in the cosy restaurant (not included). After the visit to Polar Park, the journey continues to Tromso. Check-in at your hotel. Evening at leisure.

OPTIONAL: – Tromso Cable Car
Children 7 – 12 years: 30% discount
DURATION: approximately 2 hours (20:00 – 22:00)
MEETING TIME: 19:45 in the hotel reception
INCLUDES: Transportation, lift ride & Guide
Min 2 persons

A short transfer will take you from the hotel to the Cable Car Station. Board a gondola, and in just four minutes, you will be transported 421 m above sea level to experience Tromso's best view. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromso and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. With a bit of luck, the northern lights will show themselves to us and enhance this evening experience. PRE-BOOKING AND IN SITU.

Breakfast & Light Dinner
Clarion The Edge ****

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour and a perfect introduction to Tromso. Tromso enjoys a subarctic climate, its location corresponding to the northern coast of Alaska. Learn about the indigenous Sami people, their traditional culture and recent history. Following this, you will continue a tour around the island, passing Lake Prestvatn, where the Meteorological Institute is situated. Travel across the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral to visit this masterpiece by Jan Inge Hovig. Built-in 1965, the cathedral reflects North Norwegian nature, culture, and faith with a huge stained-glass window. Afternoon at leisure.

OPTIONAL: POLARIS Museum & Tromsø University Museum
DURATION: With Tour Leader
Coach at disposal for 2:30 hours
Entrance - Tromsø University Museum
Entrance - Polaria
Min 6 persons

Polaris is the world's most northerly aquarium and looks like the world's most giant dominoes have been knocked over. This arctic aquarium which opened in 1998, focuses on educating visitors about the exotic, freezing waters of the Nordic North. The museum portions of the aquarium feature display on the Svalbard region as well as simulated permafrost. In contrast, the aquarium proper contains rare specimens of cold-water fish and other arctic marine life from the area. The main attraction is a large pool that houses several large-bearded seals that visitors can get remarkably close to thanks to viewing bubbles in the tank wall. Maybe the most remarkable aspect of the aquarium is the building itself. It was designed to evoke massive ice flows that have pushed against one another, breaking and stacking into a slanted fringe. In effect, the structure looks almost like a series of buildings toppled into each other as dominoes cascade. The Arctic University Museum of Tromso offers diverse and insightful exhibitions from northern culture, including everything from Norway's oldest chewing gum to the lights of the north and Vikings. Located in Tromsø, a city Nylund describes as The Port to the Arctic Ocean, the museum is a place for cutting-edge research in subjects ranging from mosquitos and Vikings to fossils, Polar exploration, and the indigenous Sami people. The museum offers three different attractions: Tromsø Museum, the Polar Museum and the Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden.

DURATION: 4 hours (19:00-23:00)
MEETING TIME: 18:30 at the hotel reception
INCLUDED: transportation, guide, warm overalls, traditional Norwegian dinner

Be ready for a pick-up right outside your hotel at 18:30, where you will be met by a representative from Tromso Villmarkssenter and taken on a 25-minute bus ride to the Aurora Camp. At the camp, you will be equipped with thermal overalls and boots to keep you nice and warm all evening. Three hundred friendly Alaskan huskies are waiting to greet you and enjoy some cuddles, followed by an affectionate and playful visit to the puppy enclosure. Once you have filled up on puppy love, it is time to enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner in our cosy Gamme-hut (turf home). You will be served Norwegian Bacalao, prepared with locally sourced cod and tomato sauce, and for dessert, their savoury signature chocolate cake. As it is impossible to predict when the Aurora will appear during the evening, your guide will keep a close eye on the sky for you, and the program will be adjusted accordingly. For those of you who wish to sit outside and wait for it to appear, a bonfire will set the mood and keep you toasty.


Breakfast and the rest of your day at leisure until your transfer by regular Flybussen to Tromso airport in good time for your departure flight.


• Beverages or any extras
• Porter Service
• Any services not mentioned in the program

  • 9 nights in First Class hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 9 breakfasts, buffet style
  • 1 dinners & 2 lunches + 1 lunch box as mentioned in the program

(all lunches & dinners are 3-course meals or buffets including coffee, unless otherwise specified)

  • Bi-lingual Tour Escort (English & Spanish or Portuguese) from Day 3 to Day 10 inclusive
  • 3-hours guided city tour of Stockholm
  • 2-hours guided city tour of Tromso
  • Flight from Stockholm to Lulea included
  • Regular arrival transfer from Stockholm Airport
  • Departure transfer in Tromso by public service Flybussen
  • The long-distance coach from day 3-9 offers WIFI
  • All tours and transportation, as mentioned in the program
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
  • Outdoor clothing for winter activities/safaris as mentioned in the program. For further information please consult the general conditions
  • Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person

Please note! Regular arrival transfer services included in the program are only available from the airport in Stockholm and only on the published official beginning date of the tour. Departure transfer in Tromso is by regular (public) airport bus service by Flybussen. The transfer is escorted by an English-speaking driver and is shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.

Scandic Anglais

Scandic Anglais is located in the very heart of Stockholm. Just around the corner you will find many popular restaurants, bars and nightclubs, as well asthe best shopping in Stockholm. Scandic Anglais offers you all the comforts of a modern hotel and proudly holds the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Clarion Hotel Sense
With the pulse from the pedestrian street in the back and overlooking Norra harbor, Clarion Hotel Sense is located in the heart of Lulea. Here you get totaste a whole new hotel experience. You live small and modern or spacious and practical. Relaxed atmosphere is accompanied by playful elegance.Stone and steel in a colorful shimmer. The city's range of culture, entertainment, food and shopping can be found just around the corner.

Camp Ripan
Camp Ripan is located about 145km above the Arctic Circle in a mountain scenery, a 10-minute walk from the center of Kiruna. Design, décor, and choiceof materials always instill a sense of purity and simplicity, reflecting the nature, culture and atmosphere of this mountain city.

Svinøya Rorbuer
Discover Norway’s majestic Lofoten Islands with Svinoya Rorbuer as your base. At Svinoya you can stay in our cozy and comfortable rorbu cabins whileexploring the unique Lofoten Islands. The rorbu cabins are idyllically located between the fish landing station, quayside buildings, fish racks and old localbuildings. With the open ocean on one side, and the spectacular Lofoten mountains on the other. A vibrant fishing village in the town of Svolvaer.

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Clarion Hotel The Edge is situated right in the center of Tromso, just by the water, from where you can enjoy great views of the city's stunning architecture from Tromso's only skybar located on the 11th floor.

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