Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Stockholm
Arrive in Stockholm and transfer to your hotel. After a welcome meeting, join an evening walking tour of this beautiful Swedish capital.
Stay at Scandic Anglais Hotel (4 star)

DAY 2 Stockholm – Lulea
Discover unique character of the 13th century Old Town on your morning city tour of Stockholm. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through its narrow streets with your local guide. See the 700 year-old cathedral of Stockholm, Seat of the Archbishop, also see Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. Afterwards, continue to Arlanda Airport for your flight to Lulea. B
Stay at Clarion Hotel Sense (4 star)

DAY 3 Lulea – Kiruna / Abisko
Today, enjoy free time to explore the largest city in Swedish Lapland. After, enjoy the scenic drive as you depart for Kiruna. This evening, you’ll be transferred to the unique Aurora Sky Station for an Aurora Borealis presentation and the possibility to view the spectacular Northern Lights. B
Stay at Hotel Camp Ripan (3 star)

DAY 4 Kiruna / Jukkasjarvi
Travel to Jukkasjarvi for a guided tour of the well known Icehotel and learn the history of this impressive ice construction with a different design each year. Then continue to Jukkasjarvi Church with its striking interior. Next door is the Nutti Sami Siida where you will have the chance to mingle with the reindeers and enjoy a Sami lunch. BL
Stay at Hotel Camp Ripan (3 star)

DAY 5 Kiruna – Narvik – Svolvaer
This morning, you’ll board the Arctic Circle Train to Narvik, one of the most beautiful train rides in Scandinavia. Then by coach to Svolvaer, be sure to explore this historic fishermens village or perhaps enjoy some dinner at one of the many restaurants. B
Stay at Svinoya Rorbuer Hotel (4 star)

DAY 6 Svolvaer / Lofoten Islands
Explore the countless islets of the Lofoten islands, dramatically indented by fjords and towering rock walls. First stop is Borg and the Viking Lofotr Museum where you’ll see the excavation of the largest known Viking house. Continue through the idyllic village of Leknes before reaching Reine early afternoon for lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Svolvaer via Nusfjord. BL
Stay at Svinoya Rorbuer Hotel (4 star)

DAY 7 Svolvaer / Henningsvaer – Kabelvaag
Embark on a trip to Henningsvaer, one of the most famous fishing villages in Lofoten. Enjoy free time to explore this picturesque town. Continue on to another fishermens village, Kabelvaag where you’ll visit the North Museum to see one of the best preserved squire farms of Lofoten. B
Stay at Svinoya Rorbuer Hotel (4 star)

DAY 8 Svolvaer – Tromso
Today, journey 400km to Tromso. Along the way, make a stop at the famous Polar Park, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to meet wolves, bears, deer, elk and reindeer. BL
Stay at Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)

DAY 9 Tromso
This morning, join a guided tour and introduce yourself to Tromso. 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 and across the bridge to the Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, the cathedral reflects north Norwegian nature, culture, and faith with a monumental stained-glass window. This evening, you’ll be transferred to the Aurora Camp where 300 friendly Alaskan huskies will be happy to greet you and enjoy some cuddles. Then partake in a traditional Norwegian dinner in a cosy Gammehut. Be sure to keep your eye out for the Aurora Borealis. BD
Stay at Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)

DAY 10 Tromso – Alta
The scenic journey from Tromso to Alta is breathtaking regardless of the time of year but especially so in winter. BL
Stay at Thon Alta Hotel (3 star)

DAY 11 Alta
Join a guided tour and experience Northern Europe’s largest and richest rock carving site, the prestigious Alta Museum, and see first hand rock carvings up to 6200 years old that show the life of ancient hunters and fishermen. B
Stay at Thon Alta Hotel (3 star)

DAY 12 Alta – Kirkenes
Depart early for Kirkenes through beautiful northern Lapland. Stop in Karasjok for lunch before continuing on to Kirkenes. BL
Stay at Thon Kirkenes Hotel (4 star)

DAY 13 Kirkenes – Inari – Saariselka

This morning is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join a King Crab Safari**, one of Northern Norway's most memorable experiences. You will be given thermal clothing to wear before heading out on the Kirkenes Fjord. You will come face to face with the giant of the sea, the red king crab can reach up to two meters from claw to claw and weigh up to 15 kilograms. Your catch of the day will be prepared in a remote cabin for a delicious lunch. This afternoon travel south to the centre of the Sami world at Inari, the capital of Lapland. Here you will visit the Sajos Sami Culture Centre and parliament on the shores of Lake Inari. Continue on to the small village of Saariselka, the centre of winter sports in Finland. Check-in to the hotel and enjoy a free evening. BL
Stay at Santa's Tunturi Hotel (4 star)

DAY 14 Saariselka – Rovaniemi
Your adventure continues as you make your way to Rovaniemi, located right on the Arctic Circle. Along the way you will experience one of the highlights of the tour, Sami Reindeer Farm and Sleigh Ride. Meet the traditional Sami farmers who will tell you about the reindeer. Sit in your two person sleigh being pulled by reindeer and experience this traditional and peaceful way of travelling though the serene landscape. A traditional 3-course lunch will be served after the sleigh ride. Afterwards travel the short distance to Rovaniemi and enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure. BL
Stay at Santa's Hotel Santa Claus (4 star)

DAY 15 Rovaniemi - Sinetta
Start your day with a visit to the magical Santa Claus Village. Stroll through the village filled with souvenir shops, Santa's Post Office and cafes, you may even have the chance to meet Santa Claus himself. After hanging out with the big guy in the red suit your journey will take a different turn as you travel to the banks of the Kemi-joki River to experience one of the most idyllic Husky Safaris of the region. You will be welcomed with the enthusiastic barks from the friendly dogs at the husky farm. The head musher will talk about life and training of these animals, you will have the chance to take some great photos. After brief instructions, ride in pairs through the forest behind your husky pack.
Your tour then continue to Sinetta along the winding roads and snowy forest, where you will arrive at the Arctic Snow Hotel and check in to your Glass Igloo. Enjoy the warmth of your Igloo and, with weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the amazing Northern Lights and the millions of stars from the comfort of your bed. B

This evening you may wish to try the Optional **, 1.5hr Snow Sauna and Outdoor Jacuzzi. Or if you are feeling really adventurous you can choose the Optional Tour**, Overnight in a Snow Suite with Evening Sauna and Outdoor Jacuzzi Experience.

Stay at Arctic Snow Hotel in a Glass Igloo

DAY 16 Sinetta / Kemi
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out for a full day filled with activities. First visit the Snow Castle* and enjoy the snow sculptures and complex with its special snow slide. Next experience one of the highlights of your winter adventure as you board the Sampo Icebreaker and spend four hours on this powerful vessel breaking through the ice of the northern Gulf of Bothnia. This incredible experience includes a guided tour of the ship with its massive engine room, communications room and bridge. Enjoy a 3-course meal at the restaurant on board before the opportunity to jump in the sea and float. You will be fitted with a survival suit and those who are brave enough to hop in the sea will receive a certificate for your courage. Return to Rovaniemi where this evening, you are invited to a traditional 3-course dinner in a wooden "Kota' where fresh salmon is slowly grilled over the fire in a big fire pit. BLD
Stay at Arctic Snow Hotel in a Glass Igloo

*The Snow Castle is dependant on weather conditions and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be open before the 19th January.

DAY 17 Sinetta - Rovaniemi
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to Rovaniemi Airport for your onward journey. B

  • Escorted by a professional multilingual Tour Manager
  • 14 nights 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • 2 nightw, Glass Igloo accommodation
  • Economy class flight: Stockholm – Lulea
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2nd class rail: Kiruna – Narvik
  • Group arrival transfer from Stockholm Airport (first day only)
  • Group departure transfer to Rovaniemi Airport (last day only)
  • all tours and transportation as mentioned in the program
  • 16 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 2 dinners

Guided tours

  • Stockholm
  • Tromso

Visit

  • Aurora Sky Station
  • Jukkasjarvi Church
  • Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi
  • Viking Lofotr Museum
  • Polar Park
  • Alta Museum
  • Santa Claus Village

Activities

  • Aurora Husky
  • Reindeer Farm including sleigh ride
  • Sampo Ice Breaker

 

Pricing

 
 
10 Feb 2022
03 Mar 2022
Land of the Northern Lights - Escorted Tour
Twin/DoubleSingle
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$10,795$13,610
$10,795$13,610