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Ice & Auroras in Swedish Lapland (5 days)

50 Degrees North

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden To Abisko, Sweden

Valid for Departures: 20 Dec 2018 - 15 Apr 2019

Ice & Auroras in Swedish Lapland (5 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
ICEHOTEL None

Day 1: Arrive Kiruna, transfer to ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi

On arrival in Kiruna you will be brought to Jukkasjärvi, and your accommodation at the ICEHOTEL. Wander around the ICEHOTEL - check out all the different art suites. Choose between two restaurants - the ICE Restaurant with an "Ice Menu" or the Old Homestead with a more traditional feel.

In the evening you can enjoy a drink in the uber-cool icebar before settling into your snow room at the ICEHOTEL.

Inside ICEHOTEL, the temperature is never colder than -5 °C to -8 °C, regardless of how cold it may be outside. Dress in warm thermal underwear, put on a hat and slip into the cozy sleeping bag. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet, morning sauna and towels are included in your stay.

Day 2
Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
ICEHOTEL Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Dog sledding and Aurora Hunt

What better way to start the day than a dog sled journey across the snowy landscape to a wilderness camp, followed by lunch. Afterwards ride back to the kennel to learn more about the Arctic dogs and their daily life. You can go for a wander in the afternoon - visiting the local village to see the Museum and pretty church.

In the evening, rug up for a snowmobile excursion in search of the Northern Lights. Dinner included at a wilderness camp.

This evening you will stay in a warm room, i.e. a normal hotel room and enjoy a good long sleep.

Note: The ICEHOTEL loans you, free of charge, snow boots and for those who feel cold, onesie snow suits.

Day 3
Bjorkliden, Sweden
Hotel Fjället in Björ Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: In the Middle of the Aurora Zone

After breakfast transfer to Kiruna train station for an hour's train ride to Bjorkliden. An evening visit to the Aurora Sky Station, including an aurora exhibition and dinner.

Bjorkliden, in the middle of the Aurora zone, is considered to be the best place on earth to see the Aurora Borealis. With its fresh, clean air and its practically permanent cloud-free sky the prerequisites in Bjorkliden are optimal. More or less active northern lights can be seen almost every night, however, can never be guaranteed.

Day 4
Abisko, Sweden
Hotel Fjället in Björ Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Free day in Bjorkliden

The morning is free in Bjorkliden to enjoy the winter landscape, or just to laze around in the lodge or hut and enjoy the warmth of the Scandinavian indoors in winter.

In Björkliden you can enjoy optional activities such as snowshoeing, ice climbing, dogsledding or snowmobiling (advance bookings recommended).

Dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Day 5
Abisko, Sweden
None Breakfast

Day 5: Depart Kiruna

After breakfast depart by train or shuttle bus back to Kiruna for your departure.

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Description


The original ICEHOTEL is located as far as 200km inside the Arctic Circle, in the little village of Jukkasjärvi, and on the banks of Torne River. This place has been a crossroads and marketplace for the reindeer herders, the Sami, and fur traders from the south for more than 400 years. Historically, few tourists have visited Jukkasjärvi throughout its long, dark, cold and snowy winters. However, in 1989, the ICEHOTEL was created for the first time and it turned the seasons on their head, making the northern winter the peak tourist season. 2015/16 marks the 26th yearly rebuilding of ICEHOTEL and it has become one of the world’s largest ice structures.


Abisko, in the middle of the Aurora zone, is considered to be one of best places on earth to see the Aurora Borealis. A visit to the Aurora Sky Station, accessible only by a chairlift which is high up above the lights of the village, allow you a great chance to experience the Northern Lights.


Day 1: Arrive Kiruna, transfer to ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi


Day 2: Dog sledding and Aurora Hunt


Day 3: In the Middle of the Aurora Zone


Day 4: Free day in Abisko


Day 5: Depart Kiruna


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50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

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By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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