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Complete Abisko Northern Lights Capital Break

Break Available: December - March
4 Night Break

From £1,698 per person (Incl Flights)

Abisko constantly proves to be the best place for consistent sightings of the lights so should be at the top of the list for serious Aurora hunters. In 2015, the UN Year of Light, Abisko was voted by Lonely Planet magazine the best place on earth to see the Northern Lights.

Experience the best of Abisko on this action-packed 4 night Northern Lights holiday. You will benefit from our expertise as the Northern Lights holiday company that first offered Abisko as an Aurora destination.

Our experience is respected by the locals who refer to us as the Abisko Experts!

We also have exclusive access to the Deluxe rooms at Abisko Mountain lodge – the best rooms in town!

Highlights

  • 4 Nights at Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Exclusive visit to Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
  • Snowmobile adventure with fantastic scenery
  • Alaskan Trapper Husky safari in Abisko National Park
  • Northern Lights  Photographic Evening in Abisko National Park
  • Train trip to Narvik in the Norwegian Fjords
  • Visit the Original ICEHOTEL
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DAY 1
Fly to Swedish Lapland. Lappish Dinner and Aurora Hunt

DAY 1
Fly to Swedish Lapland. Lappish Dinner and Aurora Hunt

Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where you will be met and transferred to Abisko (1 hour). On arrival you will check in at Abisko Mountain Lodge and be provided with complimentary Arctic Clothing.

Mina and Dick Johansson, your hosts, run a really friendly and warming Lodge, with a restaurant serving excellent meals using local ingredients.

This evening enjoy the excellent cuisine at Mountain Lodge as you partake in their traditional Lappish menu which includes Reindeer, Arctic Char and Cloudberries – 3 of the unique ingredients to the area. The only thing that can interrupt your evening is the Aurora call.

Abisko Mountain Lodge is in a fantastic location for Northern Lights viewing so if they are visible you may be tempted to step out the door and gaze skywards! There is also the opportunity to wander out for a night walk in one of the best locations on earth for aurora watching.

Meals Included: Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
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Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room

Abisko Mountain Lodge has 4 superior rooms. Housed in a separate annexe across the courtyard these rooms add additional comfort and space with luxurious en suite bathrooms and stylish furnishings. This is a highly recommended upgrade for the marginal increase in cost

Cost: £48 per person per night subject to availability

Deluxe rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Deluxe rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge in Sweden
Abisko Mountain Lodge

DAY 2
2 Daytime Husky Adventure. Visit to Abisko's Aurora Sky Station.

DAY 2
2 Daytime Husky Adventure. Visit to Abisko's Aurora Sky Station.

Abisko National Park is one of the most scenic locations in Sweden and today offers you the opportunity to be driven ‘ Alaskan Trapper’ style by your Musher through this pristine environment.

As the dogs joyously pull you through fresh snow trails enjoy the contrasting beauty of Lake Tornetrask on one side, which totally freezes in winter, and the mountains shielding the National Park on the other. A truly spectacular way to spend a few hours!

Lunch will be enjoyed back at the Lodge.

This evening after dinner at the Lodge take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the Aurora observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask.

Your chances of seeing the Aurora are excellent. Abisko is blessed with a unique climate that brings with it the most cloud-free sky in the region.

The Aurora Sky Station has an exhibition about the Aurora Borealis, created by IRF, the Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna. Here you will learn more about the phenomenon before going out on the viewing deck to begin your night sky gazing.

Transfer back to your hotel at around midnight.

You have the option of upgrading to the the exclusive dinner at the Aurora Sky Station.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Upgrade to Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station

This evening rather than having dinner at the Lodge experience the gourmet dinner at the iconic Aurora Sky Station, allowing you an extra 3 hours in the Sky Station.

Take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask. Enjoy a delicious three course meal at the sky station prepared using the best local ingredients.

Your chances of seeing the aurora are good. Abisko is blessed with many long, dark nights. In addition, there is minimal artificial light. Abisko is situated 250km north of the Arctic Circle and has the most cloud-free sky in Sweden.

Price Per Person: £125 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 3 course dinner

The Aurora Sky Station Abisko, Sweden
The chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
Gourmet meal in Sweden with Arctic Char

DAY 3
Train journey to Norwegian Fjords. Exclusive Northern Lights Photographic Evening.

DAY 3
Train journey to Norwegian Fjords. Exclusive Northern Lights Photographic Evening.

Enjoy the Lodge breakfast before a day trip to Norway!

Take the train from the station near the Lodge and follow the famous iron ore railroad with beautiful mountain vistas, frozen waterfalls and stunning Arctic valleys. Once you cross into Norway enjoy the magnificent views and try to take photos before continuing up and over Björnfjell – a stunning Norwegian mountain dotted with small grass roofed cottages. Meander down the mountain, where small birch trees give way to large evergreens and dramatic mountains fall steeply down into the Norwegian Fjord.

In Narvik you have the opportunity to ascend to the observation deck of the Scandic Hotel and take coffee or lunch (not included), do some souvenir shopping or visit the newly built Peace Museum. This state of the art facility offers a glimpse of what life looked like in these majestic Fjords during the Second World War Nazi occupation.

Note: The train timetable is only printed a couple of months in advance so timings that we provide are based on the previous season.

This evening have dinner at Abisko Mountain Lodge before joining a “Lights Over Lapland” photographer for an opportunity to see and photograph the Aurora Borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park.

You will be supplied with cameras pre set for Aurora photography and spend the evening in Abisko National Park. Your base is a Tepee from which you can venture out to capture the Lights. Even if you have never taken a picture in your life you have a great chance of going home with some beautiful Aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!

Overnight at Abisko Mountain Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Light Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 4
Snowmobile Trip in Abisko National Park. Lodge Dinner & Aurora Hunt.

DAY 4
Snowmobile Trip in Abisko National Park. Lodge Dinner & Aurora Hunt.

After breakfast, Peter your Snowmobile guide, will meet you at the lodge and take you out for a 2 hour exploration of Abisko National Park.

As Abisko National Park surrounds Abisko Mountain Lodge you don’t have to go far to get some awe inspiring views of the frozen Lake Tornetrask and the unique glacial formation of Laporten, which rises like a beacon out of the white desert!

There are fewer more picturesque places to snowmobile in Swedish Lapland.

Return for lunch at the lodge and an afternoon of relaxation.

This evening enjoy dinner at the Lodge prior to aurora hunting from one of the many vantage points at the lodge. A relaxing way to spend the last night of your northern lights holiday in Abisko

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 5
Visit Original ICEHOTEL Prior to Flight Home

DAY 5
Visit Original ICEHOTEL Prior to Flight Home

Breakfast at Abisko Mountain Lodge prior to transfer to the original and best ICEHOTEL, celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2018.

Entrance is included and you have around 2 hours to explore this incredible structure. See the individual art suites designed by artists from all over the world, admire the central lobby, the chapel and the IceBar.

There is also an excellent shop for any last minute souvenir shopping or presents.

You have 3 exciting options for extending your trip. Why not stay a night in an Art Suite in The ICEHOTEL or perhaps take our 3 night Aurora Addicts extension into Norway and finally you have the option of seeing Scandinavia’s capital city, Stockholm and enjoy the comfort and buzz of the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson from ABBA.

Meals included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
  • Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
  • Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway
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Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and always rates in the top 10 most desirable cities in the world to live in. It is also the perfect contrast to a break in the arctic.

The old town in Stockholm is very picturesque and compact and can be done in a full day. Your time will be spent exploring some fascinating landmarks. The VASA museum is world class, the Nobel museum of local interest and for ABBA fans; new in 2013 is the ABBA interactive museum.

Also in December Stockholm has many Christmas markets so a break can allow you to do some shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.

You will stay in the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson of Abba fame. The hotel is an excellent 4* hotel in a quiet square but within walking distance of the old town.

Cost From:

£230 per person for Standard room (weekend rate).

£278 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)

£332 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)

Includes:  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

Stockholm in Sweden
Stockholm in Sweden
Rival Hotel in Stockholm

Night in World Famous Ice Hotel

Swedish Lapland is home to the original and most dramatic ICEHOTEL.

The hotel has two editions:

Permanent ICEHOTEL 365.  (open all year)

This revolutionary design has allowed visitors from around the world to experience the ICEHOTEL all year round. Through a unique cooling system the designers have built all the features of the original icehotel into this amazing structure. Art suites and deluxe art suites are housed in 365

Temporary ICEHOTEL  (open Mid December – End March)

This hotel is rebuilt from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river. As the temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero Ice Artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come spring.

We offer all categories of room from cabins to  Art Suites and the new en suite deluxe art suites in ICEHOTEL 365.

We will make a reservation in the restaurant for you so you can experience some of the region’s best cuisine  (a la carte menu paid for locally)

From £120 per person bed and breakfast  (cabin) – £480 per person   (deluxe art suite) depending on room choice including arctic clothing in winter and transfers to the airport at the end of your stay.

Mind the Gap, Art Suite Icehotel Sweden
Icehotel Art Suite in Sweden
Northern Lights at ICEHOTEL Sweden

Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway

This fantastic 4 night extension to your break enables you to extend your holiday into Norway and visit 3 dramatic sky station locations in search of the northern lights.

DAY 1

Morning at leisure before lunchtime transfer to Abisko, widely regarded as one of the best places one earth for aurora hunting. Settle into your room at Abisko Mountain lodge before enjoying their excellent cuisine at dinner. Afterwards transfer to the Aurora Sky Station for their nightly aurora hunt.

DAY 2

Catch the train from Abisko to Narvik traveling on an historic rail journey with great scenery. In Narvik check into the Grand Hotel. Visit the war museum this afternoon. Tonight enjoy dinner at the Hotel before pick up for a night of Northern Lights hunting. From Narvik town, you will be lifted up to the top of Narvik Fjellet by gondola to a stunning newly renovated lodge to search for Northern Lights alongside an expert Aurora guide. Amazing views over the Fjords and hopefully an aurora display await

DAY 3

Catch the bus via the Polar Park to Tromso. The Polar Park is home to many of the indigenous wildlife of the region. Wolves, bears, Moose and lynx are just a few. On arrival in Tromso check into your hotel the Scandic Ishavshotel your base for the next 2 nights. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel

DAY 4

Explore Tromso, ‘Paris of the North’. We include entrance to the Polar Musuem and a visit to the Arctic Cathedral. Tonight finish your holiday with a final northern lights hunt and dinner as you Experience Tromsø’s best view! The cable car runs from Solliveien up to the mountain ledge in just four minutes. From the viewing platform and restaurant at the upper station enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø, surrounding islands, mountains and fjords and hopefully the Northern Lights!

DAY 5

At Leisure until flybus transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Price: From £995 per person

Includes: 4 Nights accommodation with Breakfast, 4 dinners, trains, buses and transfers, 3 sky station experiences as described, entrance to Polar Park and museums in Narvik and Tromso.

The Northern Lights Gondola in Narvik Norway
Wildlife at Polar Park Norway

Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Northern Lights above Abisko Mountain Lodge
The lounge at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Standard rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden
Deluxe rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Right in the small hamlet of Abisko, world renowned for the frequency of northern lights sightings, lies a small welcoming lodge run by our good friends Mina and Dick Johansson. Dick is one of the most qualified mountain guides in Sweden and looks after all the adventure while Mina can be described as a Skier, Creative CEO and ray of sunshine who lights up the hotel.

Abisko Mountain Lodge offers genuine accommodation in a traditional mountain hotel setting. The service is personal and the cuisine is centred on raw ingredients and is accredited by the Sapmi Slow Food movement, an award that took 4 years to achieve. Chefs are dedicated slow-food addicts and produce wonderful nightly meals!

The 16 twin rooms in the low red 'Swedish style house' are all en-suite. Although basic in the Scandinavian style they are warm and cosy. There are no televisions in the rooms as time is spent meeting guests around the bar or in the wonderful lounge area.

Additionally there are 4 new double superior rooms added in early 2015. These four rooms are in a separate annex and are used exclusively by Weekend a la Carte.

Order a coffee or a glass of wine at the bar, read a magazine or spin a yarn about your arctic adventures and the magnificent aurora displays you have seen.

For those wanting to soothe the muscles there is a sauna.

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The Rival in Stockholm

Rival Hotel in Stockholm
Rival Hotel in Stockholm
Rival Hotel in Stockholm
Rival Hotel in Stockholm

The Rival in Stockholm

For those clients wishing to stay in Stockholm overnight we recommend the Rival Hotel. This is owned in part by composer Benny Andersson, the second 'B' in ABBA and often rated the best hotel by Trip Advisor reviewers.

Located at the Mariatorget Park on the South Island within short walking distance from the Old Town and 3 stops on the subway from the Central Railway Station.

When opening a decade ago the Rival was widely hailed as Stockholm’s first boutique hotel.

The hotel has 7 floors of comfortable rooms. Birch panelling keeps decoration light although in contrast to many other Scandinavian boutique hotels the Rival uses colours and heavy fabrics in a stylish Art Deco-way. The furniture consists mostly of design classics from well-known names such as Claesson and Erik Gunnar Asplund. Portraits of movie stars adorn the comfortable guestrooms. All rooms have 32-inch plasma TV, DVD, iPod dock and and Wi-Fi.

Little touches are evident throughout the decor and with its cafe and restaurant, we think its the best hotel to offer our guests!

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Optional Extras
Upgrade to Abisko Mountain Lodge Superior Room
Deluxe rooms at Abisko Mountain Lodge, Sweden

Abisko Mountain Lodge has 4 superior rooms. Housed in a separate annexe across the courtyard these rooms add additional comfort and space with luxurious en suite bathrooms and stylish furnishings. This is a highly recommended upgrade for the marginal increase in cost

Cost: £48 per person per night subject to availability

Upgrade to Exclusive Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station
The Aurora Sky Station Abisko, Sweden

This evening rather than having dinner at the Lodge experience the gourmet dinner at the iconic Aurora Sky Station, allowing you an extra 3 hours in the Sky Station.

Take the chairlift up Mount Nuolja to the observatory which offers visitors a panoramic view over Lapporten, the Abisko Alps and Tornetrask. Enjoy a delicious three course meal at the sky station prepared using the best local ingredients.

Your chances of seeing the aurora are good. Abisko is blessed with many long, dark nights. In addition, there is minimal artificial light. Abisko is situated 250km north of the Arctic Circle and has the most cloud-free sky in Sweden.

Price Per Person: £125 per person
Timing: 6pm – Midnight
Includes: Transfers, chairlift pass & exclusive 3 course dinner

Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
Stockholm in Sweden

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and always rates in the top 10 most desirable cities in the world to live in. It is also the perfect contrast to a break in the arctic.

The old town in Stockholm is very picturesque and compact and can be done in a full day. Your time will be spent exploring some fascinating landmarks. The VASA museum is world class, the Nobel museum of local interest and for ABBA fans; new in 2013 is the ABBA interactive museum.

Also in December Stockholm has many Christmas markets so a break can allow you to do some shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.

You will stay in the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson of Abba fame. The hotel is an excellent 4* hotel in a quiet square but within walking distance of the old town.

Cost From:

£230 per person for Standard room (weekend rate).

£278 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)

£332 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)

Includes:  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

Night in World Famous Ice Hotel
Mind the Gap, Art Suite Icehotel Sweden

Swedish Lapland is home to the original and most dramatic ICEHOTEL.

The hotel has two editions:

Permanent ICEHOTEL 365.  (open all year)

This revolutionary design has allowed visitors from around the world to experience the ICEHOTEL all year round. Through a unique cooling system the designers have built all the features of the original icehotel into this amazing structure. Art suites and deluxe art suites are housed in 365

Temporary ICEHOTEL  (open Mid December – End March)

This hotel is rebuilt from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river. As the temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero Ice Artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come spring.

We offer all categories of room from cabins to  Art Suites and the new en suite deluxe art suites in ICEHOTEL 365.

We will make a reservation in the restaurant for you so you can experience some of the region’s best cuisine  (a la carte menu paid for locally)

From £120 per person bed and breakfast  (cabin) – £480 per person   (deluxe art suite) depending on room choice including arctic clothing in winter and transfers to the airport at the end of your stay.

Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway
The Northern Lights Gondola in Narvik Norway

This fantastic 4 night extension to your break enables you to extend your holiday into Norway and visit 3 dramatic sky station locations in search of the northern lights.

DAY 1

Morning at leisure before lunchtime transfer to Abisko, widely regarded as one of the best places one earth for aurora hunting. Settle into your room at Abisko Mountain lodge before enjoying their excellent cuisine at dinner. Afterwards transfer to the Aurora Sky Station for their nightly aurora hunt.

DAY 2

Catch the train from Abisko to Narvik traveling on an historic rail journey with great scenery. In Narvik check into the Grand Hotel. Visit the war museum this afternoon. Tonight enjoy dinner at the Hotel before pick up for a night of Northern Lights hunting. From Narvik town, you will be lifted up to the top of Narvik Fjellet by gondola to a stunning newly renovated lodge to search for Northern Lights alongside an expert Aurora guide. Amazing views over the Fjords and hopefully an aurora display await

DAY 3

Catch the bus via the Polar Park to Tromso. The Polar Park is home to many of the indigenous wildlife of the region. Wolves, bears, Moose and lynx are just a few. On arrival in Tromso check into your hotel the Scandic Ishavshotel your base for the next 2 nights. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel

DAY 4

Explore Tromso, ‘Paris of the North’. We include entrance to the Polar Musuem and a visit to the Arctic Cathedral. Tonight finish your holiday with a final northern lights hunt and dinner as you Experience Tromsø’s best view! The cable car runs from Solliveien up to the mountain ledge in just four minutes. From the viewing platform and restaurant at the upper station enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø, surrounding islands, mountains and fjords and hopefully the Northern Lights!

DAY 5

At Leisure until flybus transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Price: From £995 per person

Includes: 4 Nights accommodation with Breakfast, 4 dinners, trains, buses and transfers, 3 sky station experiences as described, entrance to Polar Park and museums in Narvik and Tromso.

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From £1,698 per person (Incl Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 4 nights at Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Night visit to the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko
  • Northern Lights Photo Evening in Abisko National Park
  • Day trip to Norwegian Fjords
  • Husky Day Time Excursion
  • Snowmobile adventure in Abisko National Park
  • Ice Hotel Visit
  • All meals, Transfers, Guides & Arctic clothing

Break Available:

1st-19th December, 3rd January -31st March

Departure Airports:

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick ( Limited)
  • Manchester ( limited)
  • Stockholm.

For clients wishing to travel from the USA, Australia and Asia we can advise of best options.

If you have booked your own flights we can organise ground plans only

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Everything ran so smooth. The activities were excellent especially the dog sledding. Ice hotel was outstanding and Abisko lodge superior rooms amazing. The food was sublime and seeing the aurora was the icing on the cake. We couldn’t have had a better time thank you

Tracy

We wanted a trip to celebrate our big 'O' birthdays. The Aurora Nights trip was all and more we could have expected even though we missed the Northern lights. Great fun snowmobiling, dog sledging & many more activities. Thanks for an awesome time.

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