Sweden

Tailor Made Holidays to Sweden & Lapland – Northern Lights, Ice Hotel, Tree Hotel, Arctic Adventures. 

At the heart of Scandinavia, Sweden offers stunning landscapes and wonderful hospitality. It is a country of huge forests, mountain ranges, massive lakes and a long coastline. Why not take a city break to Sweden? Stockholm, the capital, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, sometimes known as the ‘Venice of the north’ being spread over 14 islands with a long viking history.  Surrounding the city are over 30,000 islands and lush countryside. Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and it’s main sea port surrounded by rocky coastlines and islands and being a vibrant University city. There are a host of medieval towns around Sweden, the ancient city of Malmo being of particular interest. Travel by water from Stockholm to Gothenburg on a fabulous cruise!

For food lovers, Sweden is a paradise! Local specialties include Kalix bleak roe, lobster, oysters, salmon, wild boar, deer and berries. The west coast is particularly high on the list for the gourmet explorer – smoked fish, wild mushrooms and local cheese are amongst the ingredients used here by world class chefs.

Natural history holidays here include visits to some of the 29 national parks with the island of Stora Karlso in Gotland being a haven for bird life.  There are great walking trails and hikes around Sweden with the Sormland region being a great base.

Head to Northern Sweden to meet the Sami people of Lapland and explore the land of the Midnight sun from the end of May to mid June or in winter you might see the Northern Lights. The best place to head in Sweden to see this is high above the Arctic Circle at Kiruna, from where you can visit and stay in the Ice Hotel. 17km east of Kiruna and 200km north of the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland is the tiny village of Jukkasjarvi.  The Icehotel is built by the side of a river during November where it stays through the winter until it melts back into the river in Spring.  Another unique place to stay in Arctic Sweden is the Tree Hotel at Harads near Lulea, see details on the Polar Express itinerary, but this can be tailored into a holiday to suit you.

One of the best places in Europe to see the Northern Lights is Abisko which is on a cross country skiing trail.

There are plenty of winter activities available in Swedish Lapland including husky dog sledding, snowmobiles, meet the Sami reindeer herders, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sleigh rides, northern lights and many more – ask me for a full list and to tailor make a winter holiday or honeymoon to Arctic Sweden.

 

We got back from our holiday to Sweden yesterday and I just wanted to say thank you, it was great! The Tree Hotel was fabulous but it is a bit of a hike up hill in the dark on slippery walkways! Talking to the other guests, the blue cone room we had may not be a […]
Linda Bryceland – Sweden (February 2015)
February 17, 2015

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for organizing at late notice our holiday to Sweden. We had the most amazing time and got to see the Northern Lights on three nights, so we were really lucky. The trips were very well organized, the food was delicious and the people were charming. Camp Ripan was a great place to stay too. Thanks again for making it all happen for us.
Furley-Strandburg Family – Sweden (January 2013)
February 14, 2013

The tree hotel in Sweden was fantastic, we loved it and stayed in the Mirror Cube, when we woke up there were 12 reindeer asleep below the cube. Loved all excursions and cooking on an open fire in the forest in the snow was something else!
Denise Bush – Sweden (January 2013)
February 13, 2013

Thank you for organising such a great schedule for us on our recent trip to Norway, especially at such short notice and with so much demand this season for Northern Lights. The Igloo Hotel was a sight to behold, the level of detail they go to throughout but particularly for the little chapel was amazing.
Cathy Bauso – Northern Norway (March 2012)
March 27, 2012

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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Dogsledding

Experience the wild snow covered wilderness of the Arctic mushing your own team of husky dogs or travel with expert leaders and enjoy the ride!

Ice & Snow Hotels & Igloos

Ice Hotels, snow hotels, aurora bubbles and igloos to stay in - see the Northern Lights, enjoy winter adventure activities such as dog sledding, Snow mobiles & snow shoes.

Swedish Polar Express & Tree Hotel

A fabulous winter adventure to Sweden including Stockholm, a train journey into the Arctic, a night in the Tree Hotel, a night at the Ice Hotel and chance to see the Northern Lights!

Couples Retreat in Lapland

This exclusive holiday has been tailored to suit the whole family. Learn new wilderness skills and experience unique thrills on the frozen sea and surrounding area.

Family Half Term Arctic Adventure Holiday

This exclusive holiday has been tailored to suit the whole family. Learn new wilderness skills and experience unique thrills on the frozen sea and surrounding area.

The Northern Lights

Northern Lights sightings recently have been some of the best for 50 years! Combine an Arctic or Lapland adventure with this must see experience!

Abisko & Aurora at Camp Ripan

Travel to Swedish Lapland for Snow adventures and a chance to see the Northern Lights. During your days you will mush with Huskies, and you can even choose to drive your own Snowmobile, snowshoe or meet a Sami Reindeer Herder.

Stockholm to Gothenburg via Gota Canal

Travel in style by water between Sweden's two biggest citites enjoying sightseeing along the way on the Gota Canal.