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That Christmas Feeling

An authentic and typical pre-Christmas Swedish adventure. This is a small and personal holiday in the beautiful surroundings of the Bay of Bothnia and Brändön Lodge. 

Overview

An authentic and typical pre-Christmas Swedish adventure. This is a small and personal holiday in the beautiful surroundings of the Bay of Bothnia and Brandön Lodge. Great company, great food and a relaxed atmosphere – a perfect pre-Christmas escape.

Small scale genuine winter activities are key to this holiday. Experienced guides live and breathe the remote wilderness of Swedish Lapland and will show you how to make the most of your snowy surroundings. A Nordic Winter Skills Course teaches you how to dress correctly, explore by snowshoes and light a fire in the snow including making a hot drink! 

Take a step back in time with a husky excursion through the Boreal Forest and go in search of the magical northern lights under the northern lights activity corridor.

The highlight of this holiday is the Luleå Gammelstad (Luleå Old Town) winter market. Gammelstad itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site and open air museum. Small red cottages make up a Swedish ‘church village’ where people would stay to attend services due to long travelling distances and unpredictable weather. Now the little cottages serve as a reminder of the past and a great way to show children a traditional Swedish Christmas. The Christmas market itself is spread all over this small village with treats for both adults and children. The large Christmas tree in the centre and the many lights brighten the otherwise dark snowy landscape. The kids may enjoy some of the sweeter treats, while the adults can enjoy Glögg, a Christmas mulled wine. You can explore the different stands, or relax in a cozy café. Either way, this visit will surely immerse you in the holiday spirit. With plenty of handicrafts and festive entertainment, the market really gives you a chance to enjoy the celebration like a Swede.

Itinerary

Saturday 19 December
1.50pm flight from Heathrow to Luleå (via Stockholm)
Meet and greet guided transfer to Brändön Lodge
Evening meal - buffet

Sunday 20 December
Breakfast
Morning at leisure
Lunch
Afternoon excursion to Luleå Old Town Christmas Market
Julbord - Typical Swedish Christmas Table

Monday 21 December
Breakfast
Nordic Winter Skills including wilderness lunch
Afternoon at leisure
Evening meal - buffet

Tuesday 22 December 
Breakfast
1hr husky excursion
Lunch
Afternoon at leisure
Evening meal - buffet
Northern lights excursion

Wednesday 23 December
Breakfast 
Morning at leisure
Early lunch
Transfer to airport
Flight from Luleå departing at 3.55pm
Landing in Heathrow at 7.55pm (via Stockholm)

Accommodation

Brändön Lodge - Swedish Lapland

Major attractions at Brändön Lodge include the northern lights, the magical snow covered forests of Swedish Lapland and the Luleå archipelago. This is the perfect location to enjoy a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

Cosy refurbished cabins surround the main lodge on the frozen edge of the Gulf of Botnia in Swedish Lapland, under the Northern Lights Corridor. The lodge offers a warm welcome with an open fire and a restaurant serving delicious food produced from local ingredients including fish, reindeer, moose and berries.

There are fifteen spacious cabins overlooking the frozen Luleå archipelago made up of 1500 islands. These cabins are ideal for a couples or families. Each cabin was refurbished in 2013 and has two bedrooms (1 x double / twin room, 1 x twin room)  plus a  bathroom. In the lounge there is a TV plus comfortable sofa (extra bed) and windows looking out across the snow covered wilderness. Your stay includes a wood-fired sauna evening.

Click on the image for more photos.

Activities & Excursions

Activities

Your excursions and activities in this holiday are detailed in the itinerary.

Dates

This holiday is available from 19th to 23rd December only.

Prices

Prices from
£1650 per adult
£995 per child (15yrs and younger, min age 6yrs)

Includes
Return flights from the UK to Luleå
Guided transfer to and from Brändön
Accommodation as detailed on a full board basis
(4 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 4 x evening meal)
Activities and excursions as detailed
Warm outer clothing included

Gallery

Information

For more information about travelling to Sweden click here.

For more information about the northern lights click here.

 

Overview

An authentic and typical pre-Christmas Swedish adventure. This is a small and personal holiday in the beautiful surroundings of the Bay of Bothnia and Brandön Lodge. Great company, great food and a relaxed atmosphere – a perfect pre-Christmas escape.

Small scale genuine winter activities are key to this holiday. Experienced guides live and breathe the remote wilderness of Swedish Lapland and will show you how to make the most of your snowy surroundings. A Nordic Winter Skills Course teaches you how to dress correctly, explore by snowshoes and light a fire in the snow including making a hot drink! 

Take a step back in time with a husky excursion through the Boreal Forest and go in search of the magical northern lights under the northern lights activity corridor.

The highlight of this holiday is the Luleå Gammelstad (Luleå Old Town) winter market. Gammelstad itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site and open air museum. Small red cottages make up a Swedish ‘church village’ where people would stay to attend services due to long travelling distances and unpredictable weather. Now the little cottages serve as a reminder of the past and a great way to show children a traditional Swedish Christmas. The Christmas market itself is spread all over this small village with treats for both adults and children. The large Christmas tree in the centre and the many lights brighten the otherwise dark snowy landscape. The kids may enjoy some of the sweeter treats, while the adults can enjoy Glögg, a Christmas mulled wine. You can explore the different stands, or relax in a cozy café. Either way, this visit will surely immerse you in the holiday spirit. With plenty of handicrafts and festive entertainment, the market really gives you a chance to enjoy the celebration like a Swede.

Itinerary

Saturday 19 December
1.50pm flight from Heathrow to Luleå (via Stockholm)
Meet and greet guided transfer to Brändön Lodge
Evening meal - buffet

Sunday 20 December
Breakfast
Morning at leisure
Lunch
Afternoon excursion to Luleå Old Town Christmas Market
Julbord - Typical Swedish Christmas Table

Monday 21 December
Breakfast
Nordic Winter Skills including wilderness lunch
Afternoon at leisure
Evening meal - buffet

Tuesday 22 December 
Breakfast
1hr husky excursion
Lunch
Afternoon at leisure
Evening meal - buffet
Northern lights excursion

Wednesday 23 December
Breakfast 
Morning at leisure
Early lunch
Transfer to airport
Flight from Luleå departing at 3.55pm
Landing in Heathrow at 7.55pm (via Stockholm)

Accomodation

Brändön Lodge - Swedish Lapland

Major attractions at Brändön Lodge include the northern lights, the magical snow covered forests of Swedish Lapland and the Luleå archipelago. This is the perfect location to enjoy a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

Cosy refurbished cabins surround the main lodge on the frozen edge of the Gulf of Botnia in Swedish Lapland, under the Northern Lights Corridor. The lodge offers a warm welcome with an open fire and a restaurant serving delicious food produced from local ingredients including fish, reindeer, moose and berries.

There are fifteen spacious cabins overlooking the frozen Luleå archipelago made up of 1500 islands. These cabins are ideal for a couples or families. Each cabin was refurbished in 2013 and has two bedrooms (1 x double / twin room, 1 x twin room)  plus a  bathroom. In the lounge there is a TV plus comfortable sofa (extra bed) and windows looking out across the snow covered wilderness. Your stay includes a wood-fired sauna evening.

Click on the image for more photos.

Excursions

Activities

Your excursions and activities in this holiday are detailed in the itinerary.

Dates

This holiday is available from 19th to 23rd December only.

Prices

Prices from
£1650 per adult
£995 per child (15yrs and younger, min age 6yrs)

Includes
Return flights from the UK to Luleå
Guided transfer to and from Brändön
Accommodation as detailed on a full board basis
(4 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 4 x evening meal)
Activities and excursions as detailed
Warm outer clothing included

Gallery More Info

For more information about travelling to Sweden click here.

For more information about the northern lights click here.