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Lapland Guest House - Swedish Lapland

Cosy guest house and tiny traditional Swedish village surrounded by forests where the snow hangs heavy in the trees and civilisation is long forgotten.

Overview

Johan and Eva are your hosts at Lapland Guest House. They offer plenty of warmth as the fire roars in the corner and the candles give out a soothing yellow glow as the long cold winters draw in, snow silently falls and temperatures drop to well below zero. This is a small insight into a genuine way of life deep 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle.

Johan has grown up in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and is perfectly at home in an environment that is completely alien to most visitors to his guest house. As an experienced guide he will walk you through each step, teaching you the tricks required to thrive in Swedish Lapland. You can be certain you will end your holiday feeling refreshed, more knowledgeable and eager to see more of this wonderful location.

Explore the virgin snow by husky, snowmobile or snowshoe and step inside the life of the indigenous Sami who are traditionally nomadic as they herd reindeer on seasonal migrations from forest to mountain. Civilisation is many kilometres away and wildlife runs free; moose and reindeer are common sights and you don’t have to go far to see the northern lights; Kangos Guest House and the immediate surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos.

During the evenings relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy a sauna by the river.

Highlights of this holiday
- Remote isolation in a magical snow-covered environment
- Cosy guest house environment
- Glorious winter scenery
- Range of low-key small and personal activities

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Kiruna (via Stockholm).
1hr30 transfer from Kiruna airport to Kangos Guest House.
Good chances of seeing moose and reindeer along the way - keep your camera close by.
Warm welcome and check in.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 2
Breakfast.
You are visiting this incredible region for the nature and scenery.
Lunch is included at the guest house but we encourage you to book an excursion and get out into the wilderness.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 3
Breakfast.
Lunch. Optional excursions.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 4
Breakfast.
1hr30 transfer to the airport.
Return flights to the UK or continue your holiday in Swedish Lapland with Simply Sweden.

Accommodation

Lapland Guest House - Kangos (Swedish Lapland)

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A cluster of small traditional stugor (cabins), up to 210 yrs old, surround the main guest house, which melt into their surroundings on the banks of the Lainio River. There are 9 rooms across 4 cabins, the Annex, Bear´s Den, Owl´s Nest and the new ‘Viking Cabin’. All rooms are individually decorated each with their own charm and character. A traditional wood fired sauna and a warm Jacuzzi are cleverly hidden by the river.

Kangos is a quaint little village, typical of this remote area of Swedish Lapland, which when blanketed in pure white snow, provides a quiet and relaxing escape in a winter wonderland, off the beaten tourist trail, with the locals for company. 

There is one little surprise - almost everything is for sale! Antiques, local art and sami crafts decorate this guest house and turn it into a live-in unobtrusive souvenir shop. We are sure you will find something memorable to take home!

Brief details
- New for 2017 is the Viking Cabin has been decorated with handmade details and has one double room, one single room and a sleeping loft with 2 beds. The cabin has a beautiful fireplace, one bathroom with toilet and shower and a small kitchen. Perfect for 4 (or a cosy 5) guests for a family or friends. This is always booked exclusively by one group or family.
- The Bear’s Den is an intriguing cabin dating from 1880, has 1 bedroom and a comfortable lounge.
- All rooms have private toilet and shower.
- The dining room is in the main house and all bedrooms are in the surrounding cabins. 
- Sauna and Jacuzzi by the river.
- Sweden is a well-connected country and even in this remote area WiFi is available.

Activities & Excursions

Lapland Guest House 2017/18

Please note that the price has been reduced where lunch is included to reflect that lunch has been paid for as part of your full board holiday at Lapland Guest House.

Northern Lights Excursion - 2hrs
A guided excursion into the remote wilderness to admire the northern lights as they dance across the night sky. Keep warm around the camp fire. 
£99 per person.

Ice Fishing - 4hrs
One of the most popular pastimes with the locals. A relaxing way to soak up the silence of nature. Lunch is served around an open fire.
£150 per person including lunch. 

Sami and Reindeer Excursion - 4hrs
The Sami and traditionally nomadic and follow their reindeer across Lapland, from mountains to forests. They have a fascinating culture and a way of life unimaginable in the UK and beyond. This is a simple peak inside their culture and traditions.
£180 per person including lunch.

Husky Excursion - 4hrs
A hands on back to basics excursion with some very friendly and eager 4 legged friends. Glide silently over frozen lakes and through white forests. Choose whether to drive or sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
£240 per person including lunch.

Snowshoe Excursion - 4hrs
One of the most traditional ways to travel across soft snow, snowshoeing is suitable for almost everyone and it is easy to grasp the simple techniques. You are likely to see lots of animal tracks in the snow.
£92 per person including lunch. 

Snowmobile Tour - 4hrs
A more modern method to travel long distances quite quickly and now more important than a car in remote regions during the winter months. You will drive the snowmobiles!
£210 per person including lunch (2 people per snowmobile).

Available for rent locally
- Ice fishing equipment
- Snowshoes
- Cross country skis
- Kick sled

 

Dates

This holiday is available between December and March.

Prices

Price from £1465 per person

Upgrade to the Viking Cabin
£435pp based on 2 guests
£25pp based on 4 guests

Includes
Flights from the UK to Kiruna (can also be booked without flights)
Airport transfers between Kiruna airport and Kangos Guest House
3 nights accommodation
3 x breakfast
2 x lunches
3 x evening meals
Warm outer clothing (hat, suit, boots and mittens)
Jacuzzi and traditional wood fired sauna

 

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Overview

Johan and Eva are your hosts at Lapland Guest House. They offer plenty of warmth as the fire roars in the corner and the candles give out a soothing yellow glow as the long cold winters draw in, snow silently falls and temperatures drop to well below zero. This is a small insight into a genuine way of life deep 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle.

Johan has grown up in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and is perfectly at home in an environment that is completely alien to most visitors to his guest house. As an experienced guide he will walk you through each step, teaching you the tricks required to thrive in Swedish Lapland. You can be certain you will end your holiday feeling refreshed, more knowledgeable and eager to see more of this wonderful location.

Explore the virgin snow by husky, snowmobile or snowshoe and step inside the life of the indigenous Sami who are traditionally nomadic as they herd reindeer on seasonal migrations from forest to mountain. Civilisation is many kilometres away and wildlife runs free; moose and reindeer are common sights and you don’t have to go far to see the northern lights; Kangos Guest House and the immediate surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos.

During the evenings relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy a sauna by the river.

Highlights of this holiday
- Remote isolation in a magical snow-covered environment
- Cosy guest house environment
- Glorious winter scenery
- Range of low-key small and personal activities

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Kiruna (via Stockholm).
1hr30 transfer from Kiruna airport to Kangos Guest House.
Good chances of seeing moose and reindeer along the way - keep your camera close by.
Warm welcome and check in.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 2
Breakfast.
You are visiting this incredible region for the nature and scenery.
Lunch is included at the guest house but we encourage you to book an excursion and get out into the wilderness.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 3
Breakfast.
Lunch. Optional excursions.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 4
Breakfast.
1hr30 transfer to the airport.
Return flights to the UK or continue your holiday in Swedish Lapland with Simply Sweden.

Accomodation

Lapland Guest House - Kangos (Swedish Lapland)

Click on the image for more photos.

A cluster of small traditional stugor (cabins), up to 210 yrs old, surround the main guest house, which melt into their surroundings on the banks of the Lainio River. There are 9 rooms across 4 cabins, the Annex, Bear´s Den, Owl´s Nest and the new ‘Viking Cabin’. All rooms are individually decorated each with their own charm and character. A traditional wood fired sauna and a warm Jacuzzi are cleverly hidden by the river.

Kangos is a quaint little village, typical of this remote area of Swedish Lapland, which when blanketed in pure white snow, provides a quiet and relaxing escape in a winter wonderland, off the beaten tourist trail, with the locals for company. 

There is one little surprise - almost everything is for sale! Antiques, local art and sami crafts decorate this guest house and turn it into a live-in unobtrusive souvenir shop. We are sure you will find something memorable to take home!

Brief details
- New for 2017 is the Viking Cabin has been decorated with handmade details and has one double room, one single room and a sleeping loft with 2 beds. The cabin has a beautiful fireplace, one bathroom with toilet and shower and a small kitchen. Perfect for 4 (or a cosy 5) guests for a family or friends. This is always booked exclusively by one group or family.
- The Bear’s Den is an intriguing cabin dating from 1880, has 1 bedroom and a comfortable lounge.
- All rooms have private toilet and shower.
- The dining room is in the main house and all bedrooms are in the surrounding cabins. 
- Sauna and Jacuzzi by the river.
- Sweden is a well-connected country and even in this remote area WiFi is available.

Excursions

Lapland Guest House 2017/18

Please note that the price has been reduced where lunch is included to reflect that lunch has been paid for as part of your full board holiday at Lapland Guest House.

Northern Lights Excursion - 2hrs
A guided excursion into the remote wilderness to admire the northern lights as they dance across the night sky. Keep warm around the camp fire. 
£99 per person.

Ice Fishing - 4hrs
One of the most popular pastimes with the locals. A relaxing way to soak up the silence of nature. Lunch is served around an open fire.
£150 per person including lunch. 

Sami and Reindeer Excursion - 4hrs
The Sami and traditionally nomadic and follow their reindeer across Lapland, from mountains to forests. They have a fascinating culture and a way of life unimaginable in the UK and beyond. This is a simple peak inside their culture and traditions.
£180 per person including lunch.

Husky Excursion - 4hrs
A hands on back to basics excursion with some very friendly and eager 4 legged friends. Glide silently over frozen lakes and through white forests. Choose whether to drive or sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
£240 per person including lunch.

Snowshoe Excursion - 4hrs
One of the most traditional ways to travel across soft snow, snowshoeing is suitable for almost everyone and it is easy to grasp the simple techniques. You are likely to see lots of animal tracks in the snow.
£92 per person including lunch. 

Snowmobile Tour - 4hrs
A more modern method to travel long distances quite quickly and now more important than a car in remote regions during the winter months. You will drive the snowmobiles!
£210 per person including lunch (2 people per snowmobile).

Available for rent locally
- Ice fishing equipment
- Snowshoes
- Cross country skis
- Kick sled

 

Dates

This holiday is available between December and March.

Prices

Price from £1465 per person

Upgrade to the Viking Cabin
£435pp based on 2 guests
£25pp based on 4 guests

Includes
Flights from the UK to Kiruna (can also be booked without flights)
Airport transfers between Kiruna airport and Kangos Guest House
3 nights accommodation
3 x breakfast
2 x lunches
3 x evening meals
Warm outer clothing (hat, suit, boots and mittens)
Jacuzzi and traditional wood fired sauna

 

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