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Ripan & Aurora Spa

Northern Lights and Spa deep inside Swedish Lapland. A three night short break with a range of activities and tailor-made options close to the northern city of Kiruna.

Overview

Experience the magic of Swedish Lapland on this short break to the snow covered fairy tale forests of Swedish Lapland. Hotel Ripan is home to the new Aurora SPA from where you can enjoy all that Swedish Lapland has to offer plus relax in the pools, saunas and treatment rooms.

Directly under the northern lights corridor, Kiruna and Ripan are great locations from which to observe the northern lights. Huskies, snowmobiles and snowshoes are some of the best ways to explore the virgin snow and find your ideal location for a northern lights show. Other highlights in Kiruna include the world’s largest underground mine that has been mining iron ore since 1898, ICEHOTEL and the indigenous Sami.

The Sami Parliament is located in Kiruna and plays an important role in the rich Sami history and culture. The Sami people are traditionally nomadic and roam vast distances herding their reindeer between the mountains in the summer and the shelter of the forests during the winter.

We are one of the UK's tailor made specialists to this part of Swedish Lapland and this holiday can be adapted to include elements from almost all of our holidays in Swedish Lapland and parts of Northern Norway.

Highlights of this holiday
The Aurora SPA, the northern lights and the activities including Sami and reindeer excursions, snowmobiles and huskies.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Kiruna in Lapland (via Stockholm)
20min transfer to your hotel
Check in to your accommodation
Optional excursions.

Day 2
Breakfast at Ripan
Day at leisure and optional excursions.
Perhaps choose this evening for the Aurora SPA

Day 3
Option 1

Breakfast at Ripan
Day at leisure and optional excursions.

Option 2 
Breakfast at Ripan
1pm transfer to Nikkaluokta for an incredible overnight snowmobile tour.
Wonderful scenery and incredible nature.
Moose, reindeer and other wildlife are common in this region.
This small and personal tour is run by father and son Nils and Andreas Sarri.

Day 4
Option 1
Relaxing breakfast
Morning at leisure.
Transfer to the airport.
Flights to UK (via Stockholm).

Option 2
Breakfast with a view of the mountains.
Snowmobiile back to Nikkaluokta.
Transfer to the airport.
Flights to UK (via Stockholm).

Accommodation

Enoks Mountain Lodge - Swedish Lapland

** AN INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE **
Click on the image for more photos. Seeing moose on this tour is almost guaranteed!

Journey to the foot of Sweden’s highest mountain, Mount Kebnekaise, which towers 2000m above sea level and is one of the main attractions of the Scandinavian Mountain Range. Enoks Mountain Lodge is on the frozen shores of Lake Láddjujávri and 4 cabins have been built alongside the iconic, award-winning Sami-themed mountain restaurant.

This is the Arctic and this is the wilderness - conditions are naturally unpredictable and the exact itinerary is not the same from day to day.

Wilderness Cabins
- 4 cabins in the wilderness
- Running water & electricity – a genuine luxury in the wilderness
- All cabins have shower and WC
- 3 course evening meal and breakfast included
- Andreas is a trained chef specialising in traditional Sami food

Ripan & Aurora Spa - Swedish Lapland

Ripan and the Aurora Spa are perfectly located in Kiruna, the capital of Lapland, just 10 minutes walk from the city centre where ice festivals and seasonal markets are well worth a visit. The magical snow covered forests are just steps away where stunning white wilderness and shy wildlife make this the perfect winter escape from hustle and bustle of large British cities. Ripan is just a 30 minute transfer from ICEHOTEL, so you may want to combine a stay here with some time at ICEHOTEL or quite simply enjoy an excursion to this magical structure of ICE.

Entrance to the brand new Aurora spa is included. Relax indoors and enjoy the winter landscape through panoramic windows, or feel the cool caress of the polar winter across your cheek while enveloped by the warming comfort of the outdoor pool. If you are lucky, the colourful dance of the northern lights will entertain you. The SPA bucket is also included, full of treatments based on Swedish and Sami traditions.

Accommodation is modern and comfortable in individual hotel standard cabins, or stuga (as the Swedish call them!). All cabins have a bathroom with shower and WC, drying area, cable TV and telephone. The generous breakfast buffet and your evening meals are served in the cosy restaurant. There are also family cabins with 1 double bedroom and a smaller bedroom with bunk beds, perfect for a family of 4 with children of all ages. These cabins have recently been refurbished to include a fridge, microwave / oven and small hob. Ripan has a fine restaurant, and like most Swedish restaurants, the ingredients are sourced locally and in tune with the passing seasons.

Please click on the photo for more pictures.

Activities & Excursions

Ripan Excursions 2017/18

This is a short list of our recommended excursions available during your stay at Ripan.

Activities dates / times may be subject to change. Please note the prices of these activities are only guaranteed once booked. Min 2 paying adults on all activities unless specified.

Northern Lights Dinner with SkyArk
Quality, comfort and relaxation! You are cocooned in a SkyArk (glass sled), where you relax on beanbags protected from the wind and cold. A 2 course evening meal is served in a laavu (traditional sami tent), by the frozen river, around an open fire.
Available: Nov-Apr 7.30pm 3hr30.
Price: £235 per person / £179 per child (4 to 12yrs).

Aurora Through the Camera
A photo tour in the Kiruna region seeking out the northern lights. Includes camera, tripod and professional guide / instruction. Bring with you a min of 8GB SD card or purchase locally for approx. 200sek.
Available: Daily 1Dec-25Mar (not 24 or 31Dec). 7.30pm approx. 4hr.
Price: £140 per person (min 12yrs)

High Mountain Tour with Snowmobile ** Recommended **
This tour comes highly recommended by many of our guests. A magnificent small and personal tour to one of the most beautiful spots in Sweden, Lake Ladtjojaure with views of Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnekaise. Great opportunities to see wildlife such as moose. During the break you have the chance to try some ice fishing and enjoy lunch with local delicacies. You really will appreciate just how big nature is. You will drive a snowmobile on this tour.
Available: Daily Dec-Apr (not 23, 24, 25 or 31Dec). 9am 6hr.
Price: Shared snowmobile £254 per person / £131 per child (7 to 12yrs). Individual snowmobile £376 per person.

Musher School ** Recommended **
One of the most exciting ways to see the snow-covered mountains of Lapland. After some short instructions your guide will lead the way and you will have control of your own team of 3 or 4 huskies. Includes a light meal. You will drive in pairs and take it turn to drive. Good sense of balance required to drive own team of huskies.
Available: Daily 1Dec-Apr. 8.30am 5hr.
Price: £212 per person (min 16yrs).

Family Exclusive Husky Afternoon ** Family Recommendation **
Visit a local family from Swedish Lapland, their 3 children and their friendly huskies. The tour will be adapted to match your children’s ages. Both adults and children will help harness the huskies to the sled and there are options for the adults to drive their own husky teams. All this will be arranged locally depending on the needs of your family. The tours ends with coffee / hot chocolate and pastries in your host’s kitchen.
Available: Dec to Apr. 3pm. 4hr.
Price: £847 per family (max 2 adults & 2 children) / £94 per extra child (4 to 12yrs) / £141 per extra adult.

 

A full list of activities at Ripan can be found here.

Dates

Open all year round.

The northern lights season is October to March

The recognised winter season for the best snow based activities is December to April.

The overnight snomobile tour is available from 1Dec.

Prices

Prices from £985 per person

Supplements from
£250 single supplement
£630 per child

Price based upon 2 adults sharing a double / twin room 
Flights from UK to Kiruna 
Airport transfers
3 nights at Ripan including breakfast and warm outer clothing
Entrance to the Aurora SPA with the SPA bucket full of treatments based on Swedish and Sami traditions.

Overnight Snowmobile
Replace a night at Ripan with our overnight snowmobile tour
£445pp for a shared snowmobile (plus £160pp if you want to drive your own snowmobile).

Gallery

Information

Useful information about your holiday in Swedish Lapland ...

http://simplysweden.co.uk/sweden-information

Overview

Experience the magic of Swedish Lapland on this short break to the snow covered fairy tale forests of Swedish Lapland. Hotel Ripan is home to the new Aurora SPA from where you can enjoy all that Swedish Lapland has to offer plus relax in the pools, saunas and treatment rooms.

Directly under the northern lights corridor, Kiruna and Ripan are great locations from which to observe the northern lights. Huskies, snowmobiles and snowshoes are some of the best ways to explore the virgin snow and find your ideal location for a northern lights show. Other highlights in Kiruna include the world’s largest underground mine that has been mining iron ore since 1898, ICEHOTEL and the indigenous Sami.

The Sami Parliament is located in Kiruna and plays an important role in the rich Sami history and culture. The Sami people are traditionally nomadic and roam vast distances herding their reindeer between the mountains in the summer and the shelter of the forests during the winter.

We are one of the UK's tailor made specialists to this part of Swedish Lapland and this holiday can be adapted to include elements from almost all of our holidays in Swedish Lapland and parts of Northern Norway.

Highlights of this holiday
The Aurora SPA, the northern lights and the activities including Sami and reindeer excursions, snowmobiles and huskies.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Kiruna in Lapland (via Stockholm)
20min transfer to your hotel
Check in to your accommodation
Optional excursions.

Day 2
Breakfast at Ripan
Day at leisure and optional excursions.
Perhaps choose this evening for the Aurora SPA

Day 3
Option 1

Breakfast at Ripan
Day at leisure and optional excursions.

Option 2 
Breakfast at Ripan
1pm transfer to Nikkaluokta for an incredible overnight snowmobile tour.
Wonderful scenery and incredible nature.
Moose, reindeer and other wildlife are common in this region.
This small and personal tour is run by father and son Nils and Andreas Sarri.

Day 4
Option 1
Relaxing breakfast
Morning at leisure.
Transfer to the airport.
Flights to UK (via Stockholm).

Option 2
Breakfast with a view of the mountains.
Snowmobiile back to Nikkaluokta.
Transfer to the airport.
Flights to UK (via Stockholm).

Accomodation

Enoks Mountain Lodge - Swedish Lapland

** AN INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE **
Click on the image for more photos. Seeing moose on this tour is almost guaranteed!

Journey to the foot of Sweden’s highest mountain, Mount Kebnekaise, which towers 2000m above sea level and is one of the main attractions of the Scandinavian Mountain Range. Enoks Mountain Lodge is on the frozen shores of Lake Láddjujávri and 4 cabins have been built alongside the iconic, award-winning Sami-themed mountain restaurant.

This is the Arctic and this is the wilderness - conditions are naturally unpredictable and the exact itinerary is not the same from day to day.

Wilderness Cabins
- 4 cabins in the wilderness
- Running water & electricity – a genuine luxury in the wilderness
- All cabins have shower and WC
- 3 course evening meal and breakfast included
- Andreas is a trained chef specialising in traditional Sami food

Ripan & Aurora Spa - Swedish Lapland

Ripan and the Aurora Spa are perfectly located in Kiruna, the capital of Lapland, just 10 minutes walk from the city centre where ice festivals and seasonal markets are well worth a visit. The magical snow covered forests are just steps away where stunning white wilderness and shy wildlife make this the perfect winter escape from hustle and bustle of large British cities. Ripan is just a 30 minute transfer from ICEHOTEL, so you may want to combine a stay here with some time at ICEHOTEL or quite simply enjoy an excursion to this magical structure of ICE.

Entrance to the brand new Aurora spa is included. Relax indoors and enjoy the winter landscape through panoramic windows, or feel the cool caress of the polar winter across your cheek while enveloped by the warming comfort of the outdoor pool. If you are lucky, the colourful dance of the northern lights will entertain you. The SPA bucket is also included, full of treatments based on Swedish and Sami traditions.

Accommodation is modern and comfortable in individual hotel standard cabins, or stuga (as the Swedish call them!). All cabins have a bathroom with shower and WC, drying area, cable TV and telephone. The generous breakfast buffet and your evening meals are served in the cosy restaurant. There are also family cabins with 1 double bedroom and a smaller bedroom with bunk beds, perfect for a family of 4 with children of all ages. These cabins have recently been refurbished to include a fridge, microwave / oven and small hob. Ripan has a fine restaurant, and like most Swedish restaurants, the ingredients are sourced locally and in tune with the passing seasons.

Please click on the photo for more pictures.

Excursions

Ripan Excursions 2017/18

This is a short list of our recommended excursions available during your stay at Ripan.

Activities dates / times may be subject to change. Please note the prices of these activities are only guaranteed once booked. Min 2 paying adults on all activities unless specified.

Northern Lights Dinner with SkyArk
Quality, comfort and relaxation! You are cocooned in a SkyArk (glass sled), where you relax on beanbags protected from the wind and cold. A 2 course evening meal is served in a laavu (traditional sami tent), by the frozen river, around an open fire.
Available: Nov-Apr 7.30pm 3hr30.
Price: £235 per person / £179 per child (4 to 12yrs).

Aurora Through the Camera
A photo tour in the Kiruna region seeking out the northern lights. Includes camera, tripod and professional guide / instruction. Bring with you a min of 8GB SD card or purchase locally for approx. 200sek.
Available: Daily 1Dec-25Mar (not 24 or 31Dec). 7.30pm approx. 4hr.
Price: £140 per person (min 12yrs)

High Mountain Tour with Snowmobile ** Recommended **
This tour comes highly recommended by many of our guests. A magnificent small and personal tour to one of the most beautiful spots in Sweden, Lake Ladtjojaure with views of Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnekaise. Great opportunities to see wildlife such as moose. During the break you have the chance to try some ice fishing and enjoy lunch with local delicacies. You really will appreciate just how big nature is. You will drive a snowmobile on this tour.
Available: Daily Dec-Apr (not 23, 24, 25 or 31Dec). 9am 6hr.
Price: Shared snowmobile £254 per person / £131 per child (7 to 12yrs). Individual snowmobile £376 per person.

Musher School ** Recommended **
One of the most exciting ways to see the snow-covered mountains of Lapland. After some short instructions your guide will lead the way and you will have control of your own team of 3 or 4 huskies. Includes a light meal. You will drive in pairs and take it turn to drive. Good sense of balance required to drive own team of huskies.
Available: Daily 1Dec-Apr. 8.30am 5hr.
Price: £212 per person (min 16yrs).

Family Exclusive Husky Afternoon ** Family Recommendation **
Visit a local family from Swedish Lapland, their 3 children and their friendly huskies. The tour will be adapted to match your children’s ages. Both adults and children will help harness the huskies to the sled and there are options for the adults to drive their own husky teams. All this will be arranged locally depending on the needs of your family. The tours ends with coffee / hot chocolate and pastries in your host’s kitchen.
Available: Dec to Apr. 3pm. 4hr.
Price: £847 per family (max 2 adults & 2 children) / £94 per extra child (4 to 12yrs) / £141 per extra adult.

 

A full list of activities at Ripan can be found here.

Dates

Open all year round.

The northern lights season is October to March

The recognised winter season for the best snow based activities is December to April.

The overnight snomobile tour is available from 1Dec.

Prices

Prices from £985 per person

Supplements from
£250 single supplement
£630 per child

Price based upon 2 adults sharing a double / twin room 
Flights from UK to Kiruna 
Airport transfers
3 nights at Ripan including breakfast and warm outer clothing
Entrance to the Aurora SPA with the SPA bucket full of treatments based on Swedish and Sami traditions.

Overnight Snowmobile
Replace a night at Ripan with our overnight snowmobile tour
£445pp for a shared snowmobile (plus £160pp if you want to drive your own snowmobile).

Gallery More Info

Useful information about your holiday in Swedish Lapland ...

http://simplysweden.co.uk/sweden-information