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A Scandinavian Winter in Lulea & Stockholm

PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 8135

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Cruise in the frozen water of Bothnian sea in Lapland and witness the massive ice breaking power of the vessel while enjoying a guided tour from down in the engine rooms all way up to Captain's bridge.
  • Take a step back in time through the history of Stockholm, passing by the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the House of Nobility, as well as the world's longest established bank, the Bank of Sweden.
  • Enjoy a candlelight dinner experience, looking for the Northern Lights, enjoying the absolute silence and the stars in the sky while the guide prepares the main course over the outdoor fire.
  • Experience the nature and wilderness of a Swedish winter with a fun dogsledding experience through the woods and over the plains.
  • Explore the Lulea archipelago by snowmobile, taking in the pristine views and stunning nature of the Swedish Lapland.
  • Find Gammelstad Church Town, one of Sweden’s World Heritage Sites where cottages were built to house church­ goers who came from far away, as church attendance was once mandatory.
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Tour Overview

Experience a truly Scandinavian Winter in Lulea & Stockholm, traversing through the winter wonderland that is Sweden.

Starting in the coastal city of Lulea in the Swedish Lapland, visitors will get a taste of life in the Nordic countryside high in the arctic circle. On the first full day in Lulea, adventurers will explore the Lulea archipelago by snowmobile, a fun way of traversing the frozen landscape. In the evening, a candlelight dinner, somewhere out on the frozen arctic sea awaits travelers for a romantic evening of traditional Swedish food and watching of the Northern Lights while enjoying the absolute silence.

The next day, the tour takes explorers on an intriguing ice-breaker cruise tour. During the cruise, travelers will witness the vessel’s massive ice-breaking power while enjoying a guided tour of the ship. The daring can also take a plunge into the dark, icy water with a flotation survival suit for a Cruise & Swim Certificate presented by the captain as a memorable gift.

The icy adventures continue with a dogsled tour, the best way to experience nature and wilderness during winter in Sweden. After getting to know the team of playful huskies, visitors will continue to Stockholm, Sweden’s capital. Said to be one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, visitors will appreciate the rich architecture and history with a private sightseeing tour, including a visit to the green island of Djurgarden where many of Stockholm’s most popular museums and attractions can be found.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$8135 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$12906 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Overnight Flight to Sweden

Overnight International Flight to Lulea, Sweden.

Overnight International Flight to Lulea, Sweden.

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Day
2

Welcome to Lulea!

Upon arrival to Lulea, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Lulea is a coastal city in Swedish Lapland. It's known for the Gammelstad Church Town, a cluster of well-preserved wooden houses and the stone Nederlulea Church from the 1400s. In the city center, Norrbottens Museum showcases local history, art and culture. Offshore, in the Bay of Bothnia, are more than 1,000 islands with beaches, cottages and seals. Junkon Island has a museum and an 18th-century windmill.

Upon arrival to Lulea, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Lulea is a coastal city in Swedish Lapland. It's known for the Gammelstad Church Town, a cluster of well-preserved wooden houses and the stone Nederlulea Church from the 1400s. In the city center, Norrbottens Museum showcases local history, art and culture. Offshore, in the Bay of Bothnia, are more than 1,000 islands with beaches, cottages and seals. Junkon Island has a museum and an 18th-century windmill.

Day
3

Private Snowmobile Forest Tour with Aurora Hideaway Dinner

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Experience a 2-hour nature tour to in the Lulea archipelago by snowmobile and enjoy a tasty lunch.

Tonight, enjoy a candle light dinner, somewhere out on the frozen arctic sea. This evening experience starts with a snowmobile sled transfer from your Lodge. On arrival at the Aurora Hideaway you will be introduced and offered a drink of your choice. Wine, beer or a warm drink. Your guide will then serve a hot steamy soup as your first dish. The stove in the Aurora Hideaway has a sparkling fire roaring and the candles and tealights creates a magic atmosphere.

You now have a chance to go outside to look for the Northern Lights or just enjoy the absolute silence and the stars in the sky. The guide prepares the main course over the outdoor fire. A relaxed evening is finished off with dessert and tea/coffee before returning to your Lodge. The Aurora Hideaways are small "restaurants" that we move around in the archipelago with our snow cat. Snowshoes are brought on the tour so that you can go for a short walk while the guide prepare your meal.
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Day
4

Group Icebreaker Cruise Tour

Today, you will have a 3-hour cruise in the frozen water of Bothnian sea in Lapland. During the cruise you will witness the massive ice breaking power of the vessel, while enjoying a guided tour all the way down to the engine rooms and all way up to Captain's bridge. The tour is available on 16 languages via audio guide application and includes a short movie in the icebreaker cinema about icebreakers all over the world.

You can relax in the cozy saloon, enjoying warm juice or go for walk on the frozen sea ice during the stop. The icebreaker makes a pool free of ice and every visitor can take a swim in the dark icy water with a flotation survival suit. The captain will present a Cruise & Swim Certificate to everyone as a memorable gift. ...read less

Day
5

Private Dog Sledding Tour

A dogsled tour is, for many, the best way to experience nature and wilderness during winter. 4-5 persons will sit on a big sled pulled by the dogs through the woods and over the plains, which is driven by a guide. Experience a one-hour dogsled ride and enjoy the included lunch at Lodge's Log Timber Restaurant.

A dogsled tour is, for many, the best way to experience nature and wilderness during winter. 4-5 persons will sit on a big sled pulled by the dogs through the woods and over the plains, which is driven by a guide. Experience a one-hour dogsled ride and enjoy the included lunch at Lodge's Log Timber Restaurant.

Day
6

Lulea - Stockholm

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Stockholm.

Upon arrival to Stockholm, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.
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Day
7

Private Stockholm Sightseeing Tour

This tour will take you around Stockholm to enjoy the city's top sights and attractions.

First, you will pass by the City Hall, renowned for its architecture, murals, and as the site of the Nobel Prize Banquet.

The tour continues to the Old Town, where Stockholm's history began almost 800 years ago. You will pass by the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the House of Nobility, as well as the world's longest established bank, the Bank of Sweden.

You will then proceed towards the green island of Djurgarden where many of Stockholm's most popular museums and attractions can be found. Here you will have the possibility to visit one of the best-preserved 17th-century warships in the world at the Vasa Museum.
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Day
8

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Luleå, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Places You'll See

  • Lulea, Sweden

    Lulea is the largest city in Swedish Lapland. Here visitors will find the world’s largest brackish water archipelago with 1,312 islands, rivers, and vast forestland. Experience our seasonal contrasts – from snow, cold temperatures, and a frozen sea in winter perfect for winter activities like ice fishing, dog sledding, and flying over the ice via hoover craft – to sunshine, warmth, and midnight sunlight in summer. From September to March you can, under the right conditions, spot the stunning Northern Lights. Just outside Lulea you will find Gammelstad Church Town, one of Sweden’s World Heritage Sites on UNESCO’s list of places worth preserving. The church was built in 1492, and the surrounding church cottages were built to house church­ goers who came from far away, as regular church attendance was mandated by law in Sweden.

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air, and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time. Experience big-city life, the history of civilization, and natural scenery, all in the course of the same day. The world’s first National city park can be found in Stockholm. It stretches for six miles around and through the city and includes areas like; Hagaparken, Djurgården, Fjäderholmarna, and many more.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Luleå, Sweden : Brandon Lodge

Stockholm, Sweden : Nordic Light Hotel

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