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The Sweden Winter Experience

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PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 6939

Private Tour Highlights

  • Partake an intensive course in ice sculpting with massive crystal-clear blocks of ice harvested from the Torne River.
  • Experience the nature and wilderness of a Swedish winter with a fun dogsledding experience through the woods and over the plains.
  • Enjoy an excursion through the beautiful area around the Torne River via snowmobiles followed by lunch around an open fire in a wooden hut.
  • Enjoy a stay in the famous Ice Hotel, completely made out of natural ice from Torne River, and an art exhibition with ever-changing sculptures made out of ice and snow.
  • 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.
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Tour Overview

Witness the unique culture of the Swedish Lapland for eight adventure-filled days with The Sweden Winter Experience. 

Starting in the tiny mining town of Kiruna in the far north, just above the arctic circle, visitors will set forth on a unique experience with an excited team of sled dogs to take in the frozen wonderland of Sweden.

After getting to know the adorable and hard-working huskies, the tour takes travelers on an excursion through the beautiful area around the Torne River aboard zippy snowmobiles before transferring to the famous ice hotel in Jukkasjarvi.

Here, explorers will not only visit the ever-changing seasonal hotel and art exhibit but will enjoy a stay in the Deluxe Suite 365, exclusively designed and made of snow and ice with comfort in mind. After check-in, travelers will understand how the hotel came to be with an intensive course in ice sculpting with an introduction to using the tools at hand and your very own ice block.

From Jukkasjarvi, the tour continues to Stockholm for an informative tour through the capital. Walking the snowy cobblestone streets and taking in the stunning architecture and unique history will surely set the mood for a warm cup of traditional Glögg (mulled wine).

 

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 £$6939 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$11320 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.

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 Kiruna, Sweden.

Overnight International Flight to Kiruna, Sweden.

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Day
2

Welcome to Kiruna!

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

Kiruna is a town in the far north of Swedish Lapland. It's known for the huge LKAB iron ore mine and its underground visitors center with an exhibit on mining. Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden, the 19th-century former home of LKAB's first managing director, is now a museum with a courtyard photography exhibit.

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

Kiruna is a town in the far north of Swedish Lapland. It's known for the huge LKAB iron ore mine and its underground visitors center with an exhibit on mining. Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden, the 19th-century former home of LKAB's first managing director, is now a museum with a courtyard photography exhibit.

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Day
3

Private Lapland Experience

A dogsled tour is, for many, the best way to experience the nature and wilderness during winter. You will sit on a big sled pulled by the dogs through the woods and over the plains, which is driven by a guide. During the break you will be served lunch around a fire.

A dogsled tour is, for many, the best way to experience the nature and wilderness during winter. You will sit on a big sled pulled by the dogs through the woods and over the plains, which is driven by a guide. During the break you will be served lunch around a fire.

Day
4

Private Arctic Adventure

An excursion through the beautiful area around the Torne River. We will drive along our own tracks. During the break we will have lunch around an open fire in a wooden hut. The snowmobiles are with four-stroke engines.

An excursion through the beautiful area around the Torne River. We will drive along our own tracks. During the break we will have lunch around an open fire in a wooden hut. The snowmobiles are with four-stroke engines.

Day
5

Private Ice Sculpting Class in Jukkasjarvi

This morning, transfer to the famous ice hotel in Jukkasjarvi. After check-in, take an intensive course in ice sculpting, a must when you're at Ice Hotel. The class starts with the instructor talking about the crystal-clear ice, which is harvested from Torne River. After that, you get an introduction on how to use the tools, your own ice block. Let the creativity flow and ice take shape!

This morning, transfer to the famous ice hotel in Jukkasjarvi. After check-in, take an intensive course in ice sculpting, a must when you're at Ice Hotel. The class starts with the instructor talking about the crystal-clear ice, which is harvested from Torne River. After that, you get an introduction on how to use the tools, your own ice block. Let the creativity flow and ice take shape!

Day
6

Jukkasjarvi - Kiruna - Stockholm

At the appropriate time, you will be met at the Ice 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.

Kiruna, Sweden

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Places You'll See

  • Kiruna, Sweden

    Located 200km above the Arctic Circle, the tiny mining town of Kiruna prides itself on its vast forests, majestic mountain landscapes, thousands of lakes and an Arctic climate with good snow access. Many who visit us Kiruna are also attracted by the natural phenomena found in the destination such as the Northern Lights and the midnight sun. The entire town is in the process of moving, house by house, a little to the east as mining has slowly made the ground beneath the town less stable as it once was. If you’re lucky, you might even see local buildings being driven to their new destination. You can also take a trip to the world’s largest underground iron ore mine, where you will find out more about the mining that forms the city’s relocation. Visitors will also appreciate the many seasonal attractions from dog sledding and snowshoeing to hiking, fishing and berry picking.

  • Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

    The village of Jukkasjarvi only has about 548 inhabitants. But don’t let the small population size fool you: Jukkasjärvi boasts the world’s first ice hotel and is one of the best regions to view the Northern Lights. Guided tours can be arranged for travelers to visit the Esrange Space Center located 30 minutes from Kiruna where they can dine at a wilderness camp and get the chance to scan the Arctic winter sky for aurora borealis. Northern Lights safaris on snowmobiles for the ultimate Aurora experience in the wilderness can also be arranged. Whether you choose to visit by train, plane, or dog sled, reaching Jukkasjarvi will be an adventure.

     

  • 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

Featured Accommodation

Ice Hotel – Deluxe Suite 365

Icehotel is a hotel and an art exhibition with ever-changing art made out of ice and snow. Icehotel is created in a new guise every winter, completely made out of natural ice from Torne River, one of Sweden’s national rivers and last untouched waters. When the winter suites have melted back into the river in spring, a part of the hotel still stands, a place where visitors can experience the ice and snow year-round.

The Deluxe Suite 365 is our most exclusive room type. Each suite, exclusively designed and made of snow and ice, holds its own private bathroom in warm room temperature, including a shower and a toilet –  Johka, while Hilla also includes a sauna.

The design of the bathroom and relaxation area is a combination of local culture and history in the building material and details. Designed by Majolein Vonk and Pia Sandgren.

Jukkasjarvi, Sweden ,

4 Star Properties

Kiruna, Sweden : Chalet Giron at Camp Ripan

Stockholm, Sweden : Nordic Light Hotel

Testimonials

Ron C.

Traveled June 2018

A life rewarding experience

Our family of four just returned from a two-week excursion in Peru. We traveled to Lima, the Peruvian Rainforest, Cusco, Urubamba, Machu Picchu and Puno/Lake Titicaca. We stayed in five different amazing hotels during our stay. Our tour operator, Yampu Tours did an exceptional job organizing the trip. We had an incredibly knowledgeable guide with us every step of way meeting us at our hotel managing our domestic air, bus and train transportation in Peru. Every guide was extremely knowledgeable about the sites/attractions. At no point did we ever get lost, feel rushed or left to our own devices (we do not speak Spanish… but we tried). This was easily one of the most carefree/safe trips with lots of adventures along the way. Lima is a city full of culinary delights, the biodiversity of the rainforest was incredible and visiting Cusco, the ancient Inca ruins, indigenous cultures of Puno, and Peruvian people in general was a life rewarding experience. I would wholeheartedly and emphatically recommend Yampu Tours (without reservation) for individuals and families alike for any travel considerations to Peru.

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Reinhard, German clients

Traveled March, 2010

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour, many thanks. We were able to see many different regions and aspects of Mexico making it a simply fascinating experience. We had a great time in Mexico City and Taxko (sadly Puebla was flooded and had to be taken out of the itinerary), and were able to take in the Aztek culture and Spanish colonial architecture. Then in the north, Copper Canyon (bigger than the Grand Canyon in the US) and the amazing train journey. The trip at the end to Baja California we managed to see the grey whales and the Yucatan and beautiful Maya ruins. The exposure to these very different areas in a short time made this a truly memorable journey.

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Gary W.

Traveled June 2018

a great curation of activities

They chose amazing hotels, energetic enthusiastic tour guides, and a great curation of activities in Peru

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