A luxury introduction to Sweden – from the streets of Stockholm to the forests of Lapland

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

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Itinerary highlights

  • Seek out the highlights of Sweden’s intriguing capital, Stockholm
  • Experience an array of wilderness activities, including husky rides, snowmobile safaris, ice fishing and ice sculpting workshops
  • Partake in a Northern Lights photography tour, and hopefully capture this natural phenomenon
  • Dine in a heated tipi tent on an ice-covered lake
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gammelstad Church Town

What's included

  • Full support from your travel designer and travel concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Privately guided tours
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Assistance in choosing and booking great local restaurants
  • Private transfers
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At a glance

On this action-packed eight-day trip, the wonders of Sweden will come to life for you. From historic cities to stunning natural scenery and outdoor fun, there are numerous memories waiting to be made.

You’ll begin this exciting trip in the heart of Stockholm where your private guide will introduce you to many of the city’s most famous landmarks. Visit the City Hall and then see the impressive shipwreck at the Vasa Museum before exploring the hidden alleys of Gamla Stan. You’ll also have the opportunity to see how the king and his family live in the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

You’ll then head to breathtaking Swedish Lapland where you’ll stay at the Icehotel and Treehotel. Your journey from the airport to the Icehotel will be by sled as you’re whisked along through the snow by a team of huskies. You’ll spend one night in a cold room and one night in a warm room, and enjoy a selection of unique activities, from ice dining and snowmobiling to ice sculpting.

Moving over to the unique Treehotel you’ll get the chance to try some ice fishing, dog sledding and head out on a Northern Lights photography tour. As the trips draws to a close, you’ll visit the historic World Heritage Church Village of Gammelstad en route to the airport.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-3


Flights & transfers


Meet and greet


Private transfer to your hotel in Stockholm

Accommodation in Stockholm

Two nights in Stockholm Two nights in Stockholm

Enjoy your days exploring Stockholm, Sweden's beautiful capital. Set over 14 islands, it's a place of water and greenery as much as the urban, a place where centuries of history meet the constant forward-thinking nature of its near one million inhabitants. As well as fine museums, trend-setting restaurants and vibrant nightclubs, a short cruise out of the city will find you among the thousands of beautiful islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago, making this a city that feels surprisingly outdoorsy.

Stockholm highlights Stockholm highlights

On this tour, you'll get to see some of the city's most popular highlights, including the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace and the City Hall. At the Vasa Museum, you'll get to marvel at the remnants of a wreck, which lay at the bottom of the ocean for some 333 years. Next, you'll breathe in the fresh air as you wander down hidden alleyways between medieval buildings in Gamla Stan (the old town). Pop into the Royal Palace of Stockholm and see the state apartments, pass by the cathedral, and discover the historic Stortorget and Mårten Trotzigs Gränd alleyways. Then you'll end the tour with glimpses of some of Stockholm's city districts, like Södermalm, Djurgården, Norrmalm and Östermalm.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Stockholm airport


Flight from Stockholm to Kiruna

Sled tour to the Icehotel Sled tour to the Icehotel

Your personal guide and a team of huskies will meet you at the airport and whisk you off to the Icehotel. On arrival, you'll be given winter overalls, boots, hats and gloves then journey through the snowy forest and across frozen lakes. The Ice Suites have their own warm bathroom, sauna, bath shower and relaxation area.

Days 3-5

Lapland - Icehotel

Accommodation in Lapland - Icehotel

Two nights at the Icehotel Two nights at the Icehotel

Experience the world-famous Icehotel, which is built using ice made from water from the River Torne. You'll spend one night in a cold room - an experience not to be missed - and one night in a warm room. You'll enjoy a variety of experiences while staying at the hotel, from ice dinners to snowmobile safaris.

Icehotel: Ice Menu Icehotel: Ice Menu

You have a table booked for you to enjoy the Icehotel's exclusive Ice Menu. This involves fives courses of fantastic local cuisine, some of which are served on beds of pure ice.

Icehotel: Northern Lights snowmobile safari Icehotel: Northern Lights snowmobile safari

The Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, can be seen in Jukkasjärvi between September and March. The best place to see it is out in the wilderness, away from artificial light and the snowmobile is a great way to get around. Your guide will explain how the Northern Lights appear, what causes it and the folklore around the phenomenon. They'll be a few photo stops along the way and a warming dinner at a wilderness camp.

Wilderness skills Wilderness skills

On this fun and easy excursion, you'll discover the basics of what is needed to survive in the Lappish forest. You'll get to learn useful bushcraft skills with the help of experienced wilderness guides. At the end of the tour, you'll be able to start a fire with a flint, orient yourself by interpreting the signs in nature and a lot more.

Icehotel: Ice sculpting workshop Icehotel: Ice sculpting workshop

Your guide will take you to the Icehotel's creative area where you'll spend some time learning to sculpt a block of ice into whatever your imagination comes up with. This is a creative and therapeutic experience.

Flights & transfers


Scenic transfer to your hotel near Harads

Days 5-8

Lapland - Treehouse

Accommodation near Harads

Three nights at the Treehotel Three nights at the Treehotel

Enjoy the tranquillity of Swedish Lapland from your one-of-a-kind room at the Treehotel. There are plenty of activities on offer, whether you want to explore the forest on foot or bike, kayak along the river or simply relax in the sauna, before enjoying some beautifully prepared and locally foraged food.

During your stay, you'll enjoy a private three-course dinner on your first and third day, as well as an exclusive ice dining experience on your second day. Along with your scheduled activities, there will be time to relax in the sauna and Jacuzzi.

Aurora Borealis
Treehotel: Northern Lights photography Treehotel: Northern Lights photography

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, can be seen here in Lapland when the sky is clear combined with solar activity where charged particles from the sun's solar waves collide with gases in the Earth's magnetic field, creating an incredible light show. Head to nearby Bodträskån, which lies in the middle of the forest. Here you can experience silence and darkness, a good place to see the Aurora and discover Arctic winter at night. Together with a photographer, you'll be set up with a tripod and a DSLR camera. Step by step you'll be given instructions on how to capture the night sky and you'll have beautiful pictures to take home with you on your memory card.

Treehotel: Ice fishing Treehotel: Ice fishing

Learn the art of ice fishing and try the best fishing spots along the river or at small forest lakes in the area. An experienced fishing guide will teach you all the tricks of the trade, what lures to use and how different fish behave in different waters. All equipment is provided and you'll enjoy a packed lunch and hot beverages to keep spirits up out on the ice and by the campfire.

Treehotel: Ice dining experience Treehotel: Ice dining experience

You'll be taken by snowmobile and sled down to the river for a wonderful evening. The sky is lit by torches and candles while you are served a three-course dinner in a heated tipi tent on an ice-covered lake. You'll sit on reindeer skins and enjoy a fantastic meal over two and a half hours with a chance of watching the Northern Lights.

Treehotel: Dog sledding Treehotel: Dog sledding

A tour with dog and sled through the pristine forest and over the frozen river provides a dream-like feeling. You’re side by side with nature for what is an an unforgettable experience.

Private transfer to Luleå Airport via Gammelstad Private transfer to Luleå Airport via Gammelstad

Gammelstad Church Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Gammelstaden near the city of Luleå, Sweden. It's the best-preserved example of a type of town that was once widespread throughout northern Scandinavia. The 15th-century Nederluleå Church is surrounded by 424 wood-built houses, which were only used on Sundays and during religious festivals to accommodate worshippers from the surrounding area who could not return home the same day because of the distance and the difficulty of travelling in wintry conditions.

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