Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer to your hotel in Stockholm
Accommodation in Stockholm
- 12 rooms and suites
- Courtyard garden
- Gym and spa area
Built in 1910, this beautiful townhouse has been transformed into a luxurious hotel, full of personality and Scandinavian design elements. It has been lovingly crafted into a home away from home where guests are seen as family. The 12 rooms and suites combine beauty and functionality and feature a carefully curated collection of furniture and Scandinavian antiques. The rooms are comfortable and light in summer, and cast iron stoves turn them into cosy havens in the colder months. Enjoy breakfast or an evening glass of wine in the lush courtyard garden, and allow the chef’s team to surprise you with a meal created using fresh, locally-sourced produce. You can dine in the kitchen, in the library, or in the Greenhouse. In keeping with the family home feel of the hotel, you’re also welcome to help yourself to snacks and drinks from the kitchen as you like.
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 1 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.
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 Vasa Museum you will 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 end the tour with glimpses of some of Stockholm's city districts, like Södermalm, Djurgården, Norrmalm and Östermalm.
Private transfer to Stockholm airport
Flight from Stockholm to Luleå
You will be transferred to Logger's Lodge via Luleå City and Gammelstad Church Town with drinks and snacks in the car. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gammelstad is the best-preserved example of a type of town that was once widespread throughout northern Scandinavia.
Accommodation in Swedish Lapland
- One room
- Private spa and sauna
Just outside the small village of Harads the private Swedish timber cabin of Logger’s Lodge offers guests a romantic and exclusive retreat in the middle of a boreal forest. Guests at the all-inclusive cabin can enjoy privately guided outdoor activities, a private spa with a sauna and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Keep warm in front of an open fire in the centre of the cabin. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, dine on traditional Swedish Lapland meals, prepared by a private chef who uses organic and local ingredients. Escape city life and slow down as you breathe in the clean air and listen to the sounds of nature. In winter you’ll get front row seats for the Northern Lights and in summer the midnight sun means you can spend much more time outdoors exploring the forest. Some of the Pure Lapland activities on offer include ski touring, snowshoeing, ice fishing. In summer there is lots of hiking to be done, and all year round guests can visit the Arctic Circle, and learn about Sami culture. It’s an ideal hideaway for a couple looking for privacy, or anyone needing to take some time away from the bustle of the urban world.
Reindeer stand proud beneath snow heavy trees, the night skies dance with iridescent shades of green and purple and locals and visitors alike shares stories in cosy eateries and bars. Swedish Lapland is a magical place filled with natural wonder, folklore and a rich cultural heritage. One of Sweden’s largest nature reserves, Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, is located here. The reserve is largely made up of several Scandinavian mountains, valleys and waterways. It is believed that the area was populated by the ancestors of today’s Sami from about 9000 years ago. The reserve is popular with hikers in both summer and winter, with one of the most well-known routes being the Kungsleden trail. Visitors to the area can learn about Sami reindeer herding, hunting and fishing.
Spend some time relaxing in the wood-fired sauna and soak under the stars in the outdoor Jacuzzi.
Learn how to photograph the Aurora Borealis and experience the Arctic winter night in all its beauty. The sensor of a camera is more sensitive than the naked eye when it comes to capturing these beautiful lights, and if the solar activity is low, a photograph can sometimes be the only way to see the phenomenon. You will be set up with a tripod and a DSLR camera and be given tips on how to capture the night sky and take the special images home with you on your memory card.
This is the classic way to move in the snow and experience the winter landscape. You will get to ski with stable wooden skis and glide silently over the snow like the Sami people have done for years. If you are a beginner you will learn the basics, as you ski on flat ground at a slow pace, taking regular breaks. Food, drinks and local delicacies will be served around the campfire to keep you warm and full of energy. This is an opportunity for you to get close to and learn about the Arctic nature while gently exercising your whole body.
Experience the winter landscape as you drive your own team of sled dogs behind the guide team. You will stop halfway to enjoy some refreshments around the open fire. Then you will head back to the start point where you will help to unharness the dogs. The tour includes a safety briefing, instructions on handling the dogs and time to meet the puppies.
Today you will visit Storforsen Nature Reserve to see the largest rapid in northern Europe. Even in extreme cold, the water does not freeze here. Your guide will drive you through the forest along a small gravel road, giving you time to see if you can spot the wildlife between the trees. Once you arrive at Storforsen, you will take an easy 2km nature walk at your own pace along wooden walkways upstream and close to the rapid. You guide will then lead you to a warm fire where you will enjoy an organic meal prepared on a traditional Muurikka pan.
Pay a visit to Lars Eriksson whose family has lived in remote Flakaberg as Sami’s for seven generations. You will meet his reindeers and Lars will tell you stories about his native lifestyle. This will give you unique insights into the Sami culture. In Lars' cabin, you’ll be served a lunch made by his wife Anette. On the way back you will drive to the Arctic Circle Monument and walk the last 200 m through the old-growth forest on snowshoes.
Private transfer to Luleå airport