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Winter Wonderland Arctic Circle Family Adventure

Starts: Kiruna, Sweden
Finishes: Kiruna, Sweden

Visit: Kiruna, Paksuniemi, Kiruna

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Multisport

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The town of Kiruna, located 300 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, is our base for this exciting family adventure holiday, which includes most of the classic winter activities such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling, husky dog-sledding and cross-country skiing. Close to the border between Sweden and Norway, this is the area historically known as Lapland and is home to the Sami people who still pursue a traditional way of life, grazing their herds of reindeer amongst the birch forest and open tundra. We fly in to Kiruna, the only town in this part of Sweden and transfer to the nearby wilderness centre of Camp Ripan, which provides comfortable accommodation in cosy cabins that work well for families. Camp Ripan has an excellent set-up, with a great restaurant, a northern lights lounge and a welcoming spa with heated outdoor pool. Situated within a spectacular landscape of 'taiga' forest, this is the perfect place for a winter family break and provides us with easy access to most of the classic winter activities.

We start out with an adventurous snowmobile tour which takes us across frozen lakes and on forest trails towards Kebnekaise (2117m) Sweden's highest peak. Over the next couple of days, you and your family will also travel by husky dog-sled, take a night-time snowshoe hike and learn the basics of ski-touring on prepared trails. And, whenever the weather is clear, this is one of the best places on Earth to see the amazing northern lights. We also take an excursion to the nearby and world-famous Icehotel, where many of the rooms have been designed and sculpted by artists from around the world - an unmissable attraction. With all meals and activities included, this is an unforgettable family holiday in a veritable winter wonderland.

Highlights

    • Husky dog-sledding and night-time snowshoeing
    • Take your family to the spectacular Icehotel
    • Ride a snowmobile on a frozen lake and see the northern lights
    • Great value with all meals and activities included on every day

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62483
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Family

Starts: Kiruna, Sweden
Finishes: Kiruna, Sweden
Duration: 6 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional English-speaking Swedish guide for all activities
  • Kiruna Airport transfers (single timed transfer for group flights)
  • All land transport and activities as described
  • All specialist winter activity equipment
  • Additional warm clothing for the snowmobiling and husky sled ride activities
  • 5 nights accommodation at Camp Ripan
  • 2 visits to the Aurora Spa (on days 3 & 5)
  • All meals included

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,010 ($335/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Sweden Kiruna, Icehotel, Camp Ripan, River Kalix, Kiruna Church, Luossavaara
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Elizabeth A. W.  

There was an action-packed programme of activities which provided everyone with new and exciting experiences. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the food was typically regional and beautifully presented. This was an ideal family adventure holiday, with a varied and lively programme of activities, which provided us all (aged 8 to nearly 70) with new and exciting experiences. We loved venturing out into the vast Arctic winterland on snowmobiles, fishing through holes in the thick ice on a lake, hurtling along the forest tracks on husky-drawn sleighs (everyone's favourite activity), snow-shoeing at night and again in the daytime for a forest picnic (our optional add-on for the last day), learning about the Sami way of life from a reindeer herder, visiting the famous Ice Hotel - well, everything!

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Hazel  

We loved Camp Ripan, and throughly enjoyed your programme of activities. The hotel provided sledges, and all around the outskirts are lit marked trails, so in any spare time we could still have fun in the snow. The meals were excellent, and the staff were friendly and helpful, the cabins were comfortable. The guides were genuine and enthusiastic, and we particularly enjoyed the husky sled ride and the snow-shoeing. To conclude, a great way for a family to sample the delights of the frozen north!

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Alison  

We had a great time in the North of Sweden and loved all the activities. There is no guide so we did feel a little at sea at first but everything ran pretty smoothly. Highlights were the huskies and the snow mobiling. We spent a whole day with our snow mobile guide Goran driving out into the wilds, seeing moose and snow mobiling on a frozen lake before going back to his house for refreshments. The accommodation is very warm and cosy and the meals were delicious. Finally we need to mention the spa which was an ideal way to relax after a day in the snow.

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