Luxurious Autumn Retreat

Autumn Aurora Adventure in Swedish Lapland

The long summer days in the Arctic region give way to a beautiful Fall experience, with opportunities during the day to enjoy the wilderness on several active adventures and nights which are dark enough for the northern lights to make an appearance.

If your bucket list includes seeing the aurora, but perhaps you’re unsure because of the cold winter conditions and darkness, then our Autumn break provides an excellent alternative. The conditions are perfect for exploring the stunning Rane River Valley in the heart of Swedish Lapland, taking part in optional activities including hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, forest foraging, meeting a Sami family, and of course looking out for the mesmerising northern lights. In fact the autumn months are highly considered the best time to witness this natural phenomenon.

Your stay in Swedish Lapland includes two amazing experiences - the first two nights are spent at the Aurora Safari Camp where you’ll stay in a traditional Sami-inspired canvas tent, each beautifully furnished and decorated to a high standard and perched in the forest overlooking the lake. Then you will be transferred to the Arctic Retreat with just three luxurious wooden cabins in a beautiful and unique setting. At both locations you will be fully hosted and all meals are provided.

This is a very special experience, suitable for couples, families and a small group of friends travelling together.




Day 1:

Situated 70 km from Lulea Airport, the private transfer to the camp takes you on a beautiful drive through dense forest areas, with a chance to spot some of the local wildlife on the journey. You will arrive at the reception house and then the last part of your transfer is a 10 minute trip by boat. The excitement of arriving at your destination by this method of transport only adds to the feeling of being completely remote and in the heart of the wilderness.

At the camp you get the chance to spend time out in the elements, whilst still being in comfortable surroundings. Here, you can ignore the day to day hustle and bustle of normal life, albeit for just a few hours and days, and enjoy listening to bird song and natural sounds of the forest. During your stay at the Aurora Safari Camp all meals and drinks are included, with breakfast, lunch, snacks and a 4-course dinner served every day, and a wide selection of beverages available.

Staying at: Aurora Safari Camp

Day 2:

Today we have included a guided nature hike (3 hours including a light lunch) through the Arctic Forest to see amazing views, learn about the trees, plants, birds and wildlife and take in the beauty that surrounds you. This trip is the perfect opportunity to feel a real connection to nature in this magnificent location. If you wish to change this particular activity for something else, you can choose from a guided canoe safari, guided forest cycle, guided fishing trip, full day tour to Storforsen waterfall, forest foraging, an introduction to survival in the wilderness and visiting a Sami family with their reindeers. You can discuss the options with our Sales team if you need more information.

Included in your stay at the camp includes the use of canoes and kayaks, so guests have the opportunity to explore the serene waterways surrounding the camp. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or a first-timer, the calm waters make it easy to enjoy a relaxing ride. There are also paddle boards - a fun and challenging workout on the water, and with the crystal clear lake perfect for fishing, the camp can provide all the necessary equipment to try your luck at catching a fish or two!

Back at the camp, spend time relaxing by the outdoor firepit on the verandah, enjoying the calmness of the forest that embraces you. Then later in the evening your hosts will serve a delicious meal, the perfect way to finish your day.

Day 3:

After breakfast and your last moments at the camp, you have a private transfer taking you the short distance to Arctic Retreat, a real hidden gem in Swedish Lapland that offers a personal and exclusive stay in a luxurious log cabin. Tucked away deep in the forest, this riverside retreat allows you to reconnect with nature and enjoy warm hospitality and delicious local cuisine. Arctic Retreat is your perfect Autumn getaway, ideal for viewing the northern lights while surrounded by the forest darkness away from any light pollution and complemented by the steady flow of the river make for a relaxing stay.

The focus here is on a high level of personal service and facilities, with private adventures, a warm dip in your own private hot tub, time in the sauna and a wholesome 3 course dinner each evening. All meals are provided based on seasonal availability, with options to meet dietary needs (excluding alcoholic beverages).

Staying at: Arctic Retreat

Day 4:

There are a wide range of fun autumn adventures with professional local guides. Depending on your mood these can be as peaceful as a massage session or as exhilarating as canoeing on a nearby river. We recommend that you plan one of these activities each day to experience the wilderness and to ensure you also have plenty of time to relax and enjoy life at the Retreat. We have included two popular activities to give you a taste of outdoor adventure. Please ask our Sales team for a full list of optional activities.

Today you can join the Explorer Program at the camp, giving you the opportunity to use the bikes, canoes and fishing equipment on site. The guides will show you how to use the different facilities as well as provide you with information about local hiking trails and picnic spots. You have the day to freely use the equipment during the day so you can enjoy the fantastic nature in the area at your own pace.

Then, after some active time you can relax in the sauna to unwind before enjoying the delicious evening meal using local ingredients from the region including fish, game, vegetables, berries and mushrooms. Later in the evening allow the warm waters of your private outdoor hot tub to ward off the night chill, as you search the skies for glimpses of the aurora. Prepare to be surrounded by the silent wilderness.

Day 5:

After a sumptuous breakfast take a guided hike through the beautiful Taiga forest that surrounds the Arctic Retreat. The trip can be tailored to your fitness and experience with the aim being to enjoy and learn about the wonderful nature. The terrain can be undulating, and you will see the deep forest as well as some great views. The hike will be about 4 hours with a light lunch included.

Spend the afternoon relaxing in front of the fire - each log cabin has its own log burner with a supply of logs so you can warm up and rest after the morning hike, perhaps followed by a sauna and dip in your hot tub.

Day 6:

It is time to say farewell, taking time to reflect on the wonderful and unique memories from your stay in Swedish Lapland, promising to return another day.

You will transfer to Lulea airport for your onward journey. At Magnetic North we can provide ideas for extending your stay in Sweden - there are many different options and experiences in this region. Just ask, we love to talk about our favourite destinations.

Upgrade at Aurora Safari Camp

For something very unique and special at Aurora Safari Camp is the Floating Safari Camp - where you’ll be based on a large floating pontoon in a secluded location on Lake Degerselet. It comprises sleeping accommodation for 6 guests with a twin bedded room and two lavvo tents, as well as a private sauna and outdoor seating and kitchen area. It comes including canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and fishing equipment, perfect for the water enthusiast. You can choose to self-cater or an all-inclusive option where all meals are provided.


From £3,338 per adult (excluding flights), based on two adults sharing a tipi cabin for two nights at Aurora Safari Camp and 3 nights in a Log cabin at Arctic Retreat with all meals included, private transfers and activities as described.

This roughly converts to: 3,839 EUR | 4,373 USD

Remember that each trip we craft is unique, and you'll receive a personalised trip proposal based on your travel dates and preferences, and in the currency of your choice (GBP, USD, or EUR).


Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

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