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Northern Lights Adventure Break at Brandon Lodge

Enjoy a taste of Scandinavian outdoor life with activities suited to all the family. The coastline and the Luleå archipelago in Northern Sweden offer a perfect wilderness environment to experience the wonders of winter by snow mobile, snow shoe and husky sled. Explore the frozen archipelago with its towering pack ice and search for signs of Arctic wildlife during your daytime adventures. At night look to the dark starry skies for glimpses of the magical Northern Lights. This Northern Lights family holiday is available between January and March.   

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrival in Luleå airport and transfer to Brändön Lodge where you will check in to your cabin accommodation.

In the evening enjoy a 2-course dinner in the restaurant before waiting to see if any appearances of the magical Northern Lights will dance for you in the dark skies.

DAY 2:

After breakfast you’ll meet your guide and strap on some snow shoes for an active day outdoors.

Your guide will lead you in to the wilderness through the snow covered forest whilst telling you about the local area and wildlife. You'll stop for a break to learn how to make a fire before enjoying hot drinks in the wilderness. As lunch time approaches you will find a traditional Sami tent, where you will enjoy a wilderness lunch whilst relaxing on reindeer hides by a warming fire and enjoying the sounds of nature all around (total duration 2 hours).

After the excursion relax at your own pace before enjoying dinner at the log restaurant.

DAY 3:

After breakfast, get ready for a frozen adventure! Your guides will transfer you to the adventure camp where you will be dressed in warm outdoor clothing and you’ll learn how to drive a snow mobile. You’ll head out on the thick frozen sea ice to explore some of the 1300 little islands which make up the archipelago and inhabited by only 100 people in total. Children will ride with adults or in a trailer attached to the snow mobile.

On the way you will stop to hear local stories and perhaps try your hand at catching fish through the ice. Your destination will be the small fishing village of Brändöskär, dating back to the 17th century. You’ll visit a small chapel and a traditional fishing hut. The Bothnian Bay extends beyond the islands which separates most of Sweden from Finland. You’ll witness the pack ice on the outer edge of the frozen ice which can tower up in piles of up to 10-metres in height. After exploring the pack ice, you’ll be served a lunch in the wilderness. The total duration of the tour is 4 hours. In the evening enjoy a dinner at the log restaurant.

DAY 4:

After breakfast, it is time for another thrilling adventure as you will meet a local musher and his pack of friendly husky dogs. During this tour you’ll learn how to drive your own team of dogs sharing sleds with one other guest.

You’ll return to the Lodge and enjoy lunch followed by some free time before searching for the Northern Lights by snow shoe with your guide in the evening. As you walk through the snow covered forest, your guide will tell you about the local area and the Northern Lights. After a while you’ll make a stop around the fire before serving hot drinks as you await the Aurora Borealis to appear. Dinner will be served at the log restaurant.

DAY 5:

After breakfast transfer back to the airport and begin your journey home.

PRICE

From £1279 per person based on two guests travelling together excluding flights and from £468 per child

£1279.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,407 EUR | 1,727 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • Return airport transfers from Luleå airport
  • 4 night’s cabin accommodation
  • Full board (including breakfast, lunch and 2-course evening dinner)
  • Warm clothing
  • Nordic Winter Skills excursion
  • Snow fun afternoon for children
  • Snow mobiling Pack-Ice adventure 
  • Husky sledding excursion
  • Northern Lights snow shoe walk


All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client website at www.arctic-collection.com where you'll find destination guides, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration

Price Excludes

  • Flights

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.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Lulea (LLA)

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Winter Spring Summer Autumn
4 nights

Reviews

Northern Lights Adventure Break at Brandon Lodge

4/5

We had a great time at Brandon Lodge, the staff were excellent, both in the lodge and on the excursions and the food was really great. Would highly recommend. Thanks also to Magnetic North Travel for organising everything so well-even helping us retrieve a bag that we left on the plane by accident.

by Katherine Fox, Leeds on Jan 04 .

4/5

Brandon Lodge is a very special place offering a truly personalised and most attentive service. Excellent atmosphere and quite a place to watch the northern lights on the frozen Baltic sea. The lodge and excursions work well for families.

by Rusling, Brussels on Jan 04 .

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