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Winter Treehouse Holiday at Granö Beckasin

The Ume River - one of Northern Europe’s great waterways - divides in two at the small island of Granö. Hidden amongst the wildlife-dense forests of the island are six bird’s nest tree houses - all of them overlooking the river. Part homage to one man’s love of birdlife and part desire to create a unique retreat in the canopy, Granö Beckasin is a luxury and small-scale experience. This winter holiday immerses guests into nature whilst giving them the chance to taste Lapland’s rich food source and to experience snow based adventures.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrival at Umeå airport and transfer to Gränö Beckasin.

You’ll check-in at the lodge where you’ll meet your hosts and receive your warm outdoor clothing. You will stay for three nights in the lodge accommodation and the final night in the bird’s nest room. This can, however, be tailored if you wish to spend extra nights in the bird’s nest room.

Take in the wintry surroundings before dinner at the lodge’s restaurant. Enjoy home-cooked dishes sourced from local ingredients.

Staying at: Granö Beckasin



DAY 2:

After breakfast you’ll meet a pack of husky dogs ready to take you on a sled ride through the white wilderness landscape. You’ll have a chance to drive your own team of dogs (sharing with one other passenger).

After lunch you’ll have some free time to relax or perhaps try your skills at cross country skiing on a nearby frozen lake.

Dinner will be served at the lodge’s restaurant.

Overnight in a double/twin room at the lodge.

DAY 3:

After breakfast you’ll join a snow mobiling tour exploring the surrounding wilderness. During the excursion you’ll make a stop and learn about how local people catch fish during winter and you’ll have a chance to try ice fishing yourself. You’ll return to enjoy a hot warming lunch at the resort’s restaurant.

Evening at your leisure. Overnight at the eco-lodge.

DAY 4:

Enjoy breakfast at the resort’s restaurant and spend the day at your own pace or perhaps join a cross country skiing session or visit a local Sami family and enjoy an insight to the Northern indigenous culture in the past and present.

In the afternoon, you’ll check-in to your special Bird’s Nest treehouse which overlooks the forests and surrounding Ume river. Relax and enjoy the serene nature all around before dinner at the resort’s restaurant. Overnight in the Bird’s Nest. If you are very lucky you may witness the Northern Lights which sometimes appear in the more southerly parts of Swedish Lapland.

DAY 5:

Enjoy waking to gentle bird’s song before a hearty breakfast at the resort’s restaurant and transfer back to the airport or perhaps add extra days to your itinerary. It is also possible to stay at Granö Beckasin during the summer months. Please get in touch with the team to find out more and to begin planning your adventure.

PRICE

From £990 per person (based on twin share). Single room price form £1180.

£990.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,089 EUR | 1,297 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • Return airport transfers 
  • Full board (breakfast, 2-course lunch and dinner)
  • 3 night’s eco-lodge accommodation 
  • 1 night’s Bird’s Nest accommodation 
  • Half day husky sledding excursion
  • Snow mobile tour with ice-fishing
  • 1 x session in the sauna 
  • Outdoor clothing


All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration 

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Umea
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional excursions

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

Umeå (UME)

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Reviews

Winter Treehouse Holiday at Granö Beckasin

5/5

We had the most amazing time, we were very happy with Magnetic Norths communications. Everything run so smoothly.

by Karen Gibson, London on Oct 25 .

5/5

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? It was very early in the winter season when I went, so there weren't many other guests. There also wasn't enough snow to do some of the activities, but the staff were really friendly and took excellent care of me. They organised alternative activities and even took me around the husky kennels to meet the dogs and have a quick go on a sledge desfpitethe snow not being deep enough in the forest to do a proper trip. The birds nest was wonderful - the views over the lake are stunning. And the food was absolutely delicious. 2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday? Don't be afraid to talk to the staff about what you want to get out of your time there. They were able to help me go see concerts at the local church and visit an animal park in Lycksele, none of which was pre-arranged, but really made my holiday special. Some of the hiking trails around the lake are a little precarious in the snow, so be careful, but definitely give them a go. They are well marked through the forest and worth the effort for the views and the feeling of being in Narnia. 3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation? If you spend any time talking to the staff you discover just how integral Granö Beckasin is to the local community. All of the staff are locals, the food is locally sourced and all the activities are run through local companies. It's really nice to see a community come together and take pride in what they do. 4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? I loved my time in Granö. I needed to get away from the city and relax, which is exactly what I did. I was travelling alone, but the staff were so friendly that I never felt like I had to be alone if I didn't want to be. I would definitely recommend it there if you like peace and beautiful countryside and good food. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? **** Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend

by Joanna Collission, London on Dec 15 .

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