On arrival to Luleå Airport, you will be welcomed by one of our guides who will take you to your accommodation in the city centre. After checking in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Luleå. You can relax, stroll the charming city, visit on of the many trendy cafe for a Swedish Fika or explore landmarks. Being the biggest city in Swedish Lapland, Luleå has 11 remarkable restaurants and cafés around the hotel are recommended in the White Guide, the Swedish guide system for Sweden’s top restaurant and cafes. Luleå also offers numerous cosy coffee houses and bars for those who want to experience the renowned Luleå nightlife. Alternative, you may join a Northern light tour in the evening.
Optional: Northern Lights Tour (3 hours), SEK 950.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad. The best preserved church town from Sweden. Together with an authorised guide you will walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets in between the more than 400 old charming and red coloured cottages. Most of the church town is still in the same style as a few hundred years ago. There are no activities planned for the midday or evenings. If you are interested in doing activities like dog sledding, snowmobiling or snowshoe walking we can easily arrange this for you. The surrounding of Luleå offers many possibilities to enjoy the outdoors.
Today your winter holiday continues by train to the mountain village of Abisko (train ride – direct connection, reserved seats. approx. 6h). This unique journey across the Arctic landscape will bring you in a comfortable way far above the Arctic Circle. Upon arrival, it is about 5-min walking distance to your accommodation the STF Abisko Mountain Station. In the evening a unique night visit to the Aurora Sky Station is included.
Waking up after a good night sleep, enjoying breakfast and get ready for your next adventure! Today you can choose to spend the day on your own pace.
There are different options to explore the beautiful Abisko National Park in your preferred way. You can explore the nearby surroundings on your own, rent ski’s or snowshoes which are supplied by your accommodation. Or choose to take part in a thrilling snowmobile tour, a calm ice fishing tour, or a guided snowshoe walk. You may also sit back on a sled after a snowmobile to hunt the magical northern lights in the evening!
After all experiences during this Swedish Lapland Coast to Mountains holiday it’s time to travel homewards. Maybe you have some time left to relax or do an activity in the the area But if you have an early flight then it’s time to get ready and checkout of your hotel room. You will be picked up from the lobby of the Abisko Mountain station, the transfer to Kiruna Airport takes about 1.5 hour.