The northern lights are a magical natural phenomena that have captivated humanity for thousands of years. The lights occur when highly charged particles from the sun hit gas atoms in the Earth's atmosphere, around the magnetic pole, causing these gas atoms to become energised and shine. This itinerary combines a visit to the Abisko National Park, located in the middle of the auroral zone, 250km inside the Arctic Circle and one of the best places to see the northern lights, with a stay in Stockholm, one of the world's most picturesque capital cities.
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Morning flight from London to Kiruna via Stockholm with SAS. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. Stay 2 nights at the Scandic Ferrum Hotel (or similar). (N)
This morning, meet your guide and depart on a snowmobile safari into the arctic wilderness. Travel through the pristine forests and across frozen rivers before enjoying a light lunch. Return to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at leisure or optional activities. (B, L)
After breakfast this morning, transfer to Kiruna station and take the train to Bjorkliden, close to the Abisko National Park, where you will stay at Hotel Fjallet. This afternoon join a short guided snow shoe excursion. After dinner, transfer to the Aurora Sky Station chairlift which will take you up to the sky station. On arrival you will be met by a guide for an evening of northern lights viewing. (B, D)
Today, you will travel to Kiruna by train for your flight to Stockholm. On arrival in Stockholm, you will be met at the airport by your guide and taken on a short city tour. Stay overnight at the Clarion Amaranten Hotel. (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to London with SAS. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Located close to the Norwegian border, the park measures 77 sq km and is situated along the shores of Lake Tornetrask. The area is regarded as one of the best locations in the world from which to observe the northern lights due to its location in the heart of the auroral zone. The park benefits from clear and virtually cloud-free skies ideal for lights viewing. Seeing the northern lights is not guaranteed as it is a natural phenomena and weather dependent, however, in Abisko you will have the best possible chance.
Activities are guided but not on a private basis. All cold weather equipment is supplied for excursions, however, you will need dress accordingly for the extreme cold of the region.
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Located in the central residential district of Stockholm, the Clarion Hotel Amaranten is a contemporary six-storey hotel close to many of the city's attractions. The hotel features 461 rooms with soft toned Scandinavian decor, wooden floors, en suite facilities, cable television and wireless internet access. The hotel's restaurant offers a variety of seasonal international dishes while other facilities include a Swedish sauna, fitness suite and indoor swimming pool. There is also a spa offering a full range of...
Hotel Fjallet is centrally located in Bjorkliden overlooking the picturesque Lake Tornetrask with views of the surrounding mountains. The property offers 46 rooms featuring contemporary Scandinavian decor and en suite facilities equipped with cable television and wireless internet access. The hotel lobby bar offers a range of snacks and beverages and a seating area with a roaring fire and views out over the surrounding area. The hotel's restaurant is also open daily serving a variety of local and international specialities using locally sourced ingredients. Other facilities include a sauna and...
The Scandic Ferrum has an ideal location in the centre of Kiruna only 10 minutes' walk from the central station. The hotel has 171 guest rooms, which have been designed with the emphasis on being eco-friendly. All rooms are modern in style and feature bright pastel colours. There are two restaurants; the Reenstierna and the Grapes which both specialise in traditional Swedish and Lapland dishes. The renowned Ice Hotel at Jukkasjarvi is located 25 minutes' drive from the...
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SAK2017: 4 Nights