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New Years Adventure in Swedish Lapland

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Celebrate the New Year in magical Kiruna

Experience a New Year’s celebration like no other in Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. Sleep in a cosy cabin by night and explore the Arctic wilderness and the frosty city by day. Here, you can take part in thrilling excursions like riding a husky sled across frozen plains. Visit the world-famous ICEHOTEL and admire the ice sculptures. On the big night, enjoy an exquisite dinner of local specialties and toast midnight with your fellow travellers under the starry sky.

5 days / 4 nights

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Approx 1688 EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a memorable time in the true Arctic north
  • Sleep in a cosy cabin at Camp Ripan
  • Deeply relax with the traditional ritual stävan in the Aurora Spa
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with spectacular festivities
  • Visit the world-famous ICEHOTEL
  • Feel the wind on your cheeks on a sled pulled by huskies
  • Take in the snowy scenery of the Swedish valleys and woodlands
  • Explore the eclectic city of Kiruna and see its changing landscape
  • Have a chance to glimpse the colourful northern lights in the night sky

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Dog Sled i, Ice/Snow hotel i, New Year’s i, Northern Lights i

Season

Dec 29

Interest

Dog Sled i, Ice/Snow hotel i, New Year’s i, Northern Lights i

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your northern adventure.

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN SWEDISH LAPLAND

    Welcome to magical Kiruna in Swedish Lapland! When you arrive at Kiruna Airport a driver will meet you to take you to your accommodation at Camp Ripan. Settle into your cabin, then venture out to the on-site restaurant to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. If it’s a clear night, keep an eye out on the sky as you might spot the dancing northern lights.

    Spend the night at Camp Ripan.

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  • Day 2: THE MAGICAL ICEHOTEL & EXPLORING KIRUNA

    Today, you’ll head to the famous ICEHOTEL. It is the largest hotel built of snow and ice in the world and was the first of its kind ever made! Enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular structure and learn about how the hotel came to be. View spellbinding ice rooms and ice suites as well as a chic ice bar, an ice church, and other unique creations.

    Afterwards, return to Kiruna to explore at your leisure. The old town was founded in 1900 next to a mine. In 2014, the buildings started being moved so the mine could expand. Discover the new city hall, Kristallen (“the crystal”), and the old church, one of Sweden’s largest wooden buildings. You can even book a guided tour of the mine.

    After a busy day, your guide will take you back to camp in time for a 3-course dinner in the on-site restaurant.

    Spend the night at Camp Ripan.

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  • Day 3: HUSKY SLEDDING & NEW YEARS EVE

    This morning, you’ll join a guided dog sledding excursion. When you arrive at the kennel you’ll hear the excited huskies waiting for their chance to run. You will be sitting on a sled driven by a professional guide so you can relax and enjoy the nature all around you. Halfway, you'll stop at a "lávvu", a traditional Sámi style tipi, to warm up by a roaring fire. Enjoy a hot drink and snack and cuddle the friendly dogs.

    Tonight, the Camp Ripan restaurant will serve a delicious 3-course New Year’s dinner featuring local delicacies. At midnight, toast in the New Year with a glass of champagne out in the midwinter night around a crackling open fire. The dazzling northern lights might even flash across the sky above!

    Spend the night at Camp Ripan.

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  • Day 4: A DAY AT YOUR LEISURE & AURORA SPA PAMPERING

    Today you have the whole day to relax in your cabin, explore Kiruna or book an optional extra excursion out in the Arctic wilderness.

    Included in your package today is entrance to Camp Ripan’s tranquil Aurora Spa*. The ritual stävan is a relaxation experience that involves many natural treatments for your skin, based on traditional practices and made from locally sourced ingredients. Perform the ritual at your own pace, all while relaxing in the warm natural pools with mesmerising views of the snowy world outside.

    End the day with dinner at Camp Ripan and spend the night in your cabin.

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  • Day 5: DEPARTURE FROM KIRUNA

    Today is your last day in Swedish Lapland! Start the morning with a hearty breakfast in the ICEHOTEL’s restaurant and warm up in the sauna to prepare for today’s trip back home. Later on a driver will take you to Kiruna Airport in time for your departure flight.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Cabin

Camp Ripan is a family-run hotel with cosy semi-attached cabins in the town of Kiruna. The hotel has a restaurant that serves f..

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Approx 1688 EUR

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Tour Information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following section about travelling to Kiruna, Swedish Lapland. It includes some important information about what the tour includes, accommodation, and more about your thrilling activities.

Please note that this package is subject to availability. Please wait to book your flights until after we have confirmed your reservation. If the accommodation at Camp Ripan is fully booked on your preferred travel dates, your travel consultant will be in touch with information about the next available dates.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MULTI-DAY TOURS
On a multi-day tour, Nordic Visitor books your accommodation and excursions for a self-guided travel experience. That means you’ll enjoy some free time to explore on your own as well as planned, guided day tours.

Each activity is run by a different tour operator, so you’ll get to meet a few local guides throughout your trip.

You can rest assured that Nordic Visitor only works with a small number of handpicked suppliers that meet our high standards. The activities you’ll participate in are all extremely well rated so you’re sure to have a memorable time.

During your tour, we’re with you every step of the way. Plus, you’ll always be able to reach us on your trip by calling our 24/7 helpline.

ACCOMMODATION
Camp Ripan is a family-run hotel with semi-attached private cabins for guests. All the cabins include a bathroom with a shower and WC, a refrigerator, a hot water kettle, cable TV, telephone and internet. There is an on-site restaurant serving fresh local food and daily breakfast is provided.

TIMETABLE
Closer to your arrival in Kiruna, we will email you with the specific timings for the ICEHOTEL visit, the spa and your dinner reservations.

AURORA SPA & SPA RITUAL STÄVAN
The package includes one entrance for adults only to Aurora Spa including the Spa ritual Stävan. Please note that your spa visit may occur on 29, 30, 31 December or 1 January.

FITNESS LEVEL AND ADVENTURE PACKAGES
You should have moderate to good physical fitness to take part comfortably in this tour. This is because packages set in the Arctic are considered adventure travel due to the specific conditions you’ll experience. Arctic travel can sometimes involve extreme weather conditions as well as vigorous activity and animals (like huskies and reindeer) on many excursions.

SAFETY AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
Please note that sightseeing and tours are dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if they are not favourable. If something unexpected occurs, you can call our 24-hour helpline to speak directly with Nordic Visitor staff.

As you’re visiting Lapland in winter, there will be snow and ice on the ground. This can sometimes make it difficult to walk. Please note that there are no luggage handling services available in Lapland. You must be able and prepared to carry your own luggage in snowy conditions.

NORTHERN LIGHTS & DAYLIGHT HOURS
The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, which means that sightings cannot be guaranteed. Evening excursions will operate according to the tour schedule, even in unfavourable viewing conditions. Your guide will do their utmost to determine the best possible location for sightings and make this an enjoyable experience for you.

Please be advised that because of its northerly location close to and inside the Arctic Circle, Swedish Lapland has limited daylight in winter. For a few weeks of the year Kiruna enters a polar night, meaning the sun doesn’t rise at all. This makes Kiruna a very atmospheric and unique place to visit between November and February. In March, daylight hours increase steadily from about 5 at the beginning to 15 at the end.

TRAVELLING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
As it is a top family travel destination, generally our Lapland packages are child friendly. That said, many activities (e.g., snowmobile and dog sled tours) have a minimum age limit of 4 years old.

TRAVELLING WHILE PREGNANT
If you are pregnant we do not recommend taking part in dog sledding and snowmobiling excursions due to safety concerns. Please let us know in advance and we can offer alternative options.

ADD-ONS & OPTIONAL UPGRADES
You can customise this tour online. During the booking process, you can add extra nights to your itinerary as well as optional day trips, excursions and upgrades. You are also welcome to combine this tour with any of our Scandinavian packages.

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch with your travel consultant and they’ll create your dream trip.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.

We aim to complete bookings within a few weeks. During this time we take care of booking your accommodation, activities, and transport, confirming all parts of your journey. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip.

CARBON OFFSETTING YOUR TOUR
Nordic Visitor is working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours. Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund.

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