Sweden: Dogsledding to the Ice Hotel

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Above the Arctic Circle, Sweden’s Lapland region unfolds with snowcapped mountains, deep forests, and vast stretches of untamed wilderness. After exploring vibrant Stockholm, fly north to Kiruna and embark on an authentic dogsledding expedition that takes you across frozen rivers and valleys blanketed in untouched snow. Feel the thrill of driving your own tea...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Drive your own team of Alaskan huskies on a sledding expedition through the Lapland wilderness.
    • Relax in cozy cabins ideally situated for viewing one of nature’s most dazzling displays: the aurora borealis, or northern lights.
    • Spend time with Sami herders and try your hand at driving a traditional reindeer sled.
    • Stay at the famed Icehotel, with the option of sleeping in one of its sculpted ice rooms.

What's this trip about?

    Above the Arctic Circle, Sweden’s Lapland region unfolds with snowcapped mountains, deep forests, and vast stretches of untamed wilderness. After exploring vibrant Stockholm, fly north to Kiruna and embark on an authentic dogsledding expedition that takes you across frozen rivers and valleys blanketed in untouched snow. Feel the thrill of driving your own team of huskies from one wilderness lodge to the next, and unwind at the end of each day with wood-heated saunas and hearty meals. Along the way, discover the traditions of Lapland’s indigenous people, the Sami, and learn about their ancient reindeer-herding culture. Then cap off your adventure by experiencing one of the world’s architectural marvels: the Icehotel of Jukkasjärvi, exquisitely constructed from ice and snow every year.

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Details

Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 15 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityStockholm
End CityStockholm

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Education / Learning
  • High Adventure
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Norway
  • Sweden

Trip includes

    • Accommodation
    • Most of the meals
    • Airport transfers and ground transportation
    • Guide
    • Hotel tax

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Stockholm

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: First Hotel Reisen

Arrive in Stockholm and transfer to our hotel, located on the charming waterfront. During time on your own, venture into Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s medieval old town, where pastel facades line cobbled alleyway...

Day 2 - Stockholm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: First Hotel Reisen

Today, we’ll be joined by a representative from National Geographic’s Global Exploration Fund-Northern Europe who will tell us about the groundbreaking projects this program supports and s...

Day 3 - Kiruna

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Övre Soppero Homestead

Fly to Sweden’s northernmost city, Kiruna, located 90 miles above the Arctic Circle. Explore this mining outpost in the heart of the Lapland region—a vast wilderness of alpine peaks, a...

Day 4 - Övre Soppero/Lake Väkkärä

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Väkkärä Wilderness Lodge

Today, we’ll discover the cornerstone of Sami culture: reindeer herding. Try your hand at the art of lassoing reindeer and learn how modern-day Sami herders move their migrating herd...

Day 5 - Lake Väkkärä to Sevuvuoma

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Sevuvuoma Lodge

Rise early to prepare for our dogsledding adventure. Meet your team of Alaskan huskies, and learn the basics of harnesses, lines, and mushing. Then set off by sled into the heart of the Lapla...

Day 6 - Sevuvuoma/Lake Väkkärä

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Väkkärä Wilderness Lodge

After breakfast, prepare for the next leg of our dogsledding adventure. Feed and harness our huskies, then head off on a trail where few travelers have set foot. Our journey takes us...

Day 7 - Lake Väkkärä/Jukkasjärvi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Icehotel

Enjoy a final morning of mushing before we say goodbye to our husky teams. After lunch, transfer to nearby Jukkasjärvi and check into the Icehotel, the world’s largest hotel made solely of snow and ...

Day 8 - Jukkasjärvi/Stockholm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: First Hotel Reisen

Return to Kiruna this morning and fly back to Stockholm. Take advantage of an unscheduled afternoon to explore Stockholm and enjoy dinner on your own.

Day 9 - Stockholm/U.S.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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Price From $8,795
Price per day$977
Single supplement (single occupancy)$900
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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