Sweden is fantastic all year round, but Winter is one of the most enchanting seasons to travel here. Enjoy a handful of traditional winter activities, stay at the unique ice hotel and seek for the Northern Lights!
City:
Stockholm
Duration:
8 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$3,377
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Stockholm & City Tour

Welcome to Stockholm - the capital of Sweden and its largest city! After having some rest you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting Stockholm attractions.

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Day 2
Visit to the Skansen & Vasa Museums

Following breakfast your driver takes you to the Skansen Museum - the world's first open-air museum. Later you walk to the nearby Vasa Museum rated as the most visited museum in the entire Scandinavia.

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Day 3
Free Day in Stockholm

This day is free for you to explore Stockholm on your own or join our specially prepared optional tour.

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Day 4
Flight to Lulea & Harads Village Tour

After breakfast you transfer to the airport for a flight to Lulea. After having some rest you are invited to enjoy a walking tour around the village with a kick-sled ride.

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Day 5
Transfer to Kiruna

Train to Kiruna. Upon arrival you have a private transfer to the original Ice Hotel - the world’s first and largest hotel built entirely of snow and ice.

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Day 6
Train to Abisko & Northern Lights Hunting

In the afternoon you are transferred to the train station to board the train that takes you to Abisko. Guided tour to the Aurora Sky Station - the best place to watch the Northern Lights.

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Day 7
Free Day in Abisko

This day is free for you to enjoy the fascinating Abisko neighborhood on your own or join our specially prepared optional tour.

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Day 8
Departure from Kiruna or Optional extension to Iceland

This is the last day of your tour. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and prepare for a transfer to the airport and flight back home.

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Price

$4,667
Deposit $934
Single traveler
Tour dates are flexible from December 1 - March 31
$3,377
Deposit $676
Private tour
Based on double occupancy. Tour dates are flexible from December 1 - March 31

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Stockholm, Harads, Jukkasjärvi and Abisko;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the detailed itinerary;
  • Economy class flight tickets Stockholm - Lulea;
  • Regular class train tickets Boden - Kiruna, Kiruna - Abisko and Abisko - Kiruna;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, visas, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Stockholm & City Tour

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Sweden - Stockholm! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

After having some rest you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting Stockholm attractions. During the tour you explore the amazing Stockholm Old Town, visit its colorful Stortorget Square and witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore Stockholm on your own or enjoy one of our optional evening recommendations.

Optional tour: Visit to the Royal Palace & City Hall.

We invite you to explore the 18th century Royal Palace - the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden. Located in the Old Town of Stockholm it offers no less than five museums. With over 600 rooms divided between 7 floors, it takes you through the Swedish royal family and their history. Also visit the famous City Hall which performs the function of the Municipal Council and is also a place where Nobel Prizes are given and received.

Optional evening activity #1: Opera performance at the Royal Opera House.

See an opera performance at the Royal Opera House - Sweden's premier stage for opera and ballet that lies in the center of the city at the Gustav Adolf Square. The Opera House stages incredible shows and is a perfect blend of a museum, architectural sightseeing and an unforgettable musical experience. 

Optional evening activity #2: Visit to the Ice Bar.

The Icebar is an exclusive and highly popular location and fun pastime designed for all guests to chill. The cold interior is stylishly decorated with statues carved out of ice blocks. The bar tables, decorations, even the glasses are made of ice. Icebar is famous for all alcoholic and non alcoholic refreshments served "IN rocks" poured in glasses made of ice.

No meals included.

Day 2: Visit to the Skansen & Vasa Museums

Following breakfast your driver takes you to the Skansen Museum - the world's first open-air museum founded in 1891, that demonstrates the country's life before the industrial era. During the tour you take a fascinating journey through the five centuries of Swedish history, see the large collection of traditional rural houses and visit the museum’s zoo that represents about 75 different species of both domestic and wild Scandinavian animals, including brown bears, seals, lynx and wolverines.

Later you walk to the nearby Vasa Museum rated as the most visited museum in the entire Scandinavia. This museum is famous for being home to the only intact 17th-century ship in the world - the Vasa. Sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and salvaged only 333 years later, it managed to preserve more than 95 percent of its body in original state.

Optional lunch: Lunch at the Vasa Museum next to the 17th-century ship.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free (transfer to the hotel is not included).

Optional tour: Winter Stockholm boat cruise.

During this winter boat ride you cruise along the city’s quays around the islands of Fjäderholmarna listening to interesting facts about Stockholm’s history and surroundings. Traditional lunch is included. The tour is available from December to March. The duration is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Optional dinner: Dinner at a specialized Viking restaurant Aifur with authentic atmosphere and menu.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Free Day in Stockholm

This day is free for you to explore Stockholm on your own. You can take a walk around the charming cobbled streets of the Old Town, taste some traditional dishes in a local restaurant or join our specially prepared optional tour.

Optional tour: Trip to Uppsala and Sigtuna.

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver in the lobby and take a short ride to the authentic medieval towns of Uppsala and Sigtuna to enjoy the special charm of these places. During your 6-hour city tours you explore unique cultural treasures and the exciting history of these beautiful cities. 

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Flight to Lulea & Harads Village Tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for a flight to Lulea. Upon arrival your private driver takes you to the charming village of Harads where you check in to your unique Tree Hotel nestled in the middle of the forest.

After having some rest you are invited to enjoy a walking tour around the village with a kick-sled ride. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Optional tour: Trip to Flakaberg village.

This is a 6-hour guided tour to the village of Flakaberg with a unique insight into the Sami culture. Your guide picks you up and takes you to Flakaberg located about 80 km from Harads. Here you visit the family of Lars Eriksson who show you their reindeer pastures and tell you about the Sami traditions. Later you are invited to Lars cabin to enjoy a kind hospitality of his family and taste traditional Sami lunch. In the evening you return to your hotel.

Optional lunch / dinner: An exciting outdoor lunch or dinner with the chance to see the Northern Lights.

Optional evening activity: Sauna visit.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Transfer to Kiruna

After breakfast you are transferred to the Boden railway station to board the train to Kiruna. Upon arrival you have a private transfer to the original Ice Hotel - the world’s first and largest hotel built entirely of snow and ice.

Note: Warm accommodation in a traditional hotel is available on request.

The rest of the day is free. In the late evening you are invited to relax in a traditional Swedish sauna (sauna visit is included in your package).

Optional tour: Northern Lights snowmobile tour or Northern Lights horseback riding tour.

Join your specially trained guide for a nightly excursion in search of the Northern Lights. For the best chance to see this phenomenon you head out into the untouched wilderness of the neighborhood. During the tour your guide makes short stops and tells interesting stories about the mythical Aurora Borealis. Three-course dinner is included.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Train to Abisko & Northern Lights Hunting

After breakfast you have some free time to enjoy the surrounding nature of Kiruna on your own.

Optional activity: Husky dog ride.

Be part of the fantastic Northern adventure, driving your own team of well-trained and enthusiastic huskies through the fascinating landscape the arctic wilderness has to offer! Enjoy the silence of the forest, amazing winter sceneries and dogs’ friendly temper whilst being captivated by the dancing Aurora in the star-lit sky (at night). Dog sledding is an absolute must-do during your visit to Lapland and a memory you will never forget.

In the afternoon you are transferred to the train station to board the train that takes you to Abisko. Upon arrival you go to your hotel located very close to the train station.

In the evening you enjoy a guided tour to the Aurora Sky Station - the best place to watch the Northern Lights. The tour starts with a beautiful chairlift ride up to the station that provides a unique chance to enjoy the beauty of the Abisko National Park at night.

During the tour you enjoy fantastic Northern Lights views from a large panoramic platform while your guide will tell you many interesting facts about the Aurora and the region. You can also visit a cozy cafe, a souvenir shop, a look-out tower and Northern Lights exhibition.

Optional dinner: Exclusive dinner at the Aurora Sky Station.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Free Day in Abisko

This day is free for you to enjoy the fascinating Abisko neighborhood on your own or join our specially prepared optional tour.

Optional tour: Visit to the Sami Camp.

Enjoy a guided tour to an authentic recreation of a Sami village - an exhibition displaying how the Sami lived in the late 19th century. During the tour you explore the reconstruction of a spring and fall residence of the Sami people and learn more about their traditions and lifestyle. You have the unique chance to visit the local hut to gather around the fire, sip coffee and taste reindeer meat. After the tour you return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8: Departure from Kiruna or Optional extension to Iceland

This is the last day of your amazing Swedish adventure! After breakfast you go to the train station (easily accessible by foot) to board a train that takes you to Kiruna. Upon arrival your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Note: Optional flight to Stockholm is available on request.

OR you can extend your journey further to the land of unique nature, glaciers and thermal spas - Iceland. Contact us for additional details.

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Stockholm, Harads, Jukkasjärvi and Abisko;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the detailed itinerary;
  • Economy class flight tickets Stockholm - Lulea;
  • Regular class train tickets Boden - Kiruna, Kiruna - Abisko and Abisko - Kiruna;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, visas, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is a truly vibrant city with style in its genes. It is the best place to experience the beauty, simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design. Experience the cosmopolitan capital with 700 year old secrets.

Stockholm Old Town, Sweden

The Old Town also called Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s original city center which primarily consists of the island Stadsholmen. This part of town dates back to the 13th century.

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden

The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the Stockholm's most visited tourist attractions. Located on the eastern tip of Kungshomen island it is the home of the Nobel Prizes.

The Royal Opera House, Stockholm, Sweden

Situated in the center of the city, the Royal Opera House is Sweden's premier stage for opera and ballet built in the nineteenth century at the Gustav Adolf Square.

Skansen Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

"Skansen" which means "the fortress" in Swedish is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Its aim is to invite visitors to stroll through five centuries of Swedish history.

Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum home to one of the most complete and best preserved shipwrecks in the world - the Vasa is the only seventeenth-century ship on Earth that has made it to our days.

Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna is the oldest city in Sweden, and was once the capital and religious center of the country during a certain period of time.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. What is more it is the world’s northernmost capital, and for many Icelandic visitors it also serves as a gateway to the rugged adventure options beyond.

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Package type Price
Single traveler
Tour dates are flexible from December 1 - March 31
$4,667
Deposit $934
Private tour
Based on double occupancy. Tour dates are flexible from December 1 - March 31
$3,377
Deposit $676