Delve deep into Swedish Lapland and spend three nights in Sweden's most northerly town. Fly north, past the Arctic Circle to the village of Kiruna to enjoy the charms of Camp Ripan, a lovely hotel whose spa was nominated among the world's best in 2019. Indulge with spa treatments such as a relaxing body massage combined with a face and scalp treatment, or a soothing hot stone massage. Exciting winter activities are also available, from ice fishing by snowmobile, to snowshoe tours from the top of Kiruna. Immerse yourself in the dark wintry nights of Lapland and experience the skies coming alive with the flickering neon ribbons of the aurora borealis.
Fly from the UK to Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden, and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Start at Camp Ripan by getting into warm clothes and then drive out into the low mountain areas close by, over frozen lakes, and in to the wild forest land covered in deep, white snow. The journey takes you up Mt. Ednavaara, beautifully situated an hour from Camp Ripan boasting fantastic views. After a light snack, follow the road towards the wetlands to search for moose. After a full day outdoors, head to the hotel's Aurora Spa for a relaxing sauna bath with beneficial spa products. (B)
Enjoy a free day to relax or perhaps book an optional excursion, before heading out in the evening for the northern lights dog sled hunt. Escape the city lights and be immersed in the dark wintry nights of Lapland, pulled on a sled by a team of excitable, friendly Alaskan Huskies. The trail winds its way through pine and birch forest down to the famous Torne River where the night sky stretches out. At the halfway point, there is a stop at a traditional sami-style lavvu (tipi), for a warming drink and homemade cake. (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning before transferring to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)