Head into the far north of Swedish Lapland to experience the Lappish winter, characterised by thick, bright snowfall and excellent displays of the northern lights. Spend four nights in a cosy log 2-bedroom cabin on this family short break, all at the beautifully-placed Brandon Lodge which overlooks the islands in the Lulea archipelago. At this time of year the surrounding seascape is frozen, offering stunning vistas over a white landscape. It is the perfect place to enjoy ice fishing and the thrill of a hovercraft trip across the frozen ice.Family price for 2 adults and 2 children aged up to 13 years old £5788 per family
Arrive in Lulea in Swedish Lapland and transfer to Brandon Lodge. Check in to your hotel cabin for four nights and collect your winter clothing for the rest of your stay. The hotel cabins overlook the frozen sea and islands of the Lulea archipelago which is made up of 1,300 islands which boast only 100 residents between them. In the evening, enjoy a two-course welcome dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. (D)
After breakfast, step into your snowshoes and head outside to experience winter life in Swedish Lapland. Join a guide for a three-hour excursion into the nearby forests where you will learn how to use your snowshoes, make a fire in the snow and how to make your own tea and coffee over the open fire. During this excursion, your guide will recount stories about life up in the Arctic and will educate you on the forest, sea and wildlife in the area. Take a break from the cold in a traditional teepee with a hearty wilderness lunch around a fire. Return to the lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure. If you're interested, you could meet and feed the friendly lodge reindeer. In the evening, enjoy a two-course buffet dinner. (B,L,D)
Head out on to the frozen sea for a 2-hour ice fishing excursion, where the local guide will give you an insight into the nature of frozen sea, the ice conditions you can find and how to navigate in this frozen world. After being shown how to drill a hole into the ice, choose your spot and drill your own hole to start fishing for mostly perch and sometimes pike to bring back to the lodge for a tasty lunch. Enjoy a break with a hot drink and snack. (B,D)
Experience a unique and exciting way of exploring Luleå’s frozen archipelago on-board a hovercraft. This is the only place in Swedish Lapland where hovercrafting is available. This 2.5-hour tour will include a journey across the ice- and snow-covered Bothnian Bay, between the islands. There is free time to walk on the ice, enjoy a spot of lunch and keep your eyes open for an odd seal or two popping up. Back at the lodge, enjoy a two-course dinner. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK via Stockholm. (B)
Child prices from £1195 per child (4-13 years old)
This is an example itinerary containing some of our favourite activities at Brandon Lodge, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1290 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.