Luxury hotel holiday Arctic Retreat Lapland, Sweden

The Arctic Retreat is a hidden gem which offers a unique experience in Swedish Lapland, just below the Arctic Circle. It comprises just 3 log timber cabins, each with their own private jacuzzi and fireplace on the edge of the river, as well as large windows facing the North perfect for glimpsing the Northern Lights. All stays are all-inclusive, with traditional dishes crafted from local ingredients being served in the Getronosan Restaurant. Your days can be spent participating in Arctic exploits; during the Summer cycling is a popular activity, and there are opportunities to go canoeing, enjoy a guided hike or visit a local Sami family. During the Winter the landscape is transformed and becomes the perfect setting for husky drives, snowshoe walks, Northern Lights photography and ice fishing. Also on site is a wooden sauna, ideal for unwinding at the end of a day indulging in incredible activities.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on all-inclusive
  • Scheduled flight from London to Stockholm return economy
  • Scheduled flight from Stockholm to Lulea return economy
  • Transfers to and from Lulea airport
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available – rooms and flight

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Arctic Retreat, Swedish Lapland, Sweden

The Arctic Retreat is an exclusive, unique hotel experience in the heart of Swedish Lapland. Authentic log timber cabins, excellent local cuisine and a large variety of Arctic activities in both summer and winter.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 3

Location On the edge of the Raven Rapid in the Rane River Valley

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Lulea

Distance from airport About 1 hour 10 minutes by car

Closest railway station Boden

Distance from railway station About 40 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, private Jacuzzis, sauna.

Complimentary

WiFi

Land sports

Cycling, hiking, horse riding, snow shoeing, skiing.

Out and about nearby

Swedish Lapland. This vast area offers excellent opportunities to spot the Northern Lights during the autumn and winter months, when the plains are covered in deep snow. Typical activities here include snowmobiling, husky rides, forest skiing and snowshoeing to explore the dense forests.

Sports nearby

Skiing, snowshoeing.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

From about

Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Log cabin for 5 nights £3060

Holiday Code EXH43677

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Arctic Retreat, Swedish Lapland, Sweden

Room descriptions

The Arctic Retreat has 3 log timber cabins, each equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, private outdoor Jacuzzi, fireplace with firewood, kettle and coffee machine.

Cabin 1 Sun
Cabin 2 Wind
Cabin 3 Water
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

From about

Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Log cabin for 5 nights £3060

Holiday Code EXH43677

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Arctic Retreat, Swedish Lapland, Sweden

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Arctic Retreat, Gunnarsbyn, we include a scheduled flight to Lulea via Stockholm. From Lulea airport to the hotel takes about 1 hour 10 minutes by car and we include a private transfer to the hotel.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

From about

Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Log cabin for 5 nights £3060

Holiday Code EXH43677

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Arctic Retreat, Swedish Lapland, Sweden

Highlights of Sweden

Sweden contains over 100,000 lakes, ranging from forest ponds to vast expanses of water such as Vänern, the third largest lake in Europe. Lake swimming is popular activity and there are many opportunities for water sports on some of the smaller lakes. Sweden’s freedom to roam means anyone has the right to explore freely in nature, and there are a great number of hiking trails which will allow you to take full advantage of this. Kungsleden Trail (King’s Trail) is Sweden’s longest and most famous walking trail and will take you through a varied mountain landscape and the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe. Sweden is also known for its wildlife: reindeer live in the northern forests and mountains, whilst moose, wolves and bears can also be spotted in the more remote regions. Further south the landscape is interspersed with glorious castles, the most impressive of which is arguably Drottningholm just outside Stockholm, which dates from the 17th century and was one of the most lavish buildings of its era. Above the Arctic Circle the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky during winter, in stark contrast to the Midnight Sun which keeps night-time at bay during the summer months. Sweden has a strong Viking heritage which can still be seen at archaeological sites of burial mounds, wood huts and museums. Some of the best of these can be seen in the capital of Stockholm, in particular the Viking Museum and the Birka Museum, the latter of which was an important Viking Age trading centre during the 9th century. Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old Town) is where the city was founded in 1252 and is home to the city’s cathedral, which has been at the heart of religious and political life in Sweden since its construction in the 13th century. The Royal Palace is the official residence of the King and Queen of Sweden and was built largely during the 18th century in the Italian Baroque style. New Nordic restaurants line the streets and squares, where you can try everything from local game to seafood classics.

Cultural highlights of Sweden

Viking treasure and artefacts in museums around the country. Folk tales and mythology. A wide variety of museums in Stockholm, including the ABBA Museum and the Vasa Museum. Midsummer celebrations in late June. Buffet-style Smögåsbord meals and specialities such as kroppkakor (potato dumplings).

Facts in brief

Capital Stockholm
Airport Stockholm is the main transport hub for Sweden with four international airports serving the city
Size 173,860 sq. miles
Population 10.2 million
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