Featured holiday Winter at the Arctic Retreat in Swedish Lapland Swedish Lapland

3 nights/4 days
This active holiday allows you to delve into the wonder that is Swedish Lapland during the winter. Staying in your idyllic log cabin just below the Arctic Circle, spend your days touring the area by snowmobile and husky sled and your nights searching for the magical Northern Lights. You fly to and from Swedish Lapland via a short stopover in Stockholm.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Scheduled return flights from London to Lulea via Stockholm
  • Three nights’ full board in a Log Cabin at Arctic Retreat, Gunnarsbyn
  • Return transfers Lulea airport to Arctic Retreat
  • All stated activities at the Arctic Retreat
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional hints

Active holiday in the snow near the Arctic circle in Swedish Lapland

Highlights

Swedish Lapland • Husky sled tour • Snowmobile tour • Northern Lights snowshoe walk

Add-ons in Stockholm

It might be desirable to add two or three nights in Stockholm, either at the beginning or end of this holiday.

Holiday price guide Available December-April subject to the opening period of the hotel, from £2,730 per person.

From about

£2,730 Low winter season

£2,970 High winter season

Holiday Code SCFH02

We recommend adding on a couple of nights in Stockholm, before or after this holiday.

Active holiday in the snow near the Arctic circle in Swedish Lapland

Holiday price guide Available December-April subject to the opening period of the hotel, from £2,730 per person.

From about

£2,730 Low winter season

£2,970 High winter season

Holiday Code SCFH02

We recommend adding on a couple of nights in Stockholm, before or after this holiday.

Our prices include ● Scheduled return flights from London to Lulea via Stockholm
● 3 nights’ full board in a Log Cabin at Arctic Retreat, Gunnarsbyn
● Return transfers Lulea airport-Arctic Retreat
● All stated activities at the Arctic Retreat
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional hints

Holiday price guide Available December-April subject to the opening period of the hotel, from £2,730 per person.

From about

£2,730 Low winter season

£2,970 High winter season

Holiday Code SCFH02

We recommend adding on a couple of nights in Stockholm, before or after this holiday.

Our prices include • Scheduled return flights from London to Lulea via Stockholm
• 3 nights’ full board in a Log Cabin at Arctic Retreat, Gunnarsbyn
• Return transfers Lulea airport-Arctic Retreat
• All stated activities at the Arctic Retreat
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional hints

The journey and how you get there Gunnarsbyn is about 70 kms north of Lulea and about 60 kms south of the Arctic Circle. You fly into Stockholm and then transfer on by air to Lulea, where you are met by a car to take you to the hotel.

Holiday price guide Available December-April subject to the opening period of the hotel, from £2,730 per person.

From about

£2,730 Low winter season

£2,970 High winter season

Holiday Code SCFH02

We recommend adding on a couple of nights in Stockholm, before or after this holiday.

Our prices include • Scheduled return flights from London to Lulea via Stockholm
• 3 nights’ full board in a Log Cabin at Arctic Retreat, Gunnarsbyn
• Return transfers Lulea airport-Arctic Retreat
• All stated activities at the Arctic Retreat
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional hints

The journey and how you get there Gunnarsbyn is about 70 kms north of Lulea and about 60 kms south of the Arctic Circle. You fly into Stockholm and then transfer on by air to Lulea, where you are met by a car to take you to the hotel.

Active holiday in the snow near the Arctic circle in Swedish Lapland

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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