Swedish Winter Wonderland | Small Group Sweden Tour from Australia
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Overview

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!
Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.88 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms: 6 nights
    Ice Hotel in Kiruna: 1 night
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    1 flight
    3 train trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided city tours
    Skansen & Vasa Museums
    Northern Lights Hunting
  • MEALS
  • 7 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Stockholm

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.

You have the evening at leisure to relax after your flight, explore Stockholm on your own or enjoy one of our optional evening recommendations.

  • Optional evening activity #1: Opera performance at the Royal Opera Hous
    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.
  • Optional evening activity #2: Visit to the Ice Bar
    The Icebar is an exclusive and highly popular location, the cold interior is stylishly decorated with statues carved out of ice blocks. The bar tables, decorations, even the glasses are made of ice.

No meals included.

Day 2
Stockholm City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm.

During the tour you explore the brilliant Old Town of Stockholm, that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the famous Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral, and the City Hall. Transportation is not included, public transport or taxi, if needed, should be paid on spot.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore Stockholm on your own.

  • 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. Also visit the famous City Hall - a place where Nobel Prizes are given and received.
  • Optional dinner: Dinner at a specialized Viking restaurant Aifur with authentic atmosphere and menu.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Visit to the Skansen & Vasa Museums

Following breakfast, your guide 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 the 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 (public transportation is included for this day).

  • 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.

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. 
  • 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.

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!

In the afternoon you are transferred to the train station to board the train that takes you to Abisko. Thousands of people from around the globe come here each year to enjoy the breathtaking landscape of Swedish Lapland. These areas this far north are rightfully considered to be the last wilderness of Europe. Being the so-called place "where no man has gone before", the region might not boast all perks of the civilized world but offers an exclusive chance to experience the peace and serenity of such a remote region.

Upon arrival you go to your hotel located very close to the train station. In the evening you have a unique opportunity to visit and enjoy the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko - the internationally recognized best place on earth to experience Northern Lights. Your guided group tour of the station starts with a beautiful chair lift ride up to the station, providing 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.
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.

Included

6 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels, 1 night at Ice Hotel in Kiruna

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

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.

Tour highlights
  • Skansen & Vasa Museums in Stockholm
  • Kick-sled ride in Harads
  • Overnight in Ice Hotel in Kiruna
  • Traditional Swedish sauna visit in Kiruna
  • Northern Lights Hunting in Abisko
What to Know
  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh.
  • Bringing a water resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,498
Deposit $700
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,898
Deposit $780
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,498
Deposit $700
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,898
Deposit $780

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