If you travel 900 kilometres north of Stockholm, you’ll be immersed in the fascinating landscape of Norrbotten. Up here, the unspoilt nature takes centre stage and winter still feels like winter. Luleå, a mini metropolis with a flair for adventure, is the ideal starting point.
Luleå delights with the perfect mix of nature, sports and cuisine. Light pollution is low and, with a bit of luck, you’ll glimpse the fascinating northern lights from September to the beginning of April. The Arctic Circle is around 110 kilometres away and directly in front of the coast is an archipelago of more than 700 islands. In winter, the bay between the northern and southern harbour is transformed into a unique icescape with wide routes on which ice-skaters and walkers do their rounds. The natural network of routes goes all the way to Gråsjälören Island. At the weekend, freshly-baked waffles and hot drinks are offered here, a “lions flag” on display is the sign that the waffle iron is hot.
The interior of the country is also intoxicatingly beautiful. A tour with a dream backdrop will take you along the river Piteälven to the Storforsens nature reserve. With unbridled power, the mass of the Storforsen waters cleaves its way through rugged ice. An impressive spectacle of nature which can be viewed at close proximity: Narrow paths and wooden walkways invite you to stroll along the shore.
Another worthwhile excursion is to “Gammelstad”. The historic church town with more than 400 buildings, grouped around the neo-Gothic cruciform church – the Luleå Cathedral has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
In winter, one of the most exciting activities is a guided tour over the frozen sea with fatbikes. The three-hour programme starts directly at the hotel and includes a lunch which is prepared over an open fire. Should the ice tracks be closed, an alternative forest is available nearby.
Arrival: At your own discretion / e.g. flight with SAS via Stockholm to Luleå
Start & destination of the tour: Luleå (hotel)
Travel dates 2022: Published in September 2021
Travel time: 4 days | 3 nights
Tour price: Per person in a double room: € 598,— | Surcharge for a single room: € 198,—
Participants: Minimum of 16 / maximum of 20 persons
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