Brändön Lodge — Aurora Nights — 3 nights, full board
Brändön Lodge is located just north of Luleå overlooking the archipelago. With a total of approximately 1,250 islands and only 100, residents the archipelago is a unique wilderness environment. In summer this is a warm and sunny region, one of the sunniest in Sweden and a paradise for activities such as swimming, fishing, boating and kayaking. In the winter however the sea around the island freezes up to a meter thick and becomes a playground for activities such as snowmobiling, dogsledding and even hovercraft tours.
Day One – Arrival day, Northern lights sled tour
Your flight from Stockholm to Luleå takes only one hour where we will be waiting to meet you. The first afternoon is well spent getting to know us, selecting your warm winter clothing and relaxing. A delicious 2 course dinner awaits you in the restaurant in the evening and after dinner we head out for a snowmobile sled ride to get the chance to see the Aurora dancing in the sky. We stop on a nearby Island where we start a fire and sit around the fire enjoying a steaming cup of hot chocolate. We tell stories and listen to the Complete silence under the stars.
Day Two – Snowmobile tour, Aurora Hideaway Dinner
Waking to a new day by the sea and after enjoying breakfast we will prepare for our feature 2-hour nature adventure on snowmobile. We use a snowmobile to explore the frozen sea and islands of the archipelago. Out on the islands we will search for Wildlife in the Beautiful scenery. Lunch is included in your package back at the Lodge after this morning´s adventure.
This evening it is time for one of our highlights at the Lodge – Aurora Hideaway Dinner. A candle light dinner, somewhere out on the frozen arctic sea. This evening experience starts with a snowmobile sled transfer from the Lodge. On arrival at the Aurora Hideaway you will be introduced and offered a drink of your choice. Wine, beer or a warm drink. Your guide will then serve a hot steamy soup as your first dish. The stove in the Aurora Hideaway has a sparkling fire roaring and the candles and tealights creates a magic atmosphere. You now have a chance to go outside to look for the Northern Lights or just enjoy the absolute silence and the stars in the sky. The guide prepares the main course over the outdoor fire. A relaxed evening is finished off with dessert and tea/coffee before returning to your Lodge. The Aurora Hideaways are small “restaurants” that we move around in the archipelago with our snow cat. We choose the best places possible depending on wind, weather and ice conditions for each evening’s event. Snowshoes are brought on the tour so that you can go for a short walk while the guide prepare your meal.
Day Three – Free day for optional Activities, Northern Lights snowshoe walk with dinner
After our rich breakfast it is a perfect time for a walk in the surroundings of the lodge. Say hi to the Reindeers in the corral behind the cabins and walk along snowmobile tracks out over the frozen sea. Lunch is served in the restaurant. This evening, after your dinner in the restaurant, we strap on snowshoes and head out for a walk into the forest up to a nearby hill, where we have a perfect view over the sea. Here we make a fire and dinner under the stars and take in the Arctic atmosphere sitting on reindeer hides.
Depending on your time of departure you will have part of this morning to relax and enjoy the lodge before we unfortunately bid you a fond farewell. Your transfer will be arranged at a suitable time to take you to the airport or train station for your journey home.
Pricing is based on 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 to 2 children in a two-bedroom cabin. Please contact us if you have more that 2 adults or 2 children and/or a group booking.
Price per adult: SEK 13 242 (twin share) minimum 2 pax
Price per Child: SEK 7 860 (in addition to two adults)
For peak season (Dec 18-Jan 10) an additional cost of SEK 808/adult and SEK 342/child is added. For Feb 13-21 an additional cost of SEK 404/adult and SEK 171/child is added.
Let us know if you would like to upgrade with one dog-sledding tour or a longer snowmobile tour shown on our activities.
What is included:
Transfers from and to Luleå Airport (LLA) or train station
Winter outer clothing including overalls, books, hats and mittens
Your own 2 bedroom wooden cabin (hotel standard service)
Tea and coffee and kettle and small fridge in the cabin
Breakfast, Lunch and 2 course dinner
Free use of kick sleds, toboggans and slide mats
Meet the reindeer by the Lodge
Free use of Aurora Cabins by the sea for evening northern lights watching
Options for additional activities to be booked in advance or on site.
Sauna and hot tubs available for private booking (extra cost)
Does not include:
Soft drinks or Alcoholic beverages