Winter Wonderland - Sweden Family Adventure
Sweden, Family, 6 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,615 (land only) - from $1,995 (land only)
Authentic Arctic Experience
The included activities provide a real taste of what life is like north of the Arctic Circle in winter
- A family winter activity holiday north of the Arctic Circle
- Husky dog-sledding and night-time snowshoeing
- Take your family to the spectacular Icehotel
- Ride a snowmobile on a frozen lake and see the northern lights
- Great value with all meals and activities included on every day
The town of Kiruna, located 300 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, is our base for this exciting family adventure holiday, which includes most of the classic winter activities such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling, husky dog-sledding and cross-country skiing. Close to the border between Sweden and Norway, this is the area historically known as Lapland and is home to the Sami people who still pursue a traditional way of life, grazing their herds of reindeer amongst the birch forest and open tundra. We fly in to Kiruna, the only town in this part of Sweden and transfer to the nearby wilderness centre of Camp Ripan, which provides comfortable accommodation in cosy cabins that work well for families. Camp Ripan has an excellent set-up, with a great restaurant, a northern lights lounge and a welcoming spa with heated outdoor pool. Situated within a spectacular landscape of 'taiga' forest, this is the perfect place for a winter family break and provides us with easy access to most of the classic winter activities. We start out with an adventurous snowmobile tour which takes us across frozen lakes and on forest trails towards Kebnekaise (2117m) Sweden's highest peak. Over the next couple of days, you and your family will also travel by husky dog-sled, take a night-time snowshoe hike and learn the basics of ski-touring on prepared trails. And, whenever the weather is clear, this is one of the best places on Earth to see the amazing northern lights. We also take an excursion to the nearby and world-famous Icehotel, where many of the rooms have been designed and sculpted by artists from around the world - an unmissable attraction. With all meals and activities included, this is an unforgettable family holiday in a veritable winter wonderland.
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children from 6 years old. Providing cosy and comfortable accommodation and great food, our resort base at Camp Ripan allows us the flexibility to make this unique family adventure holiday work for most families. All the activities are in the reach of active children. When snowmobiling, children under 12 years of age will be towed in a covered trailed sledge behind the snowmobiles. Children are not permitted to drive the snowmobiles until they are 16 years old. Additional warm and appropriate clothing is provided for the snowmobiling and husky sled ride. You do however need to provide your own warm clothing for the other activities, for evenings and for spontaneous playing in the snow! This is an ideal family holiday for Christmas, February half term and Easter.
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