Northern Lights in Sweden and Norway

Viewing the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, can only be described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To fully immerse yourself in this adventure, we have created this 10 day itinerary where you will not only enjoy the majestic landscapes and lights but also try out some amazing winter activities. And of course, a trip to Scandinavia would not be completely without an introduction to Sweden and Norway‘s capital.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Stockholm and make your own way to your hotel, Hotel Kungstradgarden. You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax.

Stay: Hotel Kungstragarden

Day 2: From Stockholm to Swedish Lapland

Today you will make your way back to the airport for your flight to Swedish Lapland. On arrival in Kiruna, you will be transferred to the world-famous ICEHOTEL, where you will spend the night in an incredible individually-designed art suite.

Stay: ICEHOTEL

Day 3: Admiring Northern Lights

After breakfast, enjoy a reindeer sledding ride at a nearby Sami centre. Then, you will take your private transfer to the wilderness area of Bjorkliden and Abisko.

Once you arrived at the mountain resort of Bjorkliden, you will enjoy the evening at leisure. Indulge in a 2 course dinner and look out for the Northern Lights.

Stay: Bjorkliden

Day 4: Dogsledding Tour

Start off your day with a dogsled tour either in the mountains or on the frozen lake. In the evening, head to the world-famous Aurora Sky Station to enjoy an exclusive 4 course supper followed by the search for the lights from the viewing platforms.

Stay: Bjorkliden

Day 5: Lapland photography tour

Once you’ve enjoyed a hearty breakfast, hop onto a snowmobile and take in the Winter Wonderland landscape that unfolds.

In the evening, head to the Abisko National Park to enjoy a Northern Lights photography tour. Professionals will give you tricks of the trade for you to master photographing the Northern Lights.

Stay: Bjorkliden

Day 6: From Bjorkliden to Narvik

Today you will be transferred to the train station and enjoy a beautiful journey on the Ofoten Line and Arctic Circle train, one of the most northern railway journeys in the world. The 1.5 hour journey starts with spectacular mountain scenery and then opens up to the shores of the Ofotfjord.

Once you arrived in Narvik, make your way to your next hotel, Scandic Narvik. This newly-built hotel has spectacular views and boasts an incredible bar and restaurant on the 16th floor.

Stay: Scandic Narvik

Day 7: Exploring Narvik

After breakfast head out on the water on a fjord cruise. The cruise is a perfect way to enjoy Narvik and the surrounding wilderness. Look out for harbour porpoises and sea eagles.

Later in the day enjoy a trip to the wilderness surrounding Narvik to a meet a traditional Sami reindeer herding family to learn about their culture and continue your hunt for the Northern Lights.

Stay: Scandic Narvik

Day 8: Visiting Polar Park

An exciting day awaits as you head to the world’s most northerly animal park, Polar Park, to meet a variety of local wildlife including lynx, bear, Arctic fox, elk, reindeer and wolves. If you are feeling brave enough you will enter the wolf enclosure and enjoy a close up meeting in the form of a ‘wolf kiss’.

In the evening enjoy one final Northern Lights trip at the Lodge tour at Narvikfjellet.

Stay: Scandic Narvik

Day 9: From Narvik to Oslo

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Evenes airport for your flight to Oslo. Once you arrived in the capital of Norway, make your way to your central 5 star hotel, The Thief.

You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax.

Stay: The Thief

Day 10: Departure

Today, you will depart Oslo and be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight home.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival Hotel Kungstragarden
Day 2: From Stockholm to Swedish Lapland ICEHOTEL
Day 3: Admiring Northern Lights Bjorkliden
Day 4: Dogsledding Tour Bjorkliden
Day 5: Lapland photography tour Bjorkliden
Day 6: From Bjorkliden to Narvik Scandic Narvik
Day 7: Exploring Narvik Scandic Narvik
Day 8: Visiting Polar Park Scandic Narvik
Day 9: From Narvik to Oslo The Thief
Day 10: Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

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Hotel Kungstradgarden ICEHOTEL Bjorkliden Scandic Narvik The Thief

From USD 5,300 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.