If you are looking for the perfect place to spent your winter holidays, I got your back! Lapland is Europe's last real wilderness and offers you countless unique activities.
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Sweden3 days / March 2020
Highs & Lows
The Ice Breaker trip incl taking a dip in the ice cold water was such an amazing experience
We had no luck with seeing the polar lights :( - next time :)
From Germany there are several direct flight connections to Arvidsjaur, which was the starting point for our Swedish Lapland tour. I always see different tour packages and even though I am usually not a fan of those planned trips where you join a group, I believe that it does make sense to book such a package for Swedish Lapland! This has several reasons:
1) Infrastructure / Transfers
If you book a package trip, the transfers are usually included, which is a huge plus. I was very happy, that I did not have to drive a car myself, but that we always had a bus transfer. Ever though I feel like I am a confident driver, I have zero experience with driving in snow or on icy roads. In Germany all main streets are usually cleared from the snow in the early morning, but not in Swedish Lapland. You will have to drive on snow/ice and if you are not comfortable with that, you should rather stick to the public transport (quite rare) or buy an all-transfers included package for the trip.
2) Package Price
Holidays in Swedish Lapland are not cheap, especially the activities are pricy - but also unique! Whether it is a buggy tour, driving a sportscar on ice or going on a snowmobile safari, if you combine those in a package, you will get huge discounts. There are several providers for such packages.
I would recommend to you to definitely do all activities that you like to do, even though the price may be high... The things you can do are super unique (at least in Europe). I feel like my trip to Swedish Lapland has been a kind of a "once in a lifetime" experience, so I am really happy that I took the decision to save up a bit longer for this trip, but to realize all my wishes there.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would have added a husky sledge tour
Anything go wrong during the trip?
no, everything was perfect :)
How was the food?
What tips would you give a friend?
download Aurora app in order to track the possibility to see northern lights
even though it is quite cold in Lapland, it is a dry cold and therefore does not feel as cold as you would imagine. Pack a pair of water resistent boots and do not forget gloved, beanie and a scarf :)
If you book a package trip, transfers are included. I think that is the best way to see the country.