Northern Lights Holidays to Swedish Lapland

On a northern lights holiday to Swedish Lapland, there’s so much to discover. The famous Icehotel. Snowmobile adventures. Cosy log cabins. And — of course — the incredible aurora borealis.

From family holidays to romantic getaways. Weekend breaks to once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Book a tailor-made trip with Aurora Nights and get the Swedish northern lights experience you’ve been dreaming of.

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Frequently asked questions

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Where is Swedish Lapland?

Lapland is a region in the Arctic Circle. It includes parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Swedish Lapland is in northern Sweden. It stretches from Lulea, a coastal town in the northeast of Sweden, to Abisko, which sits close to the border with Norway.

Is Sweden a good place to see the northern lights?

A large part of Swedish Lapland sits in the aurora belt. This is where you’ll find destinations like Abisko, Kiruna and Lulea.

These places are surrounded by wilderness and have very little light pollution. They also have long winter nights. So they’re some of the best places in the world to see the northern lights.

Read more: Where can I see the northern lights in Sweden?

Can you guarantee that I’ll see the northern lights on Sweden aurora tours?

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. Weather conditions and solar activity are variable. But you do have a very high chance of seeing the aurora borealis in Swedish Lapland. And we do everything we can to maximise those chances.

On an Aurora Nights trip you get aurora wake-up calls. You stay in hotels out in the Swedish wilderness where the northern lights are brightest.

You also go on exciting night time adventures with expert aurora guides. Our guides have unbeatable local knowledge. And they’ll keep a close eye on weather and aurora forecasts so, when the northern lights do make an appearance, you’ll be in the right place to see them.

Read more: Chances of seeing the northern lights

What can you see and do on a Sweden northern lights holiday?

Relaxation. Outdoor adventure. Fine dining. Spectacular natural landscapes. And the aurora borealis overhead. There’s so much to see and do on a Swedish Lapland break.

Depending on your tour and the time of year you visit, you can enjoy activities like these:

  • Go ice climbing on a frozen waterfall. Ski and skate your way across the icy sea. Or try your hand at ice fishing.
  • Sample Swedish cuisine on an aurora wilderness dinner, out on a frozen lake with the starlit sky and (hopefully) the aurora borealis above.
  • Get up close with Arctic animals. Learn the art of mushing on a husky sled, go on a moose safari and take a reindeer sleigh ride through snowy landscapes.
  • Embark on snowmobile adventures. Venture above the treeline and onto the Arctic tundra. Or head up to the top of Mount Ednamvarri, a great place to catch a glimpse of the northern lights.
  • Warm up after winter activities in a private hot tub under the stars. Enjoy traditional Swedish sauna culture. Or treat yourself to a relaxing Swedish massage.
  • Go on an aurora photography adventure, with all the kit and expert guidance you need to take beautiful photographs of the northern lights as they dance across the sky.

When is the best time to visit Swedish Lapland?

You can see the northern lights in Swedish Lapland any time from September to March.

In September and October, the landscape blazes with golden autumn colours. From November to March, Swedish Lapland is snowy and cold.

Long nights increase your chances of seeing the aurora. So a winter break is best if seeing the northern lights is your priority. You can even book a northern lights holiday for Christmas or New Year.

If you’re unsure when to visit Swedish Lapland, just get in touch with our team. Tell us what you want to do on your Swedish Lapland aurora trip and we’ll recommend the best month to visit.

What accommodation options are there on a Swedish Lapland holiday?

Hotels in Sweden are like nothing else. Traditional Swedish cottages. Log cabins with their own private hot tubs. Tipis with glass roofs and panoramic windows.

A few standout options? Get closer to the aurora at the Aurora Sky Station atop Mount Nuolja. Spend an unforgettable night in Sweden’s Icehotel. Or stay in one of the unique treehouse rooms at the Treehotel.

Whether you’re travelling with family, as a couple or as a group, we can book accommodation that perfectly fits your requirements.

Why book your Swedish Lapland northern lights tour with Aurora Nights?

When you book a northern lights trip with Aurora Nights, you can count on:

  • Tailored trips — we want you to remember your holiday in Sweden forever, so we create bespoke trips tailored to your interests, budget and schedule
  • Exceptional experiences — the Aurora Nights team has in-depth knowledge of Swedish Lapland, so our bespoke itineraries are constantly updated to include the very best of the region
  • Experienced local guides — our Swedish guides, many of whom we’ve worked with for over a decade, are experts on the local landscape, culture and the aurora
  • A hassle-free holiday — the Aurora Nights team takes care of holiday organisation so you can relax and look forward to your northern lights adventure

Whether you book a classic short break, an exclusive aurora holiday to Sweden or an Abisko northern lights holiday, the Aurora Nights team promise to make it extra special.

What’s included in northern lights holiday packages to Sweden?

Each of our northern lights holiday packages to Sweden includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Half-board or full-board dining
  • Arctic clothing for the duration of your trip
  • Your choice of guided Arctic activities

We can tailor almost every Swedish Lapland holiday package. So let us know if you have your heart set on a particular activity, accommodation or destination.

Please note, flights are not included in our holiday packages. But we do offer advice on the best airlines and airports to use when travelling to Swedish Lapland from the UK or USA.

What should I wear on a northern lights holiday to Swedish Lapland?

In winter months, temperatures in Swedish Lapland don’t rise above freezing. So you should wear warm, comfortable clothing.

We provide Arctic outerwear, including a snow jacket, thermal overalls, snow boots and Arctic gloves.

We recommend that you bring thermals and lots of warm layers. A hat or a head warmer, gloves and warm socks are essential. And you’ll need your own winter coat for arrival and departure.

Read more: What to wear on a northern lights trip

Can I combine a trip to Swedish Lapland with other destinations?

Absolutely. The Aurora Nights team can tailor a northern lights holiday in Sweden to meet your requirements. If you want to book a longer aurora trip, we can plan a holiday that includes Swedish Lapland and any of our other destinations:

Just tell us where you’d like to go and we can suggest some itineraries.

How do I book my Sweden northern lights holiday?

Start by contacting the friendly Aurora Nights team. You can send us an email, give us a call or fill in the website form. We’ll then chat about dates, accommodation, activities and budget. And plan the Sweden aurora holiday you’ve been dreaming of.


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