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Classic short breaks in Sweden

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Our bespoke trips are tailored to you. Take your pick of unforgettable activities — like snowmobiling, husky sledding and ice fishing. Choose unique accommodation, too. How about a stay at the famous ice hotel? Or in a cosy wilderness cabin?

The Aurora Nights team knows Swedish Lapland inside out. So — whatever kind of northern lights short break you have in mind — we’re here to make it happen.

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Explore our short breaks in Sweden

Sweden
4 Nights
Dec - Mar
Swedish Lapland Adventure Lodge
This is a BRAND NEW 4-night northern lights break staying in a cabin at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge which includes snowmobile and husky experiences.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,200
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Sweden
3 Nights
Dec - Mar
Arctic Heaven - Auroras and Luxury Cabins
Cosy up in a log cabin with luxurious details, at the exclusive Arctic Retreat camp. Combine relaxation with thrilling activites, surrounded by serene wilderness.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £3,500
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Sweden
3 Nights
Dec - Mar
Aurora & the Arctic Gourmet Cabin
A unique experience in a remote, intimate retreat where food is a focus. Welcome to the Aurora and Arctic Gourment Cabin experience in Swedish Lapland.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,200
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Sweden
3 Nights
Dec - Mar
Aurora Break in Lulea Archipelago
The Lulea Archipelago is an exciting, emerging northern lights destination in northern Sweden. This break includes snowmobiling, husky sledding and northern lights chase.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,000
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Sweden
4 Nights
Dec - Mar
Best of Both Aurora Chase
Based in two small ‘home away from home’ lodges, this break is an action-packed adventure in scenic Swedish Lapland with northern lights experiences included.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,000
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Sweden
4 Nights
Dec - Mar
Best of Lapland
This is a popular 4-night northern lights break staying at the seven-bedroom Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge with snowmobile and husky experiences.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,800
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Sweden
3 Nights
Dec - Mar
Brandon Lodge Swedish Lapland Escape
A 3-night break at Brandon Lodge in a stunning and remote part of Lulea. Nestled in the woods, but also close to the sea, it's a great spot for activities and northern lights.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,400
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Sweden
3 Nights
Dec - Mar
Camp Ripan's Aurora Break
A short break at Camp Ripan in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, ideal for couples or families who want to enjoy thrilling activiites and relaxation in the spa.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,400
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Sweden
4 Nights
Dec - Mar
Icehotel & Tree Hotel Experience Break
Stay in two of the most iconic hotels in Swedish Lapland. From a treehouse suspended in the boreal forest, to an incredible ice-sculpted art gallery.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £3,000
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Sweden
3 Nights
Jan - Mar
Pine Bay Aurora Escape
If you are looking for a high impact 3-night short break to mark a special occasion or just a break for you or the family, then Pine Bay Lodge is the perfect location.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,500
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Sweden
3 Nights
Dec - Mar
The Abisko Aurora Sky Station Visit
For those happy with more basic accommodation but located in a prime aurora viewing spot, then the popular Abisko Aurora Sky Station might be a great choice.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £1,300
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Sweden
7 Nights
Dec - Mar
The Best of Lapland Swedish Iconic Locations
Our expertise in Swedish Lapland enables us to create journeys that combine the very best this magnificent region has to offer and give our clients access to unique experiences.
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £4,200
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Short breaks in Sweden: FAQs

Why choose a classic short break to Sweden?

Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or a larger group, a classic short break in Sweden makes for a memorable getaway. Across three to four nights, you’ll experience spectacular landscapes, Arctic adventure and plenty of aurora hunting.

You can browse and book one of the tours above. Or go bespoke, adjusting our short breaks to create your ideal trip. Take your pick from awe-inspiring destinations, like Lulea, Kiruna and Abisko — and adapt a tour to suit your budget and interests.

How long are your northern lights short breaks?

Our short breaks to Sweden are between three nights and four nights long. Most are based across a long weekend, departing on Friday and returning home on Monday or Tuesday.

If you want a longer northern lights holiday in Sweden, take a look at our exclusive aurora holidays and Abisko northern lights holidays.

You can also book northern lights mini breaks in our other Nordic destinations:

When is the best time of year to book weekend breaks in Sweden?

The northern lights are visible in Swedish Lapland any time from September to March.

In September and October, the landscape blazes with golden autumn colours. From November to March, this northerly region of Sweden is snowy and cold.

Our winter breaks — including our New Year and February half-term holidays — are popular with travellers keen to see the aurora borealis. That’s because, during long winter nights, you have a much better chance of seeing the northern lights.

If you’re unsure when to book your weekend break in Sweden, just get in touch with the Aurora Nights team. We can recommend the best month to visit.

What can you see and do on a Swedish weekend break?

That all depends on the kind of weekend break you’re looking for.

Sweden offers outdoor adventure, stunning natural landscapes, traditional Sámi culture and — of course — the aurora borealis. We can customise any Swedish short break to include your choice of sights and activities.

Here’s a taste of what you can see and do:

  • Travel beyond the treeline, across the icy tundra or to the top of Mount Ednamvarri on an epic snowmobile safari.
  • Embrace relaxation. Sample Swedish sauna culture. Or soak in your own hot tub, with the stars and the aurora borealis above.
  • Try your hand at exciting Arctic activities, like skiing, ice skating, ice fishing or ice climbing.
  • Hone your night sky photography skills. Get the kit and expert guidance you need to take beautiful photos of the northern lights.
  • Wrap up warm for a cocktail at the Icehotel ice bar. Or — for an enchanting experience — stay the night in an exclusive ice suite.
  • Discover Sámi culture. Visit huskies and reindeer. Savour Sámi cuisine in a traditional tipi. Then, embark on sledding adventures through the snowy landscape.
  • Enjoy unforgettable northern lights experiences. See the aurora from your glass-roofed igloo or at a wilderness dinner underneath the starry night sky.

Where will I stay?

It all depends on the type of accommodation you’re looking for.

You can stay in a traditional Swedish cottage, a log cabin with a hot tub or a glass-roof tipi with panoramic views.

For something truly out of the ordinary, there’s the Aurora Sky Station atop Mount Nuolja, the inimitable Icehotel and the unique treetop rooms at the Treehotel.

There’s a huge and varied selection of accommodation to choose from in Sweden. So we’re confident of finding exactly the right stay for your weekend break.

Can I book a Sweden city break?

Yes, you can. On our Sweden city breaks, you’ll use Kiruna and Lulea as a base for exciting Arctic adventures.

The university city of Lulea sits on the north-eastern coast of Sweden, surrounded by lakes and evergreen forests. It forms part of the Lulea archipelago, a collection of over 1,000 islands, which are connected by ice roads in winter.

You can also enjoy a Swedish city break in Kiruna, 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Kiruna is home to Sweden’s tallest mountain and acts as a gateway to Abisko National Park — one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights.

If Stockholm is on your wishlist, talk to us about planning a longer northern lights holiday to Sweden. On a longer trip, there’s time to explore Sweden’s capital city before travelling north in search of the northern lights.

What’s included in your Sweden mini breaks?

Our Sweden mini breaks include the following as standard:

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

Please note that flights are not included in our northern lights holiday packages. But if you’d like advice on the best airports and airlines to use when travelling to Swedish Lapland from the UK or US, just let us know. We’ll be happy to help.

What should I wear on a northern lights weekend break?

During winter, temperatures in Swedish Lapland don’t rise above freezing. So in cities like Kiruna and Lulea — and certainly in the Arctic countryside — people dress for warmth and comfort.

We provide warm Arctic outerwear for the duration of your trip. This includes a snow jacket, thermal overalls, snow boots and Arctic gloves.

We recommend that you bring thermals, lots of layers, a warm hat, gloves and thick socks. You’ll also need to bring a winter coat for travel to and from the airport.

Read more: What to wear on a northern lights trip

Why book your Sweden mini break with Aurora Nights?

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

  • Tailor-made trips — we craft bespoke northern lights adventures, tailoring a trip to your budget and interests
  • Exceptional experiences — with in-depth knowledge of Swedish Lapland, our team can recommend the very best the region has to offer
  • Expert local guides — our experienced guides show you a lesser-seen side of Sweden — and they’re great at tracking down the aurora, too
  • A hassle-free holiday — we take 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, it’s sure to be a trip you’ll remember forever.

How do I book my northern lights short break?

Choose one of the tours above and make an enquiry. We can then customise your tour to perfectly meet your requirements.

Can’t see a tour you like? Then just get in touch with the Aurora Nights team and we’ll be happy to build your Sweden trip from scratch.

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