As experts in Special Occasion Travel we are often asked by clients for more exclusive experiences. With our depth of contacts in Swedish Lapland we can arrange many exclusive Northern Lights Holiday itineraries if you are looking to take a group of friends or family away for a Birthday or wedding anniversary celebration.
Exclusive Aurora Breaks in Sweden
Sweden has a number of unique lodges and cabins with only a limited number of rooms so are perfect for a private retreat! Combine this with private Sled Dog, Snowmobile or other experience with some of the best guides in the region and you have a holiday experience that will live in the memory for years to come!
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What's our recommendation?
It all depends on the size of your group as to what we might recommend to you but so you can plan here is an outline based on the size of your party.
We work with some of the best guides in Swedish Lapland and can ensure that your group is well looked after. We can also add in little extras like birthday cakes or private dinners.
With the Northern Lights season running from September – April you have a big window of time to aim at for an exclusive northern lights holiday. Both the autumn and winter seasons have their attractions, whether it be the fall colours or the snow covered pines and frozen rivers and lakes in winter.
It is essential to book early (often a year in advance) to be able to guarantee exclusive use of any of the lodges we offer.
2 - 4 travellers
For a small group looking for a more intimate experiences then our top choices would be combining a deluxe Art Suite at the ICEHOTEL with either the Arctic Gourmet wilderness cabins or the luxury suite at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge.
The Arctic Gourmet cabins run by Johan and Malin offer two cabins in a remote river location adjacent to Sweden’s smallest restaurant where Johan, a trained chef, prepares and serves his guests gourmet meals. There is a sauna and hot tub on site which can be used for relaxing in and enjoy the open air theatre of an aurora display
This can be combined with a stay at the ICEHOTEL and driving your own husky sled experience with our good friend Ylva Forsen, whose kennel is around 20 minutes further down the river valley.
Take a look at our ICEHOTEL, wilderness cabin and Husky Northern Lights break for further ideas.
Our ICEHOTEL deluxe and private tour combines staying in a deluxe en suite Art suite at the ICEHOTEL with Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge’s end room with its commanding views over a vast expanse of artic wilderness and private hot tub. With private guided transfers and private husky and snowmobile tours this break is perfect as an exclusive special occasion travel experience.
A final option is to take the suite at Pine Bay Lodge and if its just 2 people travelling spend an unusual night beneath the aurora in the luxury wilderness yurt.
4 - 8 travellers
This opens up a number of options for clients seeking a more private and exclusive northern lights holiday.
We have over the years put several birthday groups into Pine Bay Lodge in the Lulea Archipelago in Sweden. This cosy lodge is the perfect retreat for a private birthday group of 7-16 people. Take over the whole lodge for 3 nights and enjoy some amazing private experiences. The pack ice snowmobile tour, husky sled driving and the wilderness dinner on ice make this an ever popular choice for a Birthday celebration
Take a look at our Pine Bay Lodge Special Occasion Exclusive hideaway
For Northern Lights junkies 8 people can take out the annexe at Abisko Mountain Lodge, situated in one of the top locations on earth for seeing the northern lights. These deluxe rooms combined with the fabulous cuisine at the lodge and the action packed Complete Abisko break makes for a special northern lights holiday getaway.
For an authentic getaway and to experience Sami life then for 8 people an exclusive use of Sapmi Nature camp is worthy of consideration. This luxury Tepee camp is set in the beautiful Lapponia national park and appeals to nature lovers too.
8 - 14 travellers
Besides having Pine Bay lodge for exclusive use as mentioned above we are able to offer a real ‘ home away from home’ northern lights holiday at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge. This 7 bed lodge with its commanding views is the perfect base for an adventurous group of family or friends who want to relax, take the shoes off and sit by the fire indulging in a glass of wine when not out experiencing the amazing activities available. Snowmobiling and Husky tours in pristine wilderness, Sami Introduction days with Reindeer Sleds, hot tubs, ICE HOTEL visit, aurora photography and cross country skiing can all be part of a break here.
Take a look at our Complete Arctic winter experience break for an itinerary that can be adapted alongside exclusive use of the lodge for a birthday group.
For a group of clients wishing to combine luxury with the authenticity of log cabins and a beautiful setting then exclusive use of the magnificent Arctic Retreat is a definite must. These 4 high specification log cabins are set in an idyllic river valley amongst towering pine trees. With attentive hosts and 2 of our favourite guides, Love Rynback and Richard Karlsson nearby you are guaranteed a VIP experience.
Take a look at our Arctic Heaven break for a suggested itinerary.
The TREE HOTEL also becomes an option for groups of 14. With just 7 rooms, exclusive use of the this iconic property for a birthday celebration would rank as one of the most unique and special ways to celebrate a key life milestone!
If you are not content with just staying in one place we can knit together a number of dual centre northern lights holidays for small exclusive groups. Combine Pine Bay lodge with the Aurora Retreat or see both sides of Swedish Lapland by combining these with either the Annexe at Abisko Mountain Lodge or Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge.
See what our clients say
An amazing trip and excellent service provided by all involved. Great value for money too. Food was excellent. Accommodation was wonderful and the trips booked were outstanding. An amazing trip
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The Abisko Mountain Lodge was fantastic, every member of staff was friendly welcoming and charming. Accommodation, upgraded room was excellent. The food in the lodge definitely deserves the high reviews. Good breakfast, great hime made lunch soups and extremely tasty evening dinners.
The included trips were great. The only let down was the camera night, couldn’t see the lights no one fault, but we were walked through thigh high snow to be left on a frozen lake for the duration of the trip. There was no warning of the difficult walk and we had a 91 year old with us and I have hip problems! That said the guide was great, as were the ones on the skimobile and husky rides. We went up to the sky station in a snow storm with high winds, added to the experience!
Would go back in a heart beat.
We had little communication with Weekend a la carte, no need as all communications were clear and contained all the information we needed. Very informative emails
Would use again if going back
Dear Abigail, We have safely returned from Iceland and we wanted to say a huge and sincere thank you for all the plans that you put into place to make this one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had. It was simply beautiful each and every day. The cabin was idyllic and so cosy and warm. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was breathtaking. All the arrangements worked so well and we will remember the trip for a long time to come.
Thank you once again.
Fantastic trip with great hosts & made even more special by seeing the Northern Lights twice!!
Fantastic service, with every detail taken care of and communicated to your agencies and hotels. Would definitely recommend and will be using again.
We had a fantastic 4 nights that included glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, the aurora borealis and more! Lovely hotels, especially Hotel Ranga. We filled every moment and felt thoroughly invigorated on our return.
Thank you for arranging a fabulous holiday, we had a really enjoyable time and would love to return in the future. Hotel Ranga is a lovely place to stay and the owner greeted guests in the restaurant, which was an unexpected welcoming touch. We didn’t see the Northern Lights due to the weather and the trip to the Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcano was substituted by an excursion to Thorsmork, also due to the weather, which we thoroughly enjoyed; the brochure description doesn’t do it justice. We found Iceland and the people there really charismatic. Although the wind and snow cut short the amount of travelling we could do, we still covered a reasonable amount of what we wanted to see and our appetites are whetted for a return, perhaps in Spring or Summer. We found a couple of great places to eat near the Hotel in Reykjavik. Messin does tasty fish dishes and the Icelandic Street Food restaurant was excellent, offering simple but hearty soups with refills included in the price – great value.
Hotel Ranga was perfect, with amazing food. It is in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and with the weather being bad there wasn’t the possibility of leaving the hotel in the evening so mightn’t suit all for that reason. Super Jeep tour we thoroughly enjoyed with 2 lovely guides.
Hotel Borg was in the perfect location. For us, one night in Reykjavik would be ample.
Blue Lagoon was a wonderful experience only heightened by the appearance of the northern lights on our walk home from dinner. All in all we had the best holiday and we plan to return to Iceland hopefully sooner rather than later.
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