Cosy up in a log cabin with luxurious details, at the exclusive Arctic Retreat camp. Combine relaxation with thrilling excursions, surrounded by serene wilderness.
Arctic Heaven - Auroras and Luxury Cabins
The northern lights are never far away either!
These cabins have all the creature comforts you could wish for. Sitting in the comfortable living room with its huge glass windows overlooking the frozen river towards the northern skies is a great tonic, or for pure indulgence you have a private hot tub overlooking the wonderful snowy views.
If you would like to book the whole of the camp for a family-and-friends special occasion we can design a tailor-made trip just for you!
- 3 nights at the luxurious Arctic Retreat
- Authentic Log Cabins upgraded to super luxury level
- Idylic Setting in a pine clad river valley
- Wonderful hosts eager to ensure your stay is memorable
- 3 exciting winter-based excursions
- 3 nights at the Arctic Retreat on a full board basis
- Transfers to/from the airport
- 3 privately guided excursions
A note on flights
While flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options.
Day by Day Itinerary
Fly to Lulea in Swedish Lapland where you will be met and transferred to the Arctic Retreat.
The transfer, which takes around an hour, will take you from the open expanse of the Archipelago to the forest lands of the interior. You will head off-the-beaten-track as you wind your way down to the river valley.
Set on a bend in the river among the tall pine trees lies the wonderful Arctic Retreat, the brainchild of Nick and Liza, who searched Swedish Lapland for the perfect place to realise their dream.
This exclusive camp comprises just four log cabins, each with an individual style but all have luxurious details. They comprise a loft room bedroom with downstairs living room. Details not normally associated with wilderness cabins are comfy double beds, ensuite shower and toilet, log burner, Nespresso Machine, and private hot tub looking out towards the northern lights.
The separate restaurant cabin comprises just two tables and overlooks the river bend. Liza is an accomplished cook who prepares wonderful meals from locally sourced produce. Sitting here with a glass of wine in hand, savouring fine food and enjoying the scenery is what we call ‘Arctic Heaven’!
Relax, Enjoy your Luxury Cabin or Choose a Guided Wilderness Experience
Start the day in relaxing fashion with a leisurely breakfast and then you will be heading out for an epic adventure by snowmobile as you get to explore your surroundings with your private guide. You will stop for lunch before heading back to enjoy the luxury of your cabin and its view. Immerse yourself in the hot tub and soak up the atmosphere, or indulge in a Swedish massage.
In the evening, if the northern lights are out, they will be visible above the camp. This might be the moment to jump into your hot tub and toast the aurora gods with a glass of bubbly!
Meals will be served during the day in the log restaurant at the Arctic Retreat.
Today you will experience a day out with the huskies and learn the art of mushing as you are taken out on another memorable and exciting private excursion from your retreat. This is a magical way to explore the landscape that surrounds you and fully immerse yourself in this winter paradise.
Back at the cabins you can have a relaxing afternoon before preparing for some fun in the evening as you head out to try aurora snowshoeing. Every night is an opportunity to see the aurora here and it is always fun to mix it with an activity such as snowshoeing!
Airport Transfer & Flight home or extend your holiday
After breakfast, at leisure prior to your transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Alternatively, you could extend your stay to include the unique Tree Hotel which is located about one hour away from the Arctic Retreat. Or take the opportunity to enjoy a mini break in Stockholm, one of the most picturesque capital cities in Europe.
Where You'll Stay
Arctic Retreat is an intimate, high-quality eco-lodge just 50 kilometers north of Lulea and a short distance south of the Arctic Circle. In the heart of Swedish Lapland, next to a secluded river bend, this hidden gem has just three cabins. Mixing the traditional rustic log cabin look with contemporary Scandi chic, this intimate hideaway seamlessly blends style, comfort, and adventure.
Each cabin boasts a private deck with a fire pit and hot tub for added indulgence. Compact yet well-appointed bathrooms feature locally sourced products like lingonberry shampoo.
At Arctic Retreat, guests dine together in a small dining cabin for shared breakfasts and dinners – although the option to enjoy meals in your cabin is also available. Breakfasts are a delightful mix of simplicity and heartiness, featuring eggs, toast, cereals, local jams, and fruits. Lunch, enjoyed outdoors between activities, showcases the rich variety of local produce, from reindeer stew to campfire-cooked salmon. In the evenings, local husky-sledding expert Richard Karlsson crafts inspired menus influenced by local cultures, creating feasts that can last up to three hours. All meals are included in the room rate, with additional charges for alcoholic drinks.
Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, Arctic Retreat caters to your preferences. Action-packed options include husky sledding, snowmobiling, and Northern Lights tours, while those desiring a more leisurely pace can enjoy culinary experiences, sauna rituals, and in-room massages. Embark on a moose safari to discover local wildlife, and on a clear night, look out for the northern lights.
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See what our clients say
An excellent holiday which was enjoyed by all. The super jeep ride on the second day to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano was memorable and thanks to our driver Margaret who proved to be a really good guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the facilities in the hotel Ranga. The staff were very helpful and we managed to see the Northern Lights. The Hotel Reykjavik Centrum was very nice with amazingly helpful staff. All in all, the whole holiday was brilliant.
This vacation has without without doubt, has been the best experience we have ever had. The organisation from the minute we landed in Kiruna until we departed at the close of our trip was second to none. The transition between hotels was always seamless and punctual. Everywhere we stayed was beautifully clean and the meals were top quality. Every driver was polite, entertaining and very knowledgeable, furnishing us with invaluable information about Sweden and the activities in which we were to participate. The snowmobiling was wonderful giving access via our guide, to stunning panoramic views of the mountain whilst viewing reindeer in their natural habitat.
Our guide demonstrated how to use the snowmobile safely he was pleasant and informative. When visiting the reindeer on the Sami reservation; we found the brother and sister team who hosted lovely. Again they were so hospitable and helpful and feeding the reindeer up close was a wonderful experience.
They provided additional activities for us to try and we were treated to a traditional Sami lunch in their hut. They provided us with invaluable information appertaining to their culture and caring for their reindeer. The reindeer were in superb condition and happy in their environment. Similarly, when out with the dog sleds the experience was magical. Two hours of beautiful scenery, and frozen lakes, finishing with a one-on-one experience massaging the dogs. Magic! We were so impressed with the care that was placed upon ensuring the dogs were comfortable, well-nourished and so loved by their owners/handlers.
Now to the photographic experience. A large group of us were treated to a demonstration of how to operate some serious camera equipment with tripod. Each of us was loaned the camera and given assistance setting up the camera on a frozen lake in preparation for the appearance of the Northern Lights. We were taken to this lake on large wooden sleighs pulled by a snowmobile. We cannot speak too highly of the two young men who accompanied us on this experience. They could not do enough for us. They were there to offer assistance with our cameras throughout the two-plus hours we were on this beautiful lake.
They advised where to position the camera and when the Lights appeared, what a performance. We had a two-hour display of this most breathtaking phenomenon. We were so fortunate to be able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for which we are so grateful. We will never forget this memorable holiday and cannot thank you and everyone who assisted in making a lifetime dream come true. Karen & Andrew Adamson
Superb holiday to Iceland, well organised, advice regarding trips informative and far exceeded our expectations (Glaciers and ice Cave) run by South Coast. Hotel Ranga is a lovely hotel, perfect to see Northern Lights (which we did see on our 3rd night), very comfortable, food excellent, staff helpful and informative. SouthCoast Adventure tour company were excellent, guides knowledgeable, and clearly very experienced.
We had a wonderful time! The food at the lodge was amazing and there were some great vegetarian dishes. I had the best beetroot I’ve ever had (beetroot tartare).
Everyone was really friendly and all the guides were good fun and very knowledgeable.
A special thanks to William and Petri who were really friendly and really added a personal touch to our trip. The activities were really well planned and we especially enjoyed the trip with the huskies. The area we were in is stunning and the lodge was very nice. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
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.
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
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.