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.
Brandon Lodge Swedish Lapland Escape
This is no ordinary sea – in the winter months, it freezes creating an incredible frozen wonderland to discover by snowmobile, husky, or even by hovercraft. It also makes it the perfect location for trying to spot the aurora!
- 3 nights based in a prime location for aurora spotting
- Experience the brilliant Aurora Hideaway Dinner
- Experience some of the best winter activities
- 3 nights accommodation at Brandon Lodge
- Full Board
- Aurora Hideaway Dinner
- Aurora Observatory
- Snowmobiling Excursions
- Husky Sledding
- Arctic outer winter clothing
- Return transfer from Lulea Airport
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
Experience a seamless transition from Lulea Airport by private taxi transfer to your accommodation for the next four nights, Brandon Lodge.
After you’ve settled in, take some time to unwind in the evening. Enjoy a private soak and sauna session, setting the stage for a relaxed dinner. Following your meal, venture outside and try your luck at spotting the mesmerising aurora borealis.
Today, prepare for an exhilarating adventure as you embark on a dog sledding expedition. You’ll join a skilled team of mushers, learn the art of mushing, and take the reins of your own sled. Together with your loyal canine companions, you’ll traverse the enchanting frozen landscapes, meandering through the pristine forests and across serene lakes. A midday break will provide the perfect opportunity to savor a satisfying lunch before tending to the well-being of the huskies.
As nightfall graces the Arctic, you’re in for an astronomical treat. Join Ulf Jonsson, a passionate amateur astronomer who owns an observatory conveniently located near Brandon Lodge. Under his expert guidance, peer through the telescope’s lens and explore the mysteries of the night skies. What wonders await your gaze? With luck on your side, you may be treated to the breathtaking spectacle of the northern lights, painting the heavens with vibrant hues, alongside a backdrop of captivating constellations. An evening of celestial discovery awaits you.
Get ready for an action-packed day that promises exhilarating experiences from dawn till dusk. Your adventure begins with a thrilling choice: snowmobiling through the enchanting snowy forests or racing across the icy expanses of the frozen archipelago.
The path you tread will be determined by the month of your travel, each offering its own unique spectacle. If you’re visiting during the winter months, the snowy forests will be your playground, where you’ll rev up your snowmobile and conquer the winding trails beneath the snow-laden trees. Alternatively, if your journey falls during the frosty embrace of the archipelago season, you’ll find yourself gliding across the frozen sea, surrounded by a vast expanse of glistening ice and snow-covered islands. No matter the choice, this thrilling adventure will leave your heart pounding and your spirits soaring.
As the day turns to night, prepare for an extraordinary dining experience like no other. You’ll be whisked away onto the frozen expanse of a tranquil ice-covered lake for an Aurora Hideaway Dinner. Imagine a table set amidst the Arctic wilderness, the starry night sky above, and the elusive northern lights dancing overhead. It’s a culinary escapade that transcends the ordinary, offering a dining experience that is both unique and unforgettable. Savour delectable dishes in the midst of this enchanting natural spectacle, creating memories that will linger long after you’ve returned home. Tonight, you dine under the stars and the shimmering auroras, making it an evening to cherish forever.
Today you check out and head home – leaving this beautiful part of Swedish Lapland behind you. However, if you want to extend your stay and explore more places then be sure to speak to our Aurora specialists who will be more than happy to give you some guidance on where else you can discover this part of the world.
Where You'll Stay
Brandon Lodge Lulea Archipelago
This beautifully situated lodge rests at the edge of the Lulea Archipelago with easy access to explore the expanse by boat or snowmobile depending on the season.
Each of the 15 cabins at Brändön Lodge has two bedrooms with 2 single beds in each room. In one room the two single beds can be joined into a double bed on request. The cabin has a bathroom and small kitchen if required. The front of the cabin includes a balcony and all cabins have a view over the sea.
In the main Lodge building is a relaxation lounge, bar and restaurant.
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See what our clients say
Cannot thank this company enough. Our break to Iceland was the second time we’ve let them organise everything for us and once again they didn’t disappoint. Everything ran seamlessly and the organised tours were wonderful. This company knows what they are doing. If you want to experience the geysers, the volcano, the northern lights and all the other exciting things that Iceland has to offer then this is the company to use.
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.
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.
My daughter and I had an amazing time on our trip, we didn’t want it to end! Everything went according to plan, each excursion was well organized and everyone involved with each activity, as well as everyone at the lodge was kind, friendly, positive and happy, which makes such a difference to your whole experience. The food at The Abisko Mountain Lodge was also incredibly good. Our room was large, comfortable and well-furnished. The bathroom too was also spacious and well-equipped. The outdoor clothing provided was of very good quality which kept us warm, and the staff members are happy to change items if they are not quite the right size for you. This is my second trip with Weekend a la carte and I’m sure there will be more as I have complete trust in them. I highly recommend Aurora Nights, it was fabulous.
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.
What a fantastic trip! I booked this for myself and my husband to celebrate my 40th birthday and it didn’t disappoint! Booking was simple and we were kept up to date with all the details from the office team in the UK.
From the moment we arrived at Kiruna airport all the staff we encountered were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We opted for the upgraded room at the Abisko Mountain Lodge which I would highly recommend. The cold weather clothing which was supplied was fantastic and kept us really warm in the sub-zero temperatures. The dog sledging, snowmobiling and the Northern Lights photography were all superb and the staff leading the trips were really friendly and so knowledgeable. Even though we weren’t able to do the sky station trip because of the weather, there was a lovely alternative evening organised for us which included a traditional dinner and a walk to the lake where we were able to see the lights. The food at the lodge was also exceptional and showcased some lovely traditional dishes using Moose and Reindeer which were wonderful to try.
I would like to send a massive thank you to all the staff at The Abisko Mountain Lodge as well as the guides we used for our guided walks, dog sledging and snowmobiling. I’d highly recommend the trip, it was our first visit to Sweden and we would definitely return. Thanks again to everyone (including the huskies) who made it so memorable!
We did the aurora nights break and had a great time overall. Everything related to flights, hire car, and hotels ran smoothly. There were a few issues largely relating to the weather and driving conditions (we travelled in mid March), but what we did manage to do was amazing.
The blue lagoon was easy to access from the airport and was a brilliant experience. We booked the standard package and it came with a free drink and face mask. Facilities were clean and organised with free toiletries in the shower rooms, which helps if you’ve gone there straight from the airport.
The drive to Hotel Ranga afterwards was long but fine (check out the road on google streetview to know what to expect). The hotel and staff were great. We were limited to one option as vegetarians on the bar and a la carte menus, but the food was lovely and if you are a meat eater you will see options of unusual dishes like puffin and reindeer.
Our northern lights super jeep trip was cancelled on both nights due to a poor forecast, but we were lucky enough to get an aurora wake up call from Hotel Ranga the first night. We couldn’t use the hottubs as there are only a few and they were always taken in the limited time we spent at the hotel, so don’t go expecting to get lots of time in one and you won’t be disappointed. View them as an add on if you can time it right. We were travelling with an 11 year old, so we didn’t stay up really late. If you are a couple you probably have a better chance of getting one later on.
The glacier/volcano super jeep trip was outstanding. Our driver, Íbí was excellent. She went above and beyond and gave us such an awesome experience. We were also super lucky with the weather the first two days and had great views across Iceland.
The ice cave tour was also incredible and the guides running it were excellent. The group size was much bigger than expected (especially after the more exclusive volcano super jeep tour), but it was broken down into smaller groups that were managed well, with plenty of time factored in for photographs. There were several unexplained delays getting to the cave during the tour that meant we weren’t able to ‘mini tour’ the rest of the South Coast afterwards, so if you plan to do the ice cave don’t overplan for the afternoon as you may not have much time. Not a huge disappointment for us as we got to experience the cave, but I imagine someone who planned a full itinerary afterwards might be frustrated by the estamiated timings not always being right and subject to change with the weather (which was wicked that day).
Driving around Reykjavik was a horrible experience as we arrived around rush hour and weren’t prepared for all the traffic, having only experienced quiet roads along the south coast. It was difficult finding a parking space, so be prepared to drive around a little when you arrive. If you haven’t driven on the right before and are not a confident driver this could leave you feeling stressed. Again, check out the roads into Reykjavik on Google maps to get a sense of what awaits if you aren’t used to self-driving.
We didn’t get to tour the golden circle because of road conditions/ice/road closures, so we spent the day in Reykjavik instead. This turned out okay for us as we did some of the attractions (Lava Centre and Fly Over Iceland – both hughly recommended), but it ended up being an extra expense and we missed out on the golden attractions. Again, not a big issue if you are aware this could happen. The weather is so changeable that having a plan B is a good approach.
Weekend a la Carte sent us a text warning us about the bad weather conditions, which we’d already seen on the Safe Iceland app, but we were grateful for anyway. It was good to know they were looking out for us!
All in all, a remarkable trip, with some unique experiences. If you book this in the knowledge that nature will have her own way, and you may not see everything you want (especially in winter), you will have a great time. Ranga is definitely the best place to maximise your chances of seeing the lights.
Overall very good. Staff excellent and helpful. Accomodation basic but was what we expected. Tour guides very good (nature walks, snow mobiles, dog sleighs). Sky station disappointing as we never got to go up due to the weather and this seem to be a recurring feature.The alternative walk at night and meal was a let down as a result.Overall would recommend to others.