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.
Camp Ripan's Aurora Break
Start your trip off by relaxing in the stunning Aurora Spa before embarking on a couple of days of winter adventures and evening excursions chasing the aurora.
- Experience the one and only Aurora Spa
- Head out on a Northern Lights Snowmobiling Adventure
- Visit to the famous original Icehotel
- Learn how to mush with a team of huskies
- An Aurora Photography excursion
- Delicious evenings meals
- 3 nights accommodation at Camp Ripan on a Half Board basis
- Arctic winter clothing included for the duration
- Aurora Spa visit
- Northern lights snowmobiling
- Visit to the Icehotel
- Husky sledding day Trip
- Aurora photography excursions
- Return transfers to/from Kiruna 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
Upon arrival into Kiruna you will be transferred to your accommodation at Camp Ripan. After a day of travelling, we recommend taking some time out and relaxing. Get used to your new surroundings and then spend the early evening in the Aurora Spa – a perfect way to relax and unwind before an exciting and adventurous couple of days. Enjoy a delicious two-course dinner.
This morning you will visit the famous Icehotel. As you are staying in the same area as this incredible hotel sculpted from local ice, it makes sense to take the opportunity to pay it a visit without having to spend the night in there! Enjoy an early dinner before heading out on a Northern Lights snowmobiling excursion. Experience Kiruna at night, go in search of the aurora, and enjoy the adventure of driving a snowmobile.
Make sure you have a big breakfast to get plenty of energy for your exciting husky adventure. This is the perfect opportunity to escape into the wilderness outside of Kiruna and learn the art of mushing. Then in the evening get ready for an aurora photography excursion, giving you the opportunity to learn about how to capture the aurora on camera, and then go out hunting for them.
After breakfast you will get your transfer back to the airport, however, as you are already in Swedish Lapland there are plenty of other opportunities to combine this trip with another location. Perhaps a stay at the Icehotel, or add a couple of nights at the fantastic Mattarahkka Lodge. Jump on the train and head to Lulea, or north to Tromso in Norway, you really are spoilt for choice so be sure to speak to one of the team if you want to extend your stay and see what options are available to you.
Where You'll Stay
Camp Ripan Cabins Kiruna
Camp Ripan is situated on the outskirts of Kiruna in a secluded and quiet location. It combines traditional Scandinavian cabins with and excellent restaurant and spa, perfect after a day exploring the arctic tundra, and is the perfect base from which our clients can venture out and enjoy the unique experiences we offer.
We utilise two cabin types which are matched to our client requirements.
Kiruna cabins are perfect for two people and is popular with couples looking for that little extra comfort during their stay as the room has a comfy king-size bed.
The Complete layouts including a sofa and table, desk, bathroom and a king-size bed . The cabin has a closet, small refrigerator, electric kettle, cups, glasses and a cork screw.
All cabins have cable TV, telephone, internet access and modern bathrooms with shower, WC and hair dryer.
Giron Cabins – are the largest cabins and are named after Sami name for the mountain ptarmigan – Giron from which Kiruna also derives its name. This is a comfortable family cabin, with 2 rooms and a total of 4 beds. The smaller bedroom has two beds, one of which is a so-called wall bed that can be turned up against the wall. The other room has a twin beds, lounge area and fully stocked kitchenette with kettle and microwave.
It includes en suite bathroom, cable TV, internet access and hairdryer.
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See what our clients say
We enjoyed both the hotels that were arranged by weekend a la Carte Aurora nights. The Porsmork trip was very enjoyable, both guides were fantastic and informative.
The Northern Light hunt trip out of Reykjavik with Superjeep was an adventure and we got to see the lights, worth braving the cold at -6.
A fantastic short break which fulfilled all expectations. Well organised with a polished delivery, we could not have asked for more. The accommodation was perfect for us and the guides knowledgeable and helpful. Every day was packed with adventure, each lasting longer than scheduled but we were never rushed; the guides took pride in showing and explaining their beautiful country. We would certainly use Weekend a la carte again and recommend them to others.
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.
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
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.
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.
Brilliant short break. Hotel Ranga was lovely, excellent food. Managed to see the Northern Lights as well! Iceland on the whole was quite expensive but a lovely place to visit, the people were very friendly.
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.