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The Tree Hotel and Northern Lights Quest


If you are looking for a special Northern Lights break with a difference then combining the Tree Hotel on the eastern side of Swedish Lapland with Abisko on the western side brings you unique accommodation and great Northern Lights hunting.

If room names like the UFO, Birds Nest, Mirror Cube and Dragon Fly don’t capture the imagination then fantastic Arctic experiences, great food and hospitality surely will!

Location Sweden
Duration 4 Nights
Available dates Dec - Mar
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,750



  • 2 Nights in the iconic TreeHotel (price is based on Mirrorcube)
  • Husky and Snowmobile Adventures
  • Train Trip across Swedish Lapland
  • 2 Nights in Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Photo Hunt in Abisko

What’s included

  • 2 nights at the Tree Hotel
  • Drive your own Husky Day Trip
  • Train Journey through the Arctic Circle
  • 2 nights at Abisko Mountain Lodge
  • Snowmobile adventure in Abisko
  • A night Photographing the aurora in Abisko National Park
  • Visit to Original Ice Hotel
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transfers
  • Arctic Clothing loan

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

Day 1

On arrival in Lulea, Swedish Lapland, a guide will meet you and provide a transfer to the Tree Hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast you will head out to spend the day learning about mushing before taking your team of dogs out into the wilderness. You will get to take it in turns with your team altenating between being the musher and the passenger. After the tour you will stop for lunch before heading back to the Tree Hotel for your second night.

Day 3

After breakfast you will be driven to Boden Train Station to catch the train that takes you across the Arctic Circle to Abisko. This five-hour journey takes you through one of Europe’s last great wilderness areas.

On arrival in Abisko there is a short walk to the Lodge where you will be met by Mina and Dick Johansson, your hosts, who run a really warm and friendly lodge.

This evening, enjoy the excellent cuisine at Mountain Lodge as you partake in their traditional Lappish menu which includes Reindeer, Arctic Char and Cloudberries – three of the unique ingredients to the area. The only thing that can interrupt your evening is the Aurora Call.

Abisko Mountain Lodge is in a fantastic location for Northern Lights viewing so if they are visible you may be tempted to step out the door and gaze skywards! There is also the opportunity to wander out for a night walk in one of the best locations on earth for aurora watching.

Day 4

Abisko National Park is sandwiched between picturesque mountains and Lake Tornetrask, one of Sweden’s largest lakes and which freezes during winter. The team at Abisko Mountain Lodge will provide information on trails you can explore. Alternatively from mid Feb – mid March you can take the chairlift up mount Nujola to view the spectacular landscapes from 300 meters up!

In the evening you will head out on the Ultimate Aurora Photography Tour giving the perfect opportunity to learn about taking photos of the northern lights, and then go out chasing them. This is the perfect last chance to try and see the aurora.

Day 5

After breakfast you will take your transfer to the airport in time for your flight home at the end of your action-packed northern lights holiday to Abisko. Alternatively, why not stay a night at the Icehotel or enjoy a city break in Stockholm.

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Where You'll Stay

The Treehotel

Dreamt up on a fishing trip in Kamchatka, Russia, but part of a living Boreal forest in Swedish Lapland, this is a hotel with a difference!

The Treehotel comprises 7 unique themed Tree Rooms, created by 7 separate architects. These are the Mirrorcube, Bird’s Nest, Cabin, Blue Cone, dragon fly, UFO and 7th Room!

In addition there is a sauna and relaxation area and nearby is the Brittas Pensionat where meals are served.

The rooms are set between 4-6 meters from the ground in pine trees and rooms are accessed by either a ramp or sturdy stairs. They can house between 2 and 4 people and the larger rooms, The Dragonfly and the 7th Room, have separate bedrooms.

Every Tree Room has its own living and sleeping area and is equipped with a state of the art eco-friendly incineration toilet and water efficient hand basin, which means there is no artificial plumbing.

The emphasis is on running the hotel consistent with values of low impact on the surrounding forest and every aspect of the operation compliments this aim.

Abisko Mountain Lodge

Right in the small hamlet of Abisko, world renowned for the Northern Lights, lies a small welcoming Lodge run by our good friends Mina and Dick Johansson. Dick is one of the most qualified mountain guides in Sweden and looks after all the adventure whilst Mina can be described as a Skier, Creative CEO and ray of sunshine who lights up the Lodge.

Abisko Mountain Lodge offers genuine accommodation in an old-fashioned mountain hotel setting. The service is personal and the cuisine is centred on raw ingredients. It is accredited by the Sapmi Slow Food movement, an award which took 4 years to achieve. Chefs are dedicated slow-food addicts and produce wonderful nightly meals!

The 16 standard rooms in the low red ‘Swedish style house’ are all en-suite. Although basic they are warm and cosy. There are no televisions in the rooms as time is spent meeting guests around the bar or in the wonderful lounge area.

Additionally there are 4 new superior rooms added in early 2015. These four rooms are in a separate annexe and are used exclusively by Aurora nights.

Order a coffee or a glass of wine at the bar, read a magazine or spin a yarn about your arctic adventures and the magnificent aurora displays you have seen.

For those wanting to soothe the muscles there is a sauna.

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