Beyond the Icehotel, Tree Hotel, and Arctic Bath lies the Aurora Safari Camp - a secret base nestled in the forests of Swedish Lapland. In winter, the river freezes, making it ideal for a number of activities and aurora spotting.
The Ultimate Aurora Safari Camp Experience
Here you will stay in a luxury tipi in an all-inclusive experience, with all meals and some activities included. This is a suggested package carefully crafted together for you but one which is equally possible to adjust or upgrade to suit your requirements.
- 3 nights in a luxury tipi nestled in the Swedish forest
- Private excursions
- Guides to look after you throughout your stay
- Full board with some of the most delicious food you will taste in this part of the world
- 3 nights in at the Aurora Safari Camp in a luxury tipi on a full board basis
- Private Snowmobile, Husky Sledding, and Ice Sculpting excursions
- Winter Kit Hire
- Sauna access
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
Arrive into Lulea where you will be met by your transfer and taken off into the winter wonderland of Lulea and beyond. You will arrive at you new ‘aurora base’ for the next three nights where you will get to meet the team, get kitted out in your winter clothing and explore your new surroundings. Enjoy a relaxing sauna and a delicious meal as you settle into this arctic paradise.
Today you will embark on an immersive full day guided snowmobile excursion through the enchanting landscapes of the Råne River Valley. Following a comprehensive snowmobile handling session you will then venture out through dense forests, across frozen lakes and rivers, and ascend to the mountain peaks. Along the way, frequent stops offer insightful lessons on the rich essence of Swedish Lapland: its historical significance, natural wonders, seasonal nuances, and in-depth knowledge about snow and ice conditions. You will stop for lunch along the way.
This is an epic day trip out and when you return you can spend some time relaxing in the sauna and getting ready for a delicious dinner.
In the morning you will head out on your own sled through a beautiful white landscape and enjoy the scenery and power of the dogs. Half-way through the journey you will stop for a tasty outdoor lunch from around the campfire and cuddle the hard-working huskies.
Then back at the camp, unleash your creative side by participating in an ice sculpting class that involves using large blocks of ice sourced from the nearby river, along with professional tools. Your guide will provide initial guidance, and then it is up to you to decide how long you want to work on your creations.
In the evening you will have your final dinner at the property whilst the guides keep an eye out for the aurora.
In the morning you will be transferred back to the airport. Your trip doesn’t have to end here though, there are plenty of other places to explore and experience in this part of Swedish Lapland. You might even want to combine it with a stay in the country’s capital city – just speak to one of our sales team to assist you with some ideas on what you can do.
Where You'll Stay
Aurora Safari Camp
Founded in 2013 by photographer Fredrik Broman and safari specialist Jonas Gejke, Aurora Safari Camp stands as the world’s inaugural glamping site designed to embrace the Arctic winter conditions. Nestled adjacent to the expansive frozen Lake Degerselet, a fragment smaller than Manhattan Island, the camp is inspired by Kenya’s secluded bush camp model but caters to the unpredictable Arctic climate. Accessible through Luleå airport or Boden C train station, the camp offers private guided transfers through the enchanting forest, with the option of a winter arrival via snowmobile sleigh.
There are three winter room options available. Two heated Lapland Cone rooms with en-suite, glass roof and panoramic windows, similar heated Tipi Cabins with en-suite
Enjoy a wide range of Arctic winter activities, workshops or day trips from the camp, before relaxing in the sauna which will leave you feeling rejuvenated and recharged.
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See what our clients say
1. Gourmet Cabins was excellent and Johan was a friendly and knowledgeable host. The food, cabins, hot tub and sauna were brilliant.
2. Dog sledge was a fantastic experience and we were given the opportunity to drive our own sledge
3. Snow Mobile – really got off the beaten track and into the spectacular mountains
4. Saw the Northern Lights twice in two days. There is no description that can really do them justice
This was a bucket list trip. The company are specialists and I’ve valued their advice. Everything from the when to go for the best opportunity to see the lights and equipment needed and provided.Our activities included, the Ice Hotel, night photo shoot, snowmobiling, guided walk and the sky station meal. All excellent and well run by knowledgeable experts and guides. The Abisko Lodge is warm comfortable and relaxing the food is excellent and the staff welcoming, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a different and exciting experience.
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.
We had the most fabulous time and everything worked like clockwork. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and extremely competent. The food was excellent and the experiences, especially Husky Homes, were brilliant. We saw the aurora lights at the mountain top in Abisko where the photography tour will be an enduring memory of a wonderful time. I would very much recommend Weekend a la Carte as a proficient tour operator.
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
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
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.