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Ultimate Christmas Northern Lights Escape


This limited edition Christmas break not only gives you great chances of seeing the northern lights in their full glory, but also the best outdoor activities the Arctic has to offer!

Immerse yourself in a magical winter wonderland in Lapland this December, where a series of impeccably crafted and unforgettable adventures await you in the untouched Arctic wilderness.

Embrace the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and his reindeer while basking in the captivating spectacle of the northern lights casting their enchanting glow over the snowy landscape from the mountain’s summit.

Location Sweden
Duration 4 Nights
Available dates Dec
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,000



  • 4 Nights at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge
  • Lodge Room based on a Full Board Basis and including Arctic outer clothing
  • Aurora 360 Hot Tub
  • Aurora Chase
  • Husky Dogsledding Adventure
  • Decorating the Christmas Tree and Santa Visit
  • Visit the Ice Hotel

What’s included

  • 4 Nights at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge
  • Lodge Room based on a Full Board Basis and including Arctic outer clothing
  • Aurora 360 Hot Tub
  • Aurora Chase
  • Husky Dogsledding Adventure
  • Decorating the Christmas Tree and Santa Visit with Reindeer
  • Visit the Ice Hotel

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

Enjoy your first evening in Lapland by indulging in a trio of delights: a hot tub, a sauna session, and a delectable dinner at the lodge.

What better way to relish one of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders—the Northern Lights—than from the cosy confines of a rooftop hot tub, affording you a panoramic 360° view of the night sky!

Tonight is dedicated to unwinding and savouring the local culinary delights. You’ll be treated to a sumptuous three-course dinner, ensuring that as the night draws to a close, you’ll depart feeling utterly relaxed and poised for a restful night’s sleep, following a day filled with travel adventures.

Don’t forget to keep an eye outside for aurora activity.

Day 2

Experience an entire day of thrilling and expertly-guided snowmobile safaris through the stunning Lapland landscapes.

On snowmobiles, we ascend beyond the treeline to reach the pinnacle of Lapland’s viewpoint. Here, we immerse ourselves in a bit of tradition by trying our hand at ice fishing. We’ll even brew some coffee over a crackling fire and indulge in Swedish fika, making the most of this magical moment.

Your journey continues down to the serene taiga forest, where we pick the perfect Christmas tree. Once the tree is selected and loaded onto the sled, we savor a cup of glögg (Swedish mulled wine) and pepparkaka (ginger cookies) before your return to the lodge. There, you’ll be treated to a two-course lunch prepared with love from the local kitchen. Your evening begins around a cosy fire in a tipi near the lodge.

After savoring a delicious BBQ meal, embark on a quest to witness the mesmerising northern lights. Depending on the weather and conditions, you’ll either search for the auroras with snowmobiles or take a minivan to Abisko, renowned for its prime viewing spots, ensuring a magical and unforgettable encounter with the dancing lights.

Day 3

After breakfast transfer to the kennel located in a picturesque river valley between Kiruna and Nikkaluokta.

Ylva Sievertsson whose kennel backs onto this pristine wilderness, runs very personal dog sled trips. As you will discover she has a very special relationship with her dogs and it is a thrill to visit her kennel and spend time with her dogs.

Once you arrive at the kennels, you’ll get acquainted with the dogs and receive detailed instructions about how to drive them. Help harness them before heading out into a location outside the major tourist areas where we can almost promise that you will enjoy pristine Arctic nature alone.

You will be out for around two hours, taking turns with your partner driving the team before heading back to base for a warming lunch in the traditional ‘Kota’ adjacent to the family home.

Note: Over the years we have had many guests advise that they would have liked to spend more time with Ylva. If the husky experience is one of the expected highlights of your trip then we offer options to extend this day.

Return and relax prior to Dinner. Suggest tonight is the night to upgrade to the sauna and hot tub and relax by the fire.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

After breakfast, we gather to decorate the Christmas tree at the lodge. Once the tree is adorned, Santa and his reindeer await us in the traditional Sami tent (kåta), where he distributes gifts to everyone who has been nice. We also indulge in some delicious traditional Sami cuisine next to the crackling fire. After lunch, we visit the original Icehotel.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the original Icehotel, sculpted entirely from snow and ice. Explore the mesmerising Icehotel 365, a groundbreaking concept that offers art suites designed by acclaimed artists from around the globe. Don’t miss the opportunity to sip cocktails from unique ice glasses at the ice bar.

As the evening unfolds, we celebrate Christmas Eve together with family and friends. Team Alex will prepare a traditional Swedish julbord (Christmas smorgasbord) for this special occasion.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Breakfast and at leisure until your airport transfer at the end of your action-packed Christmas break.

You have options to stay a night at the Icehotel, or perhaps take in Scandinavia’s capital city Stockholm on your way home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Where You'll Stay

Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

We are proud to offer this small intimate lodge, run by one of our long standing partners, Andreas Mikko,  for exclusive use by our clients.

This 7 room intimate lodge is situated in a super location on a slight elevation with magnificent views across the arctic tundra to the Abisko alps. The emphasis at the lodge is on two elements, Sami culture and ensuring you have the best chance of seeing the northern lights.

This small intimate lodge used to be a Sami handicraft centre until the owners had the idea to turn it into an exclusive retreat. With only 7 bedrooms and an open plan lounge and dining room, the emphasis is on relaxing in a cosy environment. The rooms have a downstairs en-suite room with a staircase leading to a loft sitting room.

If you are a group of 8 or more friends or family traveling together and wish to have the lodge privately please let us know. This is a great way of celebrating a big birthday or wedding anniversary

The lodge has a fabulous sauna and a very unusual northern lights hot tub on the roof where you can star gaze or hunt for the Aurora. (This carries an extra charge).

Other benefits of a stay here mean that you can snowmobile straight from your doorstep into the Arctic wilderness.

Evenings are focused on good food, relaxation and the Northern Lights so if you are looking for a ‘home away from home’ experience then look no further.

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