We welcome you to a magical, secluded place in the forests of Swedish Lapland by Råne river...We always offer an experience with that little extra!
Arctic Retreat - tucked away in the bend of the Råne River, a hidden gem in Swedish Lapland.
Family run and the inspiration of Liza, her husband Niklas and of course their two year old son, Rio - this eco-lodge incorporates the best of back to nature immersion with delicious home cuisine, warm hospitality and a setting second to none.
Sheltered by large trees in winter, this small lodge sleeps six to eight guests in wooden cabins. The magical winter season brings cozy evenings around the fire after a day exploring to the forefront.
Accessed by snow mobile, sledge or snowshoe the array of partnered experiences are vast, and regardless of the adventure a hot shower or Swedish sauna and a wholesome meal await you.
In the summer, the island converts and as the snow melts the Råne river wraps around the cove...converting the frozen pond used for ice skating into a kayaking and fishing playground. Great for cooling off in the warm summers or floating silently during the midnight sun.
Each season has something unique and special to offer, but one thing that is constant is the simple fact that you will always be in great hands, content with a delicious meal and a comfortable spot to rest your head.
Welcome to the Arctic Retreat!
"Take experience seriously."
- Richard Karlsson
With a big interest in traveling, meeting people and food - the adventures of the Arctic Retreat began in a sudden and adventurous manner.
It all started one day when Nick and I came across these cozy, remote log cabins that were on sale in an area we had visited a few times before. After some thought and preparations, we sold everything and moved into this lodge situated on a small cape, close to Raven rapid in the Råne river.
I won’t lie it was a challenge from time to time, living with a one year old and no normal toilets or modern comforts to begin with. Forget about baby strollers and your everyday latte meetings with the girls.
Talk about personal development!
Somehow however it turned out to be the best choice and time in my life.
After a random introduction to the tourism sector of the area, thoughts and ideas slowly changed. Instead of keeping this hidden gem to ourselves we started thinking about what has now become the Arctic Retreat project.
My name is Liza, I’m 33 years old and the co-owner of the Arctic Retreat. I’ve worked most of my life in health care services and now combined my passion for food, travel and people into one - The Arctic Retreat!
I would characterize myself as very social and easy-going, and with my fiancee, Nick and son Rio we've settled into the new lifestyle - outside the city, away from the bright lights.
"We’re now ready to take the next big step and I want to share our journey.
I’ll show you a year of our arctic lifestyle and the building of my dream – the Arctic Retreat.
I’ll show you the powerful spring flooding, the mystic summer with endless days under the midnight sun, the autumn with it’s colors, berries and grand auroras. I’ll show you the six months long winter when the deep snow lies glistening in the light of stars and auroras.
Follow me to the deep forests and untouched rivers of Swedish Lapland."