Sweden: Luxury winter safari

Discover Swedish Lapland in a five day luxury adventure. Huskysled through the Rane river valley. Relax in the evening in a floating sauna.

 

Aurora Safari Camp is the first “glamping site” in the world made for arctic winter conditions, positioned by a large lake in the Råne river in northernmost Sweden. Because of the very little light pollution in the area, there is a good chance to see Aurora Borealis - the northern lights. 

From the camp you can explore the area with fat bikes, kicksleds, nordic skis or snowshoes, or do a snowmobile tour with our guides to see more of the area. 

You will be staying two nights at the camp - combined with a two nights stay at the cozy lodge ‘The Outpost’ a bit upstream. This experience is a great escape out in the wild Nordic taiga forest with a touch of arctic lifestyle. 

 

Winter adventure in Swedish Lapland

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM 

Day 1. Arrival at Luleå airport (LLA) or if you prefer, Boden train station. Transfer includes a forest drive, from around 65 minutes, to Råne River Valley. The last part of the transfer is on a snowmobile sleigh. Warm welcome drinks and get you checked in to your warm Lavvu (sami tent).

Depending on arrival time we can start exploring the area and enjoy activities. In the evening you’ll have a 3-course dinner in the cozy lounge tent. There is a chance of seeing Northern lights all evening and night if skies are clear. Overnight at Aurora Safari Camp in a private spacious heated lavvu tent.

Day 2. Breakfast. Explore the area with fat bikes, kicksleds, snowshoes or Nordic skis. Our guides will take you out and teach you about tracks, signs and wilderness skills. Lunch at the camp and why not relax after lunch a bit and do an optional self-drive guided snowmobile tour.

In the afternoon the sauna is warm. Our sauna is on a float that is freezed into the ice of the Råne River. Afterwards take a plunge in the “ ice pool”. This is also the best place to see the northern lights.

Dinner at the camp. Overnight at Aurora Safari Camp.

Day 3. Breakfast at the camp and check out. We take a short drive by car through the forest and we reach Long Hill Homestead. Here you’ll go Dogsledding with Alaskan huskies. Lunch out on the trails. You take turns to drive your own team of dogs and to sit in the sleigh.

In the afternoon we drive north a bit and we reach the very cozy lodge: The Outpost. Have drinks by the fireplace or bring drinks to the sauna. 3 course dinner and hope to see northern lights. Overnight at The Outpost Lodge suite.

Day 4. Breakfast at the lodge. Today we cross deep forests on a drive to the Arctic Circle to cross the line. If weather and snow conditions are ok, we go with snowmobiles. At the line we do a ceremony, cross the line and then have an outdoor lunch by the small log cabins. Back at the lodge in the afternoon, the sauna is warm and waiting for you. Overnight at The Outpost Lodge suite. 

Day 5. Breakfast at the lodge and check out. Transfer back to the airport.


TRIP DETAILS

  • Days: 5 days/4 nights
  • When: December until April
  • Accommodation: Aurora Safari Camp and The Outpost
  • Guide: Jonas or Fredrik
  • How to get there: Closest airport is Lulea, but you can also train to Boden. You will be picked up at Lulea airport or Boden train station.
  • Languages: English, Swedish

PRICES

  • 2 people: €3259 pp
  • 3 people: €3179 pp
  • 4 people: €3069 pp
  • 5 people: €3035 pp
  • 6 people: €2998 pp
    • Extra options: Snowmobile excursion to the arctic circle (6-7 hrs): €595 min 2 people (shared snowmobile)
    • Extra options: Hot air balloon evening excursion, incl snack and possible northern lights (1,5 hrs): €225 min 2 people

The price includes: All transfers, all drinks, all food, all activities as per itinerary  except optional ones, extra winter clothes if needed. 

Not included in the price: The optional snowmobiling at Aurora Safari Camp. Flight or train to Lulea or Boden

What to bring: We recommend you to dress in very warm layers. Winter boots, warm (long) underwear, warm hat, water bottle, daypack, long winter pants, warm gloves, winter jacket, rain/snow coat, sun/wind/cold protection cream. Binoculars, personal toiletries/medicines and a sense of adventure!


OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Rewilding Europe Levy: 5% of your booking sum goes to the local Rewilding Europe organization.  

We collaborate with Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Lapland and support them in their social and wildlife projects. 

Rewilding Lapland is now working hard to boost fish migration, through activities such as spawning ground restoration and the removal of artificial obstacles.

 

Rewilding Europe is working with Rewilding Lapland and local partners to support guided reindeer migration, raising awareness of these threats and supporting Sami communities in their fight for traditional grazing rights.

By collaborating with Sami communities to develop wildlife watching businesses and guided reindeer tourism, the Rewilding Lapland team and partners are working to grow a local nature-based economy and reduce human-wildlife conflict.

Read more about our work in Swedish Lapland here.

CONTACT OUR SAFARI EXPERT


Aukje Van Gerven

OUR LOCAL PARTNER

Meet Fredrik

"To host guests here in the north from all over the world is truly a blessing. I grew up here, and it's been a dream since I was a teenager to show this part of the world for others. When we get guests from far away and they get meet locals here and take a part in our arctic lifestyle they help us to keep our hombeblindness away. The arctic forestland gives so much, to us and our guests. Peace, silence, space, darkness and light as well as shelter. It's also very important to develop the small scale tourism here. It's also a very delicate way of using nature without exploiting it, and when we contibute to the local economy here we keep other ways of using nature in much more exploitive way short"

Fredrik has been a self-employed photographer since the early 90s. He moved to Kenya in 1998 and met Jonas down there and has been working with him ever since in various African projects in sustainable tourism. After some years in Kenya, he moved back to Lassbyn in Råne River Valley and started developing photo tours and nature photography tours in Africa and in Swedish Lapland.

 

He founded Aurora Safari Camp in 2013 and when Jonas joined forces with him in 2018 they started The Outpost Lodge. Their latest adventure is Lapland Ballooning which will soon be ready to operate.

Fredrik Broman 

Aurora Safari Camp

The Outpost Lodge