If you’re in search of a unique holiday experience that captures the essence of the peace and tranquillity of Lapland alongside fantastic opportunities for seeing the Northern Lights, then our Glamping beneath the Northern Lights holiday is ideal.
A Unique Holiday in Lapland
Once you’ve flown direct to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland, your 3 night holiday starts with a night of relaxation in the Camp Ripan hotel, where you’ll have a chance to indulge in the Aurora spa or enjoy some of the in-house activities on offer. You’ll then take the train an hour south of Kiruna to spend 2 nights in the incredible Sapmi Nature Camp on the border of the Laponia World Heritage Area.
This wilderness glamping camp is run by a local Sami family and you will be fully immersed in nature as part of this intimate experience staying in a traditional style Sami camp.
Glamping in Lapland
You’ll camp in the snow draped forest in comfortable but basic Lavvu (tepee style tents), warmed by log fires and cosy reindeer furs. There are just 5 tents, each sleeping 2 people, so this is a really intimate experience and is a fantastic way to escape the business of everyday life.
During the day you can try traditional forest skiing and snowshoeing on tranquil trails. There are a small selection of authentic activities available, and there will be a local Sami guide at the camp who will inform you about the traditional Sami way of life, which revolved around reindeer herding.
Hunt the Northern Lights
Each evening you will have an unrivalled chance to see the Northern Lights thanks to the pristine skies of your remote camp. There is also an Aurora photography workshop available with guidance on how to photograph the Northern Lights and Lapland’s other winter wonders.
- 2 nights in the Sapmi Nature Camp (half board and 1 lunch)
- 1 night in a double room in Camp Ripan (bed & breakfast)
- Use of traditional skis and snowshoes in the Sapmi Camp
- Direct flights
- Airport transfers and train transfers between the accommodation
Please see below for more accommodation information, and ideas for additional activities
Camp Ripan Hotel
- Modern hotel with fantastic facilities
- Cabin style room in separate buildings from hotel
- Rooms sleep 2
- King size or twin beds
- High-quality restaurant serving local produce
- Spa and gym (local charge)
Sapmi Nature Camp
- Sleep in a traditional Lavvu tent
- Tents sleep 2
- Log fire and modern heaters in each tent
- Locally inspired and prepared meals
- Traditional sauna available
- Free use of forest skis and snowshoes for unguided tours
- Modern, incineration toilets, shared with the camp
Northern Lights Photography Workshop
The founder of the Sapmi Nature camp is a very keen amateur photographer and he will instruct you on photography in Lapland, sharing information on taking photographs of the locality and Northern Lights in the winter climate. Courses from 2 – 8 hours, includes Sami guide and photography instruction, lunch, and use of warm clothing, from £133pp for 2 hours.
Reindeer Herder Experience
A truly authentic experience visiting, and interacting with, a Sami reindeer herding family who still follow the traditional way of life. Visit their remote, nomadic camp to meet the family and reindeer and learn about this unique way of life. Approximately 5 hours, includes transport, Sami guide, a traditional lunch and use of warm clothing, £213pp.
Guided Nature and Culture Tour in Laponia
Visit the nearby Laponia World Heritage Area for a guided experience on traditional forest skis. Your local guide will instruct you in Sami culture and heritage as you go, and you’ll stop for a traditional lunch around an open fire. No ski experience is needed. Duration approximately 4 hours, includes transport, Sami guide and pathfinder, lunch, use of skis and warm clothing, from £119pp.
Upgrade to Premium class on your flights for priority seating at the front of the plane, fast track through security, lounge access in London Heathrow as well as other benefits. Please speak to a skiSweden expert for more details.
Other activities and tailor-made holidays are available on request, please speak to your skiSweden specialist for other options.
Departure dates & prices
3 nights: Departures in January, February and March, Please contact us for a personalised itinerary and prices
Prices from £1,694 per person based on 2 adults sharing including flights and transfers. Based on 1 night in Camp Ripan, 2 nights glamping and return flights from London Heathrow.
We can also offer alternative itineraries with 2 nights in Camp Ripan and 1 night in the Sapmi Nature Camp. Please contact your skiSweden specialist for a tailor made proposal.