All Lapland Adventures

Your Adventure

a long weekend in the heart of Swedish Lapland staying at the family run Hotel Camp Ripan with a better than evens chance of seeing the Northern Lights, included family friendly reindeer & husky safaris and a choice of other snow safaris to suit all ages. With our North facing cabins with views up towards the twin peaks of the Kekbnekaise mountains your chance of seeing the Aurora is well above average and, with luck, you may even see them on our optional first night supper in the hotel’s special floor to ceiling glass walled Andrum room.

Bespoke Options

stay over in Stockholm on the way out or back, extend your stay for a longer weekend or in other words, we’ll tailor make your holiday to suit you, your children or your children’s children! 

Camp Ripan Hotel

Set amongst the forest surrounding Kiruna; Monica, Dennis & Frida Lind's  Hotel Camp Ripan has a central building housing an a la carte restaurant focused on dishes made from locally sourced  & foraged ingredients, lounge bar, sports shop stocking Houdini, Fjällräven and Isbjörnon gear for sale or rent, handicraft shop reflective of Sami, Torne Valley and  Swedish cultures and a reception lobby area. The hotel rooms are self contained cabins of different sizes and styles to the north and south of the hospitality building.  A stone's throw away is the hotel's Arctic spa with changing rooms, outdoor and indoor pools, aroma and mineral saunas, mountain stream, juice bar, relax room and sit out area.   

Giron Cabin Hotel rooms (for families & 27 m2  ) have 2 rooms, one a separate  bedroom with bunk  beds  the other an open plan sitting room with a dividable double bed. As well as a kitchenette with kettle, two hotplates, microwave and fridge, each has a shower/WC, cable TV, WI-FI, telephone and clothes drying cupboard. Giron rooms lie to the south side of the hospitality building

Kiruna Cabin Hotel Rooms (for couples & 24.5m2) are open plan with a double bed, shower/WC, cable TV, WI-FI  & telephone. Each has a  kettle, glasses, cups, cork screw and fridge. Kiruna cabins are to the north side of the hospitality building.

1st Day UK – Swedish Lapland

fly high above the Arctic Circle to Kiruna, the gateway to Swedish Lapland alongside of which the Torne river valley marks the border between Sweden & Finland. Transfer to the Hotel Camp Ripan, check in and settle in to your cabin. Wander in to the town (10mins) to get a feel for the place and have supper locally or alternatively, begin your adventure with a 3 course supper themed around the Arctic Aurora paired with a Northern Lights presentation which, with the forest visible on the other side of the glazed walls of the Ripan's Andrum building, has an almost ‘son et lumiere’ effect.

2nd Day Family Reindeer Safari Optional Safaris

after breakfast transfer to the Sámi village of Rensjön to meet reindeer herder/owner Marja Kuhmunen. In the corral you'll meet & mingle her with her reindeer, feed them lichen by hand and afterwards warm up in her Sámi kåta around an open fire, settle down on soft reindeer hides and enjoy a lunch prepared from her own reindeer meat. The afternoon & evening are ones of agonizing choices (in fact its best to do a bit of pre-planning before you go, such are the ones available). You can take it easy with a snow shoe trek through the birch and pine forest or ski on Luossavaara the city mountain with its 4 pistes including one for children. Go out to Mats Berg and Kerstin Nilsson’s stables in Poultsa by the Kalix River for a ride on a 5 gaited Icelandic (sic) horse) or, if you have older children, go hardcore and snowmobile up to towards the twin peaks of the Kebnekaisse massive, Sweden’s highest mountain. Not forgetting you can do many of these in the evening whilst keeping an eye out for the Northern Lights. .

3rd Day Family Husky Mushing Optional Safaris

after breakfast travel a short distance to Peter & Ylva's husky kennels where one or the other of them will introduce you to their dogs, their children Björn, Helge & Leo, and perhaps even a puppy or two. After a short tuition in the musher’s art and with children safely tucked up under insulating reindeer hides on your other half’s lap you set off through the forest. Instantaneously the excited barking subsides and the only sound you'll hear is the swish of the birch sled’s runners slicing through the snow and the muted padding of the dog’s paws on the snow. En route you’ll see Sweden's highest mountain, the imposing Kebnekaise, and invariably catch sight of moose alongside your drive paths before fetching up back at Ylva's home for a sooty coffee, and flat bread. Later back at the hotel re-charge your batteries and chillax in the hotel’s Aurora Spa.

4th Day Swedish Lapland – UK

breakfast in the hotel before transferring to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Bespoke Options

stay over in Stockholm on the way out or back, extend your stay for longer or in other words tailor make your holiday to suit you, your children or your children’s children!

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flight(s) from the UK to Swedish Lapland via Stockholm
Pay on board cabin service
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Accommodation with private WC/shower & cabin amenities
3 nights lodging in a Giron cabin
3 Scandinavian style buffet breakfast, 2 Sami al fresco light meals
Protective thermal clothing for safaris
Reindeer Safari (approx 2 1/2 hrs)
Family Husky Safari (approx 4 hours)

Departure Dates & Prices:

Sundays to Thursdays December 4th -18th & January 8th - March 26th inclusive
£999 per adult £789 per child
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are variable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide price in which case a proportionate reduction/supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.
 

Safaris included or available on request

Kick sledding by Camp Ripan | Holidays to Swedish Lapland

  • 4 days in Swedish Lapland
  • Hotel Camp Ripan's unique Cabin Rooms 
  • Family Reindeer Corral Visit
  • Family Husky Husky
  • Northern Lights Hot Spot
  • Guide Prices £999pa /£795pc