Polar. Untamed. Mystical. Lapland is sci-fi adventure territory.
You may not believe in Father Christmas but the magic of Lapland is certainly real. Frozen lakes, sweeping snow-blanketed forests, reindeer sleighs and dog-sleds transform the northern reaches of Sweden into a winter fairytale, made complete with the Aurora Borealis dancing across the skies.
Dog-sled through enchanting forests with a champion musher; engage an exclusive reindeer round-up with the indigenous Sami people; snowmobile deep into the pristine arctic backcountry; enjoy local delicacies prepared by your private chef as you unwind by the log-fires; delight children with a reindeer ride; revel in the empty mountains and untouched snow with a guided heli-ski tour; fly-fish for char and hike the trails under the summer midnight sun, or ice fish on vast frozen lakes in the winter; plunge into a hole in a frozen lake, then roll around in the snow before scurrying to the sauna; retreat to your igloo to sleep on a bed of furs; take a flight north to the frozen Barents Sea and dive beneath the iced edge for delicious king crab.
Where to Stay
Exclusive fairytale-like log cabins overlooking a frozen lake; rustic wilderness shacks deep in the middle of nowhere (complete with award-winning private chefs); or specially-made luxurious igloos.
When to Go
November to April for the true winter experience; March brings optimum Aurora conditions. The lighter days of April are perfect for heli-skiing. Summer for fishing and hiking.