Epic Arctic Circle adventure with once-in-a-lifetime excursions

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Reindeer farm, Napapiiri

Icebreaker excursion, Luleå

Stockholm

Icebreaker excursion, Luleå

Clarion Arlanda Airport Hotel, Stockholm

Clarion Arlanda Airport Hotel, Stockholm

Standard room, Clarion Arlanda Airport Hotel, Stockholm

Stockholm

Elite Stadshotellet Luleå

Standard room, Elite Stadshotellet Luleå

Swedish Lapland

Snowmobile safari

Elite Stadshotellet Luleå

Elite Stadshotellet Luleå

Icebreaker excursion, Luleå

Finnish Lapland

Scandic Rovaniemi

Standard room, Scandic Rovaniemi

Scandic Rovaniemi

Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi, Rovaniemi

Standard room, Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi, Rovaniemi

Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi, Rovaniemi

Reindeer farm, Napapiiri

Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi

Standard room, Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi

Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi

Saariselkä area

Holiday Club Saariselkä

Holiday Club Saariselkä

Holiday Club Saariselkä

Husky safari, Rovaniemi

Northern Lights

King crab excursion, Kirkenes

Husky Safari

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Snowmobile safari

Standard room, Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Kirkenes

Scandic Holberg, Oslo

Standard room, Scandic Holberg, Oslo

Scandic Holberg, Oslo

Oslo

Northern Lights

A dazzling Nordic break with unforgettable excursions

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You'll start your holiday with one night in a Standard room at Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, including breakfast.

Next, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at Elite Stadshotellet Luleå, Luleå, including breakfast. During your stay here, this offer includes an Icebreaker excursion aboard the Polar Explorer in Luleå, including a barbecue lunch.

Next, you'll have one night in a Double room at Scandic Rovaniemi, Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi or Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi, including breakfast. During your stay here, this offer includes a visit to a traditional reindeer farm in Napapiiri, with a reindeer sled ride.

Next, you'll have one night in a Standard room at Holiday Club Saariselkä, Saariselkä, including breakfast. During your stay here, this offer includes an Arctic Circle crossing on the way to Saariselkä.

Next, you'll have one night in a Standard room at Thon Hotel Kirkenes, Kirkenes, including breakfast. During your stay here, this offer includes a king crab excursion in Kirkenes, on the Barents Sea, including a king crab lunch.

Finally, you'll have one night in a Standard room at Scandic Holberg, Oslo, including breakfast.

This offer also includes an English-speaking escort from day two to day six and coach transportation from day two to day five.

This offer is available for departures between January and March 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Outbound flights are included from your selected departure airport to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden, Inbound flights are included from Oslo Airport, Norway. One piece of hand luggage allowance per person (Norwegian - 10kg, Scandinavian Airlines - 8kg, British Airways - 23kg) and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person (Norwegian - 20kg, Scandinavian Airlines - 23kg, British Airways - 23kg) is included.

Shared airport transfers are included; please note that these are provided for just the inbound flight, as the first hotel of your stay is located at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 24% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer, compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 11/03/2018, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,349 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £1,775 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 24%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 23/11/2017

This holiday is supplied by Secret Escapes Limited and is ATOL Protected (ATOL 11257).

A six-night sojourn into the Arctic Circle for an iconic polar adventure, with heaps of fantastic excursions throughout – breakfast and travel included

Arctic adventures don’t get much more epic than this Nordic jaunt. Kicking off in Sweden, you’ll start with adventurous spirits high, as you head out in an Icebreaker to crash through the ice. Guided by your inner Bear Grylls, you’ll get the chance to float among the ice floes in a survival suit (yes, really!) and test the strength of this frozen terrain with a walk on the ice.

Next, you’ll cross the border into Finland as you head to Rovaniemi. En route, you’ll stop for a tour of a reindeer farm, where you’ll get to feed these gentle creatures and experience a short reindeer sled ride. That evening, you’ll have the option to join a Northern Lights excursion, keeping everything crossed you’ll see this enigmatic phenomena dancing across the night sky.

You’ll cross the Arctic Circle next, for some time in Saariselkä. Here, you’ll have a great chance of spotting the Northern Lights as, over winter, they can dance in the sky for up to 200 days of the year. Then, you’ll move on to the small Norwegian town of Kirkenes, where a king crab excursion will see you fishing for, and dining on, these underwater oddities. You’ll also have the option to visit Kirkenes Snowhotel – rebuilt every year, this icy abode is only open from December until April.

Good to know

Please note that stays at Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi, Rovaniemi (in Finland) may be substituted for stays in hotels of a similar standard in the same area (see 'Hotel details').

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Stockholm, where you’ll overnight at Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport.
Day 2: Meet your tour leader in the hotel lobby and take a short flight to Luleå. Upon arrival, check-in to Elite Stadshotellet Luleå before heading out on a two-hour Icebreaker excursion, where you’ll head through the icy waters on a Polar Explorer boat. You’ll get the chance to swim among the ice floes in a survival suit and walk on the ice (extra warm clothes, shoes and equipment are provided). Return to the hotel to spend the rest of your time in Luleå at leisure. (B)
Day 3: Crossing the border into Finland, you’ll head to Rovaniemi, taking a guided tour of a reindeer farm en route, where you’ll get to experience a short reindeer sled ride. Check in to Scandic Rovaniemi and, in the evening, take an optional Northern Lights excursion. (B)
Day 4: You’ll have some free time in Rovaniemi this morning, over which you can choose from optional activities (a snow scooter safari or a husky safari). In the late afternoon, cross the Arctic Circle as you make your way to Saariselkä. Check-in to Holiday Club Saariselkä, and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Here, you’ll have a great chance of spotting the Northern Lights as, over winter, they can dance in the sky for up to 200 days of the year. (B,L)
Day 5: Head to the small Norwegian town of Kirkenes where, upon arrival, you’ll take a king crab excursion (special waterproof clothing, soft drinks and crab meat for lunch are provided). Afterwards, you’ll have the option to visit the Kirkenes Snowhotel, which is only open from December to April, and built from scratch each year. (B,L)
Day 6: Transfer to Kirkenes Airport to fly back to Oslo, where you’ll check-in to Scandic Holberg and have the rest of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 7: Transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden (one night)

The brainchild of Björkén Architects, this modern hotel is set within Arlanda Airport, elevating the ‘fly and flop’ notion to a way more accessible level. Head up to the 12th floor to find food, drinks and great vistas at Kitchen & Table, while more views can be enjoyed from the outdoor pool, which is heated to a comfortable 27–29°C all year round. There’s also a gym on site, with a relaxation area and a sauna, and you’ll find the Living Room on the third floor — a communal space designed for home-from-home relaxation.

Elite Stadshotellet Luleå, Sweden (one night)

This elegant hotel dates back to 1903, and offers spacious and sophisticated interiors, from the French Renaissance-style banquet hall to the attractive guest rooms. Situated in close proximity to Luleå’s shopping and entertainment draws, Elite Stadshotellet comes complete with an atmospheric gastropub – The Bishops Arms – and a fully equipped gym. Breakfast is served daily in the Hall of Festivities, whilst Tallkotten restaurant is on hand for a relaxing lunch, from Monday to Friday.

Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi, Rovaniemi, Finland (one night)

Located in the centre of Rovaniemi, this contemporary hotel is the perfect base for exploration – you're near the Kemijoki river and right in the heart of the city's sights. Kick-start your day at the hotel's porridge pop-up bar, or alternatively the buffet breakfast station, available round the clock (perfect for those who like a lie-in). For dinner, there's a modern a la carte restaurant with a great view across the river, plus a karaoke bar and nightclub (both open Friday and Saturday) for those keen for some night-time entertainment. Guestrooms are spacious with warm neutral hues and rich patterned furnishings.

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Scandic Rovaniemi, Finland (one night)

Featuring contemporary decor in a central location, just eight kilometres from the airport, Scandic Rovaniemi is the perfect base from which to explore the city. After a refurbishment in autumn 2016, its renovated saunas are particularly blissful after a day of sightseeing, while the Atrium restaurant serves tempting Nordic delights and drinks. Standard rooms offer monochromatic colour schemes with bursts of vibrant orange, and between 17 and 20 square metres of space comprising a desk with chair, a king-size or two twin beds, and an en-suite bathroom with shower. Amenities include Wi-Fi access, FACE Stockholm bath amenities, a safe, air conditioning, minibar and hairdryer.

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Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi, Finland (one night)

This stylish hotel is based in the Ounasvaara Winter Sports Center and surrounded by picturesque nature – perfectly placed for culture, food and activity-lovers alike. Dine on authentic cuisine at the on-site restaurant, which boasts a menu featuring something for all taste buds – expect everything from pancakes to fresh fish and beef. There's also a well-stocked wine cellar to complement all dishes. Rooms are spacious and simply designed, with all the mod-cons you could need for a comfortable stay. 

Holiday Club Saariselkä, Finland (one night)

Set right in the heart of the resort, this holiday village has everything you need to enjoy Finland’s spectacular landscapes. The modern, spacious bedrooms take their inspiration from local design, and include a television and cosy dressing gowns.  And while it may very well be cold outside, bring your swimming costume for a taste of tropical relaxation at the spa. There’s a pool, Jacuzzi and, of course, a traditional Finnish sauna to warm up in before indulging in a muscle-melting massage or skin-soothing facial. There's also an Angry Birds Activity Park, to keep guests of all ages contented.

Thon Hotel Kirkenes, Norway (one night)

Perched on Kirkenes’ quay and offering impressive views over the fjord, this contemporary hotel will wake you up with a lavish breakfast each day, and offers fine dining from the in-house restaurant over dinner. It’s worth noting that the hotel will begin renovations to its dining room from October 2017, to introduce a brand-new dining area and bar. The renovations will last around three months, and while dinner won’t be available over this period, breakfast will still be served.

Scandic Holberg, Oslo, Norway (one night)

Thanks to the superb central location of the Scandic Holberg, you can explore the city on foot, with Slottsparken, Bogstadveien, Majorstua and Karl Johans gate all within walking distance. Head to the hotel's charming restaurant for a buffet breakfast after a comfortable night's sleep in your stylish room, or stop off at the lobby bar for an aperitif before dinner. With shops, restaurants and theatres right on your doorstep, you won't be short of things to explore during your stay.

Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, Tornvägen 2, 190 45 Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Outbound flights are included from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden. Inbound flights are included from Oslo Airport, Norway.

One piece of hand luggage allowance per person (Norwegian - 10kg, Scandinavian Airlines - 8kg, British Airways - 23kg) and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person (Norwegian - 20kg, Scandinavian Airlines and British Airways - 23kg) is included.

Shared airport transfers are included; please note that these are provided just for the inbound flight, as the first hotel of your trip is located at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.


From London Gatwick, with Norwegian:
  • Outbound: departing between 06.20 and 18.20, arriving between 09.40 and 21.40
  • Inbound: departing between 07.20 and 22.15, arriving between 08.40 and 23.35


From London Heathrow, with British Airways:
  • Outbound: departing between 07.15 and 13.25, arriving between 10.50 and 17.00
  • Inbound: departing between 07.30 and 21.25, arriving between 09.05 and 22.35


From Manchester, with Scandinavian Airlines:
  • Outbound: departing between 09.45 and 18.35, arriving between 13.05 and 21.55
  • Inbound: departing between 09.05 and 11.25, arriving between 10.15 and 12.30


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We like

  • Having the unique opportunity to bed down in an Ice Hotel
  • Witnessing the magical dance of the Northern Lights across the sky (fingers crossed!)
  • Fishing for king crab and tucking into a fresh catch over lunch

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Elite Stadshotellet Luleå, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Scandic Rovaniemi, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara, visit their website or read guest reviews at TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Holiday Club Saariselkä, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Thon Hotel Kirkenes, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Scandic Holberg, visit their website or read previous reviews on TripAdvisor

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