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Northern Lights Arctic Activity Adventure – Swedish Lapland - 9th-16th Feb 2013

  • Feb 9, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Because it was sooo bloody good.. we are repeating this fantastic Northern Lights Multi Activity Adventure in Swedish Lapland in 2013... AND have managed to hold the 2012 price!

As well as having an excellent chance of seeing the lights, we have a FULL programme of Snowmobiling, Husky dog sledding, visit to the famous spectacular Ice Hotel, Cross country skiing, Snow Shoeing, Ice Fishing and visits to a Moose sanctuary and Sami reindeer herder!

Not forgetting, great food (lovingly home cooked, often organic/locally sourced), a very high standard of Arctic clothing and equipment, very comfortable and warm accommodation including outside hot tub & sauna ALL included in the price of £1279 (see payment options below)!

Click this to check out photo's from the last trip

The aurora borealis (Northern Lights) is one of the world’s most breathtaking phenomenon and on most peoples ‘must do’ list at some point in their lifetime. The best time to see it in Lapland is Dec to Feb so we've picked a date for our adventure right in the middle of that ;-) 2012 has been a great year to see them as we witnessed on our trip but the Solar maximum (max period of Sunspot activity causing most Aurora effect on earth) is late with its approx 11 year cycle & is expected to happen around the end of 2012/beginning of 2013, when the best displays can be seen!!

We have arranged an amazing package where the activities are suitable for everyone – no previous experience or skills are needed – any training that is required will be provided as part of the activities.

This package costs £1279 and includes:
* All transfers to and from the Kittila airport (Finland) to the resort in Sweden
* All Accommodation
* All meals (3 per day) and non alcoholic drinks
* All activities
* All outer thermal clothing (Boots/trousers/coat/gloves/hat/balaclava)
* 7 nights accommodation (6 at the resort & 1 at Wilderness Cabin)
* Northern Lights wilderness night trek (they can also be seen clearly from resort)
* Snowmobiling, 2 people per machine (driving/passenger - can swap as required)
* Husky Adventure, 2 people per sledge (driving/passenger - can swap as required)
* Visit to and talk by Sami Reindeer herder
* Visit to a Moose Sanctuary
* Visit to the Ice Hotel
* Snow shoeing
* Ice fishing
** Flights are not included and the suggested flights are:

We would recommend for you, based on price and travelling time can be found via SAS

We can get a transfer from either Kittila or Kiruna so please ensure you select 'return from another city' to come back via Kiruna

Sat 9 Feb 2013

14:05 London, Heathrow

16:55 Copenhagen, Kastrup

17:30 Copenhagen, Kastrup

20:50 Kittila, Kittila

160.55 GBP

Sat 16 Feb 2013

12:45 Kiruna, Kiruna

14:20 Stockholm, Arlanda

15:10 Stockholm, Arlanda

16:55 London, Heathrow

138.00 GBP

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You can arrange slightly different flights/connections but you must ensure that you arrive in Kittila by 20.50 on Sat 9th Feb and have to be on a flight back no earlier than midday from Kiruna on Sat 16th Feb.

Please can you let me know when you have booked your flights and confirm the timings of your flights if they are different from those mentioned above.

The itinerary is:
Day 1 (Sat) Transfer from airport to resort, Briefing/overview of the week to come, Everyone issued with appropriate Arctic clothing for the week followed by home cooked welcome dinner (by unanimous agreement, the meals were delicious on last trip).

Day 2 (Sun) Breakfast, Split into two groups where one will be going Cross country skiing in the morning, break for lunch then taking a Snowshoe trek in the afternoon with plenty of opportunities to take photo's in the forest and frozen lakes. Second group will do it the other way around. Evening meal then relax, socialise, enjoy Hot tub & Sauna at your leisure

* Each evening you can enjoy the hot tub and sauna, walk down to the frozen lake for a great view of the Northern Lights if they're out, take the Cross country skis out on the illuminated track, chill in your room or socialise in the lounge, free Wi-Fi available, play in the snow, as you choose! ;-)

Day 3 (Mon) Breakfast, Magical Husky Adventure into the true wild frozen winter wonderland, Lunch in wilderness cabin (with much appreciated open fire), Afternoon return to base on Huskies, Evening meal then relax, socialise, enjoy Hot tub & Sauna etc at your leisure

Day 4 (Tue) Breakfast, visit to the Moose sanctuary, where the lucky ones gain refuge from being hunted, Lunch (included as always) today will be taken at a local Pizzeria, Afternoon we'll visit the Ice Hotel with it's numerous sculptures, themed rooms, church and chance for you to choose your poison in the bar!, This evening we'll take a trip in the jeeps to the deep woodland for a different perspective on the Northern Lights!

Day 5 (Wed) Breakfast, cultural visit to Sami Reindeer Herder with informative talk & great chance to photograph the semi wild creatures, Lunch back at the ranch, Afternoon trying our hand at some ice fishing, cutting out holes and moving around as desired (first catch gets a beer/wine on the house! ;-)), Evening meal then Chill time.

Day 6 (Thus) Breakfast, Snowmobile briefing and getting issued with kit, Snowmobile safari out into the deep wild winter wonderland, Open fire lunch at a hut en-route, continue in the afternoon until arriving at our wilderness camp for tea/coffee/hot juice, warming by the open central fireplace, sauna and chill

Day 7 (Fri) Breakfast, Continuation of the Snowmobile safari taking a different route back to the ranch (also through beautiful forest and over frozen lakes etc), Late lunch back at the ranch, Free afternoon for sledging, cross country skiing etc in daylight or chill, socialise, go for a lake or forest walk etc as you like

Day 8 (Sat) Breakfast, Free time, Transfer back to Airport all dependant on flight time.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the harsh climate & wild environment the itinerary may be subject to change at any time

Once we have sufficient numbers we will pick the best option and confirm the recommended flight times/numbers/price so you can book as flights are not included in the package.

To make this trip viable we need a minimum of 10 people & there is a max of 12

To secure your place, you need to:

1) Pay a deposit of £280 (You can RSVP on Meetup with an initial deposit of £99 to be followed by bank transfer of the remaining £181 of the deposit by end of March 2012).

2) Transfer the remaining 3 payments of £333 each by end of May, August and November.

3) Email [masked] after each payment confirming the amount, time/date and any reference code attached to the transaction.

uDare Account:

Bank: Barclays
Account name: uDare
Sort Code:[masked]
A/C No:[masked]
* Please use the Code: ‘arctic+Yourname'



As stated in the event details, Arctic thermal clothing is issued to you at the start as it does get f-f-ffreezing out there! Hats, gloves, trousers, coats and boots are provided It's probably best to bring your own balaclava but is not a requirement ;-)

Please answer the questions asked when you rsvp to ensure we can contact you when necessary & make the correct clothing/equipment and food arrangements for you.

** Email any further questions you may have to [masked] **


Check out this great video of the Northern Lights in their glory

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  • Zoë M.

    Wonderful holiday, amazing experiences, great bunch of people, who could ask for more?!! Thanks to everyone for making it so enjoyable and look foward to catching up soon :-) x

    February 19, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Wow! What an amazing experience with a great bunch of people - loved it loved it loved it - and yes we will be going back!

    February 16, 2013

    • Rohan

      My sentiments exactly Sue. it was a truely incredible week, I loved every moment of it, and realy looking forward to meeting up with the gang once again.

      2 · February 17, 2013

  • Mithun

    Alright. I hope all are set for tomorrow. I am already here in kittila and its -25 degrees here. So keep you layers handy. See you tomorrow at the airport!

    February 8, 2013

  • Jon

    Hi Everyone, I have 30 pairs of Hot Hands hand warmers at £12.50 per 10 pairs. These are the hand warmers recommended by Chris which he confirmed lasted at least 8 hours. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing in lots of 10 pairs. Payment will be via PayPal. Thank you!

    January 25, 2013

  • Jon

    Hi Sue,

    What was the brand of hand warmers Chris recommended?

    January 25, 2013

    • Sue S.

      Hot hands!

      1 · January 25, 2013

    • Jon

      Thanks darlin'! x

      January 25, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Hi everyone,
    We got some great tips the other night from those who have just come back from Lapland.

    What you should take:
    Hand and foot warmers. Not the reusable ones
    Tape for attaching warmers to hands feet
    Base layers - multiple - think 3 to 7 layers!
    Thick and thin socks
    Glove liners - you can't put the food and hand warmers on bare skin
    Board game or learn some card games - for the evenings
    2 pin European adapter Don't need:
    Slippers or indoor shoes
    Particularly warm evening wear
    Anything smart
    Booze unless fussy
    Walking boots
    Hairdryers - they are provided Tips:
    Don't wear too much for skiing or snow shoeing
    Wear everything for snow mobiling, ice fishing and dog sledding
    Take a day bag
    Read camera manual
    Don't need any money
    Snow mobile: steady through forest, fast in the open
    Dog sleds: when in the sled, you can use the anchor
    It's quite a long drive to the moose farm

    1 · January 25, 2013

    • Zoë M.

      Definitely getting very excited now!!

      January 25, 2013

  • Sue S.

    I have also added a file to show how best to take photos of the Northern Lights - you can find this in More, then Files up at the top of the page. The key is ISO400, tripod and atleast 20sec shutter speed

    January 25, 2013

  • Jon

    Hi Everyone! To get us more excited there is a programme on C5 tonight at 8pm about the building of the Ice Hotel!

    2 · January 24, 2013

  • Mithun

    Hi, Any one up to buy my spot? I wont be able to make it due to Visa issues! Let me know.

    May 12, 2012

    • Zoe E.

      Hi. I am interested in going. Can you let me know more details. thanks.

      January 20, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Hi everyone - we have our pre holiday get together tomorrow night at La Tasca and one of the guys who have just come back from the same trip is going to join us tomorrow to tell you all about it - getting excited now!!!!

    January 20, 2013

    • Sin-Mei

      I can't make it but can notes be emailed out afterwards with brief notes of questions and answers?

      January 20, 2013

    • Sue S.

      Hi Sin Mei - it's a social and a chance for people to meet so I am not intending on making notes - if you have specific questions please ask

      January 20, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Hi everyone - just wanted to let you know that they accept Swedish Kroner, UK Pound and Euros so no need to get money changed

    1 · January 8, 2013

  • Wolf

    1 week to go until the Jan NL trip, great start to the year this will be!

    * I spent a total of £30 last year. The only thing around to buy is beer/wine so maybe you'll spend around £50 on average. * Arctic coat/trousers/boots are supplied (used during activities and any time you need it outside of that too) * Recommend to bring a balaclava and thin gloves (to go under issued ones) (maybe hand warmers for time as passenger) on snowmobile as that is when it was coldest with wind chill - they have heated handlebars but can get cold when you are a passenger)

    * Camera tripod for best NL shots

    * (I didn't need it last time but) chap lip stick in case it's colder than before

    * Thermal underwear / Ear plugs / Eye shades / Swim suit & Towel for the Sauna & Jacuzzi

    - You should have emailed Saumya (Jan) or Sue (Feb) with your flight info by now. If not, please do & contact them direct if you have any further questions.

    Enjoy! It's awesome up there! :)

    January 3, 2013

  • Wolf

    Hi Guys,
    Not long now until your Northern Lights trip! What a great way to start 2013 that will be! 
    Ok so as per the event page, the final payment date of end of November is rapidly approaching.
    There is a variety of payment situations ranging from some of you who have paid in full already, some making the 3 instalments & some who have not yet paid anything due to jumping on board late.
    However much you have left to pay, I will need to receive your final balance by 30th November please guys ;-)

    Hopefully everyone has booked their flights (as per your relevant event page) by now! If not, hurry!
    I’m in Australia at the moment so texting or calling me is no good but do feel free to email any questions & I’ll get back to you within 48hrs ;-)

    November 25, 2012

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi, due to unforeseen circumstances I have dropped out so my spot is open. Please RSVP as normal or contact Wolf. Thanks

    September 6, 2012

  • Wolf

    Hi guys,

    There are one or two that have not yet paid the August instalment for this trip.
    I'm late paying our host company (again) because of that, so please anyone that hasn't yet, can you make your payments up to date
    Many thanks! ;-)

    September 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Flights booked! :)))

    September 2, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Afraid I will also be selling my spot. I have only paid my deposit so far. If interested please contact me on

    May 13, 2012

  • Sin-Mei

    Looks like I can go now!

    April 9, 2012

  • Vicky W.

    Sorry I have to miss this one due to work. Can I have my refund pls?

    February 15, 2012

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