Northern Lights – Villa Björknäs & Cabins Self Cater
If it were possible for us to control the sunspot activities and hence the Aurora, we would set them to create these fantastic Lights every night all winter long! Sadly we can’t. — So the best we can do is to provide you with a Northern Lights alert during your stay, therefore we have a team of local Northern Light spotters around the area and as soon as they see signs of activity we will alert you approximately 30 minutes prior to picking you up and taking you away from any local light pollution to one of the best viewing points. And we bring an astronomic telescope for you to have a closer look!
Your accommodation will be in the cabin area of the Boden Camping. Villa Björknäs, which is a Bungalow complex that offers a few separate smaller apartments. These are ideal for a couple (maybe with a smaller child) or the like. For a larger party of say two adult couples or a family with adolescent kids the cabins offer a perfect accommodation solution. The location is close, approximately a ten minute walk to the town centre and the Central Lake (Bodträsket) neighbouring the local Cultural Centre and the Church. Guests can choose between a self-catering option or if you prefer, you can eat in the local cafes or restaurants. Some local takeaways offer a meal delivery service. Should we have an evening arrival, guests will be with be provided with a sandwich or light meal. Snack material and breakfast provisions for your first morning are also included.
Day 1: Wednesday
Departure can be from various UK airports for your flights to Lulea via Stockholm Arlanda. Guests will be greeted at the Luleå Airport before making the road
transfer to Boden, the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. On arrival you will be shown to your chosen accommodation. Our guide will then provide you with a short briefing and also provide you with the extra clothing you will need during your stay. A thermal suit, hat, mitts and boots. Depending on your time of arrival, you can then enjoy a light evening meal or a welcoming drink and a snack, after settling in to your lodging. There may even be time to explore part of the town before it is time to retire to bed.
Day 2: Thursday — Kick-sled (& Tropical Bath?)
You start the day with a typical Scandinavian breakfast at your lodge. After breakfast, at around 10.00 am our guide will join you before you literarily kick off your winter visit with a guided kick-sled tour of the locality. Our guide will introduce you to our town of Boden, explaining the towns origins, it’s part in the Great and 2nd World wars and how it how it became a very special place in Swedish folklore, he will also talk about the towns part in what is referred to as the “The Industrial Mega Structure”. You will also explore to the central parts of Boden, visiting the church and what remains of the old church town. We round the tour off your tour with lunch at the Norrigården Inn, an old homestead, where you can relax and ask our guide any other questions or explanations you may require.
The rest of Thursday is for your choosing. May we suggest you book horse drawn sleigh ride or make a visit to the Nordpoolen, one of the best Water Parks in the country, here you actually choose to swim under the stars in the outside penthouse pools!
Day 3: Friday — Husky Day
Today is Husky Time! It is time to meet the amazing Huskies prior to taking a wonderful Dog-Sleigh trip! Our mushing man will arrive to pick you up at 10.00 am and take you to meet your new four legged friends at the kennel, get acquainted with the dogs by helping to prepare them prior to beginning an amazing silent journey, taking you through the deep snow clad woods, frozen bogs and hidden lakes. During your trip you will have the opportunity to look out for the local wildlife, as this area is an excellent hunting ground for Moose and also as a popular winter grazing site for the rein-deer of the native Sami. You make a stop for a break at around noon when you will be served a wildlife lunch by an open fire. (For a supplementary payment members of your party can actually learn the basics and try their hand at driving a husky sleigh, naturally this takes place under the watchful eye of your musher. Once again when you return to your accommodation in the late afternoon there will be time for a sauna and some rest before dinnertime.
Day 4: Saturday — Snow Mobile Outing
You will wake up in the middle of a wonderful snowy landscape before enjoying breakfast in your lodgings as you see the low winter sun slowly rise.Our guide arrives with the snow-mobiles practically at your doorstep ready to take you away for a thrilling full day Snow-mobile Safari. The trip takes you over Bogs, over mountains, frozen lakes and through the silent snow-clad woods. You will take a break in a Snowmobiler’s cabin where you can rest and enjoy a pleasant wildlife lunch by an open fire. On your return you will see the sun set, with a bit of luck you will have had the opportunity to take a few photos during your trip of reindeer, moose and the local wildlife. You will return to your accommodation in the late afternoon when there will be time for you to take another sauna and relax before dinner.
Day 5: Sunday
Sadly today you will leave Boden; after returning your winter clothing you will be transferred to the airport for your return flights
Package Price: £ 810.00 per person
Children under 12 years, 25 % discount: £ 608.00 per child.
Prices are based on the minimum participation of two persons.
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