Abisko and Bjorkliden
Abisko and Bjorkliden are situated on the outskirts of the Abisko National Park 250km into the Arctic circle in northern Sweden. With great views across the Lapporten mountain range and the pristine Lake Torneträsk it has long been a favourite with nature-loving Swedes. It’s also considered one of the best places in the world to go aurora hunting with it being almost completely free from light pollution. You will find a wide range of activities on offer along with great food in the restaurant and bar. Bjorkliden is a great destination for those looking to combine the Northern Lights with a great winter holiday.
There are three types of accommodation available to choose, from stylish hotel rooms and luxury self catering cabins to large log cabins suitable for up to 10 people. All types of accommodation are available with the option of breakfast, half board or full board.
These 2 bedroomed, well appointed private chalets are equipped with kitchen including hob, oven/microwave and dishwasher. All chalets have a sauna and balcony and are a short walk away from the hotel bars and restaurants. Skiers are well catered for with purpose built ski storage cupboards. All chalets have TVs and individually controlled heating. Breakfast, half board and full board options are available on request.
These well appointed premium hotel rooms offer all the facilities and comforts required for a great stay, with single, double and family rooms available. Situated in the heart of the hotel these rooms are close to all the facilities, including the cafe reception area, sports desk and restaurant. Half board and full board options are available on request.
There are a wide range of activities on offer including:
Lights Over Lapland, Nightly Photo Tour
Join photographer Chad Blakley for an opportunity to see and photograph the aurora borealis in the wilderness of Abisko National Park. Provided with a high quality camera & lens you will be taught the skills required to find and photograph the magical aurora borealis. Even if you have never used a camera before you will have an extremely high chance of going home with beautiful aurora photographs and memories that will last a lifetime! Small groups ensure a very personal and genuine experience.
The Aurora Sky Station
Take this chairlift up to the world famous Aurora Sky Station. This mountain station offers one of the best possible views of the Northern Lights and the night sky. As your eyes gradually get used to the completely dark skies you will see more stars than ever before.
Whiz through the frozen wilderness and admire the snowy mountains. Your guide will take you to one of the pearls in Björkliden’s crown where you make a short stop.
Låktatjåkko Mountain Lodge trip
Travelling by Snowcat or snowmobile with sled travel up to Låktatjåkko Mountain station. A true must for everyone who visits.
Discover that it is always possible to learn something new, develop new skills and have fun at the same time.
Mushers joy dog sledding trip
Be a musher of your own dog team for a while! In Alaska, where dog sledding originated, the drivers of the sleds are called “mushers”. To drive a dog sled is know as “mushing”. Mushing is a great experience. Exciting, fast and fun way to enjoy the natural surroundings.
Alaska Trapper Tour dog sledding trip
This tour takes you back in time and informs you of the origins of dog sledding. Comfortably leaning back in a big sled, you get answers to all your questions concerning the reasons why yesteryear’s postal deliverers, explorers and hunters chose dog sledding as their preferred mode of transport in the winter wilderness.
Flights to your chosen destination are not included in your package. However we will always include details of the most suitable flights in our opinion to match your tailor-made itinerary. We cooperate with dial-a-flight to assist you in making your flight bookings. However, flights can be booked independently and through your choice of carrier which increases flexibility and allows you to continue to travel with your preferred airlines.
There are a number extras that we can offer to compliment or extend your trip.
Extend your trip with a stopover and explore the beautiful city of Stockholm from your base in the beautiful Elite Hotel Marina Tower Hotel. With magnificent views over the inlet to Stockholm, where the city meets the archipelago. Each room is elegantly decorated in natural colours, with a focus on comfort. At the Elite Hotel Marina Tower you will get more than a room for the night – it is a total experience at a unique location where the city meets the archipelago.
No1 Traveller Lounges
If your flying from selected airports why not start your holiday off in style with No1Traveller airport lounges. These award winning luxury airport lounges offer everything the discerning traveller needs from freshly prepared complimentary food and drink to wifi or even a spa! Contact us today to arrange your access and start your holiday in style.
Clothing and Footwear Package
The cost of buying the winter clothing recommended for your trip can easily add up. To help out Off the Map Travel has teamed up with Expedition Kit Hire to provide top of the range Northern Lights clothing and footwear rental package. Including all the recommend items this package is a great way to get everything needed at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy.
Dates and Prices
Our guided trips come in two types, set date trips and tailor-made guided tours, perfect when you have a larger group.
Set Date Trips
Each season we run a number of set date guided trips for singles, couples or friends to join. Our set date groups never have more than 6 people and you will always have a private room or cabin. Over the years they have proven extremely popular with our guests and having such small groups ensures you get a personal service throughout your stay. Whether you are a little nervous when travelling, need special assistance or just want the reassurance and luxury of a personal guide the set date trips are an excellent choice.
In 2014 we are running two Set Date trips
Tailor-made Guided Trips
We are able to provide guided trips for those people or groups looking for a personal guide. Our guides have excellent experience and knowledge of the area and have hunted and witnessed the Aurora on many occasions. They are passionate about what they do and aim to provide our guests with the best possible experience, often going the extra mile! Take a look at the highlights tab to read previous customer comments!
Highlights of this destination
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"A big thank you to Off the Map Travel for a wonderful trip. They understood our wants from the start and put together the perfect itinerary. The entire trip was made very easy for us, was great fun and a wonderful experience. Off the Map Travel went above and beyond in every aspect of the trip and we cannot recommend them highly enough."
"I was very impressed with the standard of care and attention given to the whole group, we all felt 'looked after'. I have rarely seen a company with such commitment to ensuring things run so smoothly, and even though there was a lot of planning and schedules were tight to fit in the amount of activities we had planned, it ran flawlessly. Even when the weather prevented one activity, plans were altered so that we did not miss out. We were lucky enough to enjoy bright aurora every night, which as the main purpose of the trip, was amazing!"
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