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Scandinavia Only - a Specialist product from Taber Holidays

A specialist product from Taber Holidays

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Arctic retreat

At Arctic Retreat you will find something very special and exclusive in Sweden’s Arctic wilderness. As guests in this lovely boutique eco-lodge you will enjoy a very unique and authentic welcome.

A stay at Arctic Retreat is all about quality time – relaxing in front of a roaring fire, soaking in your private outdoor hot-tub, enjoying delicious, organic, local food, exploring your winter wonderland surroundings by snowmobile, dog-sled and snowshoe and rejuvenating mind and body. The isolated location of Arctic Retreat also makes it a fantastic spot for viewing the Northern Lights.

This holiday suits couples, friends and families, either as individuals or as a small-group gathering, as cabins may be reserved individually or collectively for exclusive private stays.

Day 1 | Arrive Arctic Retreat - Northern Lights Snowshoe Walk

Your flight arrives into Luleå Airport. You will be met on arrival by a representative from Arctic Retreat and transferred by mini-bus or car to the resort (duration approx. 60 minutes). This eco-lodge has a back-to-nature feeling with delicious home cuisine and warm hospitality in a beautiful river side setting. Sheltered by large trees, the traditional and luxuriously decorated log timber cabins offer an escape to another world. Check in to your log cabin. Dinner is served in the restaurant at 1830.

The Northern Lights are on everyone’s wish-list to see and tonight you have an included Northern Lights hunt excursion on snowshoes.

You will be kitted out with thermal overalls, snowshoes and a head-lamp. Even if the Northern Lights are elusive this is a great tour with plenty of time for star gazing and storytelling by the guide. During the tour you will also stop for outdoor fika.

3 nights GUNNARSBYN - Arctic Retreat
Meals included today:  Dinner

Day 2 | Snowmobile Safari - Relaxing

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the restaurant before your guide arrives to take you on a guided snowmobile safari.

You will drive along the frozen Råne River passing through forest landscape with all its different characteristics, from moors to thick snow-covered pine forests. Eventually, you will reach a nearby high mountain with a spectacular view over the river valley and stop at a wind shelter for fika (hot drink and cake). Along the journey there is a chance of seeing reindeer and other wildlife. Trip includes two people per snowmobile - one driver and one passenger - with the opportunity to swap around midway.

Return to Arctic Retreat for an outdoor lunch with your hosts, with the remainder of the afternoon free to indulge yourself with a warm dip in your private hot-tub. We can’t think of a better way to unwind and relax before dinner...

Meals included today:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 | Husky Dog Safari - Relaxing

Breakfast in the restaurant before embarking on an exciting guided husky-dog safari.

You will be taken by dog-sled into the pristine wilderness, over frozen rivers, marsh lands and forest - a distance of approx. 15 kms. During your trip you and your dogs will stop to rest for fika. Your guide will provide lots of information regarding the locality and nature and provide you with an insight into life in this remote Arctic region. Afterwards, return to the dog kennels to take care of your dogs - making sure they have plenty of cuddles - before returning to Arctic Retreat. Trip includes two people per sled - one musher and one passenger - with the opportunity to swap around midway.

Return to Arctic Retreat for another outdoor lunch with the option to add an Arctic Senses Swedish Massage session to your stay - enquire for further details.

Meals included today:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 | Homeward bound

Transfer to Luleå Airport after breakfast for your return flight home.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a cabin.

Departure DatesPrice per person
1-17 Dec 2020
4 Jan - 4 Feb 2021
1 Mar - 11 Apr 2020
18 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021
5 - 28 Feb 2021
Deposit Payment£400


It is important to read the Terms and Conditions which apply when making a confirmed booking with us. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have read and understood our terms and conditions, and agree to them.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled return flights with SAS from the UK to Luleå (via Stockholm) including 23 kgs of checked luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person. Taxes included. Pre-reserved seats available free of charge when checking in online 22-hours prior to departure.
    Alternative airlines available, please ask for schedules and prices.
  • Private guided return airport transfers by mini-bus or car.
  • 3 nights at 4* Arctic Retreat based on a log cabin with double/twin beds, private outdoor hot-tub, free use of the sauna (time slot to book locally), firewood for the open fire and tea/coffee throughout your stay.
  • Daily outdoor wilderness lunch and 3-course dinner which is served in the dedicated restaurant log cabin.
  • Northern Lights Snowshoe Safari – duration of trip is approximately 2 hours.
  • Snowmobile Safari for two people sharing a snowmobile. Duration of trip is 3 hours including the stop for fika. There is a supplement to drive your own snowmobile.
  • Husky-dog Sled Safari – duration of trip is approximately 3 hours including the stop for fika.
  • Scandinavia Only travel document wallet.
  • 24-hour emergency telephone assistance.
  • ATOL Protection.

Arctic Retreat (4* unique) – Luleå

Arctic Retreat, a Swedish Cabin

Tucked away deep in the forest at the foot of the Raven Rapid in the Råne River valley is Arctic Retreat. This is a hidden gem in Swedish Lapland that offers you a personal and exclusive stay. This eco-lodge has a back to nature feeling with delicious home cuisine and warm hospitality in a beautiful river side setting. Sheltered by large trees, the traditional and luxuriously decorated log timber cabins offer an escape to another world.

Arctic Retreat is locally owned and managed by enthusiastic hosts who want to ensure you have a warm and genuine experience. Their focus is on a high level of personal service through out your stay. Regardless of the days adventures, a warm dip in your private hot tub and/or a Swedish Sauna and a wholesome 3-course dinner await you in the evening. All meals are provided and are according to a set menu, with options to meet dietary needs, for each day based on seasonal availability.

There are three log cabins: Log Cabins 1 & 2 are newly built log timber cabins at the edge of the river and both have:

  • Floor to ceiling windows facing north for aurora watching
  • Private outdoor Jacuzzi next to each cabins terrace
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower in each cabin
  • Wood fired sauna in a separate building
  • Coffee machine
  • Fireplace and firewood

Cabin 1 : (smaller) has 1 loft bed room with double bed plus option to add a third bed. Maximum 3 people.
Cabin 2 : (larger) has 1 loft bedroom with double bed. Bedroom downstairs with 2 bunk beds. Maximum 4 people.

Cabin 3, the Timber Cutters Cabin, is an older log timber cabin which has been renovated to a high standard and has:

  • Panoramic windows facing the river
  • Private outdoor Jacuzzi next to cabins terrace
  • In cabin dining option
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower in the cabin
  • Wood fired sauna in a separate building
  • Coffee machine
  • Fireplace and firewood
  • Sleeps up to 5 people

It has a loft bedroom with double bed and 2 single beds plus a sofa bed downstairs

The experience is genuine in all aspects – from materials used, food served, to the local people working on site. A stay at Arctic Retreat is one that suits families and couples as well as private groups. The cabins can be booked individually or the whole retreat for exclusive private stays.

Ice Fishing from Arctic Retreat

Description:  Challenge the cold and metre thick ice. Try winter fishing relaxing on the lake with beautiful nature all around you. Your winter clothing will keep you warm as you drill a hole through the ice and set down a small lure to attract one of the local fish species. If you catch
a legal size fish you can of course take it back to the retreat where it will be prepared as an extra course for lunch or dinner. Fun and relaxation and warm drinks and fika.
Duration:  3 hours
Price:  £220 per person

Ice fishing in Swedish Lapland

Moose Safari from Arctic Retreat

Description:   When the snow is sufficiently thick, normally in February, the moose start a migration in the river valley seeking food in the vast winter landscape. With a little bit of luck its easy to spot and observe the giant animals in their natural habitat. We equip you with thermal
outerwear and warm hat and shoes and take off with snowmobile and sled. You will be seated comfortably in the sled watching for moose along the snowy trails. Stop for wilderness hot dog and coffee around the campfire.
Duration:  3 – 4 hours.
Price:  £220 per person

Moose Safari in Sweden Lapland

Visit a Sami Family from Arctic Retreat

Description:  A tour to Flakaberg along the Råne River valley to visit the Eriksson family. See their reindeer and hear about Sami life. Lunch included.
Duration:  4.5 hrs.
Price:  £295 pp
Excursion Code:  SORGORGIIM


This holiday is all about spending quality time together. We know that sounds a bit cheesy but this product is rather exclusive and remote, so there aren't going to be many other people around. There are just three lodge cabins, a dedicated restaurant cabin, a sauna cabin (shared between the three cabins), a main relaxation building (though you have plenty of lounge area in your own cabin) and each cabin has it's own private hot-tub on the veranda. Most of the activities are private ones, or as part of a very small group of people so again the focus is on enjoying one another's company.

This means that this holiday is perfect for proposals, honeymoons, special birthdays and anniversaries - or just because you want to do something special.

Yes. The cabins have an extra bedroom with bunkbeds so it is possible to take along one or two children. As all the activities are included, however, this holiday is not suitable for children under the age of 10 as they would be too young for the activities.

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