Sweden: Northern Lights Paradiso
Enjoy a front-row seat in Lapland as the Björkliden sky comes to life with the most beautiful show on Earth: the Aurora Borealis.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
You arrive in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. From there you travel to Björkliden, recognised among connoisseurs as the best place to experience the Auroras. At this high-latitude, it is not unheard of to spot dim glimmers even during late summer. During winter, the skies are simply lit with the beautiful, otherworldly lights. As you arrive at your cabin, you can’t take your eyes from the view… as far as you can see, you are surrounded by the Arctic wilderness, and very soon, you will be enjoying the Aurora Borealis.
It is one thing to enjoy the Lights from the comfort of a chalet, but quite another to venture into the wild. Abisko National Park offers great country skiing and snowshoeing. You travel deeper into the wilderness, where artificial lights are non-existent. As your eyes become accustomed to the low-light conditions, suddenly a slight glimmer begins to rise in the horizon. You stare entranced, the curious light grows and expands until the whole firmament is alight with the wonderful Aurora: it is a window to another world, to worlds upon worlds. Read more
You soon find out that dogsledding is the way to travel in the Arctic. The charismatic dogs love the movement and your sleigh glides swiftly across Abisko. You venture further into the Arctic and, so it would seem, closer to the lights. The delightful mix of movement and the dance of the Auroras are a perfect climax to your Lapland escape.
The Arctic Opens Up
Why are we so drawn towards the lights? Perhaps they are a cue for some great spiritual truth, or maybe they bound us with their beauty, simple as that. One thing is for sure: once you see them they remain with you forever. But they are just one of the many things the Arctic has to offer. Are you ready to discover it?