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Nordic Winter Adventure

January 2023

Join us for a very special tour of Lapland, a magical place of pristine Arctic landscapes and snow-dusted woodlands. In this winter wonderland, the cold air is cut only by the sound of rushing rivers and panting huskies as they prepare to rush across this impossibly vast, white wilderness. Witness a beautiful part of the world where Christmas feels always close and learn how people in the North cope with extreme temperatures. This tour includes a evening at the ICEHOTEL and three nights in a glass igloo.

 

Signature Moments

  • Stay at the ICEHOTEL, Sweden
  • The aurora borealis is the best lightshow on Earth, so stay up late to see the Northern sky dance with green light
  • Be pulled across the landscape at high speed on the back of a dog sled
  • Embark on an exhilarating snowmobile safari
  • Try your hand at ice fishing
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 10 Nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Arrival and departure group transfer
  • 1 night in ice room at ICEHOTEL
  • 3 nights in a glass igloo
  • Snowmobile safari with ice fishing
  • Husky safari in Finland
  • Tromso city walk
  • Northern Lights cuisine cruise
  • Northern Lights snowmobile ride and ice sculpting in Sweden
  • Night visit to the Aurora Sky Station
  • Sami and Reindeer experience in Sweden
  • Winter clothing loan
  • English speaking local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Welcome to Lapland!

Arrive into the small airport of Kittilä and transfer to your accommodation, check in from 4pm. This evening you will meet your tour leader and group.

Each glass igloo has a kitchenette, shower and toilet. The windows are insulated and electrically heated to keep them from frosting. The kitchenette is equipped with a breakfast set for two, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker and kettle, toaster and fridge. In addition, the igloos have a radio/CD player, a hair dryer and a socket for car engine heaters.
At the centre of the igloo is a motorised double bed that can be converted into twin beds.
This evening, enjoy a group dinner at the accommodation restaurant, Restaurant Aurora Sky.
Accommodations: Levi Golden Crown Igloos

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Dog Sledding

After breakfast, start your arctic experience with huskies! After the safety instructions and winter clothing being handed out, start your 8km safari and enjoy the silence and beautiful winter scenery of Levi. Everyone will get a chance to mush their own husky team (one driving, one is sitting on a sledge). After the trip warm drinks will be served by the open fire.

Afterwards, why not spend the afternoon in Levi where you can enjoy the local restaurants and cafes or join more optional activities. Downhill Skiing is also an afternoon option!
Accommodations: Levi Golden Crown Igloos

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Snowmobiling

Today you will drive by snowmobiles to a snow white forest lake full of fish. Try to catch your meal, a rainbow-trout, by ice fishing! In case you are not lucky, the host of the lake has promised to cook delicious soup by the fire of his wooden hut. After the lunch the snowmobile safari continues round the fells to the summit of Levi and back to the centre.
Accommodations: Levi Golden Crown Igloos

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Tromso

After breakfast, board your bus to travel to Tromsø, 6-hours north across the Norwegian border. Tromsø, a city in northern Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It’s famed as a viewing point for colourful Northern Lights that sometime light up the night time sky. The city’s historic centre, on the island of Tromsø, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses.
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel The Edge

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Tromso

After breakfast, you are met by our guide at your hotel and brought outdoors on a historical and cultural city walk through Tromsø city. During this walk you visit the Polar Museum with your guide. This museum contains the history of the Arctic explorers Amundsen, Nansen and Scott. The walk ends at the Polaria aquarium and environmental centre.

The rest of the day is free to wander around in this Arctic capital - if it is a bit fresh outside, explore the lovely cafes & galleries.
Clear night - be sure to head up to the cable car and observatory to look for the Northern Lights!
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel The Edge

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Nothern Lights Cruise

After breakfast enjoy a free day in Tromsø city. In the evening, join a Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise in complete silence around the Arctic capital and enjoy the city from the sea. Take in the atmospheric arctic night over a local and seasonal tasting menu. On board the electric catamaran there is served a five-course taste of Northern Norway. Buy the drinks from the bar and enjoy the panoramic view of the well-known sights around Tromsø.

Sailing on board the electric catamaran away from the light pollution of the city you might see the Northern Lights from deck, or from the panoramic saloon on the second floor. The darkness of the ocean will reflect the stars and Northern Lights as the snow-covered peaks offer a majestic backdrop. The experienced guide will share knowledge from life in the arctic, the coastal culture of Norway and the Nordic cuisine.
Accommodations: Clarion Hotel The Edge

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Abisko

In the mid-morning you will make your way to the port and board the express service along the coast south to Harstad. On arrival in Harstad you will be picked up by our local friends for a 3-4 hour minibus transfer through winter landscapes to Abisko and Björkliden in Sweden.
Accommodations: Abisko Mountain Station

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Reindeer Visit

Björkliden is situated in an area which is a part of Sápmi, where the Sami people live and have been living for decades. How they herd the reindeers is one of the things you will get to know more of during the visit to a Sami village. During the activity, learn about Sami history and how they are living. It will be possible to feed the reindeers and be close to them.

It will also be possible to ride behind them in a sled. Visit a traditional lavvu where your hosts will serve traditional food in front of an open fire. Then head back to Björkliden, with the afternoon all yours to hit the ski slopes or make snow angels around your accommodation.
After dinner, visit the Abisko Aurora Sky Station. Abisko, in the middle of the Aurora zone, is considered to be the best place on earth to see the Aurora Borealis. With its fresh, clean air and its practically permanent cloud-free sky, the prerequisites in Abisko are optimal. More or less active Northern Lights can be seen almost every night over the winter months, however they can never be 100% guaranteed.
Accommodations: Abisko Mountain Station

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Kiruna

Take the local train to Kiruna and transfer to the ICEHOTEL. Wander around the ICEHOTEL and check out all the different art suites.
Enjoy a drink in the uber-cool icebar before settling into your snow room at the ICEHOTEL. Choose between two restaurants: The ICE Restaurant with an "Ice Menu" or the Old Homestead with a more traditional feel.

This evening, you will settle into your ice room for the night. Sleep in thermal sleeping bags laid out on reindeer skins on a special bed made of snow and ice.
Inside ICEHOTEL, the temperature is never colder than -5 °C to -8 °C, regardless of how cold it may be outside. Dress in warm thermal underwear, put on a hat and slip into the cozy sleeping bag. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet, morning sauna and towels are included in your stay.
Note: The ICEHOTEL loans you snow boots and for those who feel cold, onesie snow suits - both free of charge.
Accommodations: ICEHOTEL

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Kiruna

Today, led by local artists and using the ice from Torne River, let yourself be guided into the magical world of ice sculpting.
In the evening, dress warmly for a snowmobile excursion in search of Northern Lights. Dinner included at a wilderness camp.
This evening you will stay in a warm room, i.e. a normal hotel room and enjoy a good long sleep.
Accommodations: ICEHOTEL

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Nordic North Tour
Depart

Time to say good-bye to beautiful country and amazing new friends. Depart for airport as need for flight home

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Depending on group size some tours and excursions may not be private.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA
Single Occupancy - TBA

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of TBA is due at time of booking.
Final Payment due - TBA

*Any payments are non-refundable if you cancel after their date due, we strongly recommend travel insurance. Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate
This tour includes some outdoor winter advenuters such as snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice fishing.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 6 ladies
Maximum - 12 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Arrival and departure transfers outside of group time
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Kittilä, Finland (KTT)
Depart from Kiruna, Sweden (KRN)

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Lapland Winter Adventure
Levi Golden Crown Igloos

The glass-roofed Levin Iglut offer their guests luxury next to the wilderness: a view of the rugged fell landscape and the northern sky, high-quality accommodation and personalised heartfelt service. The igloo hotel is located on the slope of a fell at a height of 340 metres, and the centre of Levi, one of the most popular holiday destinations in Lapland.

Women's Travel Club Lapland Winter Adventure
Clarion Hotel the Edge

Right at the water's edge in the center of Tromsø is Clarion Hotel The Edge with its innovative architecture and reflected in the water surface. From here you can experience the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, Tromsø's cultural life and the distinctive Northern Norwegian nature.

Women's Travel Club Lapland Winter Adventure
Abisko Mountain Station

STF Abisko Tourist Station is the Swedish Tourist Association's northernmost residence located 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. You will find us in Abisko National Park with views of the Abisko Alps, Mount Nuolja, Lapporten and the large lake Torneträsk.

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ICEHOTEL

ICEHOTEL, in the village of Jukkasjärvi, about 17 km from Kiruna, was the world’s first ice hotel. After its first opening in 1990, the hotel has been taking guests each year from late December to early April. From 2016, they will be opening their doors all year round with the new concept ICEHOTEL 365, thanks to a new specially designed building run on solar power. It is certainly a unique experience, sleeping on reindeer skins inside the exquisitely carved ice rooms. Sleeping bags are included to ensure you are warm and snug during the night.