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Classic Lapland New Year Celebrations

New Year Celebrations in Lapland

29 Dec – 2 jan 2025

4-nights activity package

New Years in lapland

Day 1 | 29th December

Arrival

  • Transport to the hotel from Kiruna Airport or the train station
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Meet and greet the team
  • We provide you with arctic clothes. Down jacket & pants. Winter boots, hat, and gloves
  • Dinner at Mattharakha Northern Lights Lodge 

Day 2 | 30 December

Discover the thrill of dogsledding with our beloved husky companions at Husky Home.

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Arctic, where our experienced mushers share their deep passion for this unique lifestyle. Embrace the opportunity to lead your own team of enthusiastic huskies through breathtaking Arctic landscapes, experiencing firsthand the serene beauty of untouched nature. Along the way, marvel at stunning vistas and the possibility of encountering local wildlife in their natural habitat. This adventure is more than just a ride; it’s a glimpse into the soul of the Arctic, guided by those who call it home.

Begin your adventure with a warm BBQ meal beside the fire in a snug tipi near our lodge. After dinner, we’ll take a comfortable minivan ride along the peaceful roads of Lapland, heading to the optimal spots for Northern Lights viewing.

This experience combines the thrill of seeing the aurora borealis with the chance to learn about the phenomenon and the unique environment of Lapland. Gear up for an extraordinary evening under the stars, witnessing the natural wonder of the Northern Lights.

Day 3 | 31 December

Experience Our Sami Culture and Reindeer Adventure.
Join us for a morning adventure with Håkan, a Sami native, and his reindeer in a traditional village.

Together, we’ll explore the enduring traditions and lifestyle of the Sami people. The highlight is a one-hour reindeer sled ride across the enchanting winter landscape, followed by a communal lunch by the fire, reflecting the Sami’s strong community ties.

Experience the northern lights from the top of Mt. Ednamvarri with 360-degree views

As the evening approaches, prepare for an enchanted evening at the lodge, leading to a breathtaking adventure atop Mt. Ednamvarri. Our journey commences with an exhilarating snowmobile ride, guiding us to unparalleled panoramic vistas of the Abisko Alps under the evening sky.

Throughout this magical excursion, our guide will capture memorable snapshots, ensuring your experiences are immortalized. As we return to the lodge around 21:00, a welcoming crackle from the fire in our exquisite tipi awaits you. Here, Team-Alex takes you on a culinary odyssey, presenting a five-course feast that encapsulates the essence of Lapland.

The highlight of our evening is the New Year’s celebration, where we gather to watch the sky illuminate with fireworks, enjoying the spectacle with a backdrop of Kiruna, viewed from the local ski mountain. This isn’t just an outing; it’s an immersion into the heart of Arctic beauty and celebration, marking the beginning of a new year amidst nature’s most spectacular show.

Day 4 | 1 January

On day 4 we’ll step into the magical realm of the original ICEHOTEL, an architectural wonder made entirely of snow and ice, alongside the pioneering ICEHOTEL 365. Witness the awe-inspiring Art Suites, individually designed by celebrated artists from across the globe.

Experience the novelty of enjoying a cocktail in our exclusive ice glasses at the beautifully carved ice bar, where every moment becomes a cherished memory.

Aurora Chase

Following the awe-inspiring Aurora Chase, where we venture into the night by snowmobile or minivan to witness the majestic Northern Lights, our journey leads us to the enchanting world of the original ICEHOTEL. This marvel, crafted from snow and ice, alongside the innovative ICEHOTEL 365, awaits to mesmerize you further. Admire the stunning Art Suites, each a unique creation by internationally acclaimed artists, and elevate the experience with a cocktail served in our exclusive ice glasses at the intricately designed ice bar. This sequence of events wraps up with a delightful dinner back at the lodge, perfectly rounding off a day of unforgettable Arctic explorations.

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