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Norrbotten County

Our most recommended things to do in Norrbotten County

Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

1. Kiruna: Northern Lights Tour with BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel in Kiruna and travel to the village of Abisko. Your guide will get the fire started and prepare your BBQ dinner in a traditional Sami tent or cabin. After dinner, search for the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. With your experienced guide, find the ideal location to catch a glimpse of vibrant colors dancing in the night sky.  The location will vary and depends on local weather conditions. A professional photographer will take several photos and videos of the Northern Lights, which will be sent to you after the tour. Enjoy a hot drink as you gather around the fire to admire the beautiful sky. Hear a little bit about the history of the region and associated legends. Once the tour is concluded, you will return back to Kiruna.

Abisko: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour in Swedish Lapland

2. Abisko: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour in Swedish Lapland

Join the longest Northern Lights tour in the Swedish Lapland. Chase the iconic light phenomena alongside an experienced guide and photographer, enjoy a BBQ dinner, and benefit from roundtrip hotel pickup service from Abisko or Björkliden.  Start your journey with your hotel pickup and head over to feast on a delicious BBQ dinner, which will be served inside a traditional Sami tent. After dinner, get equipped with snowsuits and snow boots to ensure you stay nice and warm throughout the night and begin the chase for the Northern Lights.  In pursuit of the Northern Lights, the tour can lead to places like the fjords of Norway or the Arctic forests of Kiruna. If the weather allows, visit the Abisko National Park with a snowmobile.  Get tips and learn tricks on how to best capture the magnificent aurora borealis on your camera.  After your tour, receive a copy of the many pictures and videos during the night.

Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

3. Rovaniemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Rovaniemi to experience our incredible icebreaker cruise. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Rovaniemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theatre. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks at your own expense. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Rovaniemi.

From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

4. From Kemi: Icebreaker Cruise with Lunch and Ice Floating

Take a day trip from Kemi and experience an exhilarating cruise aboard an icebreaker ship. Stop along the way and walk on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy snacks and hot drinks in the cafeteria. The shuttle bus will pick you up from multiple locations in Kemi and after a drive to Sweden, your ship will depart from Axelsvik. After a quick check-in, begin one of the greatest adventures in Lapland, a sightseeing cruise through the ice in the Bothnian Sea. During the cruise, make stops to enjoy floating in survival suits in the middle of the Arctic Sea and walk safely on the frozen sea ice. Enjoy an audio-guided tour through all 7 decks of the ship via an audio guide application in 16 languages. Watch an exclusive 11-minute movie about icebreakers around the world in the icebreaker theater. If you get hungry, enjoy a cafeteria on board, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks available for purchase. The captain will present you with a Cruise & Swim certificate at the end of the tour as a memorable gift. When the cruise is finished, head to Kukkolaforsen, a Swedish fishermen's village, where a buffet lunch is served in a riverside panorama restaurant. The Medieval village open-air museum is available for a visit, as well, at no charge. After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive back to Kemi.

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What people are saying about Norrbotten County

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

It was just perfect! Starting from pick up to the very end. We had good food. Enough explanations about nordic lights. We got warm outfit plus boots which were absolute must out there. We found the best possible spot on the frozen lake to watch the lights and the weather was just perfect for such event. Just our group! Nobody near us. After 1.5 hours of full lightshow in the sky we warmed up at the campfire. One of the best nights ever for sure! Strongly reccommended.

It was a unique experience with great weather. Great, very nice guides. Delicious food and very nice souvenir photos from a photographer. All in all perfect. Thanks very much !

Great experience! Despite the fact that the day was quite cloudy, the guides managed to find clear areas and we were able to see the auroras.

A great, attentive team. The guide is as happy as us at the sight of the Northern Lights. The meal is delicious.

Magic ! A caring team that shares its passion for the Northern Lights with you