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Glamping in Arctic Sweden and an authentic Sami experience

27th August 2013 Print

For a totally unique experience this winter, why not try glamping with a twist – sleeping in a Sami tent upon the frozen Arctic tundra? Scandinavia specialists, Taber Holidays have added a brand new ‘Aurora Safari Camp and Sami Adventure’ tour including a night at the remote luxury camp in the heart of Swedish Lapland.

Away from all sources of artificial light pollution, it is the perfect wilderness setting from which to hopefully spot the Northern Lights. Guests at the camp spend the night in a traditional fire-heated Sami lavvu, complete with a proper bed and mattress. Food is organic and local and meals are served with high quality wine or beer in a special dining tent, where guests can also lounge and sit at the bar.

After a night glamping, guests move onto the beautiful Sörbyn Lodge whose restaurant has a reputation for being one of the region’s finest. Here they can take part in a full day Sami adventure including a snowmobile expedition along the frozen Råne River to Flakaberg where they will meet a Sami family. After hearing about their way of life and seeing their reindeer guests will be served a typical Sami lunch in a wooden tee-pee around an open fire alongside the beautiful Gorgim Lake. On return to Sörbyn Lodge guests can either enjoy a traditional wood-fired sauna, or for those feeling a little more adventurous, take a refreshing dip in the frozen lake through a specially cut ice hole!

A number of optional excursions are also available including a moose safari by car or snowmobile, snow shoe walk through the forest, cross country skiing in the beautiful Råne region, ice fishing and husky sledding.

Prices for this four-night trip start at £1,975pp and include flights from London Heathrow to Luleå via Stockholm, transfers, the Sami Adventure, one night at the Aurora Safari Camp in a lavvu and three nights at Sörbyn Lodge. Based on two sharing. Departs daily from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014. The final night at Sörbyn can also be changed for a night in the unique and fascinating Treehotel in nearby Harads.

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