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New hovercraft ice tour in north Sweden

16th February 2014 Print

The city of Lulea, which sits on the scenic coast of the far north of Sweden, has some truly astonishing landscapes waiting to be explored. This part of the coast of the Bothnian Bay is home to an archipelago of over 1300 islands, which sparkle with ice throughout winter, creating a magical atmosphere.

Scandinavia specialist Sunvil Discovery offers the perfect way to experience this unspoilt natural wonder – by gliding over the ice on a hovercraft – a trip not available anywhere else in the country. The craft deftly navigates the ice-clad landscape, skating across the Bothnian Bay and, if the weather is kind, delving into the pack ice fields of the outer archipelago. The tour includes a two-and-a-half-hour hovercraft excursion, as well as free time to walk over the ice, plus an evening snow shoe excursion.

Staying at Pine Bay Lodge, a cosy, owner-run retreat on the banks of Furufjarden Lake, which is new to Sunvil Discovery for 2014, the three-night Bothnian Bay hovercraft break costs from £1,290 pp (two sharing), including flights (Heathrow), transfers, full-board accommodation, cold weather clothing and excursions.

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