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HERO Sami Reindeer Sweden

Experiences

Adventure from Stockholm to Swedish Lapland

Best represented by its stark freshness, impeccable taste, and complex history, Sweden’s natural assets are equally spectacular. Peppered with thousands of lakes, freshwater streams and snow-capped mountains, this sparsely populated country is an underrated wildlife-watching destination home to wolves, moose and the charismatic brown bear.

When to go:
Summer May – September, Winter September – April

Your trip begins in Stockholm, Sweden’s fascinating modern capital boasting trend-setting restaurants, a vibrant night scene and a superb location in its island landscape. Side-by-side with brilliant nature and a tranquil archipelago, relish the ease to walk almost everywhere. Accompanied by an expert local guide, embark by foot on a panoramic city tour, explore the stunning city hall on the shores of Lake Malaren, visit the Old Town’s Royal Palace and Cathedral, stroll through charming twisting alleys and cobbled streets to get a real understanding of Stockholm’s history. Climb the 200-year old windmill for majestic sunset views and eat at one of the city’s best restaurants, Oaxen Krog. Not to be missed is Stockholm’s innovative food culture. Indulge in a gastronomic experience as you travel with your tastebuds through a selection of fine bars and restaurants to try traditional Swedish dishes and modern fusion cuisine.

Journey by boat to Gotland, the largest of Sweden’s islands with surrounding crystal waters and sandy beaches. Together with an expert archaeologist, take off-road vehicles to cruise around the island, discover its absorbing Viking history, witness stone-age skeletons and crumbling medieval churches. Wander the cobbled streets of picturesque Visby, the island’s only town and an intriguing UNESCO World Heritage Site labelled the best-preserved trading town in northern Europe. Traverse more of this magical region by foot as you explore Faro, a magnificent neighbouring island formed entirely from limestone rock. As a major creative hub and foodie hotspot, spend the evening indulging in Gotland’s finest produce before enjoying live music for some authentic island culture.

Fly north to Swedish Lapland, an utterly unique destination that has a first-class spot to witness the summer’s midnight sun and dancing northern lights. With a private driver, journey to the world-famous Icehotel, an extraordinary place to call home during your Swedish adventure. PELORUS can assure a truly memorable stay where you will enjoy fascinating guided tours, ice bar refreshments, and a sensational 5-course “Icedining” meal. Annually Icehotel is reincarnated in a brand new form with fresh art to experience – excitingly, there’s no telling what the new year’s aesthetic will be!

You will be driven as far as possible towards Arctic Lodge, before finishing your journey by dog sled through the snowy wilderness to be greeted with delightful roaring fires and a warm welcome drink. Well-equipped with reindeer hides, fishing gear and a powerful ice drill, venture out to a mesmerising frozen lake to try your hand at ice fishing. Learn about sled dogs and mushing before a thrilling opportunity to drive your own sled to a secluded wilderness hut and enjoy a delicious lunch over an open fire. On snowmobiles, embark on a safari towards a remote camp occupied by the Sami people – one of Europe’s few and indigenous people who inhabit its northernmost extremes. PELORUS will provide the exciting opportunity to meet with the Sami people, learn from their rich and ancient traditions and gain an insight into this overlooked culture. Discover the positive coalition between the local communities and Lapland’s rewilding initiative which has enhanced the region’s wildlife and led to local economic development. Catch reindeer with a lasso, feed them, then swap your snowmobile for a sled to wind your way through the pristine winter wonderland ensuing in a traditional Sami lunch in a Goathi tent. As their lives depend on nature, the weather and reindeer, inviting guests like you to exclusively witness their livelihood is an endearing and crucial experience.

End your adventure in Riksgransen Ski Resort on the border of Sweden and Norway. Experience skiing and heliskiing in this world-class destination which boasts over 60 mountain peaks and fantastic piste. With a professional guide, challenge yourself and venture off-piste to explore further into the snowy landscape. Relish dark Arctic nights lit up by the enchanting northern lights – one of Earth’s most incredible natural phenomena and somewhat otherworldly to observe.