A Family Christmas Adventure to Stockholm & Kiruna
Snowy rooftops, flickering candles and the aroma of just-baked gingerbread: Sweden does a great job of putting you in the Christmas spirit. If you really want to create some unbelievably festive memories with your family this December, then this magical combination of Christmas markets in Stockholm and enchanting adventures in Lapland is just the ticket.
Your journey will begin in the Swedish capital, residing at a chic family-friendly urban bolt hole with tremendous views across the harbour. Stroll the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan, stopping off to purchase hand-crafted wooden toys and sip kakao in oversized mugs. Discover the notorious Christmas Market of Skansen to the sounds of traditional live folk music and scents of Swedish hotdogs, before gathering with a glass of glögg around the 130-foot Christmas tree on Skeppsbron waterfront, dazzled by its 5,000 sparkling lights.
Then fly north across the Arctic Circle to Kiruna to discover an authentic winter wonderland experience. Glide through snowy woods aboard your husky-sleigh until you reach your own private luxury hideaway lodge. Explore the frozen lakes by snowmobile, try your hand at ice-fishing, and perfect the art of ice-sculpting, as well as enjoying forest walks and taking part in many games of competitive snow-balling. Evenings are filled with gourmet cuisine and story-telling around a crackling fire, as well as private audiences with the breath-taking Northern Lights, which transform the dark night skies. Since Santa happens to live not too far away, your last day will be spent welcoming Mr. Christmas himself into your lodge. Watch the magic unveil as he shares his many tales with the youngest members of the family and introduces them personally to his team of trusty reindeer friends.