Head off to beautiful Swedish Lapland with Activities Abroad for a family winter adventure, tailored especially for you. Brändön Lodge is your base, overlooking the frozen Bay of Bothnia and you will have your very family own cabin in the woods, with winter clothing provided, for when you are out and about.

As a 'pick & mix' trip, there is a wide choice of winter activities on offer so you can pick what you want to do and create your perfect winter break. Choose from high-adrenaline activities like a hovercraft trip on the ice or learning to drive a skidoo before heading off on a guided tour. You can also learn about the flora and fauna, meet some reindeer, enjoy a husky sled ride or try your hand at ice fishing. There is so much to choose from, which things for all ages, from about 4 years upwards.

If you'd like to make your trip extra-special, there is also the option to add extra nights at either the famous ICEHOTEL® or the amazing Treehotel, where rooms set high up in the trees; each individually designed - for example there is a UFO room, the Mirror Cube and the Bird's Nest.


Brändön Lodge Pick & Mix


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The Brändön Lodge Pick & Mix is generally available for select dates in December-March. 

Take a hair-raising ride on a hovercraft on the ice! © Graeme Richardson

Take a hair-raising ride on a hovercraft on the ice! © Graeme Richardson


Accommodation is in your very own cosy cabin at Brändön Lodge, for a minimum of 3 nights. Each cabin has a living area, kitchenette, en-suite shower room and two bedrooms with twin beds. From the porch, you can look out across the frozen sea.

Brändön Lodge had a central restaurant and a total of 15 cabins, within 5 minutes' walk from the main building. Breakfast and evening meals are taken in the main restaurant. There is also a sauna and hot tub for guest to use (charge applies). 

Based on a 3-night trip, 3 breakfasts and 3 2-course dinners are included. If staying over Christmas eve or New Year's eve, a mandatory supplement applies, for gala dinners.

Extensions: you can choose to add the following to your trip -

  • The Treehotel - spend the night in the treetops in one of the amazing bedrooms, such as The UFO, Mirror Cube and Dragonfly
  • The ICEHOTEL® - travel north by train and stay in the stunning ICEHOTEL®.
Add on a stay at the Treehotel (this is the Mirror Cube) or the ICEHOTEL®.

Add on a stay at the Treehotel (this is the Mirror Cube) or the ICEHOTEL®.

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Learn traditional Nordic skills.

Learn traditional Nordic skills.


As a pick & mix trip, you create your own itinerary by selecting the activities that you would like to include. The activities vary depending on which month you travel, but may include:

  • Sámi reindeer experience
  • Cross-country skiing (min. age 7yrs)
  • Aurora hideaway dinner - hunting for the Northern Lights
  • Arctic astronomy
  • Full-day dog sledding self-drive (4 hours of sledding)
  • Icebreaker - boat trip on the Arctic Explorer ship, cutting through the ice.
  • Ice fishing
  • Nordic winter skills - spot animal tracks, learn about flora and fauna, learn to start a small fire and rustle up a hot drink.
  • Snowmobile tour (min. age 18yrs to drive a snowmobile)
  • Northern Lights snowmobile sled tour
  • Northern Lights snowshoe walk with wilderness dinner
  • Huskey sledding self-drive
  • Hovercraft tour on the sea ice

Cold-weather clothing is included for the duration of your stay.

In general, the minimum age for this trip is 4 years old but some activities have an older minimum age.