WINTER – LAPLAND CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE
ABISKO – 5 DAY
This is a must add to my bucket list … A truly unique Christmas opportunity !!
Glaedelig Jul means Merry Christmas in Swedish.
Experience a traditional White Christmas in Swedens Lapland, capturing the swirling rays of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the sky above.
Abisko is situated in the Arctic Circle and is known to be one of the best locations in the world to see the mystical the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Surrounded by the Abisko National Park, clear skies, crisp alpine air and virtually no light pollution, greatly increase our chances of capturing this phenomenon. Abisko offers you the best chance in the world.
David Still, your professional photographer tutor/guide will be with you throughout the tour. There is no need to worry if you are an amateur. David is committed to sharing his knowledge of photography with you to ensure you return home from your New Year photo tour adventure with photos and memories that will last a lifetime. His 1-on-1 attention to your photographic needs will set you up for your entire stay in Abisko.
This 5 day Lapland Christmas Experience Photo Tour is an opportunity to experience a White Christmas in the Arctic Circle in Lapland but to also gain knowledge from professional photographer David Still so you can return home with awesome photos of your special time in Swedens Lapland in the Arctic Circle.
On your arrival you will be welcomed by David who will assist you with your check-in, show you to your room and familiarise you with your surroundings to ensure you are comfortable. After you have had time to relax and settle in, in the evening we will gather to meet the group and discuss the upcoming adventures of your New Years photo tour. We will set off on our first Aurora hunting experience once we have provided guidance on the best possible techniques to use so you can capture great images of the Aurora. David Still, your professional photographer tutor/guide will escort you to a winter white wonderland location near the Abisko National Forest. We will be snuggled around an open fire toasting marshmallows while we prepare to capture great images of the dancing Aurora Borealis rays overhead.
In Sweden, the Swedes celebrate Christmas on the 24 December. This is the day that the children get their presents from Santa. Known as Julafton, your day will start with a traditional Swedish Christmas breakfast buffet where you will enjoy homemade baked bread and gingerbread along with piping hot oaty porridge. Today we will venture out for a snowshoe hike up to a vantage point with a quaint traditional Swedish church that overlooks the frozen Arctic Lake Tornetrask. This evening will be time to gather around a log fire under the sparkling stars deep in the Abisko National Park. Roasting marshmallows and savouring a festive traditional Swedish meal while waiting for an Aurora to sweep across the skies above. This will be a unique night to remember.
This is known as Juldagen and is a quiet day for the Swedes. This morning will be free for you to spend time with your special family and friends to celebrate your Christmas as you wish. The afternoon will be a unique Christmas day experience. We will depart on snowmobiles making our way down to participate in Ice-fishing on a frozen lake in the Arctic Circle.
Hopefully we will be lucky enough to catch some fish to bring back to barbeque over an open fire in the evening under the Northern lights in a secluded location within the Abisko National Forest.This is yet another experience that you will remember for a lifetime!
The Swedes refer to Boxing Day as Annandag Jul. This morning will be free offering you your last opportunity to enjoy the local beauty within the Arctic Circle. Of course if you would like us to organise any extra local activities for you, your family and friends, we would be more than happy to arrange this for you at an additional fee.
Your last evening will be a gathering at a snowy destination within the Abisko National Forest where we will treat you to a final evening meal . Imagine yourself roasting marshmallows on an open fire sitting on traditional reindeer skins under the star filled skies while we observe and capture the unique swirling Aurora rays.
Today will inevitably be a sad day when the realization dawns that you have to say your farewells and depart the Arctic Circle.
For a truly unique experience, sitting on a reindeer skin around an open fire toasting marshmallows, is a memory that you will treasure for a lifetime.
You will return home from your Arctic Circle experience on our 5 day Lapland Christmas Experience Photo Tour with photos and memories that will last a lifetime.
Tour Duration : 5 Days
Tour Code : A-XMAS5
Tour Start : Kiruna Airport, Sweden
Tour End : Kiruna Airport, Sweden
Tour Price : £1330 (16999 SEK)
TOUR DATES : 23/12/15 – 27/12/15
* Tuition and Guidance from Professional Photographer David Still
* 4 Nights Accommodation (Share)
* Porterage Of One Item Of Luggage Per Person
* Airport Transfers
* Transport to Destinations
* Snowshoe Hiking
* Ice Fishing
* Snowmobile Ride
* Authentic Swedish Christmas Dinner
* Accommodation has free Wi-Fi in Abisko Guest House
* Authentic Scandinavian sauna access in Abisko Guest House
* All international air travel
* Passport and visa fees, immigration and duty where applicable
* All associated insurances, meals and refreshments where not stated
* Any optional activities you wish to participate in
Style : Landscape / Lifestyle Photography With Adventures
Group Size : Minimum 4 or small group fee incurred, Maximum 10
Fitness Rating : Easy and fun
This is a Photo Tour of a lifetime so don’t miss this opportunity to experience our 5 day Lapland Christmas Experience Photo Tour and return home with a fistful of awe-inspiring images to show your friends and family.
To make it easier for you and to avoid having to carry bulky thermal gear from home, it is possible to hire warm thermal overalls and snow boots with warm liners. Add these first to your shopping cart then purchase the photo tour.
If it is’nt possible for David Still to attend and tutor on your specified dates, another member of the team will join you.
If you and a group of friends specifically want David Still to tutor your group, please email us directly.