Winter Retreat

7 nights / 8 days

Stockholm / Granö / Piteå

Stockholm is shimmering with frost and the surrounding waters glitter in the winter sun. Welcome to the first stop of your winter retreat. With plenty of sights and areas to explore, Stockholm will charm you. You can enjoy the buzz of the big city life or stroll around in the more peaceful areas.   The next day you will catch an overnight train that will be taking you up to the stunning North. Here you will spend three mesmerising days in the silent wilderness. You will be able to unwind while discovering just how amazing the Swedish nature is. After four wonderful days with relaxation and taste sensations you will leave Granö and go to Piteå where you can enjoy the SPA of the hotel or find out how soothing it is to float between two blocks of ice. Welcome to an awe-inspiring winter retreat in the harmony of Lapland.

Day 01: Arrival in Stockholm

Upon arrival in Stockholm a private transfer will take you from the airport to your hotel. Stockholm has something for everyone; if you are a huge pop music fan then the Abba museum is a must, if you want to get close to royalty then the Royal Palace with its museums is a warm recommendation and if trendy shopping is your favourite hobby then head to the hipster area of Södermalm. If you would prefer a guided tour then we would be happy to give you a suggestions and prices. Tonight you well stay at the urban retreat hotel Downtown Camper. Try the yoga net before you go to bed.
Accommodation at Downtown Camper (1 night)

Day 02: Stockholm

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in your own pace. After you can either book an appointment at the SPA or head out to see more of the city. If you would like to see more than downtown Stockholm and the most famous sights we highly recommend going for a walk in one of the many parks and do not miss a walk through the Old Town. We would also be happy to add entrance to the charming open-air museum Skansen, the world’s oldest open air museum showcasing the whole of Sweden with houses and farmsteads from every part of the country. Towards the afternoon, head back to the hotel to pick up your luggage and then make your way to the Central Station. Here you will board the overnight train to Lapland. Kick back, relax and prepare to be amazed why the scenery outside of the window.
Overnight on board the train in a private sleeping compartment.

Day 03: Gränö Beckasin

You will get off the train at Vindeln where a transfer awaits to take you to the your retreat in the Lapland; Gränö Beckasin. The hotel is situated right by the quiet Umeå river. Upon arrival to the lodge you will be served breakfast before being introduced to a guide. When you are ready it is time to get the snowshoes. You will learn more about the nature and the winters in Lapland while enjoying the tranquility of the snow-covered forests. When you come back inside a warm lunch will be waiting for you. You will now be able to check-in to your room for a bit of downtime. The peacefulness and will make it easier to unwind. When evening arrives, it is time to taste the local menu.
Accommodation in a standard room (3 nights)

Day 04: Into the wilderness

You will wake up rested and refreshed and start the day with the most important meal of the day, breakfast. After this an exciting three-hour dog sledding is next on today’s agenda. This excursion will take you further into the forest though the magical winter wonderland and ice-covered lakes. When you get back it is time to warm up and enjoy a delicious lunch. The rest of day is spent in whichever pace you want. In the evening, dinner will be served after which you might want to consider adding a northern lights tour. Ask us for a quote and we will supply you with more details and prices.

Day 05: Downtime

Good morning sunshine, today is your day. By now you will have noticed how the mind is calmer and happier. Start the day with your favourites from the breakfast buffet. This place does not only serve sensational food, its very location is food for the soul. Spend the day listening to the silence or by all means ask us for suggestions and prices for excursions. Either way, here and now you decide how you want to spend your day. Let the mind decide. Dinner will as usual be served in the evening before you tuck in for one last night in this Lapland gem.

Day 06: KUST Hotell & Spa

It’s done wonders being here and on your last day you will notice how much more relaxed you are. You are almost ready to head back to the daily routines, slowly. Starting with breakfast and then getting ready to go with the transfer to the train station. Here you will take a train to Piteå to enter a journey for all the senses, inspired by the glorious scenery and natural resources of the northern Swedish coast. Welcome to Piteå and the northern Sweden’s new design hotel.
Accomodation at KUST Hotell & SPA (2 nights)

Day 07: KUST Hotell & Spa

Starting the day with breakfast you are ready to discover Piteå, a place of contrasts, the archipelago, sea, rivers, forests and an amazing countryside. Maybe you would even like to find out how serene it is to float between two ice blokes? If a spa ritual inspired by the natural surroundings of Norrbotten and Swedish Lapland sounds more tempting then visit the spa of Kust Hotell (at an additional cost).

Day 08: Departure

As you enjoy the last breakfast of your stay in Sweden we hope you look back at the days in Lapland with a smile. Departure is accordingto your own itinerary.