Come together under the Aurora Borealis

A new Arctic Northern Lights glamping experience has been launched to help families reconnect in the wake of the health pandemic

Available from 1 December to the end of March, the new ‘Reconnect Under the Aurora’ experience is the perfect way to bring loved ones together under the gaze of the Northern Lights. Created for families with children aged over four, the luxury 4-night break in Sweden includes stays in a new Aurora lavvu – a traditional tepee used by the nomadic Sami people – and a log cabin retreat deep in the sub-Arctic woods. 

Each 30 square-metre lavvu has been upgraded for this winter with a large Aurora window which delivers awe-inspiring views of the Aurora Borealis.  

With room for up to four guests, they also feature wood and automatic fuel burners to keep guests cosy during their stay. 

 “The new lavvu accommodation are not only warm, cosy and beautifully furnished, but also all face north to get the best views of the Northern Lights,” said Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel, which designed the experience. 

“The large clear Northern Lights panel incorporated into the side of the lavvu brings a novel connection with the wilderness, meaning you’ll never miss a second when searching for the Aurora. 

Kids aged four-eleven will be kept entertained by an expert Sami guide, who will teach them traditional survival skills, such as how to make Gáhkko bread, while older children will learn the art of ice fishing. 

 “The new itinerary is perfect for families with children over four years old, including exclusive activities available for the young ones,” added Cooper. 

“The Covid pandemic tore many families apart. We want this experience to be the ultimate antidote to help them unwind, come together and be a family again under one of the world’s great wonders.” 

This itinerary is created to give multi-generational families the opportunity to travel with exclusive use of all facilities, to allow for undisturbed quality time together.  There is a mix of adventure and relaxation to suit all ages. Each day is packed with an opportunity to explore, meet wildlife and enjoy special moments together.

Off the Map 
The 5-day, 4-night, Reconnect under the Aurora itinerary is exclusive to Off the Map Travel and includes two nights at the new aurora lavvu and two nights at the Arctic Retreat, private transfers, and meeting the moose experience at Cape Wild. And that’s just for starters, it also includes a snowmobile safari, Sami cultural experience with reindeer, a trip to the Arctic Circle, relaxation on a floating sauna, dog sledding adventure and a very special outdoor foodie family activity.

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