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(Reviewed February 27, 2015)
Goran and his team are all fantastic. They all go the extra mile to make sure guests are happy and have a great stay. Learning about life near Lulea and the local culture was equally important as the activities for us. We were really lucky to see Northern Lights on several nights. All of the activities were great. Snowmobiling because we had never done it before, and the ice was incredible. Keijo and his partner and their love of dogs was amazing, the route was really varied and the puppies very popular. Tommy the guide in the Nordic skills was a fantastic character too and made the kids day with a lesson around a dead reindeer....and his hunting tales. What was particularly good is that we were all outside our comfort zone at points and there was a decent element of risk but in a safe environment with great guides. Challenging ourselves was good for us and our children. We learnt enough to snowshoe and ice fish on our own as a family. Doing the activities in small groups and the size of the resort meant that we met lots of lovely families and the children all disappeared off to play together in the snow. It was a great safe location and the constant supply of coffee/hot chocolate and biscuits in the bar area v popular. As was the table tennis and colouring stuff for the children when they got cold. Improvements : Please make it clearer on the itinerary that it is subject to change. It didn't bother us, but there were some travelling with us, that were not happy it was not exactly as specified. Some things had to change for safety or logistical reasons. Don't discourage people from staying on at Brandon if there is room. We had a fabulous couple of days unwinding, having a sauna and borrowing additional equipment to do some activities again on our own.