Inland and island locations

Experience an active family adventure in Swedish Lapland! We travel to the frozen Luleå Archipelago, which has over 1,300 islands in the eastern Bay of Bothnia, which is home to beautiful, undisturbed wilderness.

Overlooking the Luleå Archipelago is Brändön Lodge, where many of our trips take place. Brändön is perfect for families, with a welcoming lodge for meals and social time, as well as individual winter cottages to enjoy for the duration of your stay. Activity sites are near at hand too: here you can take a thrilling ride on the sea ice and explore the surrounding pine forests and outdoor trails on snowshoes.

The frozen archipelago is an excellent location for a bit of ice fishing and thanks to the natural backdrop of lakes, inlets and forests, there are also opportunities to spot local animals like wandering moose and reindeer. Your Activities Abroad holiday to Sweden will take you well away from crowded resorts, all the way to hidden playgrounds at the top of the country.

Unique activities in unique locations

Ever wanted to travel on a hovercraft? You can at Brändön Lodge! Each of our holidays there either includes, or offers you the chance to add-on a guided hovercraft tour of the Luleå Archipelago, with a seasoned pilot at the helm. You’ll get a closer look at the Arctic fauna and flora as you head across the sea ice to a remote village. On the mainland, fans of exploring will definitely enjoy the winter skills sessions. Led by an expert, you make a snowshoe trip into the local forests, pick out hoof prints, learn how to build a fire, and prepare hot drinks – all around a campfire. For more animal experiences, you can go on wild moose safaris and head to a reindeer farm.

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Those seeking to further feed their need for speed will love snowmobiling or shooting about on toboggans and kicksleds. Additional entertainment comes with dogsledding, which is either included, or available as an add-on to every one of our Swedish trips. Children easily make friends with the huskies, and the rousing ride takes you through the most spectacular wintery scenery.

From forest floors and treetops to frozen lakes and seas, our family activities holidays in Sweden give you the chance to see the beauty of Swedish Lapland in all its glory.

Explore Sweden together

As far as family locations go, Brändön is one of the best. The lodge and its winter cottages are like homes away from home, allowing for quality time together. You don’t have to voyage out of your way to get to activities, as everything starts close by. Touring the Luleå Archipelago by hovercraft makes everyone feel like explorers in a sci-fi film, and the wildlife-spotting is particularly good fun.

The Swedish wonderland of lakes is rather special, and ice-fishing on them is a real treat. This is often a completely new experience for families, but don’t be daunted!

Our local guides can do this with their eyes closed and will walk you through the different techniques. Even if you don’t make a catch, having the chance to participate in this traditional Nordic pursuit is something you will always remember.

 

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Family holidays are so important so please get in touch and let our Travel Experts use their firsthand experience to help you make the right decision for your family. We’ve explored our destinations with our own families, we’ve slept in the accommodation, dined in the restaurants, rafted on the rivers, zip wired through the tree tops, played in the snow, marvelled at the Northern Lights… So please contact us if you have any questions.

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  • FAMILY SPECIALISTS

    Created by families for families

    Experience real adventures enjoyed safely

    Family friendly destinations and accommodation

    Maximising your precious family time

  • SHARED EXPERIENCES

    Family time, not screen time

    Family memories to treasure

    No kids clubs - Mum and Dad can play too

    Enjoy the company of like-minded families

  • INDEPENDENT

    Family owned and run

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    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos

  • TRUSTED

    We safety check every activity so you don’t have to

    100% ATOL and ABTA protection

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