Fulfill your lifetime dream of seeing the northern lights, have amazing encounters with reindeers, mooses, brown bears, red foxes or beavers. Fly by helicopter to the highest peak in Sweden. Pamper your soul and body with a traditional spa ritual and get the most of the photography tips given by Zonek Photography.

WHAT THIS TRIP IS FOR:

This experience calls your name not only if you like photography and want to learn from Zonek Photography, but also if you prefer to have him capture the beauty of your trip while you enjoy it! Afer the trip, you will receive a picture package with amazing pictures of your trip taken by him. So come along enjoy this trip if you want to experience an epic wildlife and nature experience in the heart of the Swedish Lapland!

TRIP LENGTH

9 Days

WHERE

Swedish Lapland

WHEN

1-09 September 2021

CAPACITY

6 persons

YOUR TRIP EXPLAINED

Day 1 – Luleå

Welcome to Luleå!

We will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to tonight´s choice: a premium fully equipped cristal bubble.

Once you unpack your things, we will pick you up to enjoy a wonderful 3 course traditional meal (veggie options available) and celebrate this epic trip!

Today we will have our first opportunity of seeing Miss Aurora. You can watch the show from your cozy bubble but we will be also taking photos outside if you want to join 🙂

 Are you ready?

CRISTAL BUBBLE

Tonight´s choice

Your first darkless night will be epic! You will enjoy your stay in a premium cristal bubble with private bathroom inside it!

Soak up the morning sun while having your breakfast served in bed. A premium beautiful experience to kick off your first day in Lapland.

Included: Welcome dinner & welcome pack, breakfast served in the bubble. Complimentary coffe and tea.

If the auroras appear, you will have the opportunity to watch them from bed. Sounds nice!

Day 2 – Jokkmokk

Breakfast is served right to your door! Enjoy a stress free breakfast in bed before kicking the day off by visiting Jokkmokk, the sami capital. You will get to know more about this ancient culture before heading north.

Next stop will be Muddus National Park, that will bring us plenty of photography opportunities such as wildlife and terrific landscapes. 

Keep your lenses ready for red foxes, reindeers, mooses, eagles and migratory birds, etc.

*NON INCLUDED MEAL: we will stop to grab lunch on the way.

At night we will go chase the northern lights for you!

Photography possibilities: wildlife + boreal forest landscapes + northern lights.

TRADITIONAL ACCOMODATION

Tonight´s choice

We are right in the middle of nowhere enjoying this amazing feeling of freedom. So tonight´s choice is a family run traditional accomodation in the heart of a boreal forest.

You can add a delicious home made dinner to your experience.

Included: breakfast, wifi, private bathroom

 

Day 3 – Kiruna

Our compass keeps pointing north! our first stop today will be the mining town of Kiruna. It hosts one of the biggest iron mines in the world and the whole city is being moved due to the mine.

We will visit the coldest point of the Swedish Lapland, which also happens to be a beautiful village in the Torne river.

It is no surprise that one of the oldest ice hotels in the world calls this town its home. You will have the opportunity to check the ice sculptures inside the rooms and why not? enjoy a refreshing optional drink in an ice glass.

After that, you can have a rest in tonight´s choice before enjoying a traditional sauna ritual.

You will be given a buck full of treatments based on the old Swedish, Sami and Finnish medical traditions. Follow the steps of the traditional treatments at your own pace. Enjoy the different saunas, the indoor pool and the outdoor hot tube! Have a refresing drink in the bar and enjoy this well deserved traditional sauna ritual.

After dinner, we will hunt northern lights. Every day we will go to different locations to get the most of our night photography.

**NON INCLUDED MEAL: we will stop at a delicious and affordable bufet to have lunch.

Photography possibilities: wildlife + boreal forest landscapes + northern lights

COZY CABIN

Tonight´s choice

A cozy cabin for your own where you can rest and feel at home after a much needed spa session.

Do you want to level up your experience? Add a delicious lappish dinner to your experience as an icing on the cake.

Included: breakfast, wifi, private bathroom

 

Day 4 – Helicopter over Lapland

Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? today we will practice aerophotography from a helicopter! we will be flying over glacier outlets, sami villages, mountains and valleys. We will also land in one of the peaks of the highest mountain in Sweden. Kebnekeise!

This is once in a lifetime experience!

Take in the amazing sceneray before jumping into the helicopter again.

After that, we will go chase wildlife as we go into the wild…

Stay tunned for reindeers, mooses, red foxes, migratory birds, etc.

Once the safari experience is over, we will head towards my home: Abisko. This tiny town is truly in the middle of nowhere and give us the best views of Lapland.

The landscape will change dramatically as we approach Abisko. No more boreal forest in here. Instead, you will see plenty of birch trees. If we are lucky enough, we will witness “Ruska”, the amazing lappish fall when everything turns bright red.  The mountains here are completely amazing and will stay with us along the way to Abisko.

At night you will enjoy your private cabin with amazing views. Get ready to explore this raw nature tomorrw.

**NON INCLUDED MEAL: we will recommend a delicious buffet lunch.

Photography possibilities: wildlife + aerophotography

COZY CABIN

Tonight´s choice

The best views are just in front of you. The huge Torneträsk lake or the impressive Lapporten mountains will wake you up every morning in this wood cozy cabin.

Make a coffee, open the balcony and let yourself enjoy this peaceful moment.

The cabins are equipped with a kitchen and bathroom.

Level up your experience and upgrade your cabin to a premium one to have a private sauna inside!

Dinner is not included, but you will be able to choose your favorite option: cook your own dinner at the cabin or restaurant.

Included: breakfast, private bathroom

 

Days 5 & 6 – Abisko

We will spend two days exploring what Abisko has to offer. We will get to see canyons, waterfalls and dramatic mountains. We will also hike to the purest lake in Sweden.

The water is so crystal clear that you can easily see the bottom of the lake. You will love it, not only the lake but the way up to it. The valley is known as the stone valley since is completely covered by huge stones from last glacial period. Amazing!

One of the nights, you will enjoy a boreal BBQ! we will be also chasing the lights both nights.

** NOT INCLUDED MEALS: delicious and affordable bufet

Photography possibilities: wildlife + landscape + northern lights

COZY CABIN

Tonight´s choice

The best views are just in front of you. The huge Torneträsk lake or the impressive Lapporten mountains will wake you up every morning in this wood cozy cabin.

Make a coffee, open the balcony and let yourself enjoy this peaceful moment.

The cabins are equipped with a kitchen and bathroom.

Level up your experience and upgrade your cabin to a premium one to have a private sauna inside!

Included: breakfast, private bathroom

 

Day 7 – Bear Watching

Let´s go to the Finnish border to wacth wild bears roam freely in the forest!

We will spend the night in a special hide all together to experience this special encounter with wild bears. If we are lucky enough, we will be able to spot even cubs. 

The hide is well equipped for photography gear!

We will share a light dinner in the hide while enjoying this experience. 

Photography possibilities: wild bears + northern lights

WILDLIFE WATCHING HIDE

Tonight´s choice

This is going to be an epic adventure! This is like a zoo, but the other way round. We are inside a hide waiting for the bears to appear and approach us.

They will roam freely and we will watch them from a safe wood hide.

Included: breakfast, dinner, bear watching hide

 

Day 8 – Beaver watching

What an amazing day we´ve had! Now, it is time to leave the hide and go have breakfast! I am sure we will keep talking about what we experienced tonight.

But the adventure keeps on going! After an included lunch, we will drive to Pessinki Nature Reserve. We will cover our faces and hands to make sure that beavers can´t see us. We will overlook the beaver-hut and, if we are lucky enough, we will see them active.

Afther that, we will go back to Kiruna and you will have some time to rest before our last northern lights chasing tonight!

Photography possibilities: wild beavers + northern lights

COZY CABIN

Tonight´s choice

A cozy cabin for your own where you can rest and feel at home.

Do you want to level up your experience? Add a delicious lappish dinner to your experience as an icing on the cake.

Included: breakfast, wifi, private bathroom

 

Day 9 – Transfer to the airport

It has been a pleasure to host you in this epic summer adventure in the heart of the Swedish Lapland!

We have seen northern lights, watched amazing creatures and captured the insane beauty of this raw arctic nature.

Now it is time to go through all the pictures we have taken together. And wait for the picture package including my selection of footage of this trip!

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS…

YOUR INVESTMENT

2.600 EUR

You book your spot by paying a 400 EUR non refundable deposit.

Inclusions

➤ Arrival & Departure Airport Transfer

➤ Accommodation (Double Ocupancy)

➤ All breakfasts, Welcome dinner, 1 Lunch, 2 Picnic dinners

➤ Ground Transportation

➤ All listed activities

➤ Welcome pack

➤ Picture package by ZonekPhotography

Exclusions

〤Transport to/from Lulea & Kiruna 

〤Travel & Medical Insurance (Highly recommended)

〤 Meals not mentioned in the program

 

YOUR HOST

This trip is hosted by the professional photographer Jesús Garrido. He has been featured in Nat Geo, BBC Earth, among others.

With more than 6 years of experience living and working in the Arctic, he knows very well the secrets of this beautiful part of the planet and is looking forward to show you around and capture beautiful memories of this epic trip for you!

Any Questions?

Ask away right below if ou have any doubts or questions. If you are decided to book your spot, let me know filling that form and i will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know how to book. 

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