Where are they?...
- 1. Winter Log Cabin Getaway in Päijänne Tavastia
- 2. Romantic Winter Cabin with Sauna in Päijänne Tavastia
- 3. Winter Wonderland on a Forest Farm
- 4. Aurora Lodge Escape in Lapland
- 5. Wilderness Cabin at the Reindeer Lodge in Lapland
- 6. Winter Log Cabin Escape in Värmland
Winter Active Accommodation - Log Cabins and Lodges in Sweden and Finland
Winter is a marvellous season in the Nordic countries, and one of our Winter Active Accommodation experiences can provide the perfect blend of comfort, relaxation and activity, whether you choose a catered or self-catered option.
Aurora Lodge Escape in Lapland combines comfortable, hotel-standard accommodation with a wide variety of optional activities, from snowshoeing and cross country skiing to dog sledding and snowmobiling. This can be chosen as a stand-alone experience or, if you are spending longer in the area, makes an ideal combination with one of our longer dogsled tours in the Kiruna region such as Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland. The Lodge offers a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with sauna available each night and a focus on local cuisine and is a very good choice for couples or for families with older children looking for a multi-activity winter experience with the chance to try a number of activities from a fixed base.
Also in the far north of Sweden, Wilderness Cabin at the Reindeer Lodge in Lapland and its associated activities is very often chosen in combination with one of our dogsled tours in the area (such as Discover Dog Sledding in Lapland) for extra nights, but could also make a good combination with the Aurora Lodge Escape for a taste of a very different kind of accommodation.
Photo: C. Pingi
As the name suggests, the cabins here are simple, but private, very cosy and very atmospheric, and as the location is a reindeer corral, it has reindeer right on the doorstep! In addition to activities such as snowmobiling and cross country skiing, the Reindeer Lodge also has a focus on the culture of the Sami (the indigenous people of the area), for whom reindeer are vitally important, offering activities with a cultural element including the chance to drive your own reindeer sled! The Reindeer Lodge is very popular as an experience for adults, but many activities are also accessible for families.
Both the Aurora Lodge Escape and the Reindeer Lodge experiences are located in areas giving very good chances to see the Northern Lights during your stay. The Northern Lights can be seen up until around early/mid-April, after which the nights become too light.
Moving further south in Sweden, Winter Wonderland on a Forest Farm is just 2.5 hours north of Stockholm and is particularly suitable for families with children of all ages, including young children. There are just two rooms at the farm and your local hosts, who have a wealth of knowledge about the forest and its secrets, create a very personal and welcoming atmosphere. Food is all home-made and prepared from organic and locally-produced or foraged ingredients, and as a very personal experience, a stay at the Forest Farm can also be very flexible. It is particularly popular for stays during Christmas, New Year and the February Half Term. In a normal year, there is usually snow at the farm before Christmas, with the main winter season being January to March.
Photo: Cathy Mulholland
With a similar winter season to the Forest Farm, Winter Log Cabin Escape in Värmland lies in the west of Sweden, roughly level with Stockholm and towards the Norwegian border, and offers a wonderful location for a self-catering winter holiday. Again, the main winter season is typically January-March, with snow before Christmas in a typical season. With three cabins located approx. 25m apart each sleeping up to 4 adults (or a family of 5 with children), this experience makes a good choice for two or more families or groups of friends travelling together, as well of course if travelling as just one family or couple.
Possible activities include snowshoeing, tobogganing and cross country skiing in the surrounding forests, as well as snowmobiling and dog sledding day tours. Guided ice fishing and fishing equipment hire can also be arranged. To fully explore the range of possibilities and attractions in the area (including possibilities for downhill skiing), a car will be required, but the experience is also accesssible by public transport.
Photo: Caroline Bennett
In Finland, we offer two options for active winter getaways, both in the Päijänne Tavastia area just two hours from Helsinki. Choose between our cosy Romantic Winter Cabin with Sauna in Päijänne Tavastia, which accommodates 2-3 persons, or the beautiful, traditionally-crafted Taina and Vesa cabins of Winter Log Cabin Getaway in Päijänne Tavastia, sleeping 2-8 persons. Each cabin has its own wood-heated sauna and winter activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, natural ice skating, kicksledding and ice fishing, with all necessary equipment available to hire and cross-country skiing instruction also available.
Winter in the Nordic countries is a magical time, and our range of accommodation options provide an ideal opportunity to experience a winter holiday adventure from a comfortable base and with the freedom to make your trip as active or relaxing as you wish!