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Digital fam trip - Winter 5:
The Arctic Route Luleå - Kiruna - Abisko - Björkliden - Riksgränsen - Narvik - Målselv
4.-5. May 2021

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Online experiences for tour operators

The digital fam trip is a webinar in which a region or company presents its activities and services virtually via authentic, pre-produced videos. On May 4 and 5, you will have the opportunity to meet providers from Luleå, Kiruna, Abisko, Björkliden and Riksgränsen in Sweden as well as Narvik and Målselv in Norway.

The digital fam trip is aimed at international tour operators. Participation is free of charge. To participate you only have to fill out the form below. Registration is possible until April 5. The link to participate will be sent to you by mail shortly before the digital fam trip takes place. 

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Program

Day 1, Tuesday, 4. May 2021

Morning session:
9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time)
Repetition/ Afternoon session:
13.00 - 16.00 (CET, Central European time),

2 breaks of 15 minutes in between
detailed program follows

Day 2, Wednesday, 5. May 2021

Morning session:
9.00 - 12.00 (CET, Central European time)
Repetition/ Afternoon session:
13.00 - 16.00 (CET, Central European time),

2 breaks of 15 minutes in between
detailed program follows

Destination Luleå / Luleå Business Region

Luleå is the largest city in Swedish Lapland located close to the world’s largest brackish water archipelago with 1,312 islands, rivers and vast forestland. Luleå offers a wide range of shopping, entertainment, night-life and many White Guide listed restaurants. The seasonal contrasts vary from snow, cold temperatures and a frozen sea in winter – to sunshine, warmth and midnight sunlight in summer.

Luleå Business Region is the local DMO and Convention Bureau for Luleå destination and takes care of the communication with DMCs, Incoming agencies, tour operators and travel agents and all B2B, Travel Trade or press related questions. Luleå Business Region is responsible for the Luleå destination website www.visitlulea.se and is also a part of the regional international destination Swedish Lapland.

Contact: Karin Åberg

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Bussring AS / The Arctic Route

The Arctic Route is a collaboration between Bussring, SJ and Eskelisen Lapin Linjat. It is a safe, reliable and comfortable way of coach travel to new adventures and unforgettable memories. The bus routes make it easier for visitors to travel around the various destinations in the Arctic region, either one way or for a return round trip. Partner companies offer a wide range of experiences such as dog sledding, traditional food and drink, wildlife safaris, accommodation and much more.

Contact: Trond Arne Kongsli

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Brändön Lodge & Pine Bay Lodge

Brändön Lodge & Pine Bay Lodge are two small and personal lodges on the edge of the Bothnian Sea just north of Luleå. Offering meals and a variety of activities in summer, winter and autumn. Accommodation in hotel rooms or wooden cabins. The lodges are situated only 25-30 minutes away from Luleå Airport, transfers can be arranged.

Contact: Göran Viden

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Hilding Hotell AB / Clarion Hotel Sense

Clarion Hotel Sense is a 4 star hotel and newly built in the best possible city location wirh restaurant and Sky Bar with panoramic views. The hotel has an international character and atmosphere with an environmental focus. It offers spa, gym, pool, all-seasons sauna and a relaxation area.

Contact: Nina Wikstedt

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Elite Stadshotellet Luleå

This classic hotel, dating back to 1903, has a majestic entrance hall and an impressive banquet room in a French Renaissance style and is situated in the centre of Luleå. It has resplendent rooms, a gym, restaurant, gastropub and parking.

Contact: Annica Öhman

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TravelCo - Arctic Retreat

Tucked away deep in the forest at the foot of the Raven Rapid in the Råne River valley is Arctic Retreat. Owned by a local family, Arctic Retreat is a hidden gem in Swedish Lapland that offers a personal and exclusive stay. The eco-lodge has a back to nature feeling with delicious home cuisine, warm hospitality in a beautiful river side setting. Arctic Retreat is an all-Inclusive resort that suits families and couples as well as private groups. The three cabins can be booked individually or the whole site for exclusive private stays.

Contact: Graeme Richardson

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Gällivare

Gällivare is a small Arctic town 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. It has one foot in the mountain world and the other one in the countryside with the World Heritage Site Laponia. It includes national parks Sarek, Padjelanta, Stora Sjöfallet and Muddus, as well as parts of Sjaunja and Stubba nature reserves.

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Destination Kiruna / Kiruna Lapland

Kiruna has quite an extraordinary geographical location on latitude 68° N. Located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, Kiruna is home to ancient Sámi culture, Abisko National Park, Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise, the world's largest underground iron-ore mine, different ski resorts and the popular ICEHOTEL in the small village of Jukkasjärvi.

Kiruna Lappland Economic Association is an organisation with the goal to promote Kiruna in Swedish Lapland around the world and to develop the travel industry within Kiruna. The association has about 120 members primarily from the visiting industry and is also running the authorized Tourist Center.

Contact: Louise Johansson

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Camp Ripan AB

Camp Ripan is a family-owned company and is passionate about highlighting everything that makes the northernmost part of Sweden so fantastic: the meeting of the different cultures, the majestic nature and the availability of local wild produce that visitors can experience in the own restaurant. Camp Ripan is located in Kiruna, which offers the visitor a lot, from a majestic mountain landscape to exciting architectural history, from the midnight sun to northern lights, from snowy winter dog sled tours to summertime Icelandic horseback riding tours, and everything in between.

Contact: Ida Johansson

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ICEHOTEL

THE ICEHOTEL located in Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland is the first and largest hotel build from snow and ice worldwide. For 30 years, the spectacular icehotel delights its guests with brand new, inspiring art decorations for approximately five month during winter time. Each winter the icehotel features 15-20 standard ice rooms as well as several art suites with unique handmade design. Since 2016 Icehotel offers year-round experiences enabled by the opening of Icehotel 365. On 2,100 square metres guests find an ice art hall that houses Art and Deluxe Suites and ice bar and an experience room.

Contact: Mikael Dahlberg

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Fjällguiden Ab Arctic Safaris

Inspired by adventures in a mountain environment between the northern parts of Sweden and Norway, Arctic Safaris Fjällguiden AB started its operations in 1989. They organize different kinds of adventures and experiences, for instance, snowmobile and dogsledding safaris in northern Sweden with having Riksgränsen/ Björkliden and Kiruna as the base of their snowmobile rental. With more than thirty years of experience and local knowhow, memorable adventures are guaranteed.

Contact: Maths Johansson

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Destination Abisko

Abisko is approximately 100 km west of the town of Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. It is located about 200 km into the Arctic circle and frequently lies within the auroral oval, meaning that chances of seeing the Northern Lights are very high. In the summer you can experience the midnight sun with 24 hours of sun light for a number of weeks a year.

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STF Abisko Tourist Station

STF Abisko Turiststation is at the heart of Abisko National Park, where you can experience northern lights, midnight sun, hiking and skiing. Stay in a hotel, hostel, or cabin. Iconic sights: Kungsleden, Lapporten, STF Aurora Sky Station and Mount Nuolja.

Contact: Johan Martin Sterneryd

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Björkliden

Nestled in the mountains of the Arctic, Björkliden is the destination for people wanting to experience the wilderness of Swedish Lapland. Famed for its skiing and Northern Lights Björkliden has now become an all year round destination offering activities throughout the year. The destination of Abisko is also just a short journey away making it a great place to combine many different activities.

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Riksgränsen

Riksgränsen is Sweden’s northernmost and most legendary ski resort with natural snow and varied skiing terrain, on both the piste and off-piste. It is situated on the border of Sweden and Norway. This is the last outpost, and when the blizzards reign, also where the road ends. Nevertheless, the train stop is less than one hundred metres from the hotel and the ski lifts’ base station.

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Lapland Resorts

Lapland Resorts AB operates the resorts Björkliden Fjällby and Riksgränsen. The highest located mountain lodge in Sweden at 1228 meters above sea level – Låktatjåkko, also a popular destination, which is also a part of the resort. Lapland Resorts AB offers mountain experiences from family friendly to adventurous in three of the most famous and spectacular ski resorts in Sweden.

Contact: Christophe Risenius

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Destination Narvik / Visit Narvik

The city of Narvik is located in Northern Norway, and it is surrounded by majestic nature. Tall mountains soar above the blue Ofotfjord, and they are perfect for hiking and skiing. In winter the northern lights dance across the night sky, while the midnight sun ensures long, bright summer nights.

Visit Narvik AS is a destination company collaborating with 6 municipalities and over 70 activity providers. The company was established as Visit Narvik in 2012 and was Destination Narvik 10 years before Visit Narvik was established. Our tourist information and the companies headquarter are in Narvik city centre.

Contact: Thomas Berg-Nilsen

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Narvikfjellet AS

Welcome to Narvikfjellet, a unique venue both during the summer and during the winter, surrounded by majestic mountains and deep fjords. At the foot of the mountain you find Narvik city, which turns Narvikfjellet into Norway's most urban mountain resorts. We offer a variety of experiences, both for family, friends, ski touring enthusiasts, bike enthusiasts, and active alpine skiers/snowboarders.

Contact: Linda Bogholm Kolloen

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Quality Hotel Grand Royal

Quality Hotel Grand Royal is a cosy accommodation in a shopping area of Narvik, a few steps from The Nordland Red Cross War Memorial Museum. The venue features a bowling alley, a flat screen TV and a bar, as well as a top-floor restaurant. The hotel is 4 km from FUNNhytta, while Old Post Office is 1 km away. The city centre is also 1 km away. The property is situated close to Heis 1.

Contact: Therese Langbakk

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Målselv

The deep woods and mountains of Målselv lie just a short hour drive south of Tromsø. With narrow rivers and open mountain plateaus, Målselv has the typical Northern Norwegian inland landscape and offers excellent hiking opportunities, well fitted for both families and more extreme hikers. During winter there’s a selection of activities to participate in such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, moose safaris or reindeer sledding. Furthermore the region enables getting knowledge about Northern Norwegian and Sami culture up close and personal.

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Målselv Fjellandsby

Målselv Fjellandsby is a north Norwegian mountain resort located on 360 m above the sea level. The alpine destination is closely located to Bardufoss International Airport and the city of Tromsø can be reached in a 2-hour drive. Målselv Fjellandsby offers fantastic paronama views and high standard accommodation in apartments and cabins that are located in the middle of the ski slopes. The arctic resort is the perfect place for outdoor adventures, all kinds of skiing activities, husky and snowmobile safaris, sami experiences and much more.

Contact: Lena-Elise Trulssen

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Sign up for the repetition of the digital fam trip in the afternoon

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Digital Fam Trip

Morning session: 9 - 12 h, Central European time - fully booked
Afternoon session/ repetition: 13 - 16 h, Central European time - register now

We are pleased about your interest in participating in the VAE II digital fam trips. Due to the high demand, we are happy to be able to offer afternoon sessions on the same days. Registration for the afternoon session is open.