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Visit Arctic Europe II

Digital fam trip - Winter 6:
Piteå - Boden - Pajala - Ylläs - Muonio
1.-2. June 2021

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Discover Arctic Europe from home

Many travelers around the world have Arctic Europe on their bucket list, and we totally understand why they do. This trip will let you meet and learn from a selection of entrepreneurs from Swedish Lapland and Finnish Lapland, taking part in Visit Arctic Europe II.

We will start almost as southern as you can get here in Arctic Europe, Piteå. We will then take the road further on the Swedish side to Boden, Harads and Pajala before getting over the border to the Finnish side where we will get to meet companies from both Ylläs and Muonio.

All of this, you will experience from the safety of your home. Looking forward to meet you!

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 June 1 and 2, you will have the opportunity to meet providers from Piteå, Boden and Pajala in Sweden as well as Ylläs and Muonio in Finland.

The digital fam trip is aimed at international tour operators. Participation is free of charge. To participate you only have to fill out one of the forms below. Please choose the most suitable date and time for you. Registration is possible until May 17. The previous trips were all fully booked after a few days, so if you are interested you should register as soon as possible. The link to participate will be sent to you by mail shortly before the digital fam trip takes place. 

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Program

The program of trip 6 takes places on two consecutive days. You can sign up for one of the days. 

Day one - 1. June:
9.00 - 12.00 h (CET), 3-2 modules
Day two - 2. June:

9.00 - 12.00 h (CET), 3-2 modules
Note: Day 2 is the repetition of day 1!

Destination Piteå 

In the eastern parts of Swedish Lapland, you will find the glistening gem, Piteå. Piteå is a place of contrasts, the archipelago, sea, rivers, forests, and an amazing countryside. Sweden’s highest water temperatures are often recorded at Pite Havsbad on the “Swedish Riviera” – hard to believe if you heard the ice crunching against the hull of an icebreaker a few months earlier.

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KUST Hotell & Spa

KUST Hotell & Spa is so much more than northern Sweden’s new design hotel in the heart of Piteå. It’s a journey along the mighty Piteälven River, from the mountains in the north to the sea and archipelago in the south. Discover KUST Spa under the open sky. Here, you will feel the rich contrasts of nature against your skin. Unwind in one of our relaxation pools out on the spa terrace or take an ice bath and sweat it out in the dry sauna – all year round.

Contact: Carina Wiklund

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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 Boden

Boden is a small-town with a long history of integration with different Swedish cultures. People from all over Sweden moved here to work in the Swedish Army or by the railway. Boden’s two river valleys give the area its character and offer a nice natural playground, with attractive activities for the whole family.

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Arctic Bath AB

Arctic Bath is an extraordinary 12 cabin, floating spa hotel located on the Lule River near the small village of Harads in Swedish Lapland. Built in a circular shape on the water, Arctic Bath floats during the summer and freezes into ice during the winter, offering visitors a unique year-round Arctic wellness experience, with a giant ice bath in the middle, ringed with three saunas, a spa treatment room and hot baths.

Contact: Erika Bandy Jakobsson

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Pure Lapland AB / Loggers Lodge

Childhood best friends Eric and Jörgen have an unbreakable bond that has seen them follow in each other’s footsteps for the past 30 years.
Bound by their passion for the natural environment and desire to touch the lives of other people, their shared trajectory has brought them to a secluded corner of northern Sweden, right at the edge of civilization.

The story of the cabin predates the beginning of Eric and Jörgen’s friendship. It was originally built in the late 1800s as a temporary home for hardworking loggers as they transported timber along the rushing rivers and streams to sawmills on the coast. Now, their journeys have merged. You will be welcomed into a charming wood-clad cabin, swathed in a cocoon of crisp, clean air, untouched nature, total silence, and deep love for people and place. Five kilometers of forest separate Loggers Lodge from its nearest neighbor so complete privacy is guaranteed.

With a rich array of outdoor activities on the doorstep, tempting dishes on the table, and warm hospitality all around. There is no better place to disconnect from the outside world and rediscover the beauty of life, than Loggers Lodge.

Contact: Eric Borg

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Destination Pajala

Pajala is a paradise for fishers. Here you can catch trout, grayling and salmon in many of the lakes and watercourses. Visit Tärendö River, the second-largest bifurcation in the world, or enjoy the freedom to roam in the beautiful nature. Pajala is also a cultural centre in the Torne Valley region, with a vibrant theatre and musical life.

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Heart of Lapland

Heart of Lapland is the Eastern part of Swedish Lapland and consists of the five muncipalities Haparanda, Kalix, Pajala, Överkalix and Övertorneå. This is a region so beautifully unspoiled, alongside the ocean, rivers and lakes with mountains, woods and valleys surrounding. You may think you are time-travelling. Yet, we encourage you to take the time to travel through the treasures of Heart of Lapland. This is a place of rich culture and vibrant minority languages: Finnish, Meänkieli and Sami are all spoken alongside Swedish. You can explore our way of life in charming villages with friendly locals or in slow-scale accommodations nearby the last remaining wilderness. This Is a place with fascinating history and people eager to tell it. Authentic personality combined with great service. Heart of Lapland is a thrilling experience for body and mind. A blissful story.

Contact: David Lind

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Explore the North

Grand Arctic Resort - A great hotel in Lapland
Explore the North have taken the step to open a hotel for the first time ever, we have the lodges since before but when we found the hotel in the river valley and the great village of Överkalix we just couldnt resist. New renovated and with the quality and Explore the North hospitality we are ready to create life time memories and buisness with new guests and partners. Full service with activites, food and accomondation. Opening the 18 of December 2021.

Contact: Johan Väisänen

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Destination Ylläs / Visit Ylläs

Eight seasons. Seven fells. Genuine Lappish villages. One national park with the world’s cleanest air. Explore and discover throughout the year in Ylläs, Lapland, Finland.

Ylläs has many different activities to offer, variety of services, events and new experiences for you on your holiday. Travel and tourism lives strongly in the area and the local people are genuine. There is two different lappish villages in the area; Äkäslompolo village and Ylläsjärvi village. There are total of 850 persons living in the area. Ylläs and its people welcomes you to our lives!

Contact: Juuso Ritari

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Lapland Hotels 

Lapland Hotels and Safaris Ltd. is the international sales organisation for Lapland Hotels, Lapland Safaris, Lapland Ski-resorts and Arctic Incentives. We are the only contact you need for providing all the services for your clients.

Lapland Hotels is the largest privately owned hotel chain in Finland. The chain consists of 18 hotels in 13 destinations all over Lapland and Finnish urban cities such as Helsinki, Kuopio, Tampere and Oulu. There´s a selection of rooms, holiday apartments and cabins available in most of our destinations and special accommodation such as a Snow Hotel can be found from Lapland Hotels Snow Village in Ylläs.

The chain also consists of 5 Ski-resort located in destinations Ylläs, Pallas, Olos, Rovaniemi and Luosto.

Contact: Asko Antikainen

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Lapland Safaris

Lapland Safaris is a specialist in Lapland’s nature and the Lappish lifestyle. Since 1982, we have provided our guests visiting Lapland with exciting nature activities and memorable travel experiences. At the heart of our activities lies the culture of Lapland. We draw inspiration from the local history and day-to-day ‘Lappishness’. The stories and legends relating to these form the basis of the programs offered to our customers.

Contact: Asko Antikainen

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Kylmämaa / LappeanLohi

Family owned Kylmämaa is an experienced producer of Arctic nature experiences and highly experienced DMC. We provide wide range of safaris at Ylläs and year around ecoluxury holiday experiences at our own wellbeing resort in Lappea, about 30 km from Kolari railway station.

We offer a wide range of winter and summer activities, exclusive full-service private lake packages in the wilderness, fishing and river rafting tours and wellbeing holiday packages. Our well-designed Slow Holiday method combined with Finnish Sauna traditions, relaxing outdoor hot tub, a magnificent view to the longest free running river in Northern Europe and high quality, organic and local food will re-energize both body and mind.

We know the wilderness and want you to experience the true Lapland, traditions, stories and culture with us. It is our highest priority is to give you the utmost once-in-a-lifetime experiences and share the heart-warming atmosphere in the Arctic conditions.

Contact: Marika Kylmämaa

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Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Parks & Wildlife Finland

Explore one of the oldest and most popular national parks in Finland in the grandeur of the pristine fells of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in Lapland. Here the ancient rounded fells, once as tall as mountains, are still massive and dramatic. What they lack in height, they make up for in untamed splendour. In this day-hiking and Nordic skiing paradise, nature still writes the rules. The peace and quiet of the wilderness with the cleanest air and water in the world seduces you with breath-taking 360-degree vistas. It’s a magical place that entices visitors to move at its pace and rhythm. The hustle and bustle of routine life is quickly left behind.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is ideal for day hikes. There are 500 kilometres of marked trails in one of Finland’s oldest and most famous hiking areas during the wondrous nightless night when the sun never sets. Trails are well-marked and there are multiple circle routes to suit different kind of users. Trails are also open for mountain-biking. In winter you can go cross-country skiing on around 500 kilometres of ski tracks. or put on snowshoes and witness the life-changing display of the aurora borealis, the colourful Northern Lights that dance across the fell tops. Throughout the year there are open day trip huts available for rest stops.

There are several rental shops, restaurants and shops in close vicinity of the national park.

Contact: Heidi Siira

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Sport Resort Ylläs

Family owned company. We are operating the south slopes of Ylläs. Ylläs is the biggest ski resort in Finland. We also have Finlands biggest Bike Park. Ylläs Bike Park is open every year from June till October.

Contact: Milla Hiironen

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Destination Muonio

Muonio is surrounded by Finland’s most popular national park: Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Muonio is located at approximately 69 degrees latitude, directly under the Aurora Oval, a ring above the Earth’s Geomagnetic North Pole where the Aurora Borealis can be seen. During the Aurora season, you can witness the northern lights at least every other night.

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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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Registration

The Digital FAM Trip will take place on two dates. The program is exactly the same on both days, so please register only for one day. Please choose the date/time you prefer and fill out the form to participate. Registration is possible until May 17.

Participation is free of charge and no software needs to be downloaded. You can register one person/ company per trip. Afterwards we will send you a recording for internal use with your colleagues.

Digital Fam Trip 

1. June 2021
9.00 - 12.00 h Central European Time

Digital Fam Trip 

Repetition: 2. June 2021
9.00 - 12.00 h Central European Time