Nordic winter sports in Arctic Sweden

Sep 23, 2019 5:01:35 PM

Perfect winter week in the Skellefteå region

Burträsk is a small picturesque village outside Skellefteå, the southern gateway to Swedish Lapland and only half an hour's drive from Skellefteå Airport. The village centre is within walking distance of Burträsk Camping. Burträsks top attraction is undoubtedly the cheese dairy of the world-famous Västerbotten cheese with visitor centre.

Varied winter activities

The winter week in Burträsk does not only consist of some of the "must-do" activities for a stay in the Arctic, such as dog sledding, snowshoeing and an elk safari with the snowmobile. Guests also have a unique opportunity to try out some of the most popular Nordic winter sports. 

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Nordic winter sports experiences in Arctic Sweden

One day is dedicated to the typical Nordic winter sports. You will be introduced to the art of cross-country skiing, curling and/or alpine sledding. Professional instructors will help you practice. This day will not only bring you lots of fun but also the opportunity to get to know the locals and the lifestyle in Swedish Lapland better.

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Itinerary: Nordic Winter Week

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Skellefteå airport and transfer to Burträsk (35 min.). Light dinner followed by overnight stay. 

Day 2: Dog sledding

Breakfast. Transfer to a Huskyfarm (90 min.). 3.5-hour dog sled ride through the forest. Outdoor lunch and 2-course dinner back at the accommodation. 

Day 3: Winter sports activities

Breakfast. Transfer to Bygdsiljum (25 min.). Cross-country skiing, skiing, snowboarding or sledding. 2-course dinner back at accommodation. In the evening snowshoe tour with headlamp through the darkness.  

Day 4: Snowmobile safari

Breakfast. Visit to the Wilderness Centre incl. lunch and 3.5-hour snowmobile safari. 2-course dinner back at accommodation.

Day 5: Departure (or optional extension)

After breakfast transfer to Skellefteå airport. 
Alternative for an extra charge: extension. 

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Accommodation in holiday homes

The large, cosy and well-equipped holiday homes are quietly situated on the shore of the frozen lake Burträsk, which surrounds the family campsite on three sides. All six cottages have a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Three of the cottages are suitable for four people; the bedroom has two single beds and the living room has a sofa bed. The other three cottages have two bunk beds in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room for a total of six people. 

Product information: Nordic Winter Week Burträsk

  • Season: End of December– end of March
  • Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights (two optional days possible)
  • Languages: German, English, Dutch
  • Participants: 4-16 pax
  • Services: Accommodation in a large cottage with four or 6 beds; 4x simple breakfast, 1x light dinner on day 1, 3x two-course dinner on days 2, 3 and 4 (all meals incl. water and coffee/tea). Transfer, adults receive thermo clothes / winter equipment for the snowmobile safari consisting of a jumpsuit, shoes, helmet, cap and gloves (unfortunately no child sizes available).
  • Transfer: The journey by car from Skellefteå airport takes about 30 minutes.
  • Clothes/ Equipment: Participants must bring warm clothing and winter shoes. 
  • Optional: additional days (to be booked in advance) e.g. another winter sports day or an excursion to Piteå incl. icebreaker safari (prices on request)

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Burträsk Camping
Egbert Venema
Långåkersgatan 16, 937 31 Burträsk  
Tel. +46 914-102 87  
Mobil +46 76-777 14 07

Provider: Burträsk Camping

Burträsk Camping is situated in an idyllic location surrounded by three lakes on the edge of the northern Swedish town of Burträsk.

Destination: Skellefteå

In one of the few untouched natural areas in Europe, close to the Arctic Circle, Skellefteå promises magical and unforgettable moments you will remember for a lifetime. From dense forests to torrential rivers; from a summer sun that doesn't really set for 100 days to a spectacular winter that transforms the vast northern landscape into a rugged and adventurous area. Unique experiences are pre-programmed. Not to forget the activities and sights, history and culture and the mystical northern lights.

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