From your magical, secluded base in the forests of Swedish Lapland sally forth and explore the unspoiled wilderness. Family-run and inspired by a love of the local area, this secret eco-lodge is a hidden gem, offering the best of back-to-nature immersion combined with luxurious home comforts and delicious regional cuisine.
The adventure begins immediately as the Arctic Retreat, tucked away in a bend of the Rane River, is reached by snowmobile, sledge or snowshoe. The setting, on a small peninsula, sheltered by large trees, is second to none and ideal for letting yourself go wild.
The lodge includes a cosy lounge and dining area kitted out in classic Scandinavian style. There’s a long wall of floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that face north and look out onto the wild landscape, perfect for siting and spotting the Northern Lights at play. High class gourmet food is prepared by a private chef.
Spend your days enjoying the range of outdoor activities with your own private guide, exploring the frontier land you find yourself in. During the long winters, go ice skating on the frozen pond or soul searching on a sled pulled by the renowned local dogs. In the short summer the ice melts and you can kayak on the river or fish from hidden beats for Arctic char and Atlantic salmon. Cool off in the warm waters or float silently below the Midnight Sun. As the year draws on autumn brings rich colours to the region as well as wild berries to forage for and grand auroras to hunt.
When the evenings close in and you retreat inside, cosy up by the free-hanging fireplace. Indulge yourself with a soak in the private outdoor hot tub sat on the cabin terrace. Or spoil yourself with a spa treatment (Swedish, naturally) and session in the wood-fired sauna.