Painted on the outside in the familiar falu red, the Lodge looks every bit the traditional Swedish retreat. There’s just one private, exclusive timber-clad room here that’s totally luxurious while remaining true to its surroundings. Inside there’s a huge central fireplace, vast bed, seating area and dining table. Décor draws from local traditions but also includes design classics such as a couple of Lamino chairs clad in sheepskin. It is extremely cosy. Although the furnishings deliver an unrivalled level of comfort there’s little you really need beyond the comfortable chairs and stack of firewood to replenish the fire.
Spoil yourself by dipping into the minibar for a delicious Dreissigacker Reisling or glass of Bollinger. Sit back and breathe in the unspoiled surrounds. Immerse yourself in Swedish Lapland and let your knowledgeable hosts, Eric and Jorgen lead you on a variety of exciting excursions. You can choose to visit the Arctic Circle, meet a local reindeer herder and have lunch with the Sami, go on a snowmobile safari or take a Nordic ski tour. Of course, there are Northern Light expeditions as well and photography classes guaranteed to help you catch the phenomenon on film. A few steps from the lodge there’s a clearing in the pine forest that makes for an excellent viewing platform. Whatever the excursion, you can guarantee that in the icy grip of snowshoeing or ski touring, a fire will be lit in the wild and the Swedish ritual of fika (featuring thick coffee and a sweet cinnamon bun) will get under way.
On your return to the Lodge, make the snowy dash to the wood-fired sauna to relax and unwind. Then settle back for a superb dinner, delivered by your hosts. Perhaps you’ll start with Sweden’s best caviar, Kalix, before tucking into local delicacies such as Arctic char, topside of reindeer or moose. Afterwards, sink into the outdoor hot tub for star-lit soaking.