- Food & Drink
- Design & Culture
- Cars, Jets & Yachts
By admin | September 29 2007
The most exclusive VIP experiences, hand-selected by Elite Traveler
Stockholm is perfectly placed for adventures into the frozen north.
The historic indigenous region of Lapland spans the borders of Norway, Sweden and Finland and is an incredible place to gain an appreciation of the Arctic. The Ice Hotel is the largest of its kind in the world and inspired the Ice Palace in the James Bond film Die Another Day.
Each summer the hotel melts through the warmer months and early winter sees a new hotel emerge from the snow. Every room is a hand-crafted work of art and offers a unique experience to its guests. For an exceptionally exclusive stay, choose the Deluxe Suite, which surpasses the other rooms both in decor and size. You will be woken each morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside, and after a morning sauna you will be free to explore the Arctic wilderness.
Tours can be arranged by skimobile, dog sled and those more adventurous can even take to the snow on skis or snow shoes. The resilient indigenous culture of the Samis is one memory that many visitors to Lapland take home with them. Of course the highlight of any trip into the far north is the chance of seeing the magical phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis. In the heart of winter, the Ice Hotel offers one of the best opportunities in the world to observe this exceptional celestial display.
Stockholm straddles a number of islands at the junction between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.
Exploring a little further from the city reveals that Stockholm’s islands are merely a small part of a vast archipelago stretching for 200km along the Swedish coast. Many of the islands remain uninhabited, whilst others feature luxury restaurants, idyllic small towns and old fishing ports.
To arrange a bespoke holiday experience in this captivating region, contact Nordic Visitor. Their luxury packages take in the best that the Archipelago has to offer, together with top accommodation, dining and transport options in each location.
The islands and waterways are at their best in summer, when those of Stockholm’s sailing and yachting elite also take time out to enjoy the sea breeze, sun and crystal clear waters. To make your visit that little bit more special, why not time it to coincide with Race Week, organized by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club. Based on the island of Sandhamn, the yacht club has established this annual regatta whose highlight is the Round Gotland Race. The two-day offshore contest journeys out into the middle of the Baltic Sea around Sweden’s furthest outpost, before returning to Sandhamn.
Executive Holiday Manager: Cecilia Markov
+46 8 525 008 54
Nordic Visitor, Gyllenstiernsgatan 13, 116 26