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Big chill, big thrill: Sleep in an ice-fishing hut and watch the northern lights in Sweden

Travelers watch the northern lights dance over the Aurora Village in Björkliden, Sweden.

Travelers watch the northern lights dance over the Aurora Village in Björkliden, Sweden.

(Chad Blakely)

Get big thrills and a big chill this winter in Swedish Lapland, where you can see the northern lights and spend a night in a traditional ice-fishing hut at the Aurora Village in Björkliden, in northern Sweden.

The tour, created by Off the Map Travel, takes participants to an area known for clear aurora borealis visibility. The insulated huts are on the banks of an isolated frozen lake.

Other tour highlights include “Lights Over Lapland” photography assistance, a dogsled trip and snowmobiling. Expeditions begin and end in Kiruna, in northern Sweden, with most flights routed through Stockholm.

Dates: December through March

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Price: $2,150 per person, double occupancy (single supplement $450), for a four-night, Northern Lights vacation. Includes all meals, accommodations for three nights in a hotel and one night in the Aurora Village in an ice hut, a Lights Over Lapland photography trip, dogsledding and snowmobiling. Airfare not included.

Info: Off the Map Travel

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