Enjoy a luxury snowy honeymoon in Sweden combining Stockholm and Are.
This City & Mountain honeymoon will take you Sweden combining Stockholm and ski resort of Are. You will be staying in luxurious and romantic accommodation on this twin centre break. In Stockholm you will be staying in design hotel Nordic Light, which is one of the city’s most stylish hotels. Stay in the capital for 2 nights and enjoy what the city has to offer. Stockholm is one of the most charming capitals of Europe, which is easy to explore by foot. Each part of the city is different, so those in search of more hidden gems should boldly venture further away from Drottningsgatan and let the underground carry them away from the city centre.
After city stay, continue north to the ski resort of Are. Alpine destination Are is of top international class and is one of the Nordic region’s most frequented holiday destinations. It is the only ski resort in Sweden with a genuine Alpine atmosphere but Are is not only about skiing. Those who prefer non-skiing activities can join husky and snowmobile safaris as well as adrenaline fuelling zip line! If you are a keen shopper you can find all the latest trendy gear and the ski service here is top class. There are many restaurants, some ten on or around the square alone, offering delicious foods from all over the world. There is nightlife for any taste, every night and one of the largest stages in the mountains presents the best Swedish artists.
Your stay in Are is booked at new Copperhill Mountain Lodge, which is a perfect choice for honeymooners and those appreciating the finer things in life. Set on a top of a mountain, nearly all rooms offer a magnificent view. The hotel is decorated in style of modern alpine lodge and one of the many interesting details is the 32 metre high fireplace in the lobby bar! After an active day on the slopes or activities, there is hardly better place to enjoy a drink that hotel’s Fireside Lounge & Bar. Hotel also has a spa and wellness centre, where it is possible to book treatments or enjoy the swimming pool and sauna. After the stress of arranging your wedding, there hardly is better place to start your married life than relaxing in Stockholm and Are.
PRICES & DATES
From price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return economy class flights to Ostersund via Stockholm, all airport taxes, 2 nights at Nordic Light in standard Queen room, return private transfers from Ostersund airport to Copperhill Mountain Lodge, 3 nights in Bronze suite at Copperhill Mountain Lodge and breakfasts daily. From price is based on Friday departure. It is possible to book optional activities in Are.
Departures daily from 17 December 2010 to 31 March 2011.
Fly to Stockholm and self transfer to your hotel. Check in to Nordic Light for 2 nights. The hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm so you can easily explore the Swedish Capital by foot. Take an evening stroll to the Gamla Stan (Old Town), spoil your taste buds in city’s numerous restaurants or enjoy a cool drink at the Ice Bar located in Nordic Sea Hotel, next door to Nordic Light.
Day at leisure in Stockholm. Winter in Stockholm is magical time. The waters around islands often freeze and many locals enjoy the crisp winter days by skating on the ice or warming up in city’s numerous coffee houses. There is also lot to see for culture vultures. The new Fotografiska Museum hosts world class exhibitions and this winter you can also see China’s Terracotta Army in Stockholm (open until 16 Jan 2011). We also recommend visiting the Wasa Museum, which is the home to the ill fated medieval ship that sunk on its maiden voyage and has since been stored to top condition.
Morning at leisure and self transfer to the airport. Take an hour-long domestic flight to Ostersund Are and private transfer to Copperhill Mountain Lodge and check in to Bronze suite for 3 nights.
The hotel is located outside of resort centre on top of a mountain Forberget and offers a free shuttle bus service within Are. Here you can enjoy stunning mountain views, world class design and ski in/out. Resort of Are is not only one of the most popular skiing resorts in Scandinavia but also offers lots of activities for non-skiers.
Days 4 and 5
During your days in Are we recommend pre-booking some activities such as husky and snowmobile excursions or zip line. Are has one of Europe’s largest zip line parks in the breathtaking nature of Areskutan Mountain. Zip line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable over a valley or incline and will provide amazing feelings of flying. This is a must do for everyone who loves extreme excitement and beautiful nature! Zip line may not be for faint-hearted, but you don’t have to be especially brave either to experience the exhilaration of flying.
If you prefer less adrenaline fuelling activities, enjoy Copperhill Mountain Lodge’s spa and wellness centre, which has eight treatment rooms, relax area, sauna, indoor pool and gym.
Those after some entertainment can enjoy hotel’s two restaurants and two bars. The impressive lobby bar, Fireside Lounge & Bar, has a 32 metre high fireplace and has just been nominated in European Hotel Design Awards. In the village centre you will find further 60 restaurants and cafes. Apres ski in Åre offers something for everyone. You can enjoy live music or enjoy a quiet drink by an open fire.
After breakfast take a private transfer back to Ostersund airport and fly home via Stockholm with SAS.