Hi! Long time no blog post! My life was a bit of a whirlwind for a while what with the wedding, moving to Rutland and starting my new job but I’m now settled and back in some sort of routine! I was thrilled to start working with the amazing team at Off the Map Travel back in September – we design tailor-made luxury holidays to Scandinavia. In December I flew out to Swedish lapland for a jam-packed 8 days of adventure and I thought I would share it with you as I have had lots of messages about my trip and where we went etc.

We started up in Kiruna and made our way down to Lulea before heading back to the UK. There were 4 of us on the trip, the others were from different travel companies – we got on so well and had such a laugh. The week was packed with amazing experiences such as dog sledding, meeting a herd of reindeer, snowmobiling, hover crafting, ice sculpting and sleeping both in the famous ICEHOTEL and in a teepee when it was -24 degrees celsius outside!

Here are some of my favourite shots from the trip – if you are interested in the specific destinations or  hope to visit yourself then please contact me directly through Off the Map Travel!

Spending the night sub zero in the world’s first ICEHOTEL
Spending a night in the tree tops in ‘The 7th Room’
Driving my own team of huskies 17km through the snow!
Enjoying a sauna on the edge of a frozen lake
Marvelling at the ‘winter wonderland’ landscape
Feeding some beautifully gentle reindeer
Enjoying meals by the campfire and learning about Swedish Sami traditions
Wrapping up warm at all times!!
Consuming multiple cinnamon buns at every ‘fika’ opportunity!
Meeting wonderful and interesting locals and listening to their stories
Checking that Rudolph was all prepared for Christmas…
Waking up to a UFO outside the window!
Getting in the Christmas spirit with hot chocolates by the cosy fire
Searching for rooms in the trees
Warming up with a lingonberry juice by the fire
Meeting the designers of the brand new 2019-20 ICEHOTEL
Dining in the Ice restaurant


Learning to live like a local
More eating…
I can’t wait to go back! But my next stop is Norway!

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1 Comment

  1. Anita
    January 26, 2020 / 9:04 am

    A great experience getting to know your destinations must be a great help Amy. You make it look so inviting thank you for sharing such a wonderful place 👌

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