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Arctic Glamping/Aurora Adventure to Reconnect with Family

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After more than a year of separation, lockdown and missed family interactions, Off the Map Travel invites families to reconnect with a new Arctic Northern Lights glamping experience, Reconnect under the Aurora. It’s time to dust off those passports, print out your proof of vaccination or negative Covid test, and share in a holiday that’s designed to create sparkling memories for years to come.  

Designed for one group traveling together ensuring safety and social distancing, the Reconnect under the Aurora experience in Sweden brings loved ones together under the gaze of the Northern Lights in a “bucket list” vacation, an exciting and long-awaited holiday after a long period without international travel. Guests begin the adventure flying into Lulea Airport where a transfer to a snowmobile safari across the frozen river brings them to their first accommodation, a luxury teepee at the Aurora Safari Camp.

Created for families with children four years and older, the luxury four-night program includes two stays that everyone will love at the Aurora Safari Camp in a new aurora lavvu, a traditional tepee used by the nomadic Sami people, and in a log cabin at Arctic Retreat deep in the sub-Arctic woods. A meeting with reindeer, dog sledding, a sled ride, a sauna experience frozen into the lake and more snowmobiling are also part of the adventure.  The package is available from December 2021 – March 2022.

Each 325-square-foot lavvu has room for up to four guests and is winterized with a large “aurora window” which delivers awe-inspiring views of the Northern Lights. The lavvu also features wood and automatic fuel burners to keep guests cozy during their stay. 

“The newly upgraded lavvu accommodations are not only warm, inviting and beautifully furnished, but they also all face north to get the best views of the Northern Lights,” said Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel, the designer and exclusive provider of the experience.  “The large, clear Northern Lights panel in the side of the lavvu brings an immersive connection with the wilderness and the Arctic culture,” he added, “meaning you’ll never miss a second when searching for the Aurora.“

Programming is age-appropriate with adults encouraged to participate as well. Younger children, aged 4-eleven, will be kept entertained by an expert Sami guide who will teach traditional survival skills such as how to make Gáhkko bread over a campfire while older children will learn the art of ice fishing and how to stay safe and dry in the Arctic winter climate. 

“The Covid pandemic tore many families apart. We want this experience to be the ultimate antidote to help them unwind, come together and be a family again under one of the world’s great wonders,” notes Cooper.

For more information visit https://www.offthemap.travel/reconnect-under-the-aurora/www.offthemap.travel.