Sörbyn Lodge at the heart of Swedish Lapland serves as the perfect base to explore this incredible region. Go Northern Lights spotting, ice fishing, snow-shoeing, husky-sledding or snow-mobiling and work up an appetite for the chef's gastronomic delights.
At a Glance
Simple decor lends itself to the beauty of the natural surroundings
Mouth-watering Swedish delicacies are served up courtesy of Sörbyn Lodge's chef
Cross frozen lakes on snowmobile or venture out at night to spot the Northern Lights
Perched on the edge of Lake Vitträsket, the views here are simply breath-taking
The Kallkällan restaurant at Sörbyn Lodge is known throughout Swedish Lapland for its delicious fine dining. The restaurant uses fresh local ingredients and meals are served in a charming setting.Cammie Burke
The hotel is family run and at the very center of the village community, which really shows in the care and attention you receive.Claire Medlock
To start planning your vacation to Sörbyn Lodge
The setting of this family run property at the edge of Lake Vitträsket is magical. The lake freezes over in winter and the trees are decked out in twinkling lights. Coffee is perpetually being brewed and little homemade biscuits being proffered. Sörbyn Lodge has rustic charm in spades with its simple rooms, charming staff, and a very talented resident chef.
Which brings us to the food, which is the real surprise here. The creativity and skill that the chef invests in his dishes are at odds with the simple design of the lodge but it is the highlight of any stay here. He goes to great lengths to source the freshest of ingredients as locally as possible, visiting each supplier himself so as to ensure quality. The end result are visually beautiful dishes that taste as good as they look - parsnip soup with smoked moose garnished with deep fried lichen; Vendace roe and Artic char on a bed of soy lentils; local lamb with a chanterelle and cep sauce. Guests can venture out on a forage run with the chef or even don an apron to learn from the man himself.
Sörbyn Lodge's location lends itself well to a winter activity vacation for adults and children alike. Set off on a thrilling snow-mobile ride that can have you crossing frozen lakes at speed; or opt for a slower and more natural mode of transport behind a husky drawn sleigh. Go for a bracing walk in the evening when the sky is dark and the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are high or enrol in a cooking class with the chef to try your hand at deep frying lichen!
This simple and homely place is the perfect place to relax and unwind and feast on great food but is equally perfect for those keen to get out and about to play in the snow. It works very well when combined with Aurora Safari Camp for a reintroduction to en-suite facilities!
Sörbyn Lodge is made up of a main building decorated in a classic Scandinavian style which houses the restaurant while an annex features eight rooms. There are also 15 wooden cabins with up to four bedrooms as well as a kitchenette scattered around both nestled under the pine trees. The rooms and cabins are simple in style and comfortable and feature an en-suite.
The in-house restaurant Kallkällan strives to serve up dishes formed from local produce. Local delicacies are complemented by more exotic ingredients but whatever the combination a meal here will be memorable.
Where to start! Swedish Lapland is renowned for its array of amazing winter activities and this little corner of the Arctic Circle is no different - husky sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, moose watching, Aurora Borealis spotting, ice fishing and ice sculpting are just some of the options available.
Location & Directions
Sörbyn Lodge is located on the edge of Lake Vitträsket, a stunning fresh water lake in Swedish Lapland. Just a half an hour from Boden train station and 1 hour from Luleå Airport.
When to go
A trip to Swedish Lapland between November and March will allow you to make the most of your chances of catching the Northern Lights. And of course there will be snow on the ground too making husky sledding, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling all possible.