Pine Bay Lodge is a boutique hotel nestled in the Luleå Archipelago in remote Swedish Lapland. In the classic Swedish red cottage style and with just a handful of guest rooms, Pine Bay is comfortable, warm and welcoming.
Just a handful of guest rooms ensure an exclusive experience
Surrounded by the frozen sea during the winter months - perfect for exploring by snowmobile or hovercraft
Try regional delicacies as you relax by the large open fire
Discover the vast fields of pack ice in the Luleå Archipelago
On the coast of the Luleå Archipelago in Swedish Lapland lies Pine Bay Lodge. With just eight guest rooms, a stay here will provide an exclusive Lappish experience like no other.
Built in the traditional Swedish red cottage style and, in winter, surrounded by the frozen sea, Pine Bay Lodge offers a warm and welcoming retreat from the cold. All of the guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, and each has en-suite facilities. A real home away from home, the communal area of Pine Bay Lodge is an open-plan lounge and dining room, complete with an open fire, which makes for a great spot for an evening drink with regional delicacies or for swapping stories of the Arctic with your fellow travellers. For those looking to really unwind, Pine Bay Lodge even has its own sauna - the perfect place to relax after a day out in the Lappish wilderness.
Pine Bay Lodge's fantastic location is the star attraction here. The Luleå Archipelago is comprised of around 1300 islands, is home to just 100 residents, and during winter the sea can freeze up to one metre deep. This makes for some truly one-of-a-kind excursions out in this unique landscape. Try snowmobiling out to the furthest islands in the archipelago, or for a real adrenaline rush, explore the frozen sea in a hovercraft! You'll come across huge masses of ice, 250-year old fishing villages, and maybe even some of the local wildlife.
When to visit
The hotel can store all your winter outdoor wear in a separate room, so you can keep your bedroom cosy and clutter-free.
Pine Bay Lodge is located by the Luleå Archipelago, around 30 minutes from the town of Luleå in Swedish Lapland.
Fly to Stockholm and then on to Luleå Airport (a one-hour 15-minute domestic flight). From here it is a 30-minute drive to Pine Bay Lodge.
Aurora Hideaway Dinner
Enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the frozen arctic sea offering you a fantastic view of the starry sky and perhaps even the Northern Lights .
Aurora Hideaway overnight stay
Enjoy a private glamping experience on the frozen sea with a stay in a luxurious arctic yurt. Here you can enjoy the silence and the endless starry sky.
Cross-country skiing in Lulea
Enjoy the pristine and quiet nature of Swedish Lapland as you set out for a guided introduction to cross country skiing, where your guide will introduce you to the different popular techniques of cross country skiing.
Hovercraft adventure in Swedish Lapland
For a truly unique experience, enjoy a hovercraft adventure across the frozen waters of the Luleå Archipelago. Encounter towering icebergs, fields of pack ice and incredible views as you journey across the frozen sea to the outermost islands.
Husky sledding in Luleå
A trip to Lapland would not be complete without an encounter with some furry huskies. Meet the huskies and their owner and learn how to take control of the team before taking off on a thrilling sled ride through forest trails.
Nordic Winter Skills snowshoe walk
Learn to navigate the deep snow by snowshoe as your guide leads you into the forest where you'll learn how to make a fire in the snow.
Sami reindeer experience at Brändön Lodge
This exclusive experience gives you a wonderful insight into the Sami culture and their ways of life and traditions which are continued to this day. Meet with a member of the tribe as well as enjoying a Sami reindeer walk and outdoor lunch.