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Activities

Woodfired sauna

For our guests we have woodfired sauna where you can seat and sweat in temperature of approximately 90 Celsius degrees. Later, you can take a cold bath. This activity can be combined with other treatments offered in our hotel.

How does it affect your health: Any health benefits attributed to sauna usage are linked to the fact that sauna rooms get hot. These benefits include improved circulation, lower blood pressure, enhanced immune system, respiratory relief, detoxification, burned calories, better skin tone, as well as joint and muscle pain relief.

How long does it take: It is up to you. Still, it is not recommended to stay in the sauna for a too long time.

Where does it take place: It takes place in the wooden bathhouse located by the river, just a few steps from the hotel.

When can it take place: You can enjoy our woodfired sauna at any time of the year.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: Yes, you will need a bath towel but you do not have to bring one with you as we can provide you with it.

Who can participate: Although saunas are safe, it may be recommended to seek consultancy if you have heart diseases, diabetes, heat intolerance or you are pregnant.

Make your own body scrubs

In order to make own body scrubs, we blend sugar or salt with oil and add the most important ingredients which are flowers, herbs and leafs.

How does it affect your health: It has a potential of improving the condition of your skin by making it softer and getting rid of dead skin cells by using nice and good smelling body scrub.

Amount of guests: 25 people.

Where does it take place: In the hotel.

When can it take place: At any time of the day and at any time of the year.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: There are no limitations.

Produce your own soap

Production of our own soap involves melting of a soap mass in water. Later, we will form the soap in various ways - you can form it according to your preferences. The choice of soap's colour or smell is also up to you. This kind of self-made soap can be a perfect gift for your friends or relatives!

How does it affect your health: You will be able to produce not only your own soap but also an eco-friendly and natural product which does not include any added chemical substances.

Amount of guests: 25 people.

Where does it take place: In the hotel

When can it take place: At any time of the day and at any time of the year.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: There are no limitations.

Massage

At our hotel, you can treat yourself with a relaxing or treating massage with our experienced massage therapist Tanya.

We offer following types of massage:

- Classic massage

- Thai massage

- Sports massage

- Deep Tissue massage

- Foot & Leg massage

- Ayurveda massage

How does it affect your health: Massage can help you to relax as well as improve the blood circulation in various parts of your body. Massage has also the potential to relax your muscles, strengthen your immune system and give you a pain relief.

Amount of guests: Individual massage

How long does it take: You can choose between three lengths of massage:

- 25 minutes

- 50 minutes

- 80 minutes

In the case of Ayurveda massage, only 80 minutes treatment is available.

Where does it take place: In the hotel.

When can it take place: At any time of the year. You can book a massage everyday between 9.00 and 21.00 by visiting the hotel reception or by calling +46(0)927-79530

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Price:

- 295kr/25 minutes

- 495kr/50 minutes

- 795kr/80 minutes

Canoeing on the Kalix river

Preparations for the canoeing begin near the Grand Arctic Hotel. There participants listen to detailed instructions and safety measures, after which group makes it's way to the river. Canoeing is not complicated, but does require certain skills. You will catch up easily after a little time rafting on the river.

The route proceeds through the quiet places of the river, where flowing is mean and nature is marvelous! Therefore, canoeing on the Kalix river is a pleasurable activity. At some point, we stop for a light lunch. Flavored coffee by the fire force to completely forget about the bustle of the city and problems.

Visiting Sami Ola Rokka

To learn the culture of indigenous population of northern Sweden - the Sami culture - we offer you a trip to hospitable Sami Ola Rokka.

Sami are native folk of Northern part of Europe. At this moment there are between 17 and 20 thousand Sami living in Sweden. On his farm Ola Rokka offers visitors to meet reindeer and sled with reindeer team. After riding and lunch, Ula Rokka will tell interesting stories about Sami culture.

Moose is the largest species in a deer family, a forest dweller. But on Ula Rokka’s farm these fairy animals are almost tame. You may caress and feed them.

Especially children will enjoy this trip. A visit to the elk farm will leave the best memories for life. Adults will not get less joy, because every contact with animals is an extremely positive event. Besides sightseeing the farm, guests are offered meat degustation, after which all desirous would be able to buy moose and reindeer meat.

Dog sledding in Sweden

Dog sledding - is a fascinating and unusual entertainment. It will allow you not only to have fun in the outdoors, but also to experience the most positive emotions in communicating with incredibly good sled dogs.

Those who care about the wonderful four-legged friends, can pat and take a photo with them in their free time. A great option for families with children.

Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobile trails pass through picturesque forests, lakes and rivers that have various and interesting terrains. Snowmobile safari in Sweden is also attractive because tourists get an opportunity to see a delightful natural phenomenon called "Aurora" or simply Northern Lights. This tour is both engrossing and safe.

Specific training is not required, so this tour is suitable for beginners. Before going on the route, a detailed instruction and practical training of the snowmobile handling for every participant will take place.  There is also a possibility of two persons driving the same snowmobile thus they can change each other while on route. This perfectly suits for couples and newlyweds who chose to spend their honeymoon in Grand Arctic Hotel.

Arctic Moose Farm

Moose is the largest animal of the deer family, a forest dweller, but on Rokka’s family farm these fabulous animals are quite tame. You can even pet and feed them.

 

Children will especially enjoy this trip. A visit to a moose farm will leave the most pleasant memories for a lifetime. Adults will get as much joy because every contact with animals is an extremely positive event. Besides the sightseeing on the farm the guests are offered meat tasting, after which those who wish would have a chance to buy moose and reindeer meat. The farm is open upon pre reservations. 

Skiing

Lappberget mountain is opened to sports lovers all year round. Lightened tracks with different length are excellent both for tourists and sportsmen. Ones who prefer downhill skiing are offered a ski slope with lift.

In summer and autumn you can also try roller skis which is no less fascinating. We recommend all guests of Grand Arctic Hotel to try roller skating as well.

Snow shoes tour

Snowdrifts reach almost two meters in height in northern Sweden in winter time, that is why you have a fine opportunity to participate in hiking with snowshoes near the Overkalix town to watch polar lights.

Hotel «Grand Arctic» offers you to have a walk through snowbound places of Sweden Lapland with guide, to improve your surviving skills and to enjoy magnificient sceneries of local nature.

Heated Pool

When staying with us you have free access to the heated pool that is open daily 9 am - 8 pm during the summer season until the 23rd of August.

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