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AWESOME AUTUMN

KIRUNA


A U T U M N T

he sun is never as intensely golden as when summer passes into the fall. The air is never as clear and high as when the leaves slowly drop to the ground. Nature’s pantry is never as well-stocked as when the first veils of mist lay over marshes and fields. Autumn is a marvelous season. Strong and weak. Colorful and nude. Light and dark. Warm and chilly. Embracement and rejection. All and nothing, at the same time

Welcome to Kiruna and Camp Ripan!

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– the season of intense serenity

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Camp Ripan – in the hart of Kiruna

Autumn in Kiruna is special, in a few days the leaves can have blown off the trees, yet we can still enjoy the season’s colours for weeks. Our unpredictable mountain weather determines the pace of the fall. No matter what happens, it’s a wonderful season that we want to share with you. Experience some lovely autumn days at Camp Ripan with great food, amazing experiences and relaxing hot tubs. Take walks in our beautiful low-mountain surroundings and enjoy the views. If it’s a clear day, you can see the whole of Kebnekaise towards the west. Visit the ICEHOTEL 365, open all year round, with its beautiful ice sculptures and art, or why not visit a Sami exhibit and learn more about our indigenous people? Although there is a lot to do, autumn is also a perfect opportunity to unwind after an intense summer and to replenish the energy stores ahead of the coming winter. And who knows, if the weather’s powers are with us maybe the northern lights are ready to perform? Even at the end of August, the first displays begin to show off on our latitudes.

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The cloudberry – the gold of the forest


T H E G OL DEN TIMEOFY E A R

Stillness Clear airPOTATOES Cloudberry Hunt rain M ount a i n M o o s e Lit candles Crisp air Northern lights season FIRE B

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COLOURS

rmos

NATURE Frost THE Starry sky The f r e s h l y

b r e w e d

c o f f e e

Hiking

Lingonberry

BACKPACK COZINESS

Golden leaves

Peacefulness Tranquility a u t u m n

s u n

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An incredibly beautiful and colorful northern lights display captured by photographer Anders Nilsson, the picture was taken one autumn night at Altajärvis beach, a couple of miles outside of Kiruna. The city is seen as a shining jewel in the right edge of the image. The aurora occurs throughout the year but it is of course best seen when the darkness has come and there is clear weather. Here in Kiruna, the conditions for northern lights are most favorable from the end of August until the middle of April. The temperature itself has no significance but usually it’s clearer the cooler it is. Even in central Kiruna you can see northern lights and here at Camp Ripan we have down-facing street lamps to make the sky appear clearer and the northern lights seem brighter.


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Bjรถrnvaktaren/Bootes

FINLAND

Stora Bjรถ

SWEDEN

N O R W AY

Kiruna

Northern Sweden is a great place to study the starry sky. In our sparsely populated countryside there is not much light affecting the sky so you do not have to walk hundreds of meters outside the city center to experience a magnificent spectacle of stars and planets. 10


Draken/Draco

örnen/Ursa Major

Pegasus/Pegasus

Cepheus/Chepheus Lilla Björnen/Ursa Minor Andromeda/Andromeda Cassiopeja/Cassiopeia

Lejonet/Leo Perseus/Perseus

Kusken/Auriga

Fiskarna/Pisces

Oxen/Taurus Kräftan/Cancer

Tvillingarna/Gemini Orion/Orion

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Autumn package DAY 1 Arrival and transfer to Camp Ripan 19.00 3-course dinner in the restaurant

DAY 2 08.00–10.00 Breakfast in the restaurant 09.30–13.30 Visit Jukkasjärvi and ICEHOTEL 365 At the end of last year ICEHOTEL 365 was opened, a whole new ice experience that can be visited all year round. At 10.00 a daily tour is organized in Swedish, the trip takes 30 minutes. The rest of the day you have the opportunity to explore the hotel’s art, take pictures and just marvel at the crystal clear ice. Also be sure to visit Jukkasjärvi church, the oldest preserved church in Lapland, and its famous Sami-inspired wooden carved altar piece triptych by Bror Hjort. Jukkasjärvi and ICEHOTEL 365 are only 20 minutes away from Camp Ripan by car. 19.00 3-course dinner in the restaurant

DAY 3 08.00–10.00 Breakfast in the restaurant One day for optional activities. The area around Camp Ripan seems as if it has been created especially for nature experiences, walking on your own or going on a guided hike to Luossavaara. Or why not choose something else from our wide range of activities - learn more about the Sami community, take a trip to Abisko National Park, experience the northern lights, visit Kiruna’s beautiful and unique church, book a guided tour of the LKAB underground mine and much more. More information about our activities can be found on our website. More information about our activities can be found on our website.

16.00–22.00 Entrance to Aurora Spa including the spa ritual Stävan 18.00 A Culinary Experience in the Spirit of the Northern Lights. Our chef invites you to an unforgettable evening in a unique environment. The evening´s menu is inspired by the Northern Lights and based on our delectable local produce. Our chef begins with local culinary traditions, spicing them with creative tastes, colours and forms. The evening´s theme is enriched by the spellbinding slideshow about the northern lights.

DAY 4 08.00–10.00 Breakfast in the restaurant Check out and transfer from Camp Ripan

PRICE: 6 445 SEK/person, 3 245 SEK/child (4–12 years). For children under 4 years please contact us to get a price quote. THE PACKAGE INCLUDES: Transfer to and from Kiruna airport/Kiruna train station, accommodation in double- or family chalet 3 nights, half board, activity, one day entrance to Aurora Spa incl. the spa ritual Stävan. Package is available from August 15 to November 15, 2017 with reservation for changes. It is possible to add extra nights and activities for additional cost

CKAGE: AUTUMN PA BOOK YOUR ripan.se 30 00, info@ +46(0)980-6

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Foto:

Anders Nilsson

Camp Ripan +46(0)980-630 00 info@ripan.se www.ripan.se

Jan-ร…ke Fors

Bjรถrn Wanhatalo

Inger Wanhatalo

Fredrik Ludvigsson

Layout och illustrationer:

Inger Wanhatalo

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