A classic short break at Sweden's famous ICEHOTEL
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- Sleep in a room carved from ice
- Sip frozen cocktails at the ICEBAR
- Head out on wilderness excursions that range from husky sledding to Nordic skiing
- Look skywards for the kaleidoscopic swirls of the Northern Lights
- Swap to a warm room for the best in modern Scandi design
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With its one-of-a-kind design and stunning Lapland location, a stay at Sweden's ICEHOTEL is a truly unique experience. Constructed from the ice of the nearby Torne River, 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, each year's hotel is an intricately sculpted reflection of the cultures and landscapes of Sweden's far north. Flying into Kiruna, and transferring to Jukkasjärvi, this classic short break combines a night in a freshly carved Ice Room with two nights in warm accommodation. Throughout your stay, you'll choose from a full complement of exciting wintertime excursions; perhaps try your hand at ice sculpture, head into the wilderness on snowmobiles and husky sleds, or enjoy a leisurely day of Nordic skiing before returning to warming saunas, delicious Lappish food and cocktails at the hotel's ICEBAR.
Day by day itinerary
Begin your holiday with included airport lounge access before your flight out to Kiruna and transfer to the ICEHOTEL. Everything at the hotel was once running water, from the sculpted ice beds and furniture to the shimmering chandeliers and the private wedding chapel. Ornate ice sculptures sparkle in the suites and communal areas, and when the sun is past the yardarm (which really doesn't take long at this time of year), you'll find cocktails served at the 45-foot ICEBAR. Upon arrival you'll be provided with thermal clothing and shown to your Ice Room or Art Suite, if you've gone for an upgrade. With temperatures hovering around -5°C, there are reindeer pelts and expedition-standard sleeping bags, rather than Egyptian cotton linens, to keep you warm throughout the night. This, after all, is a hotel like no other.
Stay: ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi (Superior)
Awake to a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside before heading to the restaurant for breakfast buffet and a warming morning sauna, the perfect start to day packed with adventure. Indeed, there are plenty of activities to keep the circulation going, from snowmobiling, dogsledding and skiing to ice sculpting and driving a reindeer sleigh with the indigenous Sami people. In the evenings, keep an eye out for the Northern Lights before returning to the hotel for a night in one of its cosy Arctic chalets, complete with warm bed and central heating.
Stay: ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi (Superior)
Depart for UK
Transfer to Kiruna for your flight home via Stockholm.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
4-day tailor-made holiday from £695 pp incl. flights
- Return flights from London to Kiruna via Stockholm incl 1 x 20kg hold luggage per person
- Return transfers
- 1 night accommodation in an Ice Room
- 2 nights accommodation in a warm room
- Thermal clothing
- Morning sauna
The original ICEHOTEL opens 13 December 2020
Terms & Conditions: Prices are based on two people sharing a room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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Head across the nearby Torne River on a snowmobile and explore by skis the forest close to Poikkijärvi. There'll be food and drink around a log fire, and you can keep the skies for the rest of the day.
Receive expert guidance on how to carve your own ice sculpture. You'll use ice from Torne River – the same source used to construct the ICEHOTEL!
Meet a reindeer herder at a Sámi camp and see the reindeer they look after. You'll learn about their husbandry, feed them, find out more about Sámi culture and even try a short reindeer sled ride.
Be shown the 10 steps to a perfect Swedish sauna, so you can enjoy peace, relaxation and a meditative state
Practise your landscape, animal and culture photography in the beautiful surrounds of Swedish Lapland
Accompanied by Icelandic ponies, head out under the beautiful, wintry night sky in search of both the Northern Lights and native moose!
Known as the 'King of the Swedish forest' the moose native to this land are majestic and not too elusive. Head out on Icelandic horses in search of His Majesty.