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Ice Hotel and Northern Lights ExperienceSweden

From £1,320 per person for 3 nights
Get set for an action-packed adventure of snow-filled days and Northern Light nights

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Summary

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It’s the ultimate trip for snow lovers – a private, four-night foray into the magical icy landscapes of Swedish Lapland, just 200km from the Arctic Circle. Combining exciting night safaris in search of the Northern Lights with days embracing frost-fuelled adventures, this holiday also includes accommodation in the original Ice Hotel. 


What makes this experience awesome:

  • Private holiday with personal guides and private transport included
  • Search out the Northern Lights by snowmobile  
  • Tour the magical landscape by dog sled
  • Horseback ride through starlit forest to see wild moose and the Aurora Borealis 
  • Try your hand at ice sculpture during a masterclass
  • Stay in an icy room at the original Ice Hotel


Summary


On this trip, your home will be the original Ice Hotel, set 200km from the Arctic Circle in the village of Jukkajärvi. Spend your first night in one of its Cold Rooms; each room is individually themed, adorned with hand carved ice sculptures and comes with reindeer hides and thermal sleeping bags so you’ll be nice and warm even in your -5°C room. The following day, you’ll explore the magical landscape by dog sledge, before heading out on a nighttime snowmobile adventure in search of the Northern Lights. Try your hand at ice sculpting on Day Three, with expert tuition and your own block of crystal-clear ice. Then spend your final night riding through starlit forest, far away from towns and cities, as you seek out wild moose and perhaps a final glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. We can also arrange photographic safaris and time with the local Sámi people as added extras.


 


To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


Prices for departures to 30th October include a 20% Pioneers Club discount and are subject to Pioneers Club terms & conditions. Click here for more information about the Pioneers Club.

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Full Itinerary

Itinerary

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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


Day One: Touch down in Lapland

Welcome to Lapland! Upon arrival, your driver will take you to the original (world’s first) Ice Hotel, in the Swedish village of Jukkajärvi. Your first night will be spent in one of the hotel’s Cold Rooms – six incredible suites fashioned out of ice and adorned with ice sculptures. Even the beds are made of ice (don’t worry, you’ll be given a thermal sleeping bag). Before you settle in for the night, there’s the option to take a Northern Lights photography safari at extra cost. Head out far away from any light pollution with your photography guide, who’ll help you capture the Aurora Borealis and the wintry landscape by night, then warm up with a hot drink before heading back to the hotel. (For related costs of this excursion, please see Extras.)

Overnight at Ice Hotel (Cold Room)

Meals included: None

IceHotel


Day Two: Animal magic and light shows 


Day two: Animal Magic and Light Shows

You’ll transfer to a warm room today after your icy night: but first, get set for a magical animal adventure. After breakfast, you’ll explore the snowy landscape on a 90-minute tour by dog sled. See incredible vistas from the passenger seat, to a soundtrack of dog howls punctuating snowy silence. You’ll stop off for coffee and cake served by a roaring fire in the middle of the wilderness. Afterwards, the afternoon is yours to explore independently before a once-in-a-lifetime evening excursion. However, we can offer an optional trip to meet the Sámi people and their reindeer. Living here for thousands of years in complete harmony with nature, these people are constantly on the move as they search for food for their herd. Over the course of the afternoon, you’ll meet Nils Nutti, a Sámi who will help you hand feed reindeer calves, try your hand at driving a reindeer-pulled sleigh, and get a glimpse into the traditional culture as you snack on souvas (salted and smoked reindeer) around the flickering fire of a traditional tent. (For related costs, see Extras.) Later in the evening, it’s time to search for the Northern Lights – by snowmobile. Whizzing around on these vehicles far away from hustle and bustle is the best way to find the elusive spectacle. As you head out into the untouched wilderness, your guide will recount facts and fairy tales about the spectacular Aurora Borealis before taking you enjoy a sumptuous three course dinner in a wilderness cabin.

Overnight at Ice Hotel (Warm Room)

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

LightShow


Day Three: Icy days and night by horseback

Embrace the icy environment this morning, with a lesson in ice sculpture using crystal-clear ice from the nearby Torne River. Over the course of three hours, you’ll learn about the techniques and tools before being given your own block of ice from which to create a masterpiece! Later, you’ll head out into the landscape on a five-hour horseback tour in search of native moose and perhaps see a final glimpse of the Northern Lights. Riding an Icelandic horse (known for their sure-footedness), you’ll head through starlit forest, spotting wild moose and searching the sky for incredible illuminations as you travel. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy dinner in a traditional Sámi hut.

Overnight at Ice Hotel (Warm Room)

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Icy Lights


Day Four: Home time

After breakfast, your driver will take you to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Homiee


Overall meals included:  3 Breakfasts; 2 Dinners


What's included: 

  • Private bilingual or English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise

What's not included: 

  • International flights to/from experience: call 0208 432 0885 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Tips for guides, drivers, porters, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the tour
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry


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Accommodation

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Premium hotels are typically upper mid range (usually four star), with more amenities than our classic choices. They all have comfortable rooms with private facilities and have received good client feedback.

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GETTING THERE

Typical return Economy flights from London cost around £200 per person and take approximately 4 hours via Stockholm

Experience start point: Kiruna (KRN). Arrive by 1pm.

End point: Kiruna (KRN).


Prices for departures to 30th October include a 20% Pioneers Club discount and are subject to Pioneers Club terms & conditions. Click here for more information.


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Extras

 

 

Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Northern Lights Photography

Head out far away from any light pollution with your photography guide, who’ll help you capture the Aurora Borealis and the wintry landscape by night, then warm up with a hot drink before heading back to the hotel.

Meet the Reindeers

Over the course of the afternoon, you’ll meet Nils Nutti, a Sámi who will help you hand feed reindeer calves, try your hand at driving a reindeer-pulled sleigh, and get a glimpse into the traditional culture as you snack on souvas (salted and smoked reindeer) around the flickering fire of a traditional tent.

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