ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland

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Availability : Daily, December 8-April 11

ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland

Highlights Include:

  • An overnight in an ICEHOTEL Ice room
  • Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner 
  • Dogsledding excursion
  • Time in Stockholm
  • ICEHOTEL 365 has options for cold accommodations year round
 

Photo: Christopher Hauser/ICEHOTEL

Tour Details

From: $2,858 | Single supplement from $691

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

7 days

2022/2023 Departures: Daily, December 8 – April 11

For an exotic experience like no other, spend the night in a hotel made entirely of ice and snow! The ICEHOTEL is located in Swedish Lapland, above the Arctic Circle. Each winter, it is built with a new design and new rooms, created with 30,000 tons of snice (snow and ice) and 1,000 tons of crystal clear ice from the nearby Torne River. The temperature in the ICEHOTEL ranges between -4 and -9 C, depending on the temperature outside and the number of overnight guests. This unique structure is truly a work of art – it even has its own Ice Bar (yes, made of snow & ice). On a clear night in the peaceful north, there is a good chance to see the infamous Northern Lights dancing in the sky. For a taste of the Arctic in the summer, you can stay at the ICEHOTEL 365 which also features cold rooms with beautifully carved ice work all year long.

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Itinerary
This is a sample independent itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Overnight flight via Stockholm.

Day 2Arrive Kiruna - Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden

Arrive Stockholm, and continue with a short flight up to Kiruna. Transfer by shuttle bus from airport to Jukkasjärvi, where you will check in at the ICEHOTEL. Spend the rest of the day exploring the hotel and its facilities. Your first night will be spent in an Ice room in the ICEHOTEL (aka “cold accommodation”), where you will sleep in a specially made sleeping bag on a bed covered with reindeer skins and a sleeping mat for insulation. Your stay includes a sauna and berry drink. Overnight at the ICEHOTEL in cold accommodation (Ice Room)

Day 3Dogsledding and Wilderness Dinner | Meals: B D

In the morning, a hot drink will be brought to you, then you can enjoy a sauna, a shower, and a breakfast buffet. This morning or early afternoon, enjoy a dogsledding excursion – ride as a passenger in the sled as the dogs whisk you through the snow. Refreshment included (or option to upgrade to lunch tour). This evening, depart for a secluded wilderness camp, where you will enjoy a 3-course dinner made and served by your guide, who will also talk about the Northern Lights, which will hopefully make an appearance in the night sky. Overnight at the ICEHOTEL in warm accommodation (Kaamos room)

Day 4Optional Adventures in Lapland | Meals: B

Today you have the option of renting cross-country skis, snow shoes, ice fishing equipment, a traditional Spark (kick sled) to explore the immediate area, or try one of the other optional tours available. Overnight at the ICEHOTEL in warm accommodation (Kaamos room)

Day 5Kiruna to Stockholm | Meals: B

Transfer back to the Kiruna airport by shuttle bus for your flight south to Stockholm. After arrival, transfer via airport express train from Arlanda airport to Stockholm central station – then short walk to hotel. The evening is free for dinner in the city. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 6Stockholm Exploration | Meals: B

Today is free to explore sights in Sweden’s capital, such as Gamla Stan (Old Town) and the museums at Djurgården. Don’t forget to take a Fika break with traditional Swedish pastry! Option to include a winter boat tour into Stockholm’s archipelago area (note: this tour is only offered on certain days during the winter season). Overnight in Stockholm

Day 7Depart Stockholm, Sweden | Meals: B

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer on own to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

Included
  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including air taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Flights Stockholm-Kiruna r/t including government taxes & fuel surcharges 
  • 5 nights’ accommodation as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Dogsledding excursion
  • Wilderness Dinner with Northern Lights
  • Transfers as listed
Not Included
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At extra cost, subject to availability
  • Cross Country Ski Tour – ski with guide over the frozen Torne River to nearby island.
  • Drive Your Own Dog Sled – a guide instruct you on how to drive your own sled on a ride into the winter landscape by enthusiastic sled dogs (option to include lunch).
  • Dog Sled Airport Transfer – journey from the airport in a typical Lapland mode of transportation, including usage of proper clothing and equipment.
  • Ice Fishing Adventure by Snowmobile – after a snowmobile ride through the forest wilderness, try your hand at ice fishing in the Torne River at Camp Luspen – grill your catch for lunch over a campfire
  • Ice Sculpting – learn about the ice that helps build the hotel, the basics of carving, and create your own sculpture.
  • Meet the Reindeer – greet and feed the reindeer and get a taste of the Sámi culture and lifestyle. Try driving a reindeer sled around a track before gathering around the fire.
  • Moose Safari by Horseback – this ride on Icelandic horses will take you to view the mountains of Sweden – hopefully spy moose and other local wildlife on this nature adventure (includes lunch).
  • Northern Lights by Horseback – travel through the dark landscape on horseback to search for the Aurora Borealis including dinner in a Sami hut.
  • Sauna Ritual – relax in the sauna and pamper yourself with the ten steps of the Jukkasjarvi Sauna Ritual, with its contrast between cold and hot.
  • Snowmobile Adventure – drive the snowmobile across the frozen Torne River and wintry landscapes (two people share one snowmobile, or can ride solo). Can be done as daytime trip with Fika refreshment, Arctic wildlife safari by snowmobile with lunch, or evening Northern Lights safari with dinner.
  • Wildlife or Northern Lights Photography – loan of a camera and a professional guide will help you create lasting memories of the local landscape, animals and/or Northern Lights
  • Stockholm Winter Tour by boat – sail along the city quaysides and out to Fjäderholmarna, Stockholm’s closest archipelago island, which we sail around before returning to the city. During the trip, we pass many magnificent contemporary and historic buildings, as well as beautiful nature on Royal Djurgården. (Tour offered daily, Dec. 24-Jan. 8, and Fri-Sun, Jan. 9-Mar. 21.)
Notes
  • Option to upgrade cold accommodation to an Art Suite (each suite room has its own theme, each designed by a different artist) or a Deluxe Suite at the ICEHOTEL, or option to upgrade warm accommodation to a chalet cabin – for supplemental cost, pending availability – please inquire.
  • The ICEHOTEL capacity fills up early – please inquire well in advance. Higher rates are assessed at the ICEHOTEL over certain time periods (such as weekends, New Year’s Eve and other dates).
  • The winter structure at the ICEHOTEL is open December through mid-April. There are also opportunities to stay in cold accommodations at the ICEHOTEL 365 year round. Please contact us for more information.
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