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SCANDINAVIA: Icehotel Winter Adventure

Places Covered: Lapland ,Quest ,Kiruna Airport ,Ice Church
Duration:4 days/3 nights
Tour Cost: €1185

This exciting winter break gives you the opportunity to stay in an Iceroom at the world-famous Icehotel, travel with dogsled through powder snow, get to know the Sami culture and experience the Swedish winter to the fullest. A quest for the amazing Northern Lights and a thrilling snowmobile ride through the dark night of Lapland are among other things awaiting you on this unforgettable trip. Kiruna - Icehotel

Price p.p. from: 1185 EUR

Season: 12 Dec - 31 Mar

Duration: 4 days/3 nights

Departures: Daily

Type of tour: Winter

Itinerary:

Day 1

Welcome to Kiruna, Lapland

Arrive at Kiruna airport, where you are met and greeted. After collecting your luggage you will receive warm clothes and boots to protect you from the cold on your first arctic adventure. Just outside the airport your transport awaits, a dogsled team which will take you for an exciting ride through the wild and over the plains towards the Icehotel. This gives you the perfect photo opportunity, while starting your break in true Lappish style.

The Icehotel is made entirely out of snow and ice blocks taken from the Torne River. Every year the hotel melts during the summer and is rebuilt when winter sets in. Upon arrival you will be taken on an informative tour where you will learn about the history of this special place and get handy information on how to get comfortable in your very own room sculpted out of ice. You will be sleeping in a Ice Room on a bed made of ice, on top of reindeer skins. The temperature in the Icehotel is around -5°C to -8°C, but no worries, you receive a nice thermal sleeping bag which will keep you warm.

Day 2

Quest for the Northern Lights

In the morning you will wake up to find a cup of hot traditional lingonberry juice served at your bedside. Once properly awake you can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the restaurant and warm up in the Icehotel’s sauna to prepare for today’s adventures. You have the whole day to explore the area around the Icehotel and the frozen river Torne, located a stone´s throw from the ICEHOTEL. In the evening, you will be picked up and taken on a journey into the wild to explore the amazing Northern Lights on a guided snowmobile trip. After a delicious dinner you head into the night again and return to your warm hotel. For the next two nights you will be staying in a warm room at Kebne hotel or similar in Kiruna.

* Please note that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon and therefore a sighting cannot be guaranteed.

Day 3

Open Day

You have all day to explore the town of Kiruna, or take an optional excursion. Here are some suggestions:

Optional activities:

Visit to a Sami reindeer farm

This tour takes you to a Sami reindeer farm for a close encounter with Rudolph and his furry friends, followed by a traditional snack in a Sami tent. Try your hand at driving a sled pulled by reindeer. At the farm you will get a special chance to learn about the daily lives and history of the Sami people, the native people of northern Scandinavia. Please contact us for more information.

Safari by Snowmobile

This is your chance to explore the magnificent mountains and Arctic forests of Lapland—one of the most beautiful places in Sweden! You are taken by bus to Nikkaluokta, where the tour continues by snowmobile in search of the majestic moose. Along the way, there will be a break to enjoy an authentic Lappish lunch with the tour leader and fellow travellers in a wilderness hut. You will also get to try ice fishing.

Day 4

Departure

Transfer to Kiruna airport. If you leave in the afternoon you might want to take some time to explore Kiruna on your own and do some last minute souvenir shopping.

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all travel needs. To ensure that the accommodations included in our packages meet our own high standards for quality and service, each establishment has been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

If your desire a higher standard of accommodation than offered here below, please contact us for possible upgrades.

ICEHOTEL – Ice room

Your room at the ICEHOTEL is comfortably furnished with furniture made from ice. Unique artwork decorates the rooms. You sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed built of snow and ice, on reindeer skins. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet, morning sauna and towels included.

Included :

  • Accommodation at Icehotel in an Ice room for 1 night with breakfast
  • Morning sauna at Icehotel
  • Accommodation (Comfort or Camp Ripan Cabin) in Kiruna 2 nights with breakfast
  • Dogsled transfer from the airport in Kiruna to the Icehotel
  • Northern light-trip with snowmobile, dinner is included
  • Warm protective clothing for your whole stay
  • Transfer to Kiruna airport on departure
  • Taxes and service fee

Not Included:

  • Flights to/from Sweden and Kiruna
  • Optional tours on day 3
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal travel insurance

Highlights:

  • Kiruna
  • Ice hotel
  • Ice Room
  • Dog sledding tour to the hotel
  • River Torne
  • Guided Northern lights Snow mobile safari
  • Northern Lights

Optional:

  • Snowmobile safari
  • Visit to a Sami reindeer farm

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