Arctic Sweden and the Icehotel
4790983551 - R10
Stay at two of Scandinavia’s most iconic and celebrated hotels – the ICEHOTEL and Treehotel – on a memorable tour of Swedish Lapland, including a scenic train ride from Luleå to Kiruna and a fabulous choice of winter activities. This trip has been designed to serve you the highlights of Aurora watching in far northern Sweden, coupled with staying at some of the most amazing accommodation you will ever encounter.
- Stay at the unique Treetop Hotel
- Visit a Sami family and learn about their culture and reindeer herding
- Snowmobile in pristine forests
- Stay at the world-famous Icehotel
- Dogsled down silent forest trails
- Catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights (if weather permits)
Early December – end of April
From US$3,869 per person, twin share
Price is shown as a starting from rate, in US$, per person based on two people sharing a room. Rates may be available for single occupancy, on request.
4790983551 - R10
Arrive into Luleå and transfer to Treehotel. Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river. There is a small village of about 600 people close by to wander through. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll (5 mins) through the beautiful nature to your treeroom. You can either carry your luggage or it can be transported.
When you are ready, you have a guided tour of the Treehotel included. Your accommodation for the night will be in The Cabin, The Bird’s Nest, The Blue Cone, The UFO or The Mirror Cube. The Dragonfly room is available for a supplement. Once you have settled in, head to the small TreeSauna for a 2 hour steam session.
From your Treehotel’s room you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river. And don’t forget that the Treehotel location above the Arctic Circle, away from artificial light makes the camp a perfect spot for watching the Aurora Borealis
After breakfast, drive to visit the Forest Sami Eriksson family in Flakaberg, a journey which indulges all of the senses. Lars, who is a great storyteller, will tell you about Sami culture, his childhood, youth and his life as a reindeer herder in the forestland of Swedish Lapland. You will get to meet the reindeer that wander the farm, try pot-boiled coffee by the campfire and be treated to a tasty lunch prepared by Lars’ wife, Anette. The tour also includes a visit to the Arctic Circle.
After breakfast, head off on a 2 hour snowmobile safari. This favourite winter-past time of the locals has you snowmobiling through snow-covered forests. The tour goes to some beautiful places with great views as you enjoy the tranquillity of the forest. Experience the wilderness and freedom of Swedish Lapland. Along the narrow trails, stops are made so the guide can tell you about the surroundings.
Snowmobile suit, boots, socks, warm gloves, fleece suit, hood for underneath the helmet and helmet are provided by the tour operator.
This morning you will transfer to the train station and travel by local train to Kiruna. On arrival in Kiruna you will be brought to Jukkasjärvi, and your accommodation at the ICEHOTEL. Wander around the ICEHOTEL – check out all the different art suites. Choose between two restaurants – the ICE Restaurant with an “Ice Menu” or the Old Homestead with a more traditional feel.
In the evening you can enjoy a drink in the uber-cool icebar before settling into your snow room at the ICEHOTEL.
Inside ICEHOTEL, the temperature is never colder than -5 °C to -8 °C, regardless of how cold it may be outside. Dress in warm thermal underwear, put on a hat and slip into the cozy sleeping bag. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet, guided tour of the hotel, storage locker, WiFi, morning sauna and towels are included in your stay.
This morning, explore the magical world of ice sculpting for yourself with an introductory class. Working with your hands completely absorbs you. It’s relaxing and intense at once. The guide begins the class by giving you some background about working with ice, and an introduction to the tools.
Each sculptor apprentice is then given a block and chisel and off you go!
In the early afternoon, head outside for a Dogsledding adventure. Touring with a dog and sled through the pristine forest and over frozen rivers provides a dream-like feeling. You’re side by side with nature and we promise you an unforgettable experience. The tour begins at ICEHOTEL where your guide will provide you with warm clothing, gloves and hat. After that a safety briefing and instructions and then it’s time to go! After an hour of sledding, we’ll pause to enjoy a warm drink in the beautiful wilderness before returning to ICEHOTEL. If you would like to mush your own sled, please let us know as this can be possible.
You will be sleeping in a warm room this evening.
Your adventure ends after a hearty breakfast at the Icehotel’s comfortable and warm restaurant.
- Arrival and departure transfer from airport and other transfers between accommodation as described
- 3 nights of accommodation at Treehotel
- Guided tour of the Treehotel
- Tree sauna at Treehotel
- Sami Culture tour with Arctic Circle Visit
- 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinner
- Snowmobiling Safari at Treehotel (2 hours)
- Train journey from Luleå to Kiruna
- One night in a standard ice room at the ICEHOTEL (upgrade of room available for supplement)
- One night in a warm room at Kaamos Hotel (ICEHOTEL)
- Art and Design Ice Sculpturing at the ICEHOTEL
- Sled Dog Ride in a Winter Wonderland (1.5 hours)
- Warm winter clothing for activities at the ICEHOTEL and at the Treehotel
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- Flights to/from Sweden
- Meals not specified
- Optional tours
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.