5 things to do with the time you save by flying direct to the Icehotel
Our exclusive direct flight from London Heathrow to the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland remains the most convenient way of reaching the ‘coolest hotel in the world’ offering a host of benefits that take you back to a bygone era of flying.
Best of all you can skip a lengthy Stockholm stopover, giving you up to 5½ hours of free time to enjoy the many winter activities on offer or simply take in your extraordinary setting! Flying to the Icehotel via Stockholm takes between 5-9 hours, depending on available connections. Our #IceFlight gets you from London Heathrow to Kiruna (just 20 minutes from Jukkasjarvi – home of the Icehotel) in just 3½ hours.
Below are our top 5 ideas of what you could do with this extra time, instead of waiting at the airport for your connection…
Kick off your stay with an adrenaline buzz joining a guided snowmobile tour through snow-clad forests surrounding the Icehotel. Ride out across the snow-covered expanse of a the frozen River Torne on an exhilarating pursuit of the northern lights.
Few things are as memorable as dinner under the stars – and this 3-course dinner, prepared entirely from local ingredients, comes with an added attraction; the northern lights may appear at any minute. Head out to a secluded wilderness camp where you can cosy up to dine, whilst remaining ready to step outside to view the aurora should they appear.
Did you know, there are more dogs living in Swedish Lapland than there are humans? Because of this, husky sledding has become the most popular way to get around this enchanting region. Start the adventure as soon as you touchdown in Swedish Lapland, jumping on a husky sled from Kiruna Airport for the 1h 15m journey to the Icehotel, navigating frozen lakes and forest trails.
Indulge in an epicurean delight on this specially crafted dining experience. Dine in style at The Veranda with world-class cuisine prepared by the Icehotel’s Michelin awarded Head Chef, Alexander Meier. A delectable 12-course menu focuses on local sourced produce with a twist. You may choose to follow up with a drink or two at the Icebar.
Learn how to use the sauna like a local with this ten-step ritual, which includes an optional ice plunge (optional) and thorough cleansing of mind and body. This invigorating start to your break will leave you ready for the adventures to follow.
Other excursions at the Icehotel
And remember, all the above activities are suggestions for the extra time you’ll have on day one of your break. There is a wide range of excursions available at the Icehotel to fill the rest of your holiday from reindeer sleigh rides to moose safaris, horse riding under the northern lights to winter survival courses.
Perhaps try your hand at ice sculpting – inspired by the expert artistic skills of ice-artists from all over the world, many visitors to the Icehotel try their own hand at this unique form of art while on site.