Cool Combinations: 7 Ways to Experience the Icehotel
The Icehotel is literally breathtaking. With an ingenious mix of snow and ice, plenty of engineering know-how and supreme design flair, the hotel is created each winter, then left to melt back into the river Torne in late April, with no two designs ever the same.
Experience the magic on our classic short break, with one night ‘sleeping on ice’ and two nights in a warm room. Cosy up in a thermal sleeping bag on top of cosy reindeer hides for your night on ice and experience a sense of magical, yet eerie silence as you rest your head on a hand-carved ice bed. Don’t forget to pack your thermals and tick off this bucket-list essential on our 3-night Icehotel Break.
Alternatively, combine the Icehotel with other amazing places to create the ultimate winter adventure. Whether you’re planning a weekend escape or week-long break, here are some of our favourite ‘cool combinations’. And don’t forget that Icehotel 365, which is maintained at sub-zero temperatures by solar power during the summer months, means you can experience the incredible Icehotel in summer too!
1. World-renowned Abisko National Park
Enjoy a spectacular short break combining the Icehotel with Abisko National Park – home of the Aurora Sky Station where northern lights viewing is second to none. Stay at Abisko Mountain Station, a short walk from the chairlift that whisks you up to the Aurora Sky Station, before heading to the Icehotel. Experience it all on our Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel holiday.
2. Arctic Beauty and Northern Lights
Three Arctic beauties have been combined to form an unforgettable northern lights adventure. Abisko National Park steals the limelight as the ultimate place to see the aurora, while the super-cool Icehotel and far-flung Tromso in Norway, with its charming historic wooden buildings, are both full of aurora potential and exciting winter activities. Visit all three on our Tromso, Abisko & the Icehotel holiday.
3. The Wonders of Iceland
Home to steaming geothermal pools, thundering waterfalls and majestic volcanoes, Iceland is the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, bubbling over with natural wonders and amazing things to do. Combine it with the remarkable man-made Icehotel in Swedish Lapland and you have the very best of both worlds, all wrapped up in our Iceland and the Icehotel holiday.
4. Festive Fun
When the rivers and lakes of Swedish Lapland freeze over during winter, and the forests are thick with snow, it’s like a scene from the perfect Christmas card. Add a sprinkle of magic, courtesy of the Icehotel and hopefully the aurora borealis, and you’ve got a dream destination for a New Year break. Admire the exquisite Art Suites, raise a glass in the Icebar and enjoy a candlelit gala dinner on New Year’s Eve.
5. Stylish Stockholm
Sweden’s elegant capital, scattered across 14 islands connected by waterways and bridges, can easily be explored on foot. Discover its cobbled old town, Royal Palace and fascinating Vasa Museum, get a taste of the thriving restaurant and cafe scene, then fly up to Swedish Lapland for your night at the Icehotel.
6. Thrilling Husky Sledding
Hit the trails of Swedish Lapland, weaving through forests and crossing frozen lakes as you learn to drive your own team of huskies. Sleep in a rustic lodge, keep watch for the mesmerising northern lights, then ride a snowmobile for your night ‘sleeping on ice’ at the Icehotel. Experience all this and more on our exhilarating wilderness husky adventure.
7. Magic Nordic Summer
Embrace summer adventures under the midnight sun on a relaxed self-drive through wild and beautiful scenery. Stay in two of Swedish Lapland’s most iconic properties; the Treehotel which transports you into an arboreal fantasy with its unique treehouses and Icehotel 365 with its spectacular Art Suites on a tailor made summer fly drive.