Christmas at the Icehotel

from £1323
including flights
5 nights Dec


Stockholm is a city that loves to celebrate Christmas and there is no better city than Stockholm to put you in the Christmas mood. The lingering scents of mulled wine and gingerbread biscuits will follow you around as you explore this winter wonderland. Then travel north for a guaranteed White Christmas head above the Arctic Circle to the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland. With its snow covered landscapes, thrilling winter activities and delicious Scandinavian cuisine, this is a truly special festive break. Whether you celebrate with family or friends, discover the spirit of Lapland this Christmas.


  • Wander Gamla Stan's medieval alleys and visit their Christmas market
  • Join the Christmas Day torchlight procession and traditional carol concert
  • Experience sleeping on ice for a Christmas with a difference!
  • Special appearance by Santa on Christmas Eve
  • Explore Swedish Lapland on a range of optional activities, including snowmobiling and husky sledding
  • Look out for the aurora borealis in the dark skies above 

What's Included

  • Return flights from London to Kiruna via Stockholm
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in an Ice Room with shared facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Festive activities as per itinerary

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Stretched across an archipelago of 14 islands connected by a network of waterways and bridges, Stockholm is a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary and the city centre can easily be explored on foot.

During the festive season, the addition of thousands of tiny streetlights, enticing shop windows and excellent Christmas markets, make this trip an even more attractive prospect.


What better way to celebrate the festive season than to spend it somewhere that boasts a spectacular Icehotel and perfect Christmas-card scenery. As if a holiday at the Icehotel isn't special enough, at Christmas it takes on a whole new ambience, lit with twinkling lights and decorated trees, as festive aromas punctuate your senses, warming Glögg full of Christmas spices and that consummate favourite, traditional gingerbread - available throughout the day . You'll have no problem getting into the festive spirit and we don't just mean by visiting the Icebar!

With a wide range of exciting winter activities on offer, there are plenty of options for exploring the snow covered wilderness areas surrounding the quaint Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi.

On Christmas Day you can choose to join the special torchlight procession to the village's picturesque church for a Christmas Day carol concert. And don’t forget to keep a look out for the northern lights. Surely the perfect way to spend the most wonderful time of the year!

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing; spending two nights in Stockholm, one night sleeping on ice and two nights in warm accommodation at the Icehotel

Departure Duration Twin price
21 Dec 2020 5 nights £1,323

What's Included

  • Return flights from London via Stockholm
  • Accommodation in Stockholm with private bathroom for 2 nights
  • Accommodation in a Kaamos room with private bathroom for 2 nights
  • 1 night in an Ice Room with shared facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Torchlight procession and carol concert
  • Santa Visit on Christmas Eve
  • Thermal one-piece suit, boots and mittens to use while staying at the Icehotel
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Festive meals

Please ask our travel specialist to make a table reservation for you for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, to ensure you have the meals at preferred times.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Travel to Stockholm

Fly to Stockholm and make your way (payable locally) to the city centre hotel. Depending on your flight time, why not visit to the fascinating old town of Stockholm – Gamla Stan, which takes you back to the 13th century. You cannot help but feel its medieval atmosphere as you wander through its cobblestone streets past narrow, colourful houses of yesteryear. At Christmas time the Gamla Stan Christmas market sets up its stands and you can sample a whole range of traditional Swedish delicacies including Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, reindeer and moose meat, spicy mulled wine (glögg) and a range of high-quality handicrafts.

Day 2: Day at leisure in Stockholm

Why not soak the Christmas atmosphere by making a visit to Stockholm’s open air museum, Skansen, famous for its Nordic Zoo and living history exhibition; about 150 historical buildings have been moved here from all over Sweden. Skansen also puts on a respected traditional Christmas market where you can wander the cosy streets and admire the Christmas foods and handicrafts on offer.

Day 3: Fly to the Icehotel

Fly from Stockholm to Kiruna and transfer to Jukkasjarvi. Check in at the Icehotel for 3 nights (one in a standard Ice Room) and get kitted out in your thermal clothing, on loan for the duration of your stay. Then take a guided tour and enjoy your time in the wonderful surroundings.

Day 4: Christmas Eve at the Icehotel

Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the Icehotel restaurant then the day is free to explore your scenic surrounds or one of the many available optional excursions. There are also a number of other activities in and around the Icehotel to help fill your day.

Day 5: Christmas Day at the Icehotel

Be as active or relaxed as you wish today ' don't forget it's advisable to book many of the optional excursions in advance, or at least soon after you check in to ensure availability. In the late afternoon there is a torchlight procession down to the picturesque little church at the end of the village. Here you'll listen to a Christmas carol concert with traditional Swedish and English songs.

Day 6: Icehotel - Home

After breakfast enjoy a morning at leisure to take a few more treasured photos or perhaps try out ice scuplting. Transfer to the airport at Kiruna and then fly back to the UK.

Icehotel Accommodation


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Type: Unique And Boutique

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Type: Hotel

Comfortable cosy rooms in central Stockholm

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Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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