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6 Northern lights viewings

40 Countries visited

3 Scandinavian trolls kissed

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Icehotel Break

from £1061 including flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Experience 'sleeping on ice' at the world's coolest hotel

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Enjoy optional excursions like snowmobiling and husky sledding

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Watch out for the northern lights

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Marvel at the exquisite ice art creations

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Enjoy fine dining at the Icehotel Restaurant

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Sample a cocktail or two out of ice glasses in the Icebar

Why this trip...

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Amazing accommodation

Stay in accommodation that is far more than just a place to rest your head

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Nordic Heritage

With over 37 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out

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Activity based

This itinerary features a range of optional activities during your stay

Overview

The Icehotel is quite simply one of the most unique and spectacular places in the world to spend the night. Located in Jukkasjarvi, a peaceful village in Swedish Lapland, 200km north of the Arctic Circle and surrounded by pristine snow-covered fells and forests, this is a hotel of inspired Art Suites, thrilling winter activities and mouth-watering Swedish cuisine. With luck, you’ll also witness the spellbinding northern lights. Take this classic short break and discover what all the excitement is about!

The Icehotel

Crafted each year using ice from the frozen River Torne, the Icehotel is transformed into a work of art by the world’s leading ice sculptors. Building the seasonal Icehotel normally begins in early November with most of the rooms ready by the middle of December with final touches being made in early January, dependant on weather conditions. Walking inside, you will be mesmerised by hallways lit by sparkling chandeliers of ice, while the art suites have to be seen to be believed. The Icehotel 365 offers a year-round ice experience, blending seamlessly during winter with the seasonal Icehotel, which melts back into the river each spring. As its leading worldwide partner, we’ve been arranging holidays to the Icehotel since its inception in 1990. We often have availability even when the hotel is otherwise fully booked.

Sleeping in an ice room

Typically Icehotel guests spend one night in an ice room and the other two in warm accommodation. Classic Ice rooms typically contain a double bed but some can sleep up to 4. The Art Suites are larger, individually themed and hand-carved by artists from all over the world. The 365 Art Suites are the largest with a solid door and there are 9 Deluxe Suites that have an en-suite (warm) bathroom. If you’d like to upgrade to an art suite, or book a warm room as back-up for the whole stay our specialists can tailor your trip to suit your every need.

Eating and drinking

The Icehotel restaurant offers a fine dining experience (reservations are highly recommended). There is also a breakfast and lunch buffet served here. The 12-course Chef’s Table experience at the Verandah (16 spaces available per sitting), offers guests a menu of bite-sized delights prepared by Head Chef, Alexander Meier who previously worked in a two Michelin-star rated restaurant. Alternatively, a picturesque 20-minute walk from the hotel through the village is the Homestead restaurant serving an a la carte menu in a cosy atmosphere. Inside Icehotel 365 you’ll find the Ice Bar serving a selection of cocktails from glasses made of ice. There's also the Lounge bar offering a warm, cosy atmosphere to relax and enjoy a nightcap. Find out more about facilities and accommodation at the Icehotel.

Accommodation

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Icehotel Accommodation

This inspiring and ‘cool’ hotel has to be seen to be believed! Combining engineering know-how with supreme design flare, the Icehotel is created each winter then left to melt back into the River Torne in late April.

Alongside the winter hotel is the permanent Icehotel 365 housing the spectacular Icebar. And nearby heated buildings complete the experience. Staying at the Icehotel combines conventional comfort with the intriguing concept of ‘sleeping on ice’.

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Itinerary

Day 1 arrive at the Icehotel

Fly to Kiruna (either direct on our exclusive charter from Heathrow or via Stockholm) and transfer to Jukkasjarvi. You can upgrade to a transfer by husky sled. Check in at the Icehotel for a 3 night stay and join a guided tour. Speak to our Icehotel specialists should you wish to upgrade to an Art Suite or Deluxe Suite for your night in the Icehotel.

Fly to Kiruna (either direct on our exclusive charter from Heathrow or via Stockholm) and transfer to Jukkasjarvi. You can upgrade to a transfer by husky sled. Check in at the Icehotel for a 3 night stay and join a guided tour. Speak to our Icehotel specialists should you wish to upgrade to an Art Suite or Deluxe Suite for your night in the Icehotel.

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Days 2-3 time at leisure

Spend your time as you choose, enjoying optional activities, such as ice sculpting, husky sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, or treat yourself to a sauna ritual or starlit dinner. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you book your activities and excursions prior to departure. Should you need any assistance with choosing your activities, please contact our expert team who have first hand knowledge.

Spend your time as you choose, enjoying optional activities, such as ice sculpting, husky sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, or treat yourself to a sauna ritual or starlit dinner. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you book your activities and excursions prior to departure. Should you need any assistance with choosing your activities, please contact our expert team who have first hand knowledge.

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Day 4 depart the Icehotel

Check out of the Icehotel and transfer to Kiruna for the return flight (either direct on our Iceflight or via Stockholm).

Check out of the Icehotel and transfer to Kiruna for the return flight (either direct on our Iceflight or via Stockholm).

Fly direct on our #Iceflight

Our exclusive direct flight between Heathrow and Kiruna (just 20 minutes from the Icehotel) means we get you there quicker than any other operator in just 3.5 hours rather than 9 hours flying via Stockholm. Plus you avoid the hassle of long transfers and internal flights.

If our direct flight dates are not convenient, you can also reach the Icehotel on scheduled services via Stockholm. Our team will be happy to discuss your options. 

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Premium class upgrade

Per person return £179

Benefits include

  • business class check-in at Heathrow Airport
  • fast track security at Heathrow Airport
  • access to Business Lounge at Heathrow Airport
  • 30kg baggage allowance
  • upgraded hot meal on the flights with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • pre-allocated seating in the Premium section

Excursions

Winter activities & excursions

We highly recommend that you pre-book excursions and activities with us before you arrive. Our most popular excursions at the Icehotel include the following or for a spot of indulgence, why not book a private sauna ritual or romantic starlit dinner.

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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Prices and Departures

Price from £1061 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks)
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Kaamos room with private bathroom
  • 1 night in an Ice Room with shared facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Morning sauna
  • Services of a Discover the World representative
  • Thermal one-piece suit, boots and mittens to use while staying at the Icehotel
  • All taxes and fees
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise; travelling on our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna, spending one night sleeping on ice and the rest of your stay in warm accommodation.

Departure Duration Ice Room Art Suite Deluxe Suite Availability
Sat 19 Dec 2020 3 nights £1,199 £1,286 £1,429 Available
Sun 27 Dec 2020 3 nights £1,199 £1,286 £1,429 Available
Wed 30 Dec 2020* 3 nights £1,351 £1,429 £1,596 Available
Sat 16 Jan 2021 3 nights £1,199 £1,286 £1,429 Available
Sat 30 Jan 2021 3 nights £1,199 £1,286 £1,429 Available
Sat 13 Feb 2021 3 nights £1,199 £1,286 £1,429 Available
Thu 18 Feb 2021 3 nights £1,199 £1,286 £1,429 Available
Sat 06 Mar 2021 3 nights £1,061 £1,144 £1,229 Available

* Please refer to the New Year breaks at Icehotel for more details.

Note: Other dates and durations are possible using scheduled flights via Stockholm. One piece of hold luggage (23kg) and airport transfers are included in the ATOL protected package price. Please ask our Travel Specialists for more information.

Prices from per person

Based on an Ice Room and on 06 Mar 2021 departure.

3 nights
Additional Adult* £982
Single* £1,361
Child (aged 8-14)* £825

Direct Flight Times

  • Heathrow to Kiruna SK7896 Departing: 10.35 | Arriving: 14:55
  • Kiruna to Heathrow SK7895 Departing: 14.25 | Arriving: 17:00

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One of our specialists
Meet Lameez

6 Northern lights viewings

40 Countries visited

3 Scandinavian trolls kissed

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