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Icehotel Break

from £688 including flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Apr, Nov-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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Enjoy fine dining at the Icehotel Restaurant

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Marvel at the exquisite ice art creations

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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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Activity based

This itinerary features a range of optional activities during your stay

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Nordic Heritage

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

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 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 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 via Stockholm.

Check out of the Icehotel and transfer to Kiruna for the return flight via Stockholm.

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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Getting to the Icehotel

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Kiruna Airport in Swedish Lapland is just 20 minutes from the Icehotel. Scheduled flights from the UK to Kiruna operate throughout the year via Stockholm so you can choose to travel on the most convenient dates for you. You can also take the opportunity to add a night or two in Sweden’s vibrant capital city.

Extend your stay in Stockholm

Sweden’s capital city is stretched across an archipelago of 14 islands connected by a network of waterways and bridges. It is a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary and the city centre can be easily explored on foot. Stylish restaurants and a lively café scene complement the museums and royal palaces while the old town ‘Gamla Stan’ is a must to explore.

Prices and Departures

Price from £688 including flights

What's Included

  • Return flights from UK to Kiruna (via Stockholm)
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Kaamos room with private bathroom
  • 1 night in an Ice Room with shared facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Morning sauna
  • 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; spending one night sleeping on ice and the rest of your stay in warm accommodation.

Departure Duration Ice Room Art Suite Deluxe Suite
Nov 2020 3 nights n/a £720 £933
Dec 2020 3 nights £983 £1,056 £1,192
Jan 2021 3 nights £820 £902 £974
Feb 2021 3 nights £983 £1,056 £1,192
Mar 2021 3 nights £820 £902 £974
Apr 2021 3 nights £688 £720 £933

These prices are based on the lowest airfare and prices might increase closer to departure. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Variations - prices from per person

Based on an Ice Room.

3 nights
Additional Adult* £499
Single* £878
Child (aged 8-14)* £440

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