Lapland New Year Adventure

from £1894
including flights
4 nights Dec

Overview

This special New Year trip includes a variety of unforgettable experiences so you can see in 2019 in style. Stay in the homely rooms at Ripan Resort Hotel, where you can enjoy a host of optional activities, and at the unique and quite incredible Icehotel. And for the ultimate chance to see the northern lights, spend a night in Abisko National Park and visit the Aurora Sky Station, widely believed to be one of the best places to view the aurora borealis.

Highlights

  • experience the spectacular Icehotel
  • visit the Aurora Sky Station where with luck you'll see the northern lights
  • chance to try snowmobiling, husky sledding, reindeer safari and more
  • enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner

What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Kiruna
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in an Ice Room with shared facilities
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • New Year’s Eve dinner at the Icehotel

Full description

The Icehotel

Your adventure includes a night at the famous Icehotel, where you’ll experience ‘sleeping on ice’. You’ll also be able to tour around this amazing structure marvelling at the individually designed art suites created by internationally renowned artists, and enjoy a colourful cocktail or two in the Icebar.

Abisko National Park

Journey to the Abisko Mountain Station located in the beautiful Abisko National Park, overlooking Lake Tornetrask, which is a convenient walking distance from the chairlift up to the Aurora Sky Station. The Mountain Station is the only hotel within the national park and is not to be mistaken for the Abisko Mountain Lodge, set in Abisko Village. At the Abisko Mountain Station you can enjoy peace and quiet and, more importantly, no light pollution to hinder your northern lights viewing. More about the aurora »

The dramatic and unique views over the Lake Tornetrask and the surrounding mountains are the perfect stage for the light show above. The Aurora Sky Station at the summit offers unique and excellent northern lights viewing from a large outside deck area, and inside you can relax and warm up by a log fire at the inviting cafe/restaurant. And obviously, with such expanses of sky here and spectacular auroral appearances, the lights can be enjoyed from ground level too - from the scenic surrounds of the Mountain Station as well as from its cosy lounge areas which offer giant picture windows overlooking the lake - even the restaurant and bar have panoramic views.

Ripan Resort Hotel

You’ll also have two nights at Ripan Resort, just a 20 minute transfer from the Icehotel. The location of this hotel could not be better being on nature’s doorstep and close to ski, snowmobile and husky sledge trails but also within a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Kiruna. You can choose how to fill your day with options for skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, husky sledding, horse riding, reindeer sledging or perhaps join in on a moose safari. A special New Year's Eve dinner is included.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise, travelling on our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna

Departure Duration Twin Price Single Price
Sat 29 Dec 2018 4 nights £1,894 £2,384

What's Included

  • Return direct flights from London Heathrow to Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks)
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom except for the 1 night in an Ice Room at the Icehotel with shared bathroom
  • All breakfasts
  • New Year’s Eve dinner at the Icehotel
  • Dinner at Abisko Mountain Station is a 3-course meal
  • Chairlift excursion to the Sky Station
  • Services of a Discover the World representative whilst at Icehotel
  • All transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Optional Accommodation Upgrades

At the Icehotel you can upgrade from an ice room to an amazing Art Suite from £79 per person per night or a Deluxe Suite from £233 per person per night.

Dinner Upgrade at Abisko

Why not upgrade to a four course dinner served in the cosy restaurant at the Aurora Sky Station. You will travel up by chairlift earlier than other guests and enjoy the peaceful Abisko National Park in darkness. As your eyes become more accustomed to the light conditions, you will see more and more as you gaze up at the night sky, the bright stars twinkling above you.
Feast on a meal inspired by local Nordic cuisine and after dinner, there will be the chance to learn more about the fascinating Northern Lights and of course the opportunity to head outside to do some aurora watching of you own. (Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment) From £85 per person

Please note, should it not be possible to visit the Aurora Sky Station (due to weather/climate conditions or technical reasons), an alternative viewing area will be chosen subject to local conditions. If you have pre-booked the upgraded dinner at the Sky Station this will be provided at the Abisko Mountain Station instead.

Please contact our team of Travel Specialists team to discuss these upgrade options.

Direct Flight Times

Heathrow to Kiruna SK7896 Departs: 10.35 | Arrives: 14:55
Kiruna to Heathrow SK7895 Departs: 14.25 | Arrives: 17:00

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: UK - Kiruna

Fly from Heathrow direct to Kiruna and transfer to Ripan Resort Hotel for a 2 night stay and a chance to experience one of the evening activities.

Day 2: at leisure

Enjoy one of the many optional activities available or relax in the Aurora Spa (additional cost).

Day 3: Camp Ripan - Icehotel

Transfer to the Icehotel with time to take part in the optional excursions offered at the Icehotel. Overnight in one of the famous Ice Rooms or a warm room if you prefer. Enjoy the New Year dinner and celebrations.

Day 4: Icehotel - Abisko Mountain Station

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station. After a 3-course dinner buffet take a short walk to the base of the mountain, where you’ll be kitted out in warm clothing before a 20-minute ride on a chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station. Here you can learn more about the northern lights and spend time enjoying this amazing natural phenomenon, before returning to your accommodation.

Day 5: return to UK

Some time in the morning at leisure to soak up your incredibly scenic surrounds. Transfer to Kiruna Airport for the flight home to London Heathrow.

Notes

It is also possible to do the itinerary in reverse, with the first night in Abisko, then Icehotel and 2 nights at Camp Ripan

Abisko Mountain Station

Sweden

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Abisko Mountain Station is the only hotel located within Abisko National Park

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Icehotel Accommodation

Sweden

Grade: Superior

Type: Unique And Boutique

This inspiring and totally 'cool' hotel has to be seen to be believed!

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Ripan Resort Hotel, Kiruna

Sweden

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Located on the outskirts of Kiruna, with easy access to both town and nature.

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