Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel

from £1334
including flights
3–4 nights Dec-Mar

Overview

Combine a stay at Swedish Lapland’s legendary Icehotel with Abisko National Park – rated by Lonely Planet as the best place in the world for experiencing the northern lights. As well as a visit to the Aurora Sky Station, this superb short break also has plenty of opportunities for trying exciting winter activities like husky sledding, snowmobiling, ice-sculpting and Nordic skiing.

Highlights

  • Fly direct to Lapland on our exclusive flights between Heathrow and Kiruna
  • Spend a night at Abisko Mountain Station in the heart of ‘aurora country’
  • Ride a chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station to search for the northern lights
  • Stay two or three nights at the Icehotel with an opportunity to ‘sleep on ice’
  • Be as active as you like, with everything from snowmobiling to saunas available
  • Enjoy delicious food, including an optional four-course meal at the Sky Station

What's Included

  • Return flights between Heathrow and Kiruna
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in an Ice Room with shared facilities
  • All breakfasts, 1 dinner

Full description

Aurora watching in Abisko

On this three- or four-night winter break you’ll spend one night at Abisko Mountain Station, the only hotel in the national park. The Abisko National Park offers excellent Northern Light viewing opportunities with a stunning 360° lake and mountain landscape and vast open skies. Framed by the striking Lapporten mountain valley, the icon of the national park, it is an ideal location for walking and photography. It is also a short walk from the chairlift that whisks you up to the Aurora Sky Station. Once at the summit, large balconies provide a perfect vantage for northern lights watching. Inside the Sky Station there’s a cosy log fire and, as an optional extra, we can arrange for you to enjoy a four-course dinner of delicious home-cooked Swedish cuisine.

Stay at the famous Icehotel

Your holiday also includes two or three nights at the Icehotel. One of these will be ‘sleeping on ice’, tucked up in thermal sleeping bags on thick mattresses. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience – many guests claim to have their best night’s sleep ever! You will also have plenty of time to explore the Icehotel, marveling at the stunning ice sculptures and enjoying a drink at the Icebar. Your remaining night or two will be spent in nearby chalet-style ‘warm’ accommodation.

Things to do at the Icehotel

Click on Excursions above to browse the wide range of activities available. Optional excursions at the Icehotel include husky sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice-sculpting, moose safaris, horse riding, winter survival and northern lights photography, as well as special treats like a sauna ritual and starlit dinner.

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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, spending one night sleeping on ice, one night in warm accommodation & one night at Abisko.

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price
15 Dec 2018 3 nights £1,334 £1,734
23 Dec 2018 3 nights £1,374 £1,773
26 Dec 2018 3 nights £1,334 £1,734
29 Dec 2018 4 nights £1,915 £2,450
19 Jan 2019 3 nights £1,334 £1,734
26 Jan 2019 3 nights £1,334 £1,734
09 Feb 2019 3 nights £1,334 £1,734
16 Feb 2019 3 nights £1,334 £1,734
19 Feb 2019 4 nights £1,471 £1,976
02 Mar 2019 3 nights £1,334 £1,734

Fly via Stockholm from £1,285

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price
Dec 2018 - Apr 2019 3 nights £1,282 £1,710

What's Included

  • Return flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks)
  • 1 night accommodation in a room with private bathroom at Abisko, 2 or 3 nights at Icehotel in a Kaamos Room with private bathroom and 1 night in an Ice Room with a shared bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 1 3-course dinner dinner at Abisko
  • Chairlift excursion to the Sky Station
  • Services of a Discover the World representative
  • Airport transfers
  • 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

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. Please contact us for the different options available and we’ll be happy to provide a quote.

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

3-night Itinerary


Day 1: Kiruna - Abisko Mountain Station
Fly from UK to Kiruna and transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station (journey time 90 minutes) for an overnight stay. After dinner take a 15 minute 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 hopefully spend time enjoying this amazing natural phenomenon before returning to your hotel.

Day 2: Abisko Mountain Station - Icehotel
After breakfast transfer to the Icehotel for a 2 night stay (1 night in an Ice Room and 1 night in warm accommodation). Day at leisure to enjoy one or more optional excursions.

Day 3: at leisure
At the Icehotel free for optional excursions or just soak up the beautiful surroundings.

Day 4: Icehotel - Kiruna
Transfer to Kiruna for the flight back to UK

4-night Itinerary


Departures on 29 December 2018 & 19 February 2019.

Day 1: Kiruna - Abisko Mountain Station
Fly from UK to Kiruna and transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station (journey time 90 minutes). After dinner take a 15 minute 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 hopefully spend time enjoying this amazing natural phenomenon before returning to your hotel.

Day 2: Abisko Mountain Station - Icehotel
After breakfast transfer to the Icehotel for a 3 night stay (1 night in an Ice Room and 2 nights in warm accommodation). Day at leisure to enjoy one or more optional excursions.

Days 3-4: at leisure in the Icehotel
Today is free for optional excursions or just soak up the beautiful surroundings.

Day 5: Icehotel - Kiruna
Transfer to Kiruna for the flight back to UK.

*Please note the walk to the chairlift takes approximately 15-20 minutes and is slightly uphill, however the chairlift operates the entire evening, so you can join it at any time, should you wish to walk a little slower.

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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