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Aurora Sky Station, Abisko National Park

Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel

from £861 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
Home Destinations Nordic Europe Sweden Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel

Highlights

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

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Look out for the northern lights from Aurora Sky Station

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Enjoy optional excursions like snowmobiling and husky sledding

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Spend a night at SFT Abisko Turistation in ‘aurora country’

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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 40 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

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.

Aurora watching in Abisko

On this three night winter break you’ll spend one night at SFT Abisko Turistation, 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 dinner of delicious home-cooked Swedish cuisine.

Stay at the famous Icehotel

Your holiday also includes two 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, marvelling at the stunning ice sculptures and enjoying a drink at the Icebar. Your remaining night will be spent in nearby chalet-style ‘warm’ accommodation.

Itinerary

On arrival in Kiruna transfer to the SFT Abisko Turistation (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.

SFT Abisko Turistation

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Abisko Mountain Station  – exterior view

SFT Abisko Turistation is the only hotel located within Abisko National Park

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After breakfast transfer to the Icehotel for a 2 night stay (1 night in an Ice Room and 1 night in warm accommodation). Spend the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy one or more optional excursions.

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Icehotel Accommodation

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

From the moment you step inside the door, you’ll understand why this hotel is famous the world over. From its hallways lined with ice art and glittering chandeliers, to the atmospheric ice bar, you’ll be swept away by the magic.

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At the Icehotel free for optional excursions or just soak up the beautiful surroundings. Excursions 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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Transfer to Kiruna for the flight back to UK

Upgrades

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Upgrade to a Nordic inspired dinner at the Aurora Sky Station

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 nights and of course the opportunity to head outside to do some aurora watching of you own.

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Upgrade to a Suite at the Icehotel

Your night spent sleeping on ice is based on an Ice Room, but you can choose to upgrade to an amazing Art Suite or a Deluxe Suite. Each suite is truly unique, individually designed and crafted each year by artists from around the world. No two are ever the same.

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

Prices and Departures

Price from £861 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £330 per person with SAS, or from around £550 per person during peak times such as Christmas and New Year. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation in a room with private bathroom at Abisko
  • 2 nights at the Icehotel in a Kaamos Room with private bathroom and an Ice Room with a shared bathroom
  • All breakfasts, three-course dinner at Abisko
  • Chairlift excursion to the Sky Station
  • Transfers to and from Abisko and the Icehotel
  • 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

This itinerary starts from around £861 per person based on 2 sharing a room; spending one night sleeping on ice, one night in warm accommodation and one night at Abisko.

Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on style of accommodation, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

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