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Tromso, Abisko and the Icehotel

from £1774 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Dec
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Great locations for seeing the northern lights including the Aurora Sky Station

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

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Travel by coach and train through spectacular Lapland scenery

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Enjoy optional excursions like snowmobiling and husky sledding

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Explore Tromso's attractions such as the Polar Museum and Arctic aquarium

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

Why this trip...

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Where you stay

This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience

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How you travel

This holiday features transport that is an integral part of the overall experience

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Activity based

This itinerary features a range of optional activities during your stay


Three Arctic beauties have been combined on this seven-night holiday to form an unforgettable northern lights adventure. Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland steals the limelight as the ultimate aurora hotspot. You will also visit the super-cool Icehotel and far-flung Tromso – both full of aurora potential and exciting winter activities.

City sights and northern lights in Tromso

Hugging the shoreline of an island 350km north of the Arctic Circle, Tromso is known as the ‘Paris of the North’. As well as numerous cafés, bars and galleries, the city has an eye-catching cathedral and a Polar Museum celebrating Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Optional excursions include aurora-hunting trips in the surrounding mountains, away from the bright city lights.

Aurora watching in Abisko National Park

A scenic journey by coach and the Arctic Circle train takes you from Tromso to Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland, passing the striking U-shaped valley of Lapporten. The Abisko National Park offers excellent Northern Light viewing opportunities with a stunning 360° lake and mountain landscape and vast open skies.

Staying at SFT Abisko Turistation, you’ll take a chairlift up to the Aurora Sky Station – one of the world’s best spots for viewing the northern lights. With luck you will witness the aurora illuminate the night skies over Abisko – renowned for their clarity and lack of clouds.

Experience the magic of the Icehotel

Continuing by train to Kiruna, keeping watch for reindeer and moose, you’re then transferred to the Icehotel for a three-night stay. One night will be spent ‘sleeping on ice’, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with the remaining two nights in chalet-style ‘warm’ accommodation. As well as exploring the Icehotel, admiring its stunning suites and raising an ice glass at the Icebar, you will have two full days to enjoy some of the numerous optional excursions available – from aurora hunting by snowmobile, horseback or husky sled to ice sculpting, and winter survival. For a spot of indulgence, we recommend the sauna ritual and starlit dinner.


On arrival in Tromso make your way to the city centre (payable locally) for a 3-night at the Thon Hotel Tromso. Please speak to our team to discuss alternative hotel options for your stay in Tromso.

Thon Hotel Tromso

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Thon Hotel Tromso is a comfortable city hotel with a modern Scandinavian design

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Time at leisure to explore vibrant Tromso, also known as the ‘Paris of the North’. Soak up the history, enjoy the cafes and museums or choose from a range of optional excursions, both during the daytime and the evening.

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Take a scenic coach journey to Narvik train station (4 hours) and board the Arctic Circle train and travel through the mountains to Abisko (1 hour and 45 minutes).  Walk the short distance and check in at SFT Abisko Turistation. After dinner take the chairlift to Aurora Sky Station. It’s advisable to wrap up as the temperature drops as you ascend – additional clothing or a blanket will be provided on the chairlift should you need it. After the 20 minute ride, step out onto the mountain top and look out for the aurora borealis which will hopefully be visible.

Spectacular displays have been known to fill the entire sky here for around two hours but it must be remembered that this is a natural phenomena and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed. Warm up in the summit café, take a look at the exhibition and enjoy being in the company of other eager aurora seekers. Take the chairlift down, head back to the hotel and perhaps enjoy a warming drink in the bar before retiring.

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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Travel by rail to Kiruna and transfer to Jukkasjarvi, home of the Icehotel. Check in for a 3 night stay (1 night in an Ice Room, 2 nights in a warm room). Take a walk around this amazing ice construction, designed and built every year, a concept that has been literally ‘wowing’ guests for over 20 years. You’ll also have time to get kitted out with your one piece thermal suit, boots and gloves which will be loaned to you for the duration of your stay at the Icehotel.

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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Participate in optional activities or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. To ensure availability it is advisable to book certain activities and excursions in advance.

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Check out of the Icehotel and transfer to Kiruna Airport for your flight back home.

It is also possible to operate this itinerary in reverse.


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Upgrade to a 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 £1774 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. 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

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom except the night in an Ice Room with shared bathroom at the Icehotel
  • All breakfasts, 1 dinner at Abisko
  • Coach travel between Tromso and Narvik
  • Train between Narvik and Kiruna via Abisko
  • Return chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station
  • Use of thermal suit, boots and gloves during your stay at the Icehotel
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

This itinerary starts from around £1,774 per person based on 2 sharing a room; spending three nights in Tromso, one night sleeping on ice and two nights in warm accommodation at the Icehotel

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 level 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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