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The Complete ICEHOTEL Experience Break

Break Available: December - March
4 Nights

Price Per Person: From £1,795 (Inc Flights)

Complete Ice Hotel Experience Break in Swedish Lapland

Combine a night in Fabulous Art Suite in the Iconic and original ICEHOTEL with 3 nights at our exclusive Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge for a real once in a lifetime Northern Lights break.

This 4 night complete IceHotel break gives you the opportunity to not only experience the best of what the original ICEHOTEL has to offer but  combine it with a stay in a small lodge where you get to sample some of the best experiences in region.

Fantastic and personal Husky Sledding, Snowmobiling, Sami Culture and Northern Lights hunting are all included!

Highlights

  • 1 Night stay at the original ICEHOTEL  in an individually designed Art Suite.
  • 3 Nights at the Authentic Boutique 7 bedroom Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge.
  • Daytime drive your own Husky adventure in picturesque river valley.
  • Snowmobile safaris including Ice fishing in pristine wilderness.
  • Sami Culture day with reindeer sled ride & Lunch in Tepee.
  • Northern Lights BBQ.
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DAY 1:
Fly to Lapland. Overnight in Art Suite at Original ICEHOTEL

DAY 1:
Fly to Lapland. Overnight in Art Suite at Original ICEHOTEL

Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland, where on arrival you will be met by one of the guides and transferred to the ICEHOTEL for check in to warm accommodation. At the same time you will be kitted out with your arctic clothing.

Late afternoon take the residents tour of the ICEHOTEL, where you will be advised on how to make the most of your stay in one of the amazing art suites.

Tonight stay in an Art Suite designed and built by an international ice artist. Sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed of snow and ice, on reindeer skins.

All of our Northern Lights holidays are in the aurora belt so always scan the skies for flickers of the mystical green lights!

Evening at leisure. We will make a restaurant reservation for you in one of the IceHotel’s 2 restaurants.

Meals included: None

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to a Deluxe Art Suite at the ICEHOTEL
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Upgrade to a Deluxe Art Suite at the ICEHOTEL

The Deluxe Suites are  individually designed and sculpted thematic suites. The artists, perhaps from Sweden, Germany, UK or the US have been picked from over two-hundred applicants and invited to make the suite you’ll be sleeping in. Each suite is unique and has never been created before.

The room holds a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The suites have the same standard of bed but the big feature is that you have your own private heated bathroom and relaxation directly connected to the bedroom. The relaxation area also provides storage for your belongings. The suite has doors with locks for your privacy.

Upgrade Cost: From £150 per person  per night

Enjoy a drink at the IceHotel bar, Sweden
Art Suite at IceHotel Sweden
Bathroom in feature suite at the ICEHOTEL Sweden

DAY 2:
Husky Wilderness Safari. Overnight at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

DAY 2:
Husky Wilderness Safari. Overnight at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

After breakfast check out  and pick up from the ICEHOTEL for what is for many, the favourite day of a trip to Lapland – driving your own sled dog team. Transfer to the kennel located in a remote river valley where moose congregate in winter.

Ylva Sievertsson is an accomplished musher, whose kennel is in a remote valley from where she runs very personal sled dog trips. As you will discover she has a very special relationship with her dogs and it is a thrill to visit her kennel.

Once you arrive at the kennels get acquainted with the dogs and receive detailed instructions about how to drive them. Head out into the frozen river valley where you will have opportunities to take turns in driving the team whilst making stops to take photos. The location is outside the major tourist areas and we can almost promise that you will enjoy pristine arctic nature alone.

You will be out for around 2 hours before heading back to base for a warming lunch in the traditional ‘Kota’ adjacent to the family home. To make it more exclusive we only take a maximum of 4 sled dog teams at a time.

After the experience drive straight back to Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge your base for the next 2 nights. This small lodge (7 rooms) is a wonderful home away from home escape on an elevated location on the road to Abisko. Besides the warm hospitality the Northern Lights from the Lodge are excellent with the backdrop of the Abisko alps providing an endless vista.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 3:
Day Snowmobile Tour with IceFishing.

DAY 3:
Day Snowmobile Tour with IceFishing.

After breakfast venture out for a special day in the wilderness. The Lodge is situated near trails that take you into pristine wilderness . Follow the river valleys and ride up the Fells to the guide’s secret lake where Arctic Char abound. Put your Reindeer skins on the ice, drill a hole and see what you can catch. We have been known to catch 3-4 kg Arctic Char up here!

Part of the beauty is purely being away from everything and feeling like you own this wilderness for a moment in time. The guide will also have snow shoes with him so that you can try your hand.

Lunch is taken in the wild and will be cooked on a fire in the great outdoors.

Venture back to the Lodge  to relax before dinner!

If you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to do something unique how about booking a private 1 hour session in the rooftop aurora hot tub. See optional extras below… and don’t forget the bottle of champagne in duty free!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Dinner, Hot Tub and Northern Lights
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Dinner, Hot Tub and Northern Lights

A wonderfully relaxing evening hopefully seeing the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Sami Lodge. After an excellent 3-course Lappish dinner spend time in the roof-top hot tub from where you can relax and enjoy the star filled night sky and with a little luck even see the Northern Lights dancing above you. Although the temperature outside is below zero, you will be really warm in the hot tub. If the 35-40 degree Celsius water isn´t enough enjoy a warm sauna in the special relaxation zone.

You get a 1 hour private use of the hot tub.

Price per person: £95 includes: sauna, hot tub , towel, robe and slippers

Enjoy a hot tub under the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Dinner at the Arctic Gourmet Cabin
Northern Lights above the hot tub at Mattarahkka, Sweden

DAY 4:
Sami Introduction day with Nils Håkan Enoksson. Aurora BBQ

DAY 4:
Sami Introduction day with Nils Håkan Enoksson. Aurora BBQ

After breakfast at the Lodge transfer to the Sámi village of Rávttas, 20 minutes west of the Lodge to meet with Nils Håkan Enoksson. Nils Håkan can trace his family roots back several hundred years and has interesting insights into how life has changed in this period.

This experience will give you a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the Sámi people and affords the opportunity to get up close with Lapland’s most iconic creature – the reindeer.

During the visit you will have an opportunity to feed the reindeer and absorb the magical relationship between the Sámi and their most prized resource. Your visit includes a ride on a traditional ‘Reindeer powered sled’, the means by which the Sami people traversed the arctic for centuries.

To end the encounter Hakan will invite you into his traditional Sámi lavvu (teepee) where you will be served a fresh and delicious meal around an open fire.

This glimpse into traditional Sámi life will certainly be a highlight of your break to Lapland.

This evening your Northern Lights holiday continues as you enjoy a BBQ on the aurora deck outside the Lodge looking towards Abisko. The position of the Lodge provides great views to the horizon and is a great place for witnessing the Northern Lights.

If you would like to fit in an aurora focused experience then consider the Aurora Photo Chase at the Lodge. See optional extras below.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Aurora Hunt & Photography
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Aurora Hunt & Photography

This evening  after the  outdoor BBQ on the aurora deck at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge venture out to hunt and photograph the Aurora Borealis.

The guides will track local aurora activity using the Northern Lights forecast and will have a minivan on hand in case you need to travel away from Kiruna to see them. In case of bad weather or a bad aurora forecast  Plan B will entail you  venturing out on a nighttime snowmobile adventure instead.

Our mission is to get you to see the aurora and manage your itinerary to achieve this goal.

Price per person: £98

Includes: Camera for use  (1 per couple) vehicle and guide. You need to take SD card with you.

Northern Lights photography in Lapland
Northern Lights display in Lapland
Aurora Hunt and photography in Abisko Lapland

DAY 5
Fly Home

DAY 5
Fly Home

After breakfast relax at leisure before checking out of the Lodge and transferring to the airport at the end of your complete ICEHOTEL Northern Lights holiday. Alternatively, why not on your way home break you journey and stay a couple of nights in Stockholm to see Scandinavia’s capital city?

We have a range of other breaks that include staying at the Original ICEHOTEL  or combining it with the Unique TREE HOTEL and other Swedish Lapland gems!

Meals Included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
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Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and always rates in the top 10 most desirable cities in the world to live in. It is also the perfect contrast to a break in the arctic.

The old town in Stockholm is very picturesque and compact and can be done in a full day. Your time will be spent exploring some fascinating landmarks. The VASA museum is world class, the Nobel museum of local interest and for ABBA fans; new in 2013 is the ABBA interactive museum.

Also in December Stockholm has many Christmas markets so a break can allow you to do some shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.

You will stay in the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson of Abba fame. The hotel is an excellent 4* hotel in a quiet square but within walking distance of the old town.

Cost From:

£230 per person for Standard room (weekend rate).

£278 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)

£332 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)

Includes  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

Stockholm, Sweden
Harbour area, Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Rival Stockholm Sweden
Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

The Original ICEHOTEL - Swedish Lapland

Entrance to the IceHotel, Sweden
IceHotel 365 and IceHotel, Sweden
Ice room at IceHotel, Sweden
Enjoy a drink at the IceHotel bar, Sweden

The Original ICEHOTEL - Swedish Lapland

The Original ICEHOTEL is situated in Jukassjarvi Swedish Lapland. It is a feat of engineering and artistic creation and still one of the most impressive and unusual places to stay.

The hotel has 2 restaurants, one serving gourmet food, whilst its more informal Homestead restaurant serves hearty traditional food.

From 2015 The ICEHOTEL consists of 2 structures - the temporary hotel is rebuilt each year from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river which runs adjacent to the IceHotel. These are stored for the summer in a huge warehouse and as the late Autumn temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero ice artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and the ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the spring sun.

The new ICEHOTEL 365 is a permanent ICEHOTEL and a feat of engineering which offers visitors the chance of staying the whole year round. It is an all suite hotel and also house the celebrated ICEBAR. On request we can ask for the luxury suites which have adjacent bathrooms. These carry a supplement.

You will leave your luggage in an adjacent service block where there are saunas and showers, whilst all you will take into the hotel is you and your thermal arctic sleeping bag!

Wake up to a hot Lingonberry juice served in your room prior to the very substantial ICEHOTEL breakfast served in the main restaurant.

 

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Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

Snow covered Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Northern Lights above Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Sleeping area in a typical room at Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden
Dining area at Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden

Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

We are proud to offer this small intimate lodge for exclusive use by our clients.

This 7 room intimate lodge is situated in a super location on a slight elevation with magnificent views across the arctic tundra to the Abisko alps, widely considered to be the best location on earth for northern lights holidays.

This small intimate lodge used to be a Sami handicraft centre until the owners had the idea to turn it into an exclusive retreat. With only 7 bedrooms and an open plan lounge and dining room, the emphasis is on relaxing in a cosy environment. The rooms have a downstairs en-suite room with a staircase leading to a loft sitting room.

The lodge has a fabulous sauna and a very unusual northern lights hot tub on the roof where you can star gaze or hunt for the Aurora. (This carries an extra charge).

Other benefits of a stay here mean that if you are doing husky and snowmobile adventures they are both on your doorstep!

Evenings are focused on good food, relaxation and the Northern Lights so if you are looking for a 'home away from home' experience then look no further.

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Optional Extras
Upgrade to a Deluxe Art Suite at the ICEHOTEL
Enjoy a drink at the IceHotel bar, Sweden

The Deluxe Suites are  individually designed and sculpted thematic suites. The artists, perhaps from Sweden, Germany, UK or the US have been picked from over two-hundred applicants and invited to make the suite you’ll be sleeping in. Each suite is unique and has never been created before.

The room holds a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The suites have the same standard of bed but the big feature is that you have your own private heated bathroom and relaxation directly connected to the bedroom. The relaxation area also provides storage for your belongings. The suite has doors with locks for your privacy.

Upgrade Cost: From £150 per person  per night

Dinner, Hot Tub and Northern Lights
Enjoy a hot tub under the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Lodge, Sweden

A wonderfully relaxing evening hopefully seeing the Northern Lights at Mattarahkka Sami Lodge. After an excellent 3-course Lappish dinner spend time in the roof-top hot tub from where you can relax and enjoy the star filled night sky and with a little luck even see the Northern Lights dancing above you. Although the temperature outside is below zero, you will be really warm in the hot tub. If the 35-40 degree Celsius water isn´t enough enjoy a warm sauna in the special relaxation zone.

You get a 1 hour private use of the hot tub.

Price per person: £95 includes: sauna, hot tub , towel, robe and slippers

Aurora Hunt & Photography
Northern Lights photography in Lapland

This evening  after the  outdoor BBQ on the aurora deck at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge venture out to hunt and photograph the Aurora Borealis.

The guides will track local aurora activity using the Northern Lights forecast and will have a minivan on hand in case you need to travel away from Kiruna to see them. In case of bad weather or a bad aurora forecast  Plan B will entail you  venturing out on a nighttime snowmobile adventure instead.

Our mission is to get you to see the aurora and manage your itinerary to achieve this goal.

Price per person: £98

Includes: Camera for use  (1 per couple) vehicle and guide. You need to take SD card with you.

Extension to See Stockholm Scandinavia's Capital City
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and always rates in the top 10 most desirable cities in the world to live in. It is also the perfect contrast to a break in the arctic.

The old town in Stockholm is very picturesque and compact and can be done in a full day. Your time will be spent exploring some fascinating landmarks. The VASA museum is world class, the Nobel museum of local interest and for ABBA fans; new in 2013 is the ABBA interactive museum.

Also in December Stockholm has many Christmas markets so a break can allow you to do some shopping and get into the Christmas spirit.

You will stay in the Rival Hotel owned by Benny Anderson of Abba fame. The hotel is an excellent 4* hotel in a quiet square but within walking distance of the old town.

Cost From:

£230 per person for Standard room (weekend rate).

£278 per person for Superior room  (weekend rate)

£332 per person for Deluxe Room (weekend rate)

Includes  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

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Reviews & Feedback

"Just to let you know Steven has just called us. He’s just come back from Lapland and wanted to feedback the following (his words): - Everything was absolutely fantastic - Everything was exactly as advertised - All went like clockwork - The guides were amazing and work hard - Only saw the Lights a little bit, but it was 4th place with the rest of the experiences even if the Lights had been better - Loved snowmobiling and huskies - Everything first class - Everyone in Lapland was singing your praises - Amazing trip".

Sue

"All the arrangements ran like clockwork and the team in Kiruna couldn't have been better - they ensured our stay was excellent and we were well looked after. It was a truly memorable trip which is just what we wanted, and it was so well organised we were stress-free".

Rob

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Price Per Person: From £1,795 (Inc Flights)
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights (from the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 4 nights Accommodation as detailed with breakfast
  • Drive your own husky experience
  • Daytime Snowmobile Safari with Ice Fishing
  • Authentic Sami Culture Introduction day
  • Aurora BBQ
  • 3 dinners and 3 lunches
  • Transfers & guides
  • Arctic clothing loan

Break Available :

December to March

Departure Airports

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Manchester (limited)
  • Stockholm

For clients wishing to travel from the USA, Australia and Asia we can advise of best options.

If you have booked your own flights we can organise ground plans only.

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