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The Complete ICEHOTEL Experience Break

Break available: Dec to March
Duration: 4 Nights

Combine the Iconic and original ICEHOTEL with 3 nights in 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 it combines it with a stay in a small lodge where you get to experience some of the best experiences in region. Fantastic and personal Husky Sledding , Snowmobiling, Sami Culture and Northern Lights Hunting are all included!

Highlights

  • 2 Night stay at the original ICEHOTEL with one in an individually designed Art Suite.
  • 2 Nights at the exclusive 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 by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 

DAY 1:
Fly to Lapland. Overnight in Warm accommodation at 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 into warm accommodation. At the same time you will be kitted out with your arctic clothing.

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

Meals included: None

DAY 2:
Husky Wilderness Safari. Overnight in Art Suite at Original ICEHOTEL

After breakfast you will be picked 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.

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!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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

Art Suite at IceHotel Sweden
Bathroom in feature suite at the ICEHOTEL Sweden

DAY 3:
Day Snowmobile Tour with IceFishing. Overnight at Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge

After Breakfast check out and pick up by a guide who will take you out for a very special day in the wilderness. The Lodge is situated near trails that take you into pristine wilderness and your adventure begins with taking snowmobiles out along these trails. Follow frozen 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 3-4kg Char up here!

Part of the beauty is purely being away from anything 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 – if you have caught a good fish then the team will cook it for your for dinner!

After the experience drive straight back to Máttaráhkká Northern Lights Lodge your base for the next 3 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 and Dinner

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 back his family roots 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 we can book the rooftop aurora hot tub at the lodge and sauna for a private session. See optional extras below.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & 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

Dinner at the Arctic Gourmet Cabin

DAY 5
Fly Home

After breakfast 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?

As specialists in travel to Swedish Lapland we feature numerous breaks combining the ICEHOTEL with various parts of the region. For advice please do contact us – we are always happy to share the benefit of our years of traveling in the region with you.

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  £250- £290 Per Person ( Weekend vs Week Day )
Includes  2 nights in standard double room – bed and breakfast, private airport transfers to and from Arlanda airport

Harbour area, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Hotel Rival Stockholm Sweden
Price: £1,798 Per Person

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
  • 2 dinners and 3 lunches
  • Transfers & guides
  • Arctic clothing loan

 

Departure Airports

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • 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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Where You'll Stay

Entrance to the IceHotel, 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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IceHotel cabins with northern lights
Northern Lights over Nordic Chalets Ice Hotel Sweden. Copyright Graeme Richardson
Kaamos Room at the IceHotel Sweden - copyright Johan_Broberg

Original ICEHOTEL warm accommodation

Situated within the ICEHOTEL complex are three accommodation options that offer both comfort and warmth!

Kaamos Rooms - Perfect for couples these rooms are spacious and comfortable with a calm feel. Natural materials are complemented by organic shades of white, grey and brown that tone into the colours of Lapland.  Kaamos have 2 beds side by side, desk and a seating area with two armchairs and a small coffee table.  The hallway and en-suite tiled bathroom have heated stone floors. Each room has two floor-to-ceiling corner windows that let in plenty of light and overlook spruce and birch growing wild

Nordic Chalets - these apartments have two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a simple lounge area, ideal for family or friends sharing. The décor is calm and classic Scandinavian, with white-washed wooden panel walls, birch wood details, heated tiled floors and shades of natural shades of grey, white and brown.

The apartment is spacious with two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed, and sleeps four. There is also a small lounge and kitchenette and heated tiled flooring in the hallway, lounge and bedrooms.
Our Arctic Chalets are traditionally Scandinavian with natural materials and colors. Rustic, simple and comfortable, this two bedroom apartment is decorated in natural materials and organic shades of dark blue, white and brown.

Arctic Chalets have a rustic character, with pine wood paneled walls, tiled floors and birchwood details complemented by shades of dark blue, grey and white.

New is that the master bedroom is furnished with a comfortable Carpe Diem Bed (160 x 200 cm). There is also one single bedroom, a small lounge, kitchenette and a bathroom with shower.

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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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"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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