A winter wonderland escape in the original world famous ICEHOTEL, set 200km within the Arctic Circle is lovingly and painstakingly constructed each year using the ice and snow from one Europe's wildest and purest rivers. Designers and artists join forces and pull out all the stops to piece together intricate sculptures.
Sleeping in an ice room is a once in a lifetime experience. You will be on a bed built from ice with a thick mattress resting on a wooden base, the bed is covered with reindeer hides. You won't be cold; an arctic sleeping bag is provided for a snugs night sleep.
The warm rooms are spacious, modern and full of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, which overlook wild spruce and birch trees.
Dining at the ICEHOTEL is not to be missed. All meals are prepared by Michelen-trained chef Alexander Meier and his team using fresh ingredients from the local region. On your first night a 5-course ice menu is served in the traditional restaurant, included in the package.
No matter what time of year you choose to visit, you will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of seasonal activities including a wilderness dinner, white water rafting, Northern lights hunts, snowmobiling adventures and ice-carving classes.
The entrance to the ICEbar at the ICEHOTEL, Kiruna in Sweden
The Ice Church is a fully ice sculpted church at the ICEHOTEL
Enjoy a 1.5 hour dog sled ride - a relaxing tour in wonderful winter wonderland surroundings
Enjoy an encounter with reindeers, take a sled ride and gather round the campfire to hear about the indigenous Sami culture and region
An amazing ice sculptured art suite at the ICEHOTEL.
©ICEHOTEL www.icehotel.com Photographer: Asaf Kliger Design: Alem Teklu & Anne Karin Krogevoll
On arrival at London Gatwick airport you car will be collected and parked for you. Once you have checked in, go through to departures to the pre-booked executive departure lounge and relax before your flight. Drinks and snacks are available in the lounge.
Fly from London Gatwick, via Stockholm to Kiruna. On arrival the shuttle transfer will take you the short distance to the ICEHOTEL. You will be provided with thermal clothing to use during your stay and instructions on how to sleep in your Ice Room. Experience the ICEHOTEL on the complimentary guided tour, and see all rooms (except the deluxe suites) before you have access to your Ice Room. Specially designed Arctic sleeping bags are provided for a snug nights sleep.
In the evening enjoy the 5-course ICE dinner in the ICEHOTEL restaurant (included). There is plenty of time to enjoy a cocktail in the ICEBAR before your meal.
Overnight stay in an Ice Room - cold accommodation. Upgrade to an Art Suite for just £100 per person
* Keep an eye our for the Northern Lights as you make your way back to your ice room
After a hearty breakfast enjoy a morning sauna at the Riverside Lobby and a hot lingonberry juice.
Get ready for an outdoor adventure - a 1.5 hour dog sled ride. As you take a seat in the sled, experience the enthusiasm of the huskie dogs as the ride begins. Marvel at the wonderful winterland surroundings - the only noise you'll hear is the dogs' breathing and the sled runners along the snow. Stop along the way for Swedish coffee and cake over a campfire, included in the excursion.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Additional excursions are available, please ask for more details.
Dinner can be booked in any one of hotels three restaurants (we recommend to pre-book). Payable locally.
Overnight, bed & breakfast basis in a Kaamos Hotel room - warm accommodation. Spacious and comfortable rooms with natural interiors and floor to ceiling corner windows.
Breakfast is taken in the cosy ICEHOTEL restaurant.
Raidu - Encounter with Reindeer excursion. A short drive to the reindeer farm for an encounter with the reindeers and Sami culture. Experience a reindeer sled ride around a 200-metre track and hand feed these curious creatures. Learn more about reindeers and the regions indigenous people. Enjoy a hot coffee and try suovas, the Sami national dish, in front of a fire inside a traditional tent. You will be taken back to the ICEHOTEL after the tour.
The remainder of the day is at leisure, we can arrange a snowmobile safari or ice sculpturing lesson.
Dine in one of the hotels' three restaurants, not included.
Overnight stay in a Kaamos room - warm accommodation.
Enjoy an early breakfast before taking the shuttle transfer to the airport for your flight via Stockholm to London Gatwick.
On arrival at Gatwick airport your car will be brought back to the terminal for you. once you have collected your luggage.
* Prices and accommodation are subject to availability at the time of booking. Itinerary may vary depending on availability *
* Price is per person and based on two sharing a twin / double room *
* Single supplements will apply *
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