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  • Introduction

  • Itinerary

  • Prices & Dates

  • Direct Flight

  • Indulgence

  • Wellbeing Escape


  • Price

    From £1116

  • Duration

    3 nights

  • Departures

    Dec - Apr

The Icehotel is quite simply one of the most spectacular places in the world to spend the night. Located in the stunning surroundings of Jukkasjarvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, this is a hotel of inspired Art Suites, thrilling winter activities and mouth-watering Swedish cuisine. Take our classic 3-night Icehotel break, using our exclusive direct flight, and discover what all the excitement is about! With a little luck, the northern lights might even add to this already perfect winter break.

Who for? Those looking for a unique and truly unforgettable travel experience at the 'coolest' hotel in the world.

From the novelty of sleeping on ice to the thrill of witnessing the northern lights - this winter wonderland will exceed expectations.

Highlights

  • exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna - be there in 3 ½ hours!
  • experience 'sleeping on ice'
  • fully independent short break with a wide range of optional activities
  • set high above the Arctic Circle, offering the opportunity for northern lights sightings

The Icehotel

Each year, the world’s best ice artists design and build the world famous Icehotel from the frozen waters of the nearby Torne River. Beginning work in October the Icehotel is ready for its first guests in December. Those staying that month will get the opportunity to witness the artists at work as they complete this magnificent hotel made of ‘sn-ice’, a combination of (you guessed it) snow and ice! In addition to the hotel’s standard ice rooms and northern lights rooms, the artists create the spectacular art suites for which the hotel is famous for. The results are consistently spectacular, and in winter 2013-14 guests were able to stay in a frozen London Underground train carriage, a Parisian rooftop as well as Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory.

The hotel’s public areas, including the Ice Bar and ice pillared hallway, are illuminated by dazzling ice sculptures and spectacular ice-carved chandeliers, all found behind it’s reindeer-skin clad doors.


Staying at the Icehotel

Our 3-night break includes 1 night in an Ice Room (or upgrade to a Northern Lights Room or Art Suite) plus 2 nights in a warm room. Our 4-night stay includes 1 night in an Ice Room plus 3 nights in a warm room. It may be possible to book a warm room as back-up on your allocated 'sleeping on ice' night should you be hesitant about staying in a snow or ice room. This requires a supplement and is subject to availability. Find out more about Icehotel accommodation here »

On each of our direct flight departures from Heathrow to Kiruna, we hold a substantial number of rooms at the Icehotel, ensuring that our clients always receive the best availability and choice of rooms.


Getting There

Choose to travel on selected dates via our exclusive 3½ hour direct flight from London Heathrow to Kiruna or you can travel via Sweden's lively capital, Stockholm.
Exclusive: a dedicated Discover the World representative is at the ICEHOTEL throughout all holidays using our direct flight.


Things to Do

There are so many optional excursions to choose from in Swedish Lapland - the hardest part is deciding which to do! Choose from snowmobiling, husky sledging, cross country skiing, moose and reindeer safaris, ice driving and ice sculpting. You can even choose to start your holiday with a transfer from the airport by husky sledge!


Other Icehotel Holidays
You may also like to consider one of our other ice hotel holidays including festive breaks, husky adventures and two-centre trips, combining Sweden with other Nordic destinations. Discover more »

Your ICEHOTEL holiday includes 1 night in a double Ice Room (optional*) and 2 or 3 nights in a choice of heated accommodation, depending on the length of your total stay. Below is the outline itinerary for a 3 or 4-night stay.

Day 1 arrive at the Icehotel fly UK to Kiruna (either direct or via Stockholm) and transfer to Jukkasjarvi. You can upgrade to a transfer by husky sledge. Check in at the Icehotel for a 3 or 4 night stay and join a guided tour. Speak to our Icehotel specialists should you wish to upgrade to a Northern Lights room or Art Suite for your night in the actual Icehotel.

Days 2-3/4 time at leisure spend your time as you choose, enjoying optional activities or just soak up your surrounds. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend you book your activities and excursions prior to departure. Should you need any assistance with choosing your activities, please contact our expert team who have first hand knowledge.

Days 4/5 return to UK check out of the Icehotel and transfer to Kiruna for the return flight to UK (either direct or via Stockholm)

You may stay extra nights at the Icehotel, subject to availability, or in the capital, Stockholm. Please contact us to discuss your holiday plans.

Note guests at the Icehotel will be provided with a one-piece thermal suit, mittens, hat and thermal waterproof boots for use during their stay at the Icehotel. The exact order of the itinerary will be given at the time of confirming your booking.

*Optional Ice Room Experience

Sleeping in an Ice Room (or any room within the actual ice hotel) is a great experience and what most people come here to do. Please note that on your night in the ice hotel you will check out of your warm accommodation and check in at the 'cold reception' where you will store your belongings and have use of the facilities, including a sauna.

If you prefer to spend all your nights in heated accommodation this is also possible, subject to availability.

Alternatively, if you are unsure about an Ice Room (or have back problems) but would still like to try it, you can book the standard arrangements and reserve an additional back-up warm room. This requires a supplement and is subject to availability. Please view our Icehotel accommodation and FAQs page for more details. Our travel specialists will also be happy to discuss any questions you may have about sleeping on ice.

Children and the Icehotel

The Icehotel is not the most child-friendly of hotels, particularly for very young children; there will be restrictions when taking part in excursions as most activities will need participants to be a minimum age of 8 years old. However, if you still choose to go ahead and book, we would strongly advise you to book warm accommodation for the duration of your stay. Please note that the Icehotel does not provide a Children's Menu in the restaurants. Our expert team will be happy to answer your questions.

Please refer to our separate Christmas and New Year breaks for prices over the festive period.

£ per person from

  Based on 1 night in cold room on 3rd night

 3 nights4 nights - 17 Feb 2015
Twin£1,116£1,298
Additional Adult*£874£972
Single*£1,334£1,586
Child (aged 8-11) *£585£633


Price includes
return direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks); 1 night in a Ice Room and 2 or 3 nights in a Kaamos room depending on trip duration; morning sauna and breakfast; airport transfers, airport taxes and a thermal one-piece suit, hat, boots and mittens to use while staying at the Icehotel. 

*Additional Information 

Please note the following:

*Additional adult price - for the 3rd and 4th adult sharing the accommodation (not applicable to Kaamos rooms)
** Single - single traveller in a Snow Room combined with a Kaamos Room
*** Child prices are based on sharing with 2 adults

Parties of 3 or more will require an Arctic or Nordic Chalet, please note that there is a supplement of £42 per chalet per night

Further options include:

Talk to your travel specialist for further details on upgrades.

Icehotel Indulgence

Price from £1,746 per person

Price includes
return direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna in Premium class with business lounge access and extra baggage allowance; private transfer to/from the Icehotel, 1 night in a Art Suite and 2 nights in a Kaamos room on breakfast basis, half bottle of champagne and a local gift, private husky excursion and winter clothing for your stay.

Wellbeing Escape

Price from £1,285 per person

Price includes return direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks); 1 night in an Ice Room with morning sauna and 2 nights in a Kaamos room with breakfast included; visit to the Aurora Spa; cross-country skiing; running maps and ice grippers; winter clothing for your stay.

Price excludes other optional activities; meals not stated above.

2015 Departure dates
31 Jan; 07 Feb; 28 Feb; 07 Mar.

Direct Flight - Departure Dates 2014-2015

20, 23*, 27, 30* Dec 2014
24, 31 Jan 2015
07, 14, 17*, 21, 28 Feb 2015
07 Mar 2015

* Please note, departures on 23 & 30 Dec and 17 Feb are based on a 4 night duration.

Fly via Stockholm from £933

£ per peson from

Based on MONDAY departures

 

Dec 2014 /
Jan-Mar 2015

1-12 April 2015


3 nights3 nights
Twin£1,118£948
Additional Adult*£855£855
Single*£1,243£1,098
Child (aged 8-11)*£644£644

*Additional information - please note the following:

  • Additional adult price - for the 3rd and 4th adult sharing the accommodation (not applicable to Kaamos rooms)
  • Single - single traveller in a Snow Room combined with a Kaamos Room
  • Child prices are based on sharing with 2 adults

Parties of 3 or more will require an Arctic or Nordic Chalet, please note that there is a supplement of £42 per chalet per night

NB Prices are based on lowest available airfare, should this not be available at the time of booking, a supplement will apply.

Price includes return flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna via Stockholm; 1 night in a Ice Room and 2 nights in a Kaamos room; morning sauna; breakfast; airport transfers, airport taxes and a thermal one-piece suit, hat, boots and mittens to use while staying at the ICEHOTEL.


Departures and Flight Times

Flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna via Stockholm are operated by Scandinavian airlines. The departure days and flight timings can vary depending on season, so please contact our Sales team for the latest information and availability. The flight time can vary between 5-9 hours, subject to flight connections in Stockholm.

When on holiday, especially on a short break, we believe that it is essential to make the most of your time away. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use the most convenient flight options available and avoid any unnecessary time 'in transit' or changing planes. With this in mind we introduced a direct flight from London Heathrow to Kiruna, just 20 minutes from the Icehotel. This is the only direct flight from the UK to the Icehotel.

Whilst we do offer the option to fly via Stockholm, and indeed the chance to stop over there, our direct flight is the quickest way to reach the Icehotel.

With sociable flight times, a full meal service and pre-bookable seats, our 3½ hour direct flight is not just the quickest way but the most comfortable and enjoyable way to get to the Icehotel.

PLUS Upgrade to our Premium Class »

Direct Flight Departure Dates

Winter 2014-2015

20, 23*, 27, 30* Dec 2014
24, 31 Jan 2015
07, 14, 17*, 21, 28 Feb 2015
07 Mar 2015

* Please note, departures on 23 & 30 Dec and 17 Feb are based on a 4 night duration.

Heathrow to Kiruna SK7896 Dep: 10.35 Arr: 15.05
Kiruna to Heathrow SK7895 Dep: 14.30 Arr: 16.55

Flights depart from Heathrow Terminal 2.


KEY BENEFITS TO YOU

  • Convenient flying times from Heathrow Terminal 2
  • Meal, wine, beer and soft drinks included in the price
  • Avoid the extended flying time and hassle of changing planes in Stockholm
  • Discover the World representative at Heathrow to assist with check in
  • Upgrade to Premium Class for just £150pp and enjoy business class check in, Fast Track Security, SAS Business lounge access at Heathrow plus other benefits
  • Departures December to March

Icehotel Indulgence


Price
from £1,746 pp (based on two sharing)

If you thought our Icehotel Break was extravagant, our luxurious 3-night Icehotel Indulgence is the ultimate experience.

  • fly premium class on our direct flight
  • private airport transfer to the Icehotel
  • stay in an Art Suite and stylish Kaamos room with champagne welcome
  • enjoy a private husky sledding excursion

Begin your memorable short break on our direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna. Travel in Premium Class and enjoy the premium facilities on offer – separate business class check-in, use of the lounge with complimentary refreshments, extra baggage allowance and upgraded hot meal onboard.

On arrival, you will be met and taken by private car to the Icehotel, instead of joining one of the coach transfers. Your stay in this magnificent creation includes one night in an amazing Art Suite and two nights in a Kaamos hotel-style room, where you can enjoy a glass of champagne and receive a local gift from the Icehotel.

One of the highlights is the chance to experience a ride on a husky sled - on this special trip you will have your own private excursion for a thrilling journey through the wintery forest and beautiful snow-clad scenery.

And of course, to end the break on a high you will enjoy a Premium Class flight on the return journey to London.

Why not arrive in style on a husky transfer from the airport or stay in the incredible 'one-of-a-kind' Deluxe Suite for that ultimate ‘wow factor’ (additional costs).

Wellbeing Escape


Price from £1,285 pp (based on two sharing)

New for this season, the Wellbeing Escape captures Swedish Lapland at its very best – crisp clean air and pure water from the river, stimulating saunas and spas, exhilarating outdoor activities and the benefits of delicious local produce. Combine this with the unique experience of staying at the breathtaking Icehotel for a wonderful sense of wellbeing and feel good factor.

  • Relax with a visit to the Aurora Spa
  • Keep active on the winter jogging trails
  • Learn the art of cross-country skiing
  • Experience 'sleeping on ice'
  • Enjoy the fresh arctic air

With running becoming an increasingly popular pastime, the Icehotel are introducing new jogging trails in the area, making it possible to run through picturesque forests and over frozen lakes, enjoying the crisp, clean air. Maps and ice grippers which fit on standard running shoes will be provided.

For something a little different, put on your ski boots for an introduction to a popular mode of travel in this region, cross-country skiing. A gentle and peaceful way to explore the snow-covered area, the trails are perfectly suited to those new to the sport and take you into the heart of this beautiful winter wonderland.

A highlight for any visit to Scandinavia is the sauna, a great way to relax and unwind after the day’s exertions. On this trip a visit to the Aurora Spa at nearby Camp Ripan is included. The treatments are based on old Swedish, Sami and Torne Valley Finnish medicinal traditions – enjoy a variety of different saunas, showers, scrubs and pools using raw natural ingredients. 

There are many other optional winter activities to enhance your stay at the Icehotel, from husky sledging and reindeer safaris to snowmobiling and ice sculpting.

Itinerary

Day 1 fly on our stress-free direct flight from London Heathrow to Kiruna and transfer to the Icehotel. The first night is spent 'sleeping on ice' - an amazing experience which many consider to be one of the best nights' sleep they've ever had! An optional Northern Lights Snowmobiling excursion is available in the evening.

Day 2 wake up with warm lingonberry juice to drink, a hot shower and sauna. The morning is free to don the running gear and take to the trails for your winter jogging experience. In the afternoon you are transferred to Camp Ripan where you can enjoy the Aurora Spa facilities. Back at the Icehotel, spend two nights in warm accommodation on breakfast basis.

Day 3 learn the skill of cross-country skiing and explore the scenic surroundings of the Icehotel (08.45-11.30). The afternoon is free for further training on the running trails or perhaps join one of the many optional activities.

Day 4 morning at leisure before taking the transfer back to Kiruna airport for the direct flight back to London.

 

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