Aurora over Abisko National Park, Lapland
Camera

Northern Lights, Abisko and Icehotel

Suitcase
Book this tripArrow

  • Price

    From £1185

  • Duration

    3 nights

  • Departures

    Dec - Mar

  • Introduction

  • Itinerary

  • Prices & Dates

This short break has it all - a stay in a spectacular Icehotel, the opportunity to experience a range of thrilling winter activities and a night at the Abisko Mountain Station in Abisko National Park, one of the best places in the world for northern lights viewings. As Lapland winter breaks go this one is pretty hard to beat!

Who for? Those looking for a winter break with a difference

Highlights

  • exclusive and convenient direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna
  • a stay at the world-famous Icehotel
  • chairlift ride to Aurora Sky Station in Abisko National Park, considered as one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights

The Abisko National Park
On this 3 or 4-night winter break you’ll spend one night in Abisko National Park, regarded as one of the best locations in the world to observe the aurora borealis. A natural occurrence in the behaviour of the prevailing winds in the area means that cloud rarely forms, creating ideal conditions for auroral appearances. This anomaly in cloud formation also makes Abisko one of the driest places in Sweden, even though it is close to some of the country's top ski resorts which are the amongst the wettest! This break includes a 1-night stay at Abisko Mountain Station, the only hotel located within the national park, and a short walking distance from the chairlift up to the Aurora Sky Station. More about the aurora »

Aurora Sky Station - see the northern lights!
A trip on the chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station is included in this holiday. Once at the summit, you can keep watch for the aurora from the large outside deck area or warm up inside by a log fire. As an optional extra, you can choose to upgrade and include a 4-course dinner at the summit. We thoroughly recommend this option as you’ll get to enjoy delicious home-cooked Swedish cuisine whilst keeping a look out for the lights through the station’s enormous picture windows.

Stay at the famous Icehotel
Your holiday also includes two or three nights at the Icehotel (depending on your chosen itinerary) where you'll have ample opportunity to experience some of the many optional activities such as husky sledging, reindeer and moose safaris, and snowmobiling, as well as further northern lights excursions.

Getting There
Make the most of your time away by flying direct to Kiruna on our exclusive 3½ hour flight from London Heathrow. Once at the Icehotel, you’ll further benefit from our dedicated Discover the World representative who will be available throughout your stay.

On the dates of our direct flights from Heathrow to Kiruna, we hold a substantial number of rooms at the Icehotel and Abisko Mountain Station, ensuring that our clients always receive the best availability and choice of rooms.

3 Night Itinerary

Day 1 Kiruna-Abisko Mountain Station fly from UK to Kiruna and transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station (journey time 90 minutes) for an overnight stay. After dinner take a short walk to the base of the mountain, where you’ll be kitted out in warm clothing before a 20-minute ride on a chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station. Here you can learn more about the northern lights and hopefully spend time enjoying this amazing natural phenomenon before returning to your hotel.

Day 2 Abisko Mountain Station-Icehotel after breakfast transfer to the Icehotel for a 2 night stay (1 night in an Ice Room and 1 night in warm accommodation). Day at leisure to enjoy one or more optional excursions.

Day 3 at leisure at the Icehotel free for optional excursions or just soak up the beautiful surroundings.

Day 4 Icehotel-Kiruna transfer to Kiruna for the flight back to UK

 

4 Night Itinerary (23 & 30 Dec, 17 Feb)

(departures on 23 & 30 Dec 2014 and 17 Feb 2015)

Day 1 Kiruna-Abisko Mountain Station fly from UK to Kiruna and transfer to the Abisko Mountain Station (journey time 90 minutes). After dinner take a short walk to the base of the mountain, where you’ll be kitted out in warm clothing before a 20-minute ride on a chairlift to the Aurora Sky Station. Here you can learn more about the northern lights and hopefully spend time enjoying this amazing natural phenomenon before returning to your hotel.

Day 2 Abisko Mountain Station-Icehotel after breakfast transfer to the Icehotel for a 3 night stay (1 night in an Ice Room and 2 nights in warm accommodation). Day at leisure to enjoy one or more optional excursions.

Days 3-4 at leisure in the Icehotel free for optional excursions or just soak up the beautiful surroundings.

Day 5 Icehotel-Kiruna transfer to Kiruna for the flight back to UK.


Please note

The itineraries above may also operate in reverse with the last night spent at Abisko, please speak to one of our team for more details. Please see our Christmas at Icehotel and New Year at Icehotel packages for the full details of our festive breaks.

Sightings of the aurora borealis cannot be guaranteed. Should it not be possible to go to the Aurora Sky Station, an alternative viewing area will be chosen subject to local conditions.

Due to the nature of the Abisko Sky Station chairlift experience we do not recommend this for children under the age of 12 years.

 

 

 

£ per person Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
London Heathrow to Kiruna direct 3 nights 4 nights
(17 Feb)
Two sharing £1,185 £1,346
Additional Adult* £1,056 £1,152
Single* £1,338 £1,598

 

Festive Departures

£ per person

23 Dec 2014
Christmas

30 Dec 2014
New Year

London Heathrow to Kiruna direct    
  4 nights 4 nights
Two sharing £1,380 £1,608
Additional Adult* £1,186 £1,303
Single* £1,635 £1,921

 

*Additional information

Please note the following:

*Additional adult price - for 3rd and 4th adult sharing the accommodation at the Icehotel (except Kaamos room) then having single / twin rooms at Abisko.

**Child prices based on children aged 2-11 sharing with 2 adults at the Icehotel (except Kaamos room) and in Abisko a camp bed will be provided for the child.

Parties of 3 or more will require a Arctic or Nordic Chalet at the Icehotel.


Holiday price includes:

Return direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks); 1 night at Abisko in twin bedded room with private facilities; 1 night in a Ice Room and 1 or 2 nights in a Kaamos Room at the Icehotel depending on trip duration; breakfast buffet throughout plus a 3-course set evening meal at Abisko; chairlift excursion to the Sky Station; all transfers and services of a guide whilst in Icehotel; airport taxes and a thermal one-piece suit, hat, boots and mittens to use while staying at the Icehotel.

Once at the Icehotel, benefit from our dedicated Discover the World representative who will be available throughout your stay.

Christmas departure also includes a torchlight procession and a carol concert.
New Year departure includes a New Year's Eve gala dinner.

Departure Dates - Winter 2014/15

London-Kiruna | Flight time 3.5 hours

20, 23*, 27, 30* December 2014
24, 31 January 2015
07, 14, 17*, 21, 28 February 2015
07 March 2015

* denotes 4-night trip

Upgrade options include:

  • Premium Class Flight Upgrade

  • Accommodation Upgrades

  • Dinner Upgrade at Abisko 
    Why not upgrade to a four course dinner served in the cosy restaurant at the Aurora Sky Station. You will 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 Lights and of course the opportunity to head outside to do some aurora watching of you own. (Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!)

    Adult £85 per person

    Please note, should it not be possible to visit the Aurora Sky Station (due to weather/climate conditions or technical reasons), an alternative viewing area will be chosen subject to local conditions. If you have pre-booked the upgraded dinner at the Sky Station this will be provided at the Abisko Mountain Station instead.
Please contact our Travel Specialists team to discuss these upgrade options.

 

Suitcase
Book this tripArrow

Related Accommodation

Related Excursions

Suitcase

My Suitcase

Suitcase

Please sign-in and then you can add this item to your Suitcase

Terms for signin-pop

At Discover the World, we believe strongly in protecting consumer privacy and are a registered member of the UK's Data Protection Act. We do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information as per our privacy policy.

Live chat Live chat