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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
• 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.
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.
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
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 on 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|
We also offer festive departures
|£ per person|
23 Dec 2014
30 Dec 2014
|London Heathrow to Kiruna direct|
|4 nights||4 nights|
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.
(Please contact our Travel Specialists team to discuss these options)
London-Kiruna | Flight time 3.5 hours
20, 23*, 27, 30* Dec 2014
24, 31 Jan 2015
07, 14, 17*, 21, 28 Feb 2015
07 Mar 2015
* denotes 4-night trip
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