SWEDEN

Icehotel Break

Main hall, Icehotel
from £1154 3-4 nights | Dec - Apr Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Dec - Apr

Overview

The Icehotel is quite simply one of the most unique and spectacular places in the world to spend the night. Located in Jukkasjarvi, a peaceful village in Swedish Lapland, 200km north of the Arctic Circle and surrounded by pristine snow-covered fells and forests, this is a hotel of inspired Art Suites, thrilling winter activities and mouth-watering Swedish cuisine. With luck, you’ll also witness the spellbinding northern lights. Take this classic short break, using our exclusive direct flight and discover what all the excitement is about!

Highlights

  • Exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna - be there in just 3½ hours!
  • Experience 'sleeping on ice' at the world's coolest hotel
  • Ice Harvest Day* (5 Mar 2018) - join in festivities as the ice is harvested for next year's build
  • Invigorate the mind, body and soul on special Wellness Weekends* (17-20 Feb | 3-6 Mar)
  • Fully independent short break with a wide range of optional activities
  • Fabulous location high above the Arctic Circle, with great northern lights potential
  • Upgrade to our special Icehotel Indulgence package for the ultimate winter break

* find out more under 'Other Information' tab.

The Icehotel

Crafted each year using ice from the frozen River Torne, the Icehotel is transformed into a work of art by the world’s leading ice sculptors. Walking inside, you will be mesmerised by hallways lit by sparkling chandeliers of ice, while the Art Suites have to be seen to be believed. For the 2017/18 Icehotel, designs include a Space Room, Fabergé Egg, Hanging Installation and a Snail World. You can chill out at the Icebar, sipping cocktails from ice glasses and get married in the ice ceremony hall. The Icehotel 365 offers a year-round ice experience, blending seamlessly during winter with the seasonal Icehotel, which melts back into the river each spring.

Fly direct on our #Iceflight

Our exclusive direct flight between Heathrow and Kiruna (just 20 minutes from the Icehotel) means we can get you there quicker than any other operator, avoiding the hassle of long transfers and internal flights. As its leading worldwide partner, we’ve been arranging holidays to the Icehotel since its inception in 1990.

Independent break

Our fully independent Icehotel Break gives you the flexibility of prebooking a wide range of activities, from ice sculpting workshops to husky sledding and chasing the northern lights by snowmobile, while our dedicated Discover the World representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Cool for Kids

Build a snowman or a more elaborate snowcastle, join in on a woodcarving lesson or on one of the fun rides with a noisy team of friendly huskies. Older children can ride as a passenger on a snowmobile or learn the traditional Nordic skill of cross-country skiing. In the evening top up the excitement with a hunt for the aurora.

Icehotel Indulgence

For a special treat, our Icehotel Indulgence package whisks you to Lapland in Premium Class on our direct Iceflight. Following a private transfer to the Icehotel (by husky sled if you like!), you'll spend one night in an Art Suite with the option to upgrade to a larger Deluxe Suite with heated ensuite bathroom and sauna. A private husky safari is also included. Contact our team for full details.

We had a fantastic holiday at the Icehotel, one that will stay in our memories for life, it was not so much a holiday but more a life experience never to be forgotten.

Louise Gallagher, Icehotel

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive at the Icehotel
Fly to Kiruna (either direct on our exclusive charter from Heathrow or via Stockholm) and transfer to Jukkasjarvi. You can upgrade to a transfer by husky sled. 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 an Art Suite or Deluxe Suite for your night in the Icehotel.
Days 2-3/4: time at leisure
Spend your time as you choose, enjoying optional activities, such as ice sculpting, husky sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, or treat yourself to a sauna ritual or starlit dinner. 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: depart Sweden
Check out of the Icehotel and transfer to Kiruna for the return flight (either direct on our Iceflight or via Stockholm).
Notes
  • You may stay extra nights at the Icehotel, subject to availability, or in the capital, Stockholm. Please contact us to discuss your holiday plans.
  • We can also tailor make your holiday to combine the Icehotel with a husky sledding adventure, a visit to nearby Abisko (renowned for its northern lights sightings) or a winter adventure in other parts of Swedish Lapland, Norway or Iceland.
  • Guests at the Icehotel will be provided with a one-piece thermal suit, mittens and thermal waterproof boots for the duration of their stay. The exact itinerary will be confirmed when booking.
  • The weather in Sweden can be unpredictable and cause delays resulting in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Sweden will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.

Optional Ice Room Experience

Sleeping in an Ice Room (or any room within the actual Icehotel) is a great experience – many people claim it’s the best night’s sleep they've ever had! Please note that on your night in the Icehotel 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. Or contact our travel specialists who 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 have 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.

 

Accommodation Options

Our 3-night break includes 1 night in an Ice Room (or upgrade to a Art or Deluxe 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 an Ice Room. This requires a supplement and is subject to availability. Alternatively, all nights can be spent in warm accommodation if you prefer.

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.

Icehotel Accommodation

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Unique and Boutique

This inspiring and totally 'cool' hotel provides both wa…

Excursions

Excursions

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 safaris, winter survival and ice sculpting. You can even choose to start your holiday with a transfer from the airport by husky sledge!

Cross-country Skiing (Icehotel)

A skill that is not nearly as challenging as it appears.

Daily Life of the Sami (Rensjon)

Experience the everyday life of a reindeer herding family a…

Daily Life of the Sami with a Reindeer Sleigh Ride (Rensjon)

Experience the everyday life of a reindeer herding family a…

Evening Husky Safari (Icehotel)

Relax while being pulled through the silence of the forest.…

Husky Sledding (Icehotel)

There are more dogs than people in Jukkasjärvi and its sur…

Ice Sculpting (Icehotel)

Many visitors are tempted to try their own hand at this uni…

Moose Safari by Snowmobile (Icehotel)

Head into moose heartland travelling by snowmobile.

Moose Safari on Horseback (Icehotel)

Be on the lookout for moose from your eager Icelandic horse…

Northern Lights Photography (Icehotel)

Join this nightly excursion that will take you out into the…

Northern Lights Snowmobile Tour (Icehotel)

A guided snowmobile tour through snow-clad forests.

Northern Lights Tour on Horseback (Icehotel)

The sure-footed Icelandic horse will be your mount for the …

Overnight Husky Safari (Icehotel)

An excursion for those who wish to get well into the wilder…

Overnight Snowmobile Tour (Icehotel)

Travel deeper into the forest and scenic surroundings of Ju…

Sauna Ritual (Icehotel)

Feel refreshed and invigorated on this classic sauna experi…

Starlit Dinner at the Wilderness Camp (Icehotel)

Few things are as memorable as dinner under the stars.

The Ultimate Husky Sledding Tour (Icehotel)

Enjoy an exhilarating day exploring the husky trails.

Transfer by Husky Sledge (Icehotel)

A journey by husky sled really is the best way to travel.

Wilderness Snowmobile Tour (Icehotel)

Explore the surrounding wilderness by snowmobile.

Wildlife Photography (Icehotel)

As the Arctic day breaks, you will head into the wilderness…

Winter Survival Introduction (Icehotel)

Learn the basics of winter survival in the wilderness aroun…

Winter 2017/18 Prices

Prices below are for the 2017/18 season and based on travelling on our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna.

£ per person from 
  3 nights (excl. 23 Dec)
4 nights - 13 Feb 2018
Two sharing £1,154 £1,345
Additional Adult* £734 £766
Single* £1,576 £1,872
Child (aged 8-14) * £555 £588

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

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 an Ice Room combined with a Kaamos Room
*** Child - prices are based on sharing with 2 adults

*Upgrade your stay

Upgrade options include:

  • Premium Class Flight Upgrade »
  • Accommodation upgrades in Cold room. Upgrade to a Art Suite from £53 per person per night and to a Deluxe Suite from £195 per person per night (price based on Monday night).
  • Special transfers from Kiruna Airport

Please talk to our travel specialists for further details on these upgrades.

Direct Flight - Departure Dates

WINTER 2017-2018

16, 23, 26 & 29* December 2017
20 & 27 January 2018
10, 13* & 17 February 2018
03 March 2018

* Please note, departures on 29 December and 13 Feb is based on a 4 night duration.

Heathrow to Kiruna SK7896 Dep: 10.35 | Arr: 14:55
Kiruna to Heathrow SK7895 Dep: 14.25 | Arr: 17:00

Festive Departures - 23 & 29 December 2017

For prices, please refer to our Christmas and New Year breaks at the Icehotel.


Fly via Stockholm

From £1,029

£ per person fromDec 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3 nights
Twin £1,029
Additional Adult* £609
Single* £1,452
Child (aged 8-11)* £513

*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 Ice Room combined with a Kaamos Room
  • Child prices are based on sharing with 2 adults

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; 2 nights in a Kaamos room and 1 night in a Ice Room; morning sauna; breakfast; airport transfers, airport taxes and a thermal one-piece suit, 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 Travel Specialists for the latest information and availability. The flight time can vary between 5-9 hours, subject to flight connections in Stockholm.

Winter 2018/19 Prices

Prices below are for the 2018/19 season and based on travelling on our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna.

£ per person from3 nights (excl. 23 Dec) 
Two sharing £1,222
Additional Adult* £780
Single* £1,662
Child (aged 8-14) * £592

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

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 an Ice Room combined with a Kaamos Room
*** Child - prices are based on sharing with 2 adults

*Upgrade your stay

Upgrade options include:

  • Premium Class Flight Upgrade »
  • Accommodation upgrades in Cold room. Upgrade to a Art Suite from £53 per person per night and to a Deluxe Suite from £195 per person per night (price based on Monday night).
  • Special transfers from Kiruna Airport

Please talk to our travel specialists for further details on these upgrades.

Direct Flight - Departure Dates

WINTER 2018-2019

15, 23*, 26 & 29* December 2018
19 & 26 January 2019
02, 09, 16 & 23 February 2019
02, 09 March 2019

* Please note, departures on 23 and 29 December are festive departures.

Heathrow to Kiruna SK7896 Dep: 10.35 | Arr: 14:55
Kiruna to Heathrow SK7895 Dep: 14.25 | Arr: 17:00

Festive Departures - 23 & 29 December 2018

For prices, please refer to our Christmas and New Year breaks at the Icehotel.


Fly via Stockholm

From £1,076

£ per person fromDec 2018 - Apr 2019 - 3 nights
Twin £1,076
Additional Adult* £635
Single* £1,516
Child (aged 8-11)* £536

*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 Ice Room combined with a Kaamos Room
  • Child prices are based on sharing with 2 adults

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; 2 nights in a Kaamos room and 1 night in a Ice Room; morning sauna; breakfast; airport transfers, airport taxes and a thermal one-piece suit, 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 Travel Specialists for the latest information and availability. The flight time can vary between 5-9 hours, subject to flight connections in Stockholm.

Other Information

Wellness Weekends 17-20 February and 3-6 March 2018

For an invigorating weekend break for mind, body and soul, you won’t find purer air, healthier food or a more energising line-up of activities and relaxation sessions than the Wellness Weekend at the Icehotel. As well as yoga and Arctic running, enjoy an Aufguss sauna experience where essential oils are mixed with water to produce aromatic steam.  Other optional activities during the weekend include Nordic skiing, Arctic running, wood-carving classes and survival skills in the wilderness.

Ice Harvest 5 March 2018

Early each spring, blocks of solid ice, each weighing around two tonnes, are cut and lifted from the River Torne before being stored in an ‘ice barn’, ready to be used for the future Icehotel creations. Enjoy hot drinks served on the ice and watch this ‘new crop’ being harvested or take part in the special ice games on the Torne River.

All activities are bookable and payable locally at the Icehotel

Arctic Yoga

Join a yoga expert in the Icehotel conference room for a one hour yoga session. The Arctic Yoga is designed to loosen up and strengthen your body and increase wellbeing. Suitable for everyone, begin with a warm up and salute to the northern lights followed by a series of yoga positions and concentrated breathing. The session ends with Savasana, unwind and lay down to relax. A yoga matt will be provided, but please bring lose and comfortable clothing.
Dates: 18 February & 4 March at 15:30
Duration: 1 hour
Price: SEK 150 per person (approximately £15)

Aufguss Sauna
Meet your ‘sauna guide’ in the Riverside Lobby sauna for the Aufguss experience where hot air is channelled through the sauna giving you a relaxing experience. Please bring your swimsuit as this is a mixed sauna.
Dates: Daily at 16:45 (no charge)

Winter Running 
A winter running expert will introduce you to the art of Arctic running, take you through the important steps of stretching and running in the snow. This is suitable for everyone feeling energetic. Please bring your running trainers, woollen base layer together with your running gear as well as windproof jacket, hat and mittens.
Dates: 19 February & 4 March at 13:00 (no charge)
Duration: 1.5 hour / approximate distance 5-7 km

Woodcarving Lesson

Join a expert woodcarver in the tepee outside the Icehotel reception and learn the skills of woodcarving and how to make a beautiful creation to take back home as an Arctic memento. The knife, made by Morakniv, a famous Swedish knife maker, is yours to keep. Hot drinks are served during the lesson.
Dates: Daily at 16:00
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Price: SEK 350 per person (approximately £35)

Ice Harvest
Join the Ice Harvesting team on the River Torne and watch them cut and lift the huge blocks of crystal clear ice from the river, ready to be stored until the new Icehotel is built next winter. Hot drinks will be served throughout the day and special winter games will be arranged on the ice.
Dates: 5 March – all day
Winter Games: at 12:00 and 15:30

Live Music and a Beer Evening in the Icehotel Lounge Bar
In the evening of the 5th March pop in to the Lounge Bar and enjoy the live music by a local artist. Try the local Torne lager, made from the Arctic river ice.

 

 

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