Lapland Break at Ripan Resort

Husky, Swedish Lapland
from £1474 3, 4 nights | Dec - Mar Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Dec - Mar

Overview

Enjoy an unforgettable, action packed weekend in a winter wonderland, at two of Swedish Lapland's most individual properties - the very 'cool' Icehotel and homely Ripan Resort Hotel. With both places offering a great location for viewing the northern lights and a host of winter activities, this is the perfect winter escape.

Highlights

  • the amazing Icehotel with its unique design and experience 'sleeping on ice'
  • cosy cabins, on nature's doorstep
  • a wealth of thrilling winter activities to choose from
  • the chance to see the mesmerising northern lights - more about the aurora»

Begin your adventure with a night in the famous Icehotel*, take a tour around this amazing hotel made entirely of ice and snow with each of the art suites designed by internationally renowned artists. Don’t forget to try one of the colourful cocktails in the Icebar. You have the choice of spending the night in an Ice Room or in the warm accommodation.

The following day head off to Ripan Resort, just a 20 minute transfer from the Icehotel. The location of this hotel could not be better, right on nature’s doorstep and close to ski, snowmobile and husky sledge trails but also within a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Kiruna. You can fill your day with skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, husky sledging, horse riding, reindeer sledging or perhaps join on a moose safari. Ripan's Aurora Spa is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the different facilities on offer such as the indoor or outdoor hot pool, sauna, gym and treatments. Guests at the hotel receive a discounted price to these facilities.

Sit back and relax or be as active as you wish, whatever you prefer, there are plenty of options during your stay at Ripan Resort, the cosy accommodation offers a perfect retreat after a day of snow activities.

* It is also possible to spend your final night at the Icehotel.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: UK - Icehotel
Fly from Heathrow to Kiruna on our direct flight and transfer to the Icehotel for an overnight stay in an Ice Room or warm room.
Day 2: Icehotel - Ripan Resort Hotel
Enjoy optional excursions at the Icehotel before transferring in the afternoon to Ripan Resort for a two or three night stay.
Day 3: at leisure
Today is at leisure to enjoy optional excursions.
Day 4: return to UK
Spend the morning at leisure, soaking up your incredibly scenic surrounds. Transfer to Kiruna Airport for your flight home on our direct flight to London Heathrow.
Notes
  • The weather in Sweden can be unpredictable and therefore can cause substantial delays which can result 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.
  • Those opting for the 4-night trip on 13 February, enjoy one extra day at Ripan Resort.

Accommodation Options

Ripan Resort Hotel, Kiruna

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

Located on the outskirts of Kiruna, with easy access to …

Icehotel Accommodation

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Unique and Boutique

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

Excursions

Aurora Borealis through your Camera (Ripan)

Learn the art of northern light photography

Aurora Hunt by Dogsled (Ripan)

A traditional means of travelling over the Arctic snows.

Aurora Spa with Sauna Bucket (Ripan)

Relax and enjoy the treats of the Aurora Spa

Aurora tour with dinner at Abisko (Ripan)

Travel by minibus towards Norway in search for the elusive …

Cross Country Ski Course for Beginners (Ripan)

A traditional means of travel in the northern reaches.

Cross-country Skiing (Icehotel)

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

Evening Husky Safari (Icehotel)

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

Forest Escape by Dogsled (Ripan)

Meeting your dogs at your base in Ripan Resort, before your…

Forest Tour by Snowmobile (Ripan)

Snowmobile is the most popular mode of transport to get out…

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 Minibus (Ripan)

This morning tour into the pristine Swedish wilderness in s…

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…

Moose Safari on Horseback (Ripan)

A forest tour on Icelandic horses through moose winterland.…

Mountain Tour by Snowmobile (Ripan)

In collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultura…

Musher school in the Mountains (Ripan)

Learn how to be a musher for a day and beautiful scenery an…

Northern Lights Hunt by Snowmobile (Ripan)

This tour heads by snowmobile in pursuit of the aurora bore…

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 …

Northern Lights by Horseback (Ripan)

After transferring to the nearby horse stables, you will be…

Northern Lights with Sami Dinner (Ripan)

An insight into the Sami culture and the myths and legends …

Ordinary Life as a Reindeer Herder (Ripan)

The only indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Sami have ma…

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…

Reindeer Sledding with Lunch (Ripan)

You will have the opportunity to get close to both the icon…

Snowshoe Above the Arctic Circle (Ripan)

Explore the winter landscape on snow shoes

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.

Traditional Sami Walk (Ripan)

Ever since ancient times, the reindeer has been a central p…

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 tour with Camera (Ripan)

Capture Lapland wildlife with your camera!

Winter Survival Introduction (Icehotel)

Learn the basics of winter survival in the wilderness aroun…

Prices & Dates

3 night break

Per person prices from Dec to Mar 2017/18
Twin £1,474
Single £1,674

4 night break

Per person prices fromDec to Mar 2017/18
Twin £1,737
Single £1,892

Twin price is based on 2 adults sharing a twin/double room. Child prices on request

Prices include return direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks); 1 night in an Ice Room at the Icehotel on breakfast basis and a thermal one-piece suit, hat, boots and mittens to use while at the Icehotel, 2 or 3 nights at Ripan Resort on a breakfast basis, all transfers and airport taxes. 

Direct Flight - Departure Dates

WINTER 2017-2018

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

* Please note, departure on 13 Feb is 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

Festive Departures - 29 December

For prices, please refer to our New Year break at Ripan Resort Hotel, Abisko and the Icehotel.

 

Optional upgrades

  • Premium Class Flight Upgrade
  • Accommodation Upgrades 
  • Transfers To Accommodation

Please contact our Travel Specialists to discuss these options.

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