Experience the Arctic summer under the magic of the Midnight Sun, from early May to end of July sun does not set and even in August it only makes a brief visit below the horizon. With endless hours under the sun, there’s plenty of time for outdoor activities, like hiking, river rafting and after an active day, relax in the riverside sauna. Perhaps take part in the nordic sauna ritual and finish the night off at the mouthwatering chef’s table in the Icehotel restaurant. Experience it all by staying at the year-round Icehotel 365 for a unique stay 200km north of the Arctic Circle.
- Experience the mystical Nordic midnight sun
- Opportunity to sleep on ice at the world's coolest hotel
- Fully independent short break with a wide range of optional activities
- Beautiful Arctic landscape and nature
- Option to extend and stay in Abisko or coastal Norway
- Sample some of the local and traditional delicacies
The Icehotel 365 offers a year-round ice experience, with individually designed and carved Art and Deluxe Suites which have to be seen to be believed. You can chill out at the Icebar, sipping cocktails from ice glasses and experience ‘winter’, even when it is autumn outside.
Our fully independent Icehotel Break gives you the flexibility of pre-booking a range of activities, including ice-sculpting workshops, dinner in the wilderness, exhilarating river rafting on Torne River and fishing. Join your local guide and learn wilderness skills and how to survive in the Arctic nature. The Chef’s Table is a fantastic fusion of atmosphere and traditional and local cuisine.
You can be as active as you like or relax in the beautiful surroundings of Icehotel 365.
Extend your stay
Why not extend your stay in the beautiful city of Stockholm or further north travel to Abisko National Park and the stunning northern fjords of Norway? There is a convenient train journey connecting Kiruna with Abisko and Narvik in Norway. You can also travel towards Lulea and stay at the quirky Treehotel or Brandon Lodge by the sea.
Itinerary & Accommodation
- Day 1: arrive at the Icehotel
- Fly to Kiruna via Stockholm and transfer to Jukkasjarvi or have a rental vehicle for the duration of your stay, handy for exploring the local area.Check in at the Icehotel for a 3-night stay. Speak to our Icehotel specialists should you wish to include a night in an Art Suite or Deluxe Suite during your stay.
- Days 2-3: time at leisure
- Spend your time as you choose, enjoying optional activities, such as ice sculpting, wilderness skills, fishing or the famous chef's table, or treat yourself to a sauna ritual or wilderness 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: depart Sweden
- Check out of the Icehotel and transfer or drive to Kiruna Airport for the return flight to the UK via Stockholm. Or perhaps extend your holiday and stopover in Stockholm or travel to the Lofoten Islands in Norway.
Prices & Dates
Prices include return flights travelling from London Gatwick or Heathrow to Kiruna via Stockholm. There are daily flight connections between London and Kiruna.
Prices as based on spending 3 nights in a Kaamos room or a Chalet.
|June - August - 3 nights||From £ per person from (2 sharing)|
|Child (aged 8-11)*||£444|
Stay in the Icehotel 365 - price per person*
- Art Suite - £112 twin / £28 for 3rd or 4th adult or child sharing with 2 adults / £196 single
- Deluxe Suite - £390 twin / £780 single
* You will keep your warm room for the 3 nights, but experience sleeping on ice on one of the nights.
*Additional information - please note the following:
- Additional adult price - for the 3rd and 4th adult sharing the accommodation (parties larger than 2 guests will stay in a chalet)
- Child prices are based on sharing with 2 adults (parties larger than 2 guests will stay in a chalet)
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; 3 nights in a Kaamos room; morning sauna; breakfast; airport transfers and airport taxes.
Departures and Flight Times
Flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna via Stockholm are operated by Scandinavian airlines and flights between London Gatwick and Kiruna via Stockholm are operated by Norwegian. The departure days and flight timings can vary depending on the day of departure, 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.
So many optional summer excursions to choose from in Swedish Lapland, the hardest part is deciding which to do!
Wilderness Dinner – Taste the Season
Taste the season with a delicious dinner experience in the woodlands. You will travel out by minibus or boat to a secluded wilderness camp with your guide. The northern most part of Sweden has 8 seasons, each with its own characteristics which inspires the exclusive three course dinner which is made and served by your guide.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: From £196 per adult / From £98 per child
Departures: Thur & Sun at 19:00 (15 Apr – 30 Nov)
Together with your Sami guide, you will travel out into the countryside to collect berries and plants that are available that season. You will learn about how they are used and about the actual plant. You will stop for a coffee break around an open fire before enjoying dinner at the restaurant with the ingredients that you have collected from the afternoon. Based on what you have found, the kitchen prepares and innovative or more traditional meal.
Duration: 5 hours
Price: From £246 per adult (13+)
Departures: Daily at 14:00 (15 May – 15 Jul & 20 Aug – 30 Sept)
Chef's table on The Veranda
On arrival a drink is served and there is an opportunity to mingle with the other guests before taking your seat at the large wooden table. Two chefs from Head Chef Alexander Meier’s team will cook and serve an eight-course menu with accompanying beverages in front of you while you enjoy the food.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: From £169 per adult with alcoholic drinks package / From £130 per adult with non alcoholic drinks package
Departures: Set departure dates
Midnight Sun in Jukkasjarvi
The 24 hour daylight is an incredible and characteristic for Swedish Lapland in the summer months! On this tour you will travel around Jukkasjarvi to different viewpoints where you will be able to see the golden midnight sun paired with the breath-taking nature. Your guide will tell you about the nature that is around you and why the midnight sun occurs.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From £89 per adult / From £40 per child
Departures: Daily at 22:00 (26 May – 17 Jul 18)
Torne River Rafting
You will be given the full equipment before setting on a traditional river boat to the rafting boats. From here you will head downstream along the Torne River. Your guide will instruct you along the way through the calm and rough waters. You will make a stop at the island of Puonojokk where you will be served lunch over and open fire. Here your guide will talk to you about the history of the river before you carry on through the rapids and forests.
Duration: 6 hours
Price: From £130 per adult (13+)
Departures: Daily at 10:00 (15 Jun – 30 Sept 18)
The challenge park is a high rope course that features 6 different obstacles from rope bridges, climbing poles to a zipline that reaches the height of 16m above ground! The activity starts with a safety briefing where you will be given a helmet and a harness. Once you set off along the course, you are able to go at your own pace. You will walk between trees on ropes and logs as you slowly make your way higher above the forest floor.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From £62 per adult / From £31 per child (minumum height of 120cm/3ft 9in)
Departures: Tue & Fri at 17:00 & Sun at 13:00 (15 Jun – 01 Oct)
Let’s go Hiking
Transfer by minibus to Aptas Mountain. From here you will start the hike through the alpine forest to the alpine tundra. You will see the landscape change the higher you get, the trees turn into shrubs and the view is vast. After about 1.5 hours of walking you will reach the top of Aptas, 615m above sea level. Here you will stop for coffee and tea over an open fire. You will have stunning views over Kiruna City. You will make your decent back to the minibus which will be waiting for you at the bottom.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From £62 per adult / From £31 per child
Departures: Thur at 09:00 (15 Jun – 31 Oct)
Fishing has always been an important tradition in Jukkasjarvi. On this tour you will get to try your luck at fishing, you will start with trying out the casting technique on land before getting in a wooden riverboat. Your guide will take you to the best fishing area and hopefully you will catch a grayling or a trout.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From £89 per adult / From £45 per child
Departures: Tue at 09:00 & Thur at 13:00 (15 Jun – 01 Sep)
You will be taught the right skills for surviving and navigating in the wilderness on this easy adventure that takes you deep into the Jukkasjarvi woodlands. You will be transferred by minibus in to the forest where your guide will talk about the nature around you and what is edible from the natures pantry to get energy and vitamins as well has how to create a shelter if the weather is bad. You will also learn how to start a fire with a flint!
Duration: 3 hours
Price: From £108 per adult / From £53 per child (8 – 12 years)
Departures: Fri at 13:00
On site at the ICEHOTEL be guided by an expert, often someone directly involved in the building of the hotel or the decoration within, and learn how to fashion a small block of ice into your very own masterpiece. This is a truly absorbing activity and surprisingly entertaining. You may wish to think of your design ahead of the activity, so no time is wasted in planning and more fun time is spent with creating your piece of art. As sharp implements are used, the minimum age for participants is 13 years but for anyone above that, this is a highly recommended way to spend some time. And, the best sculptures are presented around the ICEHOTEL complex and at dinner that evening in the ICEHOTEL restaurant.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: From £61 per adult (13+)
Departures: Tue at 15:30, Fri & Sun 11:30
In Swedish Lapland, the sauna is the heart of the home, a place for peacefulness, relaxation and meditation. Learn how to use the sauna like a Scandinavian with the Icehotel's ten-step sauna ritual, which includes an ice plunge (optional) and through cleansing of mind and body.
Included in the sauna ritual:
- 10 step Jukkasjarvi sauna ritual
- Sauna host guiding you through the sauna
- Wood-fired outdoor bath
- Ice plunge in the river (winter)/ river dip (summer/fall)
- Natural Spa products from Swedish Lapland
- Light snacks
- Robe and slippers on loan
You will have exclusive access to the sauna when you book the Sauna Ritual. Over the few hours you will be able to master the Scandinavian way to sauna, by spending a short amount of time in the heated sauna before relaxing and cooling down in the lounge or shower, then back in the sauna to warm up!
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: From £397 per sauna (for 2 to 6 people)
Departures: Mon, Wed & Sat at 17:00 & 20:00
Wildlife and Nature Photography
As the Arctic day breaks, you will head into the wilderness to take photos of the stunning scenery and hopefully some wildlife. Your first stop will be a local bird feeding spot, here you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the camera equipment before carrying on the search for larger animals such as reindeer, moose, ptarmigan and the arctic fox.
Whist out on the in the wilderness you will be given a hot drink.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: From £157 per adult / From £67 per child (10 – 15yrs)
Departures: Daily at 09:00
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