SWEDEN

Christmas at the Icehotel

Festive Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi Sweden
from £1,290 4 nights | 22 Dec 2016 Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Dec

Overview

For a guaranteed White Christmas head above the Arctic Circle to the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland. With its snow covered landscapes, thrilling winter activities and delicious Scandinavian cuisine, this is a truly special festive break. Whether you celebrate with family or friends, discover the spirit of Lapland this Christmas.

Highlights

  • Join the Christmas Day torchlight procession and traditional carol concert
  • Enjoy the Christmas Games on the frozen Torne River
  • Experience sleeping on ice for a Christmas with a difference!
  • Special appearance by Santa on Christmas Eve
  • Explore Swedish Lapland on a range of optional activities, including snowmobiling and husky sledding
  • Look out for the aurora borealis in the dark skies above 

What better way to celebrate the festive season than to spend it somewhere that boasts a spectacular Icehotel and perfect Christmas-card scenery. As if a holiday at the Icehotel isn't special enough, at Christmas it takes on a whole new ambience, lit with twinkling lights and decorated trees, as festive aromas punctuate your senses, warming Glögg full of Christmas spices and that consummate favourite, traditional gingerbread - available throughout the day . You'll have no problem getting into the festive spirit and we don't just mean by visiting the Icebar!

Departing on 22nd December, you’ll spend 4 nights surrounded by a real-life winter wonderland. With a wide range of exciting winter activities on offer, there are plenty of options for exploring the snow covered wilderness areas surrounding the quaint Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi.

On Christmas Day you can choose to join the special torchlight procession to the village's picturesque church for a Christmas Day carol concert. And don’t forget to keep a look out for the northern lights. Surely the perfect way to spend the most wonderful time of the year!

This magical departure is one not to miss. With only one direct flight from London Heathrow to Kiruna, availability is limited so early booking is advisable.

We've returned from our Christmas trip to the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi we had a wicked time!

Vicki Dyer, Icehotel

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Kiruna - Icehotel
Fly from the UK to Kiruna direct and transfer to Jukkasjarvi. Check in at the Icehotel for 4 nights (one in a standard Ice Room) and get kitted out in your thermal clothing, on loan for the duration of your stay. Then take a guided tour.
Day 2: At leisure at the Icehotel
Time to enjoy optional activities or just soak up your surrounds. Please note, activities should be booked in advance to ensure availability.
Day 3: Christmas Eve at the Icehotel
Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the Icehotel restaurant then the day is free to explore your scenic surrounds or one of the many available optional excursions. There are also a number of other activities in and around the Icehotel to help fill your day.
Day 4: Christmas Day at the Icehotel
Be as active or relaxed as you wish today ' don't forget it's advisable to book many of the optional excursions in advance, or at least soon after you check in to ensure availability. In the late afternoon there is a torchlight procession down to the picturesque little church at the end of the village. Here you'll listen to a very Christmassy carol concert with traditional Swedish and English songs.
Day 5: Icehotel - Kiruna
After breakfast enjoy a morning at leisure to take a few more treasured photos or perhaps try out your luck with ice fishing. Transfer to the airport at Kiruna and then fly back to the UK.
Notes
  • The night 'sleeping on ice' will be confirmed at the time of booking; should you wish to spend all 4 nights in warm accommodation, please contact us to check availability.
  • Guests at the Icehotel will be provided with a one-piece thermal suit, mittens, hat and thermal waterproof boots for use during their stay at the Icehotel. The exact order of the itinerary will be given at the time of confirming your booking.

Children and the Icehotel

The Icehotel is not suitable for the very young, except at Christmas time when we make special arrangements for families. On most excursions a 50% reduction is offered for children under 12 but bear in mind that all children must be accompanied by an adult and are not able, for example, to drive snowmobiles or dog teams, or join the ice sculpting class where sharp instruments are used. Please note that the Icehotel does not provide a Children's Menu in the restaurants.

Accommodation Options

Icehotel Accommodation

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Unique and Boutique

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

Excursions

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.…

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…

Prices & Dates

Per person prices from                           22 Dec 2016 (4 nights)
Two sharing £1,290
Additional Adult £965
Single £1,554
Child, aged 8-11 £623

 

*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


 
Price includes return direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna (with complimentary in-flight meal, beer, wine and soft drinks); 3 nights in a Kaamos room and 1 night in a Ice Room; morning sauna and breakfast; torchlight procession and carol concert; services of a Discover the World representative; airport transfers, airport taxes and a thermal one-piece suit, hat, boots and mittens to use while staying at the Icehotel and Northern Lights Bradt guide.

Festive meals please ask our travel specialist to make a table reservation for you for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, to ensure you have the meals at preferred times. One meal will be a traditional Swedish smörgåsbord and the other, a Christmas ICE menu. The meals are payable locally, directly to the ICEHOTEL.

Note drinks are not included and are payable locally

2016 Departure Date

Direct Flight - London-Kiruna | Flight time - 3.5 hours

22 December 2016
Departs London Heathrow at 10.35, arriving Kiruna at 15.00

26 December 2016

Departs Kiruna at 14.25, arriving London Heathrow at 16.55

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