SWEDEN

Icehotel Break

Main hall, Icehotel
from £1,043 3 or 4 nights | Dec - Apr Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Apr
  • Dec

Overview

The Icehotel is quite simply one of the most spectacular places in the world to spend the night. Located in the stunning surroundings of Jukkasjärvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, this is a hotel of inspired Art Suites, thrilling winter activities and mouth-watering Swedish cuisine. Take our classic 3-night Icehotel break, using our exclusive direct flight, and discover what all the excitement is about! With a little luck, the northern lights might even add to this already perfect winter break.

Highlights

  • Exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna - be there in 3 ½ hours!
  • Experience 'sleeping on ice'
  • Fully independent short break with a wide range of optional activities
  • Set high above the Arctic Circle, offering the opportunity for northern lights sightings

The Icehotel

Each year, the world’s best ice artists design and build the world famous Icehotel from the frozen waters of the nearby Torne River. Beginning work in October the Icehotel is ready for its first guests in December. Those staying that month will get the opportunity to witness the artists at work as they complete this magnificent hotel made of ‘sn-ice’, a combination of (you guessed it) snow and ice! In addition to the hotel’s standard ice rooms and northern lights rooms, the artists create the spectacular art suites for which the hotel is famous for.

The results are consistently spectacular, and in winter 2013-14 guests were able to stay in a frozen London Underground train carriage, a Parisian rooftop as well as Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory. The Icehotel celebrated it's 25th anniversary over the 2014-15 winter season, providing visitors with some beautifully artistic and visually stunning designs befitting such an occasion.

The hotel’s public areas, including the Ice Bar and ice pillared hallway, are illuminated by dazzling ice sculptures and spectacular ice-carved chandeliers, all found behind it’s reindeer-skin clad doors.

 

I can honestly say I have never spent a weekend somewhere quite like that, it was beautiful.

Clare Hasler, Icehotel

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

Everything totally perfect!  And we saw the Northern Lights 3 times!

Mr Cole, Icehotel

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive at the Icehotel
Fly UK to Kiruna (either direct or via Stockholm) and transfer to Jukkasjarvi. You can upgrade to a transfer by husky sledge. 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 a Northern Lights room or Art Suite for your night in the actual Icehotel.
Days 2-3/4: time at leisure
Spend your time as you choose, enjoying optional activities or just soak up your surrounds. 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: return to UK
Check out of the Icehotel and transfer to Kiruna for the return flight to UK (either direct 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Optional Ice Room Experience

Sleeping in an Ice Room (or any room within the actual ice hotel) is a great experience and what most people come here to do. Please note that on your night in the ice hotel 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. Our travel specialists 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 will need participants to be 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 a 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 (Icehotel - Rensjon)

Experience the everyday life of a reindeer herding family a…

Daily Life of the Sami with a Reindeer Sleigh Ride (Icehotel - 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…

Prices & Dates

Prices below are for the 2016/17 season and are based on travelling on our exclusive direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna.

To view prices flying via Stockholm, click here »

£ per person from

Based on 1 night in an Ice room on 3rd night

  3 nights 4 nights - 14 Feb 2017
Two sharing £1,043 £1,267
Additional Adult* £855 £955
Single* £1,233 £1,555
Child (aged 8-11) * £553 £600

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; morning sauna and breakfast; 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.

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

Upgrade options include:

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

Direct Flight - Departure Dates

WINTER 2016-2017

17, 22*, 26, 29* December 2016
21, 28 January 2017
04, 11, 14*, 18, 25 February 2017
04, 11 March 2017

* Please note, departures on 22 & 29 Dec and 14 Feb are based on a 4 night duration.

Heathrow to Kiruna SK7896Dep: 10.35 | Arr: 15.05
Kiruna to Heathrow SK7895 Dep: 14.30 | Arr: 16.55

Festive Departures

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


Special Packages

Icehotel Indulgence

Per person prices from3 nts Dec-Mar4 nts 14 Feb
Based on warm Twin room and Art Suite £1,697 £1,853
Based on warm Single room and Art Suite £2,219 £2,527
Based on warm Twin room and Deluxe Suite £1,829 £1,970
Based on warm Single room and Deluxe Suite £2,780 £2,996

Price includes return direct flights between London Heathrow and Kiruna in Premium class with business lounge access and extra baggage allowance; private transfers to and from the Icehotel; 1 night in a Art Suite or Deluxe Suite and 2 or 3 nights in a Kaamos room on breakfast basis, half bottle of champagne and a local gift, private husky excursion and winter clothing for your stay and Northern Lights Bradt guide. 

For something that extra special perhaps upgrade to a Deluxe Suite which is twice the size of an Art Suite and includes a private bathroom and sauna.

It is also possible to upgrade your arrival transfer to a private Husky transfer and arrive in style!


Fly via Stockholm from £871

£ per person from

Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - 3 nights
Twin £893
Additional Adult* £706
Single* £1,084
Child (aged 8-11)* £485

 

*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, hat, 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

Getting There - Fly Direct or Scheduled

When on holiday, especially on a short break, we believe that it is essential to make the most of your time away. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use the most convenient flight options available and avoid any unnecessary time 'in transit' or changing planes. With this in mind we introduced a direct flight from London Heathrow to Kiruna, just 20 minutes from the Icehotel. This is the only direct flight from the UK to the Icehotel.

Whilst we do offer the option to fly via Stockholm, and indeed the chance to stop over there, our direct flight is the quickest way to reach the Icehotel.

With sociable flight times, a full meal service and pre-bookable seats, our 3½ hour direct flight is not just the quickest way but the most comfortable and enjoyable way to get to the Icehotel.

PLUS Upgrade to our Premium Class »

Direct Flight Departure Dates

WINTER 2016-2017

17, 22*, 26, 29* December 2016
21, 28 January 2017
04, 11, 14*, 18, 25 February 2017
04, 11 March 2017

* Please note, departures on 22 & 29 Dec and 14 Feb are 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

Flights depart from Heathrow Terminal 2.


KEY BENEFITS TO YOU

  • Convenient flying times from Heathrow Terminal 2
  • Meal, wine, beer and soft drinks included in the price
  • Avoid the extended flying time and hassle of changing planes in Stockholm
  • Discover the World representative at Heathrow to assist with check in
  • Upgrade to Premium Class for just £175pp and enjoy business class check in, Fast Track Security, SAS Business lounge access at Heathrow plus other benefits
  • Departures December to March
  • Dedicated Discover the World representative is at the Icehotel throughout

Scheduled Flights via Stockholm
If you would prefer to fly on a different day or from a different UK airport, you can make use of scheduled services via Stockholm, perhaps adding adding nights in this stunning capital city. Please contact our team of Travel Specialists for further details.

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