SWEDEN

New Year at the Icehotel

White Water - Art Suite, Icehotel
from £1,653 4 nights | 29 Dec 2016 Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Dec

Overview

How amazing would it be to celebrate the dawn of a New Year somewhere as pristine and unspoilt as an ice hotel in Swedish Lapland? Under the clear dark skies of the polar night keep watch for nature’s own light show, the northern lights, chink ice glasses and celebrate in style.

 Highlights

  • enjoy a glass of bubbly before a New Year's Eve candlelit dinner
  • see the new year in around a traditional bonfire 
  • retire to the Icebar for a celebratory cocktail
  • chance of seeing the magical northern lights - more about the aurora »

With the Icehotel still looking particularly festive after the Christmas celebrations, New Year here tends to be a more romantic affair. As there are more huskies than people in Jukkasjärvi and its surrounds, people here prefer not to set off fireworks in case they scare the dogs hence the traditional bonfire.

As with our Christmas trip, there is just one departure so spaces are strictly limited!

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Kiruna - Icehotel
Fly from the UK to Kiruna direct and transfer to Jukkasjärvi. Check in at the Icehotel for 4 nights (one in an Ice Room, three nights in a warm room) and get kitted out in your thermal clothing, on loan for the duration of your stay. Then have a guided tour around the Icehotel.
Day 2: At leisure
At the Icehotel enjoy the scenic surroundings or perhaps join one of the optional activities.
Day 3: New Year’s Eve at the Icehotel
Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the restaurant then the day is free to explore your scenic surrounds on one of the many optional excursions from husky sledding to snowmobiling. In the evening, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne before a delicious à la carte dinner. Then head back to the Icehotel, wrap up warm and stand around a traditional bonfire within a circle of candles down by the frozen River Torne, faces aglow as the countdown to midnight begins.
Day 4: New Year's Day
At the Icehotel after a late night you might wish to have a lazy morning. Alternatively, there will be plenty of things to do should you wish to be more active - don’t forget, it is advisable to book the optional excursions in advance, or at least soon after check in to ensure availability.
Day 5: Icehotel - Kiruna
Morning at leisure, perhaps to have one last look around the Icehotel or take part in another optional activity before transferring to the airport for the flight home.
Notes
  • If you wish to substitute your night in a cold room for another in warm accommodation, please contact us to check availability.
  • We strongly advise you to pre-book your optional activities during the festive season.
  • 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.

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 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…

Reindeer Sled Excursion - Vuojan (Icehotel)

Drive your own reindeer sledge on this memorable excursion.…

Reindeer Sledding in the Sami Camp - Raidu (Icehotel)

Meet the reindeer and encounter the unique culture of the S…

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.

Prices & Dates

Prices in £ per person

Per person (4 nights)
29 Dec 2016
Two sharing £1,653
Additional Adult* £1,292
Single* £1,963
Child, aged 8-11* £827


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 an Ice Room; morning sauna and breakfast; a New Year’s Eve gala dinner; 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

*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


2016 Departure Date

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

29 December 2016 - depart London Heathrow at 10:35, arrive Kiruna at 15:00
02 January 2017 - depart Kiruna at 14:30, arrive London Heathrow at 16:55

Please note all timings are local.

Upgrades available

  • Premium Class Flight Upgrade
  • Accommodation Upgrades 
  • Special Transfers from Airport

Please contact our Travel Specialists for details of these upgrades.

How to book

Book this trip

So that we may send you a personalised quote and confirmation of availability, please click on the link below and complete our Enquiry form. One of our Travel Specialists will then be in touch to complete your booking or answer any further questions you might have.

View booking conditions

Speak to a specialist: 01737 214 250

Book this trip
iceland birdlife arctic tern rth

Tailor Made


If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, let us find it for you.

Our team of Travel Specialists have extensive first-hand knowledge of our destinations and are passionate about travel.

Meet the team

Speak to a specialist: