New Year at the Icehotel

White Water - Art Suite, Icehotel
from £1,693 4 nights | 29 Dec 2016 Inc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Dec


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.


  • 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.
  • 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

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  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Unique and Boutique

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Prices & Dates

Per person prices from
29 Dec 2016 (4 nights)
Two sharing £1,693
Additional Adult* £1,317
Single* £2,017
Child, aged 8-11* £838

*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

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. 

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.

Please note there is limited availability.

Upgrades available

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

Please contact our Travel Specialists for details of these upgrades.

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