For the last 26 years, each November, on the shores of the frozen River Torne, an awe-inspiring structure has unfolded. This is the site of the world-famous ICEHOTEL, a structure made wholly from ice and snow that cannot fail to impress and mesmerise its guests and visitors. For winter 2016/17 a new accommodation concept will also open its doors to guests - the ICEHOTEL 365. This permanent structure will be a sustainable and architecturally-advanced building, run on solar power, which will offer sub-zero guest accommodation all year around. We cannot wait for the opening of the 27th ICEHOTEL and to see the grand entrance halls, glistening ice sculpted chandeliers, individual artistic pieces and the spectacular Art Suites. Every year our breath is taken away by the skill and attention to detail displayed. We have no doubt that a stay at the entrancing ICEHOTEL and unique ICEHOTEL 365 this winter will, yet again, provide a holiday experience that will remain with you for eternity.
From £889 per person
Return flights to Kiruna airport (via Stockholm Arlanda). Shared transfers on arrival and on departure. 1-night in an Art Suite at the ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi (B&B), 2 nights in warm accommodation at the ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjarvi (B&B). Single room supplement on request.
On arrival at Kiruna airport you will be transferred to the ICEHOTEL.
ICEHOTEL (Art Suite - Cold Accommodation)
Upon check-in at the ICEHOTEL you will receive a thermal suit, mittens, a balaclava and snow boots. The clothing provided is for use during your stay and for use during any excursions booked with ICEHOTEL. Tonight you will sleep in sub zero temperatures (between -5°C and -8°C) within the ICEHOTEL. Your bed for the evening has been specially made from ice and snow and is insulated by a mattress and topped with reindeer skins. Your duvet for the night is a thermal sleeping bag.
In the morning, you will be woken with hot lingonberry juice. After breakfast, you will have free time in Jukkasjärvi. A wealth of winter activities including snowmobile and dog-sled excursions are on offer. Northern Light excursions are also available, including an Aurora photo tour and an evening excursion on horseback. Tonight, your accommodation will be in the comfortable warm accommodation at the ICEHOTEL.
After breakfast there is free time in Jukkasjarvi. Opportunity to participate in further winter activities; explore the village of Jukkasjärvi or visit the town of Kiruna. Overnight in the warm accommodation at the ICEHOTEL.
After breakfast, transfer to Kiruna airport for the return flight home.
Departures: Daily from 10 November 2016.
Notes: This tour may be extended at a supplement • A stay at the ICEHOTEL can be combined with a stay in Kiruna, Abisko, Bjorkliden, Kangos and Luleå.
Winter excursions available: Snowmobile tours; Dog sled tours; Horse riding tours; Sami cultural tours; Northern Light tours; Reindeer tours; Ice sculpting; Photography tours; Cross country skiing and Winter survival skills.
Read our blog and see the new Art Suite designs for the 27th ICEHOTEL.
Of course, we cannot guarantee a sighting with a natural phenomenon such as the Aurora Borealis but we have a few tips to help you increase your changes of a sighting.
- Leave the artifical lights of the city behind.
- Choose excursions which offer the opportunity to 'chase' or 'search' for the Northern Lights. These tend to have a higher success rating.
- Travel at the time of the new moon when the sky is at its darkest.
- Stay as long as you can. Four nights or longer is ideal.
- But, above all we would recommend that you book a tour that includes an activity, or a visit to a region of spectacular natural beauty, so that you have a wonderful evening regardless of a sighting.
New moon dates 2016/17:
- 01 September 2016
- 01 October 2016
- 30 October 2016
- 29 November 2016
- 29 December 2016
- 28 January 2017
- 26 February 2017
- 28 March 2017
- 26 April 2017
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