A once-in-a-lifetime trip staying in the world’s biggest igloo at the famous ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland! This luxury package will create memories that will last a lifetime for you and your family. The hotel has over 80 rooms built each year from snow and crystal clear ice, taken from the waters of the local river Torne. This example package includes 3 nights at the ICEHOTEL with accommodation in the finest rooms available. It also includes some incredible activities and truly spectacular transfers!
ICEHOTEL - Swedish Lapland
The ICEHOTEL is in the village of Jukkasjärvi, about 17km from Kiruna, Sweden. Located next to the Torne River, the ICEHOTEL is set in fantastic snowscapes with views across the frozen water. With little light pollution you will have one of the best chances of seeing the northern lights.
The opening date of the ICEHOTEL varies each year and it is opened in stages. Usually this package is available between December and April.
There are various types of accommodation available to choose, from amazing ICEHOTEL art suites to warm hotel rooms and chalets.
The deluxe suite offers extraordinary luxury! Furnished with a large bed and seating area made of ice and snow, it also boasts an en-suite sauna and toilet.
ICEHOTEL Art Suites
Stay amongst ice art with fantastic designs and wonderful sculptures in this spacious accommodation, ideal for a special occasion. These amazing ICEHOTEL Art Suites specially designed and built from ice have to be seen to be believed. Sleeping on a special bed of snow and ice in a thermal sleeping bag on reindeer skins all keeping you warm when sleeping amongst the ice.
Northern Lights Suites
An ice and light creation, an artistic celebration of the mystical Aurora Borealis. Sleep with the northern lights dancing above your head in this spacious room decorated with light art.
Snow and Ice Rooms
For those wanting to experience sleeping in the cold amongst the ICE and snow then these rooms are perfect. With Ice furniture and beds made of snow and ICE they provide a truly amazing experience for all that stay in them.
If staying in an ICE or snow room doesn't appeal or for when you want to stay longer at the ICEHOTEL then there is a wide range of warm accommodation on offer, including comfortable hotel rooms and chalet style accommodation.
There are a wide range of activities on offer including:
Snowmobiling and Fika
A perfect opportunity to experience Lapland’s magnificent natural environment. This excursion takes you across the hills, frozen lakes and wilderness of the Arctic and includes traditional Swedish Fika (coffee and cake) by an open fire.
Northern lights snowmobile tour
Join your specially trained guide for an excursion into the darkness to search of the northern lights! You will head out into the untouched wilderness on snowmobiles where you guide will tell you more about the myths and legends oof the Aurora before enjoying a delicious three course dinner.
We offer a rnage of dog sledding experience at the ICEHOTEL including driving your own team, an overnight trip or even the chance to get picked up from the airport by dog sled!
Extreme Winter Driving
Challenge your driving skills and join in the fun on a winter driving experience. Sitting behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper your specially trained instructor will teach you how to handle the car in the snow and ice before putting your newly learnt skills to the test!
Imagine what life is like as an ICEHOTEL ice artists! Enter their magical world by trying your hand at ice sculpting. Using ice from the Torne River which is soft and easy to work with, this is a perfect activity even for a beginner.
Horse riding tours are available during the day or in the evening. Head out on these amazing Icelandic horses through the snowy forests to see if you can spot the local reindeer or elk or the Northern Lights in the evening.
Enjoy learning more about the native Sami people and the traditional form of transportation on a reindeer sled excursion.
Flights to your chosen destination are not included in your package. However we will always include details of the most suitable flights in our opinion to match your tailor-made itinerary. We cooperate with Dial-A-Flight to assist you in making your flight bookings. However, flights can be booked independently and through your choice of carrier which increases flexibility and allows you to continue to travel with your preferred airlines.
There are a number extras that we can offer to compliment or extend your trip.
Extend your trip with a stopover and explore the beautiful city of Stockholm from your base in the beautiful Elite Hotel Marina Tower Hotel. With magnificent views over the inlet to Stockholm, where the city meets the archipelago. Each room is elegantly decorated in natural colours, with a focus on comfort. At the Elite Hotel Marina Tower you will get more than a room for the night – it is a total experience at a unique location where the city meets the archipelago.
No1 Traveller Lounges
If your flying from selected airports why not start your holiday off in style with No1Traveller airport lounges. These award winning luxury airport lounges offer everything the discerning traveller needs from freshly prepared complimentary food and drink to wifi or even a spa! Contact us today to arrange your access and start your holiday in style.
Clothing and Footwear Package
The cost of buying the winter clothing recommended for your trip can easily add up. To help out Off the Map Travel has teamed up with Expedition Kit Hire to provide top of the range Northern Lights clothing and footwear rental package. Including all the recommend items this package is a great way to get everything needed at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy.
Learn some of the skills and techniques required to build the Icehotel before having a go yourself at creating a piece of ice art.
Prices from £949 per person.
We do not sell off the shelf packages, all of our packages are tailor-made to your requirements. You can choose everything from when you go, how long you stay to what activities you would like to include. Simply Contact Us with your requirements and we will provide you with a tailor-made personal itinerary.
As an example, prices for a 3 night trip including an amazing dog sledding trip and a night in a snow room start from £925 per person based on two sharing.
"We had an amazing time, both in Stockholm and in Jukkasjarvi. Thank you for organising the trip, not just for us but accommodating relatives too! Everything went smoothly and our wedding was beautiful too."
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"The team at Off The Map Travel could not have been more helpful. Katie designed a personalised itinerary for our trip and arranged everything with the hotel on our behalf and also identified appropriate flights for us too. The team were very flexible to changes in our planned travel dates and were always on hand to answer questions to help us prepare for our trip. There were two third party companies recommended to us by Off the Map Travel for flights and cold weather kit hire and both provided a high quality of customer service. Off the Map Travel took the the effort and the stress out of booking our holiday and I would not hesitate to recommend them."
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