Wilderness Dinner, Ice Hotel, Sweden

Wilderness dinner (Autumn / Winter)

Approx 4 hours

from £253.00 per adult / £96.00 per child aged 2-12 years old

19:00 from 28 May - 30 Nov 17 (Thursdays and Sundays)

Enjoy a delicious three course evening meal at the ICEHOTEL’s wilderness camp. No matter the time of year of your visit, this is a delightful experience which will allow you to immerse yourself in the pristine natural beauty of Swedish Lapland, albeit for a short time.

From the end of May until the end of July, you can experience 100 days of daylight. From the end of August, there is the chance to see the Northern Lights dancing overhead.

 

 

Torne River Rafting, Ice Hotel, Sweden

Torne River rafting (summer)

Approx 6 hours

from £141.00 per adult

10:00 from 17 Jun - 02 Sep 17 (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

The Torne River for centuries was the lifeline for Swedish Lapland transporting goods and people across the region. On this 6 hour tour, you will travel along the flowing river on a rafting experience. Calm and white-water will be crossed. Lunch and all equipment are provided.

Photograph by: Ted Logardt
Northern Lights Safari, Ice Hotel, Sweden

Northern Lights Safari (Summer / Autumn)

Approx 3 hours

from £101.00 per adult / £51.00 per child aged 2-12 years old

22:00 from 20 Aug - 15 Dec 17 (Daily)

Many people associate the dazzling displays of the Aurora Borealis with the winter months. It is however, possible to witness this magical phenomenon from the end of August. In fact, in our opinion, the colours of fall and autumnal foliage coupled with dark nights and the Northern Lights is a combination that is hard to beat.

On this 3 hour tour, along with a local guide, you will travel away from the artificial lights of Jukkasjarvi to a wilderness camp. Here you will learn truth and myths about the Northern Lights and enjoy a Swedish fika (coffee and cake).

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
Midnight Sun, Kiruna, Ice Hotel, Sweden

Midnight Sun (Summer)

Approx 3 hours

From £91.00 per adult / £46.00 per child aged 2-12 years old

22:00 from 26 May - 20 Jul 17 (Tuesdays and Fridays)

The Midnight Sun shines continuously above Jukkasjarvi for 100 days and nights. Yet from the end of May until the end of July, the sun only sets below the horizon for a short time, and daylight barely dims.

On this 3 hour tour, you will visit the nearby city of Kiruna and learn about life in the land of the Midnight Sun. Kiruna is a city in transition and is slowly being moved to a new location to allow for the expansion of its iron ore mine. Your tour will finish at the summit of Mount Luossavaara where, from your elevated position, you can watch the arch of the sun moving across the sky.

The Midnight Sun is guaranteed to stir emotions in all visitors.

 

Photograph by: Johan Ylitalo
Let’s Go Aptas Excursion Ice Hotel Sweden

Let’s Go Aptas (Summer)

Approx 3-4 hours

from £71.00 per adult / £36.00 per child aged 2-12 years old

09:00 (Thursdays) or 13:00 (Mondays) from 01 Jun - 15 Nov 17

Along with a local guide, you will hike to the summit of the Aptas Mountains. The view at the top, over the Virgin Taiga Forest, speaks for itself. A fika (coffee and cake) is included. Difficulty: Moderate

 

Photograph by: Johan Ylitalo
Fishing Adventure, Icehotel, Sweden

Fishing adventure (Summer)

Approx 3 hours

from £101.00 per adult / £51.00 per child aged 2-12 years old

09:00 (Tuesdays) or 13:00 (Thursdays) from 15 Jun- 01 Sep 17

The Torne River, the source of the ICEHOTEL’s building blocks, is considered one of the best fishing waters in Europe for trout, grayling, whitefish, perch and pike. Enjoy the peace and unspoiled nature of the river valley, and its rich fruits, on this 3 hour experience.

Note:

  • Difficulty: Easy
Photograph by: Tomas Jönsson
Eight Season Photo Tour Summer Excursion Ice Hotel Sweden

Eight Season Photo Tour (Summer)

Approx 4 hours

from £172 per person

Departures: 09:00 daily from 12Jun17-15Apr18

In Sámi culture the year falls into eight seasons: spring-winter; spring; pre-summer; summer; pre-autumn; autumn; pre-autumn and winter. These seasons are based on the cycles of nature, in particular the yearly cycle of reindeer, and are not defined by date or time.
On this 4 hour excursion, you will learn to capture the ever-changing landscape of Swedish Lapland, the animals and local culture, on camera. With a local guide, you will explore your surroundings by car and, occasionally, on foot stopping at scenic and panoramic locations en route. Tea and coffee is included.

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Challenge Park (Summer)

approx 3 hours

from £71 per person

Departures: 13:00 (Sundays) or 17:00 (Tuesdays and Fridays) from 26 May -14 Nov 17.

High in the trees, close to the ICEHOTEL, is the Treetop Adventure; six elevated obstacles reaching heights of up to 18 metres above ground and connected by rope bridges and ziplines. Rise to the challenge.

  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Suitable for children aged 12 years upwards
Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
Dog sledding, Torne River, Icehotel

Private Husky Airport Transfer

£645 per sled (1-4 people)

Travel in style from Kiruna airport to the Ice Hotel (or vice versa) on your private Husky sled transfer. Be whisked off for this thrilling ride through the Lapland countryside. This is on a private basis and so the price is the same from 1-4 passengers.

Photograph by: Asaf Kliger
Ice Hotel, Sweden

Arctic Wildlife Safari by snowmobile

6 hours

£290 per person

Departures: 09:00-15:00 daily

Along with a local guide, this tour takes you through magnificent mountain scenery and will teach you about the surrounding nature and the local wildlife – in particular about what impact the moose has on the Swedish mountain climate and how to trace their tracks. Lunch is included. Approximately 3 hours are spent onboard the snowmobile. The duration spent onboard the snowmobile will be determined by weather conditions on the day. Each tour is led by one experienced guide per eight snowmobiles. All guides are trained and hold the Swedish Transport Board’s permission to work as a snowmobile guide. Helmets are provided to all participants. The rental of snowmobile overalls, shoes, hat and gloves is included. You are seated 2 persons per snowmobile unless a supplement is paid for a private snowmobile. One person is required to drive the vehicle. The minimum age to drive a snowmobile is 16 years old. A valid driving licence is required. The minimum age for a snowmobile passenger is 13 years old. One child is permitted per paying adult. An excess of 8000SEK is payable in the event of an accident/damage to the snowmobile.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
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Northern Lights Tour on horseback

Around 5 hours

from £218.00 per person

Departures: 1530 - 2030hrs until 28 Feb and 1700 - 2200hrs between 01 - 31 Mar (Daily). Not available 24 Dec and 31 Dec.

You will ride your Icelandic horse out into the winter night in search of the Northern Lights and moose. Transfers and a traditional dinner are included in a wilderness camp are included. Approximately 1 hour is spent on horseback. The duration spent on horseback will be determined by weather conditions on the day. The transfer to/from the excursion, by minibus, takes c. 45 minutes each way. This tour is certified by the Swedish Ecotourism Society as Nature’s Best. No horse-riding experience is required but, participants must be reasonably fit and weigh a maximum of 90kg (14.17 stone). The minimum age to ride an Icelandic Horse is 12 years old.

Photograph by: Tomas Jönsson
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Moose Safari on horseback

around 6 hours

from £218 per person

Departures: 0900-1500hrs (Daily), not available on 24th and 31st December.

On the back of an Icelandic horse, you will explore the winter grazing land of the King of the Lappish forest – the moose. Accompanying you on your tour is the mountainous backdrop of the Abisko National Park and the peaks of Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain.

Transfers and a traditional lunch at a local farm are included. This tour is certified by the Swedish Ecotourism Society as Nature’s Best.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
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Cross-country skiing

around 2.75 hours

from £70pp / £35.00 per child (6-12 years)

08:45-11:30 (Daily)

Strap on your skis and head into the forest with your guide. Cross country skiing is a popular activity in the Arctic regions of Scandinavia and on this tour you will learn the technique of gliding across the frozen landscape. It is a fun albeit energetic activity.

Hot drinks and a snack is served along the way.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
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Sauna Ritual (Winter)

2.5 to 3 hours

from £498 per private group of 1 - 6 persons

1700-2000 & 2000-2230 daily.

In Swedish Lapland, the sauna is the heart of the home, a place for peacefulness, relaxation and meditation. Gain the skills to sauna like a Scandinavian at ”Kallebastun”, Jukkasjarvi’s Culture Sauna, the cradle of the Swedish Sauna Academy. You will be taught the ten-step sauna ritual, the culmination of which is an ice plunge in the river. Light snacks and spa products are included. A robe and slippers is provided for use during the ritual. Exclusive access to the sauna Please note that you will not spend the whole three hours in the sauna, the Scandinavian way is to spend short periods in the heat of the sauna, interspersed by cooling down by the fire in the lounge or in the shower, having snacks and just relaxing. There is also an option to book only the modern electric sauna. This activity is not recommended for guests with a heart condition or pregnant women.

Photograph by: Asaf Kliger
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Wildlife Photography Tour

around 4 hours

from £155 per person

09:30-13:00 (Daily from 15 Dec to 15 Apr) - not available on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

As the Arctic day breaks, you will be led in to the Arctic wilderness by your local guide to shoot winter panoramas and, hopefully, wildlife. You will visit known bird feeding spots and will track the footprints of reindeer, moose, ptarmigan and fox in the hope of capturing these magnificent animals on camera.

A hot drink is included. Memory cards are not included. Don’t forget to bring a personal SD-card with minimum 4 GB memory. Minimum age: 12.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
ICE HOTEL Ice Scuplting

Ice Sculpting (Winter & Summer)

2-3 hours

from £76 per person

Daily: 0830-1130

Imaging what life as an ICEHOTEL ice artist is like?  Let yourself be guided into the magical world of ice sculpting with support provided by professional artists. Minimum age: 13 years.

Photograph by: Photo: Paulina Holmgren
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Overnight Search for Northern Lights – drive your own Dog Sled

approx 19.5hrs

from £640pp

Daily: depart around 1530hrs, returning around 1100hrs the next day.

Drive your own team of huskies on an exciting dog sled adventure in search of the Northern Lights. The tour begins at the kennel and your overnight stay is in a wilderness camp with access to a wood-fired sauna. Dinner and breakfast are included. The sled is used to transport personal belongings (and not for passengers). Each sled is pulled by approximately 4 dogs. Approximately 75 minutes are spent driving the sled in each direction.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
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Overnight Search for Northern Lights by Snowmobile

18hrs

from £432 per person

Friday & Saturday only. Depart 1600hrs and return 1000hrs the next day.

This guided snowmobile tour will take you to into the dense, snow-covered forests surrounding the ICEHOTEL. Your accommodation tonight (shared with other guests) will be a traditional log cabin with wood-fired sauna. A three-course evening meal and breakfast are included. One guest per snowmobile. Sleeping bag and towel for the sauna provided. Each tour is led by one experienced guide per eight snowmobiles. All guides are trained and hold the Swedish Transport Board’s permission to work as a snowmobile guide. Helmets are provided to all participants. The rental of snowmobile overalls, shoes, hat and gloves is included. The minimum age to drive a snowmobile is 16 years old. A valid driving licence is required. An excess of 8000SEK is payable in the event of an accident/damage to the snowmobile.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
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Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

7.5hrs

please ask

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…Northern Lights Tour

To the west of Kiruna, the mountains of the Abisko National Park dominate the landscape. Located towards the summit of Mount Nuolja, in the heart of the range, stands the Aurora Sky Station which at a latitude of 68.2° offers one of the finest platfo rms for viewing the Aurora Borealis away from artificial lights.

A welcome drink and four-course evening meal, influenced by Nordic cuisine, will be served in the Aurora Sky Station.

After dinner guests have time to view the small Aurora exhibition and to sit outside under the dark night sky. On a clear night, hopefully you will see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky above.

This excursion is only available when staying overnight nearby which we can arrange.

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Raidu – Encounter with the Reindeer

around 3hrs

from £185pp / £214pp*, £92 per child aged 3-12 / £106* per child aged 3-12 years

Daily at 1400hrs - 1700hrs. No tour on 24th December.

After a short transfer to a reindeer camp you will enjoy a presentation of Sámi culture by your local guide. You will also have the opportunity to feed the reindeer and to take a reindeer sled ride around a small track. Transfers as well as a traditional light lunch are included. One child is permitted per paying adult. This tour is certified by the Swedish Ecotourism Society as Nature’s Best. Pick up from the ICEHOTEL. The transfer to the Reindeer camp, by snowmobile pulled sled, takes approximately 15 minutes each way. *Higher price applies between 11 Dec – 7 Jan and 10 Feb and 28 Feb.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo
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Short dog sled ride

around 1.5hrs

from £160pp / £80.00 per child (6-12 years).

Daily at 0930hrs - 1100hrs or 1300hrs - 14300hrs

…Into the Winter Wonderland.

On this short dog sled tour you will observe the sheer joy experienced by husky dogs as they prepare to run. You will also hear the fall of silence as the journey begins. Sit back on your sled as it is steered by your musher-guide and watch the snow-covered landscape pass by. Coffee and cake is served around a camp fire.  Each sled carries a maximum of 6 passengers. Please note that you may be required to share a sled with other guests. Each sled is pulled by 8-14 dogs. Approximately 1 hour is spent on the sled. The duration spent onboard the sled will be determined by weather conditions on the day. The suggested minimum age for a dog-sled passenger is 13 years old. One child is permitted per paying adult.

Photograph by: Martin Smedsen
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Snowmobile Tour with Fika (learn to drive)

3 hrs

Price: £125.00 per adult / £62.00 per child (6-12 years). The supplement to drive your own snowmobile is £60.00 per adult

Departures: 12:30-15:30 (Daily from 15 Dec to 15 Apr)

This introductory tour is ideal for those wishing to try their hand at driving a snowmobile and takes participants across the frozen lakes and bogs which surround the ICEHOTEL and to viewpoints on the nearby undulating hills. A Swedish fika (coffee and cake) is included at a wilderness camp. Approximately 1 hour is spent onboard the snowmobile. The duration spent onboard the snowmobile will be determined by weather conditions on the day. Each tour is led by one experienced guide per eight snowmobiles. All guides are trained and hold the Swedish Transport Board’s permission to work as a snowmobile guide. Helmets are provided to all participants. The rental of snowmobile overalls, shoes, hat and gloves is included. You are seated 2 persons per snowmobile unless a supplement is paid for a private snowmobile. One person is required to drive the vehicle. The minimum age to drive a snowmobile is 16 years old. A valid driving licence is required. The suggested minimum age for a snowmobile passenger is 13 years old. One child is permitted per paying adult. An excess of 8000SEK is payable in the event of an accident/damage to the snowmobile.

Photograph by: S. Jackson
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Wilderness Dinner – Northern Lights & Stargazing

4hrs

from £232pp

Daily from 1900hrs

This tour will take you to a wilderness camp in the forests surrounding Jukkasjarvi. A pre-dinner drink is included. A three course evening meal is serviced in a  log cabin. there is free time during the evening to relax reindeer skins whilst enjoying the sky above. Pick-up from the ICEHOTEL. The transfer to the wilderness camp will take approximately 15 minutes each way, the route of which is determined by the weather conditions and chances for an aurora sighting. If the Aurora is not seen on the outbound transfer, or whilst at the wilderness camp, the tour may be extended slightly, depending on weather conditions, to search for the Aurora on the return to the ICEHOTEL. The minimum suggested age is 12 years old.

Photograph by: Markus Alatalo

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