Tree Hotel, Sweden

Tips from Oliver

Why not enjoy a longer dog sled excursion by booking the ‘Trap Line’ activity, it is only a small amount more and get 4 hours instead of 1.5

TreeHotel & ICEHOTEL Break

Scandinavia is well known for its stylish, minimalist design and these two unique properties; the Tree Hotel and Sweden’s famous ICEHOTEL are no exception.

Why not combine a stay at two of the most unique hotels in Sweden, this unique experience will take you to the Treehotel and the ICEHOTEL.

Located in the remote natural forest of Harads, 90km north-west of Luleå, the Treehotel is the childhood dream of Kent and Brittas Lindvall which has now very cleverly become reality. With extraordinary tree rooms created by some of Scandinavia’s top leading architects, a stay here can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you wish.

Without a doubt, it will be a truly unforgettable experience. The small village of Jukkasjärvi is located 284km north of Harads, and it is here that each winter the worldfamous ICEHOTEL is created out of just snow and ice. A momentary art project, a stay here and an overnight in sub-zero temperatures is one that will be engraved on your memory for a lifetime and a must when working down any bucket list.

Day 1 – UK – Treehotel
On arrival at Luleå airport, you will be transferred to the Treehotel in Harads. The small village of Harads, situated in the municipality of Boden, is well renowned for its impressive surroundings and the beautiful Lule River Valley.

After check-in, you will have some free time to explore the grounds of Treehotel and the surrounding forest, or simply to enjoy the view and tranquillity from your room.

Dinner and overnight at the Treehotel in Harads.

Day 2 – Treehotel, Swedish Lapland
Day at leisure in Harads, time to relax at the Forest Sauna (payable locally) or to book an activity – a kick-sled tour around Harads, snowshoe tour, ice-fishing, dog-sled tour and a snowmobile safari are some of the excursions on offer, ask for more details.

Dinner and overnight at the Treehotel in Harads.

Day 3 – Icehotel, Swedish Lapland
After breakfast, transfer (c.45-minutes) from the Treehotel to Boden train station. From here, you will travel to Kiruna crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°N en route. The train journey from Boden to Kiruna takes c.3 hours 20 minutes. On arrival at Kiruna train station, transfer to the ICEHOTEL in the village of Jukkasjärvi (c.15 minutes drive). After check-in, you will have free time and a tour to visit your Ice Room (why not upgrade to an Art Suite for more space and a more unique experience, ask for upgrade price) and explore the individually designed rooms within the cold accommodation – don’t forget your camera!

Located in the small village of Jukkasjärvi, in the heart of the unspoiled wilderness of  Swedish Lapland, stands the world famous and original ICEHOTEL.

This evening, why not pre book an optional excursion, we recommend the Northern Lights tour by shared snowmobile (our favourite activity at the ICEHOTEL). This 4 hour excursion takes you on a journey through the Arctic wilderness and includes a three course traditional evening meal. Away from the artificial lights of the village, you heighten your chance of seeing the Lady Aurora’s colourful waves in the skies above.

Day 4 – Icehotel, Swedish Lapland
After breakfast, why not add on an optional dog sled tour through the winter wonderland. This 1 ½ hour adventure takes you across the frozen river, through snow covered forests to a wilderness hut where coffee and cake is served around a camp fire.  If you prefer why not consider the longer 4 hour ‘Trap Line’ excursion.

Return to the famous ICEHOTEL for some free time before departing on another optional excursion.  We recommend Raidu – Encounter with the Reindeer excursion where you will learn about the Sámi culture and their traditional way of life. You will also have the chance to feed the reindeer and take a sled ride (around a track). A traditional light lunch is included if you choose this activity.

Evening at leisure – opportunity to book a Northern Lights tour, relax in the warmth of your warm room or enjoy a cold drink in the ICEBAR.  We can also take care of dinner reservations for you.

Overnight stay in warm accommodation at the ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjarvi.

Day 5 – After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kiruna airport for the return flight home.

On a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday your transfer why not add on an Elk tour in which you search the valley of the River Kalix for a sighting of the ‘King of the Forest’. Although a sighting cannot be guaranteed, the Elk tour is a great way to end a stay at the ICEHOTEL. On all other days of the week, you will be transferred directly to Kiruna airport by shared vehicle.

This is a flexible holiday and so feel free to discuss your own ideas with us and we will create the perfect holiday with you to Sweden’s famous ICEHOTEL.

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