- Transfers: scheduled shuttle pick up from Kiruna Airport to the ICEHOTEL, transfer to Björkliden, transfer to train station, transfer from Narvik train station to Scandic Narvik, private transfer to Evenes Airport. All activity transfers are also included.
- Arctic Circle Train: 2nd class train tickets from Bjorkliden to Narvik
- Accommodation: 1-night ICEROOM at the ICEHOTEL, 2 nights hotel room at the Hotel Fjallet, Björkliden and 2 nights standard room at the Scandic Narvik
- Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
- The following activities and equipment are included: guided tour of the ICEHOTEL, snowshoe walk to Northern Lights dinner experience, husky safari, Arctic Circle train, lights at the lodge, Polar Park visit, Northern Lights experience with a local Sámi family
- Experienced guides and instructors for all activities
- Cold weather clothing during activities only
- A note on flights: while flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our Travel Experts for details of the available options
Take your Northern Lights search on an adventure across two countries to discover the best of both northern regions. Travelling on the famed Arctic Circle Train, you’ll journey to both Sweden and Norway for exciting Aurora hunts and memorable winter experiences.
First on the agenda is Sweden, where your holiday gets off to an unforgettable start with a night at the ICEHOTEL®. You’ll have a drink in the ice bar, see the intricate sculptures and enjoy a five-course dinner which includes a selection of locally sourced ingredients served in a unique way. Following this, you will retire to your spectacular ice room. Don’t worry, you’ll keep warm with the special thermal bedding provided so you can lie back and enjoy one of the coolest hotels in the north. In the morning, you’ll unwind with a sauna before trying your hand at carving an ice sculpture, so you can really see the work that goes into the magnificent hotel.
Your Swedish adventure continues with a transfer to the stunning mountain region of Björkliden. Here, you will take a snowshoe walk into the wilderness for a Northern Lights dining experience amongst nature and in prime Aurora territory. You will also try the most-loved Arctic activity of dog sledding as you ride as a passenger in the sled and admire the stunning winter scenes as they unfold around you.
Then it’s time to take one of the best rail routes in the world. Onboard the Arctic Circle Train, you will journey from the Swedish mountains to the awe-inspiring fjords in Norway. Here, you will embark on two dedicated Northern Lights searches. One will take you 659m high to a brilliant vantage point of the city below and hopefully, the Auroras above. Another night will see you gain an authentic insight into the Sámi culture during a Northern Lights night around the campfire with a local family. During the day, you will visit the Polar Park to see an array of Arctic animals including bears, lynx and wolves.
For a Northern Lights journey that allows you to search for the magical display in unforgettable ways, a chance to travel between two stunning countries on the famed Arctic Circle Train and the opportunity to try the most sought-after winter experiences, this holiday covers it all.
Image credits: Asaf Kliger and Icehotel, imagebank.Sweden.Se, @ Bjorkliden, Arctic Range Adventure Ltd, @ Narvik & John-Inge Lund
Arrival and Overnight in the ICEHOTEL
Upon arrival at Kiruna Airport, you will be met and transferred to the impressive and world-first ICEHOTEL®. You will have time to admire the magnificent ice sculptures, have a drink in the ice bar and explore the ice chapel.
This evening you will enjoy a classic five-course dinner which includes a selection of locally-sourced ingredients, served with a unique twist.
Tonight you will have the brilliant opportunity of sleeping inside one of the ice rooms. Tucked up in your Arctic-grade sleeping bag, you will be very cosy as you sleep in one of the coolest accommodations available.Included Meals: Dinner
Ice Sculpting, Transfer to Björkliden and Northern Lights Dinner Experience
Today, after waking up in your ice room, you will enjoy hot lingonberry juice and a warm sauna before your hearty breakfast.
After admiring all the sculptures around the hotel, it’s time for you to let your creative side out and learn how to carve your very own ice sculpture. Your guide will show you how to use the carving tools as you gain a brilliant insight into the intricate work that goes into creating the hotel.
This afternoon you will transfer to the stunning mountainous region of Björkliden and check into your hotel. You will have time to settle into your surroundings ahead of tonight’s Northern Lights dinner experience. Strapping on a pair of snowshoes, which will help you walk over the deep snow with ease, you will follow your guide on a 1.5km walk through the wilderness. Arriving at a cosy hut with a roaring fire, you will keep warm while the guide cooks a delicious meal. This location is also a prime lookout spot for the Northern Lights, so you will be keeping an eye on the sky for a potential display.Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Fill up on breakfast ahead of your Arctic adventure of a lifetime. Today, you will experience dog sledding, with your loyal pack out in front guiding you over the snowy tracks.
You will meet with the local expert mushers who will get you seated comfortably in the sled as they take the driving position. As soon as the brakes are lifted, the dogs will surge forward and then quickly settle into their pace - leaving you to enjoy the wonderful winter surroundings of majestic mountains and wide-open snowy views.
Following your adventurous morning, you will have a free afternoon and evening to spend as you please. You could upgrade dinner tonight to a memorable experience at the Aurora Sky Station - see our ‘Personalise’ tab for more information.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Arctic Circle Train to Narvik in Norway, Lights at the Lodge Experience
Following breakfast, you will be transferred a short distance to the train station in Björkliden to board the Arctic Circle Train. This impressive 1.5-hour train journey takes you from frozen Swedish mountains to the magnificent fjords of Norway.
Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel and have time to settle in and choose one of the local restaurants for dinner ahead of your Lights at the Lodge experience this evening. Tonight you will take the cable car seven minutes up to reach a height of 659m. Here you will be served drinks and snacks as you enjoy the breathtaking views - if conditions are favourable, this is a brilliant spot to witness the Northern Lights!Included Meals: Breakfast
Polar Park and Sámi Northern Lights Experience
Following breakfast, you will transfer to the Polar Park - the world’s most northerly animal park. Here, you will find a selection of Arctic animals such as bear, lynx, moose, reindeer and wolves. You will have three hours to explore the park and see all the animals.
Tonight, you will transfer 15-minutes to Beisfjord where you will meet with a local Sámi family who will tell you all about their history, culture and life in the north. You will sit in a cosy teepee and enjoy snacks around the campfire as you wait in anticipation for the Northern Lights. Later you will be taken back to your hotel room in central Narvik.Included Meals: Breakfast
Today is, unfortunately, the end of your time in the Arctic. Following breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your return flights home. If you have an early flight time, breakfast will be boxed up for you to take with you.Included Meals: Breakfast
Included in price
Personalise this tour
Aurora Sky Station Dinner
This exclusive dinner experience takes you to one of the world’s best Northern Lights locations.
Your evening begins with a comfortable chairlift ride of around 20 minutes. You’ll journey deep into the national park where dark skies and serene surroundings await.
Arriving at STF Aurora Sky Station, you will sit down for a three-course dinner of Northern Swedish cuisine, inspired by Sápmi’s traditions and the wonderful surrounding environment. After dinner, you will learn all about the Northern Lights during a guided tour. You will head onto the large, outdoor terrace as well as the lookout tower where, if conditions are favourable, the Auroras and starry sky will shine above.
Duration: approximately 3 hours
Dates & Prices
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To secure your holiday place for next season, you can make a pre-reservation by paying a deposit of only £50pp. The provisional prices, departure dates, and itinerary remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final details are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed then a further deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.
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Holiday group size (approximate)
Minimum 2 and maximum 12 people (approximately)
We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.
Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.
Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate
Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.
Minimum and maximum age
If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.
Unless otherwise stated in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Aurora Zone holiday is typically 12 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com.
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.
Medical History and Advice
We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.
In order to give us the best possible chance to do this, we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.
In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.
Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.
Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.
It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.
If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.
Booking Activities Locally
Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).
When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.
In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.
Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.
The UK Foreign Office Advice
Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice
We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.
The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade https://www.mfat.govt.nz/
Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/
The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html
If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.
If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.
If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.
If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.
Brexit information for British Passport holders
For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.
Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation
On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.
Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.
Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer
If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.
If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.
Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.
Terms and Conditions
Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.theaurorazone.com/booking-conditions