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The ICEHOTEL ® lies at the heart of Swedish Lapland surrounded by snow, ice and forests with the potential for dazzling displays of Aurora Borealis to light up the night sky. With exciting daytime activities and expertly guided Northern Lights excursions, this iconic location is the ideal base for both unparalleled Arctic adventures and maximising your opportunities to witness the Aurora.
Though there are now many hotels made of snow and ice, there is only one original. During this holiday, the world-famous ICEHOTEL ® is your base as you go searching for the Northern Lights.
After admiring the impressive ice sculptures, winter suites and ice chapel, you'll get to experience both the cosy hotel 'warm' rooms as well as the incredible opportunity to stay in an ice room. Don't worry, the Arctic-grade sleeping bag means you will be surprisingly warm through the night.
The wonders continue outside too, with an array of amazing Arctic experiences on offer. Your time has been left completely free so that you can decide which activities suit you best. Perhaps you want to snowmobile over the frozen landscape or instead, take a tranquil horse ride into moose-grazing territory. As darkness falls, you will have the chance of seeing the Northern Lights during a dedicated activity into the wilderness. You can hunt for the Aurora by snowmobile, dogsled and even take a course on Northern Lights photography.
The ICEHOTEL ®'s location in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle. This places you firmly in the Aurora zone and gives you a pristine winter wonderland to enjoy. From the impressive Torne River, whose frozen waters shape the hotel to the mighty mountain range Kebnekaise, there is plenty of wilderness to explore here and our range of activities helps you do just that. See our 'personalise' section for more details.
Please note, the ICEHOTEL ®, Sweden is open to the public between 10 am and 6 pm. Guests sleeping in a cold room will get exclusive access to their rooms from 6 pm (deluxe suites and warm rooms from 3pm), and a wake-up call is around 7:30 am.

Important Information

Please note: prices are subject to availability at the time of booking and weekend dates as well as Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day may require additional supplements.

Price per adult based on 2 sharing an ice room for 1 night and a standard kaamos room for 2 nights

Itinerary
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 will be emailed to you around a week prior to departure), or upon arrival.

Activities: please note that if you are travelling early in the winter season and there is not enough snowfall, then some activities may be adapted by the local team, or alternatives provided, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. For more information on this, please see our booking terms and conditions.

Itinerary

Your driver will be waiting at the airport and will take you to the transfer vehicle. It’s just a short drive from Kiruna Airport to Jukkasjarvi and the ICEHOTEL® where you’ll check-in and be shown to your room constructed entirely of ice and snow! For guests who have upgraded to the warm room, you will be guided to the hotel. The great thing about our tailor-made holidays is that you can choose your preferred duration as well as the activities. The basic holiday price includes your transfers, and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis for the duration of your stay. You simply select the activities you would like to do from the list shown in the Extras section, ensuring your holiday can be as active or gentle as you wish.

Included Meals:  None

[KRN] Kiruna Airport, Sweden To The ICEHOTEL®
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
The ICEHOTEL® - Check In
Address : Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten County, Sweden

You can fill your stay with as many or as few activities as you please. We have listed all the winter activities available here in Swedish Lapland in the Extras section. If you need advice on any of them then please just ask our Travel Experts who will be delighted to help you piece together your dream itinerary.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

The ICEHOTEL® - Stay
Address : Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten County, Sweden

You can fill your stay with as many or as few activities as you please. We have listed all the winter activities available here in Swedish Lapland in the Extras section. If you need advice on any of them then please just ask our Travel Experts who will be delighted to help you piece together your dream itinerary.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

The ICEHOTEL® - Stay
Address : Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten County, Sweden

Your transfer will take you back to Kiruna Airport in good time for your homebound flight.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

The ICEHOTEL® To [KRN] Kiruna Airport, Sweden
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
The ICEHOTEL® - Check Out
Address : Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten County, Sweden

What's included?

  • Shared airport transfers
  • 1 night in an ice room and 2 nights in a Kaamos warm room
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Outdoor winter wear such as warm overalls, warm boots, hats and mittens are included during your stay at the Icehotel

Excluded

  • Whilst 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 for you
  • We do not include evening meals at the Icehotel so you have the freedom to decide where and when you would like to dine. We can assist in making a reservation at either the fine-dining Icehotel Restaurant (which offers both a la carte and a tasting “

Accommodation

The ICEHOTEL®
     
 

The ICEHOTEL® at Jukkasjärvi has the impressive claim of being the world’s first ice hotel and was developed from a concept beginning in 1989. A local entrepreneur by the name of Yngve Bergqvist who ran a thriving tourism business in the summer decided to attract tourists in the winter by offering ice carving workshops and creating a small ice igloo as a gallery to showcase these designs.

This igloo grew in scale each year until one night a group of guests, equipped with reindeer skins and sleeping bags asked to spend the night, creating the concept of the ice hotel in the process!

Although Ice and snow hotels can be found across Lapland, the ICEHOTEL® remains the original.

What’s more, 2018 saw the ICEHOTEL® become the first-ever Nordic Swan Ecolabel hotel made completely of ice and snow.

The certification process looks at all areas, from energy and water consumption to waste management; understandably, this presented many challenges when measuring a hotel whose rooms melt away at the end of each winter season!

The eco-label adds to a growing list of certifications for the ICEHOTEL® who is also certified a Sustainable Arctic Destination. Certification ensures guests are choosing environmentally conscious products and the ICEHOTEL® are – rightly so – very proud to receive such recognition.

ICEHOTEL 365

The hotel now boasts ICEHOTEL 365, a permanent structure, allowing it to be a year-round destination to visitors who travel the world to sleep in a room of ice and snow. Containing deluxe rooms, art suites, an ice bar and a sculpture hall, this environmentally sustainable building is a construct of glass, metal and concrete, but with the same incredible standard and visual design of snow and ice on the inside, with cooling tubes to keep it at a temperature of around -5 at all times.

Alongside this is the classic ICEHOTEL® building, constructed purely of ice and snow and carefully crafted each December, utilising blocks from the nearby Torne River.

Home to ice rooms, winter suites and a chapel the structure is a marvel to see and, come summer, simply melts back into the river from which it came. Each year, architects, designers and artists submit designs for the hotel’s features and a handful are chosen to go forward with their theme.

The hotel consists of several buildings including the main ice building and ICEHOTEL 365. We cannot guarantee which area our guests will stay in.

The rooms which are contained within the ice and snow building will not be available until after the 14th of December. Check-in time for the cold rooms is usually around 6 pm and for the warm rooms, it is approximately 3 pm. The ICEHOTEL® is open to members of the public for viewing between 10 am and 6 pm. You will check out after breakfast.

Hotel facilities

  • The reception is in the main warm building which also houses the lounge area, warm bar, dressing room, luggage room, restaurant and gift shop which sells a selection of ICEHOTEL® themed gifts and locally sourced handicrafts
  • Guests who are on a guided tour of the ICEHOTEL® will also visit the large warehouse where you can learn about how the hotel is constructed each season
  • The restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner which include some wonderful Swedish favourites. The restaurant operates fixed dinner seating times and we highly recommend that you make a reservation in advance with us
  • As an alternative, guests can eat at the Homestead Restaurant which is a smaller, rustic restaurant a short walk from the hotel
  • The classic ICEHOTEL® building is connected to a warm building which houses the toilets, showers and sauna. There are also lockers in here in which to store your valuables and clothes overnight
  • The warm building also has a small number of bunk beds in case you decide your ice room is not for you

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Additional Info

Price is based on 2 persons travelling

Tour terms, click here  

Payment and Cancellation Terms
Please note that the following cancellation terms supersede in part those mentioned in sections 7 of our general booking terms and conditions.
– Up to balance due date (This is normally 16 weeks prior to departure however some holidays differ. If this applies to your holiday you will be advised at the time of booking) – Loss of deposit (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)
– between balance due date and 37 days prior to departure – 70%
– 36 or less days – 100%

Key Facts

Duration 3 - 4 Nights
Pace Balanced
Holiday Type Tailor Made
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Sweden, Jukkasjarvi
Brochure Code 5116
Price from
£465 pp
4 days

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