21 October 2016
This Classic Ice Break is the ideal way to enjoy Sweden's famous ICEHOTEL with a night in Stockholm to help you unwind before the short flight to Kiruna the next day in time for a light lunch. In Sweden’s capital you stay at the family owned Esplanade hotel overlooking the harbour and at the ICEHOTEL a full programme of excursions and activities is included with a night in a Snow Room and another in ‘warm accommodation’. At the ICEHOTEL your snow room is formed in the shape of an igloo with a double frame bed, resting on blocks of ice illuminated from below and topped with a thermal mattress covered with reindeer skins.
An early morning flight to Kiruna (via Stockholm) will enable you to make the most of your break (alternatively, we can arrange a stopover in Stockholm). Transfer to the ICEHOTEL, where you will receive your ‘survival induction’. Be enthralled by your sparkling surroundings or partake in one of the many excursions on offer. Overnight in your preferred cold accommodation.
On arrival, check in and enjoy lunch at the local Inn before collecting thermal clothing and going on a tour of the ICEHOTEL. Start the evening with a guided snowmobile tour through the nearby forest with the possibility of seeing the famous Northern Lights. Have a traditional Sami soup at a wilderness encampment before returning. Then it’s into the Absolut Ice Bar to have a special drink – either a Northern Lights or a Wolf’s Paw – before retiring to your room for the most unusual night of your life.
Wake up to a hot cloud berry juice, take a sauna and have breakfast across at the Inn. Afterwards, you can enjoy an optional reindeer sled safari through the forest and across the fells to a tent for a traditional Sami lunch by an open fire before returning to Jukkasjarvi. In the afternoon, you can choose further optional excursions either by husky or snowmobile. The final night of your Classic Ice Break is spent either in a Kaamos, Nordic or Northern Lights room. The local Inn serves Lapp specialities and has an extensive menu.
Today your memorable Ice Break comes to an end, but there is still more to see and do. After a hearty breakfast at the Inn the morning is free for you to take a brief walk around the village, to see its traditional Sami buildings and church, before being taken to Kiruna airport for your flight back to Stockholm. Here you can take an onward flight and extend your holiday or begin your journey home.
Standard Room fr £941pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated