Kiruna - Icehotel Adventure (Adult Trip) - Snowmobiling Trip
0 ½ weeks: UK to Sweden (KI)ICEHOTEL® Adventure
There are a lot of very good reasons to travel to Kiruna. It’s from here that you will find some of the best snowmobiling trails in Lapland, dog sled tracks running amidst the fells and easy access to the highest mountains in Sweden. However, the most compelling attraction is the world famous ICEHOTEL® in neighbouring Jukkasjarvi. Built every year using ice from the Torne River, the ICEHOTEL® is a triumph of winter architecture. Experience the best of Lapland in the perfect place for a winter holiday.
Hotel Scandic Ferrum
This modern and very comfortable hotel in the centre of Kiruna offers high quality, newly renovated rooms and a good range of food, locally sourced where possible.
The hotel has a large sauna area available to all guests free of charge - the perfect way to relax. All rooms are en-suite, have cable television and are comfortably furnished. The central location is ideal for exploring the town. Scandic also pride themselves on their very sound environmental policy.
Why not incorporate an overnight stay at the ICEHOTEL® into your Lapland holiday? With a choice of bedrooms and suites all sculpted from snow and ice, sleeping here represents a once in a lifetime experience.
Your bed is carved from Torne River Ice and covered with one of nature’s most effective heat insulators.......reindeer skins. Even in temperatures as low as -5°C the skins combined with your expedition grade sleeping bag ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.
Flights, Arrival and Introduction
You will be greeted at Kiruna Airport and transferred
to your accommodation. A welcome drink and meeting with your guide are followed by dinner.
Moose Safari & Snowshoe Trek
You will be driven to the amazingly remote hamlet of Nikkaluokta around 1hr from Kiruna. From there a snowmobile-pulled sled takes you into the forest where you are provided with your snowshoes. The safari continues on foot with your guide tracking the wildlife and hopefully encountering the huge moose. Lunch will be served in a wooden hut surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Sweden.
Snowmobiles and the ICEHOTEL®
There is no better way to travel through the stunning winter landscape than on a snowmobile. The adrenaline rush as you drive through the forests and across frozen lakes is amazing. After a well-earned lunch in the warm restaurant at the world famous ICEHOTEL® you join your guided tour. The ICEHOTEL® is an incredible sight. Whether you admire it for its beauty, art, engineering or scale, it is spectacular. Created solely from Torne River ice the hotel comprises a reception, the Absolut icebar®, individually designed bedrooms and suites, ice sculptures and much, much more. You will have plenty of time to explore and admire before heading back to Kiruna. We can also arrange overnight stays.
Sami, Reindeer, Huskies & Aurora
The day starts with a visit to the home of one of the most respected Sami reindeer men in Kiruna. You will meet the reindeer, have the opportunity to feed them and take a short sleigh ride. You will learn about the Sami people, the lives of the herders and the importance of the reindeer to this area. Lunch is served in a traditional wooden Lavvo..
Tonight you will be taken to meet your dog teams before heading out into the night. The silence of the forest seems even more pronounced in the darkness making the experience all the more memorable. You will spend the evening searching for the spectacular Northern Lights and have dinner cooked around an open fire – fantastic!.
Departure, Transfers and Flights