Sweden Winter ICEHOTEL
The charming village of Abisko boasts spectacular scenery just north of the Arctic Circle, while the renowned Abisko National Park spreads out from beautiful Lake Tornetrask. Framed by the neighbouring hills of Lapporten, this is the driest part of Sweden, giving the area a long summer hiking season with the incomparable Northern Lights attracting visitors over the winter.
In the middle of the Aurora zone, a stay at the ICEHOTEL gives you a great chance to experience the Northern Lights in style! This unique hotel doubles as an art exhibition with ever-changing sculptures shaped out of ice and snow. Every winter, the ICEHOTEL is created in a new guise, made completely from the natural ice on the Torne River. Each suite is individually themed and hand carved by select artists from around the world specializing in a wide range of disciplines. In the morning you are awakened with warm lingonberry juice by the bed, followed by a sauna and a hot shower, private or in a shared area depending on your choice of suite, before eating breakfast.
Photographer: Asaf Kliger
Day 1: Kiruna > Abisko Abisko is considered to be one of the last true wilderness areas and perhaps more known for its sightings of the magical northern lights. Disembark the train at Abisko and make your way to the mountain lodge, inhaling the unspoiled winter scenery on your stroll.
Day 2: Abisko Start the day with a husky safari, afternoon at leisure. In the evening chase the northern lights, wrap up warm and listen to your guide talk about the auroras and the history of the Abisko National Park.
Day 3: Abisko Visit the Aurora Sky Station with a beautiful chair-lift ride up to the top of Mount Nuolja.
Day 4: Abisko > ICEHOTEL After breakfast, you will take the train from Abisko to Kiruna and be transferred to the world-renowned ICEHOTEL. The rest of your day is at leisure in this unique and breath-taking area. Overnight in a warm room.
Day 5: ICEHOTEL Learn about the traditional Sami way of life on a guided reindeer safari. Tonight you will overnight at the ICEHOTEL in an ice room. The ice rooms are especially comfortable - you will get a good night's sleep in minus 5 degrees. You sleep in thermal sleeping bags on a special bed built of snow and ice, covered with reindeer skins.
Day 6: ICEHOTEL > Kiruna After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.
• Tailor-made journey • 3 nights hotel, 1 night ice room and 1 night warm room at the ICEHOTEL • Train Kiruna > Abisko > Kiruna • Airport transfer Kiruna • Sightseeing as shown • 5 breakfasts
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Daily, Dec - Mar
Daily, Dec - Mar
Booking conditions • Please note that a supplement may apply over weekends, Christmas, New Years & Valentine's Day.
• Please note that a supplement may apply over weekends, Christmas, New Years & Valentine's Day.