Who would have thought it possible to be in a cabin, nestled in a Borreal Forest in Lapland one night and then in an individually designed Art Suite at the original IceHotel the next!
We have included two fabulous Experiences to make the trip extra special! Enjoy snowmobiling in the forests around the Tree Hotel and then a day driving your own sled dog team in a pristine river valley near the ICEHOTEL.
The train trip linking the Tree Hotel and ICEHOTEL takes you through the arctic circle, another feature of this unique northern lights holiday.
Both the 7th Room and the Dragon Fly at the Tree Hotel take 4 people -so great for families! Also you can have private dining in your tree house if you are staying in either one.
At the ICEHOTEL the deluxe Art Suites are all en suite and come with a glass of champagne to celebrate!
Fly to Lulea in Swedish Lapland, where you will be met and transferred to Harads, a small hamlet, home to the now Iconic Tree Hotel.
The idea of creating a TreeHotel was conceived up by our close partner and friend Kent Lindvall whilst on a fishing trip in the depths of Russian wilderness. What he and his wife Britta have created is truly unique and continually attracts the attention of style magazines and architects from around the world.
The Tree hotel comprises 7 unique themed Tree Rooms. These are the Mirrorcube, Bird’s Nest, Cabin, Blue Cone, Dragonfly, UFO & 7th room all nestled in pine trees in a Boreal forest.
We offer our clients the ability to stay in two different rooms on separate nights during your stay. Popular combinations are the cabin and Birds Nest and the Mirrorcube and UFO!
After settling in enjoy a three course dinner in the restaurant before escaping to your home in the trees for the night!
Have a leisurely breakfast prior to embarking on a 2 1/2 hour snowmobile adventure through the pristine wilderness around the Tree Hotel. You will stop for a Swedish Fika at the mid-way point. It is an exhilarating feeling being away from it all surrounded by snow-laden trees and commanding views. Enjoy lunch back at the lodge.
This evening back at The Tree Hotel enjoy the wholesome cooking served in the Restaurant.If you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to do something very memorable consider the Dining on Ice experience where you enjoy a dinner served in a candlelit tepee where you are waited on with a gourmet dinner!
You have the option of staying in the same tree cabin or moving and trying an alternative! The Northern Lights are frequently spotted around the area so if they are out its worth finding a private viewing spot to enjoy the show – the perfect after-dinner entertainment!
If you would like to upgrade to one snowmobile each rather than sharing there is a supplement £60 per person
After breakfast a guide will take you to Boden Train Station to catch the train to Kiruna on the western side of Swedish Lapland. This 4 hour journey crosses the arctic circle and gives you a great chance to see one of the last expanses of wilderness in Europe.
If you wish to extend your stay and take in one of the most unique Spas in the world then take a look at our one night extension to the Arctic Bath Spa below.
On arrival in Kiruna Petri Tuominen will meet you and transfer you to the ICEHOTEL for check in. Take the tour of both the Ice Hotel and the permanent ICEHOTEL 365 and marvel a the feat of engineering that allows these structures to exist. Now in its 30th edition the ICEHOTEL continues to attract clients from all over the world to enjoy its unique designer art suites, get married in the chapel or simply enjoy a cocktail at the cool Ice Bar.
Unlike most operators we offer art suites as standard in all of our itineraries as we believe that they enhance your stay and let you appreciate this unique experience to the full.
Tonight we will make a dinner reservation for you at one of the 2 hotel restaurants.
After breakfast you can get prepared for you day trip out dog sledding and learning to mush – here you will also stop at the kennesl to meet all the dogs and stop for lunch. When you get back to the Ice Hotel you will be able to check into your warm accommodation for the evening so take some time out to relax and have a hot shower after all the activities. Then get ready for you next adventure – a Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner – here you will meet with your guide and get taken out to a cabin to have a delicious meal prepared for your group and learn about the aurora, you might even get to see them!
Evening at leisure. We will make a dinner reservation for you in either the main restaurant or the Homestead.
After breakfast you have a little time at leisure before a guide will pick you up from the IceHotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively why not include a Stopover to see Scandinavia’s capital city – Stockholm.
Take a look at our other breaks that include the ICEHOTEL & Tree Hotel
Dreamt up on a fishing trip in Kamchatka, Russia, but part of a living Boreal forest in Swedish Lapland, this is a hotel with a difference!
The Treehotel comprises 7 unique themed Tree Rooms, created by 7 separate architects. These are the Mirrorcube, Bird's Nest, Cabin, Blue Cone, dragon fly, UFO and 7th Room!
In addition there is a sauna and relaxation area and nearby is the Brittas Pensionat where meals are served.
The rooms are set between 4-6 meters from the ground in pine trees and rooms are accessed by either a ramp or sturdy stairs. They can house between 2 and 4 people and the larger rooms, The Dragonfly and the 7th Room, have separate bedrooms.
Every Tree Room has its own living and sleeping area and is equipped with a state of the art eco-friendly incineration toilet and water efficient hand basin, which means there is no artificial plumbing.
The emphasis is on running the hotel consistent with values of low impact on the surrounding forest and every aspect of the operation compliments this aim.
The Original ICEHOTEL is situated in Jukassjarvi Swedish Lapland and is a feat of engineering and artistic creation. We recommend staying in an Art Suite to appreciate the full ICEHOTEL experience and our itineraries feature these rooms as standard. They cost a little more but add hugely to your appreciation of this Once in a Lifetime experience.
The ICEHOTEL consists of 2 structures - the temporary hotel is rebuilt each year from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river which runs adjacent to the IceHotel. These blocks are stored for the summer in a huge warehouse and as the late Autumn temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero ice artists arrive from all over the world to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and the ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the spring sun.
The new ICEHOTEL 365 is a permanent ICEHOTEL and a feat of engineering which offers visitors the chance of staying the whole year round. It houses both Art suites and the Deluxe Art Suites (which we offer as an upgrade) with their luxury en suite bathrooms. It is also home to the celebrated ICEBAR.
You have your own private locker room where you can change and leave your bags whilst having access to the adjacent service block where there are saunas, toilets and showers.
Wake up to a hot Lingonberry juice served in your room prior to the very substantial ICEHOTEL breakfast served in the main restaurant.
For Dinner the ICEHOTEL has 2 restaurants, one serving gourmet food, whilst the more informal Homestead restaurant serves hearty traditional food.
Situated within the ICEHOTEL complex are three accommodation options that offer both comfort and warmth!
Kaamos Rooms - Perfect for couples these rooms are spacious and comfortable with a calm feel. Natural materials are complemented by organic shades of white, grey and brown that tone into the colours of Lapland. Kaamos have 2 beds side by side, desk and a seating area with two armchairs and a small coffee table. The hallway and en-suite tiled bathroom have heated stone floors. Each room has two floor-to-ceiling corner windows that let in plenty of light and overlook spruce and birch growing wild
Nordic Chalets - These apartments have two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a simple lounge area, ideal for family or friends sharing. The décor is calm and classic Scandinavian, with white-washed wooden panel walls, birch wood details, heated tiled floors and shades of natural shades of grey, white and brown.
The apartment is spacious with two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed, and sleeps four. There is also a small lounge and kitchenette and heated tiled flooring in the hallway, lounge and bedrooms.
Arctic Chalets - have a rustic character, with pine wood paneled walls, tiled floors and birchwood details complemented by shades of dark blue, grey and white. The master bedroom is furnished with a comfortable Carpe Diem Bed (160 x 200 cm). There is also one single bedroom, a small lounge, kitchenette and a bathroom with shower.
New for 2020! This amazing floating Spa is situated on the Lule River in Harads, Swedish Lapland. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unique experience set within the river's frozen winter ice. A perfect location for chilling out and searching the dark skies at the night for the aurora borealis
The inspiration for the Arctic Bath is drawn from the days when logs were floated down the river to the mill or port for processing and is a reminder of the historic role the magnificent surrounding forests once played in the livelihoods of the local population.
The main Spa building resembles a wood jam as would have been seen on the river and is constructed in a circular shape around a cold bath formed by the river. The surrounding building includes the Spa rooms with Saunas treatment rooms, hot and cold baths, lounge, bar and restaurant which serves gourmet healthy meals!
There are 12 cabins in total in 3 different categories:
Floating cabins: a double room floating on the river connected to the shore by a walkway with its own wooden decking. The room includes queen size bed, pellet heating fire, mini bar, spa bar, en suite shower and toilet and wifi.
Arctic Bath Land room - Situated on the river bank and set on stilts with a private deck. These split level rooms house a queen bed in the loft and a spacious living room on the ground level. The ensuite bathroom has a bathtub and shower.
Arctic Bath Land Suite - Larger cabin in the configuration of the room above but with 3 bed in the loft and and a Kingsize bed on the ground level.
SPA-access (Bathrobe, slippers and swimwear) is included in all room rates
If you would like to upgrade to one snowmobile each rather than sharing there is a supplement £60 per person
"We had the most FANTASTIC holiday, perhaps the best holiday I have ever had. We were looked after impeccably by your representatives over there who were both charming and efficient. we felt like kings and queens."
The organisation of the whole trip was exemplary, especially considering the number of different elements/people involved. All the different guides/groups we came in contact with could not have been more attentive, helpful and friendly. Please on behalf of Bev and I thank them all for their hospitality and their hard work is appreciated by us.