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The Iconic Icehotel & Abisko Aurora Chase

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This short break combines two ‘Arctic Icons’ - the famous original Icehotel and the Abisko Sky Station, both fantastic locations for northern lights sightings.

Experience two nights at the original, and in our minds the best, Icehotel, staying one night in an individually designed Art Suite and the other in a Cabin or Kaamos Room. Then you’ll spend two nights in Abisko, widely regarded as the best place for consistent sightings of the Aurora Borealis!

Location Sweden
Duration 4 Nights
Available dates Dec - Mar
Price per person (excl. flights)
from £2,250



  • 2 Nights at the ICEHOTEL with one in an individually designed Art Suite
  • 2 Nights in Abisko staying at STF Abisko Turistation
  • Majestic Husky and Snowmobile Wilderness Adventures
  • Visit to the Aurora Sky Station and an Ultimate Aurora Photography adventure
  • Guided Walk of Stunning Abisko National Park”

What’s included

  • 2 nights Accommodation with breakfast at the Ice Hotel – Art Suite and Kaamos Room
  • 2 nights Accomodation on full board at the STF Abisko Turistation in a Standard Room
  • Northern Lights Snowmobiling Tour with Dinner
  • Husky Safari with lunch
  • Guided Walk in Abisko National Park
  • Visit the Aurora Sky Station and Aurora Photography in Abisko National Park
  • All Transfers

A note on flights

While 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.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where you will be transferred to the Icehotel and provided with the use of arctic outdoor clothing: arctic jacket, trousers, snowboots, hat & gloves.

The Icehotel has been wowing guests for 30 years and while many destinations have copied the concept none offer the scale and beauty of the original. Check in for your two-night stay, one in an individually designed Art Suite created by an international Ice Artist and the other in a cabin or Kaamos Room (warm room). Take the residents tour which will give you an overview of how to make the most of your night in this amazing structure.

Day 2

Now you have completed a night in the famous Ichotel, it is time to take part in some great activities – but before then it is important to enjoy a big breakfast! Then at 11am you will meet with your guide for the first excursion of the day – dogsledding.

Here you will be trained on the art of mushing, each taking your own sled out into the Swedish wilderness. You will stop back at the kennels for lunch and get the opportunity to meet some of the dogs there too (maybe even some puppies!) – back at the Icehotel you will be able to check-in into your warm accommodation where you can enjoy a hot shower and little rest before your evening’s activities – Northern Ligths Snowmobiling – here you will head out into the wilderness again, this time at night and by snowmobile, in search of the aurora and stopping for a dinner prepared by one of the guides.

Day 3

Have a leisurely morning after all the previous dates activities before then meeting your transfer in the afternoon who will take drive you up to your next accommodation – the STF Abisko Turistation. This property is based in a perfect location to try and view the aurora from and it also have access to the famous ‘Aurora Sky Station’ – spend the afternoon relaxing and you can also winter kit onsite too. Then after dinner head out on trip up to the Aurora Sky Station to try you luck again at seeing the northern lights.

Day 4

After breakfast you will get the opportunity to explore your new surronding on a guided mountain hike around Abisko. Abisko National Park is sandwiched between picturesque mountains and Lake Tornetrask one of Sweden’s largest and which freezes during winter. Your guide will meet you at the lodge and give you an easy walking tour of the lower part of the park. Be sure to take your camera to photograph some of the spectacular Vistas! Then in the evening you will head out for your final aurora focused trip – this will be take you out to not only try and view the ligths but also teach you on the ways of taking photos of them if they were to appear. You will be with complete experts who will talk to you about the aurora and capturing them through the cameras they provide you with.

Day 5

After breakfast you will meet you transfer and then get taken to the airport for your flight home at the end of your Northern Lights holiday.

Alternatively, why not break your stay in Stockholm and see the capital of Scandinavia or consider extending your break by adding in our Aurora Addicts Extension into Norway. This journey takes you down to Narvik and then overland to Tromso, the Paris of the North.

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Where You'll Stay

STF Abisko Turiststation

Within the Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland, the STF Abisko Turiststation, affiliated with the Swedish Tourist Association, stands as a prominent accommodation choice for those seeking an Arctic Circle adventure.

The guesthouse provides 104 basic but comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, complimentary WiFi, and scenic seating areas. Guests can unwind in the common areas by the fire or explore the newly renovated self-catering facilities and tent sites. Essential amenities, including soap, are provided, while shampoo and conditioner are available for purchase. Hair dryers can be borrowed from the reception.

The Turiststation offers a restaurant serving buffet breakfast and both Swedish and international dishes, a bar, a small library, souvenir shop, and saunas. Outdoor enthusiasts can rent equipment, and the shop stocks everything from groceries to cold weather gear.

Most visitors are drawn by the allure of the northern lights due to the region’s favorable conditions and location, enhancing the chances of witnessing the aurora borealis.

The Original ICEHOTEL - Swedish Lapland

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.

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