A cool capital and a masterpiece of ice and snow!
Start your arctic adventure by staying one night in Stockholm at design hotel Sign. There is no better way to start your holiday than soaking up in a roof top spa and admiring incredible panoramic views over wintry Stockholm.
Stockholm is the scene of Scandinavian design and international trends, where even the seasoned traveller always discovers something new. Each part of the city is different, so those in search of more hidden gems should boldly venture further away from Drottningsgatan and let the underground carry them away from the city centre. Ostermalm is where you will find designer brands and Vasastan is the Mecca of antiques buffs, while Sodermalm boasts the trendiest cafes and shops in the whole of Stockholm.
The following day you fly to Kiruna where the famous Ice Hotel lies. Every winter, a new Ice Hotel is built, and thousands of guests spend a night between Ice Hotel's glittering walls in northern Sweden. You sleep on an ice bed of warm insulating reindeer hides in an ultra-warm sleeping bag that is provided by Ice Hotel. The snow gives you protection against the cold, and the sensation of security and purity surrounds you at the Ice Hotel. The bedroom temperature is around -5 degrees Celsius. Even if its -40 degrees outside!!
PRICES & DATES
From price is based on Sunday departure on high season (10 Dec-31 March excluding New Year and Valentine's Day). Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return economy class flights from London Heathrow to Kiruna via Stockholm, all airport taxes, 1 night at Nordic Sea or similar hotel in Stockholm on BB basis, return airport transfers from Kiruna to Ice Hotel and vice versa, 1 night in Snow Room and 1 night in warm accommodation (hotel room), breakfasts every morning, thermal clothing during stay at Ice Hotel and morning sauna. Please contact us for departures from other UK airports and single prices. Lower prices apply for low season 1-14 April 2012.
Departures to Ice Hotel from 8 December 2011 until 14 April 2012.
Fly to Stockholm with SAS. Self-transfer to centrally located hotel Nordic Sea. Evening is free to explore Stockholm, sample the night life or enjoy hotel's roof top spa.
Return to airport after breakfast and fly to Kiruna. Transfer to Ice Hotel. You can choose to arrive in style and drive a husky sleigh from the airport to Ice Hotel! Upon arrival you'll be given the thermal clothing.
Tonight you will sleep in Snow Room (upgrades to Ice room and Art suites on request). In this simple but spacious snow room you’ll get a good night’s sleep in -5 degrees. You sleep in thermal sleeping bags on a special bed built of snow and ice, on reindeer skins.
You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet and a warming morning sauna are waiting.
Ice Hotel offers many exciting optional safaris like an evening snowmobile safari in search of the Northern Lights. During the evening enjoy a Lappish dinner and hunt for the Northern lights in Ice Hotel's surroundings. Another Ice Hotel speciality is Raidu reindeer safari when you get to know the culture of Samis and drive a reindeer sleigh. Traditional Sami meal is prepared on a campfire. Or maybe you want to learn how Ice Hotel was built and take an ice sculpting lesson?
Overnight in warm accommodation.
Breakfast at Ice Hotel’s restaurant.
After breakfast after which is time to say good bye to Ice Hotel and transfer back to Kiruna airport
Fly home via Stockholm with SAS