Stay at two of Sweden's most celebrated hotels – ICEHOTEL and Treehotel – on this adventure-packed tour of Swedish Lapland. As well as stays in these Scandinavian icons, you'll have the chance to explore the frozen wilderness with a choice of optional winter escapades from Northern Lights tours to snowmobile safaris, husky-sledding adventures, ice-carving classes and wilderness dinners.
ICEHOTEL & Treehotel, Sweden
Day by day itinerary
Days 1-2 » Treehotel
Fly to Luleå and transfer to the Treehotel where a guided tour will introduce you to its unique design and construction. Your accommodation for the night will be in one of eight treetop rooms; there’s everything from UFOs, mirrored cubes and the all-new Bisophere, built with a facade of 340 bird nests, which blends seamlessly into the forest. The next day, choose from a range of optional excursions include dogsledding, horse-and-sleigh rides, a cultural tour to a nearby Sami village or an afternoon spent skiing at nearby Storklinten. In the evenings, tuck into delicious home-cooked food at Treehotel's cosy restaurant; menus are inspired by the ingredients of Lapland and change with the seasons.
Stay: Treehotel, Sweden
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 » ICEHOTEL
After breakfast, travel by train to Kiruna and transfer to the ICEHOTEL. Take a tour of the hotel before checking into an ice Room where you’ll spend your first night. Or, perhaps upgrade to one of the hotel's individually themed Art Suites. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy a night to remember as you stretch out on a bed of ice with reindeer skins and Arctic sleeping bags to keep you warm.
Stay: ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi
Day 4 » ICEHOTEL
In the morning, you'll wake to steaming glass of lingonberry juice and a delicious buffet breakfast before heading out to enjoy a full range of optional excursions. Choose between husky sledding, snowmobile safaris, reindeer encounters and ice sculpting classes, perhaps rounding things off with a traditional Lappish dinner and an optional Northern Lights adventure. Your accommodation for your second night at ICEHOTEL will be in a warm Arctic Chalet.
Stay: ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi
Day 5 » Depart for UK
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for your return flight, via Stockholm, to the UK.
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