Your holiday break begins in Sweden’s beautiful capital, Stockholm – the capital of life and movement. After enjoying an urban lifestyle in Stockholm continue north, 200km inside the Arctic Circle to the world famous Icehotel. Ten thousand years ago, glaciers carved a riverbed and the Torne River was born. Since then, the crystal-clear, pure water of the Torne River has flowed freely along its 600-kilometer path through Lapland out to the sea in the southeast. The entire ICEHOTEL is “on loan” from the mighty Torne River and is a place where time stands still.
Day 1: Stockholm
On arrival in Stockholm make your own way to the hotel. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to begin exploring the city.
Day 2: Stockholm
After breakfast, you have a day at leisure to continue exploration of all the historic and cultural wealth that Stockholm has to offer. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, bursts of life and movement. The city is built on 14 islands all part of an archipelago. Sweden’s Capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water, hence its nickname, Venice of the North. Stockholm city has an abundance of charm, history, and tradition which means that despite being an urban and trendy city it can still impress you with its interesting museums and castles.
Overnight: Stockholm (B)
Day 3: Stockholm – Kiruna
Today is again mostly at leisure in the fascinating city that is Stockholm. In the late afternoon or early evening (specific time can only be given at time of booking confirmation) you then make your way to the train station to take the overnight train to Kiruna.
Overnight: Sleeper Train Stockholm – Kiruna (B)
Day 4: Kiruna – Jukkasjärvi
You will arrive in Kiruna and be transferred from the train station to the world famous Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi. Thereafter you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You could perhaps join one of the many exciting winter activities that the Icehotel has to offer. Tonight you will spend the night in one of the ice rooms, which are very comfortable and spacious. Despite your special bed being made of snow and ice, and the low minus 5 degree ambient temperature, you will get a good night’s rest thanks to the thermal sleeping bag you’ll be using and the warmth of the reindeer skins covering the ice-bed.
Day 5: Jukkasjärvi
In the morning you will be awakened with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. A morning session in the sauna is included. After breakfast the rest of your day will be at leisure to explore more of your beautiful surroundings and the many activities on offer at the Icehotel. Tonight your accommodations will be much warmer as you will be moved to a standard Kaamos room.
Overnight: Jukkasjärvi (B)
Day 6: Jukkasjärvi – Kiruna
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kiruna airport. (B)