From £9,999 pp*
Best time to travel
December to March
Escape from reality
Enjoy an amazing and luxury escape to Swedish Lapland to stay a night at the world famous ICEHOTEL in a deluxe suite before dog sledding into seemingly the middle of nowhere only to find a beautiful hidden luxury cabin to relax and enjoy for the next 4 nights. Exceptional accommodation, delicious food, attentive hosts and private activities all roll into one on this epic adventure into the heart of one of the world’s last true wildernesses.
Arrive into Kiruna Airport and take your private transfer to the ICEHOTEL. On arrival you will check into your deluxe suite – hand carved by a Scandinavian artist each with their own theme. Your deluxe suite has it’s own private bathroom and sauna for you to enjoy the comfort and privacy of a warm bathroom whilst still experiencing the magic of sleeping sub-zero. Tonight, dine at the Chef’s Table and enjoy the incredible gastronomical delights that the chef has prepared for your dinner this evening before snuggling down into your expedition-style sleeping bag and spending the night on ice.
Dog Sled into the wild
After a warm sauna to warm you through and a delicious breakfast it’s time to check out and head outside where a team of huskies are ready and waiting to transfer you to your next accommodation. With your luggage on a separate sled you will set off with the eager huskies pulling you through the snow. Turn a corner on the frozen lake and in the distance you will see a secluded set of cabins aglow with candles and a burning outdoor firepit. On arrival you will be greeted by your hosts with a welcome drink before you are shown to the Master Cabin An irresistable sauna and outdoor hot tub await you, both overlooking the lake, to help you relax before dinner served to you in the main lodge by your private chef. If the lights are out your guides will alert you to come out and witness the Aurora overhead.
Breakfast is served in the main lodge by your chef before you meet with your guide today to learn more in-depth about husky sledding and mushing before hitting the trails once more driving your own team towards a remote wilderness hut. Enjoy an alfresco lunch over open fire before returning back to the lodge. This evening some delicious hors d’oeuvres await you along with your outdoor hot tub. As soon as you feel ready, your chef will prepare your dinner. You could choose to dine in your cabin for a more intimate setting.
After breakfast you will don your snowshoes and set off on a beautiful and calming snowshoe walk through the wilderness. Stop for a homemade snack and hot cocoa in a beautiful location for a rest before returning. This afternoon you will, after thorough instruction, hop aboard a snowmobile to head to an amazing indigenous Sami camp. Here you will meet a Sami family and learn about the culture of Lapland’s fascinating reindeer herders. Catch reindeer with a lasso, feed them, try reindeer sledding and share a traditional Sami lunch in a Goahti tent before heading back to the lodge for the evening.
Catch of the day
This morning, after breakfast, equipped with reindeer hides and fishing gear you will go onto the frozen lake to try your hand at ice fishing. See what kinds of fish you can catch! A relaxed afternoon learning ice sculpting awaits – using chisels and newly harvested ice straight from the Torne river – see what artist talent you can bring out! This evening at leisure to allow you to rest and enjoy your final evening in this amazing place.
After breakfast you will go with your guide and load your belongings into a trailer pulled by snowmobile and then board your own snowmobile to follow your guide to the homestead where you will leave your cold weather clothing. Take a private transfer back to Kiruna Airport or for your onward journey.
If you are not ready to leave then why not speak to one of our Adventure Artists who can help you with the options available to you.