Sweden Ice Hotel & Treehotel

Travel to the Swedish Arctic and stay at spectacular accommodation at the world’s first and largest Ice Hotel located in Jukkasjärvi and at the Treehotel in Swedish Lapland. Join optional winter activities such as Northern Lights dog sledding, snowmobile safaris and experience indigenous Sami culture.

Start the tour in Luleå instead of Kiruna?

Duration

4 days

Transportation

Train

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Kiruna according to your own itinerary
  • Transfer from Kiruna airport to Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel
  • Recommended evening activities:
    • Northern Lights tour on horseback
    • Snowmobile Northern Lights tour
  • Warm accommodation at Kaamos Hotel (next to the Ice Hotel)

Arrival in Kiruna according to your own itinerary. Transfer from Kiruna airport to the Ice Hotel is included. The Ice Hotel is situated in the small village of Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland. For the last 23 years artists from all over the world have gathered here to create the world's largest Ice hotel. The hotel has over 50 rooms built each year from snow and crystal clear ice and you will also find an ice chapel, an ice art exhibition hall, a cinema and the ice bar. The interior temperature is always between -5°C to -8°C, even when it gets up to -37°C outside. The Ice Hotel usually opens in the middle of December but some building work will continue into early January where guests can watch the creation of this masterpiece.

Winter activities have not been included in this tour giving you the opportunity to choose freely among the activities on offer in Jukkasjärvi. It is recommended that you book these in advance. This evening we recommend joining one of the Northern Lights tours. Overnight at Kaamos Hotel (warm accommodation) next to the Ice Hotel.

Add extra nights in Jukkasjärvi - From EUR 149 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Day at leisure in Jukkasjärvi
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Wilderness Snowmobile Safari
    • Dog sledding
    • Ice sculpting
    • Visit to a Reindeer farm
  • Overnight at Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. We recommend joining one of the winter activities such as dog sledding, where you can experience driving your own team of huskies, a snow mobile safari or rent cross country skies or snowshoeing equipment and head off on your own. In the evening, guests can choose to dine at the Ice Hotel Restaurant, awarded with the prestigious Werner Vögeli Statuette and featured in gourmet magazines around the world. Alternatively, dine at the authentic and charming Old Homestead Restaurant 800 meters away from the Ice Hotel, which offers a rustic á la carte menu and overlooking the Torne River. Tonight you will stay at the Ice Hotel, in rooms furnished with furniture made from ice and snow. You will sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on comfortable reindeer skins in a special bed built of snow and ice.

Accommodation included at the Ice Hotel

  • Morning sauna, followed by breakfast.
  • Transfer from the Ice Hotel to Kiruna train station
  • Train from Kiruna to Boden
  • Transfer from Boden train station to the Treehotel in Harads
  • Accommodation at the Treehotel

In the morning you will wake up to a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Take a walk to the sauna to warm up before breakfast is served at the restaurant located next to the Ice Hotel. After lunch you will be transferred to the train station in Kiruna for your onward 3,5 hour train journey to Boden. From Boden train station you will travel by taxi (included) for 30 minutes into the boreal forest of Swedish Lapland. The Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule River. The village has a population of about 600 people and it features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at the Treehotel, you will check in at Britta’s Guest House. From here it is a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your tree room. The eco-friendly Treehotel consists of seven rooms, each designed by a different Swedish architect, nestled between 4 to 6 metres up in the pines. Here you can enjoy the quiet, timelessness and harmony that are found in the tree and the surroundings. In winter, you can hire snow shoes, cross country skies or a kick sled and explore the surroundings on your own. You can also join a guided tour of the Treehotel or you can relax at the Tree Sauna (against a fee). Britta’s Guest House has an authentic 1930-50’s setting and offers a restaurant, bar, sauna, TV, and internet. Accommodation in a tree room.

Accommodation included at the Treehotel

  • Breakfast at Britta’s Guest House
  • Transfer from the Treehotel to Luleå (Kallax) airport
  • Departure from the airport according to your own itinerary

Breakfast at Britta’s Guest House followed by a 1-hour transfer to Luleå (Kallax) airport. Departure from the airport is according to your own itinerary. As an alternative we would recommend adding an extra night at Britta's Guest House or in Luleå. Also recommendable is combining this tour with one of our Tromsø winter breaks.

Tour category

Kaamos Hotel

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Kaamos Hotel

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included:

  • 1 night warm hotel accommodation at Kaamos Hotel in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • 1 night in a “Ice Room” at Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel, including warm facilities as described, including breakfast.
  • 1 night in a “Tree Room” at the Tree Hotel, including breakfast
  • Transfer from Kiruna Airport to the Ice Hotel
  • Transfer from the Ice Hotel to Kiruna train station
  • Train from Kiruna to Boden
  • Transfer from Boden train station to the Treehotel
  • Transfer from the Treehotel to Luleå airport
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Guests booking Category GOLD will be staying at a “Art Suite Winter” at Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel

The Ice Hotel opens December 14 2018. When booking a tour between November 1 and December 13 you will spend the night in an Art Suite at Icehotel 365, the permanent ice hotel structure which opened in 2016.

Travelling before December 14 2018:
This tour is available from November 1, but please be aware that you will then stay in an Art Suite at the Icehotel 365, which is the all year ice hotel (regardless of the hotel category booked). The seasonal ice hotel is under construction and this is a great opportunity for a behind the scenes experience. Please note that some of the optional winter activities might not be available though.