Sweden Ice Hotel & Tromsø

Staying at an Ice Hotel is a must for the modern adventurer – an experience unlike any other hotel stays! Stay at the world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi and travel by train through the stunning Arctic wilderness to Norway and onward to Tromsø by bus. Choose from a wide range of optional winter activities like dog sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer safari and more.

Duration

5 days

Transportation

Train, Bus

Season

Winter

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Kiruna according to your own itinerary.
  • Transfer from Kiruna to Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel.
  • Warm accommodation at Kaamos Hotel (next to the Ice Hotel).

Arrival in Kiruna according to your own itinerary. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport in Kiruna and transferred to Sweden's Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. Please note that it is possible to combine the tour with a visit to Stockholm and an overnight train from Stockholm to Kiruna. The Ice Hotel is situated in the small village of Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland. Since 1999 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 can also find an ice chapel, an ice art exhibition hall, and the famous ‘ICEBAR by ICEHOTEL’. The interior temperature is always between -5°C to -8°C, even when it gets up to -37°C outside. The Ice Hotel opens in mid-December for the season. 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 amongst 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.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Jukkasjärvi.
    • It is highly recommended to pre-book winter activities.
  • Overnight at Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. Try one of the optional winter activities such as dog sledding, where you can experience driving your own team of huskies, a snow mobile safari or renting 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 or at the authentic and charming Old Homestead Restaurant 800 meters away from the Ice Hotel. 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 (please see hotel description for further details about the Ice Hotel and dining options).

Accommodation included at the Ice Hotel

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer from the Ice Hotel to Kiruna train station.
  • Train from Kiruna to Narvik (Norway).
    • Optional stay in Abisko.
  • Bus from Narvik to Tromsø.
    • Optional stay in Narvik.
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.

Breakfast at the hotel followed by transfer to Kiruna train station for your three hour train ride to Narvik, Norway. The scenic route passes through the Abisko National park, with the mountain Kebnekaise as backdrop, towards the port town of Narvik on the Norwegian coast. Just after having passed the border between Sweden and Norway the train travels slowly downhill from the mountain region and for the last part of the journey you can look down into the deep Rombakks fjord with a view of Lofoten Mountains in the far background (not visible during the darkest winter months). In Narvik you will change to a bus which will take you to Tromsø, the Northern Lights capital of Norway. Arrival in Tromsø in the evening. Accommodation in Tromsø.

It is possible to break the tour and disembark the train already when passing Abisko, approximately one hour after leaving Kiruna. Here you can stay the night at the Abisko Tourist Station next to the Aurora Sky Station, famous for its Northern lights observations (please see optional experiences). If you are interested in visiting the Polar Park north of Narvik, you can add this by staying one night in Narvik before continuing the day after by bus via the Polar Park to Tromsø.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Tromsø.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Arctic Cathedral
    • Polar Museum
    • Tromsø Gondola lift
    • Polaria Arctic Aquarium
    • Mack brewery
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to experience Tromsø, often referred to as Paris of the North due to its lively atmosphere. The city is surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands and is the largest town in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. It is placed right in the Northern Light’s belt making it one of the best places in the world for spotting the Northern Lights. Sights of interest include the Polar Museum, Polaria Arctic Aquarium, Tromsø Gondola lift and more. Today you will have the possibility to join one of the optional winter activities. In the evening we recommend having dinner at one of Tromsø’s excellent restaurants. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Add extra nights in Tromsø - From EUR 65 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø is according to your own itinerary. Or perhaps you would like to combine your tour with Tromsø Dog Sledding Adventure, Northern Lights & Winter break or our Northern Lights Cruise?

Tour category

Kaamos Hotel (standard room)

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 (superior room)

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: 

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation 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.
  • Transfer from Kiruna Airport to the Ice Hotel.
  • Transfer from the Ice Hotel to Kiruna train station.
  • Train from Kiruna to Narvik.
  • Bus from Narvik to Tromsø.
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)
  • Guests booking category 1 will be staying at a “Art Suite Winter” at Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel.
  • From winter 2019/2020 a superior room is included at Kaamos Hotel when booking our category GOLD. 

The Ice Hotel opens December 13 2019. When booking a tour between November 1 and December 12 you will spend the night in an Art Suite at Icehotel 365, the permanent ice hotel structure which opened in 2016.

Travelling before December 13 2019:
This tour is available from November 1, but please be aware that the seasonal ice hotel is under construction during this period. It is however a great opportunity for a behind the scenes experience (you will not be able to enter the ice hotel). Please note that some of the optional winter activities might not be available though.

 

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