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Magical Moments in Lapland

Magical Moments in Lapland is a 4 night holiday exploring Swedish Lapland and visiting some of the most innovative hotels and locations in Europe's Last Wilderness.

Overview

Treehotel and ICEHOTEL are perfectly located under the northern lights corridor in Swedish Lapland. The area around Treehotel is the location of Simply Sweden's best Northern Lights display last season. Take a look at some of the photographs. ICEHOTEL is the location of our first ever northern lights experience.

By using and developing some of the most advanced modern technology to build these amazing structures, both ICEHOTEL and Treehotel are keen to protect the fragile environment they have grown up in. A huge amount of effort and energy has been used to develop ICEHOTEL and Treehotel into being some of the most environmentally friendly holidays in Sweden and Scandinavia.

The northern lights are potentially visible from ICEHOTEL or Treehotel but you may want to spice up your holiday with an exciting northern lights excursion by husky, snowmobile or on snow shoes. 

Pick up the phone and speak to someone with personal experience of your holiday. Call us on 01427 700115 (UK number).

The Highlights of this Holiday
Experience the magic of Treehotel and you soon realise why it has been the centre of a media storm since opening in 2010. 
ICEHOTEL is truly amazing. A stunning annual creation made out of one of the most abundant materials and all in the hands of Mother Nature.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Luleå in Lapland (via Stockholm)
Meet and greet transfer to Treehotel (1hr30)
Warm welcome by your hosts Britta and Kent
Check into your accommodation
Evening Meal

Day 2
Wake up in the treetops
Breakfast
Optional excursions / activities
Evening meal

Day 3
Relaxing breakfast
Transfer to train stn (20mins)
Train to Kiruna (approx. depart 1110 arrival 1425)
Transfer to ICEHOTEL (20 mins)
Guided tour of ICEHOTEL
Check in to your cold room

Day 4
Breakfast
Check out of your cold room
Optional activities / excursions
Check in to your warm accommodation

Day 5
Breakfast
Transfer to airport (20mins)
Flights back to UK (via Stockholm)

Accommodation

ICEHOTEL & ICEHOTEL365

In November 2016 ICEHOTEL365 will open its doors for the first time and ICEHOTEL will stand proud on the banks of the Torne River 365 days of the year. There will be 10 Deluxe Rooms and 12 ARTsuites and the world famous ICEbar.

During November and early December the 30 rooms in Winter ICEHOTEL will be constructed from snow, ice and snice (a snow and ice mixture) on the banks of the Torne River and will open on Saturday 10th December 2016.

You can be sure of a good nights sleep as each bed has thick comfortable mattresses, insulating reindeer skins and warm arctic sleeping bags. In the morning you are offered a welcome cup of hot lingon berry juice at your bedside.

Room Types
ICEHOTEL ICErooms 
Each room will be decorated with hand crafted ICEart and feature ICEfurniture. Space for up to 4 people. (Winter ICEHOTEL)

ICEHOTEL ARTsuites / Winter Suites
ARTsuites (ICEHOTEL365) and Winter Suites (Winter ICEHOTEL) are elaborately decorated with ICEart and ICEsculptures. These suites are designed by carefully selected renowned artists from across the globe. Space for up to 4 people. 

ICEHOTEL Deluxe Suite
Just 10 rooms of luxury on ICE! Spacious, unique and elaborately decorated with ICEart and ICEsculptures. All rooms are in ICEHOTEL365 and have private (and warm!) ensuite facilities.

Click on the image for more photos.

ICEHOTEL - Warm Accommodation

These are comfortable rooms in a typical modern Scandinavian design. There are 3 different room categories. WiFi is available for those who need to stay in touch.

Kaamos Rooms
Double / twin hotel standard rooms with private bathroom facilities. 

Arctic Chalets
Cosy hotel chalets with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) with a small living area with table and chairs, a fridge and bathroom. 

Nordic Chalets
Hotel chalets with a double / twin bedroom and 1 bedroom with bunk beds. For families with 3 children an extra bed can be included. Once again there is a bathroom, table, chairs and fridge. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

Treehotel - Swedish Lapland

**The 7th Room - NEW FOR JANUARY 2017**
A luxururious, spacious room with space for 5 people, 10 meters high in the trees with an impressive view across the Lule River Valley.

Treehotel has taken the lead by using innovative building techniques to secure the cabins in the trees. By using securing brackets and by closely monitoring the growth rate of the trees, Treehotel has successfully built a hotel in the tree tops without using nails. Luleå university has also been closely involved as international companies and organisations look to use and adapt this innovative process. Your meals are served at Britta's pensionat (part of Treehotel) and with a full range of winter activities you will find plenty to keep you occupied.

Warm outer clothing is included during your stay from December to March.

See the gallerey for more photos.

 

**NEW** The 7th Room: Designed by Snøhetta
Built in 2016/17 and available from 20th Jan 2017 is now the newest room. This luxurious and spacious room (55sqm) boasts 2 bedrooms, shower and a suspended 'play' net!

The Cabin: Designed by Cyrén & Cyrén 
A double room with amazing views of the Luleå River across the tree canopy. Supported by 4 pine trees in each corner, the entrance to The Cabin is by footbridge to a large terrace on top of The Cabin.

Mirrorcube: Designed by Tham & Videgård 
An optical illusion created by a mirrored cube plays tricks on the mind is it appears suspended in mid-air. A double room with a small roof terrace accessible by ladder.

Bird's Nest: Designed by Bertil Harström 
A large room with 1 double bed and 2 single beds. Designed to blend in with other nests in the Boreal Forest, the only difference being the size! Access by retractable ladder.

Blue Cone: Designed by Sandell Sandberg 
Simple wood construction with birch facade. A double bed and 2 single beds in the loft. Living in a tree should not be complicated. Wheelchair accessible.

UFO: Designed by Bertil Harström 
A little boys dream come true ... climb aboard and fly away amongst the tree tops. Inspiration came whilst designing the Bird's Nest - to build something to the contrary. A double bed and 3 single beds.

Dragon Fly: Sami Rintala 
The Dragon Fly boasts space for 4 in 2 bedrooms and now has a shower. Perfect for 2 couples or a family travelling together.

Activities & Excursions

ICEHOTEL 2016/17

This is a short list of our recommended excursions available during your stay at ICEHOTEL.

Why book these excursions?

  • All our ICEHOTEL excursions are available from ICEHOTEL
  • ICEHOTEL reception will be able to help with these excursions locally and there is no requirement to make expensive phone calls.
  • You will be able to use the warm outer clothing provided by ICEHOTEL on these excursions.
  • There are no transfers to any snowmobile garage or husky kennels - the activities actually start at ICEHOTEL.

Snowmobile Excursions
Northern Lights Excursion by Snowmobile
A guided snowmobile tour in search of the Northern Lights. Includes supper.
Available: From 16Dec. 7pm 4hrs.
£171pp 2 per snowmobile. £254 single rider. Child 6-12yrs £85.

Husky Excursions
Husky Excursion with Lunch
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as you glide through the glorious white wilderness. Approx 25kms and includes lunch.
Available: From 1Dec. 11.15am 4hrs.
As a passenger £295pp. Driver your own team £389pp. Child 6-12yrs £148.

Sami & Cultural Activities
Sami and Reindeer Experience (Raidu) 
Enjoy traditional Sami food prepared over a campfire, experience a short reindeer sleigh excursion and indulge yourself in the everyday life and rich culture of the Sami.
Available: From 5Dec. 2pm (not 24Dec). Extra tour 12Dec-6Jan at 9am. 3hrs
£237pp. Children 6-12yrs £118.

Other Activities
Winter Survival Introduction

Learn the basic of survival in the Arctic. Light a fire with a flint, navigate using the signs of nature and much more. Min age 13yrs.
Available: From 10Nov. Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 1pm for 4hrs.
£118pp.

Ice Sculpting
Spend the day carving your own masterpiece under the expert guidance of the ICEHOTEL artists. Min age 13yrs.
Available: From 10Nov. 8.30am 3hrs.
£69pp.


A full list of activities provided by ICEHOTEL can be found here.

 

Treehotel - Winter 2016/17

This is a short list of our recommended activities during your stay at Treehotel.

Snowshoes in the Wilderness 
Guided snowshoe excursion through the forests of Lapland. One of the best ways to gain intimate knowledge of our fragile environment. It is also great fun and surprisingly easy! Whilst searching for animal tracks you will learn about the long history of these intriguing forests. Keep your camera close by, this is a great excursion for seeing moose and reindeer. Min 2 guests. Min age 12yrs. Available Dec to Apr. 
£182 per person 5 hour tour including lunch
£142 per person 3hr tour including fika

Storforsen Nature Reserve
Nature at its best. Northern Europe's largest rapid is at the heart of this beautiful nature reserve. It never freezes, even in the coldest winters. The transfer from Treehotel takes 1hr and there is a good chance of spotting some local wildlife including moose and reindeer. At Storforsen your guide will light a fire as you enjoy a 2km walk around the reserve at your own pace. When you are ready warm drinks and a hot wilderness meal are served. The total length of this tour is 4 to 5 hrs. 
£197 per adult
£98 per child 3-12yrs

Husky Tours
Drive your own husky team

A wonderful 2hr tour with a friendly team of four legged friends including lunch. You will learn the simple commands required to drive your own team of eager huskies through the forests of Swedish Lapland, an area renowned for reindeer and moose. Available Jan to Mar. 
£228 per person (2 guests per sled)
£277 per person (own sled)

Jacuzzi and Sauna
Relax in the Jacuzzi and sauna and enjoy some local snacks and a cold drink. Roll in the snow if you are brave enough! 2hrs.
£50 per adult
£25 per child 


For a full list of activities available at Treehotel please click here.

Dates

Recommended
This holiday is recommended from 8 Dec 2016 to the end of March 2017.

Treehotel
Treehotel is open all year.

ICEHOTEL365
Opens on 10 November 2016. The main season is 10Dec to the end of March.

Winter ICEHOTEL
Opens on 10 December 2016 and recommended until the end of March

Prices

Prices for 2016/17 from
£1695 per person (stay at ICEHOTEL Mon, Tue, Wed)
£1790 per person (stay at ICEHOTEL Thur to Sun)

Supplements from
£475 single supplement
£995 per adult on an extra bed
£795 per child

Price based upon 2 adults sharing a double / twin room and includes flights from UK to Luleå, transfer to Treehotel, 2 nights half board at Treehotel, transfer to train station, train to Kiruna, transfer to ICEHOTEL, 1 night in an ICEroom b&b, 1 night warm accommodation b&b, transfer to Kiruna airport and flight back to UK. Warm outer clothing is included at Treehotel and ICEHOTEL.

 

ICEHOTEL cold room upgrades
Upgrade from an ICEroom to ....
Artsuite from £80pp
Deluxe Suite from £260pp Mon, Tue & Wed (£200pp on Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun)

Gallery

Information

Useful information about the Northern Lights  >>

Useful information about ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland >>

And some information about Treehotel in Swedish Lapland >>

More information about your holiday in Sweden >>

This is an extremely flexible holiday and can be combined with many of our winter holidays in Swedish Lapland >>

Overview

Treehotel and ICEHOTEL are perfectly located under the northern lights corridor in Swedish Lapland. The area around Treehotel is the location of Simply Sweden's best Northern Lights display last season. Take a look at some of the photographs. ICEHOTEL is the location of our first ever northern lights experience.

By using and developing some of the most advanced modern technology to build these amazing structures, both ICEHOTEL and Treehotel are keen to protect the fragile environment they have grown up in. A huge amount of effort and energy has been used to develop ICEHOTEL and Treehotel into being some of the most environmentally friendly holidays in Sweden and Scandinavia.

The northern lights are potentially visible from ICEHOTEL or Treehotel but you may want to spice up your holiday with an exciting northern lights excursion by husky, snowmobile or on snow shoes. 

Pick up the phone and speak to someone with personal experience of your holiday. Call us on 01427 700115 (UK number).

The Highlights of this Holiday
Experience the magic of Treehotel and you soon realise why it has been the centre of a media storm since opening in 2010. 
ICEHOTEL is truly amazing. A stunning annual creation made out of one of the most abundant materials and all in the hands of Mother Nature.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to Luleå in Lapland (via Stockholm)
Meet and greet transfer to Treehotel (1hr30)
Warm welcome by your hosts Britta and Kent
Check into your accommodation
Evening Meal

Day 2
Wake up in the treetops
Breakfast
Optional excursions / activities
Evening meal

Day 3
Relaxing breakfast
Transfer to train stn (20mins)
Train to Kiruna (approx. depart 1110 arrival 1425)
Transfer to ICEHOTEL (20 mins)
Guided tour of ICEHOTEL
Check in to your cold room

Day 4
Breakfast
Check out of your cold room
Optional activities / excursions
Check in to your warm accommodation

Day 5
Breakfast
Transfer to airport (20mins)
Flights back to UK (via Stockholm)

Accomodation

ICEHOTEL & ICEHOTEL365

In November 2016 ICEHOTEL365 will open its doors for the first time and ICEHOTEL will stand proud on the banks of the Torne River 365 days of the year. There will be 10 Deluxe Rooms and 12 ARTsuites and the world famous ICEbar.

During November and early December the 30 rooms in Winter ICEHOTEL will be constructed from snow, ice and snice (a snow and ice mixture) on the banks of the Torne River and will open on Saturday 10th December 2016.

You can be sure of a good nights sleep as each bed has thick comfortable mattresses, insulating reindeer skins and warm arctic sleeping bags. In the morning you are offered a welcome cup of hot lingon berry juice at your bedside.

Room Types
ICEHOTEL ICErooms 
Each room will be decorated with hand crafted ICEart and feature ICEfurniture. Space for up to 4 people. (Winter ICEHOTEL)

ICEHOTEL ARTsuites / Winter Suites
ARTsuites (ICEHOTEL365) and Winter Suites (Winter ICEHOTEL) are elaborately decorated with ICEart and ICEsculptures. These suites are designed by carefully selected renowned artists from across the globe. Space for up to 4 people. 

ICEHOTEL Deluxe Suite
Just 10 rooms of luxury on ICE! Spacious, unique and elaborately decorated with ICEart and ICEsculptures. All rooms are in ICEHOTEL365 and have private (and warm!) ensuite facilities.

Click on the image for more photos.

ICEHOTEL - Warm Accommodation

These are comfortable rooms in a typical modern Scandinavian design. There are 3 different room categories. WiFi is available for those who need to stay in touch.

Kaamos Rooms
Double / twin hotel standard rooms with private bathroom facilities. 

Arctic Chalets
Cosy hotel chalets with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) with a small living area with table and chairs, a fridge and bathroom. 

Nordic Chalets
Hotel chalets with a double / twin bedroom and 1 bedroom with bunk beds. For families with 3 children an extra bed can be included. Once again there is a bathroom, table, chairs and fridge. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

Treehotel - Swedish Lapland

**The 7th Room - NEW FOR JANUARY 2017**
A luxururious, spacious room with space for 5 people, 10 meters high in the trees with an impressive view across the Lule River Valley.

Treehotel has taken the lead by using innovative building techniques to secure the cabins in the trees. By using securing brackets and by closely monitoring the growth rate of the trees, Treehotel has successfully built a hotel in the tree tops without using nails. Luleå university has also been closely involved as international companies and organisations look to use and adapt this innovative process. Your meals are served at Britta's pensionat (part of Treehotel) and with a full range of winter activities you will find plenty to keep you occupied.

Warm outer clothing is included during your stay from December to March.

See the gallerey for more photos.

 

**NEW** The 7th Room: Designed by Snøhetta
Built in 2016/17 and available from 20th Jan 2017 is now the newest room. This luxurious and spacious room (55sqm) boasts 2 bedrooms, shower and a suspended 'play' net!

The Cabin: Designed by Cyrén & Cyrén 
A double room with amazing views of the Luleå River across the tree canopy. Supported by 4 pine trees in each corner, the entrance to The Cabin is by footbridge to a large terrace on top of The Cabin.

Mirrorcube: Designed by Tham & Videgård 
An optical illusion created by a mirrored cube plays tricks on the mind is it appears suspended in mid-air. A double room with a small roof terrace accessible by ladder.

Bird's Nest: Designed by Bertil Harström 
A large room with 1 double bed and 2 single beds. Designed to blend in with other nests in the Boreal Forest, the only difference being the size! Access by retractable ladder.

Blue Cone: Designed by Sandell Sandberg 
Simple wood construction with birch facade. A double bed and 2 single beds in the loft. Living in a tree should not be complicated. Wheelchair accessible.

UFO: Designed by Bertil Harström 
A little boys dream come true ... climb aboard and fly away amongst the tree tops. Inspiration came whilst designing the Bird's Nest - to build something to the contrary. A double bed and 3 single beds.

Dragon Fly: Sami Rintala 
The Dragon Fly boasts space for 4 in 2 bedrooms and now has a shower. Perfect for 2 couples or a family travelling together.

Excursions

ICEHOTEL 2016/17

This is a short list of our recommended excursions available during your stay at ICEHOTEL.

Why book these excursions?

  • All our ICEHOTEL excursions are available from ICEHOTEL
  • ICEHOTEL reception will be able to help with these excursions locally and there is no requirement to make expensive phone calls.
  • You will be able to use the warm outer clothing provided by ICEHOTEL on these excursions.
  • There are no transfers to any snowmobile garage or husky kennels - the activities actually start at ICEHOTEL.

Snowmobile Excursions
Northern Lights Excursion by Snowmobile
A guided snowmobile tour in search of the Northern Lights. Includes supper.
Available: From 16Dec. 7pm 4hrs.
£171pp 2 per snowmobile. £254 single rider. Child 6-12yrs £85.

Husky Excursions
Husky Excursion with Lunch
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as you glide through the glorious white wilderness. Approx 25kms and includes lunch.
Available: From 1Dec. 11.15am 4hrs.
As a passenger £295pp. Driver your own team £389pp. Child 6-12yrs £148.

Sami & Cultural Activities
Sami and Reindeer Experience (Raidu) 
Enjoy traditional Sami food prepared over a campfire, experience a short reindeer sleigh excursion and indulge yourself in the everyday life and rich culture of the Sami.
Available: From 5Dec. 2pm (not 24Dec). Extra tour 12Dec-6Jan at 9am. 3hrs
£237pp. Children 6-12yrs £118.

Other Activities
Winter Survival Introduction

Learn the basic of survival in the Arctic. Light a fire with a flint, navigate using the signs of nature and much more. Min age 13yrs.
Available: From 10Nov. Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 1pm for 4hrs.
£118pp.

Ice Sculpting
Spend the day carving your own masterpiece under the expert guidance of the ICEHOTEL artists. Min age 13yrs.
Available: From 10Nov. 8.30am 3hrs.
£69pp.


A full list of activities provided by ICEHOTEL can be found here.

 

Treehotel - Winter 2016/17

This is a short list of our recommended activities during your stay at Treehotel.

Snowshoes in the Wilderness 
Guided snowshoe excursion through the forests of Lapland. One of the best ways to gain intimate knowledge of our fragile environment. It is also great fun and surprisingly easy! Whilst searching for animal tracks you will learn about the long history of these intriguing forests. Keep your camera close by, this is a great excursion for seeing moose and reindeer. Min 2 guests. Min age 12yrs. Available Dec to Apr. 
£182 per person 5 hour tour including lunch
£142 per person 3hr tour including fika

Storforsen Nature Reserve
Nature at its best. Northern Europe's largest rapid is at the heart of this beautiful nature reserve. It never freezes, even in the coldest winters. The transfer from Treehotel takes 1hr and there is a good chance of spotting some local wildlife including moose and reindeer. At Storforsen your guide will light a fire as you enjoy a 2km walk around the reserve at your own pace. When you are ready warm drinks and a hot wilderness meal are served. The total length of this tour is 4 to 5 hrs. 
£197 per adult
£98 per child 3-12yrs

Husky Tours
Drive your own husky team

A wonderful 2hr tour with a friendly team of four legged friends including lunch. You will learn the simple commands required to drive your own team of eager huskies through the forests of Swedish Lapland, an area renowned for reindeer and moose. Available Jan to Mar. 
£228 per person (2 guests per sled)
£277 per person (own sled)

Jacuzzi and Sauna
Relax in the Jacuzzi and sauna and enjoy some local snacks and a cold drink. Roll in the snow if you are brave enough! 2hrs.
£50 per adult
£25 per child 


For a full list of activities available at Treehotel please click here.

Dates

Recommended
This holiday is recommended from 8 Dec 2016 to the end of March 2017.

Treehotel
Treehotel is open all year.

ICEHOTEL365
Opens on 10 November 2016. The main season is 10Dec to the end of March.

Winter ICEHOTEL
Opens on 10 December 2016 and recommended until the end of March

Prices

Prices for 2016/17 from
£1695 per person (stay at ICEHOTEL Mon, Tue, Wed)
£1790 per person (stay at ICEHOTEL Thur to Sun)

Supplements from
£475 single supplement
£995 per adult on an extra bed
£795 per child

Price based upon 2 adults sharing a double / twin room and includes flights from UK to Luleå, transfer to Treehotel, 2 nights half board at Treehotel, transfer to train station, train to Kiruna, transfer to ICEHOTEL, 1 night in an ICEroom b&b, 1 night warm accommodation b&b, transfer to Kiruna airport and flight back to UK. Warm outer clothing is included at Treehotel and ICEHOTEL.

 

ICEHOTEL cold room upgrades
Upgrade from an ICEroom to ....
Artsuite from £80pp
Deluxe Suite from £260pp Mon, Tue & Wed (£200pp on Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun)

Gallery More Info

Useful information about the Northern Lights  >>

Useful information about ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland >>

And some information about Treehotel in Swedish Lapland >>

More information about your holiday in Sweden >>

This is an extremely flexible holiday and can be combined with many of our winter holidays in Swedish Lapland >>