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ICEHOTEL & Lapland Guest House

Deep inside Swedish Lapland is ICEHOTEL, followed by 3 nights full board and the warming comfort of an open fire at Lapland Guest House.

Overview

Begin you holiday with a stay at the world famous and original ICEHOTEL before venturing deeper into Swedish Lapland to the warming, cosy comfort of Lapland Guest House in the tiny village of Kangos.

Johan and Eva are your hosts at Lapland Guest House. They offer plenty of warmth as the fire roars in the corner and the candles give out a soothing yellow glow as the long cold winters draw in, snow silently falls and temperatures drop to well below zero. This is a small insight into a genuine way of life deep 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle.

Johan has grown up in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and is perfectly at home in an environment that is completely alien to most visitors to his guest house. As an experienced guide he will walk you through each step, teaching you the tricks required to thrive in Swedish Lapland. You can be certain you will end your holiday feeling refreshed, more knowledgeable and eager to see more of this wonderful location.

Explore the virgin snow by husky, snowmobile or snowshoe and step inside the life of the indigenous Sami who are traditionally nomadic as they herd reindeer on seasonal migrations from forest to mountain. Civilisation is many kilometres away and wildlife runs free; moose and reindeer are common sights and you don’t have to go far to see the northern lights; Kangos Guest House and the immediate surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos.

During the evenings relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy a sauna by the river.

Highlights of this holiday
-           ICEHOTEL
-           Remote isolation in a magical snow-covered environment
-           Cosy guest house environment
-           Glorious winter scenery
-           Range of low-key small and personal activities

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Kiruna (via Stockholm).
20min transfer to ICEHOTEL.
Guided tour of ICEHOTEL.
Check-in to your room of ice.
Evening at leisure.

Day 2
Breakfast. 
Afternoon 1hr30 transfer to Kangos Guest House.
Good chances of seeing moose and reindeer along the way - keep your camera close by.
Warm welcome and check in.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 3
Breakfast.
You are visiting this incredible region for the nature and scenery.
Lunch is included at the guest house but we encourage you to book an excursion and get out into the wilderness.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 4
Breakfast.
Lunch. Optional excursions.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 5
Breakfast.
1hr30 transfer to the airport.
Return flights to the UK or continue your holiday in Swedish Lapland with Simply Sweden.

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 Suites
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 as follows:
DELUXE Suite Hilla - Shower, bath and sauna
DELUXE Suite Jáure - Shower and sauna
DELUXE Suite Johka - Shower

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.

 

Lapland Guest House - Kangos (Swedish Lapland)

Click on the image for more photos.

A cluster of small traditional stugor (cabins), up to 210 yrs old, surround the main guest house, which melt into their surroundings on the banks of the Lainio River. There are 9 rooms across 4 cabins, the Annex, Bear´s Den, Owl´s Nest and the new ‘Viking Cabin’. All rooms are individually decorated each with their own charm and character. A traditional wood fired sauna and a warm Jacuzzi are cleverly hidden by the river.

Kangos is a quaint little village, typical of this remote area of Swedish Lapland, which when blanketed in pure white snow, provides a quiet and relaxing escape in a winter wonderland, off the beaten tourist trail, with the locals for company. 

There is one little surprise - almost everything is for sale! Antiques, local art and sami crafts decorate this guest house and turn it into a live-in unobtrusive souvenir shop. We are sure you will find something memorable to take home!

Brief details
- New for 2017 is the Viking Cabin has been decorated with handmade details and has one double room, one single room and a sleeping loft with 2 beds. The cabin has a beautiful fireplace, one bathroom with toilet and shower and a small kitchen. Perfect for 4 (or a cosy 5) guests for a family or friends. This is always booked exclusively by one group or family.
- The Bear’s Den is an intriguing cabin dating from 1880, has 1 bedroom and a comfortable lounge.
- All rooms have private toilet and shower.
- The dining room is in the main house and all bedrooms are in the surrounding cabins. 
- Sauna and Jacuzzi by the river.
- Sweden is a well-connected country and even in this remote area WiFi is available.

Activities & Excursions

Lapland Guest House 2017/18

Lapland Guest House is a small and personal location deep inside Swedish Lapland. For a smooth local operation it is important Johan has flexibility around the activities and therefore times and dates of the excursions will be confirmed locally.

Please note that the price has been reduced where lunch is included to reflect that lunch has been paid for as part of your full board holiday at Lapland Guest House.

Northern Lights Excursion - 2hrs
A guided excursion into the remote wilderness to admire the northern lights as they dance across the night sky. Keep warm around the camp fire. 
£99 per person.

Ice Fishing - 4hrs
One of the most popular pastimes with the locals. A relaxing way to soak up the silence of nature. Lunch is served around an open fire.
£150 per person including lunch. 

Sami and Reindeer Excursion - 4hrs
The Sami and traditionally nomadic and follow their reindeer across Lapland, from mountains to forests. They have a fascinating culture and a way of life unimaginable in the UK and beyond. This is a simple peak inside their culture and traditions.
£180 per person including lunch.

Husky Excursion - 4hrs
A hands on back to basics excursion with some very friendly and eager 4 legged friends. Glide silently over frozen lakes and through white forests. Choose whether to drive or sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
£240 per person including lunch.

Snowshoe Excursion - 4hrs
One of the most traditional ways to travel across soft snow, snowshoeing is suitable for almost everyone and it is easy to grasp the simple techniques. You are likely to see lots of animal tracks in the snow.
£92 per person including lunch. 

Snowmobile Tour - 4hrs
A more modern method to travel long distances quite quickly and now more important than a car in remote regions during the winter months. You will drive the snowmobiles!
£210 per person including lunch (2 people per snowmobile).

Available for rent locally
- Ice fishing equipment
- Snowshoes
- Cross country skis
- Kick sled

 

Dates

This holiday is available from December to March in 2017/18.

Prices

Price from £1785 per person

Upgrade to the Viking Cabin at Lapland Guest House
£435pp based on 2 guests
£25pp based on 4 guests

ICEHOTEL cold room upgrades
Upgrade from an ICEroom to ....
Artsuite from £70pp (£80pp Thur-Sun)
Deluxe Suites from:
Hilla £320pp (£255pp Thur-Sun)
Jáure £280pp (£210pp Thur-Sun)
Johka £270pp (£195pp Thur-Sun) 

Includes
Flights from the UK to Kiruna (can also be booked without flights)
Transfer from Kiruna Airport to ICEHOTEL
1 night in an ICEroom at ICEHOTEL including breakfast
Transfer to Kangos Guest House
3 nights accommodation at Lapland Guest House including:
3 x breakfast
2 x lunches
3 x evening meals
Warm outer clothing (hat, suit, boots and mittens) at ICEHOTEL and at Lapland Guest House
Jacuzzi and traditional wood fired sauna at Lapland Guest House

Gallery

Information

Useful information about the Northern Lights  >>

Useful information about ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland >>

More information about your holiday in Sweden >>

 

Overview

Begin you holiday with a stay at the world famous and original ICEHOTEL before venturing deeper into Swedish Lapland to the warming, cosy comfort of Lapland Guest House in the tiny village of Kangos.

Johan and Eva are your hosts at Lapland Guest House. They offer plenty of warmth as the fire roars in the corner and the candles give out a soothing yellow glow as the long cold winters draw in, snow silently falls and temperatures drop to well below zero. This is a small insight into a genuine way of life deep 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle.

Johan has grown up in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland and is perfectly at home in an environment that is completely alien to most visitors to his guest house. As an experienced guide he will walk you through each step, teaching you the tricks required to thrive in Swedish Lapland. You can be certain you will end your holiday feeling refreshed, more knowledgeable and eager to see more of this wonderful location.

Explore the virgin snow by husky, snowmobile or snowshoe and step inside the life of the indigenous Sami who are traditionally nomadic as they herd reindeer on seasonal migrations from forest to mountain. Civilisation is many kilometres away and wildlife runs free; moose and reindeer are common sights and you don’t have to go far to see the northern lights; Kangos Guest House and the immediate surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos.

During the evenings relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy a sauna by the river.

Highlights of this holiday
-           ICEHOTEL
-           Remote isolation in a magical snow-covered environment
-           Cosy guest house environment
-           Glorious winter scenery
-           Range of low-key small and personal activities

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Kiruna (via Stockholm).
20min transfer to ICEHOTEL.
Guided tour of ICEHOTEL.
Check-in to your room of ice.
Evening at leisure.

Day 2
Breakfast. 
Afternoon 1hr30 transfer to Kangos Guest House.
Good chances of seeing moose and reindeer along the way - keep your camera close by.
Warm welcome and check in.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 3
Breakfast.
You are visiting this incredible region for the nature and scenery.
Lunch is included at the guest house but we encourage you to book an excursion and get out into the wilderness.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 4
Breakfast.
Lunch. Optional excursions.
3 course evening buffet based on local ingredients.

Day 5
Breakfast.
1hr30 transfer to the airport.
Return flights to the UK or continue your holiday in Swedish Lapland with Simply Sweden.

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 Suites
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 as follows:
DELUXE Suite Hilla - Shower, bath and sauna
DELUXE Suite Jáure - Shower and sauna
DELUXE Suite Johka - Shower

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.

 

Lapland Guest House - Kangos (Swedish Lapland)

Click on the image for more photos.

A cluster of small traditional stugor (cabins), up to 210 yrs old, surround the main guest house, which melt into their surroundings on the banks of the Lainio River. There are 9 rooms across 4 cabins, the Annex, Bear´s Den, Owl´s Nest and the new ‘Viking Cabin’. All rooms are individually decorated each with their own charm and character. A traditional wood fired sauna and a warm Jacuzzi are cleverly hidden by the river.

Kangos is a quaint little village, typical of this remote area of Swedish Lapland, which when blanketed in pure white snow, provides a quiet and relaxing escape in a winter wonderland, off the beaten tourist trail, with the locals for company. 

There is one little surprise - almost everything is for sale! Antiques, local art and sami crafts decorate this guest house and turn it into a live-in unobtrusive souvenir shop. We are sure you will find something memorable to take home!

Brief details
- New for 2017 is the Viking Cabin has been decorated with handmade details and has one double room, one single room and a sleeping loft with 2 beds. The cabin has a beautiful fireplace, one bathroom with toilet and shower and a small kitchen. Perfect for 4 (or a cosy 5) guests for a family or friends. This is always booked exclusively by one group or family.
- The Bear’s Den is an intriguing cabin dating from 1880, has 1 bedroom and a comfortable lounge.
- All rooms have private toilet and shower.
- The dining room is in the main house and all bedrooms are in the surrounding cabins. 
- Sauna and Jacuzzi by the river.
- Sweden is a well-connected country and even in this remote area WiFi is available.

Excursions

Lapland Guest House 2017/18

Lapland Guest House is a small and personal location deep inside Swedish Lapland. For a smooth local operation it is important Johan has flexibility around the activities and therefore times and dates of the excursions will be confirmed locally.

Please note that the price has been reduced where lunch is included to reflect that lunch has been paid for as part of your full board holiday at Lapland Guest House.

Northern Lights Excursion - 2hrs
A guided excursion into the remote wilderness to admire the northern lights as they dance across the night sky. Keep warm around the camp fire. 
£99 per person.

Ice Fishing - 4hrs
One of the most popular pastimes with the locals. A relaxing way to soak up the silence of nature. Lunch is served around an open fire.
£150 per person including lunch. 

Sami and Reindeer Excursion - 4hrs
The Sami and traditionally nomadic and follow their reindeer across Lapland, from mountains to forests. They have a fascinating culture and a way of life unimaginable in the UK and beyond. This is a simple peak inside their culture and traditions.
£180 per person including lunch.

Husky Excursion - 4hrs
A hands on back to basics excursion with some very friendly and eager 4 legged friends. Glide silently over frozen lakes and through white forests. Choose whether to drive or sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
£240 per person including lunch.

Snowshoe Excursion - 4hrs
One of the most traditional ways to travel across soft snow, snowshoeing is suitable for almost everyone and it is easy to grasp the simple techniques. You are likely to see lots of animal tracks in the snow.
£92 per person including lunch. 

Snowmobile Tour - 4hrs
A more modern method to travel long distances quite quickly and now more important than a car in remote regions during the winter months. You will drive the snowmobiles!
£210 per person including lunch (2 people per snowmobile).

Available for rent locally
- Ice fishing equipment
- Snowshoes
- Cross country skis
- Kick sled

 

Dates

This holiday is available from December to March in 2017/18.

Prices

Price from £1785 per person

Upgrade to the Viking Cabin at Lapland Guest House
£435pp based on 2 guests
£25pp based on 4 guests

ICEHOTEL cold room upgrades
Upgrade from an ICEroom to ....
Artsuite from £70pp (£80pp Thur-Sun)
Deluxe Suites from:
Hilla £320pp (£255pp Thur-Sun)
Jáure £280pp (£210pp Thur-Sun)
Johka £270pp (£195pp Thur-Sun) 

Includes
Flights from the UK to Kiruna (can also be booked without flights)
Transfer from Kiruna Airport to ICEHOTEL
1 night in an ICEroom at ICEHOTEL including breakfast
Transfer to Kangos Guest House
3 nights accommodation at Lapland Guest House including:
3 x breakfast
2 x lunches
3 x evening meals
Warm outer clothing (hat, suit, boots and mittens) at ICEHOTEL and at Lapland Guest House
Jacuzzi and traditional wood fired sauna at Lapland Guest House

Gallery More Info

Useful information about the Northern Lights  >>

Useful information about ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland >>

More information about your holiday in Sweden >>