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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

Two of the most iconic, inspirational and environmentally aware hotels of our time. The sustainable credentials of Treehotel and ICEHOTEL are an important feature of your holiday in Swedish Lapland. Renewable electricity sources, locally sourced food, the use of local activity suppliers and respect for the environment within which they operate, ensures local economic stability and a minimum carbon footprint. All require consideration when building such structures in environmentally sensitive locations.

These hotels are connected by a simple rail line, the Iron Ore Railway (Malmbanan) connecting the small towns and villages of the Arctic.  They are also connected by their unique art and design, drawing globetrotting visitors from across the planet to experience winter and the northern lights in Swedish Lapland.

This is a holiday of experiences and sensations: the tastes, the smells, the warmth, the cold, the stars, the sun, the northern lights, the culture. We believe you will leave Swedish Lapland with a better understanding of how small we are individuals, and how big we are as a species.

Take this time to absorb all you can, nature is not silent or invisible. Listen to crackling wood fires and the crunch of crisp snow underfoot. Smell the fresh clean air and the smoke from the fire. Taste local delicacies such as cloudberries and reindeer. Feel the chill and warmth of this northern region. See the colourful northern lights and sparkling starry skies. Most importantly, experience the culture of Swedish Lapland.

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

ICEHOTEL365 now stands on the shores of the Torne River 365 days of the year with 9 exotic DELUXE suites, 11 elaborately decorated ART suites and the world-famous ICE bar. The traditional ICEHOTEL will open on 15th December 2017 and house 20 ICE rooms and 15 ART suites. 

During November and early December the 35 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 Friday 15th December 2017.

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.

 

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
Opened on 20th Jan 2017. This luxurious and spacious room (55sqm) boasts 2 bedrooms, shower, lounge, a suspended 'play' net and a warming fire place!

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 2017/18

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

Activities dates / times may be subject to change.

Please note the prices of these activities are only guaranteed once booked. 

Highly Recommended Northern Lights Overnight Tour
Enoks Luxury Wilderness Cabins - Kebnekaise - An incredible adventure!

Northern Lights Excursion by Snowmobile
A guided snowmobile tour in search of the Northern Lights – you will drive a snowmobile. Includes supper.
Available: From 15Dec-24Mar. 7pm 4hrs.
£188pp 2 per snowmobile. £278 single rider. Child 6-12yrs £94.

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 £318pp. Drive your own team £419pp. Child 6-12yrs £159.

Mountain & Moose Snowmobile Tour ** RECOMMENDED **
Moose are almost guaranteed on this tour as you transfer through the moose winter grazing grounds to the tiny village of Nikkaloukta. This self-drive snowmobile tour takes you to the foot of Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise. Depending on time and conditions there could be a stop for ice fishing. Lunch is served at the famous Enoks mountain restaurant. 1hr Transfer and lunch with local ingredients is included. You will drive a snowmobile.
Available: From 1Dec. 8.30am 6hr. No tours on 23, 24, 25 or 31Dec.
£269pp 2 per snowmobile. £384 single rider. Child in a sled 6-12yrs £130.

Cross Country Ski Excursion
A short transfer by snowmobile and trailer to your start point. Strap your skis on and explore the forests. Hot dogs over an open fire and warm drinks are included.
Available: From 15Nov. 0845 2hr45.
£79pp. Child 6-12yrs £40.


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

 

Treehotel - Winter 2017/18

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

Authentic Sami Experience in Sampi 
Visit a traditional Sami family deep inside the magical forests of Swedish Lapland. Meet the reindeer, learn about this ancient culture and the nomadic lifestyle. Lunch is served around an open fire. Total 5hr. 45min transfer each way. Available 15Dec-30Mar.
£277 per person

Drive your own husky team
A wonderful tour with a friendly team of four legged friends including lunch (long tour) or coffee and cake (2hr tours). 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. Timings include a 30min transfer one-way. Dec to Mar.
£252 per person (3hr tour 2 guests per sled)
£284 per person (3hr own sled)
£386 per person (6hrs 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.
£70 per adult
£35 per child 

Northern Lights or Day Time Snowmobile Excursion
A 2hr snowmobile into the Boreal forest with an experienced guide. Some wonderful view points across the Luleå River Valley and with luck the Northern Lights will dance across the night sky. Dec to Mar.
£178 per person - shared snowmobile
£243 per person - single snowmobile
£122 per child 6-12yrs


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

Dates

Recommended
This holiday is recommended from 1 Dec 2017 to the end of March 2018.

Treehotel
Treehotel is open all year.

ICEHOTEL365
ICEHOTEL365 is open all year.

Winter ICEHOTEL
Opens on Friday 15 December 2017 and recommended until the end of March

Prices

Prices for 2017/18 from

Mirror Cube, The Cabin, Blue Cone, UFO or the Bird's Nest
£1910 per person (based on 2 adults)
£1235 per extra adult  
£995 per child

Dragon Fly
£1720 per person (based on 4 adults)
£2175 per person (based on 2 adults)

The 7th Room
£2100 per person (based on 4 adults)
£2895 per person (based on 2 adults)

Supplements from
£85 per person weekend supplement (when staying at ICEHOTEL on Thur, Fri, Sat or Sun)

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 £70pp (£80pp Thur-Sun)
Deluxe Suites from:
Hilla £320pp (£255pp Thur-Sun)
Jáure £280pp (£210pp Thur-Sun)
Johka £270pp (£195pp Thur-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

Two of the most iconic, inspirational and environmentally aware hotels of our time. The sustainable credentials of Treehotel and ICEHOTEL are an important feature of your holiday in Swedish Lapland. Renewable electricity sources, locally sourced food, the use of local activity suppliers and respect for the environment within which they operate, ensures local economic stability and a minimum carbon footprint. All require consideration when building such structures in environmentally sensitive locations.

These hotels are connected by a simple rail line, the Iron Ore Railway (Malmbanan) connecting the small towns and villages of the Arctic.  They are also connected by their unique art and design, drawing globetrotting visitors from across the planet to experience winter and the northern lights in Swedish Lapland.

This is a holiday of experiences and sensations: the tastes, the smells, the warmth, the cold, the stars, the sun, the northern lights, the culture. We believe you will leave Swedish Lapland with a better understanding of how small we are individuals, and how big we are as a species.

Take this time to absorb all you can, nature is not silent or invisible. Listen to crackling wood fires and the crunch of crisp snow underfoot. Smell the fresh clean air and the smoke from the fire. Taste local delicacies such as cloudberries and reindeer. Feel the chill and warmth of this northern region. See the colourful northern lights and sparkling starry skies. Most importantly, experience the culture of Swedish Lapland.

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

ICEHOTEL365 now stands on the shores of the Torne River 365 days of the year with 9 exotic DELUXE suites, 11 elaborately decorated ART suites and the world-famous ICE bar. The traditional ICEHOTEL will open on 15th December 2017 and house 20 ICE rooms and 15 ART suites. 

During November and early December the 35 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 Friday 15th December 2017.

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.

 

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
Opened on 20th Jan 2017. This luxurious and spacious room (55sqm) boasts 2 bedrooms, shower, lounge, a suspended 'play' net and a warming fire place!

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 2017/18

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

Activities dates / times may be subject to change.

Please note the prices of these activities are only guaranteed once booked. 

Highly Recommended Northern Lights Overnight Tour
Enoks Luxury Wilderness Cabins - Kebnekaise - An incredible adventure!

Northern Lights Excursion by Snowmobile
A guided snowmobile tour in search of the Northern Lights – you will drive a snowmobile. Includes supper.
Available: From 15Dec-24Mar. 7pm 4hrs.
£188pp 2 per snowmobile. £278 single rider. Child 6-12yrs £94.

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 £318pp. Drive your own team £419pp. Child 6-12yrs £159.

Mountain & Moose Snowmobile Tour ** RECOMMENDED **
Moose are almost guaranteed on this tour as you transfer through the moose winter grazing grounds to the tiny village of Nikkaloukta. This self-drive snowmobile tour takes you to the foot of Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise. Depending on time and conditions there could be a stop for ice fishing. Lunch is served at the famous Enoks mountain restaurant. 1hr Transfer and lunch with local ingredients is included. You will drive a snowmobile.
Available: From 1Dec. 8.30am 6hr. No tours on 23, 24, 25 or 31Dec.
£269pp 2 per snowmobile. £384 single rider. Child in a sled 6-12yrs £130.

Cross Country Ski Excursion
A short transfer by snowmobile and trailer to your start point. Strap your skis on and explore the forests. Hot dogs over an open fire and warm drinks are included.
Available: From 15Nov. 0845 2hr45.
£79pp. Child 6-12yrs £40.


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

 

Treehotel - Winter 2017/18

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

Authentic Sami Experience in Sampi 
Visit a traditional Sami family deep inside the magical forests of Swedish Lapland. Meet the reindeer, learn about this ancient culture and the nomadic lifestyle. Lunch is served around an open fire. Total 5hr. 45min transfer each way. Available 15Dec-30Mar.
£277 per person

Drive your own husky team
A wonderful tour with a friendly team of four legged friends including lunch (long tour) or coffee and cake (2hr tours). 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. Timings include a 30min transfer one-way. Dec to Mar.
£252 per person (3hr tour 2 guests per sled)
£284 per person (3hr own sled)
£386 per person (6hrs 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.
£70 per adult
£35 per child 

Northern Lights or Day Time Snowmobile Excursion
A 2hr snowmobile into the Boreal forest with an experienced guide. Some wonderful view points across the Luleå River Valley and with luck the Northern Lights will dance across the night sky. Dec to Mar.
£178 per person - shared snowmobile
£243 per person - single snowmobile
£122 per child 6-12yrs


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

Dates

Recommended
This holiday is recommended from 1 Dec 2017 to the end of March 2018.

Treehotel
Treehotel is open all year.

ICEHOTEL365
ICEHOTEL365 is open all year.

Winter ICEHOTEL
Opens on Friday 15 December 2017 and recommended until the end of March

Prices

Prices for 2017/18 from

Mirror Cube, The Cabin, Blue Cone, UFO or the Bird's Nest
£1910 per person (based on 2 adults)
£1235 per extra adult  
£995 per child

Dragon Fly
£1720 per person (based on 4 adults)
£2175 per person (based on 2 adults)

The 7th Room
£2100 per person (based on 4 adults)
£2895 per person (based on 2 adults)

Supplements from
£85 per person weekend supplement (when staying at ICEHOTEL on Thur, Fri, Sat or Sun)

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 £70pp (£80pp Thur-Sun)
Deluxe Suites from:
Hilla £320pp (£255pp Thur-Sun)
Jáure £280pp (£210pp Thur-Sun)
Johka £270pp (£195pp Thur-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 >>