Northern Lights & the Icehotel

Icehotel Sweden

Icehotel Sweden - Credit: Archant

7 Nights Trip to Artic Sweden. See Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) & stay at the Icehotel. Holiday includes ice fishing, dogsled, reindeer visit and showshoe trail.

Aurora Borealis as seen in Sweden along the Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis as seen in Sweden along the Northern Lights - Credit: Archant

“Just magical. Everyone should visit this place at least once!”

This year’s winter holiday is the year to travel that extra mile, to go to a new place, to bring back something to talk about and to say “Wow!”

One of the Artist designed rooms inside the Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

One of the Artist designed rooms inside the Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Credit: Archant

If you have a sense of adventure and are looking for a trip of a lifetime, come to Lapland to witness the elusive and ethereal Northern Lights.

With their ribbons of shimmering light, twisting and glowing across the night sky, they are one of nature’s most stunning natural displays. The heavens are suddenly lit up with a multi-coloured wondrous glow that dances and swirls like a nocturnal rainbow.

Northern Lights Map

Northern Lights Map - Credit: Archant

We all know Lapland is cold in the winter! But even in this snowy location, 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, there is no need to be cold. There is good food and comfortable accommodation in cosy log cabins. Also, you won’t be cold outside because full Arctic outer clothing is provided and this includes insulated overalls, insulated boots, mittens and fur-lined hat.

There are plenty of things to do in this snowy wilderness. There are snowmobile excursions through the wilderness, ice fishing, ice Aurora Borealis sculpting, snowshoeing and mushing your own dogsled along silent forest trails. The huskies are very friendly dogs and just love to pull and learning to mush your own team is an incredible experience but don’t let go of the sled!

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One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden.

Every year since 1990 the Icehotel has been built from blocks of ice taken from the frozen River Torne. They are taken from the river in 2x1 metre blocks during March/April and stored until work starts on the construction in November. Artists compete from all over the world to design each of the 72 rooms – every one is different and it is just magical. Everyone should visit this place at least once!

The Icehotel is an art gallery as well as an hotel and is open to the public from 10am until 6pm with guests having access to their rooms outside these times. Guests spend just one night in their room and although the temperature is below freezing the advice and sleeping bags provided ensure you get a good night’s sleep.

The Icebar inside the Icehotel even serves drinks in an ice glass using the crystal clear ice taken from the River Torne.

If you would like to visit one of the most beautiful places on earth that is totally unspoilt book now with Mulberry Travel. This is the perfect escape for city dwellers.

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