Experience the best that Swedish Lapland has to offer and enjoy it all under the magical midnight sun on this new summer short break.
Start the trip off by spending a night at -5°C at Sweden's incredible Icehotel 365. Each ice suite is a unique and magical work of art, fully carved from the ice and snow.
Take the Arctic Circle Train to stunning Abisko National Park, famous throughout the world for being a top northern lights viewing destination, but famous amongst Swedes for its phenomenal summer hiking opportunities. Spend 2 nights here exploring the diverse landscapes before heading to Kiruna, ending your trip on a high note with an relaxing and authentic Swedish sauna ritual.
Upon arrival in to Kiruna Airport, transfer to the world famous ICEHOTEL for your 2 night stay. In the evening, check into your room at ICEHOTEL 365, the permanent ice art exhibit that houses your ice room as well as an Art Gallery and Ice Bar. Sleep comfortably on the ice bed topped with a comfortable mattresses. reindeer skins and a thermal sleeping bag.
Wake up this morning with a hot cup of lingonberry juice at your bedside. Enjoy a relaxing sauna session and shower before breakfast. The rest of the day is free to book one of the optional activities available. Experience rafting or fishing on the Torne River, or take to the trees on an exciting high ropes & zipline course. For something a little more low key, go and cuddle the husky puppies at a local kennel or try your hand at ice sculpting. This afternoon, your warm hotel room will be ready for you to check in. (B)
Transfer to the train station where you'll take the short train journey to Kiruna. From here, change to the famous Arctic Circle train to continue into Abisko National Park. Upon arrival, check in to STF Abikso Tourist Station Hotel for your 2 night stay. Tonight, enjoy a 3-course dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Today is free to explore the stunning landscapes of Abikso National Park and to soak up the midnight sun. There are many excellent hiking opportunities in the area and your stay includes a return daytime ticket on the Abisko chair lift for excellent views and further walking opportunities. (B)
Take the Arctic Circle train back to Kiruna today and check in to Camp Ripan for your final night. This evening, indulge in a sauna spa ritual complete with your very own sauna bucket. Relax and enjoy applying the treatments at your own pace while you make your way from the different saunas, steam room, and indoor pool and outdoor jacuzzi. Gently massage your face and hands with the aromatic coffee scrub and treat your feet to a foot bath while massaging them with iron pellets. Exfoliate with a body scrub of newly-sprouted birch leaves and finish off with a soothing, pine-scented body oil. (B)
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Kiruna Airport for your flight (via Oslo) back to the UK.