Sweden – Absolutely Ice

Your holiday break in Sweden begins in it’s beautiful capital, Stockholm and takes you to the Ice hotel in Jukkasjarvi. Stockholm is built on 14 islands all part of an archipelago. Sweden’s Capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water – hence it’s nickname, Venice of the North.

Kiruna

Kiruna is unique. If you follow our latitude, 68° N, around the world, you’ll discover that it runs through uninhabited wilderness. Kiruna has quite an extraordinary geographical location.

Here, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you will experience contrasts from Northern Lights to the midnight sun, the highest mountain in Sweden to the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine, ancient Sámi culture to an ongoing city transformation.

Kiruna is the place to experience the midnight sun, polar night and the fantastical Northern Lights as they illuminate the skies with cascades of colour.

Kiruna is also the place to go dog sledding and cross-country skiing through forests and alongside lakes.

Close-by  is Jukkasjärvi, where you can visit the world-renowned Ice Hotel and find out how it feels to sleep in a bed made of ice.

Ice hotel

After enjoying an urban lifestyle in Stockholm continue north – 200km inside the Arctic Circle to the world famous Ice hotel.

Ten thousand years ago, glaciers carved a riverbed and the Torne River was born. Since then, the crystal-clear, pure water of the Torne River has flowed freely along its 600-kilometer path through Lapland out to the sea in the southeast.

The entire Ice hotel is on loan from the mighty Torne River and is a place where time stands still.

Cold room – Art Suite

Each suite is individually themed and hand carved by artists commissioned from around the world and a wide range of disciplines. Spending a night in the Ice hotel is a surreal experience and a memory for life. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside and a sauna session and hot shower awaits before breakfast.

The art suites, are our individually designed and sculpted thematic suites. The artists, perhaps from Kiruna, Germany, UK or the US have been picked from over two-hundred applicants and invited to make the suite you’ll be sleeping in. Each suite is unique and has never been created before.

The room holds a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The bed you sleep on has a thick mattress that rests on a wooden base. The bed is covered with reindeer hides and you sleep in a thermal sleeping bag.
Instead of doors the hotel rooms have curtains that you draw to give you and your company privacy. Your luggage is stored in the luggage storage room prior to your overnight stay.
There are communal changing rooms, toilets and saunas for women and men in the warm section of Ice hotel. A complimentary private changing booth is included when you book a winter suite.

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Day 1

Stockholm – Arrival:
* Arrival in Stockholm according to your own itinerary
* Stockholm city has an abundance of charm, history and tradition!
* This urban and trendy city will impress you with its interesting museums and castles.
* The city keeps its’ warm atmosphere apparent in the old town.
* Take time to explore the small and winding alley ways – the perfect area to find a suitable restaurant for the evening.
* Our recommended hotel for this evening is the Clarion hotel Sign.
* The Clarion Sign hotel is close to all attractions allowing you to explore those fabulous city with ease.
* Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign or similar (2 nights)
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Day 2

Stockholm:
* After breakfast the day is yours to continue exploring Stockholm.
* Our recommended top 10 includes the following:
Gamla Stan – The Old Town,
Vasamuseét – The Vasa Museum,
Skansen Open Air Museum,
Kungliga Slottet – The Royal Palace,
Stadshuset – The City Hall,
Drottningholms Slott – The Drottningholm Palace,
Östermalmshallen – The Östermalm Food Court,
Millesgården – Art Museum,
Moderna Museét – Museum of Modern Art and;
Kungsträdgården – City Park. Enjoy!
* Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign or similar
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Day 3

Stockholm to Kiruna by overnight train:
* Breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.
* In the late evening, depart by overnight train from Stockholm to Kiruna.
* Overnight on-board the train in a private sleeping compartment
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Day 4

Arrival in Kiruna:
* Transfer from the central railway station in Kiruna to the world famous Ice hotel located in the village of Jukkasjarvi.
* The rest of your day is at leisure in this unique and breathtaking area.
* Tonight you will experience an overnight in the Ice hotel.
* The Ice rooms are especially comfortable and spacious – you will get a good night’s sleep in minus 5 degrees.
* You sleep in thermal sleeping bags on a special bed built of snow and ice, on reindeer skins.
* Accommodation in an Ice room
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Day 5

Ice Hotel:
* This morning you are awakened with a cup of hot lingon-berry juice at your bedside.
* Breakfast buffet with morning sauna and towels included.
* Your day is at leisure to simply enjoy your surroundings or book an activity as per your preference – list on request.
* Overnight in warm accommodation
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Day 6

Departure from the Ice Hotel:
* After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
* On arrival at the airport you will board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Stockholm airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Sweden experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* 2 nights’ accommodation in Stockholm
* Overnight train from Stockholm to Kiruna in a private 2-3 person private compartment
* 1 night in an Ice room at the Ice hotel
* 1 night in warm accommodation (Kaamos rooms) at the Ice hotel
* Transfer from Kiruna train station to the ice hotel
* Transfer from the ice hotel to the Airport
* This tour is valid from 15th December 2017 to 15th April 2018

* International flights
* Insurance: All types
* Sweden entry visa
* Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* This tour is valid from 15th December 2017 to 15th April 2018

* Rates are LAND ONLY, and Exclude International flights; departure & Fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* This tour is valid from 15th December 2017 to 15th April 2018

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* This tour is valid from 15th December 2017 to 15th April 2018

sweden view of part of the city opf Stockholm
aerial view of Stockholm
Stockholm Sweden in winter
view of Stockholm at sunset with buildings reflecting on the water
Narrow street in old town Stockholm, Gamla Stan
Kiruna airport building
Gamla Stan christmas market
Drottningholm Palace Stockholm
vegetables at Ostermalm food hall
Vasamuseet stockholm
Vasa Museum exterior of building
Traditional Swedish dancing at Skansen Museum
Skansen Open Air Museum Stockholm Sweden Huts Pony
Entrance to the Skansen Open air museum
The royal opera house in Stockholm
exterior view of the Ostermalm food hall
aerial view of the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm
view of the front of the Kungliga Slottet in Stockholm
view of trees in blossom in Kungstradgarden in spring
sculptures in the Millesgarden
sculptures in a water feature in Millesgarden
The Modern Museum in Stockholm
Ostermalm food hall interior