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Iceland & Ice Hotel Bucket List Trip

Break Available: Dec - End of March
9 Night Break

Price: From £3,265 Per Person

Many people have been tricked by the James Bond movie “Die Another Day” into thinking the Ice Hotel is in Iceland, when infact it is Swedish Lapland!! This was the starting point for developing this break for you so you could experience both.

We love this trip as it packs in the very best of both Iceland and Swedish Lapland, and you certainly will have experienced the “best of the Arctic”. You will have had a kaleidoscope of adventures that combine both time to self explore in your own time, and guided tours & experiences in very small groups.

On this extended trip you have an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights, which when combined with staying a night at the original ICEHOTEL, is a true bucket list item ticked!

Be prepared to fill your mind with many wonderful sights and memories to treasure for ever.

No doubt you will come home tired but thrilled to have seen and done so much, and rejuvenated having had such an awe-inspiring trip.

Highlights

  • 2 Night stay at the original ICEHOTEL with one in an individually designed Art Suite.
  • 1 SuperJeep Adventure to see Icelandic Volcanic Scenery up close & personal.
  • 2 Nights in cabins at Camp Ripan.
  • Guided Super-Jeep Tour to Secret Ice Cave
  • Visit Black Volcanic Beaches
  • Self Explore Golden Circle: Strokkur Geyser, Thingvellir mini rift valley, Gullfoss waterfall
  • 3 Nights at Hotel Ranga – famed for Northern Lights sightings.
  • Drive your own Husky Sled in picturesque river valley.
  • Soaking in the naturally warm Geothermal Blue Lagoon.
  • Wilderness Snowmobile safari with ice fishing stop.
  • Sami Culture day with reindeer sled ride & Lunch in Tepee.
  • Themed Aurora Dinner and a ‘Pamper’ session in the Aurora Spa at Camp Ripan
  • 1 Night each in the capitals of Reykjavik and Stockholm.

 

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DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik. Drive to Blue Lagoon & Hotel Ranga.

DAY 1
Fly to Reykjavik. Drive to Blue Lagoon & Hotel Ranga.

On arrival in Reykjavik, pick up your pre arranged 4WD car hire and self drive to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most famous sites. Here you can bathe and relax in the warm bright geothermal waters. Put Silica mud on your face or try out the Sauna and Steam rooms which are carved into the lava.

Relax for a couple of hours and perhaps have a meal in one of the restaurants with lovely views of the Lagoon. We would also recommend the in-water massage treatments which are just heavenly!

Afterwards self drive to Hotel Ranga in South Iceland.

Hotel Ranga has an excellent reputation for Northern Lights Sightings due to its location in a rural area with a higher frequency of clear nights.

The team at the hotel are keen to ensure that if the aurora are out you don’t miss them and so they offer a wake up service in case they should appear in the depth of the night.

Tonight be sure to use one of the outdoor hot tubs and lie back and look out for the Northern Lights. What a great way to see them with a glass of wine in your hand as you soak away the flight and relax into your holiday!

Alternatively Hotel Ranga has built their own first observatory a short stroll from the hotel in order to minimize light pollution, and they have an expert in there every cloud-free night with two high quality 11 inch computerized telescopes who can teach you about the stars and the northern lights if they are out. View amazing detail on Jupiter, see the rings of Saturn, and details on Mars. During the day you can observe the Sun, including sunspots in great detail and activity such as prominences and filaments.

Overnight at Hotel Ranga

Meals included: None

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DAY 2
Choice of Volcanic Adventure Super-Jeep Tour

DAY 2
Choice of Volcanic Adventure Super-Jeep Tour

After breakfast adventure out into the unique landscapes of South Iceland – probably the most dramatic Geography field trip you will ever experience!

We work only with local guides who are both passionate about their country and want to share their insights with you but who are also trained as part of the mountain rescue team.

They will have fascinating stories to share about the volcanic eruption that occurred in 2010.

We continually receive fabulous feedback on this day from satisfied clients who enjoy this personalised, relaxed guided day experience from enthusiastic local guides who are keen you have an extra special experience.

Super Jeeps take up to 8 people but the norm is for 4 people for a very personal tour. Note this is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, who also cannot access many of the areas we take you to.

Choose between the following adventures:

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Eyjafjallajökull’s volcano Tour

This tour will take you as close as is possible to the new large crater in Eyjafjallajökull volcano from the 2010 eruption and to places where no hire car can go.

We drive up the slopes of the glacier in a highly equipped Super-Jeep and on our way take in the astonishing view over the whole South coast of Iceland with it’s glaciers, and back across the Atlantic including the Westman-Islands.

This tour gives you the perfect glacier experience; an exciting Super Jeep drive in the snow, walk on the glacier and the magnificent view over the south. This is real adventure!

OR
Porsmork valley Tour

Your guide will take you up between the three glaciers; Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallojokull and Tindfjallojokull. In your specially adapted SuperJeeps you will have the thrilling drive of fjording glacial rivers and driving across the flood plain to see the lasting effects and landscape changes following Eyjafjallajökull’s 2010 eruption.

You will be surrounded by an imposing mountain ridge and see spectacular landscapes. Stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall , which you can walk behind and be mesmerised looking back through the falling water. If you wanted to see the “Raw Iceland” this is hard to beat!

Overnight at Hotel Ranga

Meals included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire
  • Northern Lights on top of the Glacier
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Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire

Tonight you will be picked up for a 3 hour adventure to hunt out the Northern Lights with one of the local mountain guides.

In a specially adapted 4WD super jeep you will be taken inland off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights. This volcanic area is near Tindfjallajökul Glacier whose cooling effect creates clear skies critical for spotting the Northern Lights. This area also has very few artificial lights to spoil your viewing as many of the farms in the area were abandoned due to a previous volcanic eruption.

The beauty of this tour is that the guide will take you to the best area based on the forecast to see the Northern Lights and so give you the best chance of seeing them.

Assuming you have not diverted to a different area to see the Aurora you will stop for a warm up by a bonfire and a hot drink in a cave whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon and some of the folklore that surrounds them and local superstitions! Sometimes you are taken to the Black Volcanic Beaches where the Atlantic Crashes onto the Black Sands. The guide will take you to the best location for you to see the Northern Lights depending on the forecast.

Price per person: From £115

SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland with Aurora overhead
Northern Lights seen from the coast during a SuperJeep tour in Iceland
Lone horse under the Aurora spotted on a SuperJeep Northern Lights tour in Iceland

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier

We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground near Hotel Ranga. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights. The glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them !

Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you.

This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep slope – an adventure in itself.

Price per person: £190 per person

Amazing sky filled Aurora in Iceland
Aurora and stars as seen on the Northern Lights SuperJeep hunt in Iceland
Stunning swirling Northern Lights in Iceland

DAY 3
Secret Ice Cave, Black Beaches, Skogar Waterfall, Lava Centre

DAY 3
Secret Ice Cave, Black Beaches, Skogar Waterfall, Lava Centre

This morning self drive to Vik in south Iceland (@ 1 1/4hr). From there we will pick up you and drive our heavily modified Super Jeep on a very old track that only Super Jeeps can cross.

The ice cave, known as ‘The Secret Ice Cave’, and the glacier itself, present you with black, white, and blue ice that is over 800 years old! Inside the cave there are high walls of ice that have been sculpted by glacial water throughout the centuries.

The beauty of this cave it that it is not visited by hundreds of people, unlike some of the others, which means this secret ice cave has a magical atmosphere unspoilt by too many people.

This tour takes up to 3 hours. Afterwards enjoy the charming small village of Vik and visit the Black Beaches and dramatic rock formations of Reynisdrangar with its famous archway. On the way you will also see the dramatic and thundering Skogar Waterfall – one of the highest in Iceland at 60M and certainly worth a few photos!

On the return self drive journey, allow time for a stop for an hour at the brand new Lava Centre. They have an interactive exhibition about the volcanoes, eruptions and earthquakes and this already has very good reviews.

Overnight at Hotel Ranga and a last look out for the Northern Lights.

Meals included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier
  • Glacial Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull
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Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier

Head up in your hire car to the Snowmobile Meeting Point.

Here you will transfer to a SuperJeep to go on rough tracks up to the Snowline of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier to take an exhilarating hours snowmobile ride to a vantage point with superb views back down to the Atlantic Coast . This Glacier is on the top of Katla Volcano with dramatic views across to Eyjafjallajokull.

Whilst Katla is the next Volcano due to erupt it is extremely closely monitored and you will not be taken there at any hint of danger – but what a great story to tell when it does erupt that you actually snowmobiled on it!

Price Per Person: From £180

Amazing view whilst snowmobiling
Snowmobiling in the pristine snow
Snowmobile action shot

Glacial Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull

Transfer to join the small group visiting the magnificent frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull and hike on the glacier. Explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.

You will be on the ice 1 ½ hrs-2 hrs and the pace is leisurely with plenty of stops to talk about the formation of Glaciers and Global warming etc. The Glacier is a 20 min walk from the starting point.

We will provide all the tools you need: crampons and safety lines but you must wear Hiking Boots for the Crampons to fit onto.

Price Per Person: From £85

Glacier hiking in Iceland
Glacier hiking in Iceland
Hiking on the glacier in Iceland

DAY 4
Self Explore Golden Circle: Geyser, Thingvellir mini Rift Valley, Gullfoss Waterfall

DAY 4
Self Explore Golden Circle: Geyser, Thingvellir mini Rift Valley, Gullfoss Waterfall

Today explore the “must see” Golden Circle at your own pace using your own 4WD vehicle. The day is packed full of surprising landscapes and Geological marvels.

You will walk in a dramatic mini rift valley created by Tectonic plate movement, gaze at the thundering Gullfoss waterfall which can totally freeze in winter, and marvel at the Strokkur Geyser which erupts every 5 mins.

We would also recommend you visit the spot where the first democratic parliament was established in 930 AD overlooking the stunning plains of Pingvellir.

Continue to Reykjavik to overnight and perhaps sample one of the best seafood meals you have ever had!

Meals included: Breakfast

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Northern Lights by Boat
  • Northern Lights Hunt - From Reykjavik
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Northern Lights by Boat

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Price per person: From £80

Northern Lights seen from the Boat tour in Iceland
Stunning aurora seen from the Northern Lights Boat tour in Iceland
Swirling Northern Lights as seen from the Boat tour in Iceland

Northern Lights Hunt - From Reykjavik

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a final search of the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Price Per Person: From: £155

Northern Lights seen on the SuperJeep hunt in Iceland
Northern Lights SuperJeep hunt in Iceland
Amazing swirling green and purple Northern Lights In Iceland

DAY 5
Fly to Stockholm. Overnight in the ABBA Rival Hotel

DAY 5
Fly to Stockholm. Overnight in the ABBA Rival Hotel

Self Drive to the airport for your flight to Stockholm @ 1 hr).

Stockholm has a wealth of attractions such as the extraordinary Vassa Museum, The Nobel Museum and a lovely old city based around the harbour.

There is plenty to enjoy whilst staying at the Rival Hotel. This is a boutique hotel with its own movie theatre and bakery shop, owned in part by composer Benny Anderson, the second “B” in Abba!

Overnight in Stockholm

Meals included: Breakfast

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DAY 6:
Fly to Lapland. Overnight in Warm Accommodation at ICEHOTEL

DAY 6:
Fly to Lapland. Overnight in Warm Accommodation at ICEHOTEL

Fly to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland where on arrival you will be met by one of the guides and transferred to the ICEHOTEL for check into your warm accommodation. At the same time you will be kitted out with your arctic clothing.

Evening at leisure. We will make a restaurant reservation for you in one of the Ice Hotel’s 2 restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast

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DAY 7:
Husky Wilderness Safari. Overnight in Art Suite at Original ICEHOTEL

DAY 7:
Husky Wilderness Safari. Overnight in Art Suite at Original ICEHOTEL

After breakfast you will be picked up from the ICEHOTEL for what is for many the favourite day of a trip to Lapland – driving your own sled dog team. Transfer to the kennel located in a remote river valley where moose congregate in winter.

Ylva Sievertsson is an accomplished musher, whose kennel is in a remote valley from where she runs very personal sled dog trips. As you will discover she has a very special relationship with her dogs and it is a thrill to visit her kennel.

Once you arrive at the kennels get acquainted with the dogs and receive detailed instructions about how to drive them. Head out into the frozen river valley where you will have opportunities to take turns in driving the team whilst making stops to take photos. The location is outside the major tourist areas and we can almost promise that you will enjoy pristine arctic nature alone.

You will be out for around 2 hours before heading back to base for a warming lunch in the traditional ‘Kota’ adjacent to the family home.
To make it more exclusive we only take a maximum of 4 sled dog teams at a time.

Late afternoon take the residents tour of the ICEHOTEL, where you will be advised on how to make the most of your stay in one of the amazing art suites.

Tonight stay in an art suite designed and built by an international ice artist. Sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed of snow and ice, on reindeer skins.

All of our northern lights holidays are in the aurora belt so always scan the skies for flickers of the mystical green lights!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to Deluxe Suite at ICEHOTEL
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Upgrade to Deluxe Suite at ICEHOTEL

The Deluxe Suites are  individually designed and sculpted thematic suites. The artists, perhaps from Sweden, 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 suites have the same standard of bed but the big feature is that you have your own private heated bathroom and relaxation directly connected to the bedroom. The relaxation area also provides storage for your belongings. The suite has doors with locks for your privacy.

Upgrade Cost: From £150 per person  per night

Deluxe Art Suite bathroom Icehotel in Sweden
The Victorian Apartment Deluxe Art Suite ICEHOTEL
Deluxe Art Suite at IceHotel

DAY 8:
Day Snowmobile Tour with IceFishing. Aurora Themed Dinner and Overnight in Cabin at Camp Ripan

DAY 8:
Day Snowmobile Tour with IceFishing. Aurora Themed Dinner and Overnight in Cabin at Camp Ripan

After Breakfast check out and pick up for a very special day in the wilderness. The Lodge is situated near trails that take you into pristine wilderness. Follow Frozen river valleys and ride up the Fells to the guide’s secret lake where Arctic Char abound. Put your Reindeer skins on the ice, drill a hole and see what you can catch. We have been known to catch 3-4kg Char up here!

Part of the beauty is purely being away from anything and feeling like you own this wilderness for a moment in time. The guide will also have snow shoes with him so that you can try your hand.

Lunch is taken in the wild and will be cooked on a fire in the great outdoors.

Transfer to Camp Ripan and settle into your cabin before enjoying the northern lights themed dinner in their excellent restaurant. As you enjoy a slide show on the northern lights the chef will produce a 4 course dinner inspired by local traditions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 9:
Sami Introduction day with Nils Håkan Enoksson. The Aurora Sauna and Spa

DAY 9:
Sami Introduction day with Nils Håkan Enoksson. The Aurora Sauna and Spa

After breakfast at the lodge transfer to the Sámi village of Rávttas, 20 minutes west of the lodge to meet with Nils Håkan Enoksson. Nils Håkan can trace back his family roots several hundred years and has interesting insights into how life has changed in this period.

This experience will give you a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the Sámi people and affords the opportunity to get up close with Lapland’s most iconic creature – the reindeer.

During the visit you will have an opportunity to feed the reindeer and absorb the magical relationship between the Sámi and their most prized resource. Your visit includes a ride on a traditional Reindeer powered sled, the means by which the Sami people traversed the arctic for centuries.

To end the encounter Hakan will invite you into his traditional Sámi lavvu (teepee) where you will be served a fresh and delicious meal around an open fire.

This glimpse into traditional Sámi life will certainly be a highlight of your break to Lapland.

After the experience return to Camp Ripan in time to get ready for the Aurora Spa. After a full day out exploring the Arctic Wilderness it is bliss to enjoy the Spa at your own pace. You will receive a ‘Spa Bucket’ packed with different scrubs and oils themed around ancient Swedish Medicinal ingredients. Enjoy the sauna, indoor and outdoor heated pools and with a bit of luck the aurora will light the skies above you. Afterwards enjoy an excellent 3 course dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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DAY 10:
Fly Home

DAY 10:
Fly Home

After breakfast at leisure before checking out of the lodge and transferring to the airport at the end of your epic adventure to Iceland and the ICEHOTEL.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Original ICEHOTEL

Ice Hotel, Sweden
The Victorian Apartment Deluxe Art Suite ICEHOTEL
Art Suite at the IceHotel - Swedish Lapland
Mind the Gap, Art Suite Icehotel Sweden

Original ICEHOTEL

The Original ICEHOTEL is situated in Jukassjarvi Swedish Lapland. It is a feat of engineering and artistic creation and still one of the most impressive and unusual places to stay.

The hotel has 2 restaurants, one serving gourmet food, whilst its more informal Homestead restaurant serves hearty traditional food.

From 2015 The ICEHOTEL consists of 2 structures - the temporary hotel is rebuilt each year from blocks of ice harvested from the Torne river which runs adjacent to the IceHotel. These are stored for the summer in a huge warehouse and as the late Autumn temperature in Jukkasjärvi drops below zero ice artists arrive from the world over to build this magnificent creation. They build the 4 levels of rooms, the ice chapel and the ice bar. Their art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the spring sun.

The new ICEHOTEL 365 is a permanent ICEHOTEL and a feat of engineering which offers visitors the chance of staying the whole year round. It is an all suite hotel and also houses the celebrated ICEBAR. On request we can ask for the luxury suites which have adjacent bathrooms. These carry a supplement.

You will leave your luggage in an adjacent service block where there are saunas and showers, whilst all you will take into the hotel is you and your thermal arctic sleeping bag!

Wake up to a hot Lingonberry juice served in your room prior to the very substantial ICEHOTEL breakfast served in the main restaurant.

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Hotel Ranga

Hotel Ranga

Hotel Ranga offers luxury, serenity and relaxation in Iceland's countryside. It is Iceland's only member of the "Special Hotels of the World", and is also a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It has 51 cosy & luxurious rooms.

The suites are particularly special, with 7 of them themed around the continents ranging from the vibrant colours of Africa to the uber modern Antarctica.

Its gourmet restaurant has a beautiful, restful riverside setting and the hotel lies in a secluded countryside area without external lighting interference.

Hotel Ranga has its own observatory, with two computerised telescopes - the most advanced in Iceland.

Sitting in the outdoor hot tubs with a drink is the most wonderful place to watch the skies for the Northern Lights.

Although there is never any guarantee, this is one of the best places in Iceland to see the Aurora Borealis.

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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum Hotel, Iceland
Double standard room at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland
Dining at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum , Iceland
Dining at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum , Iceland

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

The hotel is in the heart of Reykjavik and located in one of its oldest streets. The hotel renovated in 2005 dates to 1764, though it also spreads into new buildings constructed in the style of 1900 buildings.

During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found - now on display. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities and all rooms have an ensuite bathroom.

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Warm Accommodation at ICEHOTEL

Warm accomodation at Icehotel - Sweden
Arctic Chalet accommodation at the Icehotel in Sweden
Cabin at Icehotel, Sweden
Arctic Chalet living area at Icehotel in Sweden

Warm Accommodation at ICEHOTEL

Kaamos Rooms - Perfect for couples these rooms are spacious and comfortable with a calm feel. Natural materials are complemented by organic shades of white, grey and brown that tone into the colours of Lapland.  Kaamos have 2 beds side by side, desk and a seating area with two armchairs and a small coffee table.  The hallway and ensuite tiled bathroom have heated stone floors. Each room has two floor-to-ceiling corner windows that let in plenty of light and overlook spruce and birch growing wild outside.

Nordic Chalets - these apartments have two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a simple lounge area, ideal for family or friends sharing. The décor is calm and classic Scandinavian, with white-washed wooden panel walls, birch wood details, heated tiled floors and shades of natural shades of grey, white and brown.

Arctic Chalets have a rustic character, with pine wood paneled walls, tiled floors and birchwood details complemented by shades of dark blue, grey and white

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Camp Ripan Cabins Kiruna

Main Building at Camp Ripan Kiruna
Cabins at Camp Ripan Kiruna Sweden
Cabins with northern lights Camp Ripan Sweden
Northern Lights over Camp Ripan outdoor spa

Camp Ripan Cabins Kiruna

Camp Ripan is situated on the outskirts of Kiruna in a secluded and quiet location. It combines traditional Scandinavian cabins with and excellent restaurant and spa, perfect after a day exploring the arctic tundra, and is  the perfect base from which our clients can venture out and enjoy the unique experiences we offer.

We utilise two cabin types which are matched to our client requirements.

Kiruna cabins are perfect for two people and is popular with couples looking for that little extra comfort during their stay as the room has a comfy king-size bed.

The Complete layouts including a sofa and table, desk, bathroom and a king-size bed . The cabin has a closet, small refrigerator, electric kettle, cups, glasses and a cork screw.

All cabins have cable TV, telephone, internet access and modern bathrooms with shower, WC and hair dryer.

Giron Cabins - are the largest cabins and are named after Sami name for the mountain ptarmigan – Giron from which Kiruna also derives its name. This is a comfortable family cabin, with 2 rooms and a total of 4 beds. The smaller bedroom has two beds, one of which is a so-called wall bed that can be turned up against the wall. The other room has a twin beds, lounge area and fully stocked kitchenette with kettle and microwave.

It includes en suite bathroom, cable TV,  internet access and hairdryer.

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Optional Extras
Northern Lights Hunt with Bonfire
SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt in Iceland with Aurora overhead

Tonight you will be picked up for a 3 hour adventure to hunt out the Northern Lights with one of the local mountain guides.

In a specially adapted 4WD super jeep you will be taken inland off-road to the back of the famed Mount Helka to try and see if you can find the Northern Lights. This volcanic area is near Tindfjallajökul Glacier whose cooling effect creates clear skies critical for spotting the Northern Lights. This area also has very few artificial lights to spoil your viewing as many of the farms in the area were abandoned due to a previous volcanic eruption.

The beauty of this tour is that the guide will take you to the best area based on the forecast to see the Northern Lights and so give you the best chance of seeing them.

Assuming you have not diverted to a different area to see the Aurora you will stop for a warm up by a bonfire and a hot drink in a cave whilst your guide tells you about both the Northern Lights Phenomenon and some of the folklore that surrounds them and local superstitions! Sometimes you are taken to the Black Volcanic Beaches where the Atlantic Crashes onto the Black Sands. The guide will take you to the best location for you to see the Northern Lights depending on the forecast.

Price per person: From £115

Northern Lights on top of the Glacier
Amazing sky filled Aurora in Iceland

We are very excited with this new offer which we have worked up with our “local man” on the ground near Hotel Ranga. Tonight he will take you up to 1600 M on top of the glacier on top of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in a SuperJeep to hunt the Northern Lights. The glacier cools the air creating clear skies which is what you need for the Northern Lights giving you an excellent chance of seeing them !

Even if they don’t show you will have an incredible evening gazing at thousands of stars above you – crystal clear in the darkness. The snow reflects the moonlight and the tiny lights of the villages can be seen well below you.

This is a 4 hour trip as it will take you 90 mins each way as you climb in your superjeep up the steep slope – an adventure in itself.

Price per person: £190 per person

Snowmobiling on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier
Amazing view whilst snowmobiling

Head up in your hire car to the Snowmobile Meeting Point.

Here you will transfer to a SuperJeep to go on rough tracks up to the Snowline of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier to take an exhilarating hours snowmobile ride to a vantage point with superb views back down to the Atlantic Coast . This Glacier is on the top of Katla Volcano with dramatic views across to Eyjafjallajokull.

Whilst Katla is the next Volcano due to erupt it is extremely closely monitored and you will not be taken there at any hint of danger – but what a great story to tell when it does erupt that you actually snowmobiled on it!

Price Per Person: From £180

Glacial Hiking on glacial tongue Seimajökull
Glacier hiking in Iceland

Transfer to join the small group visiting the magnificent frozen glacial tongue Seimajokull and hike on the glacier. Explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges.

You will be on the ice 1 ½ hrs-2 hrs and the pace is leisurely with plenty of stops to talk about the formation of Glaciers and Global warming etc. The Glacier is a 20 min walk from the starting point.

We will provide all the tools you need: crampons and safety lines but you must wear Hiking Boots for the Crampons to fit onto.

Price Per Person: From £85

Northern Lights by Boat
Northern Lights seen from the Boat tour in Iceland

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside, expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights.

Price per person: From £80

Northern Lights Hunt - From Reykjavik
Northern Lights seen on the SuperJeep hunt in Iceland

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a final search of the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colors will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear.

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

Price Per Person: From: £155

Upgrade to Deluxe Suite at ICEHOTEL
Deluxe Art Suite bathroom Icehotel in Sweden

The Deluxe Suites are  individually designed and sculpted thematic suites. The artists, perhaps from Sweden, 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 suites have the same standard of bed but the big feature is that you have your own private heated bathroom and relaxation directly connected to the bedroom. The relaxation area also provides storage for your belongings. The suite has doors with locks for your privacy.

Upgrade Cost: From £150 per person  per night

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Price: From £3,265 Per Person
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • All Flights (From the UK) with one hold bag per person
  • 9 nights Accommodation as detailed with breakfast
  • Drive your own husky Experience
  • 1 SuperJeep Adventure with guide
  • Guided Visit to Secret Ice Cave
  • Car Hire in Iceland with one named driver
  • 1 Snowmobile Safari with guide
  • Authentic Sami Culture Introduction day
  • 3 dinners and 3 lunches
  • Transfers & guides
  • Arctic clothing loan in Sweden (Not required in Iceland)

Departure Airports

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Manchester

For our international Clients we can link into your Inter continental flights, provide domestic flights in Iceland and Sweden or just offer you the ground plans freeing you up to book your own flights.

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