Åre And The Arctic

Sweden Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Andy Hemingway

"This is a phenomenal trip. It combines the best skiing Northern Europe has to offer with astounding scenery, a stay in the ICEHOTEL® and one of the best opportunities in the world to see the northern lights."

Safari Details

Resorts & Cities

Journey Times

Åre Trondheim Airport - Åre 2½ hrs
Riksgränsen Åre - Riksgränsen 17½ hrs
ICEHOTEL® Riksgränsen - ICEHOTEL® 2 hrs

ICEHOTEL® - Kiruna Airport 20 mins

This is an epic adventure and trip of a lifetime. It combines 2 absolute gems - Åre, Scandinavia's premier mountain resort, and Riksgränsen, the world's northernmost ski destination. Along the way pack in as many bucket list items as you can - heli-skiing, northern lights chasing, the Arctic Circle and experiencing the ICEHOTEL®.


Sample 10-night itinerary

Days 1-4:

Fly into Trondheim and take the 2½ hour shuttle bus to Åre. Spend the following 3 days enjoying the stunning lakeside setting and world-class skiing that Åre offers. On the final evening join the sleeper train - destination 200km north of the Arctic Circle!

Days 5-8:

Arrive in the world's northernmost ski resort, Riksgränsen, just after lunchtime. Get your fix of heli-skiing, mountain touring and northern lights chasing over the next 3 days.

Days 9-11:

Travel by road 2 hours to experience the original and best ICEHOTEL® in the world! Stay overnight and then choose an array of activities from dog sledding to ice sculpting followed by a second night stay in a normal heated hotel room. On the final day take a short 20 minute transfer to Kiruna airport for your flight home.

This safari can be done in reverse and the stay in Riksgränsen can also be substituted with a stay in Björkliden instead.

Note: our recommended month of travel is March to combine the best ski conditions and possibility to see the northern lights. After 31 March northern lights tours are suspended until the following winter season.

By Andy Hemingway


Price Guide

A sample price for this 10 night Ski Safari including accommodation, flights and transfers is £1,699pp based on 2 adults.

Click here to request a quotation tailored to your particular requirements, or please call us on 01273 224 068.


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