Cool Sweden

7 nights / 8 days

Stockholm, Abisko, Jukkasjärvi

Your holiday break begins in Sweden’s beautiful capital, Stockholm – the capital of life and movement. Stockholm is built on 14 islands, all part of an archipelago. Sweden’s capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water – hence its nickname, Venice of the North. After enjoying an urban lifestyle in Stockholm continue north – 200km inside the Arctic Circle to the last wilderness of Europe – Abisko. After that the world famous Icehotel awaits you. 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. With the Icehotel 365, this amazing experience is available all year around. Thanks to the long days in the north, all energy for the new building will be produced by solar panels. Meaning the Icehotel 365 is cooled by the sun.

Day 01: Arrival in Stockholm

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.
Accommodation in Stockholm city center – 3* (2 nights)

Day 02: Stockholm

After breakfast the day is yours to continue exploring Stockholm. Our recommended top 10 include the following: Gamla Stan – The Old Town, Vasamuseet – 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 the newly refurbished Nationalmuseet – National Museum. Enjoy!

Day 03: Stockholm to Abisko 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 Abisko.
Overnight on-board the train in a private sleeping compartment

Day 04: Arrival in Abisko

Arrival in Abisko. Abisko is considered to be one of the last true wilderness areas of Europe. Get off the train, make your way to the mountain lodge and take in the unspoiled mountain scenery on your stroll. Dinner is included tonight.
Accommodation in Abisko – 3* (2 nights)

Day 05: Top the Mountain*

Breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the breath-taking nature around you. Why not put on your walking boots and go for a hike into the Nationalpark. Get immersed in spectacular views of free-flowing rivers, birch forests and Arctic tundra. Who needs yoga, when you have that nature around you! In the evening, you will get the chance to see the midnight sun or even northern lights if you are visiting in September all the way from the top. Your experience begins in a chair-lift with mountain scenery as panorama, gliding quietly and slowly towards the top of Mount Nuolja. Here you have a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the great lake called Torneträsk. If you are lucky and on the mountain top on the right day you can also enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner at the Sky Station.
*Lift and dinner are not included in the price. Dates and prices on request.

Day 06: Abisko – Icehotel

Breakfast at the hotel and take the train to Kiruna.
Transfer from the central railway station in to the world-famous Icehotel 365 located in the village of Jukkasjärvi. The rest of the day is at leisure in this unique and breathtaking area. Tonight you will experience a night in the Icehotel 365. The Art Suites all have an individual theme and are hand carved by artists from all over the world. In thermal sleeping bags on a special bed built of snow and ice and on reindeer skins you will get a good night’s sleep in the minus degrees.
Accommodation in the Ice Hotel Art Suite.

Day 07: Ice Hotel

This morning you are awakened with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet with morning sauna and towels are included. Your day is at leisure to simply enjoy your surroundings or book an activity as per your preference (see suggestions on the right).
Overnight in warm accommodation.

Day 08: Departure from the Icehotel
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.