- Experience the world famous Icehotel
- Dogsled along silent forest trails
- See the spectacular Northern Lights
Deep inside the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland sits the peaceful hamlet of Lappeasuando. From here all that lies ahead is a land characterised by deep forests, frozen lakes and the extraordinary Northern Lights. Our base is ideally located to explore this surrounding wilderness, with a week packed full of activities. With our guides we spend two days learning to drive the dogsleds, build an igloo, and break trails through fresh powder on snowshoes. The week then culminates with a memorable night in the magical Icehotel. Born fourteen years ago out of an igloo housing artworks, the crystal-clear ice of the nearby River Torne has since then provided a spectacularly unique design every year. A night here is the perfect end to a truly unforgettable week.
What our clients say about Lapland Adventure and the Icehotel
This was the most amazing experience ever - amazing snow, Northern Lights, fantastic food, accommodation and wonderful guides for all activities. We loved it and would love to go back for more.
Mark Birch – Lapland & the Icehotel
What makes this trip responsible?
The popularity of the Icehotel has given a boost to winter tourism all over Lapland. Previously areas that relied on their own nationals for winter income are now getting more visits from overseas clients, who stay for longer and spend more money. However, where most visits to the region are just for a couple of nights over a long weekend, on this trip you stay for a full week helping to provide weekly income from December to April. The Icehotel is an example of recycling in the extreme - each year it is built out of snow and ice and in spring it simply melts back into the Torne River. The Icehotel aims to be carbon negative by 2015 - this means it will produce more renewable energy than it uses!
We will ensure that our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people so we ensure that our type and scale of tourism is appropriate to local conditions and operate within the limits set by local appropriate infrastructure and carrying capacity. Activities such as dogsledding and snowshoeing greatly reduce the carbon footprint of the area and the very limited use of cars for transfers helps to sustain the surrounding environment. The dogs themselves are cared for in accordance with Swedish laws, with their housing even containing fiber-glass insulation in the roofs.