Have breakfast and today we first proceed for the short guided walking tour of Kiruna. We’ll see the museum and the wooden church in the shape of a Sami gothic, a tent cot. The architect was Gustav Wick man. We’ll come back to hotel in hour time.
After a little rest in the hotel, we will transfer you to an Amazing Sighting of the one & only authentic Ice Hotel…just 12 km off Kiruna. Let’s Explore…a Lifetime Experience!!
The story of Ice hotel starts in 1989, when it became the world’s first and largest hotel made of ice and snow in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. It’s also Sweden’s most unique and probably most extensive private art hall.
Icehotel is all about ice and creativity – with art as the result. That’s why the artists invited to take part are not required to have worked with ice before – they’re selected from among those who send in their ideas based on originality and creating it in real natural ice would pose a new challenge. Each year some 40 artists are taking part in Icehotel. The notion that several weeks’ hard work and months of planning and preparation culminate in something that only exists for a few months is in some respects a bittersweet feeling.
After such a jaw-dropping experience you will be transferred to Torne River Valley in the evening to explore an unforgettable experience of a Lifetime…just on the bank of River Torne. A magical night with reindeer, silence and stories about the Northern lights – a well-known phenomenon in Sami Mythology.
Safari Jeeps will pick you up from the designated place where the coach leaves us…to a small Sami village…Kurruvaara Camp… half an hour away from Kiruna on the road to Norway. You must enjoy the silence and darkness, far away from the city lights, hoping to spot the mysterious Aurora borealis. It has to be dark and relatively clear – and you also need some good luck!
During this tour you will hear many stories with regard to Sami mythology and history. In addition you may also get a chance to encounter some reindeer in a corral and feed them with your own hands.
The guide will serve you a warming soup with moose meat and bread…though a proper dinner will be served apart from this.
We will come back after such an astonishing night under the sky of Kiruna. Stay overnight in the Swedish – Lappish city of Kiruna.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner