Activities in Swedish Lapland
Until recently, the focus in and around the ICEHOTEL® has always been on winter. Activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and, of course, searching for the Northern Lights have enthralled visitors for more than two decades.
Over the years, these activities have become increasingly varied and sophisticated. For example, you can start your holiday in traditional Lappish style and transfer from the airport to the accommodation in a sled pulled by a team of dogs. Perhaps you want to search for the Aurora Borealis on horseback? The possibilities are seemingly endless in this wonderful region.
Now, the ICEHOTEL® 365 has introduced summer and autumn choices too, allowing you to explore the wilderness landscapes of Swedish Lapland. From late-May until mid-July the Midnight Sun doesn’t set below the horizon. This means 24 hours of daylight are available in which to enjoy hiking, fishing, rafting, cycling, canoeing and even stand up paddleboarding. It’s quite something to sit on high ground at midnight in broad daylight, although seeing the sun in the northern sky takes a bit of getting used to!
Late-August and September are particularly exciting as autumn colours bathe the landscapes by day and the Midnight Sun sets, bringing darker nights and the arrival of the new Aurora hunting season. Imagine white water rafting on the Torne River by day and marvelling at the Northern Lights before going to bed in an ice room or suite... bucket list, bucket list, bucket list!