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Northern Lights | from SEK 1490

Come along on the search for the Northern Lights and enjoy a true winter experience. In the northern hemisphere, in the so-called Aurora oval, Northern Lights can be seen almost every clear night. In Sweden the Aurora oval usually at Kiruna’s latitude, so the chances to see the Northern Lights are good.

As a matter of fact, this might be the best place in the world to see the Northern lights. The white snow reflects a heavenly light show – glittering stars, a full moon and the magical, mystical Northern Lights. Read more about the Northern lights.

Horseback: Northern lights tour

Together with our Icelandic horses we ride out into the winter night and hopefully see both the northern lights and moose. Transfer and dinner with local ingredients served in a wilderness camp is included. Minimum age 12 years. Maximum weight 90 kg.

This tour is certified with the Swedish Ecotourism Society’s label, Nature’s Best.

Daily: 15:30-20:30 (until Feb 28), 17:00- 22:00 (Mar 1-31).
No tour Dec 24 & 31.
Price: SEK 1850/person.

Dog sled: Overnight excursion

Drive your own team of sled dogs over the frozen winter landscape and spend the night in a wilderness camp, an exciting adventure where we hope to experience the northern light dancing over the sky.

The tour includes roundtrip transfer to the kennel from ICEHOTEL, training in how to drive your own dog sled team, four dogs/sled/person, dinner, breakfast and overnight stay in camp with sleeping bag sheets, sleeping bag, and a towel for the sauna. Minimum age to drive your own dog sled is 15 years old.

Daily: 15:30-11.00 (day after).
Price: SEK 6150/person.

Northern lights on snowmobile & dinner

The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, can be seen in Kiruna between September & March. The best place to see it is in the wilderness, away from artificial light – so the snowmobile is your best friend. The guide tells how the northern ligths appear and what causes it, we make frequent stops for taking photos so bring your camera! A rustic dinner at the wilderness camp is included.

Duration: 4 h
Departure times: Daily, 7-11 pm (until 28 Mar) 8pm-midnight (29 Mar-16 Apr).
Price: SEK 1950 per person (2 p/vehicle). Upgrade to your own snowmobile for SEK 950.


Photo Scandinavian Photoadventures

Photography tour

Join a nightly excursion to hidden places in the wilderness around Jukkasjärvi – away from the intruding electric lights of human civilization, the conditions for catching the lights are at their best. While we wait for the Aurora to make her appearance on the night sky, your guide takes you through the basics of night time photography and capturing the northern lights on camera.

Before concluding the night and heading back to ICEHOTEL, we round off with a hot drink.

Duration: 4.5 hrs
Daily: 7-11.30 pm (until 26 March, thereafter postponed start until 8 pm)
Price: SEK 1490 per person

Memory cards are not included, so don’t forget to bring a personal SD-card with minimum 4 GB memory.