We invite you to Jukkasjärvi to discover sleeping serenely in five degrees below zero, have a go at dog-sledding or join us on a Northern Lights safari by snowmobile or horseback. If none of this is exciting enough, why not simply buy a ticket out to space?
The spaceships owned by Sir Richard Branson, self-made billionaire and Chairman of the Virgin Group, will be taking off with space tourists on board already in 2015 – from Kiruna. Virgin Galactic chose Kiruna as the next spaceport before numerous other candidates around the world.
ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi has also been hand-selected as Virgin Galactic Accredited Space Agent (ASA), which means that the world famous hotel is one of the few travel agents that have the exclusive right to sell the tickets that are going for $200 000, each. There are already about 300 people from around the world who have paid nearly 40 million dollars in deposits to guarantee an early seat.
ICEHOTEL has completed intensive product training under 2010 in order to provide the highly-specialized information required to sell this exciting and unique product. SpaceShipTwo will take passengers to a maximum altitude of 110 kilometers (68 miles or 360 000 feet), on a trip that will last around 2.5 hours including about five minutes of weightlessness.
Sailing along at 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, you will gaze down on precious Earth while catching an impressive view of the magical northern lights.