Icehotel’s Wellbeing Weekends


Iconic Icehotel in Swedish Lapland has just launched two new dedicated ‘wellbeing weekends’ in February and March (17-20 February and 03-06 March) perfect for those after a physical and mental boost to kick start the new year, as well those looking for a seriously ‘cool’ last-minute Valentine’s gift.

Each departure takes advantage of Discover the World’s exclusive #IceFlight from London Heathrow to Kiruna, making the Icehotel accessible in just over three hours from the UK. During each weekend holidaymakers will, for the first time, be able to combine winter pursuits like running, Nordic skiing and meditative woodcarving workshops with peaceful Arctic yoga and authentic Aufguss saunas.

The second weekend also coincides with the annual Ice Harvest Festival on 05 March, celebrating the source of the hotel whilst marking the beginning of the creative process for next year, as guests watch crystal-clear ice being harvested from the River Torne.

Prices for a 3x night break including flights start from £1,154pp. Further details are below, with more information here:

Wellbeing Weekends

Taking place on 17-20 February and 3-6 March, the hotel’s new wellbeing weekends are perfect for those after an alternative to their usual healthy holiday, offering a combination of new activities including Arctic yoga with Northern Lights salutations, winter running seminars with guidance on how to exercise in an Arctic climate before group runs of between 5-7km, meditative woodcarving workshops with the chance to carve traditional Swedish mementos and authentic Aufguss sauna sessions, mixing hot air with essential oils to refresh and revitalise. Other optional activities include Nordic skiing and survival skills in the wilderness.

All wellbeing activities are bookable and payable locally; yoga is priced from SEK 150 (around £15) and woodcarving is priced from SEK 350 (around £35) whilst there is no charge for a sauna or winter running session.

A 3x night break from 17-20 February or 3-6 March is available from £1,154pp based on two sharing (with 1x night sleeping in an ice room and 2x nights in warm accommodation) on a B&B basis, with return #Iceflight & transfers.

Ice Harvest Festival – 5 March

The festival is a celebration of the source of the hotel, the Torne River, and marks the start of next season’s Icehotel build, when new ice for the 29th hotel will be lifted from the river. The full day and evening of activities promises a great spectacle, where else will you see a huge tractor (with specially patented saw) detach and lift two-ton blocks of solid ice from the river and transport them to huge ice storage units. There are also games on the Torne River whilst coffee and lingonberry juice are served around an open fire. Come evening, there’s music in the Icehotel Lounge and the chance to try the Icehotel’s own Torne Isalger; beer made from pristine Arctic river ice. Plus, activities from the wellness weekend will also overlap and include woodcarving workshops and Aufguss saunas.

A 3x night break from 3-6 March is available from £1,154pp based on two sharing (with 1x night sleeping in an ice room and 2x nights in warm accommodation) on a B&B basis, with return #Iceflight and transfers

For more information contact Discover the World on or call 01737 886 131.

Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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