We travelled as a family of four in August and stayed in a cabin for 4 people. the cabins themselves are adequate but nothing special.
The twin beds are v comfortable - the bunk beds good for kids but less comfy for adults. There is a total lack of storage space in the cabins - no shelves or cupboards to put things and limited hanging space with v few hangers. There is a kettle, microwave and fridge but these are not really self- catering places (don't think they aspire to be). There is no hob and very limited crockery,cutlery etc.
Two things set this place apart in summer. firstly the location is wonderful, right on the lake in the heart of the forest. It's only 15km from Kiruna but a world away in terms of beauty. Secondly, the staff we met were all without fail friendly and flexible, including email contact with them ahead of our stay. There seems to be a real "can do" approach often lacking in these kind of places. The guys at the activity centre were just great and we had a really wonderful day out rafting and fishing. Completely magical and the kids really loved it. All the activity leaders were friendly and took great care of us to make sure we had a good time. We particularly appreciated how flexible they were- they have a schedule of activities but were really helpful sorting us out with something tailored to us and our kids' ages which wasn't restricted to the advertised combinations.
Food was good - all served at the Homestead restaurant 900m up the road which is the only place they open during the summer. the menu is rather limited and I think we would had struggled a bit with the kids for more than a few days since they had both decided there was NO way they were eating reindeer.
In the winter, this place must be amazing, but we enjoyed the rather "out of season" feel.
This being Sweden, activities, food & drink are expensive although the room rate was pretty reasonable.
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- Icehotel Hotel Jukkasjarvi
- Icehotel Sweden/Jukkasjarvi
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