I wanted to do something different for my girlfriends "Special Birthday" and chose The Ice Hotel with a stop over in Stockholm on the way home. To make it extra special we stayed the first night (her birthday) in the Private Luxury Suite "Absinthmind" followed by 2 further nights in the warm Log cabins.
Granted the Private Luxury Suite was not cheap but the whole experience was beyond both our expectations. The room itself which had a security door on it was out of this world. The large ice sculptures inside the room which included a Bar with a complementary bottle of Champagne and Ice Champagne Glasses were incredible. Little did we know that just outside the rear door we had our own private toilet and a Sauna and shower room.
Unless you stay in this room you can't get to see it during the day when the hotel is open to the public which is a shame as it is the best room at the Ice Hotel. We did however show the room to a couple we met and they too were amazed.
We also did the sled trip with the Huskies during the day which was brilliant as it was only ourselves that were on our sled and our "Guide" was excellent. For my birthday we did the snowmobile excursion which we both had a go on and really enjoyed. The weather was very kind to us during our stay so much so it was acutally warmer outside the Ice Hotel than inside, not usually the case.
The food was without fault for this part of the world, from the breakfast to both restaurants. Again not cheap but not the standard you would expect either for the location.
All in all a fantastic holiday and would recommend the Private Luxury Suite as a special extra to an extra special experience, well worth the money.
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- Also Known As:
- Icehotel Hotel Jukkasjarvi
- Icehotel Sweden/Jukkasjarvi
- Ice Hotel Sweden