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Northern Lights Honeymoon: The Igloo Snow Hotel and Arctic Adventures
Our honeymoons are tailor made for you and your fiance or loved one. Design your own itinerary and choose your ideal combination of acccommodation and activities. We’ll help you to create your perfect trip to the North.
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Each winter the Igloo Hotel appears in the Arctic landscape 20km from the North Norwegian town of Alta. Everything is made from snow and ice - right down to the glasses in the bar. Artists finish off the magical atmosphere with their creations of ice sculptures throughout the hotel. On clear winter nights the Northern Lights can be seen dancing in the night skies.
The following sample honeymoon itinerary or romantic short break can be shaped to suit you and combined with another itinerary in Northern Norway or beyond. Please just get in touch to find out more. We’ll be happy to help.
Day one Travel to the Arctic North and transfer to your hotel in Alta by private taxi. If you wish we can organise an overnight stopover in Oslo on the way.
Day two Today you’ll have time to explore the Museum as well as go dog-sledding with your guide. The dog-sled safari takes you through the forest and along the Alta River. If you take a trip in the evening, you may spot the Northern Lights.
Day three This morning you’ll leave for a snow shoe trip with your guide. You’ll view animal footprints and stop for a break in the forest clearing for a coffee over the open fire. Return to Alta in the afternoon.
In the evening travel 20km to the Igloo Snow Hotel. Everything at the hotel is made from snow and ice - right down to the glasses in the bar. Artists finish off the magical atmosphere with their creations of ice sculptures throughout the hotel. On clear winter nights the Northern Lights can be seen dancing in the night skies. Enjoy dinner at the Igloo Hotel served in a beautiful wooden building shaped like a Sami lavvo (tent) with an open fireplace. The chef uses local ingredients. See if you can catch your first glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Day four Enjoy a sauna before breakfast before venturing out on snow mobiles into the wilderness. Enjoy the peaceful setting and return to Alta at lunchtime. In the evening, perhaps visit the Thon Hotel Viva where you can take a dip in the outdoors hot tub and use the wooden sauna. Alternatively take a road trip with your guide to search for the Northern Lights.
Day five Have the day free or choose from a range of activities including cross-country skiing, ice-fishing, Sami family visit and wildlife walks. We can also arrange a night 'glamping' in a lavvo tent. The tent is a cosy treat for couples looking for a little luxury in the outdoors. Each tent has a wooden entrance porch leading to a room with a double bed, wood-burner, heated blankets, woollen blankets and pillows. 1/3 of the tent is a window from the floor to the top, so you can watch the stars go by and hopefully get a glimpse of the lights. Toilets and showers and a restaurant, lounge area, hot tub and sauna are located close by. This is a supplementary cost of £340 per person including transfers, dinner, dog-sledding and breakfast.
This is a sample itinerary for your honeymoon and can be adapted to suit you and to reflect local availability. We’ll help you to design your itinerary based on your budget and travel dates.
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Located on a serene spot on the banks of the Alta River you’ll find Sorrisniva Igloo hotel, built each year using hundreds of tons of snow and ice. The hotel is brimming with stunning ice sculptures and carvings lit for maximum effect using bright coloured LED lights. The hotel has twenty eight ice rooms and two suites; ice lounges and a breath-taking sculpture gallery; a decorated ice bar and a beautiful consecrated ice chapel. Annexed to the hotel is a giant, tent shaped pine cabin with huge open fire, sauna, changing rooms, reception and restaurant. There are also two outdoor hot tubs – the perfect place to try and spot the northern lights. There is a supplementary cost to use the hot tub.
The Igloo hotel is in the middle of nature’s larder; the river, the fjord and the plateau offer excellent raw materials for their acclaimed chef. In the warm inviting Lakkesuta restaurant enjoy dishes featuring such delicacies as ptarmigan, smoked reindeer and crab.
Standard Ice Rooms are simple rooms containing only an ice bed with mattress and reindeer skins to sleep on. You will be given a warm thermal sleeping bag and be invited to enjoy one of the most refreshing night’’ sleep ever. Toilet, shower and sauna facilities are in the adjacent building. Suites are large and elaborate in their sculpture and design. Alongside a four poster ice bed (with mattress and reindeer skins for warmth) you’ll find unique ice and snow sculptures.
The above holiday starts at £999 excluding flights. Please get in touch to design your itinerary or to find out more about additional activities available. Flights to Tromsø can be booked directly with the airline at SAS or Norwegian. We’ll help you to select the best flight schedules to suit your chosen programme.
This honeymoon is available from the end of January to the end of March (or October to April without the Igloo Hotel).
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The above holiday starts at £999 excluding flights. Please get in touch to design your itinerary or to find out more about additional activities available.
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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
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