Snow Mobile Ice-Hotel Tour
Exciting drive over frozen lakes and river Torn.
After you arrive at Camp Alta Wilderness Camp we will take you to the dressing room and ensure that you are properly dressed for the often freezing snowscape outside. On a speeding snowmobile the temperatures can drop to -60c with wind chill but we have super warm clothes to ensure that you do not feel too cold. All part of the adventure!
Before we start the Snowmobile Tour, you will be given a short important training course on how to drive and stay safe. All of our guides are experienced and hold Snowmobile qualifications so you can be sure you are in safe hands with Camp Alta.
Nothing moves your adrenalin much more than speeding across frozen lakes on an advanced Tech Snowmobile, experiencing the coldness rush by you and the snow spray behind your SnowSled. We drive slowly at first a couple of times around the frozen lake AltaJärvi so you can get accustomed to the power of the Snowmobile and feel comfortable driving it. Then when you are ready, we begin the real adventure.
We will cross into the Poikkijärvi forests and ride through the diamond white covered trees, under fantastic natural snow arches and across lustrous ice covered swamps and lakes. This snowmobile tour shows Lapland at it's most majestic. We will stop on a few occasions to ensure that you are warm and comfortable and take some pictures of you and your friends with the snowmobiles around some breathtaking scenery. We travel out of the forest on to the imposing frozen River Torne, here we can pick up the speed a little and have some real fun out on the expansive and beautiful Arctic terrain.
After we cross the river, we drive past the oldest standing Sami Church in Lapland which you will have the option to visit should you wish, entry to the Sami Church is Free. While you are at the Church you can also visit the Nutti Sami Sida and get a taste for the ancient culture of the Sami People and feed the Reindeer. You will have an opportunity to visit these places in the afternoon.
We will leave you at the original world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi where you can purchase a ticket from the Ice Hotel reception for around 300 Sek, you can also enjoy a non-alcoholic drink at their ice bars or have some food at the two restaurants they have.
Some hours later after you have explored this quaint little Lapland village we will return you to your awaiting Snowmobiles and we will continue the trip home. Weather and conditions depending we will take you a fantastic variation on the way home giving you another opportunity to explore and drive through some other marvellous Arctic locations.
On arrival back to the Camp Alta you will most certainly have had a very memorable, authentic and impressive day out Snowmobiling in Swedish Lapland.
- All warm clothing required for Arctic conditions.
- Experienced guide to lead the tour.
- All transfers, if you are not staying with us, we provide free pick up and drop from your hotel in Kiruna.
Detailed terms and regulations regarding driving of snow mobiles, waiver, driving licence etc. can be found here.
- 38 km drive over frozen lakes and Torne river.
- All warm clothing provided for Arctic conditions on the tour.
- Visit to the amazing Jukkasjärvi Icehotel.
- Optional: Visit to one of the oldest Sami churches in Lapland at Jukkasjärvi.
- Optional: Visit to Sami village - run by Sami people and home to lots of Reindeer.
2 persons/snowmobile SEK 1100/adult & 1000/student
1 person/snowmobile SEK 1500/adult & 1400/student
9:00 - Pickup from hotel in Kiruna
9:30 - Meet at dressing room and get ready
10:00 - Instructions on how to drive and safety
10:15 - Departure from camp
Following the group leader, you will first drive around the Alttajärvi frozen lake and then through the forest of Poikijärvi onto the frozen Torne river. Here we take a short break as it is a nice place to take some pictures. After this, we drive over the river, arriving at the Icehotel.
11:30 - Arrival at the Jukkasjärvi Icehotel
Here you will have two hours to explore the Icehotel and the old Sami town of Jukkasjärvi. Please note, tickets for the guided tour of the Icehotel are not included in the price and can be purchased at the Icehotel reception. The old town of Jukkasjärvi contains the oldest sami church in all of Lapland.
14:00 - Meet at the snowmobiles
15:00 - Arrival at camp
15:15 - Change in dressing room, end of tour
Note: On request, this tour can be concluded early by skipping the 2 hour stay at the Icehotel if you have flight/train connections the same day.