|Icebreaker Tour - Winter Activities 2004 • 2005:
|When you arrive at Kallax Airport in Lulea, our staff will meet you there and transfer you to our first destination, the fashionable Hotel Nordkalotten where we will spend our first night. The rooms at Hotel Nordkalotten have a typical northern design and have saunas in every room.
|After a genuine Swedish breakfast, we get us ready for a adrelanie optimized
day on the ice, taking part in one of the more interesting motor experiences
this year... ofroad driving on the ice with brand new Volvo Cars. We drive
approximately 5 km from the hotel and come to the ice roads out on the Gulf of
Bothnia's ice. Just off of the island Junkon we have our own ice roads on the
sea where we learn to drive the vehicles on ice and snow.
The hull booms and shudders as it wrestles with the forces of nature.
Enormous slabs of ice tumble around on the ice-covered sea. The bolder
passengers try bathing among the ice flowes, While most watch. Others take a
tour to experience the fascination and dread of this sea of ice at closer
quarters, from the safety of an inflatable boat. A visit to this endless ice
landscape-spiced with polar darkness, the shimmering northern lights and the
dazzling spectacle of the northern sky at night - provides a memory for life.
This is where the motion of the ship meets the stillness of the ice realm. Where
dull rumbling meets absolute silence. This is where you meet raw, untamed
nature, and get a little closer to yourself at the same time. Welcome abroard.
Snowmobile safari on Ice:
We go out for a safari on the "ice-desert" of the Bothnian gulf. We also go
through the deep forests on narrow trails in the snow. In our wilderness- camp
with tee-pees we stop to enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee or chocolate together
with a barbequed sausage or our local delicacy dried reindeer meat.
Sauna on Ice:
Enjoy the sub-arctic night under the stars in our heated outdoor hot-tub.
Combined with the hot sauna on the frozen sea-water and the ice-cold waters of
the Bothnian gulf makes this an unforgettable experience. Bathing in a hole in
the ice is an old Nordic tradition to keep yourself well during our long and
cold winters. Do you dare testing it?
Dinner on Ice:
Welcome to a candle light dinner experience with a difference! A journey of the
senses among totally natural material, based around the four elements. The warm
fire beckons you straight out onto the ice of frozen sea. The crisp snow
crunches underfoot, and your breath forms a cloud of tiny ice crystals in the
clear, chilly winter air. Inside the heated tepee, the aperitifs are quite
literally on ice. The reindeer hides on the walls; the warm, earth-coloured tent
and the crackling fire balance the tasteful dinner table. Elegant yet down to
earth. Modern yet ancient. Contemporary yet traditional. This is the setting for
delicious three-course dinner, planned especially with the client in mind, and
prepared using the finest local ingredients from the Northern part of Sweden.
How about white fish-roe, char and shoulder of reindeer, for instance?
Exhilarate your senses with a unique, heart-warming experience on the frozen sea
in Norrbotten. The pleasant aftertaste will linger till you come back.
|After the breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel for further transfer
in to Kallax Airport, where our private plane is standing by to take you up to
the Winter city of Kiruna. Under the trip we will fly over the great wilderness
that marks this part of the land, and if the weather allows, maybe you can see
the great untouched forests and roaring rivers. Luossavaara Kirunavaara iron ore
mine, the world's largest underground mine. We willenter the visitors' mine,
which lies 540 metres below ground. It shows mining from the turn of the century
to todayís high-tech operations.
A trip to Sami Land:
Our sami guide will meet us outside the church, and will be dressed with the
traditional Sami Kolt. Together we will enter the old wooden church of Jukkasjarvi,
witch history starts at the 17th century. In the church we will receive a guided
tour, and we get to hear the story about the gorgeous alter painting, and about
the beautiful organ decorated in Sami ornaments, such as horn from reindeer and
the northic blond Birchwood. After the churchtour, we continue to the Sami
Museum and here we get to hear more about the Sami cultural. Our guide will tell
us about the traditional Sami costumes, the interesting sami mythology and about
the beautiful sami handy craft. Finally, our guide will take us in the Lavu,
the traditional Sami tipi. Here we will hear more about the sami culture, and
about the sami traditions. Here we have our luch, and we eat it sitting on warm
reindeer skins around the sparking fire. And while you enjoy the hot black
coffee after the meal in the Lavu, there will be a performance in the Sami way
of singing, the traditional Sami yojk.
After a quick check-in, itís straight to the Absolute Ice bar for a welcoming
drink in glasses of Ice. You are going to stay in the Ice suites at the
Icehotel. All of them individually sculptured by Ice artists from all around the
world. You will be lying on beds of ice, covered with Reindeer skins in really
warm sleeping bags. The -5 degrees Celsius, the total silence, the whiteness and
the ice sculptures in the Ice suites will make you feel as you are already
dreaming, before you even close your eyes.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019