So, I'm back and kicking off my blogging again by sharing my amazing trip with you all. Hopefully this post will inspire to to visit Jukkasjarvi too! Last weekend my Mom and I went to the Ice Hotel in Sweden, It was absolutely the most amazing place i've ever been to and I have so many wonderful memories to keep forever. I really recommend everyone to visit, you really will not regret it.
We stayed for 3 nights and packed as much as possible into our holiday. On our first night we had a trip through the forest on snowmobiles in search of the Northern Lights. We didn't get to see the lights but it still was an incredible trip, we got to eat dinner in a log cabin heated by an open fire, before returning to the hotel. The best part of the excursion was that I got to drive our snowmobile, which was so fantastic. I loved every minute of it.
The next day we had signed up for a Reindeer excursion, which again was another unforgettable experience. We got to ride reindeer sledges, eat a reindeer sandwich in a traditional Sami tent and we also had a go a lassoing the reindeers. It was great fun and we definitly had a great time.
Our second night was also our turn in the Ice Hotel. We were in the Ice Suite 303, the Spooning Suite, which was based around a cutlery drawer. I have to be honest, sleeping in the ice room was not for me, I didn't like it very much but I am definitly glad I tried it. The Ice Hotel itself is incredible and you can't walk more than 10 feet before you say WOW! We also had cocktails in the Ice Bar, served in glasses made of ice (Of Course!)
On our final full day in Sweden, we got to do something me and my Mom were most excited about in the run up to our trip. A ride on a husky sledge, and let me tell you, it definitely didn't disappoint. The dogs were the most adorable animals. They loved being fussed and were just brilliant. We stopped halfway through our journey through the forest for coffee and cake by a campfire. Absolutely incredible!
I can't stress enough how brilliant our 4 days were, everything far exceeded our expectations and I know that both my Mom and I will struggle to find anything to top this. The Swedish people were amazing, they couldn't do enough for you, everything was so well organised and more importantly there was absolutely nothing we didn't like. If you ever get the chance to go, please do! I promise you will have a fantastic time!
If I haven't bored you with my pictures here, you can see the rest of them HERE in my public facebook album!