Ice Driving Sweden                                    March 2-5, 9-12, 16-19

We have all done it at some point in our lives, found a nice big empty car park covered with snow and taken our car in there and practiced our Scandinavian flicks and handbrake turns, great fun but nowhere near as much fun as a weekend with the professionals in the far north of Sweden.

Our Ice driving experience takes place in the beautiful ski village of Are, voted by Conde Nast traveller magazine as one of the ten top places to ski in the world. Here you will be able to take control of the latest Audi Quattro’s and with the help of some of the most experienced ice driving professionals you will soon be driving flat out sideways on a frozen lake. Honing your skills and enjoying the experience of losing grip and controlling a graceful slide around each corner. To finish off the weekend you will enjoy a snowmobile safari through some stunning scenery.

With almost 100km of slopes and guaranteed snow you may wish to extend your stay for a few days and enjoy some of the best skiing around.

We have a number of options for you, Take the Harwich to Holland ferry and spend 4 days driving through Holland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, enjoy your ice driving experience and then return the same way. Alternatively fly direct to either Osterund Are Airport or Trondheim in Norway where you will be met and transported to your hotel.


Ice Driving Package

Day 1 Friday

Arrive at the hotel, relax at the bar, enjoy dinner and the hotel facilities and get ready for an early breakfast Saturday.


Day 2 Saturday

Full day of ice driving to include the following:

Braking tests

Slalom to familiarise drivers to cars and conditions

Fast lane change

Lunch

Handling track - understeer/oversteer to develop ultimate car control

Return to hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.

  
  

Day 3 Sunday

Further advanced training then the opportunity to challenge yourself as you put your new found skills to the test or compete against others in an ice driving challenge.

Lunch

Snowmobile safari.

This will take you through the unbelievable tranquility of the wilderness as you head out across frozen lakes and forest tracks. A guide will take you across snow packed hills and into valleys that open out to the vast expanse of frozen lakes. Enjoy this stunning environment close at hand, perhaps you might see some of the local wildlife such as Lynx, Elk and Moose. A perfect way to unwind after the adrenaline filled excitement of ice driving.

 
Day 4 Monday
Check out and head back home or add in a few extra days and enjoy the skiing.
  

 

Accommodation

Each of the three hotels we use offer first class hospitality, stylish Scandanavian decor, spa facilities, stunning views and exceptional dining on local cuisine such as Moose, Deer and Trout.

Copper Hill Mountain Lodge

Located just a few miles from Are and voted best Ski hotel in 2014, 15. With its own spa hot springs inside and out, a sauna, gym and spa treatments, panoramic mountain views, restaurant, bar and lounge, and for those wanting to ski, it's own ski in and out areas.

Holiday Club Resort Are

A 4* hotel located in the centre of Are. Great views of the mountains and lakes and access to sauna world where guests can enjoy pools, saunas, waterslides and spa.

 

Hotel Aregarden

Right in the centre of Are. fabulous views of the mountains and lakes. With a bar, 2 restaurants and a nightclub you will be sure of a genuine Alpine atmosphere. Aregarden offers all its guest access to the neighbouring Relax and Spa facility.


Self drive package

Our self drive package gives you four days to enjoy driving through Holland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden before arrival at the ski resort of Are. The overnight locations have been selected to break the journey into manageable distances and provide quick access from the main routes. 

Please note driving in Sweden at this time of year the law requires winter tyres to be fitted to your car.  

Monday

Overnight Ferry crossing, Harwich to Hook of Holland. Premium cabin, priority embarkation and disembarkation, lounge access and breakfast included.

Tuesday

Arrive Holland 08:00 local time.

Drive to the island of Fehmarn, Germany 670 km.

Around 6hr. 30min. driving time

Wednesday

Fehmarn to Johnkoping, Denmark 510 km.

Around 6hr. 00min. driving time via the Putgarden to Rodby Ferry crossing and the 16 km. Oresund bridge and tunnel (made famous by the Scandanavian TV series "the Bridge") between Denmark and Sweden.

Thursday

Jonkoping to Mora 430 km.

Around 5hr. 30min. driving time

Friday

Mora to Are 370 km.

Around 4hr. 45min. driving time

Return journey

Monday

Are to Malung 448 km.

Around 5hr. 45min. driving time.

Tuesday

Malung to Halmstadt 539 km.

Around 6hr. 20 min. driving time.

Wednesday

Halmstadt to Hamburg 503 km.

Around 6hr. 10 min. driving time.

Thursday

Hamburg to Hook of Holland

516 km.

Around 5hr. 00 min. driving time.

Overnight ferry to Harwich 

Friday

Arrive Harwich 06:30

 

Price

Ice Driving Package

Option 1

£3390.00 For 1 person participating in the ice driving and 1 guest. Includes the snow mobile safari for the participating driver and guest.

Option 2

£4240.00 for 2 persons participating in the ice driving. Snowmobile safari for both participating persons.

What is included

Accommodation for 3 nights, dinner Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday, breakfast Monday. 10 hours driving in Audi Quatros (various models), snowmobile safari for two persons.

What is not included

Return flights, drinks, incidentals bar costs and any other miscellaneous costs such as ski passes etc. If arriving Trondheim airport then a surcharge is applicable for Airport transfer to the hotel.

Additional Self drive package

£1745.00

What is included

Harwich to Hook of Holland return ferry crossing for a car up to 2m. high and 2 passengers, priority embarkation and disembarkation, lounge access, premium cabin and breakfast. Double room and breakfast for two persons in each of the 3* or 4* Hotel overnight stops.

What is not included

Additional road tolls and ferry charges, lunch, dinner and any other miscellaneous costs.

Deposit

A non refundable deposit, package dependent, as below:

Ice Driving Package

Option 1 £1695.00

Option 2 £2120.00

Self drive package £875.00

To Book

Call us on 01235 797200 or Click Here

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