€ 3 490
4 nights stay, 3 days drivingMonday – Friday
4 nights stay, 3 days drivingMonday – Friday
Vast frozen lakes as far as the eye can see. Snow dusted pines sparkling beneath the Aurora Borealis. A stark and shatteringly beautiful world of ice. This sub-zero wilderness on the very edge of the Arctic Circle is home to our extreme cold climate testing facility where we push our vehicles to their limits.
Now it’s your turn. At the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy near Arjeplog in Swedish Lapland you’ll drive the awesome Jaguar F-TYPE, F-PACE and the iconic Range Rover Sport on frozen lakes and specially prepared ice tracks.
Our expert instructors will take your driving skills to another level, giving you the confidence to put some of the world’s most capable and refined vehicles through their paces in some of the world’s most demanding conditions.
Arrive at Arvidsjaur Airport at the edge of the Arctic Circle, where you’ll be greeted by a member of our team, and driven to the Hotel Silverhatten, a traditional Swedish hotel high on a hillside with inspiring views over Lake Hornavan.
After welcome drinks, and a chance to meet your fellow drivers, there’ll be an initial briefing followed by a delicious dinner in the Silverhatten restaurant. Relax and watch the sun slip below the horizon beyond the vast frozen lakes.
This is where the action really starts. You’ll come face to face with extreme winter driving on the ice tracks. A short briefing from your instructors, followed by a chance to familiarise yourself with the vehicles. And your first drive on the ice. You’ll start with learning how to maintain a constant skid angle and how to exit a drift under control. You’ll soon move on to the figure of eight circuit to practice linking your drifts together.
Lunch will be served in the specially built Jaguar Land Rover cabin on the banks of the lake, where you’ll have a much needed chance to catch your breath and sample some local delicacies.
Then it’s straight back on the ice for the dynamic slalom and precision drifting. By the end of the day you’ll have a feel for the ice and be drifting with real confidence.
Back at the hotel, enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the dedicated Jaguar Land Rover Tipi Lounge and share stories over a wonderful three course dinner, where you’ll be able to try local specialities such as reindeer steaks with lingonberry sauce.
After a refresher on the skills from the previous day, you’ll progress to the more advanced handling circuits. Here you’ll tackle longer, more challenging tracks. Tighter turns will require greater drifting accuracy, more precision, more control and greater reading of the driving lines.
Lunch is served at the Jaguar Land Rover cabin, before a tour of the secret Jaguar Land Rover winter testing facility and an exciting off‑road drive. You’ll have a chance to experience the true off-road capability of the Range Rover Sport, as you learn how to tackle steep snow-covered slopes and frozen ruts on our off‑road trail. Then we’re back onto the frozen lake to hone your ice‑driving techniques.
Return to the hotel in the evening for a delicious well deserved dinner with drinks, and a chance to regale the day’s exploits.
After your morning briefing you’ll be able to push yourself to your limits on the various handling circuits. This is where all your new skills come together, with tight slippery bends and epic power slides.
After lunch at the Jaguar Land Rover cabin, you’ll get to experience the higher-powered vehicles, using your new found skills to master the handling circuits with confidence and composure.
You’ll finish the day with a white-knuckle ride as one of our pro-drivers takes you for a few exhilarating passenger laps of the track.
For pre-dinner drinks, it’s off to the amazing, other-worldly Iglootel, followed by an authentic farewell dinner at Tipi Ulak, a quaint and cosy wooden cabin on the edge of the pine forest. Reminisce and share stories of your amazing experience around the cosy log fire.
Before you leave Arjeplog, depending on your flight schedule, you will have the opportunity to take part in one of the optional activities (extra charge applicable): either hurtling through the pristine forests on a snowmobile, or a once-in-a-lifetime husky sleigh through the Arctic wilderness.
We transfer you to the airport, and wish you a safe flight home.
Set in acres of snowy Arctic wilderness in northern Sweden, the charming Hotel Silverhatten will be your base for your trip. Rest and relax in comfort with traditional Swedish cuisine and stunning views of the forests and lakes. You will be hosted by our friendly team who are dedicated to making your stay thoroughly enjoyable and memorable.
All driving activities, hotel accommodation (with a double bed), breakfast, lunch & dinner, drinks with meals, and airport transfers to/from Arvidsjaur Airport.
Please refer to your individual tour itinerary for the exact inclusions. Please note that due to the level of driving involved, alcohol is only included with your dinner and will be limited. Soft drinks, tea and coffee are served with all meals.
Flights, meals and drinks that are not specified in the programme, visa fees (if applicable), travel insurance, snowmobile tour, husky tour and any pre or post-trip arrangements that deviate from the itinerary.
For full Terms and Conditions download our T&C's PDF.