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SWEDEN

EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS REIMAGINED

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19, a temporary restriction on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force prohibiting US Citizens from traveling to Sweden.

ADVENTURE TRAVEL ICE DRIVE


To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19, a temporary restriction on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force prohibiting US Citizens from traveling to Sweden.

Range Rover Sport driving across a frozen track.

AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME ​

Put the world’s most capable vehicles through their paces on a frozen lake track and take your driving skills to the next level.

  • ICE DRIVE​

    Available as either a 3-day weekend experience or 4-day mid-week experience, this is the perfect introduction to the thrilling art of ice driving. Set against a stunning Arctic backdrop, test your limits over the various ice tracks.

  • ICE DRIVE ADVANCED

    Also offered as a 3-day weekend experience or 4-day mid-week experience, Ice Drive Advanced is tailored to returning guests or those with previous ice driving experience. Put a range of Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles through technical challenges and make the most of some one-on-one instruction.

CONTACT US​

This program is delivered in English. Our offices are open from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (GMT) 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST) Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Local charges may apply.​

Telephone: +44 207 291 5253
Email: iceacademy@quintessentially.com

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19, a temporary restriction on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force prohibiting US Citizens from traveling to Sweden.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -

  • What measures have been put in place due to COVID-19?

    Currently, a temporary travel restriction on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force prohibiting US Citizens from traveling to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19. More information on the restriction can be found on: https://se.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/.

    Please note that government guidelines are changing frequently and we are constantly monitoring the situation and responding to the requirements.

    Please contact us for more information:

    E-mail: iceacademy@quintessentially.com or Telephone: +44 207 291 5253 (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (GMT) / 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST) Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Local operator charges may apply.

  • Who operates the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy?

    Quintessentially Travel operates the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover, who provide the vehicles and the qualified Jaguar Land Rover Experience driving instructors. The drive program and ice tracks have been designed by Jaguar Land Rover and an on-site team will be on hand should you need anything either before or during your time with us in Sweden.

    What language is the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy delivered in?

    The program is delivered in English.

    Do I need to have a certain level of physical fitness to take part?

    To participate in the Driving Experience, you should ensure that you do not know of any circumstances that would disqualify you from driving such as chronic back problems (or similar conditions), mental conditions that might impair your ability to drive, poor eyesight that doesn’t meet the standards for driving, pregnancy or heart problems.

    Can I participate in the Ice Academy as a non-driver?

    Yes. We offer an entertaining alternative program for guests choosing not to drive. Our Ice Drive and Ice Drive Advanced programs allow you to purchase non-driver places as an add-on to a driving place. You will be sharing accommodation with the lead guest. We are not able to provide non-driver places on the Ice Drive SV Exclusive program. For more information, please contact our operating partner, Quintessentially Travel:
    E-mail: iceacademy@quintessentially.com or Telephone: +44 207 291 5253 (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (GMT) / 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST) Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Local operator charges may apply..

    What is the maximum group size on each driving experience?

    To provide a more exclusive and engaging experience, we aim to keep the group size on the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy to 20 guests (two per vehicle). However, depending on demand, it may be increased to up to 30 guests per group.

    What other activities are available?

    There are optional dog-sledding, snowmobile tours and Arctic Circle Drive (for an extra charge), which can be pre-booked when booking your place on the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy. For more information about these and any other activities on offer, please contact our operating partner, Quintessentially Travel:
    E-mail: iceacademy@quintessentially.com or Telephone: +44 207 291 5253 (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (GMT) / 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST) Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Local operator charges may apply.
  • When do the bookings close?

    Bookings will be closed 4 weeks prior to rotation start date.

    Do I need to purchase extra insurance to be able to drive?

    Additional vehicle insurance is not required but it is mandatory for guests to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Should you have any queries around this please contact our operating partner, Quintessentially Travel:
    E-mail: iceacademy@quintessentially.com or Telephone: +44 207 291 5253 (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (GMT) / 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST) Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Local operator charges may apply.

    What is included in the price of the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy?

    General inclusions are as follows:
    • All driving activities
    • Hotel accommodation (with a double bed)
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Drinks with meals
    • 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 included with all meals.

    What isn’t included in the price of the driving experience?

    • Flights, meals and drinks that are not specified in the program
    • Optional activities (for example: Hot Lap upgrades, Arctic Circle Drive, Husky Tour and snowmobile tours)
    • Visa fees (if applicable)
    • Travel insurances
    • Any pre or post-trip arrangements that deviate from the itinerary.
  • Who does the driving?

    You do! There will be a team of Jaguar Land Rover Experience instructors on hand to provide expert guidance and instruction, but you are behind the wheel.

    I’ve never driven a vehicle on ice before — can I still participate in the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy?

    Absolutely — the driving activities are designed for drivers of all abilities. You will receive thorough driver briefings, and our team of expert Jaguar Land Rover Experience instructors will be on hand to provide expert guidance and instruction on the ice via two-way radios fitted in each vehicle. For the Advanced programs, previous Ice Driving experience is strongly advised.

    What vehicles will I be driving?

    • Ice Drive: • The Jaguar F-TYPE R, Jaguar F-PACE, Range Rover Sport

    • Ice Drive+: • The Jaguar F-TYPE R, Jaguar F-PACE, Range Rover Sport

    • Ice Drive Advanced: • The Jaguar F-TYPE R, Jaguar F-PACE, Range Rover Sport. Including some sessions in: The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR (20MY) Jaguar F-PACE SVR, Jaguar XE SV Project 8, Land Rover Defender and a passenger hot lap in the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy

    • Ice Drive Advanced +: • The Jaguar F-TYPE R, Jaguar F-PACE, Range Rover Sport. Including some sessions in: The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR (20MY) Jaguar F-PACE SVR, Jaguar XE SV Project 8, Land Rover Defender and a passenger hot lap in the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy

    Occasionally we may need to change or substitute the vehicles specified, due to circumstances beyond our control, and we reserve the right to do so.

    Are the vehicles manual or automatic?

    All vehicles on this program are automatic.

    Are the vehicles left- or right-hand drive?

    The vehicles are a mix of right- and left-hand drive. Clients who are not comfortable driving on a specific side of the vehicle are welcome to inform the instructor teams who will do their best to accommodate their requirements.

    What is the minimum age for participation?

    Minimum participation age is 21 with 3 years full license to fulfill the criteria for driving on the Ice Lake. For activities which include driving on the public road (i.e. the Arctic Circle Drive add on), the participation age is 25 with 3 years full license.

    What type of driver’s license will I need?

    All drivers must hold a full and valid driving license. You will be sent a web link to an online form, which you must complete in advance in order to verify the status of your license.

    All drivers must have at least three (3) years uninterrupted driving experience on a full license without serious accident or conviction in the last two (2) years. All drivers must be over the age of 25 and have no more than 6 current penalty points on their license (where applicable) to enable them to participate in any on-road requirements of the course. You must notify us if you have more than 6 penalty points on your driving license.

    How many people are in each vehicle?

    On the Ice Drive and Ice Drive+ programs there will be two guests per vehicle. On the Advanced programs there will be elements of 1:1 instruction with one of the Jaguar Land Rover Instructors. Please refer to the US embassy COVID-19 guidelines if you are a solo traveler.
  • If I am traveling by myself will I have my own vehicle?

    No. As a single traveler, you will be paired with another guest in your vehicle. You will have your own hotel room throughout. Please refer to the US embassy COVID-19 guidelines.

    Are children allowed to join the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy?

    The Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy is not suitable for children due to safety reasons and the extreme climate conditions in the destination.

    Which types of beds are available?

    We offer double beds in all rooms. Single or twin beds are not available.

    Do I require a visa?

    Most countries outside of the EU require a visa for travel to Sweden and the EU. Kindly contact your local consulate to check on your specific requirements. Should you require an invitation to receive your visa, kindly inform Quintessentially Travel who will provide you with this.

    Which currency is used in Sweden?

    The local currency is Swedish krona (SEK).

    Whom can I contact if I require assistance with flight bookings or travel insurance?

    Quintessentially Travel, our operating partner, will gladly assist you with booking your flights and travel insurance. As a full service Travel Agency they'll be more than happy to enhance your Ice Academy experience and take it above and beyond. They can be contacted as follows:
    E-mail: iceacademy@quintessentially.com or Telephone: +44 207 291 5253 (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (GMT) / 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST) Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Local operator charges may apply.

    Do I need special clothing?

    The temperatures at the driving event may fall to -22°F or lower and we therefore ask you to ensure that you bring appropriate warm, weatherproof clothing and footwear. Clothing is not provided and therefore we recommend all participants bring the following items:
    • Warm hat
    • Warm gloves
    • Woolly scarf
    • Thermal base layer (long-sleeved / long-legged)
    • A good insulated jacket
    • Woolly sweater or fleece jacket
    • Some additional lightweight layers to add as required
    • Sturdy, comfortable footwear (suitable for driving)
    • Sunglasses

    What is the dress code for evenings?

    Evening dress code is casual.

    What happens if the weather is not ideal for ice driving?

    Should the weather lead to a closure of the ice field for safety reasons, an alternative program will be offered.

    Am I allowed to bring a camera or video camera?

    Yes, of course, but please note the Jaguar and Land Rover Ice Academy takes place at a secret Jaguar Land Rover cold climate testing facility, so some photography restrictions will apply. Drones are not allowed.

ADVENTURE TRAVEL LAPLAND

AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME​

The perfect mix of driving experiences and traditional Scandinavian cultural activities. Whether you’re a driving enthusiast or looking for a true Arctic adventure, get ready to discover the best of Lapland.​

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All fees will be charged in euros. Please consult your bank and/or credit card company since you may be charged a foreign exchange fee for this transaction. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be available to drive on the day.


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Important note: 

The images shown here are for illustration purposes only and should there be any ambiguity regarding the program, the written itinerary will be taken as the more accurate interpretation of the trip. We reserve the right to alter the travel route and/or replace the tour operator with similar alternatives.