A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE AWAITS
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 is followed by a chance to familiarize 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 specialties 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 tour, 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.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE JAGUAR LAND ROVER ICE ACADEMY?
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 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, visa fees (if applicable), travel insurance, snowmobile tour, husky tour and any pre- or post-trip arrangements that deviate from the itinerary.
Should you wish to know when further rotations become available, click here and we will be in contact with you. Please see full Terms and Conditions Below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -
Who operates the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy?
The Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy is operated by Zerotwonine GmbH who are licensed and authorized by Jaguar Land Rover to organize and provide the contracted services for participants. The drive program is delivered by qualified Jaguar Land Rover Experience driving instructors and uses the latest Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. An on-site manager will also oversee all aspects of your driving experience to ensure it runs smoothly.
What is the minimum age for participation?
Minimum participation age is 23 years.
What is the maximum group size on each driving experience?
To provide a more exclusive and engaging experience, the maximum group size on the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy is 20 guests (two per vehicle).
Who does the driving?
You do! There will be a team of Jaguar Land Rover Experience instructors on hand to provide expert guidance and tuition, but you are behind the wheel.
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.
All drivers must hold a full and valid driving license. You will be required to complete a driving license declaration form at your welcome briefing. Your driving license needs to be valid and current and must be brought and produced on the day of the experience.
All drivers must have at least three (3) years of uninterrupted driving experience on a full license without a serious accident or conviction in the last two (2) years.
Additional vehicle insurance is not required but it is mandatory for guests to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy.
- Ice Drive:
- F-TYPE S; F-TYPE R AWD; F-PACE; Range Rover Sport.
- 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.
All vehicles in the program are automatic.
Should the weather lead to a closure of the ice field for safety reasons, an alternative driving program will be offered.
There will be two guests per vehicle.
If I am traveling by myself will I have my own vehicle?
No. As a single traveler, you will be paired in your vehicle with another guest. You will have your own hotel room throughout the Driving Experience.
- Ice Drive:
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 which would disqualify you from driving such as chronic back problems (or similar conditions), mental conditions which might impair your ability to drive, poor eyesight, pregnancy or heart problems.
Are children allowed to join the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy?The Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy is not suitable for children due to safety reasons and the extreme climate conditions expected at the destination.
Do I need special clothing?
The temperature at the driving event may fall to -30°C 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 sleeves / long legs)
- A good insulated jacket
- Wool sweater or fleece jacket
- Some additional lightweight layers to add as required
- Sturdy, comfortable footwear (suitable for driving)
What other activities are available?
There are optional dog sledding and snowmobile tours (both at an extra charge), which can be pre-booked when booking your place in the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy.
Do I require a visa?
Canadian citizens can travel to Sweden on a Canadian passport, which must be valid for at least three months beyond the period of the stay. A visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days. If you are not a Canadian citizen, please contact your local Swedish consulate to check on your specific requirements.
Which currency is used in Sweden?
The local currency is Swedish Krona (SEK).
Am I allowed to bring a camera or video camera?
Yes of course, but please note the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy takes place at a Jaguar Land Rover secret cold climate testing facility, so some photography restrictions will apply.
What language is the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy delivered in?
The program is delivered in English.
Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be available to drive on the day.
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