Ice Driving in Sweden

Various dates in Jan/Feb 2020 (See below)

Our 4 day all-inclusive Ice Driving Packages include flights, transfers, hotels, meals, & two full days of driving in the most breath-taking environment on a frozen lake in Sweden. This experience is open to all drivers of all abilities and includes free optional on-demand tuition. 

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What is Included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick or Manchester to Oslo Gardermoen
  • Hotel for 3 nights on a B&B basis
  • Airport transfers with light refreshments to and from Oslo to your hotel near the lake
  • All meals including lunchtime meals at the lake and evening meals at your hotel
  • 2 full days of unlimited ice driving (09.30 –16.00) in FWD, RWD and 4WD cars with FREE on-demand tuition 
  • Group N rally car driving experience
  • Ice Karting Grand Prix
  • Daily transfers to and from your hotel to the lake 
  • Your own Classic GT Tour Managers with you throughout your trip

 

Tour Prices

From £1995.00

Per person based on two sharing lake cars and a twin/double room

From £2155.00

based on a single room accommodation but sharing lake cars

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Overview

The 2020 Ice Driving Experience dates are:

GROUPS OUTBOUND DATE RETURN DATE AVAILABILITY
Expedition 1 Friday 31st January Monday 3rd February GROUP FULLY BOOKED
Expedition 2 Monday 3rd February Thursday 6th February GROUP FULLY BOOKED
Expedition 3 Friday 7th February Monday 10th February GROUP FULLY BOOKED
Expedition 4 Friday 14th February Monday 17th February ONLY 5 SPACES AVAILABLE


Subject to demand, additional groups may be opened for Ice Driving 2020. If you would like to discuss bespoke groups or corporate bookings, please feel free to email us for further information.

Ice Driving with CGT

2020 will be our 10th year Ice Driving!

We have been visiting the same lake and offering our Ice Driving package since 2009 meaning we have mastered all the elements to make your trip a memorable one.

From the minute you make your decision to book with us, we sort and arrange absolutely everything to make your trip as special as it can be including flights, transfers, hotels, cars on the lake and even your meals.

Upon arrival at Oslo Gardermoen, you will be met by your very own Tour Managers who will then drive you to the Kjølen hotel and proceed to look after you throughout your trip.

At the lake, you are handed the keys to a selection of cars enabling you to show off your skills before perfecting your technique with the complimentary tuition on both days on the lake.

You will be given the opportunity to drive front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive cars allowing you to have a lot of fun but also to master the skill of controlling an array of cars at speed on the ice.

The top layer of snow and ice is brushed and carved daily to produce two large circuits, a slalom area and doughnut circuits to perfect car control in the most breathtaking environment.

Please note, if you would prefer to fly from alternative airports please let us know and we would be pleased to arrange it for you. 

Ice Driving in Sweden

The Driving

Ice driving is open to all drivers of all abilities. There are no expectations or requirements for previous levels of driving and staff are on hand at all times to offer support, advice and tuition on demand. You can expect to spin many times and probably require digging out (or even being towed out) of snow-banks, but that’s okay, it’s all part of the fun and learning!

Before jumping into the cars, there is a short but informative driver briefing on the first day. The purpose of this briefing is to prepare you for your two days of driving with an understanding of the handling characteristics you’re most likely to encounter. Your Tour Managers will then arrange for all drivers to drive all cars on each day with 30-minute car rotations before swapping to the next car. You will be behind the wheel of the cars at your own devices for an average of 4- 5 hours per day!

We stop for a coffee break mid-morning and a lunch break on both days allowing the opportunity to ask the staff for advice or compare techniques with your fellow drivers.

The cars are intentionally variable in size, weight and drive train (front, rear or four-wheel drive). You can expect to drive BMW 3 Series’, Z4s and 1 Series’ plus Suzuki Swifts, Subaru Imprezas and the incredible Ice Karts!

You will often find that the same models of cars are fitted with varying standards of tyres, from mid-range winter tyres, through to top-of-the-range studded ice and snow tyres granting fantastic levels of grip. Each car will offer different handling characteristics that will naturally teach you about under-steer, over-steer, throttle control and braking on extremely variable surfaces.

We can assure you that you will end your experience a better driver with a more comprehensive understanding of car control but above all, you are pretty much guaranteed to go home with a huge smile on your face.

Ice Driving is possibly the most fun you can have on four wheels!

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Common Questions:

We drive on a lake??
Yes, we do. The lake we use is called Södra Lötsjön which is in the region of Darlana in Sweden and has been used for Ice Driving in the winter months since the 1960s when it was an official testing facility for Volvo. The lake has a maximum depth of just 12 metres making it perfect for a consistent frozen surface.

Who is Ice Driving for?
Ice driving is open for everyone that wants to try it. There is absolutely no pre-requisite for any advanced driving ability or previous experience to partake. Ice driving is often used as a pre-season activity for racing drivers as it offers the perfect skill sharpening training for car control. Once you’ve mastered driving on ice, you can pretty much master driving on any surface. We can guarantee that regardless of your existing driving ability, you will go home from this experience as a better driver.

How cold will it be?
Typically on the lake temperatures are around -10c, however, this can be very changeable. The coldest we’ve experienced is close to -30c and some days we’ve seen temperatures of +3c. We offer plenty of advice on what to pack for the trip well ahead of time. It’s worth noting that due to extremely low humidity (moisture in the air) even at it’s coldest temperatures, the environment is surprisingly pleasant.

Can I do this on my own?
Yes, you can. We do welcome single drivers, however, as our trips are priced on the basis of two people sharing a hotel room, there will be an additional supplement to pay if you’re taking a room on your own (to make up for that missing additional person). On the lake, you will be paired up with another single driver but we’ll do our best to make sure you’re well-matched and we’ll give you a good chance to get to know each other first. 

Ice Driving

Secure your place for just £250

As with all Classic Grand Touring & Automotive Event Co tours, trips and events, bookings can be secured with a deposit of £250 per person. The final balance for the trip is not required until around 8 weeks before we travel and can be paid as one lump sum or in instalments ahead of this time if you prefer.

Subject to demand, additional groups may be opened for Ice Driving 2020. If you would like to discuss bespoke groups or corporate bookings, please feel free to email us for further information.

All bookings are ATOL and ABTOT protected as standard in compliance with UK travel law.


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How to book or reserve your place on any of our events, trips & tours:
Booking your place on this event couldn't be easier. The first step would be to complete the online enquiry form and we'll call you back to get you signed up.

Once we have discussed your individual options, we will send you a booking form which when completed gives us all the necessary information about you, your co-driver and your car as well as other useful extras such as dietary requirements and special requests that you might have.

You can secure a place on any of our tours, road trips or driving adventures with a deposit of just £250 per person. There's no need to worry about paying anything more until the final balance is due (usually around 8 weeks before we travel) and you're welcome to pay your final before that date if preferred. If the event you wish to join is within the next 8 weeks, we will require the full payment to be made at the time of your booking.

Prefer to have a chat over the phone? Give us a call on 01926 675 675

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Minimum numbers 
We have a minimum number of participants required for all of our events enabling them to be viable for us to run - this is usually 10 cars unless stated otherwise. In the event that we don't reach the minimum numbers, the tour may be cancelled at which point your booking deposit will be refunded to you, or if preferred, allocated to another event of your choice.

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You're Protected
As with all of our tours and events, this tour is protected by our ABTOT bonding and we provide financial security for flight-inclusive tours with our very own ATOL. For more information on our travel bonding, please see our dedicated webpage: https://www.classicgt.co.uk/travel-bonding/ 

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Itinerary



DAY 1 - Your expedition begins as you board your morning flight to Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be greeted by our Classic GT Tour Managers who will be on hand to assist throughout the trip. You will be driven in comfort to the hotel in Trysil, our base for the next three nights. This evening’s dinner will be at the Kjølen hotel where your Tour Managers will brief you on what to expect over the next two days on the lake.



DAY 2 - After breakfast, the Classic GT minibuses will be ready to take you to the lake for your first full day of driving on ice! Upon arrival, you will have a short session on driving techniques before your first laps on the stunning frozen lake. We will be driving all day with a stop for lunch. To round off the day, you will compete in the Classic GT Ice Driving Cup in fully ice prepared go-karts with studded tyres. After a fantastic first day on the lake, we head back to the hotel in time for dinner.



DAY 3 - Once again, after breakfast, we will depart for the lake for our second full day of Ice Driving. Today we have arranged for you to get behind the wheel of a fully prepared rally car. You will have a sighting lap with an instructor before being let loose on the large outer circuit. In the afternoon we arrange some timed laps for you to compete in against your co-driver and at the end of the day, there will be a prize giving with prizes not just for the fastest times, before we head back to the hotel for our finale dinner.



DAY 4 – After a final breakfast, The Classic GT minibuses will be warm and ready to take you on one last scenic drive to Oslo Gardermoen in time to catch your flight back to the UK. Your Tour Managers will be with you right up to the point of checking-in to ensure everything runs smoothly before your flight. Want to stay longer? We can certainly help with that too. As with all of our trips, almost everything is able to be customised.

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