We spent a couple of full days snowmobiling, wondering at countryside that looked like Narnia; we went out on a dogsled and spent a day learning about Sami culture. We fed on reindeer meat - seemingly the staple diet of Lapland, breakfast smörgåsbords and Absolut vodka.
And we spent a night in the Ice Hotel itself - toasty warm in our sleeping bag, despite the -5°c of our room. The hotel's suites were in construction, thirteen planned in total, and you can see a few of them on the following pages.
The rest of the time we spent in an Aurora cabin, with a glass panel in the roof. The northern lights are truly beautiful - if waftier than we had expected - a magical and unforgettable experience, beyond our capacity to capture on camera.
We hope you enjoy this photographic tour.