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ICE DRIVE

Experience the exhilarating thrill of ice driving from behind the wheel of the latest Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

THE ICE DRIVE CHALLENGE AWAITS

Taking place over specially prepared ice tracks, the Ice Drive has our expert instructors elevating your driving skills to a whole new level, enabling you to put some of the world’s most capable vehicles through their paces.

ICE DRIVE – 3-DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arriving in Arvidsjaur, you will be driven to the Hotel Silverhatten which offers stunning views over Lake Hornavan and the surrounding pines. Enjoy drinks and dinner with your fellow guests.

DAY 2

After breakfast and a briefing, you will head out onto the frozen lake for your first session. This is when the fun really starts as you learn how to maintain a constant skid angle.

DAY 3

A quick morning briefing and it’s back out on the ice to face some of the trickier tracks. This will be followed by a tour of the secret winter testing facility and an exciting off-road challenge.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Not quite ready for your Scandinavian adventure to end? Why not sign up for additional activities in advance? Choose from an Arctic Circle Drive, a snow mobile safari or an authentic husky sled tour.

Available at an additional cost

ICE DRIVE+ – 4-DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arriving in Arvidsjaur, you will be driven to the Hotel Silverhatten which offers stunning views over Lake Hornavan and the surrounding pines. Enjoy drinks and dinner with your fellow guests.

DAY 2

After breakfast and a briefing, you will head out onto the frozen lake for your first session. This is when the fun really starts as you learn how to maintain a constant skid angle.

DAY 3

A quick morning briefing and it’s back out on the ice to face some of the trickier tracks. This will be followed by a tour of the secret winter testing facility and an exciting off-road challenge.

DAY 4

After your morning briefing, it’s a final chance to see how far you’ve come and how much you’ve learned as you power slide your way around the various handling circuits for one last time.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Not quite ready for your Scandinavian adventure to end? Why not sign up for additional activities in advance? Choose from an Arctic Circle Drive, a snow mobile safari or an authentic husky sled tour.

Available at an additional cost

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BOOK YOUR EXPERIENCE

ICE DRIVE

Experience extreme winter driving at the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy on the edge of the Arctic Circle. An amazing long weekend of action-packed driving on our frozen lake and snow tracks where you’ll learn the art of drifting and power sliding under full control. 3 nights stay, minimum 2 days driving.

ICE DRIVE+

Experience extreme winter driving at the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy on the edge of the Arctic Circle. An amazing 3 days of action-packed driving on our frozen lake and snow tracks where you’ll learn the art of drifting and power sliding under full control. 4 nights hotel accommodation, minimum 3 days driving.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ADVENTURE

ICE ACADEMY JACKET

Light enough to wear while driving, warm enough to shrug off wind, rain and snow. The Jaguar-branded Ice Academy jacket will always remind you of your Arctic experience.

ARCTIC CIRCLE DRIVE

Use your newly-acquired vehicle control skills as you explore the Arctic landscape. Memories of the light, the stillness and the vistas will stay with you forever.

HUSKY RIDE

Swap Jaguar power for husky power and enjoy the thrilling sensation of controlling a well-trained dog sled team as it races through the snowy wilderness.

SNOW SAFARI

Take the controls of a powerful snowmobile for an exhilarating journey of exploration through the pine forests and snow-filled landscapes of Arjeplog.

‡Available at an additional cost

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Telephone: 1 888 535 8588 | E-mail: adventures@rsvpjlr.com

GENERAL

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  • 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. Travel insurance can be purchased via our operating agency, Zerotwonine GmbH. E-mail: jlriceacademy@029-travel.com or Telephone: +49 69 460 97 47 47 (09h00 – 18h00 (CET), Monday to Friday, excluding locally relevant holidays. Local operator charges may apply.
  • What is included in the price of the Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy?
    General inclusions are as follows: 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, optional activities (for example dog sledding and snowmobile tours) visa fees (if applicable), travel insurances and any pre or post-trip arrangements that deviate from the itinerary.

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  • I’ve never driven a vehicle on ice before, can I still participate in the Jaguar 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:
    F-TYPE V6, F-PACE, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar



    Ice Drive+:
    F-TYPE V6, F-TYPE V8, F-PACE, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar



    Ice Drive Advanced:
    F-TYPE V6, F-TYPE V8, F-PACE, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar



    Ice Drive Advanced +:
    F-TYPE V6, F-TYPE V8, F-TYPE V8 SVR, F-PACE, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar



    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 in the program are automatic.
  • Are the vehicles left- or right-hand drive?
    The vehicles are a mix of left- and right-hand drive. Guests 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 your requirements.
  • What is the minimum age for participation?
    Minimum participation age is 21 years with 3 years full license or 23 years with 1 year full license.
  • What type of driver’s license will I need?
    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 uninterrupted driving experience on a full license without serious accident or conviction in the last two (2) years, or at least one (1) year uninterrupted driving experience on a full license without serious accident or conviction in that time, if the driver is aged 23 years or older.
  • 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.
  • How many people are in each vehicle?
    There will be two guests per vehicle. On the advanced programs, there will be elements of 1:1 instruction.
  • Who does the driving?
    You do! There will be a team of Jaguar Land Rover Experience instructors on hand to provide expert guidance, but you are behind the wheel.

TRAVELING

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 30 guests (two per vehicle) and 20 guests for Ice Drive Advanced and Advanced +.
  • 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?
    U.S. citizens can travel to Sweden on a U.S. 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 U.S. 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).
  • Whom can I contact if I require assistance with flight bookings or travel insurance?
    Zerotwonine GmbH, our operating partner, will gladly assist you with booking your flights and travel insurance. They can be contacted as follows:

    E-mail: jlriceacademy@029-travel.com
    Telephone: +49 69 460 97 47 47
    Monday to Friday
    9am – 6pm Central European Time (+6 hrs U.S. EST; +9hrs U.S. PST)
  • Do I need special clothing?
    The temperature 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

    Warm 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 happens if the weather is not ideal for ice driving?
    If the weather leads to a closure of the ice field for safety reasons, an alternative driving program will be offered.
  • 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 the secret cold climate testing facility of Jaguar Land Rover, so some photography restrictions will apply.
  • 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. For more information on these and any other activities on offer, please ask while you’re there.

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.

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