Ice Driving Experience
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Ice Driving - The Ultimate Driving Experience

Training to drive on ice is an awe-inspiring experience like no other, where you slip out of grip and move into a graceful slide... Driving flat out on a frozen lake in the middle of Scandinavia - sideways!

Professional driving instruction on frozen lakes in the latest Audi Quattro’s and the freedom of open wilderness - one of the most stunning environments in the world. Ice Driving in Sweden is THE ultimate driving experience.

Ice Driving Experience

In the far north of Sweden lies a ski village called Are, also known as “the jewel of the Swedish mountains” and playing host to the largest continuous ski area north of the Alps, creating the perfect backdrop to experience driving at its best! Many World Rally championship teams choose to test their vehicle set ups here due to the abundance of ice and snow and the perfect extreme conditions.

For 2018 (January to March) we are able to offer you the opportunity to control the power of the Audi and experience the exhilaration of driving on ice. With 380 – 1100 studs on each tyre, these Audi’s are perfect to help you sharpen your line and car control. Our team of some of the most experienced ice and snow driving instructors will ensure you get the most out of your time on the ice, and develop your skills over the action-packed two day period. You will also experience the thrill of a snowmobile safari which is just as much fun as the ice driving!

Extend your stay with us and take advantage of the fantastic ski area that surrounds you. Voted by Conde Nast traveller magazine to be one of the top 10 places to ski in the world, host to The Alpine World Ski Championships in 2007 and an annual FIS World Cup skiing event, Are offers around 100kms slopes and guaranteed snow amongst stunning scenery.

Ice Driving Sweden - The Accommodation

From arrival to departure you will receive first-class hospitality in a choice of 2 hotels, both offering a warm welcome, stylish Scandinavian décor, stunning views and exceptional dining on local cuisine such as moose, deer and trout.

Bedrooms are spacious and clean with en-suite facilities

When you’re not driving top performance cars around the lake, relax in the hotel spa, unwind in hotel bar or experience some apres ski atmosphere in one of the many bars Are offers.

The Ice Driving Package

There are several different courses available including the race driving car control course, the combined ice driving and ski package at the fabulous nearby Are ski centre and the 3 night 2 day package suitable for individuals or groups which includes the snowmobile safari.

Package Itinery

Day 1

Arrive at Östersund / Åre Airport, or alternatively direct flight from Gatwick to Trondheim in Norway, You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel, where you can have supper and relax in the Sauna or jacuzzi before a good night’s sleep.

Day 2

After an early breakfast and classroom briefing, enjoy a full day of ice driving experience with Audi high performance cars, to include the following:-

  • Braking Tests
  • Slalom to familiarise drivers to cars and conditions
  • Fast lane change
  • Lunch
  • Handling Track – (understeer/oversteer) to develop ultimate car control

At the end of the day, return to your hotel where you can make use of the relaxation area and jacuzzi before dining in the restaurant.

Day 3

After a morning of advanced training on the ice, where you can put your new found skills to the test, challenge yourself to perfect your abilities or compete against your colleagues in an ice driving challenge.
After lunch you will move on to another adventure!
Experience the unbelievable tranquillity of the wilderness with an afternoon Snowmobile Safari on the frozen lakes and forest tracks. In the past our guests have been amazed at how much fun and excitement they have had on the snowmobiles, a perfect way to unwind after some intense driver training! A guide will take you across snow packed hills and valleys and then open up across the vast expanses of frozen lakes. Take in the environment at close hand, and see if you can spot the wildlife in its natural environment, such as Elk, Lynx and Moose!
Unwind in the spa or Jacuzzi before dinner.

Day 4

After breakfast check out and transfers to the airport.

The above package is £2495 and includes the ice driving course, 3 nights full board accommodation (3 levels of hotel available), transfers to and from Ostersund airport and VAT.

(A surcharge will be charged for transfers from Trondheim airport and the cost of flights averages approx £250 return.) This package is subject to booking prior to December 1st 2017 after which time a small increase is anticipated.

For Package prices and availability, and to receive a PDF brochure providing further information on other packages including our drive/ski experience contact Graeme on 01625 427683 or /

For Ice Drive Package prices and availability contact Graeme on 01625 427683 or /

Testimonials from drivers

“We visited Are in January 2010 for the first time and it was fantastic, much better than I could have ever expected. It was like no other driving course I have been on, Susanne and the team was superb. I would definitely recommend the experience.”
Anne – London

“How can I describe the experience of ice driving?....Stunning? Unbelievable? Organisation - seamless, hotel - understated Scandinavian luxury, food - first class, tuition - clear and patient, cars - new Audi Quattro 4x4, snowmobiles - nearly new and good protective gear too...Fantastic! Thanks to you all”
Phill – Surrey

“A wicked experience, all in all an excellent trip which I thoroughly enjoyed and am highly recommending to friends”
Jo – Ascot

“The experience was all that was expected and more, it was a steep learning curve and left me much more able and confident with car control. The hotel and food were superb, the sauna with the views was just soooo nice. Skidoos are always good fun, especially over the local terrain”
Joe – Cambridge

“A truly fantastic driving experience, well organised, great instructors, good company, the weekend ticked all my boxes and it was something I've would never have dreamt of doing but now am looking forward to the next time. I not only enjoyed myself, but also learnt a lot!!!!!”
Robert – Isle of White

“An extremely enjoyable weekend; action packed with ice driving and snowmobiling that would be thoroughly enjoyed by both ‘petrol heads’ as well as their partners. The skills learned during the weekend are equally applicable to driving on roads back home or on the track and the cars used are a drivers dream – thoroughly recommended 10/10”
Gary – Jersey

“I have been racing for 9 years and a friend recommended Ice Driving.Net, I cannot believe how much I learned over two days. When I went out on track in the wet after the course, I felt so much more confident and my times were so much more competitive. If it’s good enough for Michael Schumacher it’s certainly good enough for me! I will be back!”
Robert – Essex

More information for the best Ice Driving Experience you could hope for

To receive further information on the various packages available including the drive/ski experience please contact us on 01625 427683 or email for a PDF brochure

  • Dining table in Swedish hotel
  • Luxury bedroom
  • hotel used with the package