ICE DRIVING IN SWEDEN
3rd to 13th FEBRUARY 2023
Classic GT has been running an Ice Driving Adventure since 2009.
We arrange absolutely everything, including flights, hotel, cars on the lake, meals and even your airport transfers.
Upon arrival at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, you will be met by our Classic Grand Touring Tour Managers who will then drive you to the Kjølen Hotel and look after you throughout your trip.
3rd to 6th February
6th to 9th February
10th to 13th February
The top layer of snow and ice is brushed and carved daily to produce two large circuits, the outer circuit measuring in excess of 3.5km. There are also slalom and doughnut circuits, giving you a fantastic variety of driving options to master your car control skills, and all set in the most beautiful environment.
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 and share some techniques which will enable you to get the most our of your time with us.
You are then handed the keys to an array of cars which you’ll get to drive multiple times over the next two days. they are a combination of front, rear and all-wheel drive – allowing you to not only experience the difference in handling but master the driving technique for each car.
Driving is split into 30-minute sessions before swapping to the next car, and every 15 minutes you’ll swap drivers so everyone has a fair and equal time behind the wheel of each car. You total driving time per day is an average of 4- 5 hours.
We stop for a coffee break mid-morning and a lunch both days giving you a couple of short breaks to take on some energy and also ask the driving instructors for advice or compare notes with your fellow drivers.
You can expect to drive a variety of cars from BMW’s 3 Series, Z4, Compact and 1 Series plus Ford Fiesta, VW Golf and a Porsche Cayman.
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 giving 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.
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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is Ice Driving for?
Ice driving is open to everyone who 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 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, but it is largely the same as if you were going on a skiing trip. It’s worth noting that due to extremely low humidity even at it’s coldest temperatures, the environment is surprisingly pleasant. It is not the same type of cold we experience in the UK.
Can I do this on my own?
Yes, you can. We welcome single drivers, however, as our trips are priced on the basis of two people sharing a hotel room, there is an additional single supplement if you’re taking a room on your own. On the lake, you will be paired up with another single driver, as far as possible, 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.
After a fantastic first day on the lake, we head back to the hotel in time for dinner.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
– 3 nights accommodation
– All meals
– Airport transfers
– Transfer to and from the lake
– Two full days of ice driving
– Choice of cars at the lake
– A drive in a fully prepared rally car or race spec Porsche Cayman – one will be available each trip.
per person based on two sharing lake cars and a twin/double room
based on a single room but sharing lake cars
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BOOK AND RESERVE YOUR PLACE
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. The enquiry form 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.
Once we have discussed your individual options and your deposit has been processed, we will send you a booking confirmation detailing what is included in your tour.
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
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.