FOR YOUR PLEASURE OR IMPROVEMENT
“Because gentlemen drivers fear stalling on bends, they practice restraint in driving”
It was from this simple observation that this somewhat crazy concept grew in Eric Gallardo’s mind in 1995 whilst undertaking ice driving training sessions in Lapland for professional test drivers.
Today, Lapland Ice Driving offers an exceptional setting with few restrictions to indulge your passion in complete freedom, a moment of pleasure or improvement to enjoy alone or with others.
of drifting mastery
Each winter, we transform Lake Udjaur near Arjeplog in Sweden into a nearly 3,000 acre drifting area. Over a period of two months, 10 professionals with more than 40 years ice experience prepare the circuits for your first laps in January
No walls, no barriers, no obstacles- drive on ice at up to 200 Km/Hr in complete safety !Drive
30 Exceptional vehicles : Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, BMW, Subaru.Take the wheel
To improve or to enjoy, the instruction is adapted to suit the participantMaster
EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF EXTREME
CONDITION AUTOMOBILE TESTING
Situated in the heart of Swedish Lapland, land of the Aurora Borelis and just 70 Km from the Arctic Circle, this village of wild beauty is surrounded by frozen lakes and snow-covered pine forests.
Every year as part of the development and approval process of their vehicles, the most prestigious motor manufacturers meet there.
instructors, mechanics, administration, track maintenance, coaching and more
on ice at the wheels of our cars
for each vehicle
to define the circuits
“ The instruction was very professional, with a fantastic atmosphere combining professional work with a warm and friendly welcome. The instructors themselves are exceptional drivers, particularly able to teach you the smallest detail of the art of controlled drifting ”
PRINCE ERIC STURDZA
Romanian, Swiss resident, President- Bank Baring Brother Sturdza
“ Me and a group of friends have participated in Lapland Ice Driving since 2011. It’s totally amazing and we’re all having an absolutely sensational time. The facilities are of a high quality, the service warm, cordial and friendly. The cars are in excellent condition and the support staff excellent too. We look forward to returning for new experiences ”
GAUTAM HARI SINGHANIA
Indian, President and Managing Director of the Raymond Group, Founder President of Super Car Club India
“ Lapland Ice Driving is real circuits with real sports cars but also the body and spirit in a professionally orchestrated tempo with coaching which allows everyone to progress in technique and dexterity. Congratulations for this flawless organisation Eric, you are a manufacturer of happiness ”
French, President VISIOM (airport security portals)
Automotive experience: modern endurance French Champion 2007, 2008, 2015 and 2016, Vice-champion in 2009, 2010 and 2011
“ The Lapland Ice Driving weekend was an excellent experience, perfectly organised with a lot of driving. Neither of us has any hesitation to do this again, since cars, tracks and instructors are first-rate. It was an amazing time and we can’t wait to go back ”
English, Founder and Director of “Quaife Engineering”
“ Enjoy a magical landscape, spend the day managing the drift of such tremendous cars as the Porsche GT3, and improve know-how thanks to great instructors: what a hard job! It’s clear that the gains we have made from this experience will be useful to the “Haribo Porsche Racing Team” on asphalt ”
German, Christian Menzel (Professional driver) and Hans Guido Riefel (Haribo proprietor), competitors en “VLN series” and “Blancpain series”
“ Lapland Ice Driving is more than just a unique experience, it’s a real course in perfecting one’s ice driving technique! The tracks are exceptional, the instructors are real professionals, and the cars are very good, from 4-wheel drive to Supercar. Carugati Automobile is a regular repeat visitor. Lapland Ice Driving must be experienced at least once in your life. ”
Swiss, Importer of Pagani Zonda for Switzerland.
Motoring experience: competitor in the modern French Endurance Championship
“ I have had the most wonderful experiences at the Lapland Ice Driving facility in Arjeplog, Sweden. Though the prospects of driving high performance vehicles on a frozen lake in far below sub zero temperatures may seem exciting, you could be forgiven for feeling slightly intimidated. I know I did on my first trip out there. However, no sooner than you sit behind the wheel for the first time, you feel instantly reassured by the highly skilled and professional driving instructors. While the ambient temperature may be bone chillingly cold, the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming thanks to the cheerful and infinitely patient team! The vehicles and the tracks are extremely well maintained and the whole outfit is run at an incredibly high standard by Eric Gallardo. I thoroughly enjoyed both of my trips to Lapland and cannot wait to visit again soon ”
SAS PRINCE NIKOLAOS
Prince of Greece and Denmark
“ After the “uninspiring” manufacturers’ driving experiences, we discovered the pleasure of moving on to a Porsche GT3, or a Gallardo, with instructors who were able to reveal unsuspected talents in mastering the drift. Unbelievably fast progress at each stage – take care, you’ll be quickly addicted! ”
French-Swiss President and Managing Director of Vision IT Group.
Motoring experience: gentleman driver Radical SR8
“ I didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be much more than I was imagining. The Lapland Ice Driving experience is absolutely unique, and the pleasure so great that I shall return this year ”
German, Principal shareholder of L’TUR Tourismus and hlx.com
“ The combination of technical and speed circuits really is the difference compared with other driving centers in Scandinavia. Thanks to the best equipment and to the instructors at my side, I not only had a great deal of fun, but also massively improved my ice driving skills. If drifting in second or third gear does not excite you anymore, then only Lapland Ice Driving can do something about that ”
German, Proprietor of McDonalds Restaurants.
Motoring experience: primarily 20 years of competitive and endurance racing - 2013: German Supersports Cup (Porsche Cup)
“ I have just returned from my third visit to Lapland and I seem to enjoy it more each time. The welcome and hospitality that my friends and I receive each time from Eric and his team is amazing and the driving instruction from such gifted drivers is phenomenal. Everything is organized so well, the cars are so meticulously prepared and the instructors seem to have an infinite amount of patience and courage. Just as my courage runs out at over 100 mph, the instructors are always prompting me to go faster by shouting gas, gas, gas! This is truly the perfect place to learn how to drive in very safe conditions and to master skid control.” ”
Greek, Chairman of Chandris (UK) Limited, Director of Leathbond Limited, London Cambridge Properties Limited and Ringmerit Limited, Chairman of Chandris Hotels