Spend the night in this ice hotel in Sweden, the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow.
Situated in Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden, Icehotel is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow.
Founded in 1989, it is reborn in a new guise every winter. The Torne River, the arts, and creating a setting for life-enriching moments are at the heart of it all.
When the first snow has sprinkled the whole of Jukkasjärvi with white, artists from all over the world come together in the village to take part in creating the art exhibition of snow, ice and light that makes up Icehotel.
ICEHOTEL is all about ice and creativity – with art as the result. That’s why the artists invited to take part are not required to have worked with ice before – they’re selected from among those who send in their ideas based on originality and creating it in real natural ice would pose a new challenge. Each year some 40 artists are taking part in Icehotel. The notion that several weeks’ hard work and months of planning and preparation culminate in something that only exists for a few months is in some respects a bittersweet feeling.
Holding a temperature between -5 to -8 degrees Celsius, the individually themed cold rooms include hand-carved ice furnishings by international artists. Guests sleep in thermal sleeping bags on exclusive Carpe Diem beds covered in reindeer hides.
A bookable sauna experience featuring a sauna, wood-burning hot tub and ice bath is available for a fee.
All warm rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, dining area, and a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Free WiFi is offered in all rooms.
The on-site Icehotel restaurant serves traditional dishes with locally produced ingredients. Guests can relax with hot drinks and snacks in the warm lounge, or enjoy cocktails served in glasses made out of ice in the below-freezing Icebar.
A hotel and art exhibition made of ice from the river Torne, each year reincarnated in a brand new design. A place to discover silence, northern lights, glistening snow clad forests, reindeer, cloudberries, kettle coffee and much more.