Ice Hotel

The world's first hotel made of ice and snow

Part of the hotel is reborn each winter with a new design created by artists from all over the world

Warm and cold rooms so that you can enjoy the experience and then comfort

Facilities at Ice Hotel


When to go to Ice Hotel


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The experience of sleeping in temperatures of -5 degrees is quite an adventure but possibly one you might not want to do for more than a night or two. However never fear as the Icehotel is not just the ice sculptured building. It also consists of the hotel buildings next-door, with warm chalet-style bedrooms and modern hotel amenities.

Part of the Icehotel is rebuilt each year, so the style and size of the rooms frequently varies. Each of the suites is individually themed and the rooms hold a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The beds are made of ice on a wooden base and covered with reindeer hides. On top of these you will sleep in a thermal sleeping bag provided by the hotel. Between 10am and 6pm, IceHotel is open to the public; for day visitors and guests to enjoy the sculptures and art. This means that if you are staying in a cold room over night you will be given access to your room at 6pm, and then have a wake-up call at around 7.30am.

Newly created in 2017 is Icehotel 365. This part of the hotel is open all year round and is a whole new ice experience. This part of the hotel houses luxury ice suites that are kept at a steady temperature between -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. However these rooms differ from the original part of the IceHotel in that they also have heated en-suite bathrooms and ceiling heights of four meters giving massive dimensional rooms. 

Adjacent to the Icehotel is the Riverside Lobby, a warm building where you will find communal changing rooms, bathrooms and saunas for men and women. However many of the more luxurious cold rooms in both parts of the hotel do in fact have a private heated bathroom and relaxation room directly connected to the bedroom for additional comfort.

When it comes to the warm rooms there are a range of possibilities. The Kaamos hotel rooms are housed in six or eight wooden houses on whose roofs wild Arctic flowers bloom in summer. Then there are the Nordic and Arctic chalets, which are wood panelled cabins, located a couple of minutes’ walk from the main reception, IceHotel and main restaurant. These each of consist of two bedrooms, with a lounge and kitchenette.

The Icehotel is located in the Swedish village of Jukkasjarvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle. The closest airport is Kiruna, which can be reached by daily flights from Stockholm. Set on the banks of the Torne River, one of the last untouched rivers in Europe, this is a spectacularly beautiful spot and guests are ideally located to enjoy nature and the many Arctic activities available throughout all the seasons.

The Icehotel is the original ice hotel and this must always be remembered despite several others trying to copy it’s magic. Part of the wonder of this place is the extraordinary designs the artists come up with each year, the building itself really is a work of art. Added to this the fact that you can get dog sled transfers to and from the airport makes it an unforgettable destination.

The IceHotel is open all year round, although part of the hotel is rebuilt before each winter. The new Icehotel 365 is a permanent structure that includes cold ice suites as well as an ice bar and ice gallery. This structure is cooled by solar panels during summer. 

Warm outer clothing (snowsuits, boots, balaclavas and mittens) can be borrowed from the hotel between November and April. 

The hotel is best suited for adults although children over the age of 8 can take part in most activities. 

Between 11am and 6pm Icehotel is open to the public. Visitors are able to access and see all the rooms, except for the Deluxe Suites. Therefore overnight guests in cold rooms are able to access their rooms from 6pm and their wake-up call will be at 7.30am after which they must vacate their room. Guests are then able to store their belongings in a locker or cubicle during the day.

Cold room have no electric sockets so phones must be charged before going to bed.  

Ice sculpting
Ice fishing in the mountains
Midnight sun in summer
Northern Lights safaris
Icehotel tour
Dog sled rides and transfers
Reindeer Sledding
Horse riding
Horseback moose safaris
Torne River Rafting
Dog Sledding with overnight camp out
Cross-country skiing in the mountains