Travel: Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden – world’s first ice hotel

Travel: Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden – world’s first ice hotel

The Icehotel in the village of Jukkasjärvi, was the world’s first ice hotel and have been building these amazing hotels every year since its first opening in 1990. The hotel, including the chairs and beds, are constructed from snow and ice blocks taken from the nearby Torne River. To remain frozen the structure is kept below freezing, around −5 °C (23 °F).

Sunrise at the Icehotel: During the day, ‘cold rooms’ must be vacated (

Located 200 miles within the Arctic Circle in the tiny village of Jukkasjärvi, ICEHOTEL has been redesigned and rebuilt every year since 1990.

Every year the hotel takes on a new guise which is designed by artists from all over the world.


The ICEBAR is one of the main features of the hotel and serves drinks in glasses made of ice. Guests can dance on a floor made of snow and do some late night mingling with visitors from near and far that have all traveled to this little bar.

The spectacular Ice Hotel, in Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland, 120 miles into the arctic

Exterior of the Icehotel An Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi Sweden


The traditional ICEHOTEL holiday and a magical experience in Swedish Lapland.

Fly from the UK to Kiruna and enjoy two nights at the world famous and original ICEHOTEL. You land in this magical winter wonderland at Kiruna airport in the early afternoon. The transfer to ICEHOTEL takes just twenty minutes. Check in at the main reception, collect your warm outer clothing and explore this incredible structure.

Included is a guided tour of ICEHOTEL and some useful information about how to sleep well at -5C. One night in a room of ice, snow and snice (snow and ice) plus a room in a warm hotel room surrounded by stunning beauty and the frozen Torne River. Choose from a wide range of activities enjoy the nature.

There are 2 wilderness options to choose from
Overnight Snowmobile
Travel by snowmobile through fairy tale snow-covered forests and along the frozen Torne River to this wilderness camp perched on a peninsular in the ice. You will find running water and electricity – a genuine luxury in the wilderness. Relax in the hot tub and with any luck a star studded night sky and colourful ribbons of northern lights.

Overnight Husky
A back to basics hands on traditional winter experience. No running water, no electricity – this is how modern mushers spend their spare time. Completely free from artificial light and a great place to see the northern lights.

This holiday is about relaxation, enjoying the scenery and enjoying something quite special.

The Simply Sweden experience
All the sensations from ICEHOTEL plus an experience to remember in the wilderness. Hot tubs and northern lights on the snowmobile tour. We made some really good four-legged friends on the husky tour. (

Absolut Icebar in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Photo: The ice hotel’s owners admit that its reindeer skins may pose a fire risk. (CC: bjaglin)

Art suite Dragon Nest by Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan. Photo: Christopher Hauser

Icehotel #25, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The Treehotel and Icehotel




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