ICEHOTEL

The Magnettes – playing live at ICEHOTEL 19 Dec 2014

The Magnettes are playing at ICEHOTEL on 19 December 2014 as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the hotel. Praised for their heartfelt lyrics, their playful ABBA-style double lead vocals and their catchy pop melodies, the band is now a vital part of the Swedish music scene.

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Christmas at ICEHOTEL

Escape from the stress of getting everything ready for the festive season and celebrate a peaceful Christmas in the glistening winter wonderland of ICEHOTEL.

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ICEHOTEL wins Scandinavian brand award

ICEHOTEL has been awarded the annual SIGNUMPRISET® in recognition of its long term work to preserve and develop the brand.

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ICEHOTEL goes samba this winter

Swedish Arne Bergh, creative director of the world famous ephemeral hotel will collaborate with South America’s most prominent street artist, Speto. Speto’s work in ICEHOTEL will be the first ever created by a Brazilian artist and will celebrate the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour stop in Sweden.

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ICEHOTEL winner of the TRIP Global Award 2013 for “The best travel experience in Sweden

Travel agents all around the world together with swedish travellers have voted ICEHOTEL as the best travel experience in Sweden. The Swedish Travel and Tourism Industry Federation runs the TRIP Global Award gala every year where the best swedish travel experience is designated. 2013 was an extra prominent year, as winners from previous years again could participate in the contest. ICEHOTEL…

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A night in -5° C – how does it work?

ICEHOTEL only exists for some four months every winter, but during that intense period, people from over 80 countries around the world will travel to Jukkasjärvi to sleep on ice. But what is it really like, and how does it work?

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The first ICEHOTEL

For 24 years ago, the long and cold winters made founder Yngve Bergqvist look around for new ideas to use what was at hand in Jukkasjärvi – ice, and plenty of it. He invited artists to attend a workshop in Jukkasjärvi in 1989. This marked the start of a nearly 25 year long journey with the Torne River.

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TORNE RIVER – the mother of ICEHOTEL

Each winter, ICEHOTEL borrows several hundred tonnes of ice from the Torne River. Follow us from river to river – nature’s own cycle.

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Love blossoms in ice and snow

Each winter, about 100 weddings are celebrated at ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi. We met Eva Lundqvist, who is responsible for wedding arrangements at ICEHOTEL, to talk about love and passion in subzero temperatures.

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Winter Harvest at ICEHOTEL

Ice from the Torne River is perfectly clear and completely free from air bubbles, cracks and sediments. Our harvest period stretches from mid-March until mid-April. Alf Kero, who manages the ice field and harvest in spring tells us more.

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