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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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Northern Lights over ICEHOTEL reception. Photo: Martin Smedsén

Best places in the world for northern lights

The Aurora Sky Station in Abisko is picked by CNN as one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights. ICEHOTEL and Aurora Sky Station offer package deals where you can experience both the northern lights in Abisko and visit wonderful 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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An encounter with the Sámi

In Jukkasjärvi, just a stone’s throw away from ICEHOTEL, the Sami culture is a natural and living part of the daily life – and it hasn’t come about by chance.

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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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Sapporo Snow Festival 2013

During the first half of February, the Art & Design team at ICEHOTEL went to Japan to participate in Sapporo Snow Festival. The result: Fourth place in the International Snow Sculpture Contest. We also got the Artist’s Choice Award together with Finland. Way to go Team Sweden!

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For many are invited, but few are chosen

Each winter, professional artists from near and far come to Jukkasjärvi to create in snow and ice. For some, this is their first opportunity to work in these materials. others are experienced ice artists.

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Colourful greetings in the winter night

The white snow reflects a heavenly light show – glittering stars, a full moon and the magical, mystical Northern Lights. But what, exactly, are the Northern Lights?

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Ice on Summer Tour around Sweden

Ice from Torne River is on a gastronomic journey around the country with some of Sweden’s best chefs and drink experts. It is time for Mitt kök Sverigeresan (My Kitchen Sweden Journey) to head out into the country again.

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