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Tomas Jönsson

A night on ice in the height of summer – with midnight sun-guarantee

20 February, 2017

Welcome sun! The light has returned to Jukkasjärvi and the days are getting longer and warmer after a dark winter. The arrival of spring has always been a sign of Icehotel’s return to Torne River. But times are changing and thanks to sustainable solar power, the guests can now enjoy a night on ice and snow – year-round in the permanent part of Icehotel.

The Sami people split the year into eight seasons to reflect the dramatic changes of the nature in Jukkasjärvi. Northern lights, snow-covered woodlands and extreme temperatures down to minus 40 degrees Celsius stand in contrast to the constant daylight from the midnight sun and mild temperatures during summer. September brings the colors of the fall and the first northern lights of the season. Every season brings amazing contrasts and possibilities to try out exciting activities in combination with a night in the permanent part of Icehotel, which alongside 20 suites made from ice and snow also offers an ice bar and ice gallery.

Experience a night on snow and ice in combination with cross country skiing in the spring sun or try ice fishing at its best during the annual ice fishing contest Lemmel Pimpel Open, April 21-23 at Icehotel. For the bold one, there is a chance to try ”Waiting for Summer Swim” – a swimming contest in Torne River that is held during Lemmel Pimpel Open.

Winter experience in the midst of summer

Icehotel also offers summer packages with midnight sun-guarantee between late May and the end of July – and for the first time you can sleep atop solid ice throughout the summer

Stay in a beautifully hand carved Art Suite and try ice sculpting. Top it off with the exclusive ice menu where your dinner is served on plates made from the same Torne River ice, which Icehotel is built out of. Or go for a luxurious Swedish Lapland experience that includes a sauna in Jukkasjärvi Culture Sauna, with a ritual that cleanse your body and mind, before you sip champagne out if ice glasses in your sub zero Deluxe Suite – a room filled with exquisite ice art with an adjacent warm bathroom and relax.


Summer Activities

There are also a number of activities at Icehotel this summer and the guests can tailor their own experience during their visit.

Icehotel’s visitors can also experience the tranquility of staying a night in one of the secluded fishing cabins and fish in one of Europe’s best fishing waters, try river rafting or unleash their creativity during an ice sculpting course. There is also a possibility to rent a canoe, bicycles, Stand Up Paddle-board and put together your own adventure this summer.

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Contact: Josefin Lindbergmedia@icehotel.com

ICEHOTEL was founded in 1989 and is the world’s first hotel made out of ice and snow, and is created in a new guise every year in Jukkasjärvi. It is completely made of natural ice from Torne River, one of Sweden’s national rivers and last untouched waters. When the winter season’s ICEHOTEL has melted back into Torne River, ICEHOTEL 365 will continue to offer visitors an ice experience year-round.