Design sketches for ICEHOTEL 29 revealed

Is your heart pure enough to step inside “Haven”? Do you love cold baths as much as the ice woman? The suites that are being created in the 29th rendition of ICEHOTEL are now presented and there will be lots to explore this winter. ICEHOTEL 29 will open on December 14, 2018.

Get a good night’s sleep in a candy shop filled with sweets, settle down in a suite with a swimming ice woman with a love for cold baths, and fall asleep in an aquarium, watched by a huge cat. These are three of the designs that guests can experience on December 14 when ICEHOTEL opens the seasonal part of the hotel for the 29th time.

Nature is a recurring inspiration for many artists this year. In the suite “Spruce Woods” by Christopher Pancoe and Jennie O’Keefe from Canada, the guests can sit down around the fire (of ice) in a camping site in the forest, and then sleep on a bed of ice. Jonathan Paul Green from England creates “The Living Ocean Suite” together with his daughter Marnie Green, the suite is an underwater world filled with corals, shells and fish to marvel at.

– The suite is inspired by the climate changes and the overfishing that affects our oceans. I also thought the idea of using frozen water from a river in northern Sweden to create an ocean with shells, fish and corals is exciting, says Jonathan Paul Green.

Jonas Johansson, Jordi Claramunt and Lukas Petko from Sweden, Spain and Slovakia create the suite “Haven” in which a magical portal of ice is being guarded by the Phoenix. The legend says only the pure hearted may enter a room where time is infinite and life eternal.

– We are inspired by the meeting between people and want to create an experience that invites curiosity, creativity and collaboration. It feels like a dream to get to work with ice that allows our love for light, shine and reflection to wander free from thought to creation, says Jonas Johansson.

Art symposium with artists from all over the world in Jukkasjärvi

A couple of weeks before the opening, 33 artists from 13 different countries arrive in Jukkasjärvi to sculpt 15 unique suites of ice and snow, one ice ceremony hall for weddings and ceremonies and one pillar hall. A building team, the ice production, art support and a lightning team work together with the artists in the building of ICEHOTEL, and create an additional 20 ice rooms.

The contributions came from all over the world, Sweden, USA, India, Canada, Mexico and New Zeeland, to name a few. A complete list of all the artists that will participate in the creation of ICEHOTEL #29 is presented here.

list of art & artists


Prices for 2018-19 starts from 2,354 SEK per night for two adults.