Celebrate Christmas at Icehotel

reindeers with sledge in winter
Photo Asaf Kliger

Enjoy the winter wonderland

This year, escape the stress and musts of Christmas to the ethereal surroundings of Icehotel, Sweden. Swap night life for northern lights, taxi rides for dog sledding through winter wonderland and hotel linens for reindeer fur and sleeping bags surrounded by ice art.

Christmas at Icehotel is about relaxing and unwinding; read a book or play cards in the lounge over a cup of hot chocolate or enjoy award-winning food in the cozy restaurant.

Experience an unforgettable Christmas Holiday at Sweden’s original Icehotel.

Head out on a snowmobile to get the Christmas tree

Join us on Christmas’ most popular activity – picking up the Christmas tree. Together we head out in the magical winter landscape on snowmobiles to get this year’s Christmas tree.

Back at Icehotel, there will be coffee and something sweet while we dress up the Christmas tree with decorations.

Snowmobile tour at 9 am-11:30 am

Contact us for information and enquiries at

[email protected]

snowmobile on torne river
Photo Asaf Kliger
Dogsledding through winter wonderland
Photo: Asaf Kliger

Christmas activities

Join us on our activities in the snowy wilderness – choose between a northern lights tour, dogsledding or an ice sculpting class.

Or take a stroll in the village and feed the reindeer or find Santa’s mailbox with help from the map you can pick up at Riverside.


exterior of the wooden house - old homestead in snow
Photo Asaf Kliger

Festive happenings

Christmas dinner in a new way

Change the classic Christmas dinner for a modern menu inspired by all the flavors and aromas of Christmas.

This year we serve the Christmas dinner in our classic Icehotel Restaurant and in the cozy Old Homestead from the 18th century with a view of the Torne river – choose in which environment you want to enjoy this year’s Christmas gathering.

Contact us for booking at [email protected]

Old homestead during winter
Photo Asaf Kliger
Santa lucia celebration inside Icehotel
Photo Asaf Kliger

Traditional Swedish Lucia Celebration

December 13 at 5 pm

Join in the much loved local tradition of Lucia, celebrated on December 13 every year, all over Sweden. With candles in their hands and in the wreath, Lucia and her choir sings traditional carols at Icehotel at 5 pm. A greeting from the pupils of the local secondary music school to the guests of Icehotel.

Free entrance.

Santa on his sleigh outside Icehotel
Photo Asaf Kliger

Meet Santa Claus at Icehotel

24 December

Santa will arrive in front of Icehotel on Christmas eve, December 24  (the traditional day in Sweden to celebrate Christmas).

Children of all ages are welcome to share their Christmas wishing list and to take a picture with Santa.