Celebrate Christmas at Icehotel 2023

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 ADVENTURE

Join us on Christmas’ most popular activity – Drive a snowmobile through northern Sweden’s magnificent winter landscape. Amazing views, white hilly landscapes, and ice-covered lakes await — an exciting snowmobile adventure through the wilderness.

Contact [email protected] or +46 980 668 00 to make a reservation.

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 to post this years Christmas wishlist. 


Christmas dinner in a new way

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

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]



  • Amuse-bouche of västerbotten pie with whitefish roe topping
  • Dived char, dark rye bread, pickled apple and whitefish roe
  • 12 hour roast of moose, almond potato cake, oven roasted beets, herb cream and blueberry sauce
  • ICEHOTEL DREAM - Orange, cherry and saffron
Christmas dinner at Icehotel
Photo Anna Öhlund
Santa on his sleigh outside Icehotel
Photo Asaf Kliger

Meet Santa Claus at Icehotel

24 December

Santa will arrive in front of Icehotel 365 on Christmas eve, December 24 at 4.30 pm (the traditional day in Sweden to celebrate Christmas).

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


Christmas Day, December 25.

Celebrate Christmas day with a torchlight procession through the village of Jukkasjärvi. We walk together to the church of Jukkasjärvi where we listen to lovely music, light candles and feel the Christmas spirit.

Buy tickets at the Main Reception | Adults SEK 300 | Children under 12 yrs SEK 150.

Meeting point: outside the Main Reception at 2.45 pm on December 25, 2023.

Arranged by Robert Pauker, Roger Fors, Emma Heikki och Kerstin Nilsson

Jukkasjärvi church during winter


In this year's Christmas package, the whole family stays together for three nights in a cozy cottage or in classic hotel rooms. You arrive on December 23 and have time to explore the local area before the big day. On December 24, you wake up to a snow-covered landscape and your adventure in the Arctic wilderness begins.

The package includes;
• 3 nights in a cabin or hotel room
• 3-course Christmas dinner
• Snowmobile tour to pick up the Christmas tree
• Lesson in ice sculpting
• Dog sledding tour
• Entrance to the art exhibition

Family on a snow kick