Available December – April
The world’s first and largest hotel built out of snow and ice. Icehotel Winter has been reincarnated in a new rendition every winter for the last three decades, every year with brand new art to experience. During an intense period in Jukkasjärvi during November and early December every year, the empty space on the riverbank turns into a magnificent hotel made of ice and snow.
The hotel that reincarnates itself every year
During five months guests from all over the world experience the art before it melts down in spring and the loan from its adjacent mother Torne river is returned.
Besides the about twenty standard ice rooms in the winter hotel, it also houses fifteen art suites uniquely designed and hand-carved, all of them created for the very first time.
The art suites, are our individually designed and sculpted thematic suites. The artists, perhaps from Kiruna, Germany, UK or the US have been picked from over two-hundred applicants and invited to make the suite you’ll be sleeping in. Each suite is unique and has never been created before.
Our standard room with ice décor and a bed made of ice. 'I wanted to create a feeling of being embraced and protected by the ice – a good night’s sleep for all guests.'– Johan Larsson, the artist of our standard ice rooms.
Välkommen till ett av våra standardrum med dekor och sängram gjord av is. ”Jag ville skapa en känsla av att vara omsluten och skyddad av is – en god natts sömn för alla gäster.” – Johan Larsson, konstnären som skapat våra standardrum av is.
Our Ice Ceremony Hall is also located in the Winter Hotel. Together with the rest of the building, it returns to the river in spring, but love is eternal. The ephemeral nature of the hall adds to the sensation – when no architectural memento exists, the memories and the vows exchanged are especially cherished.
This is an intimate venue, accommodating around 35-40 people, with walls and ceiling made of snow and the altar details and benches are made of pristine natural ice. It is also very suitable for those considering to re-new their vows or a solemn blessing ceremony.
Are you up for the experience of a lifetime by sleeping on ice? Spend a night amongst pristine ice art at Icehotel. We recommend you book one night on ice and a couple in our chalets or traditional hotel rooms, starting or ending with the night on ice to get the most out of your experience.
Good to know while planning your trip