Celebrate Midsummer at Icehotel

Woman with flowers in her hair
Photo Asaf Kliger

ENJOY THE ARTIC SUMMER

Celebrate a memorable midsummer North of the Arctic Circle surrounded by arctic nature, crystal clear ice and the warm rays of the midnight sun. Midsummer at Icehotel is about enjoying the peace, take a dip in Torne River, experience the midnight sun, and follow the Swedish tradition - pick seven kinds of flowers along the roadsides and the riverbank in Jukkasjärvi and put it under your pillow. You will then dream about the love of your life.

MIDSUMMER LUNCH

At Midsummer’s Eve we will serve a summery lunch buffet at Icehotel Restaurant. You will find flavors that is classic for a Swedish Midsummer, and it will also be influenced with flavors from the northern cuisine.

Lunch buffet at Icehotel
Photo Asaf Kliger
Old Homestead
Photo Asaf Kliger

CELEBRATIONS AT THE OLD HOMSTEAD

On Midsummer’s Eve, June 24, 2022, the Homestead Association in Jukkasjärvi organizes the traditional midsummer celebrations at the Old Homestead, which is only a 10-15 minutes’ walk from Icehotel. There will be a  classic midsummer pole to dance around, live music and we promise that it will be a day filled with laughter and love. Among the classic tarred cottages, there are open grass beds to settle on, the Torne River flows slowly past and invites you to take a dip and we open the restaurant for coffee & sweets during the day.

Midsummer Celebrations 12 pm - 3 pm 
Swedish Fika & Pizza 12pm - 6 pm  

Unfortunately, tonight's troubadour night is canceled. We are sorry fot this, and hope to see see during the day instead.

VISIT A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

A must during Midsummer is to visit the Design Suite A Midsummer Night's Dream and marvel at the combination of ice and Swedish summer flowers. The design duo Bernadotte & Kylberg were inspired by the Swedish midsummer in the creation of the suite.

"What better way to show the true character of the ice than to encapsulate the most delicate and beautiful Swedish midsummer flowers in an arctic environment? For us Swedes, midsummer, and especially midsummer’s night, is filled with myth and legend. The Scandinavian nature that surrounds us flowers and ice plays a huge part in our cultural upbringing and has a bearing on who we are as Nordic people as Scandinavians. Hopefully, our vision with the suite ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will invite you also to be a part of us.”

Summer flowers capsulated in ice
Photo Magnus Mårding | Designed by Bernadotte & Kylberg
Midnight sun
Photo Asaf Kliger

SUMMER GUIDE

We have collected personal tips and favorite picks from Swedish influensers and Icehotel team on what to do during your summer visit in the Arctic.