For almost three decades, Icehotel has melted back to Torne River come spring. This year it is world premiere for ice cold experiences 365 days a year on the riverbank in Jukkasjärvi, 200 km above the Arctic Circle. It is time to plan a summer vacation in Swedish Lapland.
World Premiere for Winter in the Height of Summer at Icehotel
Icehotel can from now on welcome guests to experience the magical ice in a totally new way in Jukkasjärvi. During the spring and summer, the mythical midnight sun shines on forests and waters – whilst cooling the part of Icehotel that is open year round and powered by solar energy.
On the riverbank, Icehotel stands proudly and filled with art created from crystal clear arctic ice, a contrast to the lush greenery outside. The hotel includes an ice bar, an ice gallery and twenty ice suites, nine of them with private sauna and relax, individually created and hand sculpted by artists from around the globe.
Around 50 000 guests visit Icehotel every winter season, many of them international guests. With the new year round investment, Icehotel hopes to attract more Swedish guests to the northern part of Sweden during the summer months.
More and more people are coming to the northern Sweden for hiking, fishing and relaxing – that includes us Swedes. We think that many of these visitors have a wish to combine their experience with a night on ice at Icehotel.
BEATRICE LIND, SALES MANAGER AT ICEHOTEL
News and highlights IN SUMMER
- Wilderness dinner under the midnight sun. You are taken to a wilderness camp in a longboat and served a wilderness dinner with local produce under the midnight sun.
- Sweden’s national day-weekend with celebrity chefs. Two of Sweden's most awarded chefs are coming to ICEHOTEL June 5. Celebrity chef Gert Klötzke and the Swedish royal pastry chef Daniel Roos compose an exclusive five-course dinner inspired by the midnight sun, coupled with a wine package and a chocolate tasting.
- Midsummer celebration at Icehotel. Celebrate the longest day of the year with a night on ice. Traditional midsummer celebration at the old Homestead in Jukkasjärvi takes place every year.
- White water rafting on Torne River. Experience Torne River in its liquid state on a rafting adventure through Europe’s last wilderness.
Other activities offered during the summer months are ice sculpting, fishing, mountain hiking with guide, Jukkasjärvi sauna ritual with a plunge in Torne River, wilderness survival class and a special tour under the midnight sun where Kiruna’s iconic places are visited in the bright night.