Sightseeing on Torne river

Activity facts

Suitable for: Everyone Gather at: Meeting Point
Explore Jukkasjärvi from the Torne River. On this guided boat trip you take a seat in one of our traditional riverboats made of wood and experience Jukkasjärvi, the home of Icehotel, by learning about its past and its present.
Jukkasjärvi is a place with a long and rich history and the name itself, Jukkasjärvi, means "meeting place by the river" and originates from the time when the village was a trading post. Your guide will teach you about Jukkasjärvi, its local history, and culture, as well as the impact the river has had on the area. Learn about the way people used to live and what life in Jukkasjärvi looks like today.

Booking Information
At the activity day, we gather at Meeting point 15 minutes before start time, equipped and ready. Please note that you as a guest are personally responsible to wear clothes accordingly to weather. Read more important information down below.

Practical information about our tours


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Your clothing is the most important part in order to be able to enjoy your activity to the fullest. We strongly advise you to dress according to weather since the whole activity is held in an outdoor setting. Our guides have the right to deny anyone dressed wrongly.

We will provide you with a life jacket. You will be sitting down throughout the whole boat tour.

It might be windy on the river, make sure to be properly dressed according to weather in order to stay warm and enjoy your tour.

The weather in the Arctic can change drastically and suddenly. It can there for be nice to dress accordingly to the layer-on-layer principle, or to bring a bag with a change of clothes. It can also be nice to bring a camera for chances to take great photos during the tour.

Keep in mind

You need to be minimum two persons for the tour to run. Please note that other guests can be booked on the same tour.

Safety is always of highest priority to us at Icehotel. We therefore reserve us the right to deny anyone with a severe medical condition or physical limitations to join our activities, if we feel that it is a risk of safety. If you have any medical conditions or other concerns regarding your physical ability and want to join any of our activities, please advise our booking department before booking, you reach them at [email protected].
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