Solar Egg at Icehotel

Activity facts

Suitable for: Everyone Included: A sauna visit Gather at: Meeting Point
The world-famous, mobile sauna 'Solar Egg' created by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen is currently visiting Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi.
Artist duo Bigert & Bergström created on behalf of Riksbyggen, a sculptural symbol that brings the thoughts to rebirth. This is because the city of Kiruna will go through a major change as the entire city is being relocated due to the extraction of iron ore which is currently taking place under the existing city center.

'Solar Egg' is made of gold-plated, stainless steel mirror plates and its faceted shape reflects the surroundings in a variety of mirror images. The interior is built of wood with wall panels and floorboards made of pine. The lighting inside the egg is powered by solar cells. The heart of the sauna itself consists of a wood-fired sauna heater designed as a human heart made of iron and stone. The temperature in the sauna is somewhere between 75 ° and 85 ° Celsius.

Since its birth in 2017, 'Solar Egg' has won numerous awards such as Red Dot Award, London International Awards, German Design Award, and Swedish Arts & Business Awards to name a few. So far, about 5,000 people have participated in this unique, golden sauna experience and after visiting remote places such as Paris, Copenhagen and most recently Minnesota, USA – this famous egg is now back to where it all began and can be visited at Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi between March 2 and May 15, 2020.

The sauna visit is free to the public, but if you do not use your pre-booked time you will be charged a fee of SEK 500. For everyone's pleasure, we bathe with swimwear and our own towel. We will meet you up at 'Meeting Point' and show you down to Solar Egg and the tent nextdoor in which you can change clothes before entering the sauna. Afterward you are able to shower in Service– and Activity Center, located next to Icehotel Winter, the winter-open part of Icehotel, just below the Parking Lot and Reception at Icehotel.

The sauna is warm at your arrival and if you wish to purchase our sauna package which includes a towel, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages, you announce and pay for this in the Service– and Activity Center upon your arrival. The cost of the sauna package is SEK 200/person. There are also lockers for your clothes and valuables. Every bathing opportunity is 90 minutes long, the booking needs to be made at least 1 day in advance and a maximum of 8 people can bathe at the same time. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

We also have a special price for entrance at Icehotel in combination with your sauna experience; SEK 200/person so make sure to plan some extra time for the art exhibition. A warm welcome to a truly unique experience - only available for a limited time.


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Required to bring
Swimwear is always required. Towels can be rented on-site – or choose our package which includes towels, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for a cost of SEK 200, announced and paid for on-site.

Keep in mind

The sauna visit is free to the public, but if you do not use your pre-booked time you will be charged a fee of SEK 500. To book you must be 18 years old. All sauna baths are at your own risk and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited in public places like this.
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