A unique wedding

Share your love with friends and family in a unique wedding in Jukkasjärvi. The location, the ice, the snow and the etheral surroundings make ICEHOTEL quite possibly the best location imaginable for your winter wedding.

Together with an in-house wedding coordinator, we will help you plan the wedding of your dreams!

weddingdresses hanging on the door to Icehotel
Photo Rebecca Lundh

Winter wedding destination

Our annual Ceremony Hall is located inside ICEHOTEL, and is made completely from ice and snow. Built each winter in a new guise with hand carved art made by carefully selected artists, it is ephemeral and one of the most unique wedding venues you can find. The ceremony hall may melt in the spring and return to the river, but the love that was shared there is eternal.

The ephemeral element adds to the sensation - When no architectural memento exists, the memories and the vows exchanged are especially cherished.

Quick facts about the Ceremony Hall at IcehoteL

  • The Ceremony Hall opens in December each year and is open until April.
  • The design of the Ceremony Hall is different each year and is created by artists from all over the world, handpicked by ICEHOTEL.
  • It has capacity for 35-40 guests.
  • Civil or religious ceremonies.
  • It can also be used for other spiritual occasions, such as vow renewals, christenings and naming ceremonies.
newly weds walking out from the ceremony at Icehotel
Photo Asaf Kliger
Ceremony Hall wedding, photo Rebecca Lundh
Photo Rebecca Lundh

Getting married at Icehotel

Around 80 ceremonies are held at ICEHOTEL every year, most of which are winter weddings in our ceremony hall. The events range from elopements to bridal parties of up to 40 guests.

Many of the couples prefer our hand-picked wedding package, but we altsp offer the possibility to add products to your package, subject to availability. No matter which option you go for, you will be in safe hands with one of our wedding coordinators who has local knowledge and will guide you through all the important details for your big day.

Winter weddings in the Arctic

Icehotel is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the heart of Swedish Lapland. The seasonal shifts in the area are dramatic, and the indigenous Sami people divide the year into a total of eight seasons. Winter lasts from November until early May, overlapping with the northern lights season which runs between September and April. During the harshest winter months temperatures can drop to -30 degrees Celsius, while April is a strong contender for late winter trips with its long, sunny and mild days.

Winter wedding, photo by Asaf Kliger
Photo Asaf Kliger
Icehotel winter wedding, photo Rebecca Lundh
Photo Rebecca Lundh
Wedding bride, photo Rebecca Lundh
Photo Rebecca Lundh

Winter wedding dress code

Snowmobile suits or traditional wedding attire, you decide! Our general advice is to dress warm and wear layers. Included in our wedding packages are premium outer winter clothing that we recommend your guests wear during the ceremony.

What about make-up and hair?

In our wedding packages, a warm room is included for the bride and groom, where you have the option to get ready for your big day. We can also offer one of our conference rooms, fully equipped with mirrors with lights, where the bride and her company can get ready.

Contact us to start planning your romantic adventure today.


wilderness wedding, photo asaf kliger
Photo Asaf Kliger

How long to stay for

If you are planning a destination wedding at ICEHOTEL or elsewhere in the Arctic, we recommend you plan for you and your guests to stay a minimum of 2-4 nights. This allows an extra day on site before the big day and gives you some time to recover from the travelling.

On this extra day it is ideal to plan some activities for the group, where you get the chance to get to know each other, as well as offer your friends and family the chance to experience everything the destination has to offer.

Most of our guests choose to depart on the mid-day flight, allowing some time in the morning of your departure to enjoy a healthy breakfast and perhaps a short walk in the fresh air to recover from the party.

Icehotel wedding, photo Asaf Kliger
Photo Asaf Kliger

Lawfully weddeD

International couples getting married in Sweden are legally required to get a written approval by the local authorities to be wed by a religious or civil officiant. Your wedding coordinator will help you handle the corresponence with the Swedish authorities, but you will need to provide ICEHOTEL with a "Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage" from your local registry office, as well as copies of your parrports and birth certificates. We need the documents 12-14 weeks before the wedding date in order to have your permit ready on time.

civil marriage ceremonies?

Yes, we offer civil wedding in our Ceremony Hall. If you wish, we can assist you in finding a wedding officiant for civil ceremonies.

wedding ceremony in the ceremony hall made of ice and snow
Photo Asaf Kliger
Bride with bouquet
Photo Rebecca Lundh

What about same-sex marriages?

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Sweden since 2008, as the result of the adoption of a new, gender-neutral law on marriage. Sweden was the seventh country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples. ICEHOTEL welcomes all couples who wish to get married in our Ceremony Hall.

Proposal and honeymoon destination for adventure lovers

If you ask us, there is no better way to start your new journey as a married couple than with a romantic getaway! The Arctic is one of the best places in the world for active people looking for a romantic and alternative honeymoon, or destination to pop the question?

girl with wedding
Photo Asaf Kliger
Winter bouquet
Photo Rebecca Lundh

Best experiences and ideas for honeymoon and proposal trips

  • Start your day with a dig sled transfer from the airport to ICEHOTEL. The huskies meet you right outside the airport, and your luggage will be safely transported to ICEHOTEL while you travel through the dense forests and over frozen rivers. The journey takes 75 minutes.
  • A night in the wilderness: A rustic cabin, candle lights, a sauna, starlit skies and nothing but the peaceful silence of the nature surrounding you. Your guide will make sure all the practical details are in order, and will also prepare a three-course dinner and the sauna for you.
  • A message of love, carved in ice. Choose from a selection of motifs or create your own personalized message on an ice-ogram and have it delivered to your room as a surprise. The ice-ogram can also be placed at your table in Icehotel Restaurant when you have your dinner.
  • Snowmobiling. Feel the adrenaline rush as you drive a snowmobile through the snow-clad Arctic wilderness.
  • Make snow angels under the northern lights.
  • Arctic Deluxe. A trip to the Arctic is not complete without experiencing a night in ICEHOTEL. Do not worry about the cold, we have all the equipment to make your night as cozy and comfortable as possible. If your choose one of our Deluxe Suites in ICEHOTEL 365 you will have the luxury of an ensuite bathroom, including a bathrub, shower and sauna.