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World premiere for winter in the height of summer at ICEHOTEL

22 May, 2017

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.  

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.

Ice nights and midnight sun guarantee

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,” says Beatrice Lind, Sales Manager at Icehotel.

In relation to the launch of the year round Icehotel, great deals on summer packages and many news are offered.

News and highlights

  • 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 and great offers at ICEHOTEL
  • 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.

For pictures and press material, visit our Media page

Contact Josefin Lindbergmedia@icehotel.com


ICEHOTEL – the worlds first hotel made of ice and snow, founded 1989 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.

The hotel & art exhibition is reborn in a new guise every year and it´s completely made from ice from Torne River, one of Sweden’s national rivers and last untouched waters. When the winter seasonal hotel has melted back into Torne River, the year round concept ICEHOTEL 365 still stands, a place where the guests can experience ice and snow every day of the year.


ICEHOTEL 365 – open year round. Summer Activities & Packages