Ever since the first ice hotel opened in Sweden in 1989, hunkering down on a bed of ice surrounded by frozen furniture, art and décor has been a rite of passage for the winter traveller. The ICEHOTEL was the first, and has maintained its world-beating status almost 30 years later. Its cutting-edge sculptures, thrilling excursions and excellent regional food welcomes anybody with a sense of adventure. Be greeted with warmth in an ice-cold environment and enjoy one of the world's most enthralling experiences.
Each year, the ICEHOTEL pulls out all the stops to piece together a wildly ambitious and impressive hotel from huge blocks harvested from the frozen River Torne, styled by an endlessly creative team of architects and artists. In its 26 years of fleeting existence, the ICEHOTEL has established an unparalleled variety of exciting snowbound adventures to keep you enthralled. Unsurprisingly, this iconic hotel is endlessly popular, so you’ll need to book far in advance.
And for 2017, the all-new ICEHOTEL 365 will extend the season so that guests can experience the best of the ICEHOTEL all year round. Located immediately next to the current ICEHOTEL alongside the Torne River in Swedish Lapland, this new incarnation of the popular property will be kept cool using solar-powered technology alone, making the most of Jukkasjärvi's long stretches of Midnight Sun when it's too warm to stay frozen naturally. The hotel is at once an engineering marvel and a Hans Eek-designed artistic triumph.