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Ice Hotel

The original hotel made entirely from snow and ice, Ice Hotel in Swedish Lapland is literally one of the coolest places to stay in the world. Built to a new design each winter, guests are able to experience sleeping in temperatures of -5 degrees.

Lapland, Sweden
Ice Hotel
  • Discover the unique experience of sleeping on ice in the world's original ice hotel

  • Each room is created afresh every winter and individually crafted by artists from all over the world

  • Warm up after your ice adventure with a sauna followed by a few nights in a local chalet or hotel

  • Stay before Christmas and watch the artists at work creating the final guest rooms


Located in Jukkasjarvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, Ice Hotel is built entirely from the natural ice harvested from the River Torne. A team of highly skilled engineers and artists work together to create the incredible structure, with no two designs ever the same. At the end of each season the spring sun thaws the walls and the ice rejoins the waters of the river.

The best way to visit is to combine one night in the Ice Hotel's 'cold accommodation', the famous rooms or suites made of snow and ice, with a few nights in warm chalet or hotel room in the neighbouring building. The Ice Hotel opens its doors from December onwards and on arrival you are given a fully guided tour with hints and tips on how to sleep well in minus temperatures. The tour also covers a brief history of the hotel and offers the chance to ask any last minute questions.

All beds in the hotel are made from blocks of ice with a wooden base and a mattress covered with reindeer skin. Each guest is given a sleeping bag in which to snuggle down for the night, while heated bathrooms can be found in the warm building connected to the Ice Hotel. In the morning, you are served a hot juice in bed and the chance to enjoy a warming sauna before going to the Ice Hotel Restaurant for breakfast.

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Top tip:

For an unusual dining concept and in keeping with the overall theme of the hotel, try Ice Dining at Icehotel. The entire menu is served on ice and is a testiment to Swedish cuisine.

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Lapland, Sweden

Ice Hotel is built each year on the banks of the River Thorne in the small village in Lapland called Jukkasjarvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.


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