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Discover Icehotel 365
Experience sleeping on ice year round
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Choose from a range of holiday options featuring a night sleeping on ice!
A stay at the Icehotel can be combined with other locations including Abisko National Park, Tromso in Norway or even with Iceland
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You can now marvel at the creative ingenuity of the Icehotel year round - discover more
About the Icehotel
Every winter, 200km north of the Arctic Circle in the heart of Swedish Lapland, something truly magical happens. As the waters of the Torne River freeze over, a glittering, shimmering hotel emerges, sculpted from the ice itself. Set in a pristine wilderness of snowclad pine forests and frozen lakes, the Icehotel is the ultimate winter wonderland – an unforgettable destination for a weekend break, action-packed northern lights adventure or indulgent winter getaway combining extraordinary accommodation and fine dining.
From the moment you step inside the door, you'll understand why this hotel is famous the world over – from it’s hallways lined with ice art and glittering chandeliers, to the atmospheric ice bar, you won’t be able to stop yourself being swept away by the magic.
The ingenuity of the design and construction has to be seen to be believed and, with an interior temperature kept at a constant -5°C, it really does take your breath away. Over 1,000 tonnes of ice and 30,000 cubic metres of snice are harvested each winter from the nearby Torne River before being crafted into the original Icehotel. Come late April and this seasonal Icehotel simply melts back into the river.
The newly opened Icehotel 365 is a permanent structure, offering the experience of sleeping on ice year round, thus allowing the chance to combine with exploring Lapland under the midnight sun. Maintained at sub-zero temperatures by solar power during summer its domed roof is covered in wild flowers, while in winter, it blends seamlessly with the adjacent winter structure.
If you are looking for a truly inspiring winter getaway, then a visit to the Icehotel should be at the top of your list. The 'sleeping on ice' experience is certainly not to be forgotten and is far more comfortable than it may at first sound. Add in fine dining, a cosy bed for additional nights, a whole host of winter activities such as husky sledding and snowmobiling and the chance to see the northern lights you have the ultimate 'cool' break.
Popular Icehotel holidays
Northern Lights, Abisko & Icehotel
Christmas at the Icehotel
Icehotel & Treehotel Summer Fly Drive
Tromso, Abisko & the Icehotel
Icehotel, Abisko and Lofoten
Wilderness Husky Adventure
Stockholm & the Icehotel
New Year at the Icehotel
Lapland Break at Camp Ripan
Great Nordic Odyssey
Iceland and the Icehotel
The Icehotel and the Aurora
Sitting well above the Arctic Circle in the tiny village of Jukkasjarvi, the Icehotel is in a great location for viewing the aurora borealis. During the evening, aurora watchers head down to the frozen river to gaze at the night sky in expectation of viewing the northern lights - possibly after enjoying a cocktail or two in the Icebar. Alternatively, there is a range of enticing excursions from husky safaris to snowmobile tours operating in the evening deep into the wilderness that offer excellent chances to view the aurora, if the cloud conditions permit.
However, if seeing the northern lights is your priority, we recommend combining your Icehotel experience with an overnight stay in Abisko National Park visiting the Aurora Sky Station - one of the best places in the world for northern lights!