The Swedish ICEHOTEL is famous around the globe, with its clear ice and lots of natural wilderness outside the large hotel building. The pure waters of the river Torne gives the creations inside this ice hotel quite a bit of sparkle.
Fun Fact: The ice palace in the Bond movie "Die Another Day" was inspired by this hotel.
You can book online. Construction of the ICEHOTEL begins in November each year (depending on the weather in Scandinavia), and 60 (!) ice hotel rooms are open to guests in mid December. The Ice Church and the Main Hall are done by Christmas and the entire hotel is completed by early January.
One of the "warmest" ice hotels, visitors can expect temperatures between 5-8° Celsius (41-46 Fahrenheit) at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi/Kiruna.
The ICEHOTEL also has an ice bar, called the ABSOLUT ICEBAR. Don't miss this at night, when the lights behind the ice sculptures sparkle, guests mingle, and the bartender hands you drinks in glasses made of ice. The ABSOLUT ICEBAR opens in the middle of December.
You can inquire about reservations at the ICEHOTEL by calling +46 (0) 980 66800 (Monday-Friday, 9am - 4pm CET) or by booking online. The hotel offers both cold and warm accommodations. Before you call, learn how to call Sweden.
Location of the ICEHOTEL: Guests of the ICEHOTEL can find the wintry building in the village Jukkasjärvi, located next to the town of Kiruna. It's only 15 minutes from the ICEHOTEL to Kiruna airport. It's easy to find flights to Kiruna Airport.
Booking Site: ICEHOTEL Reservations
Find out what ice hotels can look like in the Ice Hotel Photo Gallery!