The Ice Hotel in Sweden

The Ice Hotel in Sweden was first built at the end of the 80s, and built every winter since then in Jukkasjarvi, at around 120 miles north of the Artic Circle. The hotel is constructed every year from the water drawn from the nearby river, Torne River. The hotel is made of blocks, with different designs. constructors need approximately 10 000 tons of crystal clear ice from the Torne River and 30 000 tons of pure snow. The Swedish Ice Hotel is open since the beginning of December and the end of March. Moreover, all the furniture and the decorations in the hotel are made of ice, beds and chairs, too. For a liitle bit of comfort and warmth, reindeer skin blankets are all over the beds and chairs. Statues and other forms of art are carved throughout the hotel, in rooms and in hallways, and tend to be quite ornate. A staggering 30 000 tons of snow is sprayed on to specially made metal moulds. Once the snow is sufficiently hard, the moulds are removed and used again to make further snow sections. Every year our building techniques improve and our snow-how increases.

If thinking better, everything is new every year, even the reception. The hotel has rooms for 100 guests. It has a surface of about 30,000 square feet and it includes an Ice Chapel, the hotel itself, an ice art exhibition hall, a cinema and the ‘Absolut Ice Bar’.The Chapel was first built on Saturday the 28th of March, 1992. It has undergone many changes during years. The finished chapel is formally handed over to Jukkasjärvi parish during the traditional Christmas service and will be used for church services, christenings and weddings until mid-April. After melting, that is next year in April and May, the entire water will go back to the Torne River. The Ice Chapel is available to book for all kinds of ceremonies like Christmas, wedding or baptisms.On their arrival, visitors will be given gears meant to offer some protection for the duration of their stay, together with jumpsuits made of beaver nylon. In addition, sleeping bags complete with a sleeping bag liner. In the morning, tourists will be provided a hot drink, then guests can enjoy a sauna session and then, breakfast.


At the bar, which is in the main part of the ice hotel in Sweden, holiday-makers will also find a bar, where they can order special cocktails served in ice glasses. The igloo guide will explain everything one will need to know in order to make the best out of his stay in the Ice hotel. Temperature inside the hotel is between -4 and -9 degrees centigrade, depeding on the weather conditions and the number of visitors.As hotel rooms are concerned, the double room has a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed built of snow and ice, covered with reindeer skins. Ice hotel suites rooms are uniquely decorated. There, guests will also sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed of snow and ice, covered with reindeer skins.

The Ice Hotel in Sweden, Aurora House Cabins have two separate bedrooms for 3 persons, that is a single bed and a double bed. The rooms have a ceiling skylight for a view of Midnight Sun or Aurora Borealis. a sitting room with refrigerator, water boiler, TV & telephone, bathroom with shower and toilet. The hotel also has Chalet Cabin, which have two separate bedrooms and 4 beds in total, a sitting room with kitchenette, TV and telephone, bathroom with shower and toilet. The hotel also has heated bathrooms for those tourists who don’t like feeling cold all the time.If you have decided to head to the Ice Hotel in Sweden, then you have to know that an overnight stay costs about $300 – $500, depending on the room type and don’t forget to book in advance because this is a very popular place among holiday-makers every winter.

Ice Hotel Bar in Sweden
Ice Hotel Bar in Sweden

Ice Hotel in Sweden
Ice Hotel in Sweden

Ice Hotel Room in Sweden
Ice Hotel Room in Sweden

Ice Hotel, Sweden
Ice Hotel, Sweden

Inside the Ice Hotel, Sweden
Inside the Ice Hotel, Sweden

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