Experience the coolest hotel in the world – the original Ice hotel in Swedish Lapland. We fell under the spell of the Icehotel when it first emerged beside the Torne River in the village of Jukkasjarvi back in 1990 and nearly three decades later, we’re proud to be its leading worldwide partner, offering an unrivalled collection of Icehotel holidays. We also operate the UK’s only direct flight to Kiruna – getting you straight to there in just 3.5 hours. Our close working relationship with the Icehotel has meant we have devised a collection of breaks that showcase this magical creation to the full and our clients are assured the best experience possible.
From a classic three-night winter break to multi-centre holidays combining this amazing destination with Norway or Iceland see our full collection of Ice hotel holidays. Opened in 2017, 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.
Nordic Specialists for 35 years
Icehotel Direct Flight
Our exclusive direct flight from London Heathrow to Kiruna gets you to the Icehotel quicker
The 29th Icehotel is open!
- Take a first look at the some of the new and uniquely designed art suites including the Living Ocean designed by British father and daughter duo
5-minutes with Icehotel's Creative Director
- We catch up with Arne Bergh who overseas the annual build
- Read our Q&A and watch the video interview with him
About the Icehotel
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.
Icehotel Facts & Figures
- The Torne River produces the perfect source to harvest ice for building Icehotel
- 2500 blocks of ice are harvested each year
- Almost 1 million ice glasses are produced each year
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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!