Welcome to our ICEHOTEL made from the frozen water of the Torne River.
Photo Jan Jordan© - Skulpture Lena Kriström-Kulin 03/04
How it all began
If it is possible to build a hotel of ice in a small village 200km inside the Arctic Circle, which strikes the whole world with amazement, then anything is possible. The story of ICEHOTEL is indeed a fairy tale come true.
ICEHOTEL® The original hotel built of ice and snow since 1990 ICEHOTEL® Jukkasjärvi Sweden. Every winter for almost two decades we've built a unique hotel of snow and ice. ICEHOTEL is situated in the village ...www.icehotel.com/
Photographs of the Ice Hotel, Jukkas Järvi, Sweden A photographic tour of the Ice Hotel in Jukkas Järvi in Lapland in the Arctic Circle, Sweden, shot on holiday in December 2000.www.head-space.org/ice/index.html
How to sleep in Ice Hotel:
-See if you can reserve a double sleeping bag for solo use, especially if you’re a stomach sleeper.
-Don’t over dress, a thin silk or wool layer will be more than enough. Wear silk socks under your wool ones in case your feet get overheated.
-Don’t worry, you won’t have to sleep with the bag completely covering your face.
-You will be sleeping on a foam egg crate foundation so it’s not really hard or uncomfortable.
-A family bed with bickering adult children is not conducive to a restful Ice Hotel experience. The family beds are plenty big enough, though.
-You WILL have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Even if you don’t drink anything. Drink liberally at the Ice Bar to make this experience worth while. I didn’t even suit back up; just scooted over to the warm bathroom area clad in boots and long underwear.
-Have a watch or small clock with you since there is no other way to know when the Ice Hotel person will be arriving with your hot Lingonberry Juice. Don’t allow klutzy adult daughter to set hers down-Lingonberry Juice stains snow.
Then off to Canada:
ICE HOTEL IMAGES
We have a "guided tour" with images and information about the Ice Hotel. Whenever you see a "360" link you can "step" into that part of the Ice Hotel.
In this section, you will find pictures taken by our official photographer Xavier Dachez. They include rooms and areas of the Ice Hotel.
Watch our short promotional video and get a taste of the wonder that is the Ice Hotel.
Here are some very N'Ice pictures taken by Sandra Bellefoy, friend and ambassador to the Ice Hotel.