The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi is open!

It’s that time of the year again! The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi has opened it’s doors for the 26th time. Every year, when the Torne River turns to ice, a new ICEHOTEL is created in the small village of Jukkasjärvi in the north of Sweden. The ice of the river transforms to design and architecture at ICEHOTEL, an art project and the world’s first, and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Quite something, isn’t it?

Sleep in the ICEHOTEL

You’d think you’d freeze your butts of, right? But don’t you worry! The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi has warm and cool rooms to offer. If you’re interested in sleeping in a magical environment, yet don’t feel the urge to get frozen toes, you can keep warm in a cosy chalet or even in a wilderness cabin. If you’re more adventurous and into a once in a lifetime experience, go ahead and book a cool room. You can choose from five different room types, varying from a simple but spacious Snow room to a lavish Deluxe Suite.

Practical info about sleeping cool

Sleeping in an – literally –  icecold room needs some preparations. Thanks to the building technique, the temperature inside the hotel hovers at a constant of -5 to -7 C. The ICEHOTEL provides guests with expedition-style sleeping bags that are tested for extreme temperatures of down to -20 C (-4 F). All guests booked for an overnight will get a ‘Sleeping Cool 101’, providing instructions on what to wear and other useful information. Their advice is to sleep in thermal underwear and perhaps bring an extra fleece jacket or similar. As always in Nordic surroundings, it’s most important to keep your feet and head warm, so warm and woolly socks and a hat are crucial!

We can’t wait to experience this crazy beautiful and magical sleep-over for ourselves one day! Have you ever slept in the ICEHOTEL? Please tell us all about it in our comments section.



Image sources: ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

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