The Swedish Ice Hotel

The Swedish Ice Hotel is located in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. It has over 80 rooms and is built using ice from the nearby Torne River. Construction began in October using 10,000 tones of ice and 30,000 tons of snow. The 30,000 square foot hotel is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle and features an Absolute Vodka ice bar, an ice cinema, an ice chapel, ice family rooms, and ice suites. The whole structure uses 4,000 tons of ice.

The hotel began in 1990, when French artist Jannot Derid held an exhibition in a cylinder-shaped igloo in the area. One night there were no rooms available in the town so some of the visitors slept in sleeping bags on top of reindeer skin.
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Ice Hotel
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The ice hotel gives you a different way to holiday. It’s an interesting place to stay for those that love the snow. Rooms start around $300 a night and the hotel is open from December through April. Temperatures range from -5 C to -8 C. That’s pretty cold but considering temperatures can get -37 C below out, it’s not too bad. Guests sleep on Reindeer skin and sleeping bags making for a nice comfortable, and cozy, sleep.

Since the hotel melts and has to be rebuilt each year, no two years feature the same design. Every year they reshape and redesign the whole hotel giving returning visitors a new place. Last year’s theme was the milky way.

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10 Comments for "The Swedish Ice Hotel"

Thai Hotel Expert says on July 27th, 2008 at 3:45 pm:

it’s great..i think the price isn’t too bad .. something we should try at least once…it will be a good experience.

Person says on October 1st, 2008 at 2:50 am:

Sounds cool… but cold and hard and uncomfortable.

Betty Smith says on October 18th, 2008 at 10:11 pm:

Wow Sounds Intereting. Looks so intricate! I really hope I can go there

RosanneFrancone says on November 24th, 2009 at 8:22 pm:

I am a student completing a project. I need info on the types of hotel/guest/property “security” means are available in an ICE HOTEL ..

Roberta says on June 2nd, 2010 at 7:32 pm:

Shame on the Ice Hotel!!! When all airports were shut down due to volcanic ash the hotel refused to refund our money. The airlines and other hotels all gave refunds, but not the Ice Hotel. The volcanic ash situation may continue to be a problem for the next year or more so anyone making reservations for the next season might want to reconsider.

Roberta says on June 7th, 2010 at 3:57 am:

I take back by comment about the Ice Hotel. They have reconsidered & decided to refund my money. It was a difficult time for everyone. They didn’t mean to cause any ill feelings.
Thank you to the Ice Hotel

erika maie sawma says on October 12th, 2010 at 5:38 pm:

i like this hotel i wish i will see it because i’m in lebanon and i’m verry far i se the rooms its cordgest and the chandelirs they are nise its like life in the casel verry verry nise
im erika maie sawma from lebanon 9 years old and love the ice hotel ha!ha!ha love you ice hotel
erika maie sawma

des says on November 20th, 2010 at 2:13 pm:

hm. i watched it in Jessica Soho here in Philippines . im so amazed by its idea and uniqueness ! i love the low temperature .. hahaha !

tatiana says on October 28th, 2011 at 12:53 pm:

we have been there last January. it was great. so many marvelous installations of famous designers. every room are unique in it’s design. i never think before that ice and snow are so plastic stuff with so reach facilities.
and it was not so cold for sleeping. just -5 inside. may be because we are from Russia ;)


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