The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, just 200km north of the Arctic Circle opens its gates every winter and unveiles the most magnificent suites carved out of ice and snow. It is the largest hotel made of ice in the world and its suites are not just for show. They are 100% functional and you can stay in any of them with prices starting from 260 euros. Since it can’t stay open for all year long, you should better organize your travel for when you decide to go.
The Torne river
Everything starts from this river with a length of 520 kilometers, which runs down from the ancient mountains and provides the hotel with ice during the winter.
The creation of the hotel
Natural ice is very hard to create and maintain, so it requires months of taking care fo the icy ground and keeping it clear of snow, so that the ice can grow efficiently.
Founded in 1989
Founded in 1989, the hotel offer a bar, a restaurant, a lounge and a homestead that was built back in 1768 and is used as a museum and a charcoal-fired kitchen.
The artistic value of the hotel
The sculptor of the hotel says that “Icehotel is an art symposium in a class of its own. The energy released here when creative people from a wide variety of backgrounds and places meet the ice is almost tangible”.