ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi Est. 1990

ICEHOTEL, Marknadsvägen, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

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Experience one of the "coolest" places ever. 
For 25+ years, this hotel and art exhibition has been made from the ice and snow of one of Europe’s last wild rivers. Marry in the local countryside village church from the 1600s and celebrate love amid breathtaking mountains and forests.
The Lowdown
Type
Art Gallery
Bar / Club / Lounge
Church / Chapel / Temple
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Forest
River
Style
Eco
Scandinavian
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

In the hinterland of northern Scandinavia, some 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you find an untamed landscape of 450 million year old mountains, glacial rivers and enormous taiga forests. Jukkasjärvi is local tongue for ”meeting place by the river” and for centuries, explorers, tradesmen, Sámi and settlers have gathered here. In this village, ICEHOTEL is reborn in a new guise each winter. Using the walls, floors and ceilings of the hotel as a canvas, the artsist give each room of the hotel a unique design and theme. ICEHOTEL comprises not just the hotel, but also warm rooms, meeting and dining spaces. ecember to April, the iconic ice bar, an ice church and the dome-shaped Aurora Hall theatre (both within the ice structure) are available for private events.  Additionally, there are heated areas that can be used year-round for events. Drawing on the local culture and with vivid history, both ICEHOTEL Restaurant and the village homestead are excellent options.

Ice or winter theme
A glistening structure of pure ice and an art exhibition with hotel beds. ICEHOTEL is 5500 square meters of ephemeral art, inspired and made possible by mother nature. Each year, tons and tons of the pure ice of Torne is harvested from the river. Like a series of etchings, each block is a piece of art in its own right; produced completely on nature’s terms. ICEHOTEL is open December through mid-April. In May, it reunites with the river - transforming to a maze of modern ruins in the process. December to April, the iconic ice bar, an ice church and the dome-shaped Aurora Hall theatre (both within the ice structure) are available for private events.

ICEHOTEL Restaurant
Built in the 1920’s, this building has a diverse and fascinating history. It originally served as an old persons’ home for Sámi people of the surrounding villages. It was discontinued in the 1960’s, after which space researchers of the nearby Esrange rocket range used it as their temporary housing while conducting projects here. In 1983 the inn and later restaurant was opened. The Sámi and the rocketeers still visit for dinner. The ice still makes for a central element, with the bespoke ice menu and the option of personally designed ice blocks adorning the tables.

Rustic Scandinavian 
The timbered rooms, some dating back to the 1700’s are rich in character and history. Over the years, it has housed a school for the village children and a reputable inn frequented by the founders of mining town Kiruna at the turn of the century. The Homestead restaurant serves hearty traditional dishes with local flavors and organic beers and wines. Think charcuterie board of moose sausage, reeindeer jerky and Norrbotten cheese with organic Cabernet Sauvignon.

Nature lovers
A dramatic landscape, in so many ways still wild and untouched by civilization to this day, yet the home of the aboriginal Sámi and rare animals for generations. Here, you find mountains pre-dating the ice age by 450 million years, pristine rivers, some of the Europe’s northermost pine moors and vast tajga forests. Explore it with snowmobiles, dog sleds or skis in winter; or with bike, boat or on foot in summer. The cuisine is a true outdoor food experience, using what nature provides. Water from the river, with fresh fish or reindeer stew prepared over the open fire. For after; steaming hot coffee is waiting to be poured from the blackened kettle.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $70 to $140

Additional Charges

Catering and beverages is not included in the venue price. 

Catering estimates do not include beverages. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
190
Buffet
190
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1990
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
Approx 35 cool rooms and 20 ice suites:
Snow rooms
Modest room with snow walls, bed legs of ice and curtain door. Sleeps 2-4 persons.
Ice rooms  
Standard room with snow walls, ice decorations and curtain door. Sleeps 2-3 persons.
Northern light rooms
Art room w/ bed enveloped in sculptures of snow and ice, animated northern ligths ceiling projection,curtain door. Sleeps 2-3 persons.
Art suites 
Each suite is a three-dimensional installation of original art. Intricate, individually designed themes and ample sculpting work, curtain door. Sleeps 2-3 persons.
Deluxe suites 
Lavish extra large suite with separated lounge & sleeping areas, deluxe bed and ensuite sauna and bathroom as well as a frosted glass door. Like the art suites, a three-dimensional piece of original art with intricate sculpting details. Sleeps 2 persons.

72 warm hotel rooms and chalet cabins with Scandinavian interior. 

We usually recommend to stay first or final night cool, the remaining nights warm. There is an option to book a back-up warm room for changing and/or as a Plan B at an extra cost. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
200 km north of the Arctic Circle in the far north of Sweden, you find an untamed landscape of 450 million year old mountains, glacial rivers and enormous taiga forests. Jukkasjärvi is meänkiele for ”meeting place by the river” and for centuries, explorers, tradesmen, Sámi and settlers have gathered here. In this village, ICEHOTEL is reborn in a new guise each winter. Using the walls, floors and ceilings of the hotel as a canvas, the artsist give each room of the hotel a unique design and theme. ICEHOTEL comprises not just the hotel, but also warm rooms, meeting and dining spaces.

What's to explore?
- Classic outdoor adventures including dog sledding, ice driving and snowmobiling in winter, hiking, cycling and rafting in summer and autumn.
- Dinner on ice; eat a delicacy dinner served on plates made of crystal clear ice in the comfort of a warm restaurant.
- The Sámi people. The aboriginal Sámi have lived in the northernmost areas of Scandinavia and Russia for thousands of years. Learn about their culture and lifestyle with the reindeer as their close companions.
- Northern lights. The Aurora Borealis may be the most famous one, but the pastel shades of Kaamos in December and the Midnight sun in May-July are equally magnificient.
Design:
The ICEHOTEL is a glistening structure of organic ice and an art exhibition with hotel beds. ICEHOTEL is 5500 square meters of ephemeral art, inspired and made possible by mother nature. Each year, tons of the organic ice  is harvested from the wild Arctic river Torne. Like a series of etchings, each block is a piece of art in its own right; produced completely on nature’s terms. ICEHOTEL is open December through mid-April. In May, it reunites with the river - transforming to a maze of modern ruins in the process.
Standout Venue Features:
The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi is the original and still today the world's grandest, covering an area equivalent to 21 tennis courts.
Extra Perks:
This varies depending on which venues within/at ICEHOTEL you decide to opt for. 
Awards & Notables Awards
Six-times award winner of the World Travel Awards.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
ICEHOTEL Restaurant 
Vouching for your creature comforts, ICEHOTEL’s restaurant is traditional room temperature. The ice still makes for a central element, with the bespoke ice menu and the option of personally designed ice blocks adorning the tables.

Jukkasjärvi Homestead
Rustic timber buildings housing dining rooms, culture saunas, traditional baking house & village museum.The Homestead restaurant serves hearty traditional dishes with local flavors and organic beers and wines. Think charcuterie board of moose sausage, reeindeer jerky and Norrbotten cheese with organic Cabernet Sauvignon.
 
Bars & Lounges:
ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL
ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi was first set up in 1994 and is the original icebar. Visiting ICEBAR is something you should do at least once in your life. Sip on a delicious cocktail or have a glass of champagne – obviously the glasses are made entirely out of ice. Dance on a floor made of snow and do some late night mingling with visitors from near and far that have all traveled to this little bar by the Torne River.

The Lounge
Scandinavian design classics meet lodge cabin in the ICEHOTEL warm lounge, ideal for a pre-dinner cocktail or mingling in-between activities. Serves light meals, hot and chilled beverages. 
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Birthday Bucket LIst: IceHotel Wilderness Dinner Party
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26845
VENUE:
ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi
LOCATION:
-1, Norrbotten County
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Boutique Hotel
Ice Safari Wilderness Dinner Party
The Northern Lights
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

ICEHOTEL number 26 opened it's frozen doors two weeks ago! ICEHOTEL is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow and is reborn each year in the village of Jukkasjärvi, just north of the Arctic Circle. The spectacular frozen monolith is made entirely of ice from the free-flowing river Torne, and is open from mid-December to mid-April every year. This #BirthdayBucketList of the week is devoted to this spectacularly sparkling experience. 

Each year the rooms are completely different as new artisans come to the area to carve art sculptures out of the ice. The artists vary from year to year, so that each rendition of the hotel is unique every season that it reopens. Not only is this #BirthdayBucketList devoted to sleeping in this temporary hotel, but it also serves as the setting where you can host the COOLEST (pun intended) birthday dinner party on the planet. 

 

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