Arctic Sweden, Sweden
Travelling as two
REMOTE ICE ADVENTURE
The original ICEHOTEL was created in 1989, and has grown in status ever since. Each year it is reincarnated into a new version with brand new themes and art exhibits on show. Open from mid December, guests from all over the world experience the unique hotel before it slowly melts away again in spring, returning the River Torne to mother nature. The winter ICEHOTEL has between 15 and 20 Ice rooms and 12 Art Suites, all individually designed by national and international artists. Adjacent to the ICEHOTEL is the warm service building where you store your belongings and the reception area with changing facilities and a communal sauna for males and females.
Sleeping on ice may seem a little strange at first, but many have said it was the best sleep they have ever had. With a bed frame, mattress, reindeer furs and an exceptionally warm sleeping bag to keep you snug, the scary thought becomes a wonderful reality. Guides at the ICEHOTEL will be happy to share how best to enjoy the whole experience. We recommend spending one night of your trip sleeping in the ICEHOTEL. The other nights will be in one of the traditional hotel rooms and chalets, offering you a warm and relaxing stay, all with private en suite facilities. Please note, the heated service building is just a few steps away and is staffed 24 hours, where all your belongings are kept, as well as the bathroom, showers and sauna. All rooms in the ICEHOTEL have curtains for doors.
A culinary experience awaits - An extensive breakfast buffet is included throughout your stay, serving a selection of hot and cold dishes. Lunch is available at the restaurant with a choice of local cuisine and offers good value. In the evening you have a choice of dining experiences both inside and out. In the classic restaurant you can choose either the a la carte menu or the Ice menu. Alternatively, just a few minutes away is The Old Homestead which serves a more casual menu while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere by the open fire. At The Veranda, the chef’s table, you and other guests sit round a wooden table and are served an eight-course menu inspired by local ingredients, with the chef preparing the dishes before your eyes. For all the evening meal options we highly recommend booking a table reservation in advance. In addition to the inside dining options, there are also outside excursions which include a meal cooked by the guide over an open fire. They include the Northern Lights Safari on Snowmobile and Winter Wilderness Dinner.
There is a fantastic selection of winter activities which can be included during your stay at the ICEHOTEL. On each trip you will be accompanied by an experienced guide and as warm winter clothing is included throughout your stay, you’re all set to enjoy the sparkling landscape during the daytime, and marvel at the dancing Northern Lights in the evening. Ranging from husky sledding, ice sculpting, snowmobile safaris, horse riding, cross-country skiing, reindeer sleigh ride, ice fishing, sauna ritual and northern lights excursions, you’ll be keen to experience them all.
Due to the popularity of the trips, we highly recommend to pre-book the activities in advance in order to ensure availability.
Spending time in the Arctic region gives you a sense of wellbeing. Just by being outside in the open spaces and beautiful nature, breathing in the crisp fresh air will give you a wonderful feeling. Combine this with sleeping at the ICEHOTEL, marvelling at the magical aurora borealis and spending quality time with loved ones to complete a once in a lifetime experience. Relax in the shared sauna, treat yourself to a massage, or experience the full Sauna Ritual, which includes trying everything from the sauna, washing yourself with tar soap, taking a plunge in the Torne River and sinking into pleasure in the outdoor hot tubs.