Arrive to Kiruna and transfer to the ICEHOTEL, your home for the next 3 nights. Every year when the winter comes, the pristine waters the meandering of Torne River slow down and freeze into ice. On one chilly day in 1989, the first ever Icehotel was hand-sculpted out of these massive ice blocks harvested from this very river running alongside. Today, over three decades later, the Icehotel has become a must-visit Swedish landmark for travelers from all parts of the globe.
Each winter since the first and the original Icehotel was built, passionate artists gather in the modest town of Jukkasjäarvi to build a new rendition of this Arctic wonder. When the spring comes, the hotel is then left to melt and find its way back to nature. Each coming winter brings a one-of-a-kind version of the Icehotel, promising a new set of treasured memories just waiting to unfold in this stunning Swedish destination.
Thankfully, whatever the season, there is an extraordinary experience awaiting anyone who visits. At ICEHOTEL 365, the newest addition to this Swedish landmark, anyone who wishes to go on an ice escapade can get to do so no matter the season. As the first permanent ice and snow hotel ever to be built, guests can now enjoy this unique Arctic adventure all year round. Have you ever imagined yourself sleeping in a room built out of ice? This and so much more are prepared for you in the massive 2100 square meter ice hall. Among the exciting attractions and activities that await are an art exhibit featuring hand-carved ice sculptures, a five-course menu highlighting Scandinavian delicacies, and the famous Ice Bar, which serves drinks in unique ice-carved glasses. Can a trip to the north get any cooler than this?
This evening we will meet for a brief welcome meeting and then a wonderful 3 course meal at the Icehotel Restaurant.
Accommodations: ICEHOTEL Sweden