Accommodation types: Eco   Ice
IceHotel – Nice Ice, Baby
'12jun28
IceHotel  

Like the Fortress of Solitude in Superman minus the crystal-powered computer, the ICEHotel is built every winter in Swedish Lapland. It melts every summer and rises again the following year. An open to call to artists, architects and designers is always open and the hotel pushes creativity forward with a selection of conceptual ‘art suites’. You can choose from a Tron-inspired futuristic ice room or sleep on a bed that seems to float above an ethereal icy floor. It is also one of the best places to see the alien streamer-fest which is the Northern Lights. There are special tours which run with guides so you can check that out. I have written about hundreds of the best hotels and this is one of the most eco-friendly I have seen. The hotel is built from ice harvested from a frozen river. In summer, the ice is returned to its flowing mother leaving no trace of the hotel. Its energy is sourced from 100% renewable sources and it even sponsors wildlife conservation efforts under the brand, ‘ICE Moose’. The ice-rooms are around -5ºC and proper clothing and sleeping bags are provided. There are also a number of cabins with warm accommodation. So you will probably want to combine both in your stay. Morning saunas are essential.

PRICE FROM $327

Photographer: Leif Milling. ICEHOTEL: Entrance 2010/2011

ICEHOTEL Entrance

Photographer: Ben Nilsson/photobigben.com. ABSOLUT ICEBAR JUKKASJÄRVI

ABSOLUT ICEBAR JUKKASJÄRVI The Meeting

Photographer: Ben Nilsson/photobigben.com. ABSOLUT ICEBAR JUKKASJÄRVI: Ice Shots

Ice shots

Photographer: Photobigben.com. Suite: ICEHOTEL Reception - Frosty Forest

ICEHOTEL Reception - Frosty Forest

Photographer: Photobigben.com. Suite: ICEHOTEL Ice Church

ICEHOTEL Ice Church

Photographer: Leif Milling. Suite: Arktikos

Arktikos IceHotel room

Photographer: Christopher Hauser. Suite: Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame suite in Ice Hotel Sweden

Photographer: Leif Milling. Suite: Retro Drive

Retro Drive IceHotel room

Photographer: Leif Milling. Suite: Frigid Dare

Frigid Dare Ice Hotel room

Photographer: Leif Milling. Suite: Genesis

Genesis ice hotel room

Photographer: Leif Milling. Suite: Between Worlds

Suite: Between Worlds

Photographer: Leif Milling. Suite: Sakai Suite

Sakai Suite ice room

Photographer: Leif Milling. Suite: Art deco

Art deco suite

Photographer: Photobigben.com. Suite: Velocity & Hidden Treasure

Velocity & Hidden Treasure ice room

Photographer: Photobigben.com. Suite: Source of Life

Source of Life ice hotel room

Photographer: Photobigben.com. Suite: Coffee Mudra

IceHotel room

Photographer: Photobigben.com. Suite: Rock 'n' Ice

IceHotel suite

Photographer: Photobigben.com. Suite: And Yet She Moves

And Yet She Moves IceHotel Suite
ICEHOTEL Restaurant
Ice dish
Ice soup
Ice caviar

Foto: Peter Grant

Northern lights

Foto: Ragnar Th Sigurdsson

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Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi Sweden
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