The entire Icehotel opened December 15 on the riverbank in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. With a total of 35 uniquely designed art- and deluxe suites, ice bar, ice chapel and ice gallery, the guests are welcomed to experience an unforgettable night on ice and snow.
36 artists from 17 different countries have created 15 totally unique art suites, a magnificent Main Hall, and a special ice ceremony hall. Everything, including the artwork, can only be experienced at Icehotel during the winter in Jukkasjärvi. When the winter season is over, it all melts down and return to Torne River as part of a perfect cycle. The permanent part of Icehotel will remain, with Icebar by Icehotel and 20 suites of ice and snow; three of which are completely new art suites.
Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi opened in 1989 and is beside a hotel also an art exhibition with ever-changing original art made of ice and snow. Icehotel is created in a new guise every winter, completely made from natural ice from Torne River, one of Sweden’s national rivers and last untouched waters. When the winter season’s hotel made from ice and snow has melted back into the river in the spring, a part of the hotel still stands, a place where visitors can experience the ice and snow year-round.