Sweden – Absolutely Ice
Your holiday break in Sweden begins in it’s beautiful capital, Stockholm and takes you to the Ice hotel in Jukkasjarvi. Stockholm is built on 14 islands all part of an archipelago. Sweden’s Capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water – hence it’s nickname, Venice of the North.
Kiruna is unique. If you follow our latitude, 68° N, around the world, you’ll discover that it runs through uninhabited wilderness. Kiruna has quite an extraordinary geographical location.
Here, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you will experience contrasts from Northern Lights to the midnight sun, the highest mountain in Sweden to the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine, ancient Sámi culture to an ongoing city transformation.
Kiruna is the place to experience the midnight sun, polar night and the fantastical Northern Lights as they illuminate the skies with cascades of colour.
Kiruna is also the place to go dog sledding and cross-country skiing through forests and alongside lakes.
Close-by is Jukkasjärvi, where you can visit the world-renowned Ice Hotel and find out how it feels to sleep in a bed made of ice.
After enjoying an urban lifestyle in Stockholm continue north – 200km inside the Arctic Circle to the world famous Ice hotel.
Ten thousand years ago, glaciers carved a riverbed and the Torne River was born. Since then, the crystal-clear, pure water of the Torne River has flowed freely along its 600-kilometer path through Lapland out to the sea in the southeast.
The entire Ice hotel is on loan from the mighty Torne River and is a place where time stands still.
Cold room – Art Suite
Each suite is individually themed and hand carved by artists commissioned from around the world and a wide range of disciplines. Spending a night in the Ice hotel is a surreal experience and a memory for life. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside and a sauna session and hot shower awaits before breakfast.
The art suites, are our individually designed and sculpted thematic suites. The artists, perhaps from Kiruna, Germany, UK or the US have been picked from over two-hundred applicants and invited to make the suite you’ll be sleeping in. Each suite is unique and has never been created before.
The room holds a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The bed you sleep on has a thick mattress that rests on a wooden base. The bed is covered with reindeer hides and you sleep in a thermal sleeping bag.
Instead of doors the hotel rooms have curtains that you draw to give you and your company privacy. Your luggage is stored in the luggage storage room prior to your overnight stay.
There are communal changing rooms, toilets and saunas for women and men in the warm section of Ice hotel. A complimentary private changing booth is included when you book a winter suite.