Thirty years ago Yngve Bergqvist had a dream; a dream that saw him resign from his mining career and spearhead the creation of a hotel made wholly of ice and snow in the heart of Swedish Lapland. His aim was to extend the tourism season in Jukkasjarvi and to provide local employment opportunities. His desire was educate the world about the delights of the region and build a beacon of light for the dark winter months. You could say that it was Responsible Tourism in its purest form, ahead of its time, involving the community in his vision and using nature's bounty as building blocks - a circle of life. The result was the ICEHOTEL.

Today the ICEHOTEL is much more than the small igloo hotel built in 1989. It is now the only ICEHOTEL to offer guests the chance to stay in an ice room throughout the year. It is the largest of its kind, always evolving and innovating. 

We have offered holidays to the ICEHOTEL since the early days of our Scandinavian programme (2008) and each year we wait with baited breath for the release of the plans for the forthcoming winter. We have not been disappointed yet. In 2018 we saw 'the Spruce Woods', in 2015 the 'Elephant in the room', and who could forget the Polar Bear and the Tube Line? This year, artists from the Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Chile, Germany, the USA, South Korea, the UK, South Africa and beyond have been selected from the 126 unique concepts entered. There is 'a night at the theatre', a room based on a West End London Theatre and White Santorini, a frozen landscape inspired by the beauty of the Greek island. 

Contact our Sweden specialists on 020 8758 4722 for further information or view our ICEHOTEL holidays here

White Santorini, Haeme Han and Jaeyual Lee White Santorini, Haeme Han and Jaeyual Lee
Echo's - of the Torne river, Francisco Cortes Zamudio Echo's - of the Torne river, Francisco Cortes Zamudio
Kaleidoscope, Natsuki Munakata and Shingo Saito Kaleidoscope, Natsuki Munakata and Shingo Saito
Feline Lair, Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando Feline Lair, Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando
6 Feeling, Vladimir Barsukov and Ekaterina Barsukova 6 Feeling, Vladimir Barsukov and Ekaterina Barsukova
Golden Ice, Nicolas Triboulot and Jean-Marie Guitera Golden Ice, Nicolas Triboulot and Jean-Marie Guitera
Clear Water, AnnaSofia Maag and Niklas Byman Clear Water, AnnaSofia Maag and Niklas Byman
A night at the theatre, Jonathan Green and Marnie Green A night at the theatre, Jonathan Green and Marnie Green
Tip of the iceberg, Franziska Agrawal Tip of the iceberg, Franziska Agrawal
Michelle Vincent

By Michelle Vincent

19th September 2019



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Michelle Vincent
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