Located 124 miles (200 km) inside the Arctic Circle and 7.5 miles (12 km) from Kiruna Airport, the amazing Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi was first opened in 1990. The hotel is built anew each year, usually around mid-November, when ice is collected from the Torne River and moulded into magnificent bricks, sculptures, ice furniture and even a bar with ice glasses! It may be made of ice, but this hotel is a warm welcome to those visiting for a night. Guests can curl up in soft, warm reindeer hide blankets in one of the many themed rooms, sip on an ice-cold glass of schnapps in the bar, or dine on anything from whitefish roe and venison to cloudberries and arctic raspberries in the Icehotel restaurant. Guests also have the option of booking a warm room as well, should the novelty of sleeping on a bed of ice wear off, and the Icehotel is also open to day visitors throughout the winter season. The hotel also offers activities like ice sculpture-carving classes, dog and reindeer sledding, and hunting.
Telephone: +46 (0) 980 66 800 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm)
Opening times: Open to day visitors daily from 10am to 6pm (December to April). Guided tours from 10am-2pm (Swedish) and 12pm-4pm (English).
Admission: Free for daytime visitors