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General Conditions


Departures Daily: Dec 09 – April 30, 2006

A stay in the ICEHOTEL is an unforgettable experience - the ultimate Winter Adventure! Sculpted from ice and snow, this incredible work of art, set in the heart of Swedish Lapland, provides the base for a truly unusual winter break. ICEHOTEL, now in its thirteenth year, is continuing its success as the world's biggest hotel made entirely of ice and snow.
Jukkasjärvi, a small, quaint village in Swedish Lapland, lies 200 km north of the Arctic Circle by the River Torne. 400 years ago, Jukkasjärvi was a popular meeting place for Lapland's settlers and hunters. Jukkasjärvi in Sami (Lappish) means "meeting place ", which is what the former Sami village has been for half a millennium. Today, it is home to the world’s largest igloo - the incredible ICEHOTEL - where a beautifully ornamented suite has been reserved exclusively for you! Inside the hotel, you’ll also find an Art gallery, Ice bar, Cinema and Chapel. The Ice Church is a consecrated room of snow and ice in which church services, weddings and christenings take place. Since the winter of 2003 the "Ice Globe Theatre" - a replica of Shakespeare's "Globe Theatre" on the Thames in London - added a new chapter of beauty and magic to the Ice Hotel.
It all started when, in 1989, some Japanese ice artists visited Jukkasjärvi, resulting in a much talked-about and written-about exhibition of ice art. Shortly afterwards, in spring 1990, a cylinder-shaped igloo was built directly on the ice of the River Torne, where an exhibition by the French artist Jannot Derid opened. Hundreds of visitors stared in amazement at the 60-square-metre art gallery, which was given the name Artic Hall. One night, some guests even spent the night there, in sleeping bags on reindeer skin - and the next morning they were ecstatic about the experience. Artic Hall was never meant to be used as a hotel, but the guests, well rested, assured us that it had been a warm and intense experience. The ICEHOTEL concept was born!


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Arrival in Kiruna. You will be met and transferred by taxi to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi (Kiruna-Jukkasjärvi 17 km). Or you can take an optional snowmobile or Dog sleigh transfer. When checking in at the Ice Hotel (normal check in time is 5:00 pm) you will get a guided tour of the Ice Hotel. You will also be given “sleeping instructions”. Overnight at the ICEHOTEL in your cozy sleeping bag and reindeer skins.

Room service wake up with a hot berry drink. Start your day with a sauna and a buffet breakfast at the Jukkasjärvi Inn. Day is free to join an optional excursion. There is a host of winter activities to choose from, such as snow mobile safari, dog sled safari, ice fishing, reindeer sled excursion. You may also enjoy cross-country skiing or a special guided snowmobile tour at night, including a traditional dinner and slide show on the Aurora Borealis. A clear night sky provides an excellent opportunity to observe the nature phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights!
Overnight in your comfortable and cozy cabin.

Swedish buffet breakfast. Enjoy a 3.5 hour Wilderness Snowmobile tour today including lunch. Guided extra long snowmobile tour in the wilderness area around Jukkasjarvi primeval forest, with traditional wilderness lunch (smoked reindeer meat with bread, salmon soup, lingonberry cake). Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in your comfortable and cozy cabin.

All photos courtesy of ICEHOTEL

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant before your transfer to the Kiruna Airport. Your adventure to the ICEHOTEL has come to an end.


Additional nights and activities are available on request.



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Departure Dates

Daily departures:

Dec 09 – April 30, 2006


Prices in US Dollars

ICEHOTEL, 4 days

Per person in double room





  • Taxi transfers from/to Kiruna Airport - Hotel

  • 1 night Ice Hotel, based on double

  • 2 nights in comfortable cabin

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • Hotel Berry Drink

  • Sauna

  • Wilderness Snowmobile Safari, 3.5 hours

  • 1 x wilderness lunch

Not Included

  • Flight to/from Kiruna

  • Optional excursions on day 2*

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Gratuities

  • $ 25 Service fee

Please note

Children in ICEHOTEL:
Children 0-6 years old sleep at no cost together with 2 adults in ICEHOTEL and have their own sleeping bag (if wanted) and breakfast of course. Children 7-12 years old imply an additional fee of USD $ 58 / child together with 2 adults in a room at ICEHOTEL.

Guests inevitably have a few queries before tucking themselves in their sleeping-bags in one of the stylish ice suites. The guide in ICEHOTEL will be happy to explain everything you need to know about sleeping in ICEHOTEL.

You will be supplied with a specially made sleeping bag complete with a sleeping bag liner. In the morning a hot drink will be brought to you, after which you can enjoy an early morning sauna followed by breakfast.

The temperature in the ICEHOTEL varies between -4 and -9 degrees centigrade, depending on the temperature outside.

Add-ons: Optional Excursions


Snowmobile Safari 1,5 hour. Guided tour, 2 persons per snowmobile. You will receive a short driving lesson before the tour begins with a short snowmobile safari in the primeval forests surrounding Jukkasjärvi village.
Departure daily: 4.30 – 6.00 pm. Assembly 15 minutes prior to departure.
Price: USD $ 175 per person 2p/snow-mobile
Supplement for 1 person per snowmobile is USD $ 90 per person

Northern Lights Snowmobile Tour with Dinner 3,5 hours. Guided snowmobile tour in search of the Northern Lights. Evening Dinner included with: sandwich with smoked salmon, traditional moose soup, coffee/tea and apple cake with warm vanilla sauce, and lingonberry juice for the meal. Slide show about “aurora borealis” as well as interesting information on these Northern lights.
Departures daily: 1/12-25/3. 7.00-10.30 pm. 26/3-20/4. 8.00-11.30 pm Assembly 15 minutes prior to departure.
Price: USD $ 250 per person 2p/snow-mobile
Supplement for 1/p per snowmobile is USD $ 110 per person


Ráidu – Reindeer Sled Safari in Sami camp. Traditional tour to a Sami camp in the outskirts of the village of Jukkasjärvi, where You will have a glimpse into the rich Sami culture and also will learn how to drive with a reindeer and sledge. You eat a traditional Sami meal in the ”Lavvo” tent by the open fire, before it is time to set off back towards Jukkasjärvi.
Daily at: 9.30 – 13.30 & 14.30 – 18.00 Assembly 15 minutes prior to departure.
Price: USD $ 235 per person

List of Hotels

Night 1


Jukkasjärvi  / Sweden

Night 2 & 3

Modern cabin next to ICEHOTEL

Jukkasjärvi  / Sweden


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