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HOTELS & RESORTS | DECEMBER 2022

ICEHOTEL, SWEDEN

In the Arctic's heart, Jukkasjärvi village is a winter wonderland. Amidst 6,000 lakes and six rivers, it hosts the annual Icehotel, sculpted from the frozen Torne River, while the midnight sun and polar night enchant the skies.

Bedroom at the icehotel photo taken by Asaf Kliger
Photo by Asaf Kliger Via icehotel.com

Within the heart of the Arctic, where the midnight sun ignites the sky with its celestial blaze during summer, and the world outside slumbers under the indigo shroud of polar night for two weeks in winter, lies a quaint village that seems to have emerged from the realms of a winter wonderland. Welcome to Jukkasjärvi, a place where nature's pristine beauty is adorned with approximately 6,000 glistening lakes and six majestic rivers, and where an annual marvel known as the Icehotel comes to life, sculpted from the frozen tapestry of the Torne River.

Bedroom Deluxe suite-Early spring at the icehotel photo taken by Asaf Kliger
ice bar at the icehotel
Photo by Asaf Kliger Via icehotel.com

This captivating masterpiece, birthed by the visionary Yngve Bergqvist in 1989, stands testament to the relentless ingenuity of the human spirit. For over three decades, the Icehotel has risen from the ground each winter, an ephemeral work of art that transcends the boundaries of imagination. But the enchantment doesn't cease with the thaw – since 2016, a year-round ice experience beckons visitors, courtesy of the cutting-edge marvel of solar panels, a feat unparalleled anywhere else on the globe.

bedroom at the icehotel photo taken by Asaf Kliger
Photo by Asaf Kliger Via icehotel.com

The crown jewel of the Icehotel realm is the resplendent Icehotel 365. Behold its grandeur: a meticulously crafted 2,100 square meters of sheer ice artistry, a symphony of frozen elegance curated by a league of masterful artists hailing from every corner of the world. Within this crystalline sanctuary lie nine Deluxe Suites that exude opulence amidst the ice, while eleven Art Suites narrate stories of surreal beauty, each hand-carved with love and dedication. The heart of this frozen oasis beats within an icebar, an ethereal creation where libations flow amidst an otherworldly aura, and an art gallery-cum-event hall that serves as a portal to a realm where dreams take shape in frozen splendor.

 icehotel photo taken by Asaf Kliger
ice chandelier at the icehotel photo taken by Asaf Kliger
Photo by Asaf Kliger Via icehotel.com

But the Icehotel experience isn't limited to the embrace of its icy chambers. Venture beyond its walls, and the embrace of nature beckons with open arms. Traverse the landscape on a bicycle, feel the adrenaline surge during river rafting escapades, or channel your inner sculptor in the mesmerizing art of ice sculpting. As the sun becomes an unwavering companion for an uninterrupted 50 days during summer, adventure knows no bounds.

As the season gracefully dances into winter's embrace, the seasonal Icehotel unfurls its enchanting narrative. Here, amidst a canvas of snow-laden landscapes, embark on a journey that unveils an array of exhilarating escapades. Glide through pristine snowscapes on skis, embrace the timeless allure of husky sledding, and lose yourself in the cosmic embrace of the northern lights. Yet, it is the promise of slumber amidst the frozen artistry that truly captures the essence of this fleeting symphony. Nestled within chambers of ice and snow, the icy cradle of dreams embraces you, a surreal testament to human imagination.

DESIGN SUITE BY BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG called a midsummer night dream
DESIGN SUITE BY BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG called a midsummer night dream
DESIGN SUITE BY BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG called a midsummer night dream
DESIGN SUITE BY BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG called a midsummer night dream
Photo by Magnus Mårding Via icehotel.com
DESIGN SUITE BY BERNADOTTE & KYLBERG | AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND - A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM

However, the Icehotel's narrative transcends mere aesthetics; it is an embodiment of the art of experience. In the heart of Jukkasjärvi, a symphony of creativity orchestrates a perpetual ballet. Over sixty ingenious minds work tirelessly throughout the year, weaving together strands of experience, ideas, and blueprints. They curate a living tapestry that intertwines the aspirations of artists from diverse backgrounds, spanning continents. From crafting bespoke ice bar interiors in cosmopolitan capitals like Stockholm and London to weaving intricate ice installations showcased at the prestigious Milan Design Week, the Icehotel leaves its indelible mark across the globe. Brands as illustrious as Chanel and BMW have succumbed to the allure of its frozen artistry, elevating the Icehotel's portfolio into a realm of international acclaim.

bedroom at the icehotel photo taken by Asaf Kliger
Photo by Asaf Kliger Via icehotel.com

So, if you dare to tread where the horizon plays a silent game with the sun, and where frozen dreams unfurl beneath the Arctic sky, make your way to Jukkasjärvi's enchanting embrace. For within the crystalline heart of the Icehotel, a symphony of ice and imagination entwine, forging an indelible memory that shall linger in the tapestry of your soul.

ICEHOTEL

Marknadsvägen 63,

Jukkasjarvi, SE 981 91

+46 980 668 00

https://www.icehotel.com/

IG: icehotelsweden

bedroom at the icehotel
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